CCFF: Score: A Film Music Documentary amazes

Score: A Film Music Documentary, directed by Matt Schrader, played to 60 people on Saturday morning at the Music Box Theater in Chicago. When I screened the movie on Friday afternoon, it immediately jumped to the top of my shortlist for best documentary film in 2017. Financed in part through a Kickstarter campaign, the documentary is amazing but it could be so much more. It’s only 93 minutes but with a better budget, it could…

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I Have Low Expectations for Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is the next movie to be released in the DC Cinematic Universe. Between Marvel and DC, it’s the first comic book movie to be released with a female lead. Unfortunately, that doesn’t say much because I don’t have high hopes for it’s success. Critically speaking, DC hasn’t done well of late with the exception of the Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale. We could nick and pick all we want about what’s happened…

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Jennifer Morrison to exit Once Upon A Time

Jennifer Morrison, who stars as savior Emma Swan, is set to leave Once Upon a Time should the series be renewed for a seventh season. The announcement was made through Morrison’s Instagram account. As I reached the end of my 6 year contract on ONCE UPON A TIME, I was faced with a significant decision. ABC, Eddy Kitsis, and Adam Horowitz very generously invited me to continue as a series regular. After very careful consideration,…

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The Librarians spins off into book trilogy

The Librarians, recently renewed for their fourth season, has spun off into a trilogy of books written by Greg Cox. It started with 2016’s The Librarians and The Lost Lamp. This book flashes back between 2006 and present day. With Flynn Carsen off doing who knows what, the flashbacks are the only way to keep the Librarian involved. Given the title, it’s an easy guess to say that there’s a focus on Aladdin’s lamp. The…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Awesome and So Much Fun

The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a sequel that provides just as much action and fun as the first movie. The soundtrack for the sequel is provided by Awesome Mixtape #2.  This is the last gift that Meredith Quill (Laura Haddock) gave to her son, Peter (Chris Pratt), prior to dying in the first movie. For Peter Quill, he has never known who his father is.  Lo…

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Stephen Colbert brings Daily Show reunion to The Late Show

Stephen Colbert made joined The Daily Show in June 1997. Since The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will be off the air when the anniversary takes place, Colbert is going to be celebrating next week. On May 9th, Colbert will play host to Daily Show alumni Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry. Sadly, Steve Carell will not be appearing in the episode. A number of The Daily Show‘s senior correspondents…

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Superheroes Decoded: The Origin Story

The History Channel will air the two part-documentary, Superheroes Decoded, on Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1 at 9PM ET/PT. Sunday night’s airing is labeled American Legends whereas Monday night’s second part will focus on American Rebels. The filmmakers were given access to creators at both DC and Marvel Comics, thus we are able to see how the rise of superheroes also show a parallel to America’s climb as a superpower. We are shown…

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Transgender drama 3 Generations gets new PG-13 rating after outrage

After an initial R rating for 3 Generations, a successful lobby campaign by The Weinstein Company and GLAAD as led to a change from an R rating into a PG-13 rating. This is so important because transgender youth need to be able to see the movie without having to go with their parents. I mean, their parents are more than welcome to go but I’d hate to be prevented from seeing a movie because of…

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Jeff Goldblum signs up for Jurassic World 2

Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park franchise and will reprise his role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in the follow-up to Jurassic World. Goldblum starred in both Jurassic Park and The Lost World, having taken on a larger role in the sequel. He was nowhere to be seen in the third film, Jurassic Park III, which saw the return of Sam Neill and Laura Dern in their roles as paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant and…

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C2E2 Power Rangers Panel: David Yost on Being LGBTQ Then and Now

After reading David Yost’s guest column in the Hollywood Reporter last month, I knew I had to ask a question that meant a lot to me: how are things now compared to then when it comes to being LGBTQ in Hollywood. It’s important to me because I’m a transgender woman and working to develop my own sitcom pilot (based in Chicago, of course) with a transgender lead. I asked Yost as to whether it was…

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