Alexandra Shipp and Robin de Jesús spoke with Solzy at the Movies earlier this week about the new Netflix film, tick, tick…BOOM! Netflix starts streaming the Lin-Manuel Miranda-directed film on November 19, 2021. How familiar were you with tick, tick…BOOM! when you got the script? Robin de Jesús: I had seen it in a production of the stage version that Lin-Manuel, Leslie Odom and Karen Olivo did in 2014 so I knew this show well…"Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús talk tick, tick…BOOM!"
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature directorial debut, tick, tick…BOOM!, honors the work of the late Rent creator and composer Jonathan Larson. I’m going to be completely honest. I went into this film without really being familiar with Jonathan Larson’s (Andrew Garfield) work. Well, aside from the famous song from Rent. However, tick, tick…BOOM! is a project that didn’t know anything about in terms of music or stage play. But anyway, that didn’t stop me from enjoying the…"tick, tick…BOOM! Honors Jonathan Larson"
Dark Phoenix makes for a satisfying conclusion to the X-Men series while we wait for the proper return of the mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “What you choose to do with your gift is entirely up to you,” Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) tells eight-year-old Jean Grey in 1975. While Simon Kinberg now moves into the director’s chair, he also makes up for the single worst X-Men film. It’s no easy task. For one, the…"Dark Phoenix closes out X-Men saga with a bang"
X-Men: Apocalypse may not be the satisfying third film in the series that one would like but it certainly does the job here. After being teased during a post-credits scene, we meet En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) aka Apocalypse just before the transference. The next thing we know, it’s 1983 and Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) awakens the sleeping mutant. This also launches an earthquake felt across the globe. At the same time, Mystique frees Kurt…"X-Men: Apocalypse – The Road to Dark Phoenix"
While the dog doesn’t die in A Dog’s Way Home, you’ll want to bring along some Kleenex for all of the emotional moments in this film. If you’re a dog owner, you already know about the unconditional bond of love with your four-legged friend. They come running to the door as soon as you come home because you mean so much to them. We care about them so much that it hurts when we have…"A Dog’s Way Home: Please Bring A Kleenex"
Tragedy Girls is a horror comedy that offers us a fresh comedic take to the slasher genre. Directed by Tyler MacIntyre, who co-wrote the film with Chris Lee Hill based on an original screenplay by Justin Olson, the film stars Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Quaid, Josh Hutcherson, Timothy V. Murphy, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, Kerry Rhodes, with Kevin Durand, and Craig Robinson. Sadie Cunningham (Shipp) and McKayla Hooper (Hildebrand) are best friends living in…"Fantasia: Tragedy Girls brings comedy to the slasher genre"