Ruby Sparks, starring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, recently marked the tenth anniversary since the film’s theatrical release in 2012. “I started seeing her this morning. It’s like that movie Harvey. Except she’s not a giant rabbit.” – Calvin Weir-Fields I meant to get to the rewatch ahead of Monday’s 10th anniversary. With the Hall of Fame inductions and home entertainment releases on Tuesday, I simply ran out of time. In any event, the film…"Ruby Sparks Marks 10th Anniversary"
Kenneth Branagh reprises his role as Detective Hercule Poirot in long-delayed adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. I went back and forth over whether or not I was going to watch this movie. It isn’t so much the film itself but because it’s based on a book by Agatha Christie. The thing about Christie is that she had a history of writing Jewish characters in an antisemitic way. Following World War II, Christie’s…"Death on the Nile: A Murder Is Afoot"
Jon Hamm, Annette Bening, and Adam Driver spoke about their characters in The Report during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Solzy at the Movies was one of a number of outlets to attend the press conference in September. I first saw The Report during Sundance and it’s an important film with regards for American history. In addition to the three actors, they were joined by writer-director Scott Z. Burns, producer Jennifer Fox, and former…"The Report: Talking With The Cast"
Starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital. In addition to setting up Carol Danvers as the cosmic superhero, the film also serves as an origin story for Nick Fury and Phil Coulson. BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer): Blu-ray & Digital: Alternate Movie Versions Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. Movie with Commentary – Commentary by…"Captain Marvel arrives on Blu-ray"
With Brie Larson kicking ass in the titular role, Captain Marvel gives us a new superhero as the Marvel Cinematic Universe pushes forward. The introduction of Carol Danvers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes during a very trying time. We only have an idea of who survived The Snap but so many more are out there. The ending of Avengers: Infinity War shows that both Danvers and Nick Fury previously met. This film does a…"Captain Marvel: The Superhero We Need Right Now"
With some very strong acting performances, The Report follows a Senate staffer’s thorough investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Even though the film starts with the beginning of the investigation in 2009, the flashbacks date back to 2001. Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) was tasked with researching the CIA while working as a staffer for U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. This followed a 14-1 vote by the Senate Intelligence Committee. As an…"Sundance 2019: The Report"
Despite the best efforts from a star-studded cast, Life Itself is a tonally uneven mess in spite of all the hype going into the film. Given the positive reception of the This is Us on NBC, it’s surprising to believe that Dan Fogelman could follow it up with such a dud. This film is all over the place. Seriously. The first hour of the film is New York-centered because if you don’t live in New…"Life Itself: A Tonally Uneven Mess"