Quality over Quantity: HBO Max, Netflix, and Disney+

With all of the issues surrounding HBO Max these days, the need to focus on quality over quantity could never be more true. Thursday’s earnings call shows the direction of HBO Max and it’s not one of churning content out just to churn it out. There’s already way too much content out there. You’d be surprised how many people decide to skip the new stuff in lieu of rewatching their favorite programs again. While I…

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Gutsy: Clintons Join Visionaries Program – Toronto 2022

Both Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton will showcase their new Apple documentary series, Gutsy, during TIFF 2022. TIFF announced that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will showcase their new Apple documentary series Gutsy, based on The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience and produced by their production company HiddenLight, as part of TIFF’s Industry Conference Visionaries program. The Visionaries program at TIFF’s Industry Conference offers inspirational keynotes from distinguished…

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Cha Cha Real Smooth Is Not Realistic

Cha Cha Real Smooth makes its arrival on Apple TV+ but the film is the least realistic movie ever written about Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties. There is a pecking order of people receiving Bar and Bat Mitzvah party invitations. I know this because of my own experiences growing up as a Jew and attending so many of them during 6th through 8th grade. Maybe things have changed in recent years but this holds true…

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Schmigadoon: Season 2 Follows 60s, 70s Musicals

Apple TV+ officially announced the season two renewal of Schmigadoon! as the series will progress forward to 60s and 70s musicals. The streamer announced that its hit AFI Award-winning musical comedy series Schmigadoon! has been renewed for a second season and will return with new original musical numbers from creator and executive producer Cinco Paul. Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane…

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Daniel Pemberton talks The Afterparty, Slow Horses

Daniel Pemberton spoke with Solzy at the Movies about scoring The Afterparty and writing “Strange Game” with Mick Jagger. It’s been a busy year for Pemberton’s TV work as he scored a pair of Apple TV+ series, The Afterparty and Slow Horses. In addition to these two shows, he also scored Welcome to Earth for National Geographic/Disney+. On the movie front, you can currently hear his work in The Bad Guys and in the upcoming Enola…

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There Is Too Much Streaming Content Being Made

Between film, television, and streaming services, there is simply way too much streaming content getting released for public consumption. It’s all too much as The Beatles guitarist George Harrison once sang. According to a piece in Variety, a Nielsen report states that there are 817,000 unique titles across both TV and the various streaming services as of February 2022. The number is up 26% from 646,000 titles in December 2019. It’s enough to feel overwhelmed–I…

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The Afterparty Renewed For Season 2 on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has renewed The Afterparty for season 2–with Tiffany Haddish returning–ahead of the first season finale launching on Friday. Detective Danner, played by Tiffany Haddish, is back on the case! Apple TV+ today announced an early season two renewal of The Afterparty, the broadly acclaimed and hit murder-mystery comedy series from Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord, and TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television. The news arrives…

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Lincoln’s Dilemma Explores Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s Dilemma is a four-part documentary series now streaming on Apple TV+ and based on Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times. “Before the Civil War, the states were all separate. People used to say ‘United States are.’ Wasn’t until the war ended, people started saying ‘The United States is.’ Under Lincoln, we became one nation.” – Benjamin Franklin Gates, National Treasure: Book of Secrets There certainly have been no shortage of films, documentaries, and books…

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The Afterparty: One Of The Best New Comedy Series

Launching on January 28 with its first three episodes, The Afterparty is one of the best new comedy series to arrive this year. My interest is automatically piqued whenever I hear that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are attached to a new project. Knowing their previous work, it also comes with an incredibly high bar of expectations. This comedy series is no exception especially with the talented cast. What I love about it isn’t just…

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Phil Lord, Chris Miller talk The Afterparty

Oscar-winning filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller spoke with Solzy at the Movies about their new Apple TV+ comedy series, The Afterparty. The Afterparty is a murder mystery comedy series but each episode is told in the form of a movie genre with accompanying visuals to match the character’s perspective. Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou and Dave Franco star in the series. Miller serves as showrunner,…

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