Peter Pan & Wendy, now on Disney+, is the latest live-action reimagining of a classic Walt Disney Animation Studios film, 1953’s Peter Pan. Disney reimaginings of animated classics come in two forms: a theatrical release or Disney+. When a film goes straight to Disney+, there are some lesser expectations because it tells me they don’t think it could be a box office hit. Disney has both Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3 and The Little…"Peter Pan & Wendy Elevates Heroines In Live-Action Reimagining"
Actor-comedian Jim Gaffigan spoke with Solzy at the Movies about starring in sci-fi dramedy Linoleum, which is now playing in theaters. Gaffigan was supposed to talk about the film a few weeks ago but had to reschedule the press day. In the film, he stars as Cameron Edwin and doppelganger Kent. Cameron hosts failing children’s science TV show, Above & Beyond, but also has aspirations of being an astronaut. Following a space-race era satellite falling…"Jim Gaffigan talks Linoleum"
Filmmaker Sophie Kargman’s Susie Searches is an expansion of her 2020 short film and the comic thriller is a solid feature debut. I love a good thriller but there’s something about Susie Searches that makes it stand apart from other films. At first glance, this looks like a regular ol’ whodunit. But as we dive in and learn more, it becomes something completely different. You see, most films, let alone TV series, would not do…"Susie Searches – Toronto 2022"
Luca, the Italian-set film from Pixar, is now available for audiences to watch at home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. PSA: Please stick around for the credits as there is a post-credits scene. One can’t help but feel bad for Pixar on some level. This is the second consecutive Pixar film to go straight to streaming because of the pandemic. I don’t doubt that the film would have done solid box office.…"Luca: Pixar Film Now On Blu-Ray, DVD"
Disney and Pixar take us on quite the adventure in Italy when Luca comes into your homes on Disney+ as the film hits the streaming service. PSA: Please stick around for the credits as there is a post-credits scene. One can’t help but feel bad for Pixar on some level. This is the second consecutive Pixar film to go straight to streaming because of the pandemic. I don’t doubt that the film would do solid…"Luca: Pixar Takes Viewers On An Adventure In Italy"
Tesla may not mark the first time that Nikola Tesla’s story has been brought to the screen but it is certainly the most innovative version. There are so many things that a Tesla film could focus on. However, this one is presented in the most comical fashion. We get Tesla singing into a microphone! There’s no denying that Ethan Hawke can sing but it was certainly a surprise. But on a serious note, the film…"Sundance 2020: Tesla"
The Day Shall Come may be a thrilling satirical look at America’s law enforcement community but it just might leave viewers angry. Set in Miami, Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis) runs The Star of Six Farm with his wife Venus (Danielle Brooks). Shabaz has big dreams ahead for the mission including overthrowing the American government. Him and what army? Oh, right–his army of four. This is an army that includes Farmer X (Malcolm Mays), Farmer…"SXSW 2019: The Day Shall Come"
It Started As A Joke celebrates the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival as well as offering some insight into the life of comedian Eugene Mirman. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival started in 2008 as a joke. It came to be as Mirman, Julie Smith Clem, and Mike Birbiglia were drinking one night. What’s funny is that the festival was originally supposed to be a one-off. Nobody could possibly foresee what would become of it. Next thing you…"SXSW 2019: It Started As A Joke"
A young Georgia girl aims for the stars in the funny and poignant Troop Zero despite the odds being set against her every single step along the way. Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace)–daughter of attorney Ramsey Flint (Jim Gaffigan)–has big dreams that lead to outer space. We see this in the way that she looks up to the stars at night in 1977. For now, she has to settle for just being a small town girl…"Sundance 2019: Troop Zero"
From the outside looking in, the religious community that is depicted in Them That Follow could otherwise be understood to be a cult. Mara (Alice Englert) and Dilly (Kaitlyn Dever) are friends. They live in a snake-handling Pentecostal community run by Mara’s dad, the fiery Pastor Lemuel (Walter Goggins). Every now and then, they go to the local convenient store where Hope (Olivia Colman) works. Much against her dad’s dismay, Mara has an interest in…"Sundance 2019: Them That Follow"