The location and most of the cast have changed but The Afterparty pulls zero punches once the action gets going in Season 2 on Apple TV+. Much like Knives Out and Glass Onion, only a few of the first season’s series regulars return. Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, and Zoë Chao reprise their roles as Danner, Aniq, and Zoë, respectively. They’re joined by newcomers Poppy Liu, Zach Woods, Elizabeth Perkins, Jack Whitehall, Ken Jeong, Paul Walter Hauser,…"The Afterparty Is Back For Season 2 on Apple TV+"
Star Trek Beyond finds a way to take what we love about the Star Trek franchise and then break it down in a way audiences never see coming. Justin Lin is a life-long Star Trek fan so he is a perfect choice to take over for J.J. Abrams behind the camera. Meanwhile, cast member Simon Pegg is also a screenwriter for the film. One of the decisions that Pegg makes as a sceenwriter is make…"Star Trek Beyond Deconstructs The Franchise"
Star Trek Into Darkness contains as much action-packed fun as its predecessor but the problem lies in using Khan as a villain again. It’s going to come up at some point so better to get it out of the way sooner than later. We need to talk about Khan. Why was it so necessary to bring him back instead of coming up with a new villain? There’s such a big canvas to come up with…"Star Trek Into Darkness Has A Khan Problem"
Star Trek, the 2009 reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, is among the best Star Trek movies in the franchise’s cinematic history. For a few years there, the future for the franchise looked bleak. Following the box office and critical failure of Star Trek: Nemesis, a planned fifth Next Generation movie installment was scratched. Ratings plummeted quickly for Star Trek: Enterprise and the eighteen year franchise run on TV came to an end in 2005. Cut…"Star Trek: One of the Best Star Trek Movies Ever"
A headline that sounds like it can only be ripped from the likes of The Onion, The Oath is the perfect political satire for the Trump era. Imagine every American being asked to sign an oath that states: “I pledge my loyalty to my President and my country and vow to defend them from enemies, both foreign and domestic.” This is what writer-director Ike Barinholtz is asking us by watching The Oath. It’s a new political…"The Oath: Ike Barinholtz’ Political Satire Hits DVD"
A headline that sounds like it can only be ripped from the likes of The Onion, The Oath is the perfect political satire for the Trump era. Imagine every American being asked to sign an oath that states: “I pledge my loyalty to my President and my country and vow to defend them from enemies, both foreign and domestic.” This is what writer-director Ike Barinholtz is asking us by watching The Oath. It’s a new political…"The Oath: The Satire for the Trump Era"
The 2018 installment of the Fantasia International Film Festival is just around the corner. Here are some of the picks that Solzy at the Movies anticipates. One of the films I’m most looking forward to is The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot. The film stars Sam Elliott, who delivered an astonishing performance in The Hero last year, as a World War 2 veteran. Not just any old veteran but the one who…"Fantasia 2018: Four Films I Want To See"
Searching is an intense roller coaster of a thriller that takes place on entirely on computer and smartphone screens. We’re quickly caught up on the backstory of the Kim family, including late wife Pam (Sara Sohn). Watching her battle with lymphoma play out in a matter of mere moments doesn’t do it justice. There are the typical first day of school photos or piano lessons. The early minutes of the film are tame compared to…"CCFF 2018: Searching"
Aaron Katz’s Gemini is a film that should be seen as offering social commentary on media in the digital age. When Heather (Zoë Kravitz) decides she doesn’t want to work on an upcoming movie, her assistant, Jill (Lola Kirke), soon finds herself in hot water. It’s not because of anything that Jill did. In fact, it’s because of coming back to Heather’s home and finding a dead body on the ground. It paves the way…"Gemini: Lola Kirke is A Star"