Rooftop Films premieres the 1970s New York City-set comedy Inspector Ike, inspired by the likes of Columbo and The Naked Gun. After moving around the world, Inspector Ike (Ikechukwu Ufomadu) relocated back to New York City. It’s here where he joined the force and became the greatest police detective. He’s not a bumbling idiot and certainly doesn’t play the role in a way that Leslie Nielsen might. Ufomadu plays the detective with a deadpan delivery…"Inspector Ike Inspired By Columbo, The Naked Gun"
A Sundance favorite, Save Yourselves!, is available for audiences to watch from the comfort of their home on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Apologies for the delay in posting this but I have been slammed with film festival coverage following the Jewish holidays. Here is my film review from Sundance in January, which feels like another lifetime ago at this point: What should be a relaxing trip to a cabin for a week without smart phones…"Save Yourselves! Is On Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital"
What should be a relaxing trip to a cabin for a week without smart phones or the Internet becomes something completely different in Save Yourselves! The film is a zany sci-fi comedy that has a lot to offer in terms of lessons. For one, unplugging sounds like a great idea in theory. Some of us unplug for 25 hours a week–myself included. It’s a great way to escape from the troubles of the day. But…"Sundance 2020: Save Yourselves!"
Late Night is a hysterically funny film that puts the spotlight on women in a comedy industry on television that is predominantly male. Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is the host of Tonight with Katherine. In the film’s universe, Katherine the only late night talk show host who is female and has her own show. She’s won many awards over the years and the film starts as the Brit becomes the first foreigner to take home…"Sundance 2019: Late Night"
In addition to unveiling their fall slate, TBS has renewed police comedy Angie Tribeca for a fourth season. The news comes during the Television Critics Association bi-annual meeting. Not only is the series, starring Rashida Jones, renewed but the fourth season will welcome two-time Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale. Is this an effort to attract some interest from the Emmy Awards voters? Maybe. In getting renewed, Angie Tribeca becomes the first of the recent TBS comedies…"TBS unveils 2017 Fall Slate, renews Angie Tribeca for Fourth Season"
Beatriz at Dinner offers intriguing social commentary as a healer takes on a business mogul at dinner and throughout the evening. Directed by Miguel Arteta from a screenplay written by Mike White, the indie film stars Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, David Warshofsky, and John Early. Beatriz (Hayek) is invited to her client’s dinner party at her Newport Beach mansion when her car breaks down. Beatriz is so…"Beatriz at Dinner: Healer takes on Business Mogul"