Kodi Smit-McPhee talks Oscars, Matt Reeves

Kodi Smit-McPhee spoke with Solzy at the Movies about getting an Oscar nomination for The Power of the Dog and working with Matt Reeves again. The Oscar nominated actor also discussed what keeps him grounded and how things are with fellow Supporting Actor nominee Jesse Plemons. He also discusses what it’s like to see the real Benedict Cumberbatch during awards season. Finally, Smit-McPhee talks about Matt Reeves and The Batman. Would he be open to…

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The Power of the Dog: Cast Talk Production Pause

During an exclusive CCA press conference for The Power of the Dog, the cast discussed getting back to work after the production shutdown. Writer-director Jane Campion, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, cinematographer Ari Wegner, editor Peter Sciberras, and producer Tanya Seghatchian participated in the hour long press conference. Earlier during the press conference, Cumberbatch discussed some of the skills he learned for the shoot. Among them was learning to be an asshole.…

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The Power of the Dog Is Gorgeously Shot

The Power of the Dog features gorgeously shot cinematography and splendid performances in Jane Campion’s 1925-set Western. I cannot say enough good things about the film. The acting is top-notch. Benedict Cumberbatch delivers what may very well be the best performance of his career. Kirsten Dunst isn’t too bad herself! However, it’s Kodi Smit-McPhee coming through as the film’s surprise MVP. At first, Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Peter Gordon (Kodi Smit-McPhee) don’t get along.…

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Dolemite Is My Name: Eddie Murphy Is Back

Eddie Murphy is back in classic form with the release of Dolemite Is My Name whether or not it is intended to serve as a comeback vehicle. What you should probably know going into the film is that Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) decided to change up his comedy/music career because of Rico, a homeless man.  When the film starts out, Moore is working at Dolphin’s of Hollywood and begging a DJ (Snoop Dogg) to…

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Dark Phoenix closes out X-Men saga with a bang

Dark Phoenix makes for a satisfying conclusion to the X-Men series while we wait for the proper return of the mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “What you choose to do with your gift is entirely up to you,” Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) tells eight-year-old Jean Grey in 1975. While Simon Kinberg now moves into the director’s chair, he also makes up for the single worst X-Men film.  It’s no easy task.  For one, the…

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X-Men: Apocalypse – The Road to Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Apocalypse may not be the satisfying third film in the series that one would like but it certainly does the job here. After being teased during a post-credits scene, we meet En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) aka Apocalypse just before the transference.  The next thing we know, it’s 1983 and Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) awakens the sleeping mutant.  This also launches an earthquake felt across the globe.  At the same time, Mystique frees Kurt…

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Alpha: The Battle for Survival

Alpha may be about man’s best friend but because of the plot at hand, the film is going to draw well-deserved comparisons to The Black Stallion. There are some great visuals in this story set 20,000 years ago but they don’t play so well in 3D.  I had no issue in watching this film play out on the IMAX screen but it doesn’t need to be in 3D.  The were no big fights or anything…

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