Concussion: A Filtered Quest for the NFL’s Truth

Concussion focuses on Dr. Bennet Omalu, who first discovered CTE in retired NFL players, and his quest to tell the truth. I happened to notice that the film was airing on TV over Super Bowl weekend. Dysphoria was so bad in late 2015 that it was one of many films that I saw but didn’t review. As such, there’s no better time to watch it than the hours leading up to tonight’s kickoff. CTE is…

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DC’s Stargirl: The Complete Second Season

DC’s Stargirl: The Complete Second Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD and will be available to own through digital retailers. All thirteen episodes and two bonus features are included. Unlike last season, this season aired in its entirety on The CW without edits. While the Blu-ray will include a Digital Copy, it will only be available for US consumers. Based on the DC characters and created for television by Geoff Johns, DC’s Stargirl is produced by…

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DC’s Stargirl: The Complete First Season

One of the few DC series to air their run in full this past season, DC’s Stargirl: The Complete First Season is available on Blu-ray. What sets this set apart from the other Arrowverse series on the CW is the lack of bonus content.  The series started after the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover so there isn’t a bonus disc full like with the other sets.  What I can tell you is that these are…

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Zombieland: Double Tap Offers Nostalgia

Zombieland: Double Tap reunites the cast but the fact that the film uses the same formula as its predecessor can only work for so long. The core four brings about a certain nostalgia.  While they are safe from zombies and living in the White House, the fun can only last for so long.  It isn’t long before Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) escapes this safe zone with Wichita (Emma Stone) and runs off for Graceland.  Everything…

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Guest of Honour: Interview from Toronto 2019

Guest of Honour sat down with Solzy at the Movies for a roundtable interview during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.  Writer-director Atom Egoyan participated along with actors David Thewlis, Laysla De Oliveira, and Luke Wilson. Atom, can you talk about reasoning behind giving Guest of Honour a non-linear structure in terms of the story? Atom Egoyan:  That’s just the way I write.  Given the subject matter and the prismatic, sort of effect of these…

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Legally Blonde Collection arrives on Blu-ray

The Legally Blonde Collection–starring Reese Witherspoon–arrives on Blu-ray in a two-disc set containing both new and classic bonus features. Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon is the single-best thing about Legally Blonde, a comedy that has no business being as fun and entertaining as it is. After being dumped by boyfriend Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis), Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) gets the idea to enroll in law school.  Woods decides to get her revenge by applying to the…

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Arizona: The Housing Recession Gets Bloody

The wildly outrageous Arizona is the result of what happens when a disgruntled client takes matters into his own hands during the housing crisis. Real estate agent Cassie (Rosemarie DeWitt) is working to make ends meet while raising her daughter, Morgan (Lolli Sorenson).  It’s among the worst times in modern history to be a real estate agent but somebody has to do the job.  She shares custody with her ex-husband, Scott (Luke Wilson).  He’s since…

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Fantasia 2018: Four Films I Want To See

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…

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Amazon unveils Brad’s Status trailer

Amazon Studios has unveiled the official trailer for Brad’s Status. Written and directed by Mike White, Brad’s Status stars Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement and Jenna Fischer. Synopsis: When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento…

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