With all of the issues surrounding HBO Max these days, the need to focus on quality over quantity could never be more true. Thursday’s earnings call shows the direction of HBO Max and it’s not one of churning content out just to churn it out. There’s already way too much content out there. You’d be surprised how many people decide to skip the new stuff in lieu of rewatching their favorite programs again. While I…"Quality over Quantity: HBO Max, Netflix, and Disney+"
A singer-songwriter and a marine agree to get married for the benefits in Purple Hearts but things become very real after a tragedy. This film is very much in line with the Nicholas Sparks genre. It has all of the melodrama that comes with the territory. I will say that Sofia Carson’s musical contributions manage to elevate the film just a bit. If you’ve read the Tess Wakefield novel, you have somewhat of an advantage.…"Purple Hearts: A Marriage of Convenience"
Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in August 2022. All titles and dates are subject to change. Coming Soon Delhi Crime: Season 2 🇮🇳— NETFLIX SERIES When a chain of distinctly grisly murders suggests the return of a feared criminal gang, DCP Vartika heads the case under media and public pressure. Partner Track — NETFLIX SERIES Ingrid Yun fights to make partner —…"Netflix: Coming and Leaving in August 2022"
Netflix wants to launch its own Star Wars or Harry Potter-type franchise but recreating this sort of movie magic is easier said than done. The Netflix news comes by way of Reuters. “We want to have our version of Star Wars or our version of Harry Potter, and we’re working very hard to build that,” said Matthew Thunell, the Netflix vice president credited with finding Stranger Things. “But those are not built overnight.” Of course,…"Netflix Wants A Star Wars-type Franchise"
A skilled CIA operative discovers dark secrets by accident and finds a bounty on his head while assassins chase him in The Gray Man. If you’re expecting a film similar in tone to any of their Captain America or Avengers work, you can forget it. Even though they are playing in spy thriller territory, Chris Evans is playing as opposite of Captain America as he can get. The mustache here is a choice although should…"The Gray Man Asks Who Can You Trust"
The Dakota Johnson-starring Persuasion makes its arrival on Netflix as the first big screen adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. While there have been previous film adaptations, they were made-for-TV and not for the big screen. In fairness, this film did get a brief theatrical release before going to its forever home on Netflix. Unfortunately, one should not go into this film with any high hopes. I mean, it’s very telling alone with Netflix not…"Persuasion: The Jane Austen Adaptation Is Terrible"
In what is extremely disappointing news, a not-funny transphobic Netflix comedy special was nominated for the 74th Emmy Awards. Let me repeat: Emmy voters watched Dave Chappelle: The Closer and decided that Dave Chappelle delivered one of the best specials of the year. If you need a reminder, Chappelle is once again transphobic and also delves into antisemitic territory. And once again, voters watched this and decided it is worth of an Emmy. The Academy…"Emmy Voters Nominate Transphobic Comedy Special"
The Sea Beast is an epic swashbuckling adventure that manages to push the boundaries of animation to where it meets live-action. Nothing against Walt Disney Animation Studios but one could never see Chris Williams making this at Disney. It’s very different from any animated film I’ve seen before. If anything, it’s one of those films that gives The Adventures of Tintin a run for its money in a world where animation runs very close to…"The Sea Beast: An Epic Swashbuckling Adventure"
Oscar-winning filmmaker Chris Williams spoke with Solzy at the Movies about The Sea Beast and staying grounded after winning an Oscar. Williams previously won an Oscar for directing Big Hero 6 with Don Hall. He directs and co-writes The Sea Beast, which is an epic swashbuckling adventure that pushes the boundaries of animation. If there’s a world where animation meets live-action, this is that film. The film stars Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris, Marianne…"Chris Williams talks The Sea Beast, Oscars"
The sizzle reel and slate for the 2022 Netflix Family Summer have both been unveiled as June gives way to the month of July. Dates Previously Announced: May 19: The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib Following the events of The Boss Baby: Family Business, Theodore Templeton is framed for embezzlement and forced to revert back to his old Boss Baby self and crash with his brother Tim and his two nieces, brainy big kid…"Netflix Family Summer Sizzle Reel and Slate"