Windfall: A Hitchcockian Thriller

Windfall is a solid Hitchcockian thriller that makes the best use of both location and a minimal cast during the pandemic. The least you know about Windfall, the better it is. What I can tell you is that the focus is on a CEO (Jesse Plemons), his wife (Lily Collins), and a robber that we only know as Nobody (Jason Segel). The couple is arriving to their vacation home while this guy is in the…

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The Adam Project Fits In With Amblin’s 1980s Movies

The Adam Project isn’t the second coming of Free Guy but it shows that last summer’s Shawn Levy-Ryan Reynolds combo isn’t a fluke. Every now and then, there’s a film coming out that reminds me of the movies I grew up with. In 2011, it was Super 8. This year, it’s The Adam Project. Steven Spielberg might not be behind this movie but it’s something I could see him producing in the 1980s. This is…

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The Chair: Sandra Oh is Wonderful

The Chair makes for a quick binge with a total run time of three hours and a wonderful leading performance from actress Sandra Oh. Jin-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) is the first female to take on the role of Pembroke University’s English department chair. It comes at a time that has a lot going on. One, Professor Kim wants to see to it that Yaz McKay (Nana Mensah) makes tenure. Two, she also needs to work…

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The Weekend Away: A Generic Netflix Thriller

A weekend getaway trip to Croatia ends up becoming a murder mystery in the newest Netflix movie, The Weekend Away. Sarah Alderson adapts the script from her book of the same name. Anyone already familiar with the book is at an advantage. More power to you if this is the case. The rest of us are coming in cold. Or after watching the trailer. You do you. If your like me, the casting of Leighton…

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Netflix: Coming and Leaving in March 2022

Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in March 2022. All titles and dates are subject to change. Coming Soon 800 Meters ??– NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY In 2017, Spain suffered two terrorist attacks perpetrated by young members of its community. How could this happen? This incisive series investigates. Tomorrow ??— NETFLIX SERIES Made half-human and half-spirit by accident, a young man joins a company of…

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Super Bowl LVI: Big Game Movie Spots and Trailers

Doctor Strange and Jurassic World Dominion kicked things off early on but Solzy at the Movies has you covered for Super Bowl LVI movie trailers. Some TV series trailers are also included below. Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour…

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The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window

The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window is the event murder mystery thriller to kick of the new year. Please make sure to set aside four hours before you press play. You need to set aside 196 minutes for this satirical limited series. Seriously. It’ll be over before you know it! This series was made for binge-watching, which is what I did back on January 9. In a…

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Netflix: Coming and Leaving in February 2022

Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in February 2022. All titles and dates are subject to change. Coming Soon Business Proposal ??– NETFLIX SERIES A blind date leads to misunderstandings and mishaps in this workplace rom-com.  Juvenile Justice ??— NETFLIX SERIES A tough judge balances her aversion to minor offenders with firm beliefs on justice and punishment as she tackles complex cases inside…

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Don’t Look Up Cast, Crew on Jennifer Lawrence

Writer-director Adam McKay and the cast of Don’t Look Up discussed working with Jennifer Lawrence while the actress spoke about McKay. Of all the Netflix press conferences that I’ve had the pleasure to attend, the Don’t Look Up presser was the funniest and most nerve-wrecking of them all. When you’re in the same room as McKay, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jonah Hill, there’s bound to be some nerves. I mean, you already…

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The Lost Daughter: Maggie Hits A Home Run

Maggie Gyllenhaal steps behind the camera and hits a home run in her feature directorial debut, an adaptation of The Lost Daughter. When it comes to actors stepping behind the camera to direct, there’s no guarantee that it’ll be a good film. Maggie Gyllenhaal has nothing to worry about with her feature directorial debut, which brings the mysterious Elena Ferrante’s novel to the screen. She hits it out of the ballpark! It certainly helps having…

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