Unfrosted: Jerry Seinfeld Takes On The Pop-Tart Story

Jerry Seinfeld makes his directorial debut as the Bee Movie writing team reunites for the hysterical Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story. If you’re familiar with Jerry Seinfeld as a comedian, you know he has a joke about Pop-Tarts and how its origin should be a movie. It took a pandemic to get things going between Seinfeld and Spike Feresten and their other writing partners but here we are. Better late than never, right? The only downside…

"Unfrosted: Jerry Seinfeld Takes On The Pop-Tart Story"

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is the newest addition to The Hunger Games franchise and the film is dreadfully long. The film runs just over two and a half hours, which means sitting nearly three hours in a theater when one factors in trailers. Does such a film need to be this long? Hardly. By the time the film went beyond the 2 hour mark, I was beginning to feel my…

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Offers Some Good Summer Fun

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a nice offering of escapist entertainment and some good summer fun at the movie theater. Bumblebee was a breath of fresh air for the Transformers franchise with more of a focus on heart rather than action. This film offers just as much fun as what we saw in 2018 while adding way more action back into the mix. It probably helps that Michael Bay is not sitting in the…

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Cyrano Is Designed For A Big Screen Experience

At long last, the film adaptation of Cyrano is finally opening in wide release after its initial Oscar-qualifying run in December. I had the chance to see the film in New York back at the end of November. It was part of a dedicated CCA press day featuring the cast and crew. At the time, I was thinking I would be running my coverage in mid-January. This is because the plan had been for the…

"Cyrano Is Designed For A Big Screen Experience"

Peter Dinklage talks Cyrano

Peter Dinklage spoke with Solzy at the Movies about starring in Cyrano and doing a musical at a time when Broadway was shut down. My conversation with the award-winning actor came during a dedicated Critics Choice Association press day at the start of December. CCA members had the opportunity to attend a press conference followed by a breakfast reception meet & greet and 1:1 interviews. At the time, the studio was planning for a wider…

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Toronto 2020: I Care A Lot

J Blakeson’s I Care A Lot blends a mix of comedy and thrills to deliver a satire with another strong performance from actress Rosamund Pike. Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) is a legal guardian and is the type who will take advantage of any loophole in the system.  If it means paying doctors off to have another ward of the state, so be it.  Marla is the type of woman who will rob her clients and…

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X-Men: Days of Future Past – Road to Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Days of Future Past is certainly one of the best films in the entire X-Men series and unites both the new and old casts with stakes on the line. After being set up in The Wolverine, the action starts in 2023.  By this point, the elder Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Erik Lehnsherr (Ian McKellan) have gotten over their differences.  The two of them are working together in order to save both mutants and…

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