Mother of the Bride: Rom-Com Arrives on Netflix

Mother of the Bride is the latest romantic comedy to make its arrival on Netflix and it adds its own twist to the rom-com genre. The premise of this film is simple: Lana’s (Brooke Shields) daughter, Emma (Miranda Cosgrove), comes home from London with the shocking news that she’s engaged to RJ (Sean Teale). Never mind that it’s going to be a destination wedding a month later in Phuket, Thailand! No, the mic drop comes…

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Short Films Roundup – Sundance 2023

A number of short films are screening during the 2023 Sundance Film Festival but the following were a select few that piqued my interest. Mirror Party (U.S. Fiction/Short Film Program 6) Following two shorts and a feature, Bridey Elliott returns to Sundance with her third short film to premiere at the festival. This time around, Elliott co-writes and stars with Angela Trimbur in a short film about two women role-playing a breakup conversation. Which reminds…

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For Your Consideration: An Awards Season Satire

For Your Consideration is a rock solid satire of Hollywood’s awards season and holds up over 15 years after its 2006 theatrical release. I knew this was a funny film when I saw it for the first time in 2010. However, my only knowledge of awards season at the time was through what I saw on TV and read in magazines. Since this time, however, I’ve become an awards voter myself. I have a first-hand…

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International Falls: Stand-Up Meets Small-Town

Two lives that are going in completely different directions intersect when one comedian checks into a hotel in International Falls. Dee (Rachael Harris) works as the front desk clerk at a hotel.  She’d rather be anywhere else but International Falls, Minn.  To be more specific, she’d rather be performing stand-up comedy.  It’s no surprise that Dee likes to talk to all the touring comedians that make their way through the hotel.  In this particular instance,…

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