Most actors and actresses are lucky if they get one gigantic hit during their careers, but after Betty got her first she did not rest. Her role as Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was epic, and the show was one of the biggest hits in TV history. … [Read more...] about Betty White Turns 99 Years Old, Happy Birthday!!!
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If all that sounds complicated, it is, and yet Docter and Powers and their army of collaborators contrive to make the massive dumps of information about this quasi-Heavenly world easy to digest. It's essentially just like a big Silicon Valley campus — like, say, Emoryville where Pixar is based — where everyone is super nice and polite in a corporate-culture kind of way, if occasionally a bit overzealous about rules. The latter is especially true of quota-minded Terry (New Zealander actor Rachel House), the closest the film has to a villain. Meanwhile, the New York City that Joe and 22 end up in feels extraordinarily realistic, right down to the grease on a pizza slice being dragged by a rat, and yet also congruent with the exaggerated, caricatured features of the characters. … [Read more...] about ‘Soul’: Film Review | London 2020
It only gets worse — far worse — in Chapter IV, with Fennell going to astonishing lengths both in detailing the damage done to Cassie, the efforts made to cover up and the long reach of much-delayed retribution. From its modest beginnings as a story about a young woman who gets trashed most nights, Promising Young Woman ventures boldly and very far in suggesting the extent to which sexual abuse took place and was — and is — then neatly swept out of sight, not to be mentioned again. … [Read more...] about ‘Promising Young Woman’: Film Review | Sundance 2020
Godzilla Vs. KongThe Matrix 4Mortal KombatSpace Jam 2The Many Saints of NewarkThe Conjuring 3The Suicide SquadTom and JerryThe Little ThingsDuneIn the HeightsMalignantKing RichardJudas and the Black MessiahThose Who Wish Me DeadCry Macho Godzilla vs. Kong takes place in a new world where man and monster now coexist. Monarch is leading the way to a prosperous future alongside the Titans, which in turn, is keeping humanity in check. However, rival factions that want to manipulate the Titans for war begin to rise under the guise of a nefarious conspiracy, threatening to wipe out all life on the planet. Meanwhile, on Skull Island, strange seismic activity draws the attention of Godzilla and Kong alike. Monster fans have been waiting a long time to see any footage from the movie, so hopefully this snippet means that the official trailer will premiere shortly. … [Read more...] about First Footage from Godzilla Vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, Space Jam 2 and More Revealed
MOSS: I think anytime something is elevated, whether it’s film or television, everyone else has to catch up. Right? For me, there’s nothing like the experience of going and seeing a movie in a theater. That’s something that’s completely different, and I’m not even saying big movies. I’m not talking about Wonder Woman or Christopher Nolan films; I’m talking about independent films. I think there’s something to seeing Shirley in the theater. It’s visually really beautiful, and there’s sound design that’s beautiful, and all of that. So, I think there’s nothing like it, seeing a movie in a theater. But at the same time, people can see stuff at home, and they don’t have to go out now. I think anytime good work is put out there, it does make you try harder in whatever field, whatever medium it is. … [Read more...] about Elisabeth Moss Finds “Super Rare” Female Antihero In ‘Shirley’ & “Incredible” First Go-Round Directing ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’