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Filmonik Melbourne: Long night of the short films

David Black chats about indie short film nights While the big, classy movie mags tend to concentrate on all the glitz and glamour of prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Raindance and MIFF, the true heart of the industry lies with the myriad of much smaller short movie nights that are... Show More Summary

Quick Flick Review: “Faithful” needed less Histrionics, more Subtlety

Faithful is a psychological thriller about a woman named Lauren who’s struggling in her relationship with a cheating husband. I often have the opportunity to review short films by aspiring Directors. By nature the budgets are minimal and the scripts spare. Show More Summary

3 Modern Fairytales That Give Love a Good Name

Let’s face it, the best moment in all the fairytales we’ve read as children was that when the prince finally kissed the princess and they went on to live their happily ever after. Love is an essential element of a powerful fairytale, which is why for this article we have... [Read More] The post 3 Modern Fairytales That Give Love a Good Name appeared first on The Movie Blog.

The combined top 10 movies of the 21st century

  Image source: Whether you are a working individual or a student, you probably cannot wait for the holiday season. It almost feels as if the whole year has built up to these few weeks of you (and don’t forget the family) time. Show More Summary

Call Justice League The “Justice Avengers” And Reboot Everything

Justice League is finally here and there is A LOT to dig into with this film. As a fan of these comic book movie genre films, I know that there’s a lot riding on this movie. This isn’t simply a matter of being entertained. Because it is my belief that... [Read More] The post Call Justice League The “Justice Avengers” And Reboot Everything appeared first on The Movie Blog.

The Horror Flick Chick Review: Nosferatu with… With a Live Band

Growing up there were two types of movies I always loved watching…Horror movies and silent movies. Surprisingly, I had never seen the classic 1922 silent horror film Nosferatu in its entirety. Luckily for me and my fellow Horror Flick Chick Angela, we were lucky enough to catch it last month... Show More Summary

Dragon Con 2017 Review: Here’s What You Can Expect At Atlanta’s Biggest Geek Convention

Dragon Con is one of the largest geek conventions in the nation, and this year had an attendance of over 80,000 people. I had heard a lot about Dragon Con in the past couple of years, and once was like every other Atlanta native who was wondering where all of... Show More Summary

Here’s the trailer for the new Batman movie: Gotham by Gaslight

So this trailer for the latest animated feature from the fine folks at Warner Bros. landed in my inbox today. I hesitated with sharing this info mainly because WB tends to forget to respond to my e-mails regarding requests to review their films. Show More Summary


Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his… Posted by The Movie Blog on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 It’s been a bit of time since the last MEDIA OVERLOAD but my inbox is bursting with hi-res images for some... [Read More] The post Justice League MEDIA OVERLOAD appeared first on The Movie Blog.

Innuendo – the bad twin. Twice the value!

David Black reviews Saara Lamberg’s feature debut, Innuendo and opening night Movie premieres can be quite a glamorous affair, but when the movie is an Australian, indie arthouse movie, like “Innuendo”, things can be very strange indeed!  I must say that this is the first film I’ve been to where... Show More Summary

The entire cast of Thor live performing Thor Ragnarok

This really happened. I’m super disappointed that I didn’t know about this sooner, or that my writer/producer friend didn’t invite me, but it actually happened. Somehow the crew from The James Corden show wrangled the cast of Thor together to live perform Thor Ragnarok and surprise an unsuspecting audience. Show More Summary

Jane Goodall’s Work with Wild Chimpanzees Explored

When  I taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts, I always showed the students the documentary (16 mm. film rented from the local library) “Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees.” Imagine my excitement at learning that Director Brett Morgen (“The Kid Stays In the Picture” (2002); “The Chicago Ten,” (2007);... Show More Summary

NY Comic Con 2017: The horror view

Because my husband is hugely into comics and is a big time gamer, he is guaranteed to have his badges purchased in advance for New York Comic Con. The last few years he has purchased a badge for me and I’ve gone despite the fact that I’m not too into... [Read More] The post NY Comic Con 2017: The horror view appeared first on The Movie Blog.

Lady Bird Is Greta Gerwig’s Directorial Debut

Lady Bird is the name that Saiorse Ronan gives herself (in the film of the same name), rather than her given name of Christine. The Greta Gerwig-helmed indie film was smartly written and gives Gerwig an impressive directorial debut with an equally impressive cast, including Laurie Metcalf as LadyBird’s mother,... Show More Summary

Review: Thor Ragnarok Is The Thor We’ve Been Waiting For

Thor Ragnarok is the third (and final?) installment for Thor in this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor has found himself imprisoned in a gladiatorial contest against his friend from work, The Hulk. He must fight and race against time to prevent the villain named Hela from destroying his... Show More Summary

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water Closes the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

The closing film for the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival was Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which seems destined for many Academy Award nominations this season. It also served as an opportunity to pay tribute to Michael Shannon, one of the actors in The Shape of Water, who... Show More Summary

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta’ Be Me Plays Chicago International Film Festival

Director Sam Pollard brought his hugely entertaining documentary Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta’ Be Me to the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival and spoke about the fascinating subject of this film. A host of celebrities, ranging from Whoopie Goldberg to Billy Crystal to Sidney Poitier testify to the man who was... Show More Summary

Review: Suburbicon Could’ve Been The White Version Of “Get Out”

Suburbicon, at first glance, seemed like a 1950’s version of Michael Douglass’  film Falling Down (1993). However, Matt Damon sparked a bit more intrigued when he spoke about Suburbicon in an interview. “It’s kind of the definition of white privilege when you’re riding around your neighborhood on a bicycle covered in blood... Show More Summary

Lucky Numbers – Not Just a Bad Movie…

For John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow, the 2000 film Lucky Numbers was not their finest, although they have both since made far better movies, such as Travolta’s 2013 offering Killing Season. With a 22% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Lucky Numbers grossed less than half of the amount it cost to... Show More Summary

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Honored during Chicago International Film Festival

Sir Patrick Stewart Is Honored during Chicago International Film Festival was honored with a Special Tribute night on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival. This spring, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor earned some of the best reviews of his career as Professor Charles... Show More Summary

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