21 Bridges

Chadwick Boseman had a lot of scripts to choose from after the success of Black Panther, so we’re lucky he decided to become the next Steven Seagal with 21 Bridges. The film begins with 13-year-old Andre Davis burying his patrolman father before Boseman takes over as grown-up Detective Davis – who’s facing down Internal Affairs over burying plenty… Continue reading 21 Bridges

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Continuing the aftermath of Endgame, what I noticed was how this third tier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has altered the way the stories are told. The classic Marvel way was to tell linear stories in the context of an overlaying arc. This time there are three diverging storylines told concurrently while seeded with hints of what’s… Continue reading Spider-Man: Far From Home

Justice League

After exclusively working for Marvel Comics for the better part of a decade, having created many of their recognizable properties including the Hulk and the X-Men, in 1970 artist/creator Jack Kirby was handed a contract that required him to sign away legal ownership rights. So he quit, and abruptly went to work for the competition,… Continue reading Justice League

November GA Film/TV Quick Cuts

NASHVILLE - "You're Lookin' At Country" - It's country music's biggest night of the year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville. Up for a total of 11 awards between them, Rayna and Luke's evening begins with an unfortunate hitch when Rayna stumbles upon Luke's pre-nuptial agreement documents, causing for some friction between them. Later, Avery's parents are in town for the show as Avery is nominated for a CMA Award. What should be a lovely reunion takes a turn when Avery introduces them to Juliette. Meanwhile, Gunnar and Zoey's relationship is tested and Deacon and Scarlett watch the awards from home, on "Nashville," WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mark Levine) ERIC CLOSE

After shooting scenes in Marietta, Conley and elsewhere locally, Dumplin’ has wrapped… Marvel’s Black Panther was back shooting additional scenes (or doing reshoots) during the second half of October… Come Sunday and Game Night are back in Atlanta doing a few days of reshoots… Ant-Man and the Wasp took to Savannah to shoot some scenes… Continue reading November GA Film/TV Quick Cuts

The Snowman

Based on the novel by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo, this uncultivated whodunit forgets that the motivation is essential to understanding the “who.” A profiler/detective-in-training played by Rebecca Ferguson seeks out the assistance of a veteran crime solver (Michael Fassbender) on the outs with the police force to help solve a disappearance in this snowbound contrivance… Continue reading The Snowman

January 2017 GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Ben Affleck’s long-coming Live By Night opens wide on January 13th… After opening in select cities last month, The Founder, starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, gets a wide release on Jan. 20th… The Yellow Birds, the war drama starring Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston, will premiere at the Sundance Film… Continue reading January 2017 GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

La La Land

If Nocturnal Animals is about the seeping darkness of junk culture, this one’s about that crucial juncture where American culture is about to lose its past and the gullible public is more than willing to allow it to happen. Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) stages musical dance routines to recall the glamor and allure of historical Hollywood… Continue reading La La Land

Dark Skies

Dark Skies begins with a quote by Arthur C. Clarke: “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” It’s always bugged me that most of those who buy the ancient astronaut hypothesis that assigns all architectural advancements and scientific breakthroughs throughout history to space visitors… Continue reading Dark Skies