An Open Letter to Millennium Films Regarding Bryan Singer

Dear Mr. Avi Lerner:

I am writing this letter in regard to one of the films in development at your company. As someone who admires your contributions to genre filmmaking, especially in the past decade with The Expendables franchise and the upcoming Hellboy reboot, it is deeply concerning that you have hired Bryan Singer as the director of Red Sonja, despite him having decades of sexual assault allegations and lawsuits to his name, dating as early as the 1990s. Equally troubling is your response to the exposé that The Atlantic recently published where you cited the financial success of Singer’s latest film, Bohemian Rhapsody, as encouragement to keep him attached to the project. You followed this up by stating, “I know the difference between agenda driven fake news and reality.” This response sends a dangerous message that success at the box office negates predatory behavior of powerful men in the film industry. Continue reading “An Open Letter to Millennium Films Regarding Bryan Singer”

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“Incredibles 2” – Movie Review

“Incredibles 2,” dir. Brad Bird

Helen is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” – Movie Review

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” dir. J.A. Bayona

Four years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen and Claire return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way, Owen sets out to find Blue, his lead raptor, and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet. Life has found a way, again.

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” – Movie Review

“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” dir. Ron Howard

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

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“Deadpool 2” – Movie Review

“Deadpool 2,” dir. David Lietch

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.

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My Experience Watching 12 Marvel Movies In A Theater For 31 Hours Straight

Back in the middle of March, I heard that AMC Theatres was planning a 31-hour long marathon of films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe leading up to the first public screening of “Avengers: Infinity War.” The event was only being held in two theaters, one at the AMC Disney Springs 24 in Orlando and another at the AMC Empire 25 in New York City. Being a New Yorker myself, I was compelled to take on the challenge. Between the years of 2011 and 2016, I attended AMC’s annual 24-Hour Best Picture Showcase five times so this wasn’t something unusual for me.

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“Song of Back and Neck” – Tribeca Film Festival Review

“Song of Back and Neck,” dir. Paul Lieberstein

A hapless man seeking treatment for his crippling back pain discovers a very unusual talent and unexpected love.

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“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” – Tribeca Film Festival Review

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” dir. Desiree Akhavan

After Cameron is caught having sex with another girl on prom night, her conservative guardians send her to gay conversion therapy. There, she forges an unlikely community with her fellow teens in this Sundance-winning coming of age story.

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“Duck Butter” – Tribeca Film Festival Review

“Duck Butter,” dir. Miguel Arteta

Two women, jaded by dishonest and broken relationships, make a pact to spend 24 uninterrupted hours together, having sex on the hour. Their romantic experiment intends to create a new form of intimacy, but it doesn’t quite go as planned.

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“Cargo” – Tribeca Film Festival Review

“Cargo,” dir. Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke

An infected father navigates a zombie-riddled Australian Outback with his infant daughter. Fortunately, he’s found an Aboriginal community that may hold the disease’s cure. Unfortunately, he has only 48 hours to live.

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