Review – Nomadland (2020)

By Kevin Muller

Nomadland stars Frances McDormand, in preparation for her role as Fern, lived out the nomad lifestyle for a few months prior to filming. The goal was to mimic the authentic nature of the 2017 non-fiction novel written by Jessica Bruder, which presented the lives of Americans who live their lives on the road. McDormand, who is also a producer on the project, wanted a director to bring out the beauty of the book, so she grabbed relatively newcomer Chloe Zhao, to bring levity and respectfulness to a lifestyle most of us would never be able to endure. Does it all work, or is it a bore?

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David Oyelwo’s Feature Directorial Debut “THE WATER MAN” Sets Worldwide Distribution

David Oyelwo’s family adventure film, THE WATER MAN, has been acquired by RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, for North America, and by Netflix for the rest of the world. The film is the directorial debut of acclaimed actor David Oyelowo (Selma), which he also stars in, and is produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, ShivHans Pictures, and Yoruba Saxon. In North America the film is expected to be released day-and-date in theaters and VOD on May 7, 2021 and Netflix will release the film internationally later this year.  The film had its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival to much critical praise and also opened this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival.

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 106 (Interview with Adain Bradley)

The reboot and the seventh film in the horror-slasher franchise series, Wrong Turn, is here. This reimagining follows a group of hikers straying from a trail and crossing a private land owned by The Foundation, who don’t take too kindly to outsiders. Suddenly under siege, the hikers realize they may be at the point of no return. On this episode, of the Cinephellas Podcast, Nile Fortner speaks with ‘Wrong Turn’ cast member, Adain Bradley. They discuss when a reboot is necessary, a personal wrong turn Adain made on a trip, how this movie differs from the original and the sequels, and a lot more on this episode of the Cinephellas Podcast.

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“Friends hiking the Appalachian Trail are confronted by ‘The Foundation’, a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years.”

Spider-Man : Miles Morales – PS5 Review

The wild web-slinger is back to review Spider-Man : Miles Morales on the Playstation 5. Stay tuned for our review of Astro’s Playroom, and other Playstation games coming soon in the Level Up with Cinephellas Video Game series.

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“The game is the second installment in the Marvel’s Spider-Man series, following Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018), and depicts Miles’ struggle to balance the duties of his civilian persona and Spider-Man when his new home, Harlem, is threatened by a war between the Roxxon Energy Corporation and the Tinkerer’s high-tech criminal army, the Underground.”

Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 105 (Interview with John Swab)

On this episode of the Cinephellas Podcast, Henry Hill talks with John Swab, the writer and director of the new film Body Brokers, which hits theaters, VOD, and digital on February 19th. John talks about his personal experiences as a junkie going through treatment, being used to recruit other junkies for money, and how it inspired him to make this film.

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“Brought to Los Angeles for treatment, a recovering junkie soon learns that the rehab center is not about helping people, but a cover for a multi-billion-dollar fraud operation that enlists addicts to recruit other addicts.”

WandaVision – Episodes 5 + 6 Disney+ Review

Things keep getting wilder in Westview between Wanda and Vision. Travel back in the 80s and 90s with Henry Hill and Logan Myerz as they recap the events of ‘On A Very Special Episode’ and ‘All-New Halloween Spooktacular.” New episodes of WandaVision air every Friday on Disney+.

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“Blends the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision -two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives-begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”

WandaVision – Episodes 3 + 4 Disney+ Review

The Phellas return to recap and review the third and fourth episodes of WandaVision which takes the show from the sitcom world to the headquarters of SWORD. New episodes air every Friday on Disney+.

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“Blends the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision -two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives-begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”

Review – Promising Young Woman (2020)

Logan Myerz reviews Promising Young Woman that’s written, produced, and directed by Emerald Fennell, in her feature directorial debut. Margot Robbie serves as a producer through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner and stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham. The film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Vudu.

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“A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.”

 

Dark Star Pictures to Host Free Virtual Film Festival

Los Angeles-based Dark Star Pictures and horror leader Bloody Disgusting are set to host a groundbreaking weekend event from Friday, January 22 to Sunday, January 24, 2021, celebrating the distributor’s most recent acclaimed international genre offerings. The lineup will feature selections from Sundance, Fantasia, Nightstream, and Cinepocalypse, including PVT CHAT, Koko-Di Koko-Da, Jumbo, Attack of the Demons, Dirty God, and Climate of the Hunter.

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