Alison Brie

Coming Soon – GLOW

by Alan Rapp on May 17, 2017

in Nework & Cable TV News 

  • Title: GLOW
  • IMDb: link

Based on the real women’s professional wrestling promotion of the 1980s, here’s the first look at Netflix’s upcoming show GLOW starring Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Britney Young, and Britt Baron. Season One will be available on Netflix on June 23rd.

Everything is Awesome

by Alan Rapp on February 8, 2014

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: The LEGO Movie
  • IMDB: link

The LEGO MovieWith a mix of stop-motion and CGI effects (some purposely cheesy enough to show you the string holding figures in frame) The LEGO Movie delivers an energetic and enjoyable story with a nice message for kids. A cynical person would note that the film is basically a 100-minute commercial to sell the various (mostly over-priced) specialized sets and figures that make up the LEGO franchise. However, the movie (for the most part) puts the story and characters first while also promoting the basic message of the building blocks that allow you to build anything you can imagine.

Beginning with an awkward opening scene involving a wizard (Morgan Freeman), the film’s villain Lord Business (Will Ferrell), and a prophecy about “The Special,” the movie gets off to a bit of a shaky start (although it does eventually backtrack to put the events into context). Jumping years in the future we’re introduced to our hero, unremarkable construction worker Emmet Brickowoski (Chris Pratt), who finds the mythical Piece of Resistance which can prevent Business’ plans of destruction.

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