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SCRAMBLED Interview w/ Filmmaker Leah McKendrick

“A thirty-something eternal bridesmaid goes on an empowering, and often hilarious, journey of self-discovery.” I had the opportunity to chat with Leah McKendrick, the director/writer/star of the new comedy, “Scrambled”.

This is an early favorite film, and it was such an honor to have an emotional and fun conversation with her about a film that meant so much to me. We discussed things she wanted to highlight about her personal egg freezing journey, the importance of being a supportive friend, and much more!

Be sure to watch “Scrambled” in theaters February 2, 2024.

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CHAD Season 2 Interview w/ Nasim Pedrad

“Chad” is a comedy series that that follows a Persian teenage boy during high school as he desperately tries to fit in, cope with his mother’s dating life and reconcile his cultural identity.

In this bucket list interview, I get to chat with the multi-talented Nasim Pedrad. She’s the creator and star of “Chad”. We discuss the second season of the series that has found a new home at Roku! In the interview we talk about some our favorite storylines in the new season, trying to fit in during High School, the much need relatable Persian representation, and so much more in the fun conversation!

All episodes of “Chad” are currently streaming on Roku! Be sure to watch both seasons and the full interview below!

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ROLE PLAY Interview w/ Kaley Cuoco & David Oyelowo

“Emma (Kaley Cuoco) has a wonderful husband and two kids in the suburbs of New Jersey. She also has a secret life as an assassin for hire, a secret that her husband Dave (David Oyelowo) discovers when the couple decide to spice up their marriage with a little role play.”

I got a chance to speak with the amazingly talented and super fun Kaley Cuoco and David Oyelowo about their new action comedy, “Role Play”. Before the interview started Kaley gave me the best compliment and from there it was just lots of laughs. But there’s even more hilarity in their new movie.

Be sure to watch “Role Play” when it’s available to stream on Prime Video January 12.

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Movie Review: “Wonka”

This week I review the prequel that is based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “Wonka” tells the colorful story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. Find out if the film was a tasty treat or spoiled candy.

“Wonka” opens in theaters on December 15, 2023.

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SALTBURN Interview w/ Academy Award Winner Emerald Fennell

Emerald Fennell won her first Oscar for the 2020 mystery, drama “Promising Young Woman”. Now she brings us another twisted story, this time about a lower-class outsider, desperate to fit in with his rich classmates. I had the opportunity to speak with Fennell about her new thriller, “Saltburn”.

“Saltburn” opens in theaters November 17.

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Movie Review: “The Other Zoey” is a Feel-Good Rom-Com

As the leaves start to fall and the weather gets cooler, a wave of heavy dramas begins to preoccupy the box office. That’s right, it’s awards season! Us critics, usually get excited as this is equivalent to our football season. But it’s nice to get a break from all those intense storylines and be treated to a heartwarming romantic comedy. Especially, one with a charming cast and enchanting love triangle.

Director Sara Zandieh brings us this sweet story that follows Zoey Miller (Josephine Langford), a smart and somewhat cynical college student who believes finding “the one” involves science, not love. She thinks rom-coms like “Notting Hill” and “Say Anything” are idiotic and unrealistic. She even created an app that will statistically find your perfect match. But when the school’s soccer stud, Zach (Drew Starkey) gets amnesia and mistakes Zoey as his girlfriend, she unexpectedly gets caught in a love triangle between Zach and his cousin, Miles (Archie Renaux). Zoey and Miles share similar interests, but do Zoey and Zach share more chemistry?

“The Other Zoey” is almost nostalgic, referencing classic romantic comedies, while also bringing back that comfort and joy we’d feel from watching 90’s movies like “While You Were Sleeping”. It’s also nice to see stars like Andie MacDowell and Heather Graham in the rom-com setting again. The real gem is the spark that forms between Langford and Starkey. It’s hard to imagine her with anyone other than Hero Fiennes Tiffin (from the “After” series), but it’s nice to see her involved in a more wholesome relationship, even if she’s juggling two different guys.

From a distance this appears to be to be another well produced love story that could stream on Netflix, but if you take a deeper look, you will find the talented leads and quirky plot is worthy of a relaxing and fun trip to the theaters. Best of all, Zandieh provides a message about love that everyone can relate to. If we’ve only grown up around broken relationships, it’s hard not to think so critically about love. As a way to protect ourselves from heartache, we try to be logical and remove the romance part of a relationship when looking for our person. However, if you can let go of that control and lead with your heart, instead of your head, you’re more likely to FALL in love rather than FIND it.

“The Other Zoey” is a familiar but cute and entertaining tale of how opposites attract. Highly recommend everyone go see this delightful romantic comedy.

Rating: B+

THE OTHER ZOEY

Opens in Theaters October 20 & On Demand November 10.

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YOU ARE SO NOT INVITED TO MY BAT MITZVAH Interview w/ Director Sammi Cohen

“You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” follows Stacey Friedman as she prepares for her bat mitzvah, but her plans comedically unravel and threaten to ruin the event. I got a chance to speak with the director, Sammi Cohen to discuss this new coming-of-age film. We talked about friendships, hardest part of being a teenage girl, and more!

Check out the interview and movie when it streams on Netflix August 25th! It is easily one of my favorite films of the year.

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NEVER HAVE I EVER Final Season Interview w/ Cast

“Never Have I Ever” is a coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. The series stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi, an overachieving high school student who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. “Never Have I Ever” is created by executive producers, Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, with Fisher serving as the showrunner.

I got a chance to sit down with the stars of the show Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Lee Rodriguez & Ramona Young to discuss the 4th and final season. Watch the full interview and the final season when it premieres on Netflix on June 8th!

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XO, KITTY Interview w/ Anna Cathcart, Anthony Keyvan, Gia Kim, Sang Heon Lee, & Minyeong Choi

“Teen matchmaker Kitty Song Covey thinks she knows everything there is to know about love. But when she moves halfway across the world to reunite with her long-distance boyfriend, she’ll soon realize that relationships are a lot more complicated when it’s your own heart on the line.”

I spoke with the stars of the new Netflix series, “XO, Kitty”. We discussed where they would need to go to connect with one of their parents, the music that reminds them of their teen years, and what skill they feel they are best at.

Check out this fun chat and the show when it premieres on Netflix on May 18!

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Movie Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”

After so many Marvel misses, this one might be their first hit in a while. This week in Feature Flix, I share my thoughts on the highly anticipated third installment of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” opens in theaters May 5

Rating: A

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