Little Fish is a science fiction story of love and loss in a pandemic. The film was finished before the COVID 19 pandemic began, and the timing was an accident. In Little Fish, the pandemic involves NIA (neuro inflammatory affliction), which creates memory loss. It’s on Prime Video and Hulu.Continue reading “Little Fish, a love story about losing it all”
Katie Says Goodbye stars Olivia Cooke as an unusual young woman surrounded by poverty and desolation.Continue reading “Review: Katie Says Goodbye”
Life Itself is a multi-generational family drama full of love and heartbreak. It’s from writer and director Dan Fogelman, the creator of This Is Us.Continue reading “Review: Life Itself”
Modern Love lets you sit with several New Yorkers as they figure out how to love and be loved in a city that can feel pretty lonely for some.
The stories are heartwarming and sweet. Not all are romantic love stories about about men and women who fall in love, however. Modern Love attempts to show you several kinds of love.Continue reading “Review: Modern Love, season 1”
Coming from Amazon Studios is Life Itself a love story from writer and director Dan Fogelman, the man responsible for This is Us. The film will be released in September 2018. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Life Itself”
Connie Britton seldom tweets, so this tweet from her caught my eye.
The trailer for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” just came out today! So proud of this movie which… https://t.co/VTO5qKT8Xx
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) April 8, 2015
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl looks exquisite and beautiful. It’s a film about dying, obviously, but it’s also a film about making films. It was a winner at Sundance. The “Me” in the story is Greg (Thomas Mann). Earl (RJ Cyler) is Greg’s buddy and filmmaking partner. The dying girl is one of Greg’s high school classmates Rachel (Olivia Cooke).
Greg is forced by his mom (Connie Britton) to try to cheer up the dying girl.
The film is an adaptation of a book by Jesse Andrews. Andrews also did the adaptation for the film. The director is Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
The official description:
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
The release date is June 12 for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.