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Ally Johnson

Ally Johnson

It’s been something of a devastating past few following weeks for women in the film industry as everyone from Harry Knowles to Harvey Weinstein have been called out for sexual assault. It’s all been a harsh reminder of the toxic masculinity…

“When we lose our principals, we invite chaos.” What exactly that chaos is in the world of Sam Esmail’s “Mr. Robot” remains debatable. Our characters, following the humdrum fall out of season two, are back for an enlivened…

The success of season one of “Riverdale” is as surprising as it isn’t. Over the years, The CW has created a litany of popular shows, especially for a certain demographic, while also spreading their net to less familiar genres. For eve…

Having overcome the delightfully, sleep deprived hurdle that is September with a different festival happening any given week, it’s an exciting prospect to think that we’re really only just getting started. With a mix of cerebral blockbusters, festival favorites and mysterious thrillers coming out throughout the month, October won’t be any sort of dry spell, as it’ll be offering up a month of films for an array of fans. While “Blade Runner 2049” will be the popular, conversation starter, there’s no shortage of other quality films. Continue reading 12 Movies To Watch In October at The Playlist.

Having overcome the delightfully, sleep deprived hurdle that is September with a different festival happening any given week, it’s an exciting prospect to think that we’re really only just getting started. With a mix of cerebral blockbusters, festival favorites and mysterious thrillers coming out throughout the month, October won’t be any sort of dry spell, as it’ll be offering up a month of films for an array of fans. While “Blade Runner 2049” will be the popular, conversation starter, there’s no shortage of other quality films. Continue reading 12 Movies To Watch In October at The Playlist.

Having suffered a major delay in filming after an on set accident involving leading man Dylan O’Brien, the fate of the third in “The Maze Runner” trilogy was left in limbo. However, the star regained health and the cast and crew returned to set to finish off the remainder of the film. The first in the franchise, “The Maze Runner,” was met with somewhat muted appraisal, coming too soon off the heels of every other YA adaptation to not be met with some fatigue. Continue reading ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Trailer: The Trilogy Comes To A Close at The Playlist.

A master filmmaker (and no, this isn’t an argument), director Steven Spielberg has been turning out modern movie classics for decades and has contributed dozens of unimpeachable treasures to cinema. Movies will be unimaginably poorer the day he is gone. Opinions may vary on just what film is the best Spielberg film, from the landmark action adventure film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to pictures that have reinvented the way “monster movies” are presented with “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park,” to his more dramatic and weighty films movies such as “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan” “Bridge of Spies” and “Lincoln. Continue reading ‘Spielberg’ Trailer: The Master Filmmaker Goes In Front Of The Camera at The Playlist.

The narrative that we paint each and every time Adam Sandler deems us worthy to experience a “serious” (re: not terrible) performance from him needs to die. When there are so many talented and versatile performers in the world who would love to hold the clout Sandler does in Hollywood, the idea that we clamor to enthusiastically support Sandler’s non-just for the paycheck/only ever for the paycheck roles is embarrassing. Not pushing out trash on a consistent basis (with seemingly the knowledge of what it is) isn’t anything commendable. Continue reading ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Trailer: Time To Meet The Dysfunctional Family at The Playlist.

Before Blake Lively becomes a certified action heroine following  2016’s surprise, cultish hit “The Shallows” with the MMA fighter movie “Bruised”, she’s dabbling in the indie scene with the drama “All I See Is You.” Having premiered at TIFF last year, it got lost in the buzz for films such as “Moonlight”, “Lion” and “Moonlight”. Continue reading ‘All I See Is You’ Trailer: Blake Lively Gets Her Vision Back at The Playlist.

As the whirlpool of fall film festivals continue to press on, the onslaught of film news, reviews and promotion will continue. It’s an exciting time for film enthusiasts (albeit hectic) with gems seemingly being dropped every moment of the day. This excitement includes the debut poster for the film “The Final Year,” directed by Greg Barker. Not only an intriguing looking documentary on subject matter alone, it’s also a striking release amid all of the political tension (to put in lightly) taking place in the country today. Continue reading TIFF Exclusive: Poster For Greg Barker’s Obama Doc ‘The Final Year’ at The Playlist.