John Cho, seen last year in the evocative and visually sumptuous film Columbus, may have another excellent film under his belt with Searching. The latest trailer suggests a twisty Hitchcockian thriller that also owes a debt to the found footage genre, and hopefully first time feature filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty brings us an effective, nail biting thriller.
The story centers on David Kim, a man who is desperately “searching” for his missing 16-year-old daughter (Michelle La). Without one credible lead from the police after 37 hours, David takes matters into his own hands and scours his daughter’s laptop for answers.
Actor Jeremy Renner, known to millions as Avengers member Hawkeye, has also starred in such critically acclaimed work as The Hurt Locker, The Arrival, and most recently Wind River. Now he tries his hand at comedy in Tag, the true story of a group of friends who take a seemingly innocuous game to the limit.
“(Tag) is rooted in truth (and) rooted in situations,” said Renner. “I think if it’s just the words that are funny, maybe I’m not your dude. Maybe if it’s sort of character traits and character work, then maybe I can take a stab at it. I just had a lot of fun doing it.”
Click on the media bar to hear Renner talk about how director Jeff Tomsic (Broad City) made a game of tag into a visually interesting film.
Tag, co-starring Jon Hamm and Ed Helms, is now playing nationwide.
The character of Ant-Man has come a long way from its last stand-alone movie — after all, it was an origin story. With a new movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp, on the way, Paul Rudd says you’ll see a much different, more highly evolved character on the screen. (Click on the media bar below to hear Paul Rudd)
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens July 6 in theaters everywhere.
Tiffany Haddishand Lil Rel Howery were co-stars on The Carmichael Showand now they are back together with the basketball comedy Uncle Drew. Their bond, however, was formed way before their latest collaborations.
“I’ve worked with him for years now,” said Haddish. “And we’ve known each other for years and it’s basically a dream come true because we always said we were going to work together in some kind of capacity, some kind of way. We have accomplished that goal, for sure. We continue to work together in different capacities, whether it be husband and wife, ex-husband and wife, brother and sister, boyfriend and girlfriend. We always have a good time.”
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Uncle Drew, featuring Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving, opens nationwide June 29.
With a name like Ocean’s 8, the film may sound like a sequel, but it’s not. For Sandra Bullock, that’s probably a good thing. She’s only done two sequels in her long Hollywood career, and both have been savaged by critics. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Glamorous earned a paltry 34 score on Metacritic.com, and the New York Times review said that Bullock looked “as if she would rather be shoveling pig waste.” But even that pales in comparison to the reviews for Speed 2: Cruise Control, which had a Metacritic score of just 23. After filming had wrapped, Bullock knew she had a stinker on her hands, but she still had to go out and promote the movie. It wasn’t easy, but she says it taught her some valuable lessons. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sandra Bullock)
Ocean’s 8, with a critics’ score higher than Speed 2 and Miss Congeniality 2 combined, is now playing in theaters everywhere.
Incredibles 2achieved a record breaking feat over the weekend with its $180 million debut. The film is now the top opening weekend grosser for an animated feature, a record previously held by Finding Dory. Coming in second was Ocean’s 8with $19.5 million. Here’s the top 10:
Incredibles 2 – $180 million
Ocean’s 8 – Flick has a solid second weekend with $19.5 million.
Tag– Comedy has subpar opening with just $14.6 million.
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Checks in with $9 million.
Deadpool 2– Comic book flick continues to rake it in with $8.8 million.
Hereditary – Horror film takes in $8.8 million.
Superfly – Remake does poorly at the box office with a meager $6.3 million debut.
Avengers: Infinity War – Feature has made over $664 million domestically, and this weekend it collects $5.2 million.
Adrift– Shailene Woodley drama makes $2.1 million.
Book Club – Jane Fonda comedy collects $1.8 million.