Star Trek Beyond is a wonderful 50th anniversary present for Trekkers and movie fans all around the world, and it’s a wonderful continuation of the universe that was created by Gene Roddenberry. Unfortunately, my CinemAddicts podcast partner Anderson Cowan had an entirely different opinion of the movie and wasn’t too thrilled director Justin Lin’s crafting [...]
On episode 28 of CinemAddicts, Anderson Cowan and I review Woody Allen’s Café Society, a feature that marks the third collaboration between Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart (they also worked together on Adventureland and American Ultra). The 1930s set feature, which centers on a Bronx youth’s (Jesse Eisenberg) romance with his uncle’s secretary (Kristen Stewart) [...]
Drug stories or even tales about Pablo Escobar (i.e. Narcos and Escobar: Paradise Lost) are at an all-time high, and now The Infiltrator enters that universe with the true story of federal agent Robert “Bob” Mazur’s (Bryan Cranston) attempts to [...]
Disney’s live-action re-telling of Beauty and the Beast is one of next year’s most anticipated films, as fans are eagerly awaiting to see if Emma Watson and Dan Stevens can pull off the iconic roles of Belle and the Beast. The teaser one-sheet for the film, which co-stars Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, and Ewan [...]
Time and time again, Viggo Mortensen absolutely delivers as an actor, and his latest film Captain Fantastic is no different. The story centers on Ben Cash (Mortensen), a free thinking man who’s raised his six children in the wilderness. When tragedy strikes, he takes his family back to suburbia where a culture clash ensues.
Whether it’s a family friendly film about a giant (The BFG) or watching Tarzan swing from tree to tree (The Legend of Tarzan), there is a plethora of high profile films coming out this week. But if you’re in the mood for smaller, more intimate fare, the documentary Life, Animated should do the trick.
The Duel is a gritty Western that’s also a classic revenge tale, and considering the leads are Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth, this six-shooter is loaded with possibilities.
Texas Ranger David Kingston (Hemsworth) is assigned to spy on Abraham (Woody Harrelson), a cult leader who presides over a mysterious [...]
Seoul Searching is an unabashedly spirited homage to the John Hughes teenage comedies from the 1980s (most notably The Breakfast Club), and though the movie traverses widely tread terrain, writer-director Benson Lee and an engaging ensemble are up for the challenge.
It’s 1986, and a lively group of Korean teenagers from all over [...]
Elle Fanning delivers a standout and emotionally naked performance in The Neon Demon, director Nicolas Winding Refn’s stylized and uncompromising look at the price and vagaries of beauty.
Jesse (Fanning) is a 16-year-old with modeling ambitions and her arrival to Los Angeles leads to an extended stay at a rundown Pasadena motel (Keanu Reeves is the [...]
Released this week on DVD, The Spoils Before Dying is a six-episode miniseries which is a follow-up to Eric Jonrosh’s (Will Ferrell) bestselling novel The Spoils of Babylon. Of course, Jonrosh is a complete concoction and Ferrell infuses the pretentious and hedonistic scribe with Orson Welles-ish flourishes.
Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) is [...]