The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion is chronicled in the upcoming feature Deepwater Horizon, and the new trailer for the film has just been released. Mark Wahlberg is Mike Williams, the electrician who escaped the tragedy that killed 11 people, and the project continues his collaboration with Lone Survivor director Peter Berg (Friday [...]
On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, Anderson Cowan and I review the Magnolia Pictures release Presenting Princess Shaw, a documentary on how New Orleans singer Samantha Montgomery (aka Princess Shaw) overcame the odds to become a YouTube sensation and a flourishing artist. Though I was a bit mixed on the movie’s execution, Montgomery’s story is [...]
Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s highly anticipated retelling of the 1991 animated classic, hits theaters March 17, 2017, and the studio has just released its teaser trailer.
Directed by Bill Condon and scored by Oscar winning composer Alan Menken (he won two Oscars for his work in the original), the picture is headlined [...]
On this week’s CinemAddicts, we start off the program with Manhattan Night, an intriguing thriller headlined by Adrien Brody and Yvonne Strahovski.
Based on the novel Manhattan Nocture, the movie centers on Porter Wren, a talented yet tabloid driven journalist who always manages to get to the bottom of a story. A mysterious, [...]
If one were to jump to conclusions, the assumption behind Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising was it would be a rehash of the original and an innocuous cash grab from Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and company. Thankfully, that’s not the case, as the sequel actually brings a fresh take to this suburban adults versus energetic college [...]
Now out on Blu-ray and DVD, Regression is writer/director Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, Abre Los Ojos) exploration of the psychological thriller.
Set in 1990 Minnesota, the storyline centers on Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke), a man who investigates the sexual abuse of a young woman named Angela (Emma Watson). Although her father is in jail [...]
Director Bryan Singer’s return to the mutant universe with X-Men: Days of Future Past was met with acclaim in 2014, and now he’s back to up the storytelling stakes with X-Men: Apocalypse. Though his latest film doesn’t reach the emotional resonance of Days of Future Past (who can top an emotionally broken down Professor [...]
Director Rob Reiner crafted one of cinema’s most affecting coming-of-age stories with Stand By Me, a movie based on Stephen King’s story The Body, and once again he traverses youthful terrain with Being Charlie. The movie comes from a personal place, as it was co-written by his son Nick Reiner and inspired by Nick’s own [...]
Director Jeremy Saulnier, whose 2013 feature Blue Ruin was met with a healthy share of acclaim, returns with Green Room, a picture which he describes as a “siege thriller.”
The story centers on The Ain’t Rights (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner), a struggling punk band that perform at an Oregon [...]
Meryl Streep has proven with Into The Woods and Ricki and the Flash that she can easily carry a tune, but in her new film Florence Foster Jenkins she’s singing a different tune. The film, directed by Stephen Frears (The Program, The Grifters), is the true story of the titular protagonist, a New York socialite [...]