Even though it experienced over a 67% decrease in its second weekend, Suicide Squad was still the top performer at the box office, beating out Sausage Party and Pete’s Dragon with $43.7 million. Made for just $19 million, Sausage Party was also a huge winner and thanks to strong word of mouth [...]
The Star Wars universe continues with the December 16 release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the picture is in good hands with Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) at the helm.
That being said, telling the story of a brave group of heroes attempting to take down the [...]
Now out on Blu-ray and DVD, A Hologram for the King stars Tom Hanks and is based on The New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Eggers. Hanks reunites with Cloud Atlas co-director Tom Tykwer for the film, and their collaboration is once again a creative success (unfortunately the film made just $4.1 million at [...]
Hell or High Water is a neo-Western is as gritty and dusty as the day is long, and thanks to inspired performances from its four co-stars and a first rate script from Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan, this flick should be feted come Oscar nominations time.
Toby (Chris Pine) is a father who’s about to have [...]
Dwayne Johnson is setting sail for a grand adventure, but this time it’s not a big budget action flick or a comedy. The animation world is calling, as Moana centers on an adventurous teen (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) who ventures across the Pacific on a mission to save her people. A mighty demigod named [...]
Suicide Squad received absolutely horrible reviews, but the film proved that critics really don’t matter as its $135.1 million debut set the record for best August launch ever. The previous record was for Guardians of the Galaxy, which took in $94.3 million, and Suicide Squad easily bested that mark. Unfortunately, Jennifer Garner and Kevin Spacey’s [...]
Now out on DVD, Guernica (R, 110 minutes, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) centers on Henry (James Darcy), a cynical American journalist living in l930 Spain. Covering the Spanish Civil War has taken a toll on his spirit, and now he’s more than happy to fabricate a story even if it ensures his own safety. Even [...]
Charles Mingus’ seminal composition “Scenes in the City” is the perfect marriage of music and the spoken word, as actor Mel Stewart plays a New York City denizen with undying love for jazz. Though mired in financial difficulties and universal problems that may never go away, his spirits are lifted once Miles Davis or Charlie [...]
Producer/writer Michael Schur (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation) creative hot streak will hopefully continue with The Good Place, a story that centers on a woman named Eleanor who, after she dies, enters the “good place.” Ted Danson is Michael, an architect of the aforementioned world who may have made a mistake as Eleanor might [...]
Two excellent films are hitting select theaters this week, and if you’re a fan of nuance and beautifully rendered, evocative dramas, then The Little Prince and Little Men should be up your alley.
Directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), The Little Prince is inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s [...]