Tiffany Haddish’s (Girls Trip) top notch storytelling skills and infectious charisma should make here everyone’s favorite dinner guest, but in The Oath that simply may not be the case!
Set during a family Thanksgiving dinner, the story centers on Chris (Ike Barinholtz who wrote and directed the flick), a 24-hour news junkie who is incensed when citizens are requested to a sign a loyalty oath to the President. Haddish co-stars as Chris’ levelheaded wife Kai who will try to keep the peace with the relatives during their family holiday.
Things don’t go as planned, as the aforementioned dinner turns into a divisive free-for-all that leads to a knife to the heart incident and Kai getting tased! John Cho, Nora Dunn, and Carrie Brownstein round out the cast of this political dark comedy. Check out the teaser trailer and tell us what you think!
Based on a true story, Operation Finale centers on Mossad agent Peter Malkin’s (Oscar Isaac) attempts to track down and kidnap former Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley). The picture is filmmaker Chris Weitz’s first feature directing effort since 2011’s A Better Life.
“I think first and foremost we’re trying to make a good movie,” said Isaac. “We’re trying to make a movie that will be entertaining but will also be emotionally engaging, that will share in a very detailed way and incredible history that happened. There’s some incredible insight into what justice is and how to deal with the enemy and what separates that Nazi/fascist philosophy versus the humanist one – the one that is based on empathy.”
Click on the media bar to hear Isaac discuss why director Chris Weitz’s thorough research into Operation Finale led to a more creatively freeing environment:
Operation Finale, co-starring Mélanie Laurent and Nick Kroll, opens nationwide August 29.
Since its August 10 release, BlacKkKlansman has generated $25 million domestically, and the film continues its forward momentum thanks to great word of mouth from critics and audiences alike.
Jordan Peele, who directed last year’s critically acclaimed and box office hit Get Out, produced the feature. “The first thing we had to do was sort of link this project up with the right director,” said Peele. “At the top of my list was Spike Lee. I felt that this movie had so much common with Spike’s work tonally. It’s funny. It’s suspenseful. It’s powerful and it exists in this genre space and at the same time it’s a true story.”
Based on the memoir Black Klansman by former detective Ron Stallworth (played in the film by John David Washington), BlacKkKlansman is now playing nationwide.
In her new movie The Predator, Olivia Munn plays a character who wouldn’t live very long if she couldn’t defend herself. At the same time, though, her character wouldn’t have had a lot of experience with weapons. In a sci-fi thriller that stretches the bounds of reality, that kind of contrast might not be a big deal to audiences — but it was to Munn. She says that she and director Shane Black spent a lot of time figuring out the appropriate way for her character to handle guns. (Click on the media bar below to hear Olivia Munn)
Crazy Rich Asians got off to a strong start at the box office, winning its opening weekend with a $34 million five-day gross. With diversity being a strong Hollywood buzz word these days, the movie’s fortunes were being watched very carefully, and its success is being hailed as a wake-up call to the movie business. To its stars, Constance Wu and Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians is a source of great pride, and they’re excited that the film has been received so well.