Fast Colorcenters on Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a recovering drug addict who returns home to reunite with her mother (Lorraine Toussaint) and daughter (Saniyya Sidney). This isn’t your average family drama, however, as Ruth along with her family possess supernatural abilities.
“I love the fact that the film, as a whole, is really set in this very grounded, gritty world,” said Mbatha-Raw. “It’s about three generations of women of color who have these special powers and also are mothers. When I realized it’s not really at all a conventional superhero film. There’s no capes, there’s no suits. It’s not about destruction and weapons and the more typical more masculine style of superhero movie. They’re mothers – I’d never seen a superhero who was a mother before.”
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Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) was noticeably absent from Avengers: Infinity Warbut now he’s back with Avengers: Endgame. This time out Hawkeye, like the rest of the world, is a changed person. Thanos’ tragic actions has affected Hawkeye’s own life, and now he’s changed his moniker to Ronin.
That being said, being a loner is not exactly the Avengersexperience, and Renner relished the part of working with his colleagues once again.
“That’s the best part of this movie because I’ve been with everybody for so long it’s all pretty much like family,” said Renner. “It’s the best part of the movie.”
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Directed by Deon Taylor (Traffik), The Intruder centers on a couple (Michael Ealy, Meagan Good) who buy their dream domicile in the Napa Valley with designs of having children. The previous owner (Dennis Quaid) won’t let his old property go, however, and he continues to insinuate himself into their lives! In the 2003 flick Cold Creek ManorQuaid played the homeowner who becomes harassed, and now he gets to play the villain!
The Intruder, from Good’s vantage point, is not a fantastical tale. “Because it’s real,” said Good. “There’s a real possibility that something like that could happen and people could have that type of psychological breakdown.”
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Breakthrough is the true story of Joyce Smith (This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz), a mother whose adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) is in serious condition after falling in an icy Missouri lake. Though the odds of John surviving the incident are slim, Joyce refuses to give up and prays for her son’s recovery. Grant Nieporte, who scripted the Will Smith feature Seven Pounds, is the screenwriter for the feature which is directed by Roxann Dawson.
“The through lines for me were so important,” said Metz. “We’re all purposeful. We’re all loved, and that we’re all stronger truly together than we are apart. Collective consciousness in positive forms, like prayer, is so powerful.”
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Breakthrough, co-starring Josh Lucas, hits theaters April 17.
Long Shotcenters on Fred (Seth Rogen), an average Joe who may have a “shot” at romancing his childhood crush Charlotte (Charlize Theron). Hired to be her speechwriter as she eyes the presidency, Fred must balance a possible romance while ensuring he doesn’t get Charlotte in hot water.
“You can fake it,” said Rogen about generating chemistry with his co-stars. “It is highly fakeable. We do like each other but I’ve had good chemistry with people I don’t like very much. It’s a bonus that we also do like each other (laughs).”
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Last week’s biggest showbiz buzz was produced when Disney released its new trailer for the 9th Star Wars movie, one that also officially announced the film’s title, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Director J.J. Abrams, who also directed The Force Awakens four years ago, says he felt a lot more pressure with the new movie. Why? Because people are counting on him to wrap up the Star Wars saga in a way that will satisfy at least three generations of fans. (Click on the media bar below to hear J.J. Abrams)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20, but you can take a look at the trailer that’s causing such a stir right here.