John Cho, seen last year in the evocative and visually sumptuous film Columbus, may have another excellent film under his belt with Searching. The latest trailer suggests a twisty Hitchcockian thriller that also owes a debt to the found footage genre, and hopefully first time feature filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty brings us an effective, nail biting thriller.
The story centers on David Kim, a man who is desperately “searching” for his missing 16-year-old daughter (Michelle La). Without one credible lead from the police after 37 hours, David takes matters into his own hands and scours his daughter’s laptop for answers.
Actor Jeremy Renner, known to millions as Avengers member Hawkeye, has also starred in such critically acclaimed work as The Hurt Locker, The Arrival, and most recently Wind River. Now he tries his hand at comedy in Tag, the true story of a group of friends who take a seemingly innocuous game to the limit.
“(Tag) is rooted in truth (and) rooted in situations,” said Renner. “I think if it’s just the words that are funny, maybe I’m not your dude. Maybe if it’s sort of character traits and character work, then maybe I can take a stab at it. I just had a lot of fun doing it.”
Click on the media bar to hear Renner talk about how director Jeff Tomsic (Broad City) made a game of tag into a visually interesting film.
Tag, co-starring Jon Hamm and Ed Helms, is now playing nationwide.
Tiffany Haddishand Lil Rel Howery were co-stars on The Carmichael Showand now they are back together with the basketball comedy Uncle Drew. Their bond, however, was formed way before their latest collaborations.
“I’ve worked with him for years now,” said Haddish. “And we’ve known each other for years and it’s basically a dream come true because we always said we were going to work together in some kind of capacity, some kind of way. We have accomplished that goal, for sure. We continue to work together in different capacities, whether it be husband and wife, ex-husband and wife, brother and sister, boyfriend and girlfriend. We always have a good time.”
Click on the media bar to hear Haddish discuss how she relates to Jess, the character she plays on Uncle Drew:
Uncle Drew, featuring Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving, opens nationwide June 29.
Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin return for another round of drug war storytelling with the highly anticipated Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Sicarioscreenwriter Taylor Sheridan, who received acclaim for his directing debut Wind River, also penned the sequel.
With all the explosions and killings that are bound to happen, Sicario: Day of the Soldado still has space for character driven storytelling.
“That was the tricky thing about this film,” said Del Toro. “How do we get this evolution . . . because this movie takes place in real time. It’s short (the movie takes place within a 3-4 day period) and packed with action. It’s packed with all kinds of interesting stuff. I think the movie has a great balance of the thriller (elements) and character (development). It’s a good balance.”
Click on the media bar to hear Del Toro praise teenage actress Isabela Moner, who may be one of the biggest surprises to come out of the film:
Sicario: Day of the Soldado opens nationwide June 29.
If you’re passionate about canines, Dog Days should be a movie that’s on your radar. The Los Angeles set comedy, directed by How To Be A Latin Loverfilmmaker Ken Marino, boasts an all-star cast (Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev, Adam Pally, Tig Notaro, Ron Cephas Jones) and actually looks promising thanks to its just released trailer.
Dog Days feels like a homage to late filmmaker Garry Marshall’s ensemble driven comedies Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and New Year’s Eve. Marino proved with How To Be A Latin Lover that he can offer up a light touch to comedy while still injecting a bit of subversive humor into the mix, and hopefully that element will also be a part of Dog Days. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Director Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has reinterpreted his share of iconic work over the years, and now he’s the maestro behind the live action adventure Dumbo. The storyline centers on how a former circus star named Holt (Colin Farrell) and his kids (Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins), care for a newborn elephant who has the power to fly. Danny DeVito co-stars as circus owner Max Medici, with Michael Keaton co-starring as entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), the creator of Dreamland.
The just released teaser trailer suggests a movie that should pull on our heart strings, and one has to hope that this film reaches the emotional heights of such previous Burton work as Edward Scissorhands and Big Fish.
Co-starring Eva Green, Dumbo hits theaters March 29, 2019. Check out the teaser trailer and tell us what you think!