Avengers: Endgamestars Tom Holland and Chris Prattare back together again in no time flat, as they are moving “onward” with a new animation project.
Directed by Monsters University filmmaker Dan Scanlon, Onward centers on two elf brothers named Ian and Barley (Pratt, Holland) who attempt to resurrect their father only to summon just his lower torso!! The siblings have just one day to bring back the other half of their dad before the spell expires.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus chimes in as the kids’ mother, with Octavia Spencer providing the voice of the Manticore. In case you’re wondering, a manticore is a mixture of a bat, lion, and a scorpion!
With Monsters University grossing over $744 million worldwide, one would expect Onward should also be a hit for Disney and Pixar. Watching Pratt and Holland trade one liners while they screw up spells should be a diverting enough experience.Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Making Montgomery Cliftaims to take an altogether different look at one of cinema’s finest talents, as directors Robert Clift (Monty’s nephew) and Hillary Demmon diligently scoured through family archives to gain a deeper understanding of the Oscar nominated actor. Though there were tons of phone conversations (recorded by Monty and Robert’s late father Brooks) that spotlight the humor and meticulous nature of Clift, the actor’s life isn’t a question that holds a clear cut answer.
“I don’t think we were really setting out to do something comprehensive about Monty,” said Demmon. “I think we both can recognize that we were never going to know everything about Monty. We weren’t going to be able to have this comprehensive (and) definitive idea. I think in some ways it’s maybe more respectful of his legacy and of him as a human being to let some of the questions about him stay open. And to let him be read in many ways”.
Click on the media bar to hear Robert Clift talk about putting himself into the documentary, an aspect that he felt was the most challenging aspect he faced during Making Montgomery Clift.
Making Montgomery Clift is now out on Digital, On Demand, and DVD.
Along Came The Devil 2features Bruce Davison as Reverend Michael, a man who is attempting to shield his town over a demonic force that threatens to ruin his town. Laura Wiggins (Shameless) is Jordan, a college student who is concerned over the disappearance of her aunt and sister. Jordan spends some time with her estranged father (Mark Ashworth) while attempting to find answers to her sister’s whereabouts. Unfortunately Jordan’s family may be tied to this evil presence in more ways than one, and it’s up to her and the Reverend to fight this seemingly indestructible “devil.”
Filmmaker Jason DeVan infuses a ton of action in the final third of his movie, and he ensured that these scenes were heavily prepped so that the actors could perform these sequences in a seamless fashion. “It was definitely a physically demanding role as far as the screaming and crying and pushing furniture,” said Wiggins. “We did that multiple times for a couple of days, but it’s not a movie that’s just like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre where everything is traumatic, We were lucky that we got to build to it.”
Click on the media bar to hear Laura Wiggins elaborate on how, even though she wasn’t a fan of horror movies, Along Came The Devil 2 was actually a story that resonated with her.
Along Came The Devil 2 is now playing in theaters and is available On Demand.
In Trick, Omar Epps plays Detective Mike Denver, a man who shot a killer named Patrick “Trick” Weaver” after he escaped police custody. The event occured in 2015 after Trick went on a murderous spree at a costume party, but then the succeeding Halloweens he reappears and commits more killings. Is this perpetrator the same person Denver killed several years back, or is there more than one murderer in the midst?
The picture is directed and co-written by Patrick Lussier, who’s best known for the Nicolas Cage feature Drive Angry and 2009’s My Bloody Valentine. Trick’s trailer reveals that it may be a slight homage to the Screamseries, and the feature does star two Scream vets (Epps and Jamie Kennedy who plays a character named Dr. Steven). Will Trick have a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor in the storyline, or will this be a straight up horror story? Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Trick hits theaters, On Demand and digital on October 18.
The Kitchen, a mob drama starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss, hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 5 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC. Movie fans can also purchase the digital version of The Kitchen starting October 22.
Based on the DC Vertigo comic book series penned by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, The Kitchen centers on mob wives Kathy (McCarthy), Ruby (Haddish) and Claire (Moss) who take action over their own lives after their husbands are sent to prison. The feature, which made $12 million domestically, marked the directing debut of screenwriter Andrea Berloff (Blood Father, Sleepless).
Special features on the Blu-ray include a deleted scene and two featurettes (“Running Hell’s Kitchen’ and “Taking Over the Neighborhood”). The DVD version comes with the “Running Hell’s Kitchen” featurette.
Directed by Henry-Alex Rubin (Disconnect, Murderball), Semper Ficenters on Cal (Jai Courtney), a police officer and Marine Corps reservist who is the de facto leader of his group of friends (Beau Knapp, Finn Wittrock, Arturo Castro). When Cal’s younger brother Oyster (Nat Wolff) is sent to jail after a tragic bar fight, Cal hatches a plan to break his sibling out of prison.
Semper Fi’s strength lies in the palpable chemistry among the men, as brotherhood and sacrifice are the concepts explored in the feature by Rubin and co-writer Sean Mullin. Courtney delivers one of his strongest performances to date (he also starred as a soldier in 2015’s Man Down), and it’s a drama that, in my opinion, is worth a look.
Also covered on our latest CinemAddicts podcast is The Dead Center, a horror thriller starring Shane Carruth that comes out October 11 and Joker.