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.
Life of the Party, Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy, hits Blu-ray and DVD August 7 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The picture continues McCarthy’s collaboration with husband Ben Falcone, who also directed the actress in Tammy and The Boss.
The story centers on a newly divorced mom (McCarthy) who, deciding it’s never to late to get an education, enrolls in college. Gillian Jacobs and Maya Rudolph co-star in the flick which was written by Falcone and McCarthy. Life of the Party took in $51 million at the domestic box office.
The Blu-ray comes with a plethora of featurettes (“’80s Party,” “Mom Sandwich,” “Line-O-Rama,” “Bill Hate-O-Rama,” “Gag Reel) and deleted scenes. The DVD version comes with the “’80s Party” segment.
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Incredibles 2achieved a record breaking feat over the weekend with its $180 million debut. The film is now the top opening weekend grosser for an animated feature, a record previously held by Finding Dory. Coming in second was Ocean’s 8with $19.5 million. Here’s the top 10:
Incredibles 2 – $180 million
Ocean’s 8 – Flick has a solid second weekend with $19.5 million.
Tag– Comedy has subpar opening with just $14.6 million.
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Checks in with $9 million.
Deadpool 2– Comic book flick continues to rake it in with $8.8 million.
Hereditary – Horror film takes in $8.8 million.
Superfly – Remake does poorly at the box office with a meager $6.3 million debut.
Avengers: Infinity War – Feature has made over $664 million domestically, and this weekend it collects $5.2 million.
Adrift– Shailene Woodley drama makes $2.1 million.
Book Club – Jane Fonda comedy collects $1.8 million.
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!
Although Superfly is a remake of the famous blaxploitation flick that spawned an iconic soundtrack from Curtis Mayfield and launched the career of Ron O’Neal, this version won’t be a rehash of the original. Location plays a pivotal role in the film, and lead actor Trevor Jackson, who plays Priest, sees Atlanta as the perfect locale.
“I feel like ’70s New York was the popping spot at that time, but like now every one’s in Atlanta,” said Jackson. “Everything is shooting in Atlanta. Everybody has a home in Atlanta. It’s the mecca for music, it’s the mecca for acting, it’s the mecca for a lot of things. I think it’s the best place to do it.”
Click on the media bar to hear Jackson talk about his thoughts on the original Superfly and why he also appreciates the remake:
Superfly, co-starring Jason Mitchell, is now playing nationwide.