The Sun Is Also A Star, a movie based on Nicola Yoon’s bestselling novel, hits DVD on August 20 and Digital on August 6.
The plot centers on a college bound youth named Daniel (Riverdale’sCharles Melton) and a young pragmatist named Natasha (Grown-ish’sYara Shahidi) who become instantly smitten with one another during one day in New York City
Although there is instant attraction between the two, will they be able to hold onto that spark and carve out a real romance? With her family being deported the following day, Natasha’s time in the U.S. may be over, placing these two lovers’ future in jeopardy. Ry Russo-Young, who helmed 2017’s underrated feature Before I Fall, is the director.
The digital features include a deleted scene (“Korean Restaurant”), alternate scene (“Five Years Later), and two featurettes (“The Chemistry of Casting,” “Love is a Universe”). The DVD edition comes with the “Love is a Universe” featurette.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood features Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth, the easygoing stunt double of actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio). Director Quentin Tarantino’s latest epic is an ode to a Los Angeles that, amidst all the glamour and sunshine, was deeply affected by Tate-Labianca murders.
“That time, 1969 when the Manson murders occured, building up to that there was the free love movement,” said Pitt. “There was a lot of hope and these new ideas floating out there. Cinema was being re-calibrated and when that event happened and the tragic loss of Sharon and others . . . what scares people and why it lasts so much today, I think, was it was a sobering dark look at the dark side of human nature. That pivotal moment was a real loss of innocence and I think that is what the film so beautifully address.”
Click on the media bar to hear Pitt talk about the theme of acceptance that’s featured in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, a trait that is embodied by Cliff Booth:
Co-starring Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood opens nationwide July 26.
The trailer to Jumanji: The Next Level offers up a new twist, as the avatar of Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson) will now be employed by the grandfather (Danny DeVito) of Spencer (Alex Wolff). Danny Glover also joins the crew as the grandfather’s friend and the inhabitar of the body of Franklin “Mouse” Finbar (Kevin Hart).
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was an overwhelming hit in 2017, as it grossed over $962 million worldwide. The key to the sequel is ensuring that this avatar based adventure doesn’t resort to the same old tricks, and having Johnson and Hart employ a different mannerism and cadence sounds like a ton of fun. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Jumanji: The Next Level hits theaters December 13.
The great news about Charlie’s Angels is that a trio of talented actresses (Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska) are headlining the reboot, which in turn is directed and co-written by Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2).
Any person who attempts to take on an “Angel” role will have her share of pressure in living up to the iconic nature of the series, but the 2000 adaptation proved Charlie’s Angels can also succeed on a cinematic level.
In my opinion one of the biggest gambles is having three Bosleys (Banks, Patrick Stewart, and Djimon Hounsou) spearhead the feature. David Doyle, Bill Murray, and Bernie Mac have each had their turn at Bosley, and giving fans a trio of options may irk a a few Angels devotee. Being a creature of habit, I was initially shook by the alteration, but Banks’ track record has me believing that change, at least with Charlie’s Angels, is good! Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) and screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love Actually) have teamed up for Yesterday, a feature that’s based on a fantastical premise.
Jack (Himesh Patel) seems to be the only one in existence who knows that The Beatles existed. When this struggling musician starts playing their songs, he becomes an overnight sensation! Songs featured in the film include “The Long & Winding Road,” “Something,” and “In My Life.” The feature co-stars Lily James and Ed Sheeran.
Click on the media bar to hear Patel discuss the “magic” of The Beatles:
Naomie Harris (Moonlight) stars in Black and Blueas a Detroit cop who captures the killing of a drug dealer on her body cam. The crime, however, was committed by corrupt cops (led by Frank Grillo), and she teams up with the one person (Tyrese Gibson) from the neighborhood who can help her.
With a price on her head from both cops and criminals, this cop is still determined to take down these crooked lawmen no matter what the price. Deon Taylor, a first rate filmmaker who directs films at a rapid clip (since 2018, his films Traffikand The Intruder hit theaters), is the man behind the camera.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!