Guy Ritchie, whose last movie was Aladdin (yes, that Aladdin, the live-action version starring Will Smith as the blue genie) is finally back to his former self/wheelhouse. His latest crime drama/comedy, The Gentlemen, is reminiscent of his earlier work such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. All of Ritchie’s trademarks are back, including high-speed photography and… Continue reading The Gentlemen
Aside from The Jungle Book, the live action Disney remakes have been duds. They range from unnecessary (Beauty and the Beast) to extremely disappointing (Cinderella). So, going into Tim Burton’s spin on the animated classic Dumbo it’s only natural to have a healthy dose of skepticism, but what we have here is by far the… Continue reading Dumbo
Neither the office-bound crackerjack defense attorney he’s reputed nor the wildly mercenary revolutionary he’s perceived, Denzel Washington straddles the awkward and the intense as Roman J. Israel, a stammering, low-rent legal crusader. In his off time Israel listens to Gil Scott-Heron and Pharoah Sanders to drown out the incessant noise from a nearby all-night construction… Continue reading Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Office Christmas Party, the comedy starring Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon and Jennifer Aniston, hits theaters on Friday, Dec. 9th…The Founder, the story of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) and the rise of McDonald’s, opens on Dec. 16th… Solace, the long-gestating thriller starring Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, will get a very limited theatrical release by Lionsgate… Continue reading December 2016 GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates
The beasts are present and accounted for, but the magic got derailed over on the set of Doctor Strange. Another of the kebob-robbed J.K. Rowling (who did the screenplay) efforts to keep the Potter franchise afloat, this time set in 1936, 70 years before Harry & company enter Hogwarts. Newt Scamander, an animal rights activist in 1926… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Every so often, a film just blindsides moviegoers – this is such a film! According to the law, after his wife leaves him for another, David (Colin Farrell) must register at The Hotel, a sort of rehab facility for singles. He’s given 45 days to secure a new relationship or be turned into an animal of his… Continue reading The Lobster