I have limited time each week to see as many movies as I can. This weekend it came down to a choice between "The Snowman" and "Geostorm". Due to the chilly buzz I'd been hearing on the Michael Fassbender slasher thriller I decided to go with the weather armageddon thriller instead. Walking out of the theater the first thing that came to mind was: ""The Snowman" couldn't be this bad."
"Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" Review
Tyler Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” opened on October 21st of last year, and a few weeks later, Lionsgate ordered a sequel for 2017. Perry may be the only person in the entertainment industry who could pull that off.
"Only the Brave" Review
We’ve all seen video of the horrific wildfires going on right now in California - and some of you have experienced the destruction up close. A new film, based on the true story of one group of wildland firefighters, is out in theaters this week.
'Last Flag Flying' Review
"Last Flag Flying" is co-written and directed by Richard Linklater - the man behind "Boyhood", "Bernie" and the "Before" trilogy with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. This time around, he takes a different approach to his usual quirky, offbeat filmmaking style. "Last Flag Flying" is much more of an actors movie than a profound directorial achievement. It's the genre tightrope Linklater walks with the material that's the most impressive.
Actor Chadwick Boseman has portrayed both Jackie Robinson and James Brown on screen (in fact, in back-to-back years - 2013 & 2014). On an awards show at the end of '14, Chris Rock told Boseman: “If they offer you Rosa Parks, say no.” While he's followed that specific advice, Boseman continues to take-on roles of historical Black figures. This time it's famed civil rights attorney and groundbreaking African American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
"The Florida Project" Review
"The Florida Project" earned rave reviews following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May. A24 quickly picked-up the film for distribution, with an eye on an awards season. Similar to last year's "Moonlight", which earned A24 its first Best Picture Oscar honor, "The Florida Project" is unique, experimental filmmaking. But while writer/director Sean Baker ("Tangerine") presents a fresh visual perspective, his story fails to shine.
"Blade Runner 2049" Review
For its time, 1982’s “Blade Runner” was mind-blowing, sophisticated science fiction at it's best. Its long-awaited sequel, “Blade Runner 2049” is equally worthy of such praise.