"The Hitman's Bodyguard" Review
The marketing campaign for “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” began this spring with a teaser trailer featuring over-the-top clips of stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson - to the tune of Whitney Houston’s iconic version of “I Will Always Love You” from the 1992 movie “The Bodyguard”. A cheesy spoof poster was also released. It wasn't tough to conclude that this film was destined to be an end of the summer disaster.
In Preparation of "Blade Runner: 2049" - A Look at the Original
"Blade Runner 2049" is one of the most anticipated movies on the remainder of 2017 release schedule. Following "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", star Harrison Ford gets to reprise another of his most iconic characters in a long-awaited, blockbuster sequel. Ford will return as Deckard, joined by Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips") and Ana de Armas ("War Dogs", "Hands of Stone").
"The Glass Castle" Review
So far in 2017, Woody Harrelson has taken-on the villain role in “War for the Planet of the Apes”, the lead in the quirky indie comedy “Wilson”, and he made history by writing, directing and starring in the first-ever “live” movie, “Lost in London”. Still to come: the sheriff character in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and President LBJ in a highly-anticipated biopic.
At first glance, “Step” seems to be a typical documentary. There have been so many films (both fictional and real-life) about a team preparing for a major competition - a group of underdogs looking to pull-off the major upset against all odds. And while that may be the basic framework of “Step”, trust me, you've never seen this story before.
Kathryn Bigelow follows-up her Oscar winning military/war-based dramas "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty" with a look at the 1967 Detroit riots, specifically shedding light on an incident in American history that most people don't know much about. "Detroit" does include authentic newsreel footage, but this is not a standard docu-drama. Rather, it's a dramatized account of the "true story", with some of the core facts at the forefront. Bigelow makes this clear with a rare 'disclaimer' at the end of the film.
"The Dark Tower" Review
“The Dark Tower” is the latest Stephen King novel adaptation to hit the big screen. It’s actually based on a series of books - and there had been a series of directors attached to this project, including J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard.
"Atomic Blonde" Review
Charlize Theron has kicked serious butt in action movies throughout her career, including “Aeon Flux”, “Hancock”, “Snow White & the Huntsman” (and its much-less entertaining spin-off) and most recently “The Fate of the Furious”. And diehard fans of “Mad Max: Fury Road” haven’t stopped drooling over her work in that reboot since it was released more than two years ago.
"The Emoji Movie" Review
Animated movies have explored the origins, lives and adventures of Smurfs, Trolls, LEGOs and toys of all kinds. Now Sony Pictures Animation pulls back the curtain (or, really, the wallpaper) on the tiny little characters who live in our cell phones.