Writer-director John Carney has done it again. He follows up critically acclaimed Begin Again with the Irish-based Sing Street. It’s somewhat autobiographical for the Irish director in some regards. Carney’s screenplay is based on a story written by him and Simon Carmody. In Sing Street, Carney has put together a cast that stars Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aiden Gillen, Jack Reynor, Kelly Thornton, and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo. Also cast in the film are Ben Carolan,…"Sing Street: John Carney does it again"
A Hologram for the King brings Tom Hanks back to the big screen for the first time since last year’s Bridge of Spies. After seeing Hanks in so many studio films over the years, it’s an interesting refresher to see Hanks play in an indie film for a change. Written and Directed by Tom Tykwer, the movie is based on Dave Eggers’ novel. Hanks leads a cast that features Sarita Choudhury, Alexander Black, Tom Skerritt,…"A Hologram for The King: Tom Hanks brings book to life"
Elvis & Nixon tells the story behind the most requested photo of all time at the National Archives: the White House meeting between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon. Directed by Liza Johnson from a screenplay written by Joey Sagal & Hanala Sagal and Cary Elwes, Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey star in the title roles. Spacey is unlike his House of Cards persona while portraying Nixon. The duo head up a cast that includes Alex…"Elvis & Nixon: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey bring history to life"
The newest feature film adaptation of The Jungle Book is everything it was expected to be and so much more. This is only the second live-action film to be produced by Disney. The last live-action film was released in December 1994 but the animals talk this time around. It’s been a few years since the last time I watched the animated classic but there are some nice homages to the classic, including the classic songs.…"The Jungle Book lives up to Walt Disney classic"
A Better You assembles an amazing ensemble cast of some very funny comedians that are known for their improvisational skills. Upright Citizen Brigade founder Matt Walsh directs the film, which he co-wrote with Brian Huskey, Running just under 90 minutes, the improvised comedy stars Huskey, Morgan Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Erinn Hayes, Andy Daly, with Joe Lo Truglio, Walsh, Rob Huebel, Adam Pally, Mo Gaffney, and Natasha Leggero. There are minor cameos of Riki Lindhome, Reid…"A Better You: Matt Walsh’s Improv Comedy stars a Who’s Who"
Sally Field is remarkable as the star of Hello, My Name is Doris. Michael Showalter directs the late-life coming-of-age comedy from a screenplay written by him and Laura Terruso. The script was based on an eight minute short, Doris and the Intern, written and directed by Terruso. Lucky for film goers, Showalter viewed the film while teaching at NYU. What Showalter saw in the project was an older playing a lead role in a comedy.…"Hello, My Name is Doris: Indie comedy elevated by Sally Field"
Emily VanCamp stole our hearts in Everwood and took the world by storm in the dearly departed Revenge. She takes the world by storm once more in the crazy world that is book publishing in The Girl in the Book. Written and directed by Marya Cohn, VanCamp leads a cast that includes Michael Nyqvist, David Call, Michael Cristofer, Talia Balsam and Ana Mulvoy-Ten. Produced by Varient Pictures in association with Busted Buggy Entertainment, Myriad Pictures…"The Girl in the Book: Emily VanCamp shines in Indie Drama"
Writer-drector Richard Linklater returns to the big screen in the form of Everybody Wants Some!!, a spiritual sequel of sorts to his 1993 film, Dazed and Confused. Set during the 1980s on a college campus, Linklater brings together a cast that includes Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, J. Quinton Johnson, Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell, Austin Amelio, Temple Baker, Tanner Kalina, Juston Street, and Forrest Vickery. Jenner stars as Jake, a…"Everybody Wants Some!! is a Spiritual 1980s sequel"
Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick star in Mr. Right, the romantic action comedy opening Friday in limited theaters and Video on Demand platforms. The two have perfect chemistry together in this enjoyable comedy. Paco Cabezas directs from a screenplay written by Max Landis. Rockwell and Kendrick lead a cast that includes Tim Roth, James Ransome, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund and RZA. Landis’ screenplay has it all and because of that, the film is hard to…"Mr. Right: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell star in Action Comedy"
Melissa McCarthy more than makes up for Tammy with her upcoming film, The Boss. While anything McCarthy does with director Paul Feig makes for classic comedy, it’s the films not directed by Feig that give some pause to question whether the film is any good. This one is good though. It’s not too long either with a running time of 99 minutes. Directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, the movie stars McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Kathy…"The Boss is another Melissa McCarthy Hit"