Disney’s The BFG came out on Friday and I have mixed feelings even after viewing it on the big screen over the July 4th holiday. When the movie premiered at Cannes recently, a journalist asked director Steven Spielberg about his thoughts on author Roald Dahl’s anti-Semitic views during a press conference following a screening of the film. The question starts in the 13-14 minute mark. On answering the question: “I didn’t. I wasn’t aware of…"The BFG: Mixed feelings while watching Steven Spielberg film"
The Phenom is a character-driven drama that focuses less on baseball and more on the characters. Written and directed by Noah Buschel, The Phenom stars Johnny Simmons, Paul Giamatti, and Ethan Hawke. Hopper (Simmons) had dreams of being a Major League pitcher since he was a child. He was pushed by an abusive father (Hawke) and is very close to reaching that breakthrough of becoming a promising Major League Baseball player but then he breaks…"The Phenom: More Talk, Less Baseball"
On the same day that the new Ghostbusters movie opens up in theaters, Ghostheads will be streaming instantly on Netflix come July 15, 2016. The documentary, directed by Brendan Mertens, previously premiered as a Work in Progress at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in April. The documentary takes a look at the impact of the franchise on fans over the last three decades. Key cast and crew members such as Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie…"Ghostheads Comes to Netflix on July 15 to Celebrate the Ghostbusters Fandom"
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opened in theaters on May 20, 2016. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, the comedy stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein and Lisa Kudrow. The sequel was written by Andrew Jay Cohen & Brendan O’Brien & Nicholas Stoller & Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen. Returning the main stars from the 2014 comedy, Chloë Grace Moretz takes over…"Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Not Quite At Level of Original"
Directed by Jason Bateman from a screenplay adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire from Kevin Wilson’s book, The Family Fang stars Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, and Maryann Plunkett as the dysfunctional family comes to the big screen. Baxter (Bateman) and Annie (Kidman) are brother and sister. They live on different sides of the country but their lives are very similar mostly due to being the children of Caleb and Camille Fang (Present Day: Christopher Walken and…"The Family Fang: A Real Dysfunctional Family"
Money Monster isn’t a great film but it will keep you on the edge of your seat. Jodie Foster directs from a screenplay by Jamie Linden and Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf, the latter two of which wrote the story. George Clooney and Julia Roberts headline a cast that also includes Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Denham, Lenny Venito, Chris Bauer, Dennis Boutsikaris, Emily Meade, Condola Rashad, and Aaron Yoo. Told…"Money Monster: High-Stakes Thriller Told in Real Time"
Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony-winning performance as former president Lyndon Baines Johnson in the newest HBO film, All The Way. Here’s to clearing space for another Emmy trophy because the moment this movie was placed on the HBO schedule, he won the award. Directed by Jay Roach from a screenplay by Robert Schenkkan, the film covers LBJ’s first year in office. It wasn’t an easy year for LBJ and it was before Vietnam got out…"All The Way: Bryan Cranston On Way to Another Emmy Win as LBJ"
With Captain America: Civil War, the Marvel mini-series that had huge ramifications across the universe finally comes to the big screen. However, it’s not quite the same as the original comic book series given that Fox owns the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four. That said, it’s still a really awesome film. Just as in the comics, Steve Rogers’ Captain America (Chris Evans) is pitted against Tony Stark’s Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Cap is…"Captain America: Civil War is one of Marvel’s Finest"
Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, The Meddler features a star-studded cast but Susan Sarandon’s performance stands above the rest. Sarandon headlines a cast that includes Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch, Casey Wilson, Jason Ritter, Sarah Baker, Michael McKean, Laura San Giacamo, and Harry Hamlin. Sarandon stars as Marnie Minervini, a window who remains an eternal optimist and is always there for her daughter, Lori (Byrne). Lori is single but…"The Meddler: A Heartfelt Look at Family"
In Eye in the Sky, director Gavin Hood takes us behind the scenes of what really goes on in a war zone. Based on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert, Helen Mirren leads a cast that includes Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox. It’s one of the final on-screen performances from the late Rickman and the film was appropriately dedicated to his memory. Mirren stars as Colonel Katherine Powell.…"Eye in the Sky: What Really Happens Behind-The-Scenes"