Dumbo, the latest in the ever growing line of Disney live-action remakes of animated classics is finally here, and you will believe… That an incredibly life-like CGI flying elephant can be upstaged by a pitch perfect Danny DeVito.
An original sci-fi film is hard to come by, so when the trailer comes out for something interesting and unique, I think we all root for it to be good. Unfortunately, that’s just simply not always the case, and Captive State is an example of an original idea that just doesn’t work out.
It’s hard to imagine that we haven’t already seen all the footage there is to see of man’s first journey to the moon. Yet here we are, in CNN Film’s stunning IMAX documentary Apollo 11, completely put together with footage shot back in 1969 on 70mm film as if the beautiful images were just waiting around for the technology to catch up with it so it could be displayed in all its glory.
In the short time I’ve been reviewing movies on this site, Cold Pursuit, the newest entry in Liam Neeson’s long running old man revenge flick series has to be the hardest one I’ve had to review. Where do I even start?
When the team we’ve come to know as Lord & Miller unleashed The Lego Movie back in 2014, no one expected much from an animated action-comedy for kids based on the beloved building block toys. Sure the duo had back-to-back hits with Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and the 21 Jump Street reboot, but a movie about Legos? How could THAT be any good?
Peter Jackson has taken us to the battlegrounds of Middle Earth many times in the Lord of the Rings universe, but now he takes us to a different kind of battleground in They Shall Not Grow Old… One that existed in real life but we’ve never actually seen before… At least not like this.
Writer/Director Alfonso Cuaron tells his most personal story to date in the beautiful, touching Roma, a Netflix Original movie that I fought for months to be able to see in theaters (but more on that later, lets talk about the movie itself).
IMAX is spectacular innovation that can absolutely intensify the right kind of movie. While we usually associate it with seeing the Avengers battle it out on the biggest screen possible or being thrust into immersive views of outer space, now we can add watching Alex Honnald scale Yosemite’s 3000 foot El Capitan rock wall with no ropes in Free Solo to the list of IMAX-worthy experiences.
After winning Best Picture (in one of the most memorable award announcements in recent memory) for his first high profile feature Moonlight, all eyes were on Barry Jenkins. What would he do next? Would he be able to follow it up with another groundbreaking hit? The answer is a resounding yes with If Beale Street Could Talk.
Vice is Adam McKay’s vicious take-down of the man who single handedly forced America into a never ending war with the middle east and pushed those of us who aren’t billionaires into financial ruin. Or is it simply about Dick Cheney, the dirtbag turned loving husband and father who always puts his family first no matter what? I suppose it depends on how you look at it.