Great time to run to the movies with flicks like Glass, The Upside and Aquaman still near the top of the box office.
From Paramount Pictures and “inspired by the Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy WHAT WOMEN WANT, this film follows the story of a female sports agent (Taraji P. Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear men’s thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar“.
Next, from Columbia Pictures, Canana Films, Misher Films comes Miss Bala. “A young woman battles a ruthless drug cartel to save her kidnapped friend in Mexico. Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Rated: PG13, Run Time: 104 Mins
Many of us have long been awaiting the next film from San Antonio Director Robert Rodriguez. You remember him. He’s the guy who along with local boy Carlos Gallardo rose to fame for their collaboration on “El Mariachi”. Wait no more, the time has come.
From 20th Century Fox, Director “Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) and visionary filmmaker James Cameron (AVATAR) comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past - she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.” Rated: PG13, Run Time: 125 Mins.
Truly a must see. So jump into a theater near you soon and check things out as you immerse yourself in to a great adventure on screen At The Movies.
We’re approaching the downhill of the, oh so short, Holiday season and the movies are still becoming you to a nearby theater.
Have you had a chance to see any of the season’s latest? Yes ? No?
Did you catch Jaime Fox in the latest version of Robin Hood? Rated: PG13 from Summit Entertainment, this latest adaptation of the classic tale
Robin of Loxley, played by Taron Egerton, a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander who is played by a one armed Jamie Foxx. Together they mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.
Be prepared though, this script portrays the church as the greedy, money hungry, controlling entity some truly believe it is. One which created Hell and it’s demons to keep the flock in check.
Runtime is; 116 Minutes.
What about the latest with Liam Neeson, kind of, WIDOWS?
I say kind of because Liam’s part though integral to the story is quite short overall.
“From Academy Award (R)-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. “Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities.
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar (R) winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. “Widows” also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.”
From 20th Century Fox “Widows” runs 128 Minutes.
Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year at The Movies.
Holiday Movies have been out for a few weeks now and for the most part most of them seem to be doing quite well.
The latest in the Harry Potter series is here. Fantastic Beast, The Crimes of Grindelwald hit screens all over the world recently and even though it did not do as well as has been expected id did well enough at the Box Office to come up with the number one slot.
Johnny Depp may or may not have had a bit to do with that Box Office since he played a major role in the film, the role of Grindelwald himself.
The film starts off with Grindelwald in custody and about to be transferred to Europe to answer for his crimes there as well. Quickly things go wrong and Grindelwald is loose and on the lamb.
Certainly a Must See if your a fan of the series itself and even if your not.
Fantastic Beast, Crimes of Grindelwald is from Warner Bros. Pictures, Rated PG13 and Runs 134 Minutes.
The QUEEN Bio Pic Bohemian Rhapsody from 20th Century Fox, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek), who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Bohemian Rhapsody, Rated PG13 and also Runs 134 Minutes.
Time to escape a dull reality and duck into your latest adventure At The Movies. Enjoy.
The latest installment in the Halloween Movie series is out and at a theater near you.
Michael Myers escapes and Jamie Lee Curtis is ready for him and ready for bear in her cabin in the woods that’s all decked out with surprises for Michael Myers and enough weapons to stock a small fortress.
Not much has changed as far as Michael Myers, he is the same, silent, cold blooded killer he’s always been and proves it during his escape and a Halloween Night that follows in town.
With all the children dressed in their great Halloween costumes Michael arrives and starts taking people out one by one in no specific order. Meanwhile Laurie Strode has been ready and waiting for this night for years. The moment she finds out that Michael is free she starts hunting him down along with all the other Law Enforcement in the area. Needless to say things get bloody and crazy for everyone involved.
Halloween is at a theater near you right now. If your a fan, you won’t want to miss this one. Rated R the movie Runs 109 Minutes.
A Star Is Born, The Bradley Cooper / Lady Gaga remake of the Barbara Streisand / Kris Kristofferson from 1976 is holding it’s own after a mild box office opening weekend.
From Warner Bros. Pictures, a tragic love story with Bradley Cooper playing a seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with a struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). Ally has just about given up on her dream to make it big until Jack talks her back into the spotlight. Even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is falling apart with Jack fighting an ongoing battle with his own demons. A Star Is Born, Rated R and Runs 135 Minutes.
If your into Sci-Fi, VENOM is the flick for you. From Columbia Pictures.
An alien from another world turns Superhero of sorts. Journalist Eddie Brock hoping for a comeback following a scandal, accidentally becomes the life host of an alien symbiote that gives him a violent yet interesting alter-ego,Venom. Together with their newfound powers they team up to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own.
VENOM is Rated PG13 and Runs 112 Minutes. A Good Choice.
See you soon, At The Movies.
There have been some good movies out this summer and there have been some that have not been so good. Right now there are a couple of interesting one to choose from so it’s a great time to duck out of this crazy Texas weather and into your favorite movie theater.
One film you should consider if you like a sophisticated, murder mystery is
“A Simple Favor”.
From Lionsgate Studio, A Simple Favor is; a stylish post-modern film directed by Paul Feig It centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
Rated; R and Runs: 116 Minutes
The New Predator Topped the Box Office for several weeks and follows the episode with Danny Glover and Gary Busey all to close. This time the Predators are back on mother earth and battling each other while trying to stay away from human predators themselves.
A Predator ship being perused by a squad of predators itself, crash lands on earth after being shot down in the chase. It’s sole occupant is captured but not before loosing some important technology. Now both the U.S. Government is trying to find it and so are the alien predators that were perusing the ship.
From 20th Century Fox; the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
So duck out of this crazy South Texas Weather and into a great escape, At The Movies.
from 20th Century Fox.
Among the most outrageous and vicious hunters in the universe are back to earth in Shane Black’s vision of the continuing saga.
The hunt comes home to earth and the fight for survival is on. The universe’s most lethal hunters are now stronger, smarter and deadlier than they ever were. They’ve genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species.
When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Run Time: 1 hr 41min,
This Film Is Not Yet Rated.
An elite American intelligence officer (Mark Wahlberg), aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.
In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit.
Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.
“Crazy Rich Asians”,
Warner Bros. Pictures
Native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore.
Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.
It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.
And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
Deep into the summer and we’re deep into some great summer movies to enjoy.
First, at a theater near you is the latest Denzel Washington flick and the second or sequel to his first EQUALIZER.
Equalizer 2 from Columbia Prictures; “If you have a problem and there is nowhere else to turn, the mysterious and elusive Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) will deliver the vigilante justice you seek. This time, however, McCall’s past cuts especially close to home when thugs kill Susan Plummer -- his best friend and former colleague. Now out for revenge, McCall must take on a crew of highly trained assassins who’ll stop at nothing to destroy him.”
Equalizer 2 is Rater R and Runs 129 Minutes.
Also at a Theater near you right now from Universal Pictures is, Here We Go Again; In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter whom she falls in love with, but also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna’s young daughter Sophie now dreams of renovating a taverna while also trying to figure out who is the biological father of her unborn baby.
Rated PG13 ad Runs 114 Minutes.
Coming in September, The Predator from 20th Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, Silver Pictures; “From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.” Rated R.
See you soon At The Movies.
At the Movies this month we’re starting to see the beginning of all those Summer Blockbusters or at least what should be.
All things considered things are creeping along at the Box Office for some movies that were supposed to be huge. For instance, SOLO: A Star Wars Story was supposed to have a huge opening last month and had a disappointing Box Office World Wide.
However, two weeks ago It was holding on t the number two Box Office Earning bringing in a $15.8 Million behind Ocean’s 8 at $41.6 Million for that weekend.
In case you ave not see SOLO I’ll tell you know the problem is not the movie. After all is was Directed by none other than Ron (Opie Taylor) Howard. In my humble opinion the problem with SOLO is the fact that it had NO bona fied Stars in it. Coupled with the fact that it had little TV Advertising all equates to little Buzz and a poor Box Office.
From Walt Disney Pictures, “Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. The plot explores the early adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca, as the pair are involved in a heist within the criminal underworld and meet a young Lando Calrissian. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Solo and Chewbacca encounter the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. Rated: PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi action/violence). Check It Out. Check It Out.
Just out about a week ago, from Universal Pictures, “Three years since the theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment, Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.”
Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril). Gotta catch this one for sure.
Get out of this hot summer sun and into a new great adventure today A The Movies.
Summer just around the corner even though here in Texas we're already there but what a great time to duck into a nice cool theater and enjoy a great movie. No better time then now with such a variety of flicks to choose from.
If you've been waiting for a movie for grown folks that you may better relate to then I would suggest The Book Club out in theaters now. What a cast of great mature women whom you might or might not remember. We're talking Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen(yes, Ted Danson's real life wife), American film actress, director, and producer Diane Keaton, and who could ever forget Candice Bergen the once infamous TV Character better known as Murphy Brown.
From Paramount Pictures; Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.
Funny movie without any blood and guts and killing, who knew? Check it out.
Coming soon to a theater near you, Ocean's 8, or as I call it, a woman's tale with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Munn. From Warner Bros. Pictures; Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.
Look for Ocean's 8 coming soon to a theater near you. So with the summer heat looming do yourself a favor and sneak into a nice cool theater and get away into a great get away At The Movies.
First, from Universal Pictures; “John Boyega who you may remember from Star Wars and /or The Force Awakens, stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger plays a pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori played by Rinko Kikuchi)-who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.
As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction. Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert who was allso in The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood, and 15-year-old a newcomer Cailee Spaeny, as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale. Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight who also directed Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus and also Star’s Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day. Lots of action, if you like the first one you’ll love this one too. Rated PG-13 and Runs 111 minutes
From Warner Bro’s Pictures it’s Ready Player One. If you like special effects you’r going to like this one for sure. In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.
This film is Rated PG-13 and Runs 140 minutes.
Two great films to check when you get away in to your next adventure At The Movies.