Tis the season and the Holiday Movies just keep coming. One of the latest to hit the big, silver screen is one that has it all. Action, drama, intrigue, suspense and so much more.
From STXfilms with a Run Time of 99 Minutes. I’m talking about 21 Bridges.
A massive conspiracy, an embattled NYPD detective, a citywide manhunt and two young cop killers. What else could you ask for in an action flick? As the night unfolds, the young Cop soon becomes unsure of who to pursue and who’s in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, authorities decide to take extreme measures by closing all of Manhattan’s 21 bridges to prevent the suspects from escaping and the chase is on. This film is Rated R.
From Walt Disney Pictures it’s the movie that all the young and the young at heart have been waiting for, Frozen 2. With a huge showing at the Box Office, Frozen 2 is coming in with a Run Time of 104 Minutes. Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. They are joined by friends, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven. Was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. This film is Rated PG.
Finally, from Lionsgate and from acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) comes a tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in the film, KNIVES OUT.
A detective and a trooper travel to a lush estate to interview the quirky relatives of a patriarch who died during his 85th birthday celebration. Renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. Get ready for an interesting stay while the search ensues.
Knives Out has a Run Time of 130 Minutes and is Rated PG-13.
As the winter nights turn considerably cooler (or not) take the time to duck into a theater near you and into a new, exciting adventure. Happy Holidays and have a Great Time At The Movies.
Fall is here and along with the cool temps it would seem there are lot of cool movies on the way as well.
First, a performance so powerful by Joaquin Phoenix that even theaters themselves are putting out a serious parental warning about the movie “Joker”.
“PARENTAL WARNING, This is Not a Joke.
Joker is Rated R and for Good Reason. There’s a lot of very, very rough language, Brutal Violence and Over All Bad Vibes.
It’s a gritty and realistic, Taxi Driver-esque depiction of one man’s descent into Madness. It Is Not For Kids.” **If you suffer from any sort of Mental Condition Please Consult Your Mental Health Professional before deciding whether to see this movie.
From Warner Bros Pictures and Rated R, “Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night. Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events and his descent into Madness.”
Joker runs 122 minutes.
On TV, if you are into Suspense, Drama and Action shows, and you have not been watching the new FOX Series “The Prodigal Son”, you are certainly missing out.
The series revolves around a young man, the son of a nefarious serial killer who has been caught and locked away for life in prison but not before he put his young son through a life of horror while growing up. Needless to say, the son has recurring night terrors about his childhood and all the things his dad did in his presence but in spite it all he has grown up to be a serial killer pro-filer for the police in hopes he can prevent people like his dad from running free and getting away with murder.
Criminal Psychologist Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), due to his horrible upbringing has the best insight as to how a serial killer thinks and why they do what they do so he is the perfect person to profile them. Meanwhile his serial killer dad in prison keeps reaching out to him trying to be part of every case.
The Prodigal Son on the FOX Network, 8pm central on Monday’s. It’s worth a look.
Hope your Fall is off to a great start and sneak into another great adventure and escape At The Movies.
I had read some bad reviews about J Lo’s performance in Hustlers so I waited to see it for myself. Even though the movie is in no way Family Friendly, I mean, after all it’s about strippers in a club where cash rules and sex, drugs and alcohol fly freely. All that aside the movies has it’s own merits as it spins the story about a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Personally I though J-Lo is looking a little long in the tooth but then again she is 50. Her vigorous tour schedule is noticeably taking it’s tole on her facial features but she is still stunning none the less and at the peak of good health.
Not being the typical J-Lo style movie I can see why some would question her performance but I found it to be as credible as any.
From STXfilms; “Working as a stripper to make ends meet, Destiny’s life changes forever when she becomes friends with Ramona the club’s top money earner. Ramona soon shows Destiny how to finagle her way around the wealthy Wall Street clientele who frequent the club.”
Hustlers is Rated: R and Runs: 107 Minutes.
Coming this October 18th from Walt Disney Pictures, Angelina Jolie is back as Maleficent. “Five years after the first film, Maleficent’s peaceful life in the Moors takes an unexpected turn when Prince Phillip proposes to Aurora and she accepts. Unbeknownst to all, Phillip’s mother, Queen Ingrith of Ulstead, plans to use the wedding to divide humans and fairies forever. With Maleficent and Aurora finding themselves on opposite sides of an impending war, the two question whether they can truly be a family.
This film is Not yet Rated and No Run Time is available yet.
That’s a wrap for this time so duck into the nearest theater near you soon as you cause there is a whole new world and adventure waiting for you At The Movies.
So the latest installment in the “Has Fallen” Movie Series is out before it was Olympus Has Fallen, then it was London Has Fallen and this time it’s “Angel Has Fallen”.
From Lionsgate, “When there is an assassination attempt on the U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger.”
Angel Has Fallen is Rated: R and Runs: 114 Minutes.
From, Fox Searchlight Pictures, “Ready Or Not” follows a young bride (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) rich, eccentric family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.
Ready or Not is Rated: R and Runs: 95 Minutes
Mariachi Director Robert Rodriguez is working on a New Film Project titled “We Can Be Heros”. Among the cast will be Priyanka Chopra, Pedro Pascal and Christian Slater to name a few.
According to IMDb tv the movie is in production now: “A Young Girl discovers that she has powers and puts together a group of other young heroes to help stop an alien invasion.” Stay tuned for updates on this one.
The Fall Movie season is limping in to a good start and will only get better in months to come. Take time to sneak into a theater near you and jump into a great adventure At The Movies.
We’re in the thick of the Summer Movie Season and a bunch of great options at a theater near you these days.
Just Opening; From Universal Pictures, Hobbs and Shaw. “Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever--and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister--these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.”
HOBBS & SHAW Is Rated: PG13
From Columbia Pictures, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD.
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor...Sharon Tate.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD Runs:159 Minutes and is Rated: R
Deserves a Look; From 20th Century Fox , STUBER.
“ When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.”
STUBER, Runs 105 Minutes, Rated R.
See you soon,
At The Movies.
Summer is here and we are already in to the blockbuster movie season so, let’s run down the Box Office recently for some of the current movies out for the last weeks in June.
Topping the Box Office at at Number ONE is Men In Black International at $30.1 Million, coming in at Number TWO is The Secret Life of Pets 2 at $24.4 Million, rounding the bend with $14.4 Million is Aladin at a respectable Number THREE. Bringing up the rear but still hanging in there at a whopping $9.4 Million we have a tie between Rocketman and Dark Phoenix locked in at Number FOUR and last but certainly not least in the Number FIVE position Shaft with $8.9 Million. All still worth taking a look see at if you haven’t already done so.
Recently hitting the Big Screen are Toy Story 4, Child’s Play and Anna.
Toy Story 4 from Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures, “Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.” Run Time: 90 Minutes
Child’s Play, Rated R from Orion Pictures, Katz Smith Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,“After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a special present from his mother -- a seemingly innocent Buddi doll that becomes his best friend. When the doll suddenly takes on a life of its own, Andy unites with other neighborhood children to stop the sinister toy from wreaking bloody havoc.” Run Time: 90 Minutes
Then there’s Anna from Summit Entertainment and Rated R, “Beneath a woman’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the most feared assassins on the planet.” Run Time: 118 Minutes
It is certainly a great summer and a great time to get out of the heat and into a new adventure At The Movies.
Time to head for the Big Screen and get lost in a great new movie adventure and there are lots of great movies out there right now that you can experience.
First, If Action is your genre then you have to venture out and duck into
John Wick: Chapter 3, Parabellum.
From Lionsgate, “In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.” John Wick: Chapter 3, Parabellum, Rated R and Runs 131 Minutes.
Next, POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU,
Rated: PG from Warner Bros. Pictures
“The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City - a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world - they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.” POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU, Runs: 104 Minutes
Last but certainly Not Least,
THE HUSTLE from MGM and Rated: PG13, Runs: 93 Minutes. “Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have winning chemistry as a pair of con artists plying their trade in a stunning seaside town in the south of France. Josephine Chesterfield (Hathaway) is a glamorous, seductive Brit with a sprawling home in Beaumont-sur-Mer and a penchant for defrauding gullible wealthy men from all corners of the world. Into her well-ordered, meticulously moneyed world bursts Penny Rust (Wilson), an Aussie who is as free-form and fun-loving as Josephine is calculated and cunning. Where Penny amasses wads of cash by ripping off her marks in neighborhood bars, Josephine fills her safe with massive diamonds after ensnaring her prey in glitzy casinos. Despite their different methods, both are masters of the art of the fleece so they con the men that have wronged women. Wilson’s talent for physicality and Hathaway’s withering wit are a combustible combination as the pair of scammers pull out all the stops to swindle a naïve tech billionaire (Alex Sharp).”
See you soon, At The Movies.
Avengers Endgame is out at theaters everywhere and even though it was greatly anticipated opening Box Office Totals did not disappoint. It’s opening weekend Endgame brought a whopping $350.1 Million Dollars.
I have to say I found the first part of the movie extremely slow and, at least to me, boring. It creeped along like molasses. I know huge fans are not going to like me saying that but just my opinion, sorry.
Rest assured that once the action starts it becomes a whole other movie as the action starts to lick into high gear.
Avengers: Endgame: follows up on last year’s Infinity War, which ended with half of all life being snapped into oblivion by big bad Thanos, by bringing together the remaining heroes to figure out if there’s anything they can do to fix the situation. You’ll love the epic battles, poignant character moments, and suitably satisfying conclusions. Avengers: Endgame is everything Marvel fans could hope for. Definitely a Must See. From Marvel Studios Runs 142 minutes, Rated PG-13
If Endgame is just not scary enough for you then you need to watch The Curse of La Llorona. From New Line Cinema; “In 1970’s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night -- and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment. A social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Rated R, runs 93 minutes
Then it’s time to let your inner Super Hero out of it’s shell. Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) finds out that by shouting out one word--SHAZAM!--this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities and it’s on like Donkey Kong.
From New Line Cinema Rated PG-13.
See Ya Soon, At The Movies.
Wow, how great is movie going these days? Whole lot of great movies at your local theaters.
No matter what genre you prefer it’s all At The Movies right now.
The New Captain Marvel was riding way high at the Box Office until just recently when a bunch of new movies have come along.
From Marvel Studios and Rated “PG 13” join Captain Marvel “Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
From Tyler Perry Studios it’s A Madea Family Funeral, Rated “PG 13” and it’s Perry Good. “A joyous reunion in small-town Georgia turns into an unexpected nightmare when Madea, Joe, Aunt Bam and other family members gather for an anniversary party that turns out to be a sham. Instead of fun and relaxation, Madea and the gang soon find themselves attending an elaborate funeral that doesn’t quite go according to plan.”
From Universal Pictures and Rated “R” it’s US.
“Haunted by an unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent.”
Do yourself a favor soon and get out of the heat and into a great new movie.
At The Movies.
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.