Stop Fussing and Laugh

Ghostbusters (2016) D: Paul Feig. DP: Rovert D. Yeoman. W: Paul Feig & Katie Dippold. Starring: Melissa McCarthy/Kristen Wiig/Kate McKinnon/Leslie Jones/Chris Hemsworth/Andy Garcia/Cecily Strong/Neil Casey/Charles Dance/Zach Woods. Nothing has caused a stir quite like this all female remake of the 1984 comedy Ghostbusters. In concept alone the new film was immediately criticized and spoofed. Will other…

The Wild Man Returns

Another trailer has been released for Warner Brothers’ upcoming film The Legend of Tarzan. Impressive Swedish hunk Alexander Skarsgard (HBO’s True Blood and Diary of a Teenage Girl) plays Tarzan opposite Jane played by Australian actress Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street and the upcoming Suicide Squad). Lots of rain and violence await the…

Ancient Grudge Brings New Mutiny

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). D: Bryan Singer. DP: Newton Thomas Sigel. W: Simon Kinberg. Starring: James McAvoy/Michael Fassbender/Jennifer Lawrence/Oscar Isaac/Nicholas Hoult/Evan Peters/Rose Byrne/Sophie Turner/Tye Sheridan/Kodi Smit-McPhee/Lucas Till/Olivia Munn/Ben Hardy/Alexandra Shipp/Josh Helman. Where does one begin? X-Men: Apocalypse is the sixth installment in 20th Century Fox’s ownership of the Marvel comic book rights to the characters of…

Party at the Baseball House

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016). D/W: Richard Linklater. DP: Shane F. Kelly. Starring: Blake Jenner/Glen Powell/J. Quinton Johnson/Temple Baker/Wyatt Russell/Ryan Guzman/Tyler Hoechlin/Juston Street/Will Brittain/Zoey Deutch. The summer movies are here and the next one on the list is Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! (please note the irritating exclamation points). This is Linklater’s follow up to 2014’s…

Franchised Fun

With JJ Abrams deep in Star Wars territory now, Justin Lin has directed the next Star Trek film. Lin helmed Fast & Furious 6 and with Star Trek Beyond will hopefully bring a new spin on very well known characters. Joining the younger crew is Idris Elba in full alien make-up and Sofia Boutella as…

Single Mom Fever

Out in the US on July 29 and in the UK on August 19, the first trailer for the new comedy Bad Moms has dropped. Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate and Kathryn Hahn it is basically revenge of the non cardigan-set mothers. Written and directed by the Hangover team of Jon Lucas and…

Dino-Mania!

Jurassic World (2015). D: Colin Trevorrow. DP: John Schwartzman. W: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly. Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sy, Nick Robinson, Jake Johnson, BD Wong, Lauren Lapkus, Judy Greer, Andy Buckley. (based on the characters created by Michael Crichton) One of…