With all of these big names hogging the spotlight, it can be hard to hear about the other exciting films to look out for this summer, and there are plenty to put on your calendar. So, if you ever get tired of superheroes, monsters or remakes, head to the theater to check out some of these films.
“Gloria Bell” works as an excellent stage for Moore to flex her acting muscles, but beyond her display, there isn’t much else to keep audiences engaged.
“Pet Sematary” is a middle of the road horror adaptation with a handful of solid scares and unnerving performances, that ultimately struggles to overcome issues with pacing and an abundance of exposition.
“Dumbo” is a rare swing and a miss for Disney, with lackluster performances and an extremely basic narrative. Director Tim Burton’s stylistic flair makes for some beautiful visuals and serves as one of the film’s few redeeming qualities.
After bursting onto the scene in 2017 with Get Out, director Jordan Peele is back for more with his sophomore feature, Us. While his directorial debut was certainly a thriller filled with plenty of scares, the film’s focus was its brilliant social commentary; but this time around, it’s all about the terror.
In “Shazam!” director David F. Sandberg has created a fun, light-hearted superhero romp overflowing with hilarity and heart – proving that the DCEU doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.
After premiering to some mediocre feedback in early September 2018 at Toronto International Film Festival, “Greta,” and its stale reviews, had a while to marinate before its March 2019 release date. But, I’m here to set the record straight. THEY WERE WRONG. “Greta” is absolutely wild, in all the best ways.
While a film about an amateur female wrestler’s rise to WWE stardom may not sound like it’s up your alley, don’t be too quick to look over this one. With genuine laugh-out-loud moments and enough heart to fill The Rock’s massive chest, “Fighting with My Family” is perfect for die-hard wrestling fans and newbies alike.
While the return to the Lego universe may not feel as groundbreaking and creative as the first journey, its charm and entertaining self-awareness are as present as ever. Mix in a few fun musical numbers and a genuine, heartfelt message and it makes for an exciting trip to the theater.
Despite the rave reviews it’s receiving, “The Kid Who Would Be King” never quite lives up to its lofty expectations.
It’s common knowledge throughout the entertainment industry that January is where movies go to die – and the latest Matthew McConaughey project is no exception.
Without the quiet subtlety that made “Unbreakable” such an intriguing laid back superhero movie, or the suspense the drove “Split” and made it so thrilling, “Glass” is left to fall somewhere in-between – an overtly in-your-face superhero story dragged along through excessive exposition.
While “Escape Room” starts out with a strong action sequence and some promising momentum, it quickly comes to a halt, thanks to the film’s biggest flaw: its unlikable characters.
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Strong performances by Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman make up for a few of the film’s minor flaws leaving audiences with a powerful, disturbing experience.
Simply put, “What They Had” is the definition of a stellar ensemble film. Led by a deeply moving performance from Hilary Swank coupled with writer/director Elizabeth Chomko’s cutting script, “What They Had” makes for an incredibly emotional trip to the theater.