THE SEAGULL (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for some mature thematic elements, a scene of violence, drug use, and partial nudity) Released: May 11, 2018 limited; expands in June Runtime: 98 minutes Directed by: Michael Mayer Starring: Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stall, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Michael Zegen My review [...]

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril, and some language) Released: June 22, 2018 Runtime: 128 minutes Directed by: J.A. Bayona Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, BD Wong, Geraldine Chaplain, Jeff Goldblum Jurassic World: [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 8 – HEREDITARY, INCREDIBLES 2, FIRST REFORMED, & More (PODCAST)

  Episode 8 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-08 DISCUSSIONS Hereditary, @ 1:18 Incredibles 2, @ 24:53 Ocean's 8, @ 27:53 The Rider, @ 35:37 First Reformed, @ 42:11 Outro, @ 01:07:53 This week, Charles Elmore and I welcome back guest Adam Palmer for a double bill of the God forsaken (with three [...]

New GRINCH Trailer Shows Silly Expansion Of Seuss Classic (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=L8LWUyUy7jM Just call it Despicable Green. Illumination Entertainment, the makers of the Despicable/Minions franchise and other hits like The Secret Life of Pets and Sing, is set to release their second Dr. Seuss feature (following The Lorax) with The Grinch. In this first full-length official trailer (following a previous teaser) we see that this adaptation [...]

INCREDIBLES 2 (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG (for action sequences and some brief mild language) Released: June 15, 2018 Runtime: 118 minutes Directed by: Brad Bird Starring (the voices of): Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Sophia Bush, Brad Bird, Jonathan Banks, Isabella Rossellini Full [...]

DUMBO Teaser Trailer Brings Floppy-Eared Elephant To Life (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QPdRfqTnt4 Well that gave me some feels. Disney keeps the live-action adaptations coming with Dumbo, the remake of the 1941 animated classic. This one is directed by Tim Burton, and what's most striking about it - aside from the well-crafted visuals - is how sentimental it is. With Burton you expect something more dark, or [...]

THE TALE (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated TV-MA (for sexual abuse involving a minor, strong language) Released: May 26, 2018 Runtime: 114 minutes Directed by: Jennifer Fox Starring: Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Jason Ritter, Elizabeth Debicki, Ellen Burstyn, Common My review of The Tale, for The Tulsa Voice. Airing on HBO, it's the deeply personal and revealing cinematic memoir about [...]