First CATS Trailer Declaws Memory Of Groundbreaking Musical (VIDEO/IMAGES) It's actually worse than I feared. Bland studio-hack helmer Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) takes the most obvious, least-creative approach to his adaptation of Cats, the daring Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that (love it or hate it; full disclosure, I love it) took huge risks in adapting poems by T. S. Eliot to become a Broadway [...]

WILD ROSE (Movie Review)

**** out of **** Rated R (for strong language throughout, some sexual content, and brief drug material) Released: June 21, 2019 limited; expands July 12 Runtime: 101 minutes Directed by: Tom Harper Starring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo My review of Wild Rose, for The Tulsa Voice. Newcomer Jessie Buckley stars in an absolute breakout performance in [...]

Brad Pitt A Go For Sci-Fi Drama In AD ASTRA Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES) Just as we are on the cusp of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Twentieth Century Fox (now a Disney subsidiary) releases its latest trailer for Ad Astra, the new brainy, mysterious sci-fi thriller starring Brad Pitt. The initial teaser laid the groundwork for something ominous, coupled with some daddy issues [...]

Behind The Scenes Video Gives First Glimpse Of CATS Movie (VIDEO) It's not a trailer (that drops Friday), but it is a first look at the movie adaptation of the musical Cats. Directed by Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King's Speech), the long-awaited film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber sensation -- a cultural touchstone that seems to be as mocked as it is adored [...]

Burton’s BATMAN Becomes 1940s Noir In Fan Trailer (VIDEO) Reworking movies into trailers for different genres is what the internet does, but this one for Tim Burton's 1989 Batman is the best I've seen in awhile. As the "Time Warp" designation suggests, it doesn't transform the dark Keaton-Nicholson blockbuster into a different genre (like goofing it into the camp of the 1960s TV [...]

THE LION KING (2019) (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated PG (for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements) Released: July 19, 2019 Runtime: 118 minutes Directed by: Jon Favreau Starring: Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary, John Oliver, Alfre Woodard, Keegan-Michael Key, Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, [...]