GEMINI MAN (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for violence and action throughout, and brief strong language) Released: October 11, 2019 Runtime: 117 minutes Directed by: Ang Lee Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Ralph Brown My review of Gemini Man, for The Tulsa Voice. Will Smith stars (and plays both roles) as an aging government [...]

HOLIDAY IN THE WILD Trailer Unwraps First Netflix Christmas Flick Of 2019 (VIDEO/IMAGES) I hear the sleighbells echoing tonight...because it's Christmas in Africa! Holiday in the Wild will launch Netflix's seasonal offerings for 2019, and the trailer (above) plus the exclusive Entertainment Weekly images (below) sure lay down a marker on what Hallmark, Lifetime, and other networks have to compete with. Boasting a bigger budget and scale [...]

First BOMBSHELL Trailer Goes #MeToo On Fox News (VIDEO/POSTER) Fair and balanced? Not so much. But definitely unafraid. Gauging by this first trailer for Bombshell (a.k.a. the Fox News exposé about how anchors Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly brought down Fox honcho Roger Ailes), subtle and thought-provoking it ain't. Sure, a movie need not be agnostic in its point of view, even when [...]

Old School Charm Imbues LADY AND THE TRAMP Remake Trailer (VIDEO) This looks exactly like the type of straight-to-streaming effort that Disney+ should be all about. Rather than investing hundreds of millions of dollars to "realistically" update animal-driven classics from the Disney vault on the level of The Lion King , the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp employs the approach from a simpler time: [...]

First Trailer For DOLITTLE May Have You Game For Robert Downey Remake (VIDEO/IMAGES) When it was first announced that Robert Downey, Jr. would be starring in a remake of Doctor Dolittle, it seemed like a cheap move by a studio looking to milk easy money out of recycling an old classic for the second time (the previous remake being Eddie Murphy's late-90s modern update). Suffice it to [...]

JUNGLE CRUISE Trailer Sets The Rock On Family Adventure (VIDEO) Humphrey Bogart sailed the African Queen, and now Dwayne Johnson is the Amazon King. Taking inspiration from that Hollywood classic, The Rock and Emily Blunt put a new spin on that Bogie/Hepburn clashing chemistry in Jungle Cruise, Disney's action-adventure adaptation of the famous theme park ride. Setting out to discover the magical powers of [...]

New Trailer For ONWARD Doesn’t Move Pixar Forward (VIDEO) Is Pixar moving onward...or backward? In their first full official trailer for Onward (following a previous teaser), Pixar studios puts a lot of energy into a movie that appears to lack inspiration while also trying too hard. Coming off more like a DreamWorks or Illumination feature-length cartoon that panders to kids but ends up [...]

JOKER (Movie Review)

* out of **** Rated R (for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, strong language, and brief sexual images) Released: October 4, 2019 Runtime: 121 minutes Directed by: Todd Phillips Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Whigham, Bill Camp, Marc Maron, Glenn Flesher, Douglas Hodge In a tragic age of [...]

JUDY (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for strong language throughout, sexuality, and some drug material) Released: September 27, 2019 Runtime: 118 minutes Directed by: Rupert Goold Starring: Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Andy Nyman, Daniel Cerqueira, Michael Gambon, Bella Ramsey My review of Judy, for The Tulsa Voice. Set in the final months of Judy [...]