The true story of the so-called "Poker Princess" Molly Bloom has been put into the Aaron Sorkin slick fast dialogue machine and come out the other side looking good. Sorkin, in his directorial debut, turns actress Jessica Chastain into the former skier turned illegal poker gamer runner. Jumping between dishing her information to her reluctant lawyer, Charlie Jaffey, played by Idris Elba and the full backstory of how she rose from cocktail waitress to working with the Russian mob, Molly's Game is a good time.Read More
Guillermo del Toro's (Pan's Labyrinth) latest film that he both wrote and directed, The Shape of Water is a dark fantasy drama about a mute janitor that gets a job at a secret government laboratory. While working there she meets the "asset," an amphibious creature not unlike the classic monster movie "The Creature from the Black Lagoon."Read More
Picking up where Episode VII left off, a newcomer to the Star Wars universe, Rian Johnson, takes the helm with his 2017 release, Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi as both its writer and director. Produced by Lucasfilm, Episode VIII once again stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, with returning classic characters played by Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.Read More
Spike Lee revisits his famous drama/comedy 1986 film, She's Gotta Have It, but this time as a TV series that is updated for a new era and available as a Netflix Original Series. The general story is the same, but with needed tweaks to bring the series on Black polyamory into 2017.
The legal drama starring Denzel Washington as Roman J. Israel Esq., a lawyer who has spent his career as the man behind the curtain so to speak. An eccentric legal savant, Israel must confront his hardline views of helping the poor and the disaffected when he is thrust into a world of money and power that he's only seen from a safe distance.Read More
The ultimate culmination of DC comics superhero build up is finally here. Bringing together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Superman (Henry Cavill), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and, Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to form the heroic Justice League.Read More
Based on the famous 1934 Agatha Christie novel, Murder on the Orient Express attempts to tell a classic close quarters murder mystery with intriguing characters, setup, slowly revealed backstories and a sense of prolonged inquiry.Read More
"Third time's a charm" is the aptest phrase that can be used for Marvel's latest entry into its cinematic universe, Thor: Ragnarok. Returning once again to lead this voyage is Chris Hemsworth, who of the top three characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has had the roughest go at it in his solo adventures. However, with Taika Watiti in the director's chair, Thor: Ragnarok is not only the best Thor films but one of the best Marvel projects to date.Read More
In 1922, a farmer conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.
Wilfred James (Thomas Jane) is a grumpy farmer who refuses to give up his life living on the farm with his wife, Arlette (Molly Parker), and son, Henry (Dylan Schmid). His wife proposes that they sell their land and move into the city for a better, and frankly, less harsh life.Read More
Frank Grillo (Captain America: Winter Soldier) stars as a man forced to be a getaway driver for criminals after owing the local mob for protection. Only known as "Wheelman" to the other criminals, he is caught between a rock and a hard place when forced to betray some bank robbers in the middle of a heist and steal their money. So begins a race against time to save his daughter, ex-wife, and his own life.Read More