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Highlights at the Movies 2019

Let’s take a look at the Hollywood movies that are going to draw crowds (or simply attention for one reason or other) in the U.S. throughout 2019. As always, premieres are more than likely to change.  January Glass: M. Night Shyamalan’s sequel to both Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2017). Serenity: Steamy thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and … Continue reading Highlights at the Movies 2019

Concussion

EVEN LEGENDS NEED A HERO. In 2002, a Nigerian-American doctor (Will Smith) in Pennsylvania begins looking into the deaths of several former NFL players and discovers a pattern of brain injuries. A drama that wants to be a new The Insider (1999), this time with the NFL, not tobacco companies, as villains. This reality-based film … Continue reading Concussion

Bright

The LAPD is operating in a world where humans co-exist with fantasy creatures; officer Daryl Ward (Will Smith) reluctantly partners up with an Orc (Joel Edgerton), but they fall victim to a conspiracy… Director David Ayer reunited with Smith after Suicide Squad (2016) for another messy action movie; this one premiered on Netflix. Much like … Continue reading Bright

Suicide Squad

JUSTICE HAS A BAD SIDE. The most dangerous criminals in the world are gathered to be used as agents for the U.S. government, controlled by nano bombs planted in their neck… but the Joker (Jared Leto) complicates everything. This 3D film continues where Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) ended, with the same slam-bang … Continue reading Suicide Squad

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

IT’S KIND OF A BIG DEAL. After getting kicked out of a prestigious news job in NYC, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is offered to join the world’s first 24-hour news channel, and gets the old gang back together. Getting this sequel off the ground took its sweet time, and once again it seems impossible to … Continue reading Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Independence Day

EARTH. TAKE A GOOD LOOK. IT COULD BE YOUR LAST. An inflated and patriotic throwback to those grand space movies and disaster flicks of the 1950s and ‘70s, this story, where Earth is attacked by huge space ships and must retaliate, could be described as the ultimate invasion matinee. Stirring in the beginning, with special … Continue reading Independence Day

Seven Pounds

SEVEN NAMES. SEVEN STRANGERS. ONE SECRET. In his desperate attempt to help save seven people’s lives, Tim Thomas (Will Smith) pretends to be an IRS agent and gets to know a greeting card printer (Rosario Dawson) with a heart condition… Another drama from the Gabriele Muccino/Smith duo after The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), this time about guilt and its devastating … Continue reading Seven Pounds

Men in Black

PROTECTING THE EARTH FROM THE SCUM OF THE UNIVERSE. Not a movie about undertakers but rather a Ghostbusters for the 1990s; somewhat slight but in the same vein as director Barry Sonnenfeld’s The Addams Family (1991) with its dark sense of humor. Having a secret agency control the aliens who actually live on our planet is a fun idea … Continue reading Men in Black