Jake Gyllenhaal is easily one of the best actors working today. His last few roles as a committed detective in Prisoners, an intoxicating and underrated performance in one of last year’s best Enemy and a slimy night crime scene cameraman in the incredible Nightcrawler were some of the best performances by any actor of the last five years. It’s a shame none of these performances were recognized by the Academy. Now in director Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, Gyllenhaal has amazed again as champion boxer Billy Hope. The story of a boxer overcoming challenges may have been done before, but its Gyllenhaal’s …Read More
Paul Rudd in a superhero suit? Evangeline Lilly kicking some major but?? Heck yes! What’s not to like about Marvel’s Ant-Man? Maybe the name of the superhero? Well, Ant-Man definitely has its problems, but the cast isn’t one of them. And one thing is for sure; by the end of this movie you’ll care about ants more than you ever have.
Ex conman Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has recently gotten out of prison and is looking to get back into the real world by getting his own place and finding a job. He adores his young daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) …Read More
It’s official: Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow are a new force to be reckoned with. The talented comedienne and director have crafted a film for the new generation that is honest, hilarious and emotional. It’s the summer’s first great R-rated comedy and it’s certainly far from a train wreck. After Trainwreck, Schumer will have the ability to sign on to whatever she wants and here’s hoping this film will elevate her career and gain her more fans.
Ever since she was a little girl, Amy was taught by her loving but erratic father (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Amy (Amy …Read More
It’s been five years since we were first introduced to super villain Gru (Steve Carell), the lovely three girls he adopted and his adorable yellow minions who can only speak in minion talk, yet have assisted Gru in stealing the moon and capturing other villains for the Anti-Villain League. But how did these little yellow guys come to find Gru and what was their life like before they met him? Minions is a sweet prequel highlighting these little yellow supporting characters of the Despicable Me films and their journey in finding their new villain mastermind.
The film opens and we meet …Read More
In 2012 when Magic Mike was released, director Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum knew they had created an interesting, hilarious and sexy film loosely based on Tatum’s real-life as a male stripper. Unfortunately Soderbergh did not return to direct the sequel, but did the cinematography instead so Magic Mike XXL still has that Soderbergh look, but not the Soderbergh storytelling. With the exception of a few scenes throughout the film, Magic Mike XXL is a far less and unnecessary sequel to its predecessor. And then there is that Joe Manganiello mini-mart scene that is pretty much everything.
It’s been three years …Read More
It’s been over 30 years since James Cameron’s The Terminator debuted and now comes the fifth installment in the Terminator franchise: Terminator Genisys. When The Terminator hit theatres in 1984, it changed the way audiences viewed science fiction films, cyborgs and most importantly how powerful a line of dialogue can be (i.e. “I’ll be back.”) Even more so when the superior sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day came out in 1991, which still remains one of the most powerful films to date. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines welcomed back Arnold Schwarzenegger and some new actors to refresh the franchise and …Read More
As talented as Seth MacFarlane (2014’s A Million Way to Die in the West) is on Family Guy and as fun and joyful as he is on Graham Norton’s interviews (if you haven’t watched those you really should), it’s a shame his storyline in Ted 2, the sequel to the hilarious 2012 comedy Ted, is not as well done. Trust me, I love a talking Teddy Bear as much as the next 8-year-old, but if you thought these characters acted stupid in the first film, it’s way over the top here.
About a year and a half has past since we last …Read More