Posts tagged "film"

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 8 (June 20, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 8 (June 20, 1997)
This weekend sees the limited release of interesting, well-received movies like Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled and the Kumail Nanjiani-starring The Big Sick, but folks in Chicago and anywhere else that isn’t NY or LA are out of luck on that front. We’ll have to wait for those movies to expand next week. Until then, the sole... Read more »

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 7 (June 13, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 7 (June 13, 1997)
It’s a crowded weekend at the theater for new releases this weekend. Should be something for everyone. The big one is Cars 3, the latest from Disney-Pixar. You’ve also got the raunchy female-led comedy, Rough Night, starring Scarlett Johansson; the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me; the Mandy Moore shark movie, 47 Meters Down;... Read more »

Movie Review: The Mummy (2017)

Movie Review: The Mummy (2017)
THE MUMMY Genre: Horror Adventure Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 110 mins. Premise: Renegade adventurer Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) discovers an ancient tomb, housing an evil Egyptian princess named Ahmanet, and accidentally unleashes her, setting off a chain of events that throws all of London into chaos. Behind-the-Scenes: This is the first in Universal’s planned “Dark Universe” series of films centered on... Read more »
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Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 6 (June 6, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 6 (June 6, 1997)
This weekend sees the release of what is being largely hailed as “The Worst Tom Cruise Movie Ever”. Yes, I’m talking about Universal’s kick-off to its new Dark Universe franchise, another reboot of The Mummy. Expect bigger overseas grosses than here domestically, where it will probably lose the weekend box office crown to Wonder Woman. On a... Read more »

Hammering Out... Wonder Woman

Hammering Out... Wonder Woman
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: WONDER WOMAN. JOHN: In the lead up to its release, Wonder Woman was facing an extraordinary amount of pressure. Not just on Warner Bros. and DC’s Extended Universe, which were in dire need of a critical... Read more »

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 5 (May 30, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 5 (May 30, 1997)
This weekend sees the much anticipated release of DCEU’s Wonder Woman. It enters the marketplace riding a wave of hot buzz, strong reviews (check back for my take), and idiotic controversies over some woman-only screenings at Alamo Drafthouse. Oh, and Captain Underpants is also being released. May 30, 1997 Big News Story: Mariah Carey and her record... Read more »
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Movie Review - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Movie Review - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Genre: Action/Adventure Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 129 mins. Premise: Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) chases down a McGuffin – er, the trident of Poseidon – with an old enemy (Javier Bardem) hot on his trail and out for revenge. Behind-the-Scenes: Though the series has seen diminishing box office returns domestically, the last... Read more »

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 4 (May 23, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Week 4 (May 23, 1997)
This weekend sees the wide release of two movies – both set on or near water and each competing for different audiences: the fifth installment in the long-past-its-prime Pirates of the Caribbean series, Dead Men Tell No Tales, and a big screen adaptation of the seminal ’90s TV show, Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac... Read more »

Movie Review - Alien: Covenant

Movie Review - Alien: Covenant
ALIEN: COVENANT Genre: Sci-Fi Horror Rating: R Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: A crew of romantically entangled shipmates head to a remote planet to colonize it, only to discover something distinctly “alien” threatening their very existence. Behind-the-Scenes: After debuting to $51M and a wave of pre-release hype surrounding director Ridley Scott’s return to the franchise, 2013’s Prometheus quickly developed a... Read more »
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Movie Review - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Movie Review - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 126 mins. Premise: Orphaned as a child when his parents are cruelly murdered right in front of his eyes, young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) must reclaim his destiny and become King by taming his powerful sword and using it to defeat his evil uncle Vortigern (Jude Law). Behind-the-Scenes: Originally set... Read more »