Say what you will about their politics and views, but the Obamas’ love was made for movie screens. Southside With You is not a political-driven narrative. It quite simply is a walk-and-talk feature that follows a young Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) as they fall for each other during their first date.
The transition from childhood to adulthood, where boys become men and girls become women, is undoubtedly a significant stepping stone in everyone’s life. However, the age at which it happens and how you chose to celebrate the rite of passage entirely depends on where you live and what culture you grow up in.
It happens: a movie that’s not all bad gets eaten alive. We saw it happen with this year’s Alice Through the Looking Glass and more recently with Suicide Squad. Not to say these movies don’t have their buckets of problems, but in no way should they be deemed a bad apple.
It’s been a big year for Simon Helberg. His beloved character Howard Wolowitz is on his way to becoming a father in the upcoming season of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.
High star ratings such as those handed out to this film and Pete’s Dragon are not handed out lightly, unless the films really kick up the dust. It just so happens to be an exceptionally strong weekend at the movies, and Hell or High Water is certainly film worth dancing over.
Today, we’re often told, “Go to college” and everything will be better. While it definitely does help, I personally didn’t expect to be where I was a year after graduating.
Barely a year ago, Warner Bros. unveiled the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the duel of the century that was supposed to kickstart DC Comics’ drive toward critical and box office success. But as many fans witnessed back in March, the brawl of Bats and Supes backfired and left little hope for a shining DC future.
One of the biggest complaints you’ll find in comment sections across media is how Hollywood seems to have forgotten how to make original films. We may get the occasional Ex Machina or Birdman to stir the pot, but the entertainment business thinks in decimals and dollars.
Stranger Things, Netflix’s latest foray into original programming, is one of its most impressive series thus far. The story takes place in the 1980s in a small town in Indiana, where everyone knows each other. After a peculiar incident involving the disappearance of a young boy (Noah Schnapp), a chain of mysterious events tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community.
Some have labeled Dazed and Confused as one of the greatest hangout movies of all-time. It’s a movie you watch not only for its artistic qualities and good banter, but also as a genuinely fun experience spending time with its enjoyable characters.
Inspiration can come from a variety of sources, but film can be a particularly powerful medium to learn from. Opening this Friday is Captain Fantastic, an exceptional film that offers much knowledge about the world, most notably navigating the rocky terrains of parenting.
The theme of ever-rising debauchery is one of the most popular story lines for American comedy films (see Neighbors or The Hangover). Writers of the genre love to shock viewers with outlandish events that continue to push the boundaries of belief as the movies proceed.
There is no doubt that Angelina Jolie has talent as a filmmaker. She displayed this in her first film, 2011’s In the Land of Blood and Honey, and again in her sophomore feature, 2014’s Unbroken.
Steven Spielberg is one of the few cinema wizards out there who has a way of mixing classic storytelling with a grand sense of wonder. This summer, he aims to make a big footprint in the blockbuster season with his latest adventure, The BFG, which opened regionally this weekend.
Any project with Steven Spielberg’s name attached to it is bound to get some attention. The BFG may be one of his biggest films yet. Not only is it considered one of the most significant works from famed children’s author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), but it also marks Spielberg’s reunion with E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison (who died shortly after production wrapped) and the director’s latest collaborative effort with Mark Rylance, now an Academy Award winner for Bridge of Spies.