In Theaters This Week (4/20/2018): Super Trooper 2, I Feel Pretty, Traffik

Amy Schumer in I Feel Pretty

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  After two weeks of big releases, this week is the lull before the box office storm that will be Avengers: Infinity War next week. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (4/20/2018): Super Trooper 2, I Feel Pretty, Traffik

Hotel Artemis Trailer #1 (2018) “Visiting Hours are NEVER!”

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown as Waikiki, Sofia Boutella as Nice, Jeff Goldblum as The Wolf King/Niagara, Brian Tyree Henry as Honolulu, Jenny Slate as Morgan, Zachary Quinto as Ilya, Charlie Day as Acapulco, and Dave Bautista as Everest.

The film was written and directed by Drew Pearce. The producers are Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Stephen Cornwell, and Simon Cornwell.

Hotel Artemis opens in theaters on June 8.
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Jeff Goldblum in Hotel Artemis

 

Matt Damon’s 10 Best Movies

Matt Damon

Matt Damon burst onto the Hollywood scene when he and his friend Ben Affleck (whom you may also have heard of) came out of nowhere with a script they co-wrote and starred in: Good Will Hunting.  One of the best Oscar moments in recent memory is the two of them going bezerk after winning Damon’s only Oscar to date for the film’s screenplay.  Damon has gone on to be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in The Bourne movies, Ocean’s trilogy, Saving Private Ryan, The Martian, Interstellar, and more than a dozen other huge hits.  Post-The Martian, Damon has been in a bit of a slump, and it remains to be seen how much his career will be hurt by his ties to disgraced Hollywood mogul and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein (Damon has admitted he knew of Weinstein’s atrocities and did not come forward).  On-screen, he’s one of the most versatile and talented actors of his generation.  Time will tell what his sins of omission will do to his career going forward.

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My Favorite Scene: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) “Father & Son”

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark is undoubtedly the best Indiana Jones film, but if I’m going to pop one in to just have a great time, I’ll go with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (where the series should have ended).  Where Temple of Doom was a diversion from Indy as a relic-seeking archaeologist, The Last Crusade brought back everything that made Raiders great.  In a fantastic opening sequence, a young River Phoenix plays Indy (spawning a short-lived TV series) in an early adventure that explains virtually every tic and hiccup about the character we’ve come to love over the two previous films..  It’s one of the best openings of any Spielberg movie, and a brilliant idea to reintroduce audiences to Jones after the five-year gap between Temple and Crusade.   Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) “Father & Son”

The Incredibles 2 Trailer #1 (2018) *It’s Time To Get Back to Being Incredible!*

The first full trailer for The Incredibles 2 is out from Pixar and Disney, and this looks like a ton of fun.  The trailer lays out as much of the story for the film that we’ve had so far, which looks like a flip of the first.  Elastigirl looks like she’s going to be the face of rehabbing the supers, while Mr. Incredible juggles his super brood of kids at home.  The film also briefly shows us the film’s villain: The Screenslaver.  Then, the meeting that had to happen: Jack Jack and Edna Mode.  The Incredibles 2 will release June 15, 2018.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
The Incredibles II Poster

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