Max and Annie’s weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party — complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.
Game Night is scheduled for a March 2, 2018, release date.
As someone who loves the English language and watching it get stood on its head and played with, I am also a huge fan of 2007’s Juno. Not only do I think it’s a great and, at times, hilarious movie about the fairly serious subject of teen pregnancy, I think Ellen Page should have won an Oscar for her portrayal of the exasperated, increasingly inflating teen who finds her baby new parents by picking them out of a Penny Saver. I love the rhythms of language Diablo Cody (who did win an Oscar for the script) picks for Juno. When I was a teen, and really still, I think phrasing things the way everyone else does is boring, and am constantly making up new words to fit my needs.
My favorite scene in the film, though, is one that is one of the best father/daughter talks I’ve ever seen in a movie. It’s wise and funny, showcasing not only Page’s talent but that of JK Simmons, who is one of the best additions any movie can make to its cast. Juno’s dad has a pretty realistically bad reaction to the news that she’s pregnant and that’s one of the movie’s most painfully real reminders of how serious this all is, but by the time this scene takes place, he’s calmed down and gives her some of the best advice any father could ever give his daughter. The question is, “Can two people fall in love and stay in love together forever?” Simmons answer is better than any summary I could write.
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. December 9th brings two new wide releases, and if you’re lucky enough to live in one of the select cities where it’s beginning its run: the early favorite for Best Picture. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (12/9/2016) – La La Land, Office Christmas Party, Miss Sloane
Even though it’s still raking in money at the box office (Zootopia is 2016’s highest grossing US film at this writing), Disney is already announced the film’s Blu Ray/DVD release date – June 7th – and special features. I remember when we had to wait a year to get films on demand. When I came home from seeing The Jungle Book, Amazon had already sent me an email asking me if I wanted to pre-order it (which I found both creepy and helpful). See the details below as well as a synopsis of the film and the sloth trailer, because that is still the best scene of the year. Continue reading Zootopia Blu Ray and DVD Release Date and Details!!!
It’s great to have Disney Animation back as a reliable source of excellence. Over the last five years, the studio has passed Pixar in terms of the consistency of the quality of their releases, and the House of the Mouse is looking to have a fantastic year. Zootopia won the last 3 weeks of the box office, The Jungle Book looks to dominate April, May brings Captain America: Civil War, June Pixar’s Finding Dory, November Dr. Strange and December Star Wars: Rogue One. Disney is going to have a very VERY good year, and if all those films are as good as Zootopia, so are we.
Continue reading Movie Review: Zootopia (2016) *Disney Animation Keeps Making the Magic*