Twenty years ago, the crazed minds of Joel and Ethan Coen brought Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski onto the big screen in The Big Lebowski and into the hearts of millions. The iconic comedy starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, and John Turturro is returning to theaters for one more night only, tomorrow August 8, 2018, thanks to Universal Pictures, Fathom Events, and their TCM Big Screen Classics series.
Suburbicon Director: George Clooney Screenwriter: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, George Clooney, Grant Heslov Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe, Leith M. Burke, Karimah Westbrook Distributor: Paramount Studios Rated R | 105 Release Date: October 27, 2017
On the surface, Suburbicon is supposed to be this social satire set in the heart of late 1950s suburbia, where the little quiet idyllic neighborhood is the epitome of the American Dream. Even in the film’s opening, we see a sales pitch that tries to convince the audience that Surburicon is the place to live with its family-friendliness, perfect homes, and genuinely idyllic atmosphere. At this point, the film turns itself into a satiric commentary on race relations. From there it morphs into a murder-mystery comedy. And neither of these plots has anything to do with each other. So rather than working together cohesively, the two plots are at war with each other, making the film feel like it was shot separately and then stitched back up together for whatever this monstrosity is.
Check out the full review for Suburbicon here below.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Director: Matthew Vaughn Screenwriter: Gary Dauberman Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, Jeff Bridges Distributor: 20th Century Fox Rated R | 141 Minutes Release Date: September 22, 2017
When getting a sequel, you’d expect something on a larger scale, something more epic than its predecessor. And a lot of times, a sequel can deliver on just that. But then there are those times where it just falls short or just stays the course. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is pretty much the latter. The film, which prides itself in dressing in sharply tailored suits, adds nothing new to the franchise. It’s same shop, same tailor, same pocket square, same tie, just a different knot. But it tries to add new elements by introducing the Statesman – the American version of the Kingsman but with more Stars and Stripes aesthetics.
But with barely any stakes and an eccentric villain with a lack of originality, Kingsman: The Golden Circle doesn’t do much of anything but put on the same exact suit, but with a different color and a different tie knot. My full review below.
A trailer has been released for Wonderstruck, an upcoming feature from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions based on author Brian Selznick‘s novel of the same name.
Starring in the movie is Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, and Millicent Simmonds, with Academy Award nominee Todd Haynes (Carol, I’m Not There) directing. The story follows the journeys of two children from two different eras in time.
Continue below to check out the Wonderstruck trailer.
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Suburbicon. Directed by George Clooney, using a script written by Clooney, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, and Grant Heslov, the film stars Matt Damon as Gardner Lodge, a mild-mannered father living in a blissful suburbia. But when he uncovers some of the town’s dark secrets, his once friends, neighbors, and co-workers start to go after him and his family. Unable to put up with it, Gardner does what it takes to protect his family. Check out the full trailer here below.