A high court judge, whose husband is about to embark upon an affair, is called upon to rule in the case of a seventeen-year-old boy with leukemia who refuses a blood transfusion as a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The story of a real life romance and near tragedy, The Big Sick (we gave it an A+) is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 19th with a goodly supply of extras, including an Audio Commentary by Actor-Writer Kumail Nanjiani, Writer Emily V. Gordon, Producer Barry Mendel and Director Michael Showalter; featurettes, deleted scenes and more.
American Assassin is based on the book of the same title by the late Vince Flynn, and introduces us to Mitch Rapp – a wounded young man who saw his fiancée killed by terrorists and decides to go after them himself.
It could have been a pedestrian thriller by committed performances by Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch – and a very grounded script (and muscular direction) keep it from descending to that level.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
The first John Wick film was one of the rare action flicks to actually warrant the title film. It was mad crazy in terms of action and remarkably thorough at sketching out the world in which the characters lived and worked.
John Wick Chapter 2 expands that world in fun, messy ways and is even more propulsive than the first. I would say that it’s the rare sequel that is even better (if only marginally) than the original – it deepens every aspect of its world and character.
Gardner Eliot is the first true Martian – born there in 2018 – and the first true Martian orphan (his mother died in childbirth). When he meets Tulsa, another orphan, via the Internet (by 2034 we have instantaneous internet connections between Earth and Mars!), he falls in love.
It’s been not quite a decade since Ontario cop Martin Ward and Québec cop David Bouchard met on a case and overcame some slight… shall we call them… cultural differences to get the job done.
Now their paths are crossing again and, though they’ve remained friends since overcoming those cultural differences, it’s been a year since they last spoke and they find themselves working a case about a car theft ring that may be more than it appears.
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Will be in Canadian theaters on May 12th – and American release date is TBD. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Florence Foster Jenkins is a film that is based on the last few months of the title character’s life. Jenkins was a fierce music lover – she supported the music scene in New York and eventually decided that she had to sing.
It was not the smartest move she could have made – she is considered to be one of the all-time worst singers.