With the summer movie season winding down, moviegoers can begin to anticipate a more thoughtful, sober array of autumn films.
Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike Howell, a stoner who, unknown to himself, serves as a sleeper agent in a surreptitious government program who has just been targeted for extermination.
From beginning to end, The End of the Tour is riveting.
Based on the 1960s campy and comedic spy series, the retro thriller is set when the Cold War is at its hottest, the sixties are still seen as swinging, and two rival spies are forced to work together to save the world.
Sprawling and perhaps overstuffed but energetic and insightful, the biographical melodrama “Straight Outta Compton” addresses rap’s bad rap in a powerfully resonant way.
‘Fantastic Four’ falls far short of fantasticness.
In the musical comedy-drama, Ricki and the Flash, Streep plays a middle-aged rock star who tries to reconnect with her estranged daughter.
The approach here is to pretty much do away with dialogue and depend on sight gags, sound effects, and animal noises to tell the story.
‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is another glossy, handsomely shot action-oriented espionage thriller pledged to deliver spills and thrills from opening scene to last.
Pixels is a special effects-driven science fiction comedy about retro video games and their central involvement in an alien invasion.
What Southpaw lacks in originality and complexity, it makes up for in craftsmanship and ferociousness.
That makes this already melancholy drama even more melancholy an experience, but one worth seeing nonetheless.
Judd Apatow, the writer, producer, and director of influential comedies for screens big and small over the last couple decades – with such films as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, and This is 40 — has introduced more than his share of major comic talents to the movie audience.
Paul Rudd stars as ex-convict Scott Lang, an ex-cat burglar in the Robin Hood mold who is recruited by a scientist armed with a suit that allows him to shrink while gaining super-strength and then re-enlarge whenever he wishes.
Minions is about to make millions. And why shouldn’t it?