Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Opening This Week - March 11

Out In Wide Release


10 Cloverfield Lane

The theories abound as to what this film is actually about. They've already dispelled the rumor that this film is a sequel, but that makes the fact that it shares a name with "Cloverfield" even more curious. Even if it's just a character study/thriller about people trying to survive together in a fallout shelter, with a cast like this it's hard not to be excited anyway.


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The Brothers Grimsby

The second you know this is a Sacha Baron Cohen film, you know what to expect. He makes broad comedy about as broad as it could be. He finds his humor in the profane and offensive, and you're likely to know whether or not that sort of humor appeals to you. Though this one looks more Bond-spoof than his typical purposely politically incorrect comedy, it could be interesting to see whether or not he tries to marry the two or if this is a diversion more in the vein of Austin Powers. One way or another, as expected, the initial reviews are less than positive for whatever that's worth.


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The Perfect Match

I can't help feeling as though we've seen this movie before at least a hundred times. It looks almost painfully generic. Though perhaps the most curious move here is featuring crowd favorites Donald Faison and Paula Patton in supporting roles and giving the leads to R&B singer Cassie Ventura and former E! News anchor Terrence Jenkins.


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The Young Messiah

Based on Anne Rice's novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, this film tells a fictional interpretation of seven year old Jesus discovering the truth about his life and purpose as he travels to Egypt from Nazareth. If this film catches on with it's intended faith-based audience Rice's followup novel The Road to Cana may makes its way to the big screen as well.


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Out in Limited Release:

Backgammon


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Creative Control


This SXSW winner has divided audiences, but looks like a unique visual experience that I can't wait to see. It bases its tech around a more futuristic version of Google Glass.

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Eye in the Sky

This star studded thriller is one of the last films in which Alan Rickman will appear.


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Hello, My Name is Dorris



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Lolo



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Marguerite



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