Black Widow – The latest Marvel movie after a small, teensy pandemic flavored break nearly destroyed the theatrical release system and the whole world along with it. But now, after many long months, Marvel is back like it never left. Huge set pieces, mediocre music, impressive visuals and enough Easter eggs to create hundreds of click bait videos and BuzzFeed articles.
The Tomorrow War – On the surface, The Tomorrow War seemed to me that it would be another “Groundhog Day” type sci-fi movie, a la Live, Die, Repeat (Edge of Tomorrow). However, there’s enough of a difference here that it isn’t completely overshadowed by similar movies and I think that there are a few key elements that really make this movie stand on its own two legs. This time bending adventure (that’s got some sneaky good humor) from Chris McKay and Amazon Studios is a fun option for a weekend night in.
Special Feature – Top 10 Animated Movies – DC Animated Universe, Disney Classics, Studio Ghibli and many others make up my list of top 10 animated movies. Where do yours land? What did I miss?
Molly’s Game – Based on a true story, this real life thriller will keep you guessing. With a stunning cast and excellent directing, Molly’s Game is an entertaining movie about the shadowy world of underground gambling.
No Sudden Move – From Steven Soderbergh, a generational talent, comes No Sudden Move. A thrilling crime caper that takes a hard left turn into the complicated and storied history of Detroit.
Weekend Watchlist – July 2, 2021 – an incredibly quotable movie, classic Shyamalan twists, and illuminating documentary. What are you watching this weekend?
Road to Perdition – this underrated gem of the gangster genre fills the screen with impressive and intentional visuals that don’t overshadow the sparse, but necessary dialogue.
The Karate Kid – a fun flashback to the 80s with a semi unique and compelling story brought to life by veteran and rookie actors of the day. The Karate Kid has stood the test of time and remains part of the social lexicon.
Series Pick – Community – Supposedly underappreciated at the time of it’s original airing, Community is a hilarious and cleverly written show from the mind of Dan Harmon and the Russo Brothers.
Sea Fever – An indie movie from Dust Studios that fails to impress and falls flat at every turn. Featuring an interesting concept that doesn’t stick the landing.