Directed by Gus Van Sant, who brought us notable movies like To Die For, Milk, The Sea of Trees, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot is based on a true story. The movie follows Joaquin Phoenix, a Van Sant alumni, as he performs John Callahan lust for life with a quirky knack for off-color jokes and an obvious drinking problem.
The tragedy begins with an all-night bender and ends in a catastrophic car accident. John wakes up to the reality of being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
The movie is his journey back from rock bottom, his honesty and wicked sense of humor turn out to be his saving grace. He builds friends with an oddball AA group while finding out that love is not beyond his reach. He develops a talent for drawing irreverent and sometimes shocking cartoons that bring him notoriety.
The movie is brought to us by Amazon Studios, which means I am a Prime member and will be able to see it as soon as it leaves the movie theaters. I look forward to taking a peek at the acting chops of some fine actors in this movie including Rooney Mara, Jack Black, and Jonah Hill.
Check out the trailer and notice both Jack Black and Jonah Hill are taking a serious turn in this poignant story.
Directed by Jason Reitman, who brought you Juno and Young Adult, Tully follows Marlo, a housewife of three, played by Charlize Theron. Her brother gifts her a nighttime nanny named Tully, played by Mackenzie Davis. Marlo is uncertain about the extravagance at first, and she comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young Tully.
The trailer is touching and real, but not very much information has been released about the movie except this trailer.
Written and directed by John Callas, No Solicitors is a creepy, campy horror movie with a thread of political satire. The movie is a Fright Night and Scare-A-Con Film Festival Winner.
The movie follows Lewis Cutterman, played by Eric Roberts, is a well-respected brain surgeon and happily married with two beautiful children who run the family business. Clearly, they seem like model citizens within the community.
A typical visit to their home by a real estate agent is greeted by an invitation to dinner. The except dinner takes a macabre turn when the solicitor finds herself drugged by the family.
Waking up, the solicitor soon discovers they will be slowly eaten piece by piece and that the kid’s family business is to farm out their internal organs to needy patients.
The movie is filled with eye candy and silly, offbeat humor. My husband used to be a solicitor, and I understand the need to make a living. But, solicitors can be annoying. No Solicitors puts a new creepiness to door-to-door salespeople.
Co-directed by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin, I Can Only Imagine follows a true story based on a song by possibly the most popular faith-based song ever played on Christian radio – I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe.
The story follows Bart Millard, who the lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe. His relationship with his troubled father played to the core by Dennis Quaid. See the movie clip below of Quaid playing a very emotionally torqued father. The message in the movie, which is totally Christian, nobody is ever too far from God’s love — or too far from an eternal home in Heaven.
The movie also stars Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins, Michael Finley, Priscilla Shire, and Madeline Carroll.
Directed by Kay Cannon, Blocker’s follows three parents who discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom. The parents launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon. She is the writer of the Pitch Perfect series.
Directed and co-written by Italian Paolo Virzì, The Leisure Seeker follows a vintage recreational vehicle as John, played by Donald Sutherland and Ella Spencer, played by Helen Mirren take one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys.
The road trip movie is about John and Ella arriving at the Keys before his Alzheimer’s and her cancer can catch up with them. The movie is based on a novel, so the story is rich and thought-provoking.
Directed by Johannes Roberts and co-written by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai, The Strangers: Prey at Night follows a family on a road trip as it turns into a dangerous horrific trip when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park. The plan is to stay with relatives but find the place deserted, which is as puzzling as most horror movie stories play to the end.
Under the creepy night of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s limit as they are driven to the verge of insanity as they struggle to survive.
The horror movie is inspired by the 2008 horror winner The Strangers about a young couple being tested by three masked assailants. The movie was directed by Bryan Bertino who co-wrote Prey at Night.
Twentieth Century Fox just released the first images of their next X-Men movie, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, directed by Simon Kinberg who has written quite a few of the franchise movies including this one.
The movie stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique, and Jessica Chastain as Smith.
New faces and a new director who is very familiar with the story that follows Jean Grey, played by Turner, who begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix.
The story is an extended version of the fictional Marvel Comics’ series penned by both Chris Claremont and illustrated by both Dave Cockrum and John Bryne.
The X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. That shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. Don’t you think?
As soon as X-Men: Dark Phoenix is out, I will be posting it.