Safe women seldom make history. Silver screen suffragettes, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Awkwafina and Sarah Paulson, are women who make history off-screen but play it too safely in this fourth revising of the Ocean’s franchise to be memorable among the ranks of intricate, gender-bending heist films. The plot of “Ocean’s 8” is simple. Safely simple.
In a galaxy far, far away before the Empire struck back or the Jedi returned, a guy loved a gal
In a joint venture with husband, writer and director, Ed Falcone, Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner, Melissa McCarthy takes on a theme perfected by comedy pros such as Will Ferrell, Rodney Dangerfield, Bing Crosby and the Marx Brothers as a 40-something who is returning to college.
“God can forgive you. I can’t” is the theme of “I Can Only Imagine,” a film based on the life of lead singer, Bart Millard, of the contemporary Christian band, MercyMe.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is riddled with loss. Loss of hope. Loss of everything you expected from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Loss so incredible that you are wide-eyed and slack-jawed through a movie that refuses to play it safe with your emotions.
While Jane Goodall would be horrified, fans of “Pacific Rim,” “Kong” and any collaborative mash-up of monsters and building-bashing-hell will be thrilled by the latest video-game-that-didn’t-need-to-become-film, “Rampage.”
At a time when cryptocurrency is more popular than gold and video games attract more players than team sports, “Ready Player One” exploits our sensibilities and forces us to look at the nefarious future of monetized virtual gaming.
Based on the best-selling 2013 video game, “Tomb Raider” (2018) is the origin story of heroine, Lara Croft. Lara is implored to take over her missing father’s global corporation but remains indifferent to assuming the role of CEO.
Director Eli Roth and writer Joe Carnahan play it safe in the unremarkable and unnecessary remake, “Death Wish.”
Personalities collide in the chuckle-worthy flick, “Game Night.”