Jamie Lee Curtis, currently riding high in the wake of the recent Halloween sequel, stars this week in An Acceptable … Continue reading An Acceptable Loss – Marketing Recap
Paul Dano makes his directorial debut with Wildlife, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan. The two play Jerry and Jeanette … Continue reading Wildlife – Marketing Recap
Paul Rudd looks to continue making his appeal to be seen as a more versatile actor in this week’s new … Continue reading The Catcher Was a Spy – Marketing Recap
Parents Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) are just trying to do right by their son Jake (Leo James … Continue reading A Kid Like Jake – Marketing Recap
The second of two Elle Fanning movies coming out this week has her starring as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in Mary … Continue reading Mary Shelley – Marketing Recap
Two grown sons are dealing with the fact that not only has their father died but their mother is becoming her own person in the new movie Love After Love. Suzanne (Andie MacDowell) was married for decades but now that her husband has passed she’s looking to move on, including finding some new form of companionship. That causes tension between her and both Nicholas (Chris O’Dowd) and younger son Chris (James Adomian).
In both cases the tension has more to do with their own lives than that of their mother. Nicholas is dealing with the imminent failure of his own relationship while Chris has deeper issues that are worrying everyone in the family. Regardless, they both find the fact that their mother is now on her own troubling in some regard, providing the story’s drama.
Satire is, in some respects, supposed to make the uncomfortable or even tragic funny. Or at least somewhat relatable. It’s meant to take the figures down several pegs, which is why the genre is usually filled with high-society types or other powerful characters. That model is being applied to this week’s The Death of Stalin, which aims to make comedy out of the era of Russian history when Josef Stalin, who had ruled the country with an iron fist, died and the political infighting and jousting that followed as everyone tried to seize power.
Written and directed by Armando Iannucci (“Veep”), the movie stars Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, Michael Palin as Vyacheslav Molotov, Jeffrey Tambor as Georgy Malenkov and Jason Isaacs as Field Marshal Zhukov among others. Each one is fumbling over themselves, creating short-lived alliances with others just as quickly as they’re breaking the ones they’ve already made. They’re backstabbing and assassinating as fast as they can.
The new movie The Cured takes place in a world that’s been ravaged by an outbreak of a disease that turned people into murderous zombies. That may sound like a familiar premise, but the twist is that it’s set after that disease has been ostensibly cured (hence the name), the surviving victims beginning to reintegrate into a society that still doesn’t fully trust them.
Ellen Page stars as Abbie, whose husband was killed during the outbreak. She takes in Senan (Sam Keeley), her brother-in-law who has been cured after being infected himself. Not everyone in the area is thrilled with having Senan back, nor are they happy with Abbie’s decision. Those fears may be well-founded as the tension between the cured and those in “normal” society seems to be growing toward a showdown.
This week’s Rebel in the Rye is one of several late-summer/early-fall movies detailing the creative processes of famous authors. in … Continue reading Rebel in the Rye – Marketing Recap
It’s hard to believe that an unassuming, largely unscripted movie that started out as a BBC mini-series about two frenemies … Continue reading The Trip to Spain – Marketing Recap