The Dark “Thoroughbreds” features Two Cute Wealthy Teens and Murder

By Liz Lopez

Rating: B+

Childhood friendships either last a lifetime, or terminate at someplace along the way in life. At times, those friends may have a “reunion” of sorts and it is not always a sought out meeting by one or the other of two friends. Writer/director Cory Finley’s drama, “Thoroughbreds,” has written a much darker film than I had initially expected and with the two lead actresses, Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Witch,” “Split”) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke, “Bates Motel”), their performances take this excellent script and elevate it to a level of unexpected horror. These Connecticut prep school teens hatch a plan that they could probably patent and sell to other people who would never be expected to do a thing like that. Read more »

Review: GRINGO

By Renee’ C.

Rating: 4 (Out of 5 Reels)

Gringo, a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal (IMDB).

Oyelowo is the perfect choice for the role of Soyinka because he brilliantly walks the line between innocent victim and a person who tries to take charge of his life and situation. Although it must be mentioned that Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton are fantastic as absolutely vile human beings, the type that are only interested in having power and money regardless of the costs.  Read more »

Movie Trailer: DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH

Sources: Universal Pictures, Illumination 

For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic.  The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.  Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company.  With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food. Read more »

Movie Teaser Trailer: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

The Hundred Acre Wood is opening up to our world. Watch the brand-new teaser trailer for Disney’s Christopher Robin.

Source: Disney

Coming soon to theatres Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga. Read more »

Movie Teaser Trailer: MARY POPPINS RETURNS

This Christmas, a new story begins. Here’s your first look at Mary Poppins Returns.

Source: Disney

“Mary Poppins Returns” stars: Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character. Read more »