There’s a reason why the Tom Hanks naval drama was dumped from a theatrical release to Apple TV+. The World War II movie is one of dullest entry in the genre, and the shortest clocking in at 88 minutes. With little character development, GREYHOUND has some intense moments and intrigue, but initially it's difficult to become invested in it.
At the end of VOLITION, the main character boils down the events that have just unfolded to a single piece of dialogue. “Maybe it is that simple.” Actually the movie from first time feature film director Tony Dean Smith is anything but simple.
Walter Mercado was a staple in every Latino household with his televised astrological forecast. Many of us thought his Liberace-style on screen persona was just that but Netflix's original documentary, MUCHO MUCHO AMOR shows the beloved television personality is exactly what we see on screen.
In FORCE OF NATURE, Mel Gibson and Emile Hirsch play the douchey cops people are protesting against. FORCE OF NATURE also stars Kate Bosworth in an edge-of-your-seat thriller that has many flaws but it'll keep your interest, however the timing for this movie is inappropriate.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn’t take the Bruce Willis/DIE HARD approach in the hijacking thriller, 7500 by Patrick Vollrath in his feature film debut. Instead Gordon-Levitt plays an everyman relying on the assailant’s humanity to save the day.
Bella Thorne ("The Duff," MIDNIGHT SUN) and Jake Manley ("The Order," HOLIDATE) are a modern day Bonnie & Clyde except one of them isn't interested in money but social media fame in INFAMOUS. Written and directed by Joshua Caldwell, the crime caper is a morality tale in the age of social media when everyone is looking to cash in on instant fame no matter the cost.
Elisabeth Moss delivers yet another riveting performance in her new movie, SHIRLEY, reminding us why she's the best actress this generation. Based on Susan Scarf Merrell's book, "Shirley: A Novel" about reclusive horror and mystery author Shirley Jackson played by Moss, SHIRLEY is not so much a biography but a study into the mind of a writer. Actress Odessa Young, in a breakthrough performance, engages with Moss in a sort of cat and mouse game that's unique and intriguing.
Leave it to the Brits to give us another gem of a movie. HOW TO BUILD A GIRL stars American actress Beanie Feldstein adopting a British accent to play a spunky 16-year-old. You'll leave this movie wanting more of this character. Luckily many of us have plenty of time to watch this coming-of-age story over and over again On Demand starting May 8.
INHERITANCE stars Lily Collins and Simon Pegg playing cat and mouse. The new movie coming to On Demand and Digital May 22, may be one of the most original films in a while but too bad the climax left too many holes in the story.
Actor Clark Duke (HOT TUB MACHINE, KICK-ASS) makes his feature film directorial debut with ARKANSAS starring an impressive cast that includes Liam Hemsworth (THE HUNGER GAMES, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE), Vince Vaughn, John Malkovich and Duke in a leading role which he steals. While ARKANSAS starts out promising, a diversion in the plot ruins the flow of the movie. Watch video review below.
VILLAIN is a British import you won't care for at the start with an unlikely lead who looks like he could rip your head off but English actor Craig Fairbrass (AVENGEMENT, CLIFFHANGER) turns in a charismatic performance that flips that first impression. VILLAIN will be available On Demand and Digital May 22.