Three new films premiere this weekend on a streaming platform with noteworthy female leads. A fun family film, an award-worthy movie and a wicked female villain are your new choices this week. Here's my take on I CARE A LOT with Rosamund Pike, Disney's FLORA & ULYSSES and Frances McDormand as usual delivers an award-worthy performance in NOMADLAND.
The long anticipated MORTAL KOMBAT movie is upon us with the first full length trailer being released. As usual, not everyone will be satisfied but for the most part the social media reaction seem to be excited over the new preview. See the responses below.
THE MAURITANIAN director Kevin MacDonald helms the true story of Mohamedou Ould Salahi who was imprisoned at Guatanamo Bay for 14 years without a trial after 9/11. The film stars Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley and Golden Globe best actor nominee Tahar Rahim as Salahi. The Scottish director says it's not a political film that judges but a story of forgiviness.
What would make Cruella de Vil want to kill cute little Dalmatians? Disney is giving us the answers behind the classic Disney villain from 101 DALMATIONS in CRUELLA. Portrayed by Emma Stone, a young Cruella in the new trailer has a vendetta that drives her mad. Watch the first preview and check out the new poster.
FLORA & ULYSSES is not only fun for the family but comic book nerds will get a kick out out of the numerous references and easter eggs. Director Lena Khan and Ben Schwartz explains what to expect in the Disney+ movie.
There's a reason why Kristen Wiig's latest film went straight to rental. BARB & STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR is like a live version of a DESPICABLE ME movie or feature length SNL skit. It borders on stupidity but Wiig and her costar/writing partner Annie Mumolo are endearing enough to keep your attention as long as your expectations remain low. It doesn't deliver on the belly laughs we've come to expect from Wiig's comedy but you will get some chuckles. Unfortunately Jamie Dornan feels out of place in this silly comedy.
It's an all-out assult on Earth with three villains aiming to destroy the human race in Zack Synder's original vision for JUSTICE LEAGUE. The first official trailer has arrived with tons of new footage, grant it via CGI. The trailer introduces Darkseid and DeSaad who were absent from Joss Whedon's JUSTICE LEAGUE. You also see Henry Cavill's Superman in his dark suit and Jared Leto's joker appears.
George Lopez plays God's personal messenger to Edward James Olmos' Herb in WALKING WITH HERB. God has a plan for Herb to help restore his faith and the world by playing in a golf tournament. Watch the new trailer.
Director Miguel Arteta helms YES DAY! starring Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramirez as parents who decide to yes to every whim their kids desire. That could only spell trouble. Watch the trailer and first photos.
Katherine Waterston (FANTASTIC BEASTS0 stars with Vanessa Kirby, Casey Affleck and Christopher Abbott in THE WORLD TO COME. Waterston and director Mona Fastvold spoke to CineMovie about the movie which finds two women falling in love at a time when it wasn't accepted and when women had no voice.
Michelle Obama, the former first lady, is producing and appearing in Waffles + Mochi for Netflix. Mrs. Obama's costars are puppets in a traveling cooking show aimed at children and grown-ups. See the first images and trailer for the upcoming new series.
LaKeith Stanfield plays Bill O'Neil who was forced to be an FBI informant in Chairman Fred Hampton’s Black Panther party in the true story behind JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH. The actor explains to CineMovie he was conflicted about playing a “rat” that cost someone his life and movement.