GHOSTBUSTERS || July 15th, 2016

CafeSociety-poster CAFE SOCIETY || Woody Allen directs yet another ensemble cast in his latest film, including Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Paul Schneider, and Corey Stoll, depicting 1930s Hollywood with written dialogue that could only come from Allen. From the trailer alone, this looks like it could bring him yet another Oscar nomination for writing, but with how much he’s fallen off the Academy’s radar as of late, I suppose that is completely up in the air as well.
THEATER
Equals-poster EQUALS || Director Drake Doremus follows up his romantic relationship dramas “Like Crazy” and “Breathe In” with a slightly futuristic look at love, in the film titled “Equals.” Reminiscent of say Michael Bay’s “The Island,” Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult are the leads in what’s left of our society after some fallout. In order to avoid emotional reactions, people are engineered to not have emotions and those that do are sent away. As these two leads awaken emotionally, they must navigate this world to stay alive.
Ghostbusters2016-poster GHOSTBUSTERS || First things first, I am in no way upset that director Paul Feig decided to make this a female version of the “Ghostbusters.” The fact that that’s even an issue is baffling. It’s the decision to develop it as a complete remake, but then to use cameos from all the remaining original cast. Were the film to have been a sequel and connected the films with even the subtlest of ties, it would have made a world of difference to me. Instead, this becomes a forgettable version of a film where the SNL supporting characters completely outshine the boring leads in Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

TheInfiltrator-poster THE INFILTRATOR || Based on true events, this story would have actually been much more interesting had it been cast a little younger. The opening scene of Cranston walking into a bowling alley and all the audience seeing is the back of his head makes you anticipate a younger, hipper actor in this role. Instead we’re given the older man version of these characters. A man who has a family but risks everything to get drug dealers off the street. Cranston carries this heavy role adequately but the film itself and the story it tells sometimes feels paper thin.

AvasImpossibleThings-poster TheBlackcoatsDaughter-poster CStreet-poster Dirty-poster
AVA’S IMPOSSIBLE THINGS
THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER
C-STREET
DIRTY
PASS RENT PASS PASS
DontBlinkRobertFrank-poster FreeToRun-poster GarnetsGold-poster HillarysAmerica-poster
DON’T BLINK: ROBERT FRANK
FREE TO RUN
GARNET’S GOLD
HILLARY’S AMERICA
PASS PASS PASS PASS
LuchaMexico-poster OutlawsAndAngels-poster PhantomBoy-poster TonyRobbinIAmNotYourGuru-poster
LUCHA MEXICO
OUTLAWS AND ANGELS
PHANTOM BOY
TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU
PASS PASS PASS PASS
Undrafted-poster
UNDRAFTED
PASS

THEATER

  • Cafe Society
  • Equals
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Infiltrator

RENT

  • The Blackcoat’s Daughter

STREAM

PASS

  • Ava’s Impossible Things
  • C-Street
  • Dirty
  • Don’t Blink: Robert Frank
  • Free To Run
  • Garnet’s Gold
  • Hillary’s America
  • Lucha Mexico
  • Outlaws and Angels
  • Phantom Boy
  • Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
  • Undrafted

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