Theatrical Releases: BlacKkKlansman, Dog Days, & The Meg
BLACKkKLANSMAN || Spike Lee employs the talents of Denzel’s son, John David Washington, as the true story black cop that goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan. Adam Driver and Topher Grace offer the supporting roles and with the normal Spike Lee flavor, this film has already jumped to the top of many of the Oscar pundits. Jordan Peele uses his “Get Out” goodwill to act as producer for this one.
THE MEG || Stealing a book out of the “Jaws” playbook, “The Meg” a B movie attempt at delivering something bigger, funner, and of this generation, as Jason Statham discovers a Megalodon shark that begins to wreck havoc on the modern world. Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, and Cliff Curtis star supporting in a film where the writers decided the movie needed a bigger shark rather than a bigger boat. Critics are calling this one a little dead in the water, as it does not quite come with enough laughs and lands more like one of the lame Piranha remakes rather than anything that actually has any sort of real bite.