MEET THE BLACKS
HARDCORE HENRY is about a man who gets these cybernetic implants that makes him this unstoppable force of nature. His wife gets kidnapped, so he teams up with Sharlto Copley and they leave a path of bloody destruction.
From every look we’ve had the film is entirely shot in POV form, which I believe is the first of its kind. It’s going to be interesting to see the tracking on this. Video games have done this, so have music videos. A full-length feature film is another story all-together. Are audiences going to warm towards this type of camera work, or will it come across as gimmicky?
Melissa McCarthy stars as Michelle Darnell an industry mogul who gets pinned for insider trading and loses everything. She cozies up to her former assistant, Claire (Kristen Bell), and the two formulate a plan to get Michelle back on top.
This abrasive premise looks perfect for McCarthy’s particular brand of comedy, and the more she can curse in front of kids the more times I’ll probably laugh. Peter Dinklage, Kathy Bates, and Margo Martindale co-star.
This is on the list solely on the strength of Jake Gyllenhaal. A well-to-do banker, his wife dies in a car crash, causing him to spiral out of control. Then he, you know, demolishes things. Like his home. You’ve got to be well-to-do if you can just tear down a house and not really sweat it. Chris Cooper and Naomi Watts tag along.
This is directed by Karyn Kusama, who has had a pretty eclectic C.V. The woman behind GIRLFIGHT, AEON FLUX, and JENNIFER’S BODY now adds a straight up horror film to the mix and it looks sensational.
The film stars Logan Marshall-Green and Michiel Huisman, but Kusama’s films are all hugely female empowering, so Tammy Blanchard and Lindsay Burdge will probably be front and center. THE INVITATION revolves around a dinner party, but by the looks of it, things turn stabby.
This looks beautiful. A reimagining of the Disney animated classic, Jon Favreau helms the live action/CGI spectacle that tells the story of the orphaned Mowgli who is raised by wolves, befriends a jaguar, and whose life is threatened by a tiger, a boa constrictor, and an orangutan. Seriously, this looks amazing. I can’t wait.
Led by Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart, and the always wonderful Imogen Poots, GREEN ROOM follows an indie band who after a show, stumble upon a murder taking place and are then forced to fight their way out.
The ageless Stewart looks frightening; the way he holds a gaze is chilling. I’ve never witnessed a murder, but I’ve been to a few shows like this. You have to be careful in those mosh pits.
Two men chasing after a kidnapped cat sounds dumb on paper, but if those two men are Key and Peele, then that changes things. It’s also written and produced by the comedy duo.
I can relate, because I accidentally let my parents cat out a few years ago, and I can assure you, that shit is stressful. KEANU is rated-R, so leave your kids at home for this one.