Although "MDMA" goes to some dark places and features its share of ugly scenes, it’s ultimately a story of hope and redemption.
Delivers precisely what’s expected from a violent, escapist action film and does so with brevity and shock power.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Jason Statham, Page Kennedy, Robert Taylor, Jessica McNamee, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Li Bingbing, Olafur Darri Olafsson
By failing to embrace the absurdity of the situation, the movie sets itself up as just another summer blockbuster-of-the-week.
More than 70 years after its premiere, it’s as easy to see a little bit of oneself in Marty as it ever was.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Wes Bentley, Michelle Monaghan, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Sean Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Henry Cavill, Alec Baldwin
Proves that this kind of adrenaline-fueled spy thriller isn’t dead – it just needs a strong leading man and an accomplished director.
Despite the fantasy setting and aesthetic, it’s a human tale about relatable characters with real emotions.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Director: Ol Parker
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Cher, Andy Garcia, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Meryl Streep
The first movie does a better job of everything this one does rendering the second installment redundant – painless but purposeless.
Remains one of Miyazaki’s most memorable endeavors and is among the handful of “must see” animated films produced in the last 40 years.
If the most important thing in any coming-of-age story is for the main character to evolve, "Measure of a Man" gets it right.
"Midnight Madness" probably lives in the memories of some as an engagingly dumb slice of ‘80s moviedom and it’s better left there.