Upcoming Theatrical Releases
Director: Sam Mendes
PG-13; 2 hr. 30 min.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. (Synopsis by Sony)
A jumbled disappointment of individual ideas that never amount to anything. Beautiful to look at, but lacking in anything that resembles coherent plot or thought. No wonder David Craig is bailing on being Bond. Skip it.
The Peanuts Movie
Director: Steve Martino
G; 1 hr. 32 min.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day. (Synopsis by Fox)
Check out my review here.
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
R; 1 hr. 53 min.
Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all–his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma. (Synopsis by Element Pictures)
One of the better pictures of the year. It deviates from the standard Hollywood need for resolution, and is more interested in exploring the small miracles in life and what happens once the action is over. This is a love story in its truest form. See it.
Upcoming DVD Releases
Director: Alan Taylor
PG-13; 1 hr. 59 min.
When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. (Synopsis by Paramount)
An absolute mess that is made even worse by the fact that this is supposed to be a carefully orchestrated beginning of a new trilogy. A healthy suspense of rationality is a requirement for enjoyment here. Better yet, just stay away. Skip it.