11/6 Movie Trip

Movie guy, Paul McGuire Grimes has some movie suggestions that you are going to want to keep your eye open for.

MANK (Netflix)

Gary Oldman stars as screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz who is racing to finish his screenplay “Citizen Kane” for director Orson Welles.

-Directed by David Fincher (The Social Network, Gone Girl) working off a script written by his late father, Jack Fincher. Fincher is a meticulous filmmaker so I expect this film will look and sound stunning.

-Starring: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, and Charles Dance

-This film will certainly appeal to cinephiles and anyone who loves studying classic Hollywood. It was filmed for black and white much like Citizen Kane, which is considered the greatest film of all time according to the American Film Institute.

Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors working today, so he should give a stunning performance as this complicated character.

-in theaters in November, Netflix on December 4


THE PROM
(Netflix)

High school student Emma has been told that she is forbidden to bring her girlfriend to the high school prom. Four out of work Broadway actors hear of Emma’s story and head to this small town in hopes of getting her to prom…and to refurbish their public image.

-Directed by Ryan Murphy

-Massive all-star cast: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Kerry Washington

-Movie musical adaption of the Broadway musical. I saw the musical on Broadway its closing weekend, and we absolutely loved it. It’s themes of acceptance and inclusivity should resonate and hopefully help continue to make a difference.

-It’s funny, touching, feel good musical with high-energy, pop-filled music.

-In Select Theaters December and on Netflix December 11, 2020


WONDER WOMAN 1984 (in theaters)

Wonder Woman 1984 is the last remaining big-budget high-profile film to open in theaters in 2020. Movie studios and theater owners are relying on this movie to show that people are willing to go back to theaters for the right kind of movie. The large-scale epic of a comic book movie deserves to be seen on the big screen, which is why this film’s release has been delayed so many times in 2020.

-Director Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine all return for the sequel. Kristen Wiig joins as cast as villain Cheetah. This will be a new turn for Wiig hoping to show audiences she can do more than big broad comedies.

-The 1984 timeline gives the film a bright, flashy color palette and fun costume design

-In theaters December 25, 2020 hoping for the typical Christmas-release box office

 

SOUL (Disney+)

The film’s tagline “What is it that makes you…YOU?” sounds right up the alley of Pixar to explore who are as people and what makes each of us so special. Jamie Foxx provides the voice of Joe, a middle-school band teacher who gets the opportunity to play at a local jazz nightclub. The night takes him on a wild adventure where he goes to a place called “The Great Before” where souls are given a personality. I’m already misty thinking about the possibilities and power this movie can have on kids and adults.

-Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Questlove, Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett

-the newest original Pixar film. Written and directed by Minnesota’s own Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out)

-Early word from film festivals are calling this a masterpiece and one of Pixar’s greatest films to date.

-Streaming on Disney+ on December 25, 2020 hoping to capitalize on families being together for Christmas.

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