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Don't Worry Darling
Cast: Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine
Director: Olivia Wilde
• 2 min
Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
Director: James Cameron
• 162 min
The Woman King
Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, Hero Fiennes Tiffin
Georgina Campbell, Bill SkarsgÃ¥rd, Justin Long
• 31S min
Top Gun: Maverick
Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller
David Corenswet, Mia Goth, Emma Jenkins-Purro
• 102 min
Karen Fukuhara, Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz
See How They Run
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, Harris Dickinson
• 98 min
On the Come Up
Jamila Gray, Noa Dior Rucker, Sanaa Lathan
• 115 min
Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda
• 105 min
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson
• 90 min
The Good House
Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Morena Baccarin
Ana de Armas, Lucy DeVito, Garret Dillahunt
Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Shahi, Viola Davis
Since I write many of these briefs the day before the movies are released, what we have here are mostly ruminations on movies I have not yet seen. You will have to decide for yourself if these briefs have any value. I believe the less you know about a movie, the better chance you might enjoy it to the upside. Too many reviewers seem to go out of their ways to ruin for you with way too much information your upcoming movie experience. In fact my D graded Master’s Thesis proposed that reviews should be embargoed until after the opening weekends allowing moviegoers to see the movies fresh and without plot summaries taken right out of the press kits.
Movie Guru's Current Movie Reviews
- Pandemic Moviegoing
Moviegoing is a social event. Popular movies require large crowds to eek out every last drop of entertainment. Some of us prefer empty theaters, but most expect their movie experience to include fellow customers. We are still not there yet except for the big budget, recognizable, Hollywood products like those from Marvel and DC. Thank goodness for the big screen release of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick. Finally adult audiences have found a movie they really like and have filled the theaters.
- Avatar Re-release
When viewed as an exciting and original B action movie, you have to love Avatar. This re-release is all about getting fans revved up for the December 13 opening of James Cameron’s sequel The Way of Water.
- Don’t Worry Darling
Olivia Wilde’s controversial new film which seems to be all about Harry Styles spitting on Chris Pine and Shia LeBeouf getting fired in order to keep Florence Pugh from quitting the movie. The preview makes the film seem like a Stepford Wives offshoot but I assume it is much deeper than that enjoyable contrivance.
- Bullet Train
I have to say the last thirty minutes of mayhem make up for the first 90 minutes of death and disaster. If you can’t find something else you want to attend and wanton destruction is your cup of tea, you will not be disappointed. Let’s put it this way. We have had two buy out screenings by Division 1 college football teams and they each won their next games.
- Woman King
A surprising Viola Davis super charged action performance as the leader of an elite African female force that fights to protect their people from the slave trade. Based on the true story it seems unbelievable while you watch the movie.
- Dragon Ball Z Super: Super Hero
I am not in love with Dragon Ball Z or with the title of this movie, but I will admit that the grandkids enjoyed the movie very much. For some reason the Cinemark South Point during its second week is playing it six times dubbed and one show sun-titled. That is strange.
- Minions: The Rise of Gru
Minions or Lightyear is the choice. Minions is fun with young kids. Lightyear is fun if you care about Buzz Lightyear as a human being and not a toy. Neither is spectacular, but Minions is full of funny minions and a young Dru. Lightyear gets heavy at times. Take your pick or go to both, but don’t leave the kids at home.
Auteur director Baz Luhrmann of Romeo and Juliet and the Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge fame turns his unique talents to the story of Elvis, played by an unknown. The unnecessary hook seems to be the immediately unrecognizable Tom Hanks portraying Elvis discoverer and less than scrupulous manager Colonel Tom Parker as an enlightened human being. Now don’t forget I have only seen the trailers and could be totally wrong. But my own understanding of the Colonel was he cared only for himself and the money. And the money went down the drain at the roulette tables of the once upon a time Las Vegas Hilton.
- Top Gun: Maverick
Archetypal Hollywood film making where the special effects support the story as opposed to overwhelming the story. And the story is communal screen writing at its finest. Lots of writers immersing themselves in the original Top Gun and creating a team of characters, both new faces and old, all working selflessly without egos for the greater good of the film. Hats off to their Captain Tom Cruise. He cares about his audience.