“Solo: A Star Wars Story” – Movie Review

“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” dir. Ron Howard

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

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“The LEGO Movie” – Movie Review

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“The LEGO Movie”

Directors: Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Screenwriters: Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Charlie Day

Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Rating: PG for mild action and rude humor.

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

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“22 Jump Street” – Movie Review

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“22 Jump Street”

Directors: Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Screenwriters: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Jimmy Tatro, Keith Lucas, Kenny Yang

Runtime: 1 Hour 52 Minutes

Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence

Studio: Sony Pictures

After Credits Scene? Yes

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Marvel Studios Looking At Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer, and Rawson Thurber for “Ant-Man?”

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After the disappointing news that Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”) is no longer directing “Ant-Man” for Marvel Studios, everyone’s been curious about who’s going to take over as director. I advocated in my editorial that Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Lego Movie”) would be the best choices to direct. Well, it’s looking like that’s out of the question as reports are coming in that  three other directors are being looked at for the directors chair. Continue reading

Director Edgar Wright Has Left Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” Who Should Take Over?

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News broke this past Friday that director Edgar Wright, most famous for his Cornetto trilogy (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and “The World’s End”), has departed the director’s chair from Marvel Studio’s upcoming film, “Ant-Man.” Here’s what the studio had to say:

Marvel Studios and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on “Ant-Man” due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly. Continue reading