Everyone is out there talking about Christian Bale’s incredible transformation into Dick Cheney, but I’m still stuck on Sam Rockwell’s transformation into Dubya. And, to top it all off, Steve Carell is Donald Rumsfeld and Amy freakin’ Adams is Lynne Cheney. That casting alone should be enough to motivate you to check this one out. Amy Adams and Christian Bale are two of the finest working actors of our time and then there’s Sam Rockwell who was bee severely underrated until he finally won an Oscar in March. Everything about this looks like a winner, so I’ll see you at the theaters on Christmas day 2018.
The official trailer for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is finally here. If you close your eyes for a second, toward the end, and just listen, you’ll feel like a kid again. That’s pretty amazing stuff considering this is only the trailer. Look for Mary Poppins Returns in theaters on December 19.
Don Shirley is a classical pianist in the 60s and he’s about to embark on a tour of the deep South. Don is black and recognizes that this tour will come with some very specific challenges, so he’s looking to hire a driver who can also provide a little security when needed. Enter Tony Lip an Italian-American who shoots from the hip and is in need of some cash. The two click and bond far beyond their employer-employee relationship. ‘Green Book’ is the story of what develops on tour. Look for it in theaters on November 21.
Willem Dafoe is mesmerizing as Vincent Van Gogh in this movie based on the great painter's life. Just keep in mind this isn't meant as a biopic but more as a movie inspired by bits and pieces of the life of a genius. Look for 'At Eternity's Gate' in theaters on November 16.
Gael García Bernal is back in a new Spanish language film. Set in 1985, 'Museo' is the story of a group of criminals who set out to mock the severely lacking security at the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico by stealing priceless works of pre-Hispanic art. Ultimately, they pull off the biggest heist in Mexican history.
Bernal is one of my favorites and I've been sort of hoping he'd do a Mexican movie again since he stars in (and totally elevates) two of my all-time favorites ('Y Tú Mamá También' and 'Amores Perros'). I can't wait. Language really does change things up, so long as you're not anti-subtitles. Look for 'Museo' in theaters on February 22 here in the US.