Hello folks! There goes another beautiful summer. And what did we learn? That life as a whole follows the same pattern as any single day in your routine? That it’s all just an illusion? That when you die you’ll probably just wink out like a light? I know someone who would beg to differ. She stuck around! Oh yeah. And she’s determined to get vengeance, so watch CREATION and learn from my words. Pay attention, or else!
2014’s entry in the series was botched, so they got the director of the wonderful LIGHTS OUT to do this flick, and that did the trick. Sam (Anthony La Paglia) and Esther (Miranda Otto) are still traumatized over the death of their beloved seven-year-old—Esther’s in a perennial daze, and Sam is struggling to keep things sane. Things are okay until they try helping a displaced family by letting them stay in their house. The results are quite… satisfying! Here’s the trailer:
THE GLASS CASTLE
An excellent case study of why not everyone should have children just because they can 🙂 Seriously! But, down to business. This is chock full of Oscar winners and the book is very good, but, as you all know by now from reading my awesomely educational column, that’s no guarantee of a good flick. Four children (Brie Larson, Sarah Snook, Bridget Lundy-Paine, Josh Caras) are ‘brought up’ by inept, (and at times) selfish parents (Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts) in less than perfect surroundings. And that’s not the worst of it! Wait till the last third to see how the filmmakers have the adult characters handle this horribly traumatic childhood. Here’s the trailer:
NUTJOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE
Surly (Will Arnett) and his pals (Kathryn Heigl, Jackie Chan) are desperate to save their abandoned nut shop from being razed by the evil Oakton mayor Muldoon (Bobby Moynihan). This flick is a tad better than its predecessor and has more antics if less story. Still, it’s hard not to be amused by descriptions such as ‘weapons of mouse destruction,’ and the cast (including Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Jeff Dunham) is fairly competent. Will you love it? Maybe.I know the kids absolutely will, and that’s what really counts here, right?
And that’s it for me. Let me know how just how much you loved Annabelle, and have fun at the movies!