Monday Morning Matinee

Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in Respect, the biopic about the “The Queen Of Soul” that is directed by Liesl Tommy. This is Tommy’s first feature-length debut, following directing stints on shows such as The Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, and Insecure.

The first full trailer for the biopic was released tonight following Hudson’s performance tonight at the BET Awards.
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Review: ‘Irresistible’

By Will Oliver, June 26th 2020

Irresistible | Jon Stewart | June 26, 2020

Jon Stewart makes his return to the director’s chair (following his 2014 debut Rosewater) for his second feature film, Irresistible, a timely look at today’s, uh, disturbing, political climate. If there’s one voice that we’ve been desperately missing during the hellscape that has been the Donald Trump administration, it’s Stewart’s. So the prospect of him getting back to his old stomping ground in cinematic form was an exciting prospect.
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The big question surrounding the world of cinema is regarding Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster, Tenet. As of now, Warner Bros still has the film penciled in for its July date but that is obviously still a big question mark given the state of the world with Covid-19, so much so that the latest trailer ends with “Coming to Theaters”.
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Review: ‘Capone’

By Will Oliver, May 13th 2020

Capone | Josh Trank | May 12, 2020

With Capone, director Josh Trank tries to reclaim some of that goodwill he acquired with the 2012 surprise hit Chronicle. The debut feature put him on the map and we all thought that he would finally be the one to give us a Fantastic Four movie worth remembering.

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