XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE ★½☆☆☆
D: D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye, I Am Number Four).
S: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Toni Collette, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Samuel L. Jackson.
A film so laughably bad, it could be a spoof. Why does this franchise exist? Who actually likes these movies?
THE RED TURTLE ★★★★½
Director: Michael Dudok de Wit.
Artistic producer: Isao Takahata.
A Studio Ghibli co-production. Bar Hayao Miyazaki, their best in years. Thoughtful. Moving. Unexpected.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/the-red-turtle.html
D: Nacho Vigalondo (Open Windows, Extraterrestrial, Timecrimes).
S: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Tim Blake Nelson.
Ambitious Anne Hathaway indie monster movie.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/colossal.html
Out to own today:
Morris from America
Will this be 22 JUMP STREET laugh-out-loud?
I hope this is not Sunday-afternoon-television-type storytelling.
Will it be twice as scary, or a tired cash in?
His last two films were superb.
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