The tale of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel) is well-known, intertwined throughout our history in various ways. Living a mostly mundane life, Gawain is the nephew of King Arthur (Sean Harris) and has never truly met the King. In the midst of enjoying the merriment of Christmas, the King invites young Gawain to sit beside him and his Queen (Kate Dickie). Abruptly, in enters a towering Knight on his horse, disfigured and grotesque. The Green Knight (Ralph Ineson) offers a game; allowing anyone who Continue reading
M. Night Shyamalan invites you to a tropical hideaway with a beachfront view to die for….literally!!!
Director M. Night Shyamalan brings his latest thriller of the pages of a graphic novel called “Sandcastles” and tells the tale of a secluded beach near an all-inclusive resort with a power over those folks that spend time there.
Prisca won an all-inclusive trip to a tropical paradise on the internet for her husband guy and their two children Maddox and Trent. Guy and Prisca thought it would be good for the family to spend one last vacation for the family before they tell their kids they are getting divorced. The family arrives to a welcome reception that reminds us all of fantasy island with the staff and free drinks for all.
Soon after arrival, we are introduced to other guests at the hotel as 6-year-old Trent and his new friend Idlib (Kailen Jude), son of the resort manager, asks everyone they meet their names and occupations. Jarin (Ken Leung) a nurse vacationing with his wife Patricia (Nikki Amuka-Bird) a therapist who suffers from Grand Mal seizures and experience one in front of everyone at breakfast. Charles, a doctor traveling with his mother (Kathleen Chalfant), trophy wife Crystal (Abbey Lee) and their young daughter Kara, rushed to assist with Patricia with her seizure.
The resort manager (Gustaf Hammarsten) checks in with Guy and Prisca who are trying to decide on an activity to do with their kids when he suggests a day at the hotel’s nature reserve that offers a secluded beach with a breathtaking view. The family agrees to go check it out. The manager has the hotel van driver (Shyamalan) take them along with the doctor and his family out to the beach with a couple of baskets of food to last them all the day.
After a year-long postponement, the time has finally arrived; “F9” hits theaters this weekend. The franchise’s previous installment saw the team battle a nuclear sub across frozen waters in Russia, saving the World once again. “F9” opens with Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), and little Brian adjusting to their new lives in-hiding. An unannounced visit from Continue reading
Sparks is the “Greatest” band you have never heard of!
Director Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim) brings a documentary of Sparks,a band formed by 2 brothers that has put out over 25 albums, had hit songs, been an influence on bands like Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys and the Beatles! Ron and Russell Mael grew up in Santa Monica California in a musical family so it was only natural that they would want to play music. Ron and Russell would form Sparks, their band together with studio backing musicians and brought their unique sound that became a precursor to Electronic music to the US.
Record executives like the “different” sound that Russell and Ron were making but it was Todd Rundgren, the lead singer of the band Utopia, that loved the quirkiness and had them signed them to a contract with Bearsville records. Sparks first album was “Halfnelson” released in 1971 featuring the single “Wonder Girl” that was embraced by critics but the US public just didn’t get it. Following a similar rest with the second album “A Woofer in Tweeter’s Clothing” featuring the song “A Girl from Germany” and Ron’s signature look that everyone compared to Hitler!
Russell and Ron were not the most successful rock stars, but they were the hardest working brothers in the music business. Ron and Russell would write together every day and were sent over to England to see if they liked the music across the pond. Sparks would put out two albums “Kimono in my House” and “Propaganda” in 1974 and both were top 10 albums in the UK but only Propaganda cracked the billboard top 100 in the US.
Reynolds and Jackson are both shooting blanks in the action comedy “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”.
The “Killer Three” Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Samuel L Jackson are back in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the follow up to The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017). This time around, Michael Bryce is in therapy dealing with the mental fallout from losing his AAA bodyguard license and protecting hitman Darius Kincaid. The psychiatrist, sick of hearing Bryce whine, tells him to go to Capri (like the pants) in Italy and take a break from bodyguarding and guns.
Bryce on the beach listening to a self-help audio book relax as people begin to shoot! Sonia Kinkaid is in Capri to get Bryce and help her rescue Darius. Sonia and Darius are in Italy for their overdue honeymoon, when Darius was taken. Bryce explains he is on a medical break, but Sonia drags him over a cliff and into another Kinkaid problem.
The Italian Mob grabbed Darius for a job he did in the past and just as they prepare to kill him psycho Sonia shows up and bullets are flying and mobsters are dropping as Darius’ wife with Bryce in toe rescues the hitman. The killer three aren’t aware that the Mafia boss was an informant to Interpol agent Bobby O’Neill (Frank Grillo) and key in stopping, Aristotle Papadopolous, a Greek tyrant who is poised to bring down Europe and bring Greece back to superiority in Europe.