Directed by Cathy Yan and set just after Harley Quinn breaks up with the Joker – then ends up joining three other female superheroes, I have to admit that I was unconvinced by all the female solidarity. I’m not saying that all that happened isn’t very possible. It’s just that the way the stories of each of the characters played out and led to all four coming together for one cause didn’t feel as smooth / seamless and satisfying as I’d imagined.
After the disappointment of Suicide Squad back in 2016, I had feared that Birds of Prey would leave me wanting, and it seems my fears came true. It certainly doesn’t help that I didn’t quite like Ewan McGregor as the villain either. I’ve just seen more engaging and interesting superhero movie villains in other stories.
Overall, even though I appreciate the message behind the story, I didn’t fully enjoy the delivery. I only really made it to the end of Birds of Prey because of Robbie and all the hype about Harley Quinn.
As some of you may have gathered, I’m more of a Marvel fan when it comes to superhero films. I mean, I’ll take Batman (the Christian Bale era) and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, but everything else DC can keep.
The trailer for the long awaited DC Comics Harley Quinn movie, Birds Of Prey – And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn is finally here.
Directed by Cathy Yan, this new story starts after Quinn (Margot Robbie) splits up with the Joker and joins three female superheroes. Namely Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya. Their mission being to save the life of a little girl from an evil crime lord…
I’m in because maybe finally all the excitement and yelping with delight that was a result of me seeing Quinn in the Suicide Squad trailer two years ago can deliver on its promise. Fingers, toes and everything crossed!
Derek Wilson, Matthew Willig, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Messina, Rosie Perez, Charlene Amoia, Isabel Pakzad and Ali Wong Also star.
Starring Will Smith, Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Benedict Wong; Oscar winning director Ang Lee’s latest is an action / drama / sci-fi movie about an over-the-hill hitman who faces off against a younger clone version of himself.
I’m always intrigued by movies where one actor plays two characters who have to interact with one another. How convincingly will the execution of the creative challenge be? I definitely hope the answer is excellent.
As for the actual story line, I like the idea of facing off with a younger version of myself. Well, as long as it’s not a super-fit young me and a fifty plus year-old version of me. In fact, I think I’m more curious to find out how my opinions and attitudes willhave changed.
Douglas Hodge, Ralph Brown, Theodora Miranne, Linda Emond, Tim Connolly and David Shae also star.
Starring and directed by John Krasinski, The Hollars is a family drama / comedy about what happens when a son returns to his home town after learning of his mother’s illness…
I’m tuning into this one for the comedy, intriguing family dynamics and a cast that in addition to krasinski, includes Charlie Day, Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Josh Groban, Margo Martindale and Sharlto Copley.
The story behind the latest movie starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano is intrigingly nuts. Dano plays a man stranded on an island and his only friend is…
Witten / directed by Dan Kwan andDaniel Scheinert, I’m curious about the story, but more than that, my main interest is in the film’s creative execution, especially since Radcliffe’s character is essentially a corpse.
I find myself wondering about which actor’s must have been more challenging…
Produced by J.J. Abrams, directed by Dan Trachtenberg and starring John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane is an interesting new Sci-fi movie…
With the word Cloverfield in the title, we can assume it’s safe to guess that what’s ‘coming’ is monsters / aliens, for this is a sequel of the 2008 movie Cloverfield.
The question now is, will that mad girl on a crutch actually open the door? For the purposes of an entertaining film, probably. However, on the other hand, what type of lunatic must one be to go outside sans weapons and to meet the unexplained when one can barely move?
John Gallagher Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Winstead also star.