Long Shot is the latest comedy starring Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron and Alexander Skarsgård.
Directed by Jonathan Levine, Rogen is Fred Flarsky, an unemployed journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush. The only thing is, his childhood crush is Charlotte Field, one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet.
Rogen and Theron together seems surprising somehow, yet I definitely do love them both separately so I hope this really works.
Andy Serkis, Randall Park, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aviva Mongillo, James Saito and Ravi Patel also star.
In new action movie Den Of Thieves, a thief gets trapped between two sets of criminals while he’s planning a bank heist. Directed by Christian Gudegast; Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Sonya Balmores star…
I’m into this one because I’m curious about the dynamic between Butler and Jackson’s characters. I want to see how things pan out for the thief because if there was ever a great example of being ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’, this might be it. Lastly, this trailer makes me even more impatient for the sequel to The Equalizer (2014).
In Ingrid Goes West which stars Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen and O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ingrid is a mentally disturbed young woman who’s obsessed with a social media star with ‘the perfect life’. Unsettling and increasingly dangerous is the turn Ingrid’s behaviour takes when she decides to move west to befriend the subject of her obsession…
I’m very much looking forward to watching Plaza, an actress I’ve only ever seen in comedy roles play a part that seems to be a lot more dramatic.
Directed by F. Gary Gray and starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and Paul Giamatti, Straight Outta Compton is the story of Rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). It is also one of 2015’s best films.
Already confirmed as the highest grossing musical biopic of all time, this fact alone should be reason enough to cause any film fans yet to see the movie to pay attention.
I’m an N.W.A. fan so I was always going to watch – and as I did so, I couldn’t help feeling like a V.I.P. with an ‘access all areas’ pass. A pass to the story of how one of the seminal groups in rap music’s history came to be.
I absolutely threw my hands up in the air when my favourite tracks played and had a great time because of the music but also because Straight Outta Compton is a well executed film in terms of the story, the style in which it’s shot, editing and everything else in between.
The movie represents the universal struggle of young people working hard to make their dreams come true against great odds. Odds that in this case include hailing from Compton, LA, a place rife with gun violence and racial tensions between police and the black community.
I became emotional when the unavoidable truth of discrimination was presented. A truth that felt even more real because of the fact that it’s still all happening today, decades after the events in the movie.
By the end of F Gary Gray’s film, I felt gratitude, both for the people out there working hard for change and the fact that my reality today is fortunately quite different.