Movies: Child’s Play, Stuber, Crawl

Child’s Play

The biggest realization today was we have seen every movie currently in release in the greater Milwaukee Metropolitan Area! Unless something new is released in the next month we will seek other activities to entertain ourselves!

Child’s Play was a remake about a killer doll named “Buddi”. The good news is there is a lot less violence than the “Chucky” series. The bad news is the visuals are graphic, quite gory and expansive. There is an injection of humor here and there in an attempt to soften the gore. Unfortunately we cannot recommend this film for younger viewers.

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Child's Play (June 19, 2019)

Release Date: June 19, 2019
Starring: Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction
Runtime: 90 min
Original Title: Child's Play
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: KatzSmith Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Oddfellows Entertainment, Orion Pictures
Karen, a single mother, gifts her son Andy a Buddi doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic.

Cast Child's Play

  • Mark Hamill
  • Role: Chucky (voice)
  • Aubrey Plaza
  • Role: Karen Barclay
  • Brian Tyree Henry
  • Role: Detective Mike Norris
  • Gabriel Bateman
  • Role: Andy Barclay
  • David Lewis
  • Role: Shane
  • Ty Consiglio
  • Role: Pugg
  • Beatrice Kitsos
  • Role: Falyn
  • Hannah Drew
  • Role: Disappointed Customer
  • Kristin York
  • Role: Jane
  • Carlease Burke
  • Role: Doreen
  • Veenu Sandhu
  • Role: Frustrated Customer
  • Nicole Anthony
  • Role: Detective Willis
  • Amber Taylor
  • Role: Shane's Daughter
  • Ben Andrusco-Daon
  • Role: Ben
  • Zahra Anderson
  • Role: Mom
  • Johnson Phan
  • Role: Supervisor
  • Marlon Kazadi
  • Role: Omar
  • Michael Bardach
  • Role: Homeless Man
  • Amro Majzoub
  • Role: Wes
  • Kenneth Tynan
  • Role: Jonga Burger Dude
  • Ariana Nica
  • Role: Kid #2
  • Anantjot S Aneja
  • Role: Chris
  • Eddie Flake
  • Role: Angry Customer
  • Tim Matheson
  • Role: Henry Kaslan
  • Trent Redekop
  • Role: Gabe

Crew Child's Play

  • Lars Klevberg
  • Director
  • Tyler Burton Smith
  • Screenplay
  • David Katzenberg
  • Producer
  • Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Producer
  • Don Mancini
  • Creator
  • Brendan Uegama
  • Director of Photography
  • Dan Hermansen
  • Production Design
  • Aaron Schmidt
  • Executive Producer
  • Bear McCreary
  • Original Music Composer
  • Don Mancini
  • Characters
  • Tom Elkins
  • Editor
  • Julia Wong
  • Editor
  • Chelsea Ellis Bloch
  • Casting
  • Doug Girling
  • Art Direction
  • Jori Woodman
  • Costume Design

Stuber

Far from rocket science or brain surgery, Stuber is a buddy comedy where the two men could not be more different from each other. The biggest surprise wasn’t the stereotypical characters. It was how hilarious the screenplay was from beginning to end.

The unseemly pairing of the lead characters speaks volumes about current society in a way that is palatable to a broad spectrum of audiences. Brain and brawn blend together with layers of social commentary. It was better than we expected.

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Stuber (July 11, 2019)

Release Date: July 11, 2019
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales
Genres: Action, Comedy
Runtime: 93 min
Original Title: Stuber
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox
After crashing his car, a cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits an Uber driver to help him catch a heroin dealer. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they encounter the city's seedy side.

Cast Stuber

  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • Role: Stu
  • Dave Bautista
  • Role: Vic
  • Iko Uwais
  • Role: Teijo
  • Natalie Morales
  • Role: Nicole
  • Betty Gilpin
  • Role: Becca
  • Karen Gillan
  • Role: Morris
  • Amin Joseph
  • Role: Leon
  • Mira Sorvino
  • Role: Angie McHenry
  • Joshua Mikel
  • Role: 
  • Julia Vasi
  • Role: Sloane
  • Rene Moran
  • Role: Amo Cortez
  • Apollo GT
  • Role: Male Stripper
  • James William Ballard
  • Role: Clippers Fan / Shooter
  • Darin Ferraro
  • Role: Drug Dealer
  • Jennifer Riker
  • Role: Art Collector

Crew Stuber

  • Michael Dowse
  • Director
  • Tripper Clancy
  • Writer
  • John Francis Daley
  • Producer
  • Jonathan Goldstein
  • Producer
  • Jonathan Schwartz
  • Editor
  • Shirley Libby
  • Sound Mixer
  • Nicole Abellera
  • Casting
  • Jeanne McCarthy
  • Casting
  • Naaman Marshall
  • Production Design
  • Bobby Shore
  • Director of Photography
  • Jeremiah Samuels
  • Executive Producer
  • Nicholas Thomas
  • Executive Producer
  • Jake Wagner
  • Executive Producer
  • Joseph Trapanese
  • Music
  • Andi Crumbley
  • Art Direction
  • Karen Frick
  • Set Decoration
  • Leigh Leverett
  • Costume Design

Crawl

We are at that point in the summer movie season when new releases, well, are less than prolific. Hence: Crawl. On the upside, it’s suspense filled, occasionally intense, and one critic noted it has “plot conveniences”, which is a new description for us.

There is a big overarching flaw in the film. The consistent references to alligators in lieu of the massive and gravely powerful crocodiles.

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Crawl (July 11, 2019)

Release Date: July 11, 2019
Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Ami Metcalf
Genres: Thriller, Horror
Runtime: 87 min
Original Title: Crawl
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Ghost House Pictures
While struggling to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, a young woman finds herself trapped inside a flooding house and fighting for her life against Florida’s most savage and feared predators.

Cast Crawl

  • Kaya Scodelario
  • Role: Haley Keller
  • Barry Pepper
  • Role: Dave Keller
  • Ross Anderson
  • Role: Wayne Taylor
  • Ami Metcalf
  • Role: Lee
  • José Palma
  • Role: Pete
  • George Somner
  • Role: Marv
  • Morfydd Clark
  • Role: Beth Keller
  • Annamaria Serda
  • Role: Emma
  • Savannah Steyn
  • Role: Lisa
  • Colin McFarlane
  • Role: Governor

Crew Crawl

  • Alexandre Aja
  • Director
  • Sam Raimi
  • Producer
  • Craig J. Flores
  • Producer
  • Michael Rasmussen
  • Screenplay
  • Shawn Rasmussen
  • Screenplay
  • Alexandre Aja
  • Screenplay
  • Alexandre Aja
  • Producer
  • Justin Bursch
  • Executive Producer
  • Lauren Selig
  • Executive Producer
  • Robert Tapert
  • Producer
  • Maxime Alexandre
  • Cinematography
  • Alan Gilmore
  • Production Design
  • Dragan Kaplarevic
  • Art Direction
  • Lucy Eyre
  • Set Decoration
  • Momirka Bailovic
  • Costume Design
  • Elliot Greenberg
  • Editor
  • Max Aruj
  • Original Music Composer
  • Steffen Thum
  • Original Music Composer
  • Ketan Waikar
  • Art Direction

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