Movies: Where’d You Go Bernadette, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Blinded by the Light

Movie 1: Where’d You Go Bernadette

Movie watchers…many many critics poo pooed this film, crucified is more accurate. It’s one of those situations where audiences threw the baby out with the bath water. Or something like that.

It boasts a super cast, a world class production and a unique, intriguing story. Cate Blanchett’s performance alone is worth much more than the price of the ticket. We’d really love to hear your thoughts!

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette (August 16, 2019)

Release Date: August 16, 2019
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Emma Nelson, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Runtime: 103 min
Original Title: Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Annapurna Pictures, Color Force
When architect-turned-recluse Bernadette Fox goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica, her 15-year-old daughter Bee goes on a quest with Bernadette's husband to find her.

Cast Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Role: Bernadette Fox
  • Emma Nelson
  • Role: Bee Branch
  • Billy Crudup
  • Role: Elgie Branch
  • Kristen Wiig
  • Role: Audrey
  • Judy Greer
  • Role: Dr. Kurtz
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Role: 
  • Troian Bellisario
  • Role: Becky
  • Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
  • Role: Captain J. Rouverol
  • James Urbaniak
  • Role: Marcus Strang
  • Claudia Doumit
  • Role: Iris
  • Kate Easton
  • Role: Tammy
  • Lana Young
  • Role: Elaine
  • Zoe Chao
  • Role: Soo-Lin
  • Katelyn Statton
  • Role: Vivian
  • Richard Robichaux
  • Role: Floyd
  • Owen Buckenmaier
  • Role: Kyle
  • Joe Fishel
  • Role: Parent
  • Megan Mullally
  • Role: Judy Toll
  • Steve Zahn
  • Role: David Walker

Crew Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • Richard Linklater
  • Director
  • Nina Jacobson
  • Producer
  • Brad Simpson
  • Producer
  • Ginger Sledge
  • Producer
  • Vincent Palmo Jr.
  • Screenplay
  • Richard Linklater
  • Screenplay
  • Holly Gent Palmo
  • Screenplay
  • Sandra Adair
  • Editor
  • Maria Semple
  • Novel
  • Megan Ellison
  • Executive Producer
  • Jillian Longnecker
  • Executive Producer
  • Maria Semple
  • Executive Producer
  • Graham Reynolds
  • Original Music Composer
  • Shane F. Kelly
  • Director of Photography
  • Vicky Boone
  • Casting Director
  • Bruce Curtis
  • Production Design
  • Gregory A. Weimerskirch
  • Art Direction
  • Beauchamp Fontaine
  • Set Decoration
  • Kari Perkins
  • Costume Design


Movie 2: The Peanut Butter Falcon

It’s an odd title and an equally odd story. It’s also intriguing in such a way that it slowly but surely draws you in bit by bit. The ultimate results are layered in heart warming themes of redemption and friendship.

It’s not obvious at first but there is a universal message about love, kindness, forgiveness, and hope that transcends any small quirks or blemishes.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon (August 9, 2019)

Release Date: August 9, 2019
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson, Bruce Dern
Genres: Adventure
Runtime: 93 min
Original Title: The Peanut Butter Falcon
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Armory Films, Nut Bucket Films, Tvacom Film and TV, Lucky Treehouse
A down-on-his-luck crab fisherman embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school in rural North Carolina and away from the retirement home where he’s lived most of his life.

Cast The Peanut Butter Falcon

  • Shia LaBeouf
  • Role: Tyler
  • Zack Gottsagen
  • Role: Zak
  • Dakota Johnson
  • Role: Eleanor
  • Bruce Dern
  • Role: Carl
  • John Hawkes
  • Role: Duncan
  • Jon Bernthal
  • Role: Mark
  • Thomas Haden Church
  • Role: Clint / The Salt Water Redneck
  • Jermaine Rivers
  • Role: Male Nurse #1

Crew The Peanut Butter Falcon

  • Ron Yerxa
  • Producer
  • Tyler Nilson
  • Director
  • Mike Schwartz
  • Director
  • Tyler Nilson
  • Writer
  • Mike Schwartz
  • Writer
  • Tim Zajaros
  • Producer
  • T Bone Burnett
  • Producer
  • T Bone Burnett
  • Original Music Composer

Movie 3: Blinded by the Light

If you need a reminder about the immigrant family experience, the confusion and angst of High School or a reflection on the 1980’s in the London suburb of Luton, this is your movie.

It’s a true story based on the memoir by Sarfraz Manzoor. There is a heavy dose of Bruce Springsteen music. If you are a”Boss” fan you will want to watch the credits at the end. Overall, it’s charming, a little cheesy but thoroughly delightful entertainment.

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Blinded by the Light (August 9, 2019)

Release Date: August 9, 2019
Starring: Viveik Kalra, Nell Williams, Hayley Atwell, Kulvinder Ghir
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Music
Runtime: 114 min
Original Title: Blinded by the Light
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Bend It Films, Ingenious Media, Levantine Films, Rakija Films
In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Cast Blinded by the Light

  • Viveik Kalra
  • Role: Javed
  • Nell Williams
  • Role: Eliza
  • Hayley Atwell
  • Role: Ms Clay
  • Kulvinder Ghir
  • Role: Malik
  • Aaron Phagura
  • Role: Roops
  • Dean-Charles Chapman
  • Role: Matt
  • Meera Ganatra
  • Role: Noor
  • Nikita Mehta
  • Role: Shazia
  • Tara Divina
  • Role: Yasmeen
  • Rob Brydon
  • Role: Matt's Dad
  • Frankie Fox
  • Role: Colin Hand
  • Sally Phillips
  • Role: Mrs. Anderson
  • Sofia Abbasi
  • Role: 1980's Local Resident
  • Asheq Akhtar
  • Role: Butcher
  • Vincent Andriano
  • Role: Billy
  • David Hayman
  • Role: Mr. Evans
  • Lorraine Ashbourne
  • Role: Kathy
  • Marcus Brigstocke
  • Role: Eliza’s Dad
  • Olivia Poulet
  • Role: Eliza’s Mum
  • Jeff Mirza
  • Role: Mr. Shah

Crew Blinded by the Light

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • Director
  • Gurinder Chadha
  • Writer
  • Sarfraz Manzoor
  • Writer
  • Justin Krish
  • Editor
  • Paul Mayeda Berges
  • Writer
  • Ben Smithard
  • Director of Photography
  • Jane Barclay
  • Producer
  • Paul Mayeda Berges
  • Executive Producer
  • Alice Dawson
  • Co-Producer
  • A. R. Rahman
  • Music
  • Susie Figgis
  • Editor
  • Nick Ellis
  • Production Design
  • Grant Bailey
  • Art Direction
  • Lucy Howe
  • Set Decoration
  • Annie Hardinge
  • Costume Design
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Music
  • Gurinder Chadha
  • Producer
  • Jamal Daniel
  • Producer

Movies: The Art of Racing in the Rain, Honeyland, Tel Aviv on Fire

Movie 1: The Art of Racing in the Rain

This film is based on the best selling novel by the same name. It’s as good or better than similar films of recent years mainly because the script is honest and faithful to its story line.

Its critics offer resentment to “gimmicks and weepy cliches” but if you focus on the family drama and the core story without the distractions, you might discover a heartwarming and tender underbelly.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain (August 8, 2019)

Release Date: August 8, 2019
Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried, Martin Donovan
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 123 min
Original Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Original Film, 20th Century Fox, Shifting Gears Productions
Enzo, a family dog with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind, evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, the race-car driver Denny Swift.

Cast The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • Milo Ventimiglia
  • Role: Denny Swift
  • Kevin Costner
  • Role: Enzo (voice)
  • Amanda Seyfried
  • Role: Avery "Eve" Swift
  • Martin Donovan
  • Role: Maxwell
  • Ian Lake
  • Role: Mike
  • Gary Cole
  • Role: Don Kitch
  • Kathy Baker
  • Role: Trish
  • McKinley Belcher III
  • Role: Mark Finn
  • Ryan Kiera Armstrong
  • Role: Young Zoe Swift
  • Lily Dodsworth-Evans
  • Role: Teenage Zoe Swift
  • Al Sapienza
  • Role: Actor
  • Andres Joseph
  • Role: Tony
  • Karen Holness
  • Role: Doctor
  • Aliza Vellani
  • Role: Assistant
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • Role: 

Crew The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • Simon Curtis
  • Director
  • Mark Bomback
  • Screenplay
  • Garth Stein
  • Novel
  • Neal H. Moritz
  • Producer
  • Patrick Dempsey
  • Producer
  • Tania Landau
  • Producer
  • Donald J. Lee Jr.
  • Executive Producer
  • Joannie Burstein
  • Executive Producer
  • James C. France
  • Executive Producer
  • Dustin O'Halloran
  • Original Music Composer
  • Volker Bertelmann
  • Original Music Composer
  • Ross Emery
  • Director of Photography
  • Adam Recht
  • Editor
  • Yesi Ramirez
  • Casting
  • Brent Thomas
  • Production Design
  • Shannon Grover
  • Art Direction
  • Zoe Jirik
  • Set Decoration
  • Monique Prudhomme
  • Costume Design


Movie 2: Honeyland

This unusual movie is based in Macedonia (part of the former Yugoslavia) where beekeeping is an important part of rural life, both as a food source and a revenue.

This documentary film captures the importance and difficulty of everyday life in a remote corner of the world and has received numerous awards for cinematography and originality. It is well worth seeking out. Macedonian with English subtitles.

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Honeyland (March 28, 2019)

Release Date: March 28, 2019
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 85 min
Original Title: Медена земја
Production Companies: Trice Films
When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland’s basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.

Crew Honeyland

  • Ljubomir Stefanov
  • Director
  • Tamara Kotevska
  • Director

Movie 3: Tel Aviv on Fire

The story line highlights the absurdity of the Israel/Palestine reality in Jerusalem and beyond. In this film the production crew for a popular Palestinian soap opera is forced to alter the script to avoid conflict. It’s interesting at first but ultimately dissolves into political satire. Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

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Tel Aviv on Fire (August 23, 2018)

Release Date: August 23, 2018
Starring: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Maisa Abd Elhadi
Genres: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min
Original Title: Tel Aviv on Fire
Original Film Language: עִבְרִית
Production Companies: Samsa Film, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, BeTV, Artémis Productions, Shelter Prod, VOO
Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle.

Cast Tel Aviv on Fire

  • Kais Nashif
  • Role: Salam
  • Lubna Azabal
  • Role: Tala
  • Yaniv Biton
  • Role: Assi
  • Maisa Abd Elhadi
  • Role: Mariam
  • Nadim Sawalha
  • Role: Bassam
  • Salim Dau
  • Role: Atef
  • Yousef 'Joe' Sweid
  • Role: Yehuda
  • Amer Hlehel
  • Role: Nabil
  • Laëtitia Eïdo
  • Role: Maisa
  • Ashraf Farah
  • Role: Marwan
  • Ula Tabari
  • Role: Sarah

Crew Tel Aviv on Fire

  • Sameh Zoabi
  • Director
  • Sameh Zoabi
  • Writer
  • Dan Kleinman
  • Writer
  • André Dziezuk
  • Music
  • Laurent Brunet
  • Cinematography
  • Catherine Schwartz
  • Editor
  • Bernard Michaux
  • Producer
  • Miléna Poylo
  • Producer
  • Gilles Sacuto
  • Producer
  • Alice Bloch
  • Producer

Movies: The Kitchen, The Nightingale, Them That Follow

Movie 1: The Kitchen

My my my…the critics did NOT like this movie! Perhaps a bit to violent…or perhaps too racist, sexist, shocking, unnerving. It’s a shame because the acting is excellent. The story line is…let’s say uncomfortable. Nonetheless, McCarthy, Haddish and Moss transform themselves into impressive characters. Our favorite tagline from a critic…”The Kitchen needs a remodel.” Wish we had thought of that!

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The Kitchen (August 8, 2019)

Release Date: August 8, 2019
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson
Genres: Crime, Drama, Action
Runtime: 104 min
Original Title: The Kitchen
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Bron Studios, DC Comics, Michael De Luca Productions
An Irish mob story set in 1970s Hell's Kitchen. After the mobsters are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place — and do as good of a job, if not better.

Cast The Kitchen

  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Role: Kathy
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Role: Ruby O'Carroll
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Role: Claire Walsh
  • Domhnall Gleeson
  • Role: Gabriel O'Malley
  • Common
  • Role: Gary Silver
  • Margo Martindale
  • Role: Helen O'Carroll
  • Bill Camp
  • Role: Alfonso Coretti
  • Brian d'Arcy James
  • Role: Jimmy Brennan
  • James Badge Dale
  • Role: Kevin O'Carroll
  • Alicia Coppola
  • Role: Maria Coretti
  • Jeremy Bobb
  • Role: Rob Walsh
  • Stephen Singer
  • Role: Herb Kanfer
  • Wayne Duvall
  • Role: Larry
  • Pamela Dunlap
  • Role: Mary
  • Annabella Sciorra
  • Role: Maria Coretti
  • Will Swenson
  • Role: Michael Mariano
  • John Sharian
  • Role: Duffy
  • Brian Tarantina
  • Role: Burns
  • Myk Watford
  • Role: Little Jackie Quinn
  • E.J. Bonilla
  • Role: Gonzalo Martinez
  • Bernie McInerney
  • Role: Paul Hogan
  • Sharon Washington
  • Role: Estelle
  • Matthew Helms
  • Role: Colin
  • Angus O'Brien
  • Role: Mark Williams
  • Ciarán O'Reilly
  • Role: Owen Gibson
  • Nicholas Zoto
  • Role: Peter Brennan
  • Maren Heary
  • Role: Jennifer Brennan
  • Tatienne Hendricks-Tellefsen
  • Role: Rachel Kanfer
  • Jordan Gelber
  • Role: Chaim
  • Brandon Uranowitz
  • Role: Shmuli Chudakoff
  • Susan Blommaert
  • Role: Mrs. Sullivan
  • George Riddle
  • Role: Mr. Sullivan

Crew The Kitchen

  • Andrea Berloff
  • Director
  • Andrea Berloff
  • Writer
  • Ollie Masters
  • Novel
  • Michael De Luca
  • Producer
  • Maryse Alberti
  • Director of Photography
  • Christopher Tellefsen
  • Editor
  • Shane Valentino
  • Production Design
  • Marcus Viscidi
  • Producer
  • Sarah Edwards
  • Costume Design
  • Richard Brener
  • Executive Producer
  • Jason Cloth
  • Executive Producer
  • Michael Disco
  • Executive Producer
  • Dave Neustadter
  • Executive Producer
  • Aaron L. Gilbert
  • Executive Producer
  • Elishia Holmes
  • Executive Producer
  • Adam Schlagman
  • Executive Producer
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Original Music Composer
  • Ernesto Solo
  • Art Direction
  • Ming Doyle
  • Novel
  • Drew Jiritano
  • Special Effects Coordinator
  • Andrew Mortelliti
  • Special Effects


Movie 2: The Nightingale

This is the second film by Jennifer Kent. This one is more than a bit grittier. Frankly it is a lot grittier, violent and brutal on so many levels.

While difficult to watch, it’s still a story that should be told and is deserving of an audience. It’s based on real history of 1825 Australia when British troops controlled the land with a heavy hand. Gaelic, Aboriginal, English with English subtitles.

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The Nightingale (August 2, 2019)

Release Date: August 2, 2019
Starring: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Ewen Leslie
Genres: Drama, Adventure, Thriller
Runtime: 136 min
Original Title: The Nightingale
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Bron Studios, Causeway Films
In 1825, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Cast The Nightingale

  • Aisling Franciosi
  • Role: Clare
  • Sam Claflin
  • Role: Hawkins
  • Damon Herriman
  • Role: Ruse
  • Ewen Leslie
  • Role: Goodwin
  • Harry Greenwood
  • Role: Jago
  • Baykali Ganambarr
  • Role: Billy
  • Magnolia Maymuru
  • Role: Lowanna
  • Charlie Shotwell
  • Role: Eddie
  • Nathaniel Dean
  • Role: Stoakes
  • Sam Smith
  • Role: Sheep Farmer
  • Michael Sheasby
  • Role: Aidan
  • Matthew Sunderland
  • Role: Davey
  • Ben McIvor
  • Role: Dull Convict
  • Luke Carroll
  • Role: Archie
  • Claire Jones
  • Role: Harriet

Crew The Nightingale

  • Jennifer Kent
  • Director
  • Jennifer Kent
  • Writer
  • Jed Kurzel
  • Original Music Composer
  • Radek Ładczuk
  • Director of Photography
  • Simon Njoo
  • Editor
  • Nikki Barrett
  • Casting
  • Sophie Nash
  • Art Direction
  • Christian Petersen
  • Set Decoration
  • Margot Wilson
  • Costume Design
  • Eucla Davies
  • Special Effects
  • Tim Riach
  • Special Effects
  • Genevieve Bevan-John
  • Pyrotechnician
  • Kristina Ceyton
  • Producer
  • Steve Hutensky
  • Producer
  • Jennifer Kent
  • Producer
  • Bruna Papandrea
  • Producer
  • Alex Holmes
  • Production Design

Movie 3: Them That Follow

A preacher of a Pentecostal congregation in deep Appalachia, with the support of its congregation, believe in atonement of sin by potential dead-dealing snakes. Yup!! We are ‘off the grid on this one!’

The acting is good, the story unique. That said, it was incredibly difficult to watch. Frankly, it’s a bit of a let down.

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Them That Follow (August 2, 2019)

Release Date: August 2, 2019
Starring: Alice Englert, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Olivia Colman
Genres: Horror, Drama
Runtime: 98 min
Original Title: Them That Follow
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Amasia Entertainment, G-BASE
A Pentecostal pastor, Lemuel Childs, and his believers handle venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. Lemuel’s daughter, Mara holds a secret that threatens to tear the church apart: her romantic past with a nonbeliever, Augie. As Mara’s wedding to a devoted follower looms, she must decide whether or not to trust the steely matriarch of their community, Hope, with her heart and life at stake.

Cast Them That Follow

  • Alice Englert
  • Role: Mara Childs
  • Walton Goggins
  • Role: Lemuel Childs
  • Thomas Mann
  • Role: Augie
  • Olivia Colman
  • Role: Hope
  • Kaitlyn Dever
  • Role: Dilly
  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Role: Zeke
  • Lewis Pullman
  • Role: Garret

Crew Them That Follow

  • Britt Poulton
  • Director
  • Daniel Savage
  • Director

Movies: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, Mike Wallace is Here, Luce

Movie 1: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Set in the 1960’s and 70’s, mostly on the Greek Island of Hydra, Marianne was the inspiration/muse for several of Leonard Cohen’s hit songs. This film is a documentary about the famous couple.

Marrianne was a Norwegian ex-pat and Leonard a Canadian poet. The film received mixed reviews but we found it both interesting and entertaining.

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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (July 5, 2019)

Release Date: July 5, 2019
Starring: Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen, Judy Collins
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 98 min
Original Title: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Lafayette Films
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from their early days in Greece, a time of "free love" and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.

Cast Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

  • Leonard Cohen
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)
  • Marianne Ihlen
  • Role: Herself (archive footage)
  • Judy Collins
  • Role: Herself

Crew Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

  • Nick Broomfield
  • Director
  • Cassian Elwes
  • Executive Producer


Movie 2: Mike Wallace Is Here

Wow! This documentary is a thorough look at his television career and unique style as an interrogative reporter. It’s concurrently interesting and annoying. It’s also a wild romp through history and well worth the watch.

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Mike Wallace Is Here (July 26, 2019)

Release Date: July 26, 2019
Starring: Mike Wallace
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 90 min
Original Title: Mike Wallace Is Here
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Delirio Films
For over half a century, 60 Minutes' fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world's most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Wallace's storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.

Cast Mike Wallace Is Here

  • Mike Wallace
  • Role: Himself (archive footage)

Crew Mike Wallace Is Here

  • Avi Belkin
  • Director

Movie 3: Luce

This film is unique, relevant, well acted. It’s filled with provocative scenes. Excellent character acting makes this production work even with its occasionally awkward story line. It’s well worth a watch.

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Luce (August 2, 2019)

Release Date: August 2, 2019
Starring: Naomi Watts, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 109 min
Original Title: Luce
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Dream Factory Group, Altona Filmhaus, New Tropics
A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

Cast Luce

  • Naomi Watts
  • Role: Amy Edgar
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr.
  • Role: Luce
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Role: Harriet Wilson
  • Tim Roth
  • Role: Peter Edgar
  • Astro
  • Role: DeShaun Meeks
  • Andrea Bang
  • Role: Stephanie Kim
  • Norbert Leo Butz
  • Role: Dan Towson
  • Marsha Stephanie Blake
  • Role: Rosemary Wilson

Crew Luce

  • Julius Onah
  • Director
  • Madeleine Gavin
  • Editor
  • Julius Onah
  • Screenplay
  • J.C. Lee
  • Story

Movies: The Farewell, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Maiden

Movie 1: The Farewell

We love the tagline! “The Farewell is an uplifting tale based on an actual lie.” It’s the story of a Chinese family whose matriarch has only weeks to live. The family gathers in Changchun, China under the guise of a wedding.

It’s simple, complicated and believable all at the same time. The acting is excellent and compelling. Do seek this film out. It’s in wide release in major markets but may be challenging to find or in limited release in smaller markets.

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The Farewell (July 12, 2019)

Release Date: July 12, 2019
Starring: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 98 min
Original Title: The Farewell
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Big Beach, Depth of Field, Kindred Spirit
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Cast The Farewell

  • Awkwafina
  • Role: Billi
  • Tzi Ma
  • Role: Haiyan
  • Diana Lin
  • Role: Jian
  • Zhao Shuzhen
  • Role: Nai Nai
  • Lu Hong
  • Role: Little Nai Nai
  • Jiang Yongbo
  • Role: Haibin
  • Gil Perez-Abraham
  • Role: Tony
  • Ines Laimins
  • Role: Kathy
  • Jim Liu
  • Role: Doctor Song
  • X Mayo
  • Role: Suz
  • Aoi Mizuhara
  • Role: Aiko
  • Han Chen
  • Role: Haohao

Crew The Farewell

  • Lulu Wang
  • Director
  • Lulu Wang
  • Screenplay
  • Lulu Wang
  • Producer
  • Marc Turtletaub
  • Producer
  • Peter Saraf
  • Producer
  • Anna Franquesa Solano
  • Director of Photography
  • Alex Weston
  • Original Music Composer
  • Michael Taylor
  • Editor
  • Matt Friedman
  • Editor
  • Yong Ok Lee
  • Production Design
  • Athena Wang
  • Costume Design
  • Dan Balgoyen
  • Co-Producer
  • Joshua M. Cohen
  • Co-Producer
  • Anita Gou
  • Producer
  • Daniele Tate Melia
  • Producer
  • Andrew Miano
  • Producer
  • Eddie Rubin
  • Executive Producer
  • Chris Weitz
  • Producer
  • Jane Zheng
  • Producer
  • Leslie Woo
  • Casting
  • W. Haley Ho
  • Art Direction
  • Joseph Sorelle
  • Set Decoration
  • Vico Sharabani
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Asaf Yeger
  • Special Effects Supervisor
  • Joseph Grundfast
  • 3D Animator


Movie 2: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

It had to happen sooner or later. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters join forces to thwart evil doer, Idris Elba. It’s concurrently funny, goofy, unique and satisfying.

The script and production won’t garner any major industry awards but it will attract audiences. It’s a little goofy but still worth a watch.

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (August 1, 2019)

Release Date: August 1, 2019
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby
Genres: Action
Runtime: 136 min
Original Title: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Universal Pictures
A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson's US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham's Deckard Shaw.

Cast Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Role: Luke Hobbs
  • Jason Statham
  • Role: Deckard Shaw
  • Idris Elba
  • Role: Brixton
  • Vanessa Kirby
  • Role: Hattie Shaw
  • Eiza González
  • Role: Madame M
  • Eddie Marsan
  • Role: Professor Andreiko
  • Stephanie Vogt
  • Role: 
  • David Mumeni
  • Role: 
  • Axel Nu
  • Role: Eteon Medical Tech
  • Lampros Kalfuntzos
  • Role: Russian Plane Passenger
  • Leati Joseph Anoaʻi
  • Role: Mateo
  • Kevin Hart
  • Role: Air Marshall Dinkley
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Role: Locke
  • Rob Delaney
  • Role: Agent Loeb
  • Cliff Curtis
  • Role: Jonah Hobbs
  • Helen Mirren
  • Role: Queenie Shaw
  • Eliana Su’a
  • Role: Sam Hobbs
  • Lori Pelenise Tuisano
  • Role: Sefina
  • Daniel Bernhardt
  • Role: 

Crew Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

  • Chris Morgan
  • Screenplay
  • David Leitch
  • Director
  • Hiram Garcia
  • Producer
  • Neal H. Moritz
  • Producer
  • Jonathan Sela
  • Director of Photography
  • David Scheunemann
  • Production Design
  • Drew Pearce
  • Screenplay
  • Chris Morgan
  • Story
  • Kathy Chasen-Hay
  • Associate Producer
  • Steven Chasman
  • Executive Producer
  • Ainsley Davies
  • Executive Producer
  • Dany Garcia
  • Producer
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Producer
  • Jason Statham
  • Producer
  • Chris Morgan
  • Producer
  • Tyler Bates
  • Music
  • Sarah Evelyn
  • Costume Design
  • Lucy Bevan
  • Casting
  • Marisol Roncali
  • Casting
  • Mary Vernieu
  • Casting
  • David Allday
  • Art Direction
  • Will Coubrough
  • Art Direction
  • Dominic Hyman
  • Supervising Art Director
  • Charlotte Malynn
  • Art Direction
  • Choi Ho Man
  • Art Direction
  • Wolfgang Metschan
  • Art Direction
  • Nicolas Plotquin
  • Supervising Art Director
  • Remo Tozzi
  • Art Direction
  • Lisa Chugg
  • Set Decoration
  • Shane Vieau
  • Set Decoration
  • Christopher Rouse
  • Editor

Movie 3: Maiden

It’s not often a Documentary film gets attention or credit for its impact on a global scale. This film chronicles how a 24 year old female charter boat cook became the skipper and leads her all female team in the Whitbread Round the World sailing competition in 1989.

It’s simply brilliant film making and an inspiration to anyone challenged to stretch conventional limits. That should come as no surprise to those of us who already know that women are very much the equal to men.

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Maiden (March 8, 2019)

Release Date: March 8, 2019
Starring: Tracy Edwards
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 93 min
Original Title: Maiden
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: New Black Films
In a moving portrait of resilience, Alex Holmes chronicles the unprecedented journey of 24-year-old Tracy Edwards and the first all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race.

Cast Maiden

  • Tracy Edwards
  • Role: Herself

Crew Maiden

  • Katie Bryer
  • Editor
  • Rob Manning
  • Original Music Composer
  • Samuel Sim
  • Original Music Composer
  • Victoria Gregory
  • Producer
  • Chris Openshaw
  • Director of Photography
  • James Erskine
  • Executive Producer
  • Oli Harbottle
  • Executive Producer
  • Anna Godas
  • Executive Producer
  • Alex Holmes
  • Director
  • Alex Holmes
  • Producer
  • Alex Holmes
  • Writer

Movies: Wild Rose, Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood

Movie 1: Wild Rose

A young Scottish woman wants to be a country singer in Nashville. While she has the drive and talent, she is a young mother with a young child and practically no resources to pursue her dream.

It’s a bit confusing, sometimes baffling, but ultimately enjoyable with a unique peek from a different point of view. It’s one part reckless, one part inspiring, and mostly satisfying. It’s worth seeking out.

Note: The heavy Scottish accents are a bit difficult to understand at times. Subtitles would have helped.

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Wild Rose (April 12, 2019)

Release Date: April 12, 2019
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Julie Walters, Jamie Sives
Genres: Music, Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 101 min
Original Title: Wild Rose
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Creative Scotland, British Film Institute
A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.

Cast Wild Rose

  • Jessie Buckley
  • Role: Rose-Lynn Harlan
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Role: Susannah
  • Julie Walters
  • Role: Marion
  • Jamie Sives
  • Role: Sam
  • James Harkness
  • Role: Elliot
  • Ashley Shelton
  • Role: Roanne
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Role: 
  • Craig Parkinson
  • Role: 
  • Janey Godley
  • Role: Jackie
  • Atta Yaqub
  • Role: 
  • Bob Harris
  • Role: Himself
  • Aly Bain
  • Role: Joe
  • Phil Cunningham
  • Role: Iver
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Role: Herself

Crew Wild Rose

  • Tom Harper
  • Director
  • George Steel
  • Cinematography
  • Jack C. Arnold
  • Music
  • Nicole Taylor
  • Writer


Movie 2: Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood

It’s Quentin Tarantino’s ninth Hollywood film, this one set in 1969 during Hollywood’s “Golden Age”.

It’s a reminder of what the film industry was like. More like the wild West with rapid change, expanding wealth, radically shifting social paradigms except this one is set in the Hollywood Hills.

There is a lot to like in this film. A romp through times past. It’s a reminder of how quickly times evolve and how bizarre reality can be under the right circumstances. Don’t miss this one!

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (July 25, 2019)

Release Date: July 25, 2019
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime, Western
Runtime: 161 min
Original Title: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Heyday Films, Columbia Pictures
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Cast Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Role: Rick Dalton
  • Brad Pitt
  • Role: Cliff Booth
  • Margot Robbie
  • Role: Sharon Tate
  • Emile Hirsch
  • Role: Jay Sebring
  • Margaret Qualley
  • Role: Pussycat
  • Timothy Olyphant
  • Role: James Stacy
  • Julia Butters
  • Role: Trudi Fraser
  • Austin Butler
  • Role: Charles "Tex" Watson
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Role: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
  • Bruce Dern
  • Role: George Spahn
  • Mike Moh
  • Role: Bruce Lee
  • Luke Perry
  • Role: Wayne Maunder
  • Damian Lewis
  • Role: Steve McQueen
  • Al Pacino
  • Role: Marvin Schwarzs
  • Kurt Russell
  • Role: Randy / Narrator
  • Nicholas Hammond
  • Role: Sam Wanamaker
  • Samantha Robinson
  • Role: Abigail Folger
  • Rafał Zawierucha
  • Role: Roman Polanski
  • Lorenza Izzo
  • Role: Francesca Capucci
  • Damon Herriman
  • Role: Charles Manson
  • Lena Dunham
  • Role: Catherine "Gypsy" Share
  • Madisen Beaty
  • Role: Patricia "Katie" Krenwinkel
  • Mikey Madison
  • Role: Susan "Sadie" Atkins
  • James Landry Hébert
  • Role: Steve "Clem" Grogan
  • Maya Hawke
  • Role: Linda "Flower Child" Kasabian
  • Victoria Pedretti
  • Role: Leslie "Lulu" Van Houten
  • Sydney Sweeney
  • Role: Dianne "Snake" Lake
  • Harley Quinn Smith
  • Role: Froggie
  • Dallas Jay Hunter
  • Role: Delilah
  • Kansas Bowling
  • Role: Sandra "Blue" Good
  • Parker Love Bowling
  • Role: Tadpole
  • Cassidy Vick Hice
  • Role: Ella Jo "Sundance" Bailey
  • Ruby Rose Skotchdopole
  • Role: Butterfly
  • Danielle Harris
  • Role: Angel
  • Josephine Valentina Clark
  • Role: Catherine "Capistrano" Gillies
  • Scoot McNairy
  • Role: Business Bob Gilbert
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Role: Ernesto the Mexican Vaquero
  • Dreama Walker
  • Role: Connie Stevens
  • Rachel Redleaf
  • Role: Mama Cass
  • Rebecca Rittenhouse
  • Role: Michelle Phillips
  • Rumer Willis
  • Role: Joanna Pettet
  • Spencer Garrett
  • Role: Allen Kincade
  • Rebecca Gayheart
  • Role: Billie Booth
  • Zoë Bell
  • Role: Janet
  • Marco Rodríguez
  • Role: 
  • Michael Madsen
  • Role: 
  • Robert Broski
  • Role: Abraham Lincoln
  • Bomber Hurley-Smith
  • Role: Manson Family Member
  • Sarah May Sommers
  • Role: Manson Family Member
  • Daniel Callister
  • Role: Manson Family Member
  • Zack Whyel
  • Role: Manson Family Member
  • Sean Baker
  • Role: Manson Family Member
  • Dyani Del Castillo
  • Role: Manson Girl 'Pebbles'
  • Brenda Vaccaro
  • Role: 
  • Clu Gulager
  • Role: 
  • Martin Kove
  • Role: 
  • Nichole Galicia
  • Role: 
  • Craig Stark
  • Role: 
  • Ramón Franco
  • Role: 
  • Aundrea Smith
  • Role: Lily
  • Raul Cardona
  • Role: Bad Guy Delgado
  • Costa Ronin
  • Role: Voytek Frykowski
  • Keith Jefferson
  • Role: Land Pirate Keith
  • Eddie Perez
  • Role: Land Pirate Eddie
  • Maurice Compte
  • Role: Land Pirate Mao
  • Lew Temple
  • Role: Land Pirate Lew
  • JLouis Mills
  • Role: Land Pirate J
  • Vincent Laresca
  • Role: Land Pirate
  • Daniella Pick
  • Role: Maria Conchita Louisa Gavadon / Daphna Ben-Cobo
  • Victoria Truscott
  • Role: Gina
  • Monica Staggs
  • Role: Connie
  • Julyah Rose
  • Role: 1960's Starlette
  • Brianna Joy Chomer
  • Role: Starlet
  • Suzanne LaChasse
  • Role: Starlet
  • Kasey Landoll
  • Role: Starlet
  • Forrest Jade
  • Role: Starlet
  • Caitlin Herst
  • Role: Starlet (uncredited)
  • Elisabeth Ferrara
  • Role: 
  • Inbal Amirav
  • Role: 
  • C. Ronald McPherson
  • Role: Stage Coach Man
  • Eddie J. Rangel
  • Role: Italian Film Producer
  • Richard Allan Jones
  • Role: TV Crew Director of Photography
  • Bruce Del Castillo
  • Role: Crew Member Rock
  • Michael Vincent McHugh
  • Role: Alex Mendes
  • Hal Dion
  • Role: Western Towne Doctor
  • Michael Thomas Cox
  • Role: TV Crew Grip
  • Gilbert Saldivar
  • Role: 
  • George Thomas Mansel
  • Role: 
  • Juliette Kida
  • Role: 
  • William Pierce
  • Role: 
  • Zander Grable
  • Role: 
  • Parker Love Bowling
  • Role: 
  • Lucia Oskerova
  • Role: Jay Sebring's Date
  • Philip Harville
  • Role: Office Boy
  • John Rabe
  • Role: Darrin Stephens / Red Apple Man
  • David Wieler
  • Role: Lancer Crew
  • Jake Ersek
  • Role: Airport Paparazzi
  • R.J. Asher
  • Role: LAX Paparazzo
  • Jasen Salvatore
  • Role: Italian Flim Crew
  • Don Pecchia
  • Role: TV Producer
  • Johnny Otto
  • Role: Police Officer
  • Mayra-Alejandra Garcia
  • Role: Low Ryder Girl 'Puppet'
  • Rage Stewart
  • Role: Humble Harv
  • Cailan Robinson
  • Role: Sailor
  • Miranda Dos Santos
  • Role: Tommy's Girl
  • Tom Hartig
  • Role: Sweet William
  • Gina Omilon
  • Role: Script Girl
  • Tom David
  • Role: Musso and Frank Waiter
  • David M. Edelstien
  • Role: Musso and Frank Waiter
  • Veronika Mindal
  • Role: Musso & Frank Grill Guest
  • Kenneth Sonny Donato
  • Role: Musso & Frank Bartender
  • Dave Silva
  • Role: Saloon / Cantina Bartender
  • Carolina Vargas
  • Role: Bar Patron
  • Christopher Hunt
  • Role: Bar Patron
  • Chris Scagos
  • Role: Benjamin
  • Jordan Saria Oram
  • Role: Theater Goer
  • Peter Neil
  • Role: Cowboy
  • Jason Catron
  • Role: Paramedic #2
  • Gary Private
  • Role: Homicide Detective
  • Edward Headington
  • Role: Lancer Borracho
  • Nas Mehdi
  • Role: 
  • James T. Schlegel
  • Role: Lancer Cowboy
  • Lisa Y. Sheeler
  • Role: Conservative Lady
  • Hayley Malia Johnson
  • Role: Socialite
  • Chad Ridgely
  • Role: Police Officer
  • Brian Patrick Butler
  • Role: French Student
  • Adrian Dev
  • Role: Raj
  • Lisa Dee
  • Role: 
  • Jennifer Churchich
  • Role: Gold Digger
  • Michael Graham
  • Role: Officer
  • Jennifer Moxham
  • Role: Air Hostess
  • Gabriela Flores
  • Role: 
  • Mark Krenik
  • Role: Honey Daddy
  • David Steen
  • Role: Family Man
  • India Everett
  • Role: Theater Goer
  • Dallas Chandler
  • Role: 
  • Penelope Kapudija
  • Role: Baby
  • Omar Doom
  • Role: Donnie
  • Alfredo Tavares
  • Role: Business Man
  • Spencer Garrett
  • Role: 
  • Sheila M. Lockhart
  • Role: Party Guest
  • HaleyRae Christian Cannell
  • Role: Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Katarina Pavelek
  • Role: Movie Date (uncredited)
  • Alexander Tassopoulos
  • Role: Playboy Mansion Guest
  • Amber Kahwaji
  • Role: Playboy Mansion Guest
  • Danielle Krett
  • Role: Playboy Mansion Guest (uncredited)
  • Nicholas Walker
  • Role: Playboy
  • Miguel Fasa
  • Role: Playboy
  • Hunter Jones
  • Role: Playboy Guest
  • Alicia Karami
  • Role: Playboy Bunny
  • Christina Sergoyan
  • Role: Playboy Bunny
  • Shannon Elizabeth Stone
  • Role: Playboy Bunny
  • Natalie Cohen
  • Role: Playboy Bunny
  • Courtney M. Moore
  • Role: Playboy Bunny / Arianne
  • Kerry Westcott
  • Role: Playboy Bunny / Dancer
  • Emilee Bickert
  • Role: Mallory / Playboy Bunny
  • María Birta
  • Role: Playboy Bunny (uncredited)
  • Trevor Wooldridge
  • Role: Playboy Hollywood Actor (uncredited)
  • Andrea Bensussen
  • Role: Upscale Business Woman (uncredited)
  • Breanna Wing
  • Role: Cheyenne the Hippy Hitchhiker
  • Christopher Arminio
  • Role: Street Corner Hippie (uncredited)
  • Jeff Jocoy
  • Role: Hippie (uncredited)
  • Bridie Latona
  • Role: Hippie Girl
  • David Delagarza
  • Role: Hippie
  • Weston Razooli
  • Role: Hippie
  • Alina Zilbershmidt
  • Role: Hippie
  • Angela Cela
  • Role: Party Girl (uncredited)
  • Will Elkins
  • Role: Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Chase Levy
  • Role: El Coyote Patron (uncredited)
  • Regina Valitova
  • Role: Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Jacob Antolini
  • Role: Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • John Luder
  • Role: Western Townsman (uncredited)
  • James Remar
  • Role: The Gang
  • Rachael Wotherspoon
  • Role: Actress (uncredited)
  • Martin Abrahams
  • Role: Bell Hop in Wrecking Crew (uncredited)
  • Leslie Bega
  • Role: Uncredited

Crew Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • David Heyman
  • Producer
  • Shannon McIntosh
  • Producer
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Producer
  • Georgia Kacandes
  • Executive Producer
  • Georgia Kacandes
  • Line Producer
  • Robert Richardson
  • Director of Photography
  • Andrew Cooper
  • Still Photographer
  • Fred Raskin
  • Editor
  • Victoria Thomas
  • Casting
  • William Paul Clark
  • Associate Producer
  • Barbara Ling
  • Production Design
  • John Dexter
  • Art Direction
  • Richard L. Johnson
  • Supervising Art Director
  • Jann K. Engel
  • Art Direction
  • Helena Holmes
  • Art Direction
  • Eric Sundahl
  • Art Direction
  • Nancy Haigh
  • Set Decoration
  • Arianne Phillips
  • Costume Design
  • Heba Thorisdottir
  • Makeup Department Head
  • Stephen Bettles
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist
  • Jean Ann Black
  • Makeup Artist
  • Jacqueline Fernandez
  • Makeup Artist
  • Diana Choi
  • Wigmaker
  • Sian Grigg
  • Makeup Artist
  • Tina Anderson
  • Post Production Supervisor
  • Nathan Kelly
  • Unit Production Manager
  • Jason Zorigian
  • Production Supervisor
  • William Paul Clark
  • Assistant Director
  • Mohmmad Yunus Ismail
  • Assistant Director
  • Kt Yunus
  • Assistant Director
  • Christopher T. Sadler
  • Second Assistant Director
  • Katie Pruitt
  • Additional Second Assistant Director
  • Brendan Lee
  • Second Second Assistant Director
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Director
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Writer
  • Harry Cohen
  • Sound Effects Designer
  • Zach Goheen
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Sylvain Lasseur
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Paola Magrans
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Leo Marcil
  • Sound Effects Designer
  • Christian P. Minkler
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer
  • Michael Minkler
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer
  • Wylie Stateman
  • Sound Designer
  • Mark Ulano
  • Production Sound Mixer
  • Debra Tate
  • Thanks
  • Tim Roth
  • Thanks
  • James Marsden
  • Thanks
  • Nichole Galicia
  • Thanks
  • Anthony DiMaria
  • Thanks
  • Sergio Corbucci
  • Thanks
  • Michael Benton Adler
  • Thanks
  • Mary Ramos
  • Music Supervisor
  • Gary Raymond
  • Sound Recordist
  • Jim Schultz
  • Music Editor
  • Holly Adams
  • Music Producer
  • Lori A. Balton
  • Location Scout
  • Christina Beaumont
  • Location Assistant
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Assistant Location Manager
  • Stephen Mapel
  • Location Manager
  • Galidan Nauber
  • Location Scout
  • Richard Schuler
  • Assistant Location Manager
  • Andrew Blustain
  • Assistant Editor
  • Brit DeLillo
  • Assistant Editor
  • William Fletcher
  • First Assistant Editor
  • Jitte Hoekstra
  • Editorial Services
  • Chris Tonick
  • First Assistant Editor
  • Lisa Tutunjian
  • Digital Intermediate Editor
  • Amy Redfern
  • Digital Intermediate Producer
  • Jason Pelham
  • Digital Effects Producer
  • Brigitta Barkó
  • Additional Wardrobe Assistant
  • Leigh Bell
  • Key Costumer
  • Robin Borman-Wizan
  • Key Costumer
  • Phillip Boutte Jr.
  • Costumer
  • Corey Bronson
  • Set Costumer
  • Corey Deist
  • Assistant Costume Designer
  • Lynda Foote
  • Costume Supervisor
  • Betsy Glick
  • Key Costumer
  • Felicia Leilani Jarvis
  • Costumer
  • Jo Kissack
  • Costume Assistant
  • Adrian Lubanski
  • Costumer
  • Pernilla Nylander
  • Seamstress
  • Kelly Porter
  • Set Costumer
  • Giorgia Tramontano
  • Costume Mistress
  • Terrell Woodard
  • Set Costumer
  • Jennifer Yoo
  • Casting Associate
  • Carla Lewis
  • Extras Casting
  • Leigh Jonte
  • Casting Assistant
  • Maryellen Aviano
  • Extras Casting Coordinator
  • Alejandro Solórzano
  • Animation Manager
  • Rio Zumwalt
  • Film Processor
  • Marc Banich
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Stephen Bettles
  • Makeup Artist
  • Diana Choi
  • Wigmaker
  • Michelle Diamantides
  • Hair Department Head
  • Greg Funk
  • Makeup Department Head
  • Kristen Saia
  • Hairstylist
  • Nicole Venables
  • Hairstylist
  • Anissa Salazar
  • Additional Hairstylist
  • Janine Rath
  • Hair Department Head
  • Anna Quinn
  • Hairstylist
  • Taschi Lynell
  • Additional Hairstylist
  • Sean Kenney
  • Contact Lens Technician
  • Carey Jones
  • Makeup Department Head
  • Seana Gorlick
  • Makeup Artist
  • Jason Zorigian
  • Prosthetic Supervisor
  • Angel Acosta
  • Property Master
  • Jory Alvarado
  • Set Dresser
  • Jill Beecher
  • Assistant Art Director
  • David B. Brenner
  • Conceptual Design
  • Dawn Brown
  • Set Designer
  • Richard K. Buoen
  • Concept Artist
  • Chris Call
  • Property Master
  • Susannah Carradine
  • Art Department Coordinator
  • Tina Charad
  • Graphic Designer
  • Jeremy Cisneros
  • Set Designer
  • Sarah Contant
  • Set Designer
  • Reid Embrey
  • Set Dresser
  • Jeff Frost
  • Conceptual Design
  • Bryan Lane
  • Set Designer
  • Aaron Mager
  • Set Dresser
  • Cindy Mah
  • Assistant Property Master
  • Tony R. Medina
  • Propmaker
  • Jon Nicholson
  • Set Dresser
  • Sam Page
  • Set Designer
  • Darren Patnode
  • On Set Dresser
  • Nashon Petrushkin
  • Set Dresser
  • Nashon Petrushkin
  • Set Buyer
  • Sara Philpott
  • Assistant Set Designer
  • Anne Porter
  • Set Designer
  • Vanessa Riegel
  • Graphic Designer
  • Dennis Richardson
  • Assistant Set Designer
  • Jessica Ripka
  • Set Decorating Coordinator
  • Mil Máscaras
  • Standby Painter
  • Bert Rodriguez
  • Construction Foreman
  • Nathan Schroeder
  • Set Runner
  • Sarah Snyder
  • Carpenter
  • Dale Snyder
  • Construction Foreman
  • Paul Sonski
  • Set Designer
  • Michael Thurman
  • Set Dresser
  • Cuitlahuac Morales Velazquez
  • Sculptor
  • Mark Weissenfluh
  • Leadman
  • Chris Withrow
  • Set Dresser
  • Fante Zamora
  • Set Dresser
  • Lindsey Alvarez
  • Dialogue Editor
  • Harry Cohen
  • Sound Designer
  • Celine Eva Gimpirea
  • Sound Assistant
  • Zach Goheen
  • Additional Sound Re-Recordist
  • Jay Golden
  • Boom Operator
  • Tom Hartig
  • Boom Operator
  • Gary A. Hecker
  • Foley Supervisor
  • Justin Herman
  • Stage Director
  • Michael Hertlein
  • Dialogue Coach
  • Chris Howland
  • Additional Production Sound Mixer
  • Paola Magrans
  • Additional Sound Re-Recordist
  • Patrushkha Mierzwa
  • Boom Operator
  • Rick Owens
  • Foley Artist
  • Kyle Rochlin
  • Foley Mixer
  • Wylie Stateman
  • Supervising Sound Editor
  • Wylie Stateman
  • Additional Sound Re-Recordist
  • David Tichauer
  • Mix Technician
  • David Tichauer
  • Sound Mix Technician
  • Andy Bergholtz
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist
  • David Boucher
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Roxanne Gross
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Jeremy Hays
  • Special Effects Supervisor
  • Marc Tantin
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Mitch Toles
  • Pyrotechnician
  • Chris L. Ward
  • Special Effects Technician
  • Brian Adler
  • Visual Effects
  • Marvin Yanez
  • Roto Supervisor
  • James Willingham III
  • Lead Animator
  • Kevin Souls
  • Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Pimentel A. Raphael
  • Animation Supervisor
  • Roger Liu
  • Pre-Visualization Supervisor
  • Yun Peng Hsieh
  • Rotoscoping Artist
  • John Dykstra
  • Visual Effects Designer
  • Glen Yrigoyen
  • Stunts
  • Marcus Young
  • Stunts
  • Mark Aaron Wagner
  • Stunt Double
  • Karl Van Moorsel
  • Stunts
  • Wesley Scott
  • Stunts
  • Eric R Salas
  • Stunts
  • Dalton Rondell
  • Stunts
  • Dana Reed
  • Stunts
  • Eddie Perez
  • Stunts
  • Darío Pérez
  • Stunt Double
  • Jim Palmer
  • Stunts
  • Allan Padelford
  • Stunt Driver
  • Casey O'Neill
  • Stunts
  • Kimberly Shannon Murphy
  • Stunt Double
  • Mike Mukatis
  • Stunts
  • Norman Mora
  • Stunts
  • Mike McKee
  • Stunt Driver
  • Ed McDermott II
  • Stunt Driver
  • Michaela McAllister
  • Stunt Double
  • Braxton McAllister
  • Stunt Double
  • Tara Macken
  • Stunt Double
  • Samuel Le
  • Utility Stunts
  • Tony Lazzara
  • Stunts
  • Ralf Koch
  • Utility Stunts
  • Jeffrey Adams
  • Stunts
  • Keith Jardine
  • Stunts
  • Lisa Hoyle
  • Stunts
  • Jacob Horne
  • Stunt Coordinator
  • Toby Holguin
  • Stunts
  • Dylan Hice
  • Stunt Double
  • Cassidy Vick Hice
  • Stunts
  • Jimmy Hart
  • Stunts
  • Riley Harper
  • Stunt Double
  • Kent Gilbert
  • Stunt Coordinator
  • Jeremy Fitzgerald
  • Stunts
  • Stephane Feruch
  • Stunts
  • Charlie Estepp
  • Stunt Driver
  • Peter Epstein
  • Stunts
  • Mike Byrd
  • Grip
  • Eddie Apodaca
  • Grip
  • Dominic Aluisi
  • Additional Camera
  • Chris Centrella
  • Key Grip
  • Rusty Davis
  • Key Grip
  • Dustin Evans
  • Head of Layout
  • Krystina Figg
  • Best Boy Grip
  • Josh Friz
  • Additional First Assistant Camera
  • Aldo Jimenez
  • Grip
  • Erica Kim
  • Lighting Technician
  • Ian Kincaid
  • Gaffer
  • Todd Liggitt
  • Rigging Grip
  • Charlie Lowe
  • Grip
  • John R. Manocchia
  • Chief Lighting Technician
  • Vince Manocchia
  • Electrician
  • Hugh McCallum
  • Grip
  • Mike Morales
  • Grip
  • Megan Morris
  • Second Assistant "A" Camera
  • Andrés Murillo
  • Rigging Grip
  • David H. Neale
  • Lighting Technician
  • Robert Petrin
  • Ultimate Arm Operator
  • Pete Romano
  • Underwater Camera
  • Joel A. Ruiz
  • Rigging Supervisor
  • Nathan M. Schindler
  • Rigging Grip
  • Gregor Tavenner
  • First Assistant Camera
  • Henry Tirl
  • Steadicam Operator
  • Jeff Bova
  • Production Driver
  • Steven Butcher
  • Picture Car Coordinator
  • Daniel Davis
  • Driver
  • Bruce Del Castillo
  • Driver
  • Chris Neitzel
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Shaun Ryan
  • Transportation Captain
  • Jeff Woodward
  • Transportation Co-Captain
  • Jessica Adler
  • Production Secretary
  • Jason Albanese
  • Set Medic
  • Makayla Albright
  • Production Assistant
  • Alex Antov
  • Set Medic
  • Lauren Baker
  • Production Assistant
  • Lauren Baker
  • Set Decoration
  • Cassandra Barbour
  • Clearances Consultant
  • Toni Basil
  • Choreographer
  • Gillian M. Berrow
  • Script Editor
  • Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe
  • Legal Services
  • Jesse Bontreger
  • Production Assistant
  • Lisa Brown
  • Animal Wrangler
  • Ericka Bryce
  • Set Medic
  • Jenny Lynn Burnett
  • Construction Buyer
  • John Burns
  • Set Medic
  • Will Casey
  • Unit Publicist
  • Tess Cline
  • Production Assistant
  • Anthony DiMaria
  • Legal Services
  • Michael James Faradie
  • Stand In
  • Kerry Flood
  • Set Medic
  • Mayra-Alejandra Garcia
  • Actor's Assistant
  • Zoe Gardner
  • Production Assistant
  • Jared Gibson
  • Stand In
  • Celine Eva Gimpirea
  • Intern
  • Charlotte Gleason
  • Additional Production Assistant
  • Robert Hatfield
  • Projection
  • Leah Holmes
  • Post Production Accountant
  • Houston Jones
  • Production Assistant
  • Paul Kahil
  • Actor's Assistant
  • Nazia Khan
  • Actor's Assistant
  • Martin Eugen Kulhánek
  • Runner Art Department
  • Ronald J. Levin
  • Production Consultant
  • Brandon Linville
  • First Assistant Accountant
  • Scott P. Martin
  • Production Assistant
  • Scott Michaels
  • Technical Advisor
  • Tim Monich
  • Dialect Coach
  • Chris Moraitis
  • Researcher
  • Tracy Moran
  • Set Production Assistant
  • Charlotte Nichol
  • Actor's Assistant
  • Rob O'Malley
  • Stand In
  • Rob O'Malley
  • Acting Double
  • Hannah Olsen
  • Production Accountant
  • Jack Perry
  • Production Assistant
  • Anson Petrick
  • Production Assistant
  • Isaac Phillips
  • Production Assistant
  • Joell Posey
  • Casting Assistant
  • Rachel E. Prentiss
  • Controller
  • Michyl-Shannon Quilty
  • Production Coordinator
  • Paul 'Sled' Reynolds
  • Animal Coordinator
  • Daniel Rios
  • Set Production Assistant
  • Rick Roesch
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Dirk Rogers
  • Technical Advisor
  • Sam Rosenberg
  • Production Assistant
  • Benji Schwimmer
  • Associate Choreographer
  • Troy Waters
  • Marine Coordinator
  • Jeff Winn
  • Craft Service
  • Ted Yonenaka
  • Craft Service

Travel: Family, Flora and Fauna…

First! A BIG hello to all our friends, family and fellow travelers! We’ve been in Wisconsin almost five weeks now. It’s been a very HOT and HUMID summer for the most part. It’s something we are not used to. When there is rain, it is torrential. Massive amounts of rain for hours at a time.

This year we experienced several tornado warnings. Something else we are not used to. The good news is there were only two that were a threat to us. We lost power twice, once for only a few hours and once for almost 14 hours. If you are not accustomed to these events, it can be both daunting and terrifying.

On the upside, watching the cycles of crops in the massive farms are intriguing. Corn from sprouts to over your head. You can almost see it grow. Wheat, soybeans, alfalfa, potatoes and a dozen other crops flourish in the rich soil and abundant rainfall. And let’s not forget Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland!

We’ve been busy with family commitments with almost no time for touring and travel to nearby attractions. No worries, we will make up for it with a fall trip to Europe. We have two weeks booked at an apartment in Paris, a tour from Prague to Budapest. And finally a visit with friends in Switzerland. Overall it should be a blast.

In the mean time, here are some photos we thought might interest you. We send our best wishes to all. Thanks for all your support and ideas.

We send virtual hugs and kisses to all!

J&J

Assorted pics from this summer.

Niece Bri and Uncle Jim ready for a boat ride.

Gracie is ready to celebrate the 4th!

Jim and Jen on board.
Our favorite sunrise!
The perfect day.
Our favorite sunset!
Time to relax!
John’s parents, Howard and Kay
Aunt Jen and Niece Brianna
Lily and Lucy, good friends
John and Mom
William and the company conquer the puzzle.
Munchin’
Grillin”
Sheboygan waterfront

Movies: Lion King, The Art of Self-Defense

Lion King

This film is virtually the same as the original in most respects. That said, don’t be deterred from seeing it.

The most important reason to see this film is the updated/upgraded animation. It is so good you’ll be challenged to distinguish live action from digitally created. It is nothing short of amazing and totally advances the audience experience.

It’s worth the few extra dollars for a premium screening. We saw it on an “Ultra” screen. It’s also available in Dolby and IMAX formats.

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The Lion King (July 12, 2019)

Release Date: July 12, 2019
Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Family, Drama, Action
Runtime: 118 min
Original Title: The Lion King
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Fairview Entertainment
Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Cast The Lion King

  • Donald Glover
  • Role: Simba (voice)
  • Beyoncé Knowles
  • Role: Nala (voice)
  • James Earl Jones
  • Role: Mufasa (voice)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Role: Scar (voice)
  • Alfre Woodard
  • Role: Sarabi (voice)
  • John Oliver
  • Role: Zazu (voice)
  • John Kani
  • Role: Rafiki (voice)
  • Seth Rogen
  • Role: Pumbaa (voice)
  • Billy Eichner
  • Role: Timon (voice)
  • Eric André
  • Role: Azizi (voice)
  • Florence Kasumba
  • Role: Shenzi (voice)
  • Keegan-Michael Key
  • Role: Kamari (voice)
  • JD McCrary
  • Role: Young Simba (voice)
  • Shahadi Wright Joseph
  • Role: Young Nala (voice)
  • Amy Sedaris
  • Role: Guinea Fowl (voice)
  • J. Lee
  • Role: Hyena (voice)
  • Penny Johnson
  • Role: Sarafina (voice)
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Role: Bush Baby (voice)
  • Josh McCrary
  • Role: Elephant Shrew (voice)
  • Phil LaMarr
  • Role: Impala (voice)

Crew The Lion King

  • Jon Favreau
  • Director
  • Jeff Nathanson
  • Screenplay
  • Irene Mecchi
  • Characters
  • Jonathan Roberts
  • Characters
  • Linda Woolverton
  • Characters
  • Jon Favreau
  • Producer
  • Jeffrey Silver
  • Producer
  • John Bartnicki
  • Co-Producer
  • Caleb Deschanel
  • Director of Photography
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Music
  • Mark Livolsi
  • Editor
  • Brenda Chapman
  • Story
  • James Chinlund
  • Production Design
  • Debbi Bossi
  • Associate Producer
  • Karen Gilchrist
  • Producer
  • Thomas Schumacher
  • Executive Producer
  • Tom C. Peitzman
  • Executive Producer
  • David H. Venghaus Jr.
  • Associate Producer
  • Donald Dowd
  • Production Supervisor

The Art of Self-Defense

If you are in the mood for a weird, dry, confusing film with bewildering characters who incrementally become more bizarre, then this is your film!

If not for the performance by Jesse Eisenberg this review would end here. Fortunately, his character evolves into quite the tough masculine realist.

We cannot recommend this film for children.

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The Art of Self-Defense (July 12, 2019)

Release Date: July 12, 2019
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada
Genres: Comedy
Runtime: 104 min
Original Title: The Art of Self-Defense
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: End Cue
Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman fighting for her place in it.

Cast The Art of Self-Defense

  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Role: Casey
  • Alessandro Nivola
  • Role: Sensei
  • Imogen Poots
  • Role: Anna
  • Steve Terada
  • Role: Thomas
  • Phillip Andre Botello
  • Role: Kennith
  • Jason Burkey
  • Role: Alex
  • David Zellner
  • Role: Henry
  • Leland Orser
  • Role: Detective McCallister
  • Caroline Amiguet
  • Role: French Audio Instructor
  • Apollo Bacala
  • Role: Karate Day Class Student
  • Hauke Bahr
  • Role: Grant
  • Dallas Edwards
  • Role: Manny

Crew The Art of Self-Defense

  • Riley Stearns
  • Director
  • Andrew Kortschak
  • Producer
  • Walter Kortschak
  • Producer
  • Stephanie Whonsetler
  • Producer
  • David Zellner
  • Executive Producer
  • Nathan Zellner
  • Executive Producer
  • Sarah Beth Shapiro
  • Editor
  • Michael Ragen
  • Director of Photography
  • Heather McIntosh
  • Original Music Composer
  • Charlotte Royer
  • Production Design
  • Riley Stearns
  • Screenplay

Movie 3 None

Note: Unfortunately there are no new films being released in the Milwaukee market area. We will spend our last couple weeks exploring more of the museums and other cultural points of interests. We will post as time allows. We send wishes of good health and happiness to you all. J&J

Travel: The Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

View from the street.

This Basilica just south of central Milwaukee at 6th Street and Lincoln Avenue is a true gem.  It carries an extraordinary history.  It’s named after St. Josaphat, an Archbishop in the Kingdom of Poland in the early 1600’s.

The first parish was built as a church in 1889 but burnt to the ground a year later.  A second church was built but it was too small to accommodate the congregation of 12,000 parishioners.

The current structure broke ground in 1896 and was completed in 1901.  It is based on a smaller version of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  Both structures have a cross shaped floor plan with a huge central dome.  

Much of the construction materials were re-purposed from the closed U.S. Post Office and Customs House in Chicago.  Most of the stained glass windows were imported from Innsbruck, Austria. 

The Basilica today is the largest church in Milwaukee.  It seats over 1,000 on the main floor with hundreds more in the galleries.

Jesus and an Angel
Main Alter Sanctuary
Dozens of stain glass windows, most panels three stories tall.
Madonna and Child in side alter.
The dome and ceilings are simply magnificent.

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, Action, 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