Posts Tagged ‘sequel’
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) insists upon answers from his past in "Jason Bourne," a 2016 Universal Pictures release directed by Paul Greengrass.

Jason Bourne

Like watching a trio of NBA All-Stars, whom you know haven’t lost a step, return to the court and perform nothing but a three-man weave drill for two hours.
Gladiator 2

The Gladiator Sequel that Never was: A film to end all films

If you have never seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator epic from 2000, you have missed out on a truly seminal movie. Starring the brilliant Russell Crowe as the courageous Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator boasted a superb narrative while it revived the careers of Crowe, Joaquin Pheonix and director Ridley Scott.   The ending of this film […]

The Lincoln Memorial gets an unwelcome makeover in "The Purge: Election Year," a 2016 Universal Pictures film written and directed by James DeMonaco.

The Purge: Election Year

“24” meets “The Purge,” albeit a good episode of “24" with a slicker, more skillful merger of siege-movie mentality and sociological commentary than "Anarchy."
Those pesky aliens are back and wreaking even more havoc in "Independence Day: Resurgence," a 2016 sequel to director Roland Emmerich's 1996 original from Twentieth Century Fox.

Independence Day: Resurgence

Whatever enjoyment you find is an OK-fine white flag, not a willful surrender to spectacle. Though slick, the visuals boast all the awe of a software upgrade.

From left, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg star in "Now You See Me 2," a 2016 action-caper directed by Jon M. Chu and distributed by Summit Entertainment.

Now You See Me 2

By trading on its source’s tight, fun ingenuity for craven, calculated gimcrackery, “Now You See Me 2’s” only distinctive trait is making all the fun disappear.

Film on Vinyl: Friday the 13th Part II

Just when you thought it was safe to return to camp, Waxwork Records releases the "Friday the 13th Part II" soundtrack on vinyl.

From right, Hansel (Owen Wilson), Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Melanie Valentina (Penelope Cruz) team up to stop the murders of famous people in "Zoolander 2," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release.

Zoolander 2

You never want to deliver a eugoogooly, but funereal solemnity is the only tone to take for a sequel as woefully, and disappointingly, DOA as “Zoolander 2.”
From left, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges star in "Furious Seven," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by James Wan.

New to View: Sept. 15

"Furious 7," Disney's live-action adaptation of "Cinderella" and the excellent Brian Wilson biopic "Love and Mercy" lead this week's new Blu-ray & DVD releases.


There will be a Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice 2!

Someone somewhere must’ve said Beetlejuice three times because he’s coming back. Winona Ryder made the announcement on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Michael Keaton & Tim Burton will also be back for the sequel. No word on a release date yet, but as always, the film yap will keep you updated.
Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in 2015's "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation," the fifth installment in the Paramount Pictures franchise.

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

After this, you sense even if Tom Cruise leans more heavily on others for 20 more years of "Mission" movies, he'll will them into equally unhurried excellence.

Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in 2015's "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation," the fifth installment in the Paramount Pictures franchise.

ReelBob: ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’

By Bob Bloom “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” is an express train with Tom Cruise firmly at the throttle. At 53 — and looking 10 years younger — Cruise is keenly aware of what his audience craves: lots of stunts filmed in a way that shows he is the star and not some anonymous stuntman putting […]

ReelBob: ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Sure, it’s pure popcorn — and it knows it. The movie sizzles just enough to heat up your kernels without burning you.

Terminator Genisys - lede

ReelBob: ‘Terminator Genisys’

“Genisys” doesn’t feel obsolete, but it does seem old.
Chris Pratt stars as a velociraptor trainer in "Jurassic World," a 2015 Universal Pictures release.

Jurassic World

Pulpy summer fun with more on its mind than you'd think, "Jurassic World" is infused with equal danger, intimacy, intelligence and humor.