Look who’s back in theaters this weekend!
It’s a big weekend at the box office and that’s mostly all thanks to one movie that could finally be a blockbuster for theaters across the nation. Movie reviewer Greg Russell joined host Jason Carr to talk about it and share some other new movies streaming today.
Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Jackman, Michael Keaton, and more hit the big screen this weekend
Maggie Q will be joining Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton on the big screen for the newest action/thriller film, <i>The Protégé. </i>The film follows Maggie Q’S character, an orphan adopted by Samuel L. Jackson, who is the top hitman. Her mission is to find out what happened to him after he is murdered.
Show some “Respect” for what’s in theaters
The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has inspired many generations, but now is the time to share her life story of struggles and triumphs on the big screen in the new movie <i>Respect</i>. Movie reviewer Greg Russell sat down with Jennifer Hudson and first-time film director Liesl Tommy to talk about the film.
“No Sudden Move“ stars reminisce on filming in Detroit
It’s always nice to watch a movie and realize the background or setting is based on the city you live in, that’s how Detroiters are going to feel as they watch <i>No Sudden Move </i>starring Brendan Fraser, Julia Fox, Don Cheadle, and 16-year old actor Noah Jupe.
Michelle Obama steps up to host in new kid’s cooking show
Film critic Greg Russell is back with his thoughts on the latest movies and TV series hitting screens this weekend, including new projects from Benedict Cumberbatch and former first lady, Michelle Obama. First up, Russell reviewed a true story of 1960′s Cold War espionage called The Courier. In the film, Cumberbatch plays a salesperson recruited by MI6 to go undercover in Russia during the Cuban missile crisis. The show follows Michelle Obama and a crew of puppets and guest hosts as they travel the world looking at international cuisine. AdThe show’s crew said that working with Michelle Obama just made sense, as so many of her initiatives aligned with their view of food.
These three stars have new films coming out this weekend
Movie reviewer Greg Russell stopped by Live In The D again to catch Jason up on all the biggest films coming out this weekend. Stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tom Holland, and Jenifer Garner are all returning to screens with brand new movies. Tom Holland plays the lead character in the film, and sat down with Russell to talk about the role. AdJenifer Garner stars in the last (and most lighthearted) movie on Russell’s list, Yes Day. For clips from the films and to see how many reels Russell gave out, watch the video above.
Check out the three new flicks hitting screens this weekend
Greg Russell is back with his thoughts on the latest movies to come to a theater near you. First, Russell covered Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1988 original staring Eddy Murphy and Arsenio Hall. He said the movie has a great “reunion factor,” with the entire original cast returning along with characters from other popular Eddy Murphy movies. AdHe said it’s another great family film, but gives the heads up that it may be a bit serious for younger audiences. She plays a mom who’s daughter starts a school magazine to combat the sexism she deals with from her peers.
Bundle up this weekend with a Nomadland movie night
It looks like a lot of us will be spending the weekend bundled up indoors, and movie reviewer Greg Russell has a brand new movie recommendation to help get us through the cold weather. Nomadland is the latest film from actress Frances McDormand and director Chloé Zhao. McDormand plays a woman whose life changes direction when she loses most of her savings in a recession. The story follows her and a culture of other older American workers as they travel the country picking up odd jobs and living as modern nomads . Got the chance to talk with director, writer, and editor Chloé Zhao, who says she couldn’t imagine anyone other than McDormand in the lead role.
Plan your Valentines movie night early
Whether you’re planning a date night, a girls night, or even a solo night, movie reviewer Greg Russell has suggestions on some brand new movies you can watch this Valentine’s Day. First, Russell talked about Judas and the Black Messiah, a new drama starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakieth Standfield. The true story from 1968 Chicago, follows a man who infiltrates the black panthers and works as an informant. Standfield said his presence really helped illustrate and illuminate the events of the story that all really did happen. AdNext, Russell got the chance to chat with Robin Wright about her directorial debut in the new film, Land.
This Netflix film shows a new, complicated kind of love story
Today on Reel Talk, movie reviewer Greg Russell got the chance to watch Netflix’s latest flick, Malcolm & Marie, which is available to watch now. The film stars John David Washington and Zendaya as they play a couple going through the dramatic highs and lows of an intense, unconventional love story. Greg was able to sit down and talk with John David Washington about his role in the film. “It definitely breaks the traditional love story genre,” Washington said. He said the film gets into the more serious sides of love and the struggle it can take to maintain a relationship.
Where to watch two new star-studded films this weekend
Movie critic Greg Russell is back with his thoughts on Supernova and The Little Things, the latest two movies from a cast of Academy Award-winning actors. First Russell took a look at Supernova, a drama that follows Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth after many years of living together as a couple. Russell got to speak with Tucci, who said he prepared for the role by watching documentaries and learning from real people. In the film, Washington plays a cop who winds up investigating a crime in the heart of LA, but as he uncovers pieces of the case, they start to hit close to home. To see Greg’s full reviews, watch the video above.
Thrilling new shows to watch over the chilly weekend
Anne Hathaway, or “Annie” which is her preferred name, stars in one of the of two shows hitting streaming services this weekend. Movie reviewer Greg Russell spoke to Jason Carr about Losing Alice and Locked Down. Next Greg spoke to the star and director of Losing Alice, starring Ayalet Zurer. It’s an Israeli-based series that highlights an aging director who becomes infatuated with a young, up-and-coming screenwriter. Watch the video above for more Reel Talk with Greg Russell.
Looking for the latest Sci-Fi thriller?
Marvel star Anthony Mackie is back in a new sci-fi action flick called Outside The Wire. Film critic Greg Russell got the chance to sit down and talk with Mackie and his co-star Damson Idris about what it took to make the movie. Outside the Wire follows Lt. Thomas Harp, a drone pilot who gets into trouble and is reassigned to be partnered with Anthony Mackie’s character, Leo. Harp soon finds out that there’s more to Leo than he first thought, and discovers he is actually an extremely life-like robot. The film then follows their struggle to work together in a war zone to prevent a nuclear attack.
Award-winning actresses shine on the screens this weekend
Movie Reviewer Greg Russell joined Kim DeGiulio for Reel Talk to discuss “Fatale” and “Pieces of a Woman”, starring two multi-award-winning actresses. Greg spoke to Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy about their new film, “Fatale”, which is in theaters and streaming on demand. Greg gave the movie a solid three out of five reels. Greg gave the movie four out of five reels. Watch the video about to see the interviews with Hilary Swank and Ellen Burstyn.
Fun movies for New Years
You likely have a long 3-day weekend coming up and it’s the perfect time to relax and zone out with a good movie. Movie reviewer Greg Russell gave us some fun movie suggestions. Jack is the single guy who has an apartment, but all the married guys he works with want to use his apartment to have a party. Then his old lover ends up at his apartment and they find out they were meant for each other. Watch the video to see what else Greg recommends you watch for New Years!
5 new movies to watch over Christmas weekend
Christmas weekend is typically a time when big movies are released and that isn’t changing this year despite the pandemic. Movie Reviewer Greg Russell joined Tati for Reel Talk and shared the 5 new movies you can see. Wonder Woman 1984 is finally out in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Gal Gadot reprises her role as Wonder Woman and Kristen Wiig joins the cast at the supervillain Cheetah. In the movie, Wonder Woman is living among mortals and keeping to herself, but that changes when she once again must use all her powers to save innocent lives.
Viola Davis talks about working with Chadwick Boseman for the last time
The first film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, is one that Russell says is sure to secure plenty of nominations this awards season. In the movie, Viola Davis plays Ma Rainey, a real blues singer from the turn of the 20th century. The late Chadwick Boseman stars alongside Davis as a strong-willed member of her band. Davis talked about how playwright August Wilson would often play with the idea of two characters representing the material and spiritual world, and how it’s always the spiritual world that wins out. For Russell’s full reviews and more on where you can watch these films, watch the video above.
Two new movies to check out this weekend
Movie Reviwer Greg Russell was able to sit down with the cast of two new movies that you’ll be able to see this weekend, Buddy Games and Half Brothers. He started with Buddy Games, a new movie from Josh Duhamel. The story was inspired by Duhamel’s real life, and follows a group of college friends who get back together every year to compete in ridiculous challenges. In the film, they’re getting together for the first time after an accident caused them to cancel for a few years. Russell says the film balanced comedy, and a heart warming end message.