Can any film opening April 21 unseat the colossal ‘Fate of the Furious’?
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The Lost City of Z. True Adventure. Getting good marks with an IMDB score of 7.1 and 89% satisfaction from Rotten Tomatoes, with a 2 1/2 hrs. running time. Based on the true story of Percy Fawcett, the inspiration for Indiana Jones, an anthropologist who went searching for a lost city in the Amazon Jungle. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland and Angus MacFadyen. Directed by James Gray.
Unforgettable. Thriller/Horror. Scoring a meager 5.8 at IMDB, Unforgettable is the directorial debut of noted producer Denise Di Novi, famous for the edgy genre niche of Psychological Horror, with such films as Edward Scissorhands, Heathers and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Katherine Heigl stars as a woman under mental and emotional stress, trying to raise a family after the end of her marriage and the news that her husband is happy and already remarrying. Revenge, Domestic Violence, and Mental Illness help her demonize and terrorize the soon to be new wife, Rosario Dawson. Also stars Cheryl Ladd and Geoff Stults. Sounds good to me.
The Promise. True War Story. How can a movie with Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale only garner a 5.4 on IMDB and a 46% approval on Rotten Tomatoes? Perhaps a true story about Armenian Genocide provides an opportunity for great acting, but not so much in the escape department of entertainment, as we are forced to watch that everyday on TV? Directed by Terry George, it also stars Robin Swicort.
Free Fire. British ActionComedy, with an IMDB score of 7.2 and a Rotten Tomatoes satisfaction of 78%. Free FIRE represents everybody involved, good guys, bad guys, gun buyers and sellers, everybody is firing their weapons and killing everyone in an effort to get the money. Magical thinking makes for good comedy. Directed by Ben Wheatley who also wrote the script with Amy Jump. Stars; Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Jack Reynor.