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This week in movies Archives - ShowBizCafe.com

This week in movies Archives - ShowBizCafe.com

Jack Rico

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2018/07/09 at 8:48am

This Week In Movies: ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Shock and Awe,’ ‘Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti’

‘This Week In Movies’ is back! As July turns to its second week, it has seen the tally of a record-breaking year in films, thanks to the superhero and action-genre (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Jurassic World 2). But  though billion dollar tentpoles are not releasing this week, we do have an actioner with a family sensibility – Skyscraper – starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. His choices for films are diverging from guns, suplexes and corny jokes to family, social  issues and more human stories. There’s also Shock and Awe, which has all the bells and whistles from a prestige journalism film that could make it to the Oscars, but not there’s not much hype behind it. Then there’s Dark Money, a documentary about where political ads and those dark sources who fund it intersect that could fit into a doubel bill with the previous aforementioned. And if you like art, then Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti is a viewing necessity. It stars European star Vincent Cassell playing the eponymous painter. Enjoy the trailers and remember to listen to our podcast this Friday for our review of movies and interviews with filmmakers and other notable figures of American pop culture. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/05/02 at 11:20am

This Week In Movies: ‘The Dinner,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

This week’s movie slate is not a Hollywood moviegoer’s dream. There is only one tentpole movie release, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and the rest are indie fare that lack buzz and excitement. The exploration of the human spirit is the common theme among our limited releases and though that’s not exciting, it is interesting. GOTG 2 is as much fun as you’ll have at the movies this summer, but Richard Gere’s family thriller The Dinner, does capture a feeling of Roman Polanski’s Carnage. Some star power also helps the indie films with stars such as Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber leading their respective films. See what interests you and let us know. Enjoy the trailers and listen to our podcast for our in-depth reviews of this week’s releases and more! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/04/03 at 1:24pm

This Week In Movies: ‘Colossal,’ ‘The Void,’ ‘Aftermath,’ ‘Truman’

We begin April with some very popular and auteur directors releasing films this week. First, Spaniard director Nacho Vigalondo gets together with a solid cast that includes Anne Hathaway in what is a crazy sci-fi/comedy called Colossal. Also, former Spider-Man director Marc Webb tries to tug at the heart with his new film Gifted and Romanian helmer Cristian Mungiu who made the indelible “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” gives us Graduation that delves into the role parents play today with their grown children. And how can we forget Arnold. He returns to the screen in Aftermath, written by a Latino writer named Javier Gullón. You definitely have a lot to look for this weekend. Enjoy the trailers and listen to our podcast for our in-depth reviews of this week’s releases and more! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/03/27 at 3:20pm

This Week In Movies: ‘Ghost In The Shell,’ ‘The Boss Baby’

It is a very feeble week for movies. There are only five films releasing this week. That is a head-scratcher and perhaps one of the few times that five films come out in a single week. Nevertheless, Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell is the biggest release this weekend. It has the star power, the budget and the distribution release. It comes with some controversy though (whitewashing is mentioned), but it does look fun! Enjoy the trailers and listen to our podcast for our in-depth reviews of this week’s releases and more! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/03/20 at 11:14am

This Week In Movies: ‘Power Rangers,’ ‘Life,’ ‘CHiPs,’ ‘Wilson’

Spring is in the air and Hollywood is beginning to show its flair for the visual spectacle. Two films coming out this week offer some of that eye-candy many moviegoers such as: ‘Life’ and ‘Power Rangers’. Also, Latinos are making their presence felt this week with Michael Peña in ‘CHiPs’, Daniel Espinosa directing in ‘Life’ and Becky G making her film debut in ‘Power Rangers’. Enjoy the trailers and listen to our podcast for our in-depth reviews of this week’s releases and more! Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/09/19 at 9:19am

This Week In Movies: ‘The Magnificent 7,’ ‘Storks,’ ‘Queen Of Katwe’

It’s been a while since I’ve done these, but we’re back on track. It’s mid-September, past Labor Day and you know what that means… it’s Oscar season time. The Fall Preview of films is really Oscar films testing the waters. TFF was the kickoff and the NYFF starts next week. Also, this week we see more female directors taking charge. Get ready for the next couple of months! Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/04/19 at 2:26pm

This Week In Movies: ‘The Huntsman,’ ‘Elvis & Nixon,’ ‘A Hologram for the King’

We’re in the middle of April and this week in movies offers us some bizarre movie releases. First off, we need to talk about this new Tom Hanks movie, A Hologram for the King, that isn’t getting any buzz, no coverage, no interviews with Hanks and no marketing or promotion whatsoever. What Twilight Zone reality are we living in? Never have we ever been privy to a Tom Hanks film that isn’t some sort of event. Just bizarre all around.

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Jack Rico

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2016/03/21 at 3:11pm

This Week In Movies: ‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Born To Be Blue’

We’re a little more than half-way through March and this week’s movies offer a little somehting for everyone. One which has captivated my attention is Ethan Hawke’s Born To Be Blue, a jazz film about Chet Baker, arguably the most popular trumpeter after Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. I had met with Hawke last year and he showed me several pics of the production and we discussed favorite albums plus his legacy. Also, we should address the armored bat in the room – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is the most anticipated film of 2016. The reason it is more anticipated than Captain America: Civil War, is the tremendous pressure and risk behind the success of WB and DC’s franchise set-up film. Read More

Jack Rico

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2016/03/14 at 6:10pm

This Week In Movies: ‘The Program,’ ‘Allegiant,’ ‘Midnight Special’

It’s mid-March and Spring is in the air. With news of $50 dollar movie releases coming to a living room near you, watching movies in theaters will be less and less. Nevertheless, there are several films this week that possess and interesting premise, most of them on the indie side. Read More

Felix Dalgo

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2015/10/05 at 3:26pm

This Week In Movies: ‘Steve Jobs,’ ‘Pan,’ ‘The Final Girls’

Guys it’s one of my favorite months of the year, October. Why you might ask? The weather is not too hot or too cold, soccer season is fully on around the world, Halloween is coming (free candy from my nephew) and movies, movies and more MOVIES!  Read More

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