By Jack Rico
‘This Week In Movies’ we take a look at the new movie of one of America’s greatest actors – Denzel Washington. Though his film Equalizer 2 is not a prestige film, if its anything like the original, it should be fun. Another great American actor releasing a film is Meryl Streep. Her Mamma Mia sequel should target women and those looking for romantic stories to reinforce their belief in everlasting love. Finally, former Broadway Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs makes an Oakland film that should be talked about after you leave the theater. 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.
The Equalizer 2 (R, Action | Crime | Thriller)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo
Synopsis: Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13, 114 min – Comedy | Musical)
Director: Ol Parker
Cast: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Dominic Cooper
Synopsis: In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant herself.
Unfriended: Dark Web (88 min – Horror)
Director: Stephen Susco
Cast: Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, Chelsea Alden, Colin Woodell
Synopsis: A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back.
INDIE & LIMITED RELEASES
Blindspotting (102min, Biography | Drama | Romance)
Director: Carlos López Estrada
Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones
Synopsis: Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Miles (Rafael Casal) co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class, set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.
McQueen (R, 111min, Documentary)
Director: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
Cast: Alexander McQueen, Gary James McQueen, Janet McQueen
Synopsis: Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of McQueen’s own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
Generation Wealth (R, 106 min – Documentary)
Director: Lauren Greenfield
Cast: Limo Bob, Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters, Jaqueline Siegel
Synopsis: A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.
Damascus Cover (R, 93min, Action | Mystery | Thriller)
Director: Daniel Zelik Berk
Cast: Olivia Thirlby, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt, Navid Negahban
Synopsis: A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.