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Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in Ozark
Netflix's new crime drama, Ozark, boasts strong performance from Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, but its grimness and lack of focus gets in the way.
Rave reviews pave the way for this weekend's release of Christopher Nolan's World War II feature Dunkirk, a $150 million production critics have declared a "masterpiece" and the first surefire Oscar contender of the year. Additionally, STX is debuting Luc Besson's $200+ million sci-fi feature Valerian, the second of three original features debuting this weekend amid a franchise laden summer. Dialing back the spending a little, but not the potential, Universal's female-driven comed...
SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $22.1 million on Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes is on its way to a #1 finish at the weekend box office, though it's looking to fall short of Mojo's forecast. Current industry expectations are for a finish anywhere from $56-58 million, though that could bump up a bit considering it's still playing a bit ahead of where Kong: Skull Island was after it brought in $20.1 million on its first day and went on to gross $61 million. Even better, War recei...
Netflix made their inaugural presentation at the first-ever Comic-Con Hall H panel with their movie adaptation of Death Note based on the original manga and anime series of the same name. Director Adam Wingard (You're Next) was on hand to discuss the project as were producers Masi Oka and Roy Lee. All of them expressed affection for the source material and determination to bring it to life. Starring Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, and Lakeith Stanfield as L, with Willem Dafoe as the voice of Ryuk, the panel began with a screening …

If you've been paying an iota of attention to entertainment over the past few years, you may have noticed a proliferation of remakes and reboots popping up.

Two great filmmakers, Malcolm Bigyemano and Hibo Elmi join me this week to talk about a few new international releases. We discuss 'Spiderman: Homecoming', get nostalgic about 'Power Rangers' and political about 'War of the Planet of the Apes'. Malcolm and Hibo then update me on the films they are working on. Enjoy!