The LEGO films thus far are 2 for 2, with both The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie being wonderful surprises with a ton of depth and a lot of genuine love. The Lords of the Brick are back at it for a third film and this time have the difficult task of selling one of their lesser-known children’s show properties with The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
One of the most important tennis matches in history – and one of the sport’s most iconic and influential figures – finally gets the big screen treatment in Battle of the Sexes, which recounts the events leading up to the 1973 showdown of the same name pitting 55-year-old Bobby Riggs against 29-year-old Billie Jean King. The heavily promoted contest was held at the Houston Astrodome and attracted more than 90 million television viewers eager to find out if the self-styled “male chauvinist pig” could defeat the tennis world’s de facto spokesperson for gender equality.
The beloved adventure film Jumanji is getting a sequel/reboot this year, one faced with the daunting task of going head-to-head at the box office with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If there’s any force in the universe that might be able to withstand the lure of a galaxy far, far away, it’s the box office drawing power of Dwayne Johnson.
Square Enix’s 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider video game franchise was a massive success, both critically and commercially, and will now be the basis for next year’s return to the big screen. Oscar winner Alicia Vikander stars as 21-year-old Lara Croft, undergoing her first adventure as she explores a remote island off the coast of Japan in search of clues to her father’s disappearance.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the second movie in as many months to boast Channing Tatum affecting a good ol’ boy Southern drawl and a prominent appearance by John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” on the soundtrack. The other was last month’s hilarious heist comedy Logan Lucky, and unfortunately only the latter film is worth a trip to the local multiplex, as this return to the Kingsman series is a bloated, boring, painfully unfunny disaster.
Celebrate Talk like a Pirate Day with the greatest pirate of all time – Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow for another swashbuckling adventure that you can now take home as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales debuts Digitally today September 15th and on Blu-ray™ and DVD Oct 3rd – and your pals at The Nerd Repository and The Drinks and Discourse Podcast are giving one lucky readers a chance to take home a free digital copy of the film.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided us with free copies of the Blu-Rays we are giving away in this post. The most iconic female superhero of all time will entertain and inspire you at home as Wonder Woman debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD Sept 19th – and your pals at The Nerd Repository and The Drinks and Discourse Podcast are giving two lucky readers a chance to take home free copies on Blu-ray.
The significance of Columbus, Indiana’s architectural landmarks was lost on me as a young man growing up a rural part of the state. I had visited the city on several occasions, and could recognize the beauty in many of its buildings, but it wasn’t until I grew much older that I came to grasp what an important destination it was for architecture enthusiasts. “I hear it’s quite the Mecca,” says Jin (John Cho), and he’s not mistaken.
Ridley Scott’s first offering of 2017, the divisive Alien: Covenant, isn’t exactly the sort of film that might generate buzz during awards season. But his upcoming retelling of the John Paul Getty III kidnapping, All the Money in the World, could definitely wind up in some of those conversations. The film, starring Kevin Spacey as infamous oil tycoon J. Paul Getty and Michelle Williams as his harried daughter-in-law, just released its first trailer, which you can check out here.
After rave reviews from the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming love story The Shape of Water is eyeing an awards season debut, with Sally Hawkins already generating Best Actress buzz for her performance. A new red band trailer for the Cold War fairy tale has been revealed, and you can check it out here.