Big week for Cory, as he saw several new films (and one classic):
The super story of the weekend will end up being Mission Impossible: Fallout, Tom Cruise’s latest attempt at near death in order to wow us. He also caught a preview week’s action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me that pairs Mila Kunis with Kate McKinnon flailing their way through European escapades.
The other big release this week was the cartoon comic feature Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, which sees the Cartoon Network stars translate onto a much bigger screen than usual. A cash grab sequel of the jukebox musical Mamma Mia is discussed next, while Gus Van Sant returns in style with a simple biopic of Portland cartoonist John Callahan, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot starring Joaquin Phoenix as the artist alongside a revelatory Jonah Hill.
The First Purge was a mistake to see, but Cory still decided to go ahead with it. One mistake you don’t have to make this week is hop onto HBO and witness the splendid documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind that details the life of the beloved manic comedian.
Our classic films of the week are John Huston’s The Man Who Would Be King, based on a Rudyard Kipling tale and starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer; and Cinema Paradiso, the 1989 Foreign Film Oscar winner that focuses on Salvatore Di Vita and his projectionest mentor Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) in small-town Italy.
Finally, Tristan also pops in with a brief recap of the new HBO show Sharp Objects, from a novel by Gillian Flynn, and directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (Big Little Lies), as well as starring Amy Adams, Sophia Lillis and Patricia Clarkson.
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