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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Now Playing: Hardcore Henry, The Boss, Demolition

The Rundown On What's New In Theaters This Week!


Official Synopsis:
A man wakes up in a Moscow laboratory to learn that he's been brought back from the dead as a half-human, half-robotic hybrid. With no memory of his former life, a woman who claims to be his wife tells him that his name is Henry. Before she can activate his voice, armed thugs storm in and kidnap her. As Henry starts to understand his new abilities, he embarks on a bloody rampage through the city to save his spouse from a psychopath (Danila Kozlovsky) who plans to destroy the world.

North's Take: 
This movie looks INSANE
Granted, point-of-view is not new, but this is the first time we have ever seen a wide release shot entirely from the perspective. First-person action/shooters are what sent the video game market into the stratosphere, so it was only a matter of time before Hollywood got into the act. I doubt Hardcore Henry will win any awards for it's screenplay, but the action sequences look legit. If you're looking for a unique theater experience, the search is over. 


Official Synopsis:
Wealthy mogul Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) always gets her way, until she's busted for insider trading and sent to federal prison. After leaving jail, Darnell finds herself broke, homeless and hated. Luckily, she tracks down former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell), the only person who's willing to help. While staying with Claire and her young daughter, the ex-con devises a new business model for a Brownie empire. Unfortunately, some old enemies stand in the way of her return to the top.

North's Take:
Melissa McCarthy is one of the funniest people on the planet.
If they get her and Will Ferrell to star in a movie together, I may never stop laughing.
I think her and Kristen Bell could make a great duo here and be honest:
Don't you wanna find out why McCarthy is clothes-lining somebody is the above photo?
I always say: there is nothing better than seeing a great comedy in a packed theater.
Let's pray that The Boss will be more like The Heat, or Spy, and less like Tammy.


Official Synopsis:
A sympathetic woman (Naomi Watts) and her rebellious son (Judah Lewis) form a strong bond with an investment banker (Jake Gyllenhaal) whose life begins to unravel following the death of his wife (Heather Lind).

North's Take:
Well the synopsis is short and sweet, but I don't think they left anything out.
This is a showcase film for the acting talents of Jake Gyllenhaal, plain and simple. 
And make no mistake, Gyllenhaal has the goods:
He is nothing short of phenomenal in End Of Watch, Prisoners, and Nightcrawler.
I know Gyllenhaal and (hopefully) Naomi Watts will do their part, but:
Can director Jean-Marc Vallée can replicate the emotional power of Dallas Buyers Club?
If so, don't forget to bring the tissues!

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