Teyonah Parris, seemingly ready for a full-on breakout after attracting attention last year in Dear White People, leads the charge in Spike Lee’s latest, a modern adaptation of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek play Lysistrata.
I may end up sounding a bit Scrooge-like, but there’s something deliciously intriguing in the premise of Krampus, a story about dissatisfaction among a dysfunctional family during the holiday season that results in the emergence of a Christmas demon.
Director Paul McGuigan (Push and Lucky Number Slevin) and writer Max Landis (American Ultra and Chronicle)
approach this reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale from
the perspective of the trusted assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe).
Right away, Ryan Coogler lets us know that we’re in good and special hands with Creed, his Rocky
spinoff that arrives with not only the complete blessing of series
creator Sylvester Stallone, but also with his quietly mesmerizing
appearance as Rocky Balboa.
Having detailed a pair of global wartime narratives (In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken), Angelina Jolie turns to a more intimate battlefield, starring in By the Sea alongside husband Brad Pitt.
The trend of breaking up final installments of movies
based on bestselling literary adaptations seeks not only to milk the
material for extra box-office receipts, but also to create an
action-packed finale for the ages.