The positive social media buzz has begun.
* Director Christopher Nolan compares casting Harry Styles to Heath Ledger in THE DARK NIGHT.
* DUNKIRK will tell three different stories — the beach, the sea and the air.
* “A mastersclass in craft, as well as heart-pounding and heartbreaking.”
* I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it.
* Almost a silent film, with an incredible score.
Full review coming next week.
While most Las Vegas film critics will probably review the 3-D sci-fi flick VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS — this critic is going to review GIRLS TRIP. Sometimes the early Hollywood buzz is a pretty good measure of what might be one of the worst films of the year; another Hollywood buzz might say, “the summer’s word-of-mouth comedy sensation”. I’m going to the latter. Newcomer Tiffany Haddish steal’s this movie. There is also a terrific lead cast that includes Queen Latifah, Kate Walsh and Jada Pinkett Smith. GIRLS TRIP is R-rated. Full review coming next week.
A GHOST STORY
This film is from A24, the same studio that brought us last year’s Oscar-winning MOONLIGHT. Directed by David Lowery, the film co-stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. I have so many mixed feelings about this film. Not the acting, nor the production values. However, this is a spiritual metaphysical film. On many levels, it is a haunting story, intensified by the use of lighting, sound and music. Not everyone is going to enjoy seeing a movie about a dead man’s ghost, the mourning of his wife and the reality that every one of us, one day — will say our last goodbye.
This intense film based upon a true story recreates the summer of 1967, when Detroit burned. It was one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest in the United States. This R rated movie runs 142 minutes. The Oscar gold director and writer were responsible for THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY. DETROIT opens nationwide on Friday, August 4, 2017.
2017 EMMY NOMINATIONS
Congratulations to News3LV.com for our 2017 Emmy Nominations. NBC was one of the leaders of the pack with 64 nominations. We are very proud
of the following nominees:
THIS IS US: Nominated for Outstanding Drama; first time one of the four major networks were nominated for this category in 6 years. Total nominations: 11.
Sterling K. Brown, Milo Ventimiglia, Ron Cephas and Chrissy Metz earning nominations in the Actress and Actor categories.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: 22 nominations. Most ever! Ever!! Most watched season in 42 years. Nominees include Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.
THE VOICE: In its 10th year, 8 nominations including Best Reality Show.
HAIRSPRAY LIVE: 7 nominations. Next Easter, the Broadway live series will present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS, named as Best Television Movie.