Robert Zemeckis directs Academy Award winners Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied, a WWII thriller with Pitt and Cotillard as a husband and wife spy team whose relationship is tested by the war. Zemeckis puts together some thrilling action sequences amidst the intrigue, and during some of the slower parts of the film the director is greatly aided by the amazing chemistry of stars Pitt and Cotillard.
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antastic Beasts and Where To Find Them takes place in the same wizarding world as Harry Potter, albeit seventy years before young Harry entered Hogwarts’ gates and they have once again built a world full of detail and wonder, resulting in a satisfying entry in one of the best and most successful franchises of all time.
Inferno is the third film in the Robert Langdon adventure series, following The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks return for a surprisingly fun mystery thriller anchored by Hanks and his co-star Felicity Jones.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is the sequel to the underrated Jack Reacher and while it is not quite as satisfying as the its predecessor, it still manages to have plenty of solid, old school action and the mega charisma of star Tom Cruise.
The Accountant, directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), stars Ben Affleck as an autistic savant accountant who moonlights as a highly skilled and ruthless assassin. Affleck continues his winning streak here, and director O’Connor fashions a tightly wound and entertaining adult thriller.
The Girl on the Train is the feature adaptation of the popular novel starring Emily Blunt as an alcoholic divorcee that becomes embroiled in a missing persons investigation. Unfortunately, the film as a whole strains credibility while Blunt keeps the whole thing afloat thanks to an outstanding performance.
Based on the popular book of the same name, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a perfect playground for director Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands) to play in, as well as a great showcase for the amazing Eva Green (Casino Royale, Penny Dreadful).
Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) remakes the classic Yul Brynner western from 1960, itself a remake of The Seven Samurai. Denzel Washington (Training Day, Remember the Titans) leads the pack this time out and the result is a rousing and very enjoyable western thanks in large part to its all-star cast.
Academy Award Winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (JFK, Platoon) directs star Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this biopic of Edward Snowden. Despite being familiar territory for Stone, Snowden has a hard time rising above being an average government thriller than being something much more of the moment and urgent that it desperately wants to be, despite another solid showing from star Levitt.
Director Clint Eastwood guides Tom Hanks in the true story Sully, the acclaimed pilot who pulled off “The Miracle on the Hudson”, saving over 150 passengers and crew in the process. Eastwood deftly pulls off this engrossing drama with huge help from Hanks, who delivers yet another fantastic performance.