The Lost King (PG-13)
Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan.
Based on the true story: Philippa Langley (Hawkins), who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, takes issue with the standard Shakespeare version of the English King Richard III wherein his hunchback has made him “a villain.” Her research into Richard leads her to Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/05/18”
Boston Strangler (R)
Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon.
Two female newspaper reporters investigate the strangling deaths of several women in 1960s Boston in this movie that feels as much about being a working mom as it does about true crime investigation. To that second element, the movie leaves open a Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/04/13”
Margot Robie, Brad Pitt.
Writer-director Damien Chazelle gives you three hours and nine minutes of 1920s and 1930s Hollywood, as the business adapted to sound and the movie industry machine chewed through the people involved. Here, we focus on Nellie LaRoy (Robie), a young woman who cons her Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/03/02”
Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio.
Dad Calum (Mescal, nominated for actor in a leading role) and tween-ish daughter Sophie (Corio) vacation while, a few decades in the future, adult Sophie (Celia Rowlson-Hall), now married with a child, remembers the visit in this bittersweet drama. Primarily, Aftersun just gives us Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/02/23”
Shotgun Wedding (R)
Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel.
Though she’s solidly in a supporting role, this movie gives a lot of the goofiness to Jennifer Coolidge, who plays Carol, mom to groom Tom (Duhamel).
Tom and Darcy (Lopez) have dragged their loved ones to a beach resort in the Philippines for Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/02/09”
All Quiet on the Western Front (R)
A group of very eager, very naive school boys sign up to join the German army a few years into World War I in this most recent, German-language adaptation of the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Paul (Felix Kammerer) and his buddies sport Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/02/02”
Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl (TV-G)
Stephanie Beatriz, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
I know, I know, do you really need to hear the Encanto songs again? Yes! This filmed concert of the songs of Encanto as presented at the Hollywood Bowl is a delightful celebration featuring the original vocal talents from the Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/01/26”
Strange World (PG)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid.
This Disney animated feature introduces us to Searcher Clade (voice of Gyllenhaal), who, when he was a kid, was forced, like it or not, to join his famous father, Jaeger Clade (voice of Quaid), on his explorations to find a path beyond the Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/01/12”
Lady Chatterley’s Lover (R)
Emma Corrin, Jack O’Connell.
In this adaptation of a book that I feel like I should have read but probably won’t ever, dissatisfied Lady Chatterley, a.k.a. Connie Reid (Corrin), starts an affair with Oliver (O’Connell) the groundskeeper at her husband’s, Lord Clifford Chatterley (Matthew Duckett), big Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 22/12/15”
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (TV-14)
Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista.
And in addition to Quill (Pratt) and Drax (Bautista) we get Nebula (Karen Gillan), Kraglin (Sean Gunn), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Groot (voice of Vin Diesel), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper), Cosmo the Russian cosmonaut dog (voice of Maria Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 22/12/08”