“When it got hot, you’d hear those chopper pipes…” This all-Hispanic action movie about a fabled vigilante roaming the streets of Los Angeles. When the gang wars in the city gets out of hand, an LAPD cop resurrects the legend and takes on the mantle of El Chicano.
“Journey into the mind of a director who’s constantly journeying into his own mind.” Screen Junkies takes on the staples of a Tim Burton movie, such as big spooky mansions, fat and rich villains, pale characters looking for acceptance, revenge or both, and much more.
The Royal Ocean Film Society animated part of Richard Linklater’s commentary from his very first film, which is included in the Criterion release of Slacker. In it, the director talks about having patience in developing his career, and the importance of the mundane.
Mel Gibson and Sean Penn star in this adaptation of Simon Winchester’s novel. When the Oxford English Dictionary was being created, the committee behind it received 10,000 entries from one man. Then they found out that he was a criminal and deemed insane.
Max Zhang stars as Cheung Tin Chi, one of the many skilled martial artists who was defeated by the legendary Ip Man. He tries to establish a quiet life in Hong Kong, but trouble soon finds him. Also starring Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista and Tony Jaa. Premieres 4/12/19.
Travis Fimmel and Forest Whitaker star in a comedy heist film set in the early 1970s. It’s a fictionalized account of the United California Bank burglary, in which a group of thieves stole millions of dollars from Richard Nixon’s illegal campaign fund. Premieres 3/15/19.
In Terry Gilliam’s long awaited adaptation of Don Quixote, Adam Driver stars as an advertising executive who made a film about the Spanish character. He finds out years later that the lead actor (Jonathan Pryce) has gone insane and thinks he’s actually Don Quixote.
Violinist Rob Landes looks back the history of film scores, performing 60 themes from 1938’s Snow White, all they way up through 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, while dressed up in a series of silly costumes. It’s interesting how the newer themes aren’t nearly as memorable.