[INTERVIEW] Will Smith discovers a renewed sense of self with ‘ALADDIN’

May 20th, 2019 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Will Smith and Mena Massoud in ALADDIN. Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures. Courtney Howard // Film Critic We all know and love Will Smith as a captivating, compelling superstar. As a titan in the recording industry (who had a decades long reign over the Billboard charts), and an acclaimed movie star (who has brought in millions of dollars world-wide), his skyrocketing career was stratospheric. However, that meteoric rise triggered a bout of self-reflection ...

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[INTERVIEW] The resonant themes in ‘JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM’ hint at what’s next

May 17th, 2019 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Keanu Reeves fends off foes in JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM. Courtesy of Lionsgate. Courtney Howard // Film Critic The JOHN WICK franchise has always been rich with themes, character-drive, world-building and inspired aesthetics. It’s the bedrock foundation from which it was formed. Far from being a “brainless actioner” and not about vapid violence, it’s transcended the genre into high-caliber entertainment. While the first film is a ...

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[INTERVIEW] Screenwriter Derek Kolstad fuses character-driven motivation with meditation in ‘JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM’

May 17th, 2019 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Keanu Reeves in JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM. Courtesy of Lionsgate. Courtney Howard // Film Critic We’re now three films deep into the “John Wick” mythology and series screenwriter Derek Kolstad isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. With JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, our beloved haunted hitman grapples with the consequences of his actions, killing a member of the High Table on the hallowed grounds of The Continental – a no-no in ...

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