Birds of Prey
Margot Robbie returns to the role of Harley Quinn sans the rest of the Suicide Squad, in Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). This time she has her own new crew of rag tags, in the form of Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya, as they take on Black Mask. The trailer definitely has a Suicide Squad look and feel, from the color palette and tone to use of backdrop music. Word of mouth has been mixed. Let’s hope it delivers more than the last outing.
Las Pildoras de mi Novio (My Boyfriends Meds)
Jaime Camil and Sandra Echeverria star in this comedy. Jess (Sandra Echeverria) is a talented, high-powered marketing executive at an upscale tequila company who falls for Hank (Jaime Camil), a charismatic mattress store owner she meets while shopping for a new bed. Hank’s charm and good looks convince Jess he is “Mr. Right,” but Hank hasn’t been completely open with Jess- Hank suffers from a variety of issues for which he takes an endless assortment of medications. On the night Hank decides to reveal his issues to Jess, she surprises him with an invite to accompany her on a work retreat to a remote island resort. Hijinks ensue.
It’s been some time since we’ve seen Diesel in anything other than a Fast & Furious film. On the surface this seems like a run of the mill action film. Super soldier created by government, used as mercenary, haunted by death of family, etc., etc. Yet, this go around it seems like they are turning that formula on its head, while at the same time harkening back to 80’s action films like Total Recall and Robocop. And the visual effects!!!! Impressive thus far. Some self-aware dialogue and the presence of one of our favorite Latinas Eiza Gonzalez does not hurt either.
A Quiet Place Part II
The first film was a sleeper hit so you know a sequel would follow. Looks like this go around we will delve into the events that created the setting for the first film, so flashbacks and time jumps are in generous use. John Krasinski once again wrote the script and is behind the director’s chair. Emily Blunt returns as the Abbot family matriarch. So, the elements look promising.