September 22, 2021

June

Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot returns as the Amazonian Princess. This go around the action is set in the 1980’s fanny packs and shoulder pads make their requisite appearances. So, does a new gold costume and villains in the form of Kristen Wig as Cheetah and The Mandalorian himself – Pedro Pascal. The action looks great, the set pieces even better. We are sure there will be plenty of Easter Eggs spread throughout. Chief among them – how the hell is Steve Trevor still around? Guess we will have to wait until June for the answer to that.

Top Gun: Maverick

Speaking of all things 1980’s. Maverick himself is returning to the big screen. That hasn’t happened, well since 1984. Tom Cruise returns to one of the roles that made him a star. Three decades later Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Of course, some daddy issues are going to arise.

In the Heights

Remember that part about stories of cultura. At the top of our can’t wait to see list has to be In the Heights. Based on the Tony Award winning play written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The movie version is being directed by John M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) and sports an all-star cast of color, including Anthony Ramos (A Star is Born) Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, 24), singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (Vida), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent, Wild Things), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue; West Wing; LA Law).

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