This weekend, Universal Pictures brings us the first potential blockbuster of 2017, the sequel to the record-breaking “Fifty Shades of Grey”. It was no surprise that after the 2015 surpassed the $500 million mark-worldwide, Universal was eager to get the ball rolling on the sequel.
Catering to lovers of the well-written word and the well-mixed drink, Cocktail Noir.A lively look at the intertwining of alcohol and the underworld–represented by authors of crime both true and fictional and their glamorously disreputable characters, as well as by real life gangsters who built Prohibition-era empires on bootlegged booze. It celebrates the potent potables they imbibed and the watering holes they frequented, including some bars that continue to provide a second home for crime writers.
The hidden history of Tampa’s underworld is often intertwined with some of the city’s most cherished landmarks and popular restaurants. Tampa really didn’t have the storefront social clubs popular in cities like Boston and New York City. But Tampa did have more than its share of lounges, bars, restaurants, and newsstands where bolita bets were taken, baseball odds conveyed, drug deals went down, and local gangsters held sit-downs with visiting crime figures from New Orleans, New York, and Chicago.
‘Jackie’ is a completely riveting biopic, unlike any other. Director Pablo Larraín brings not only aesthetic flair to the tragic tale, but a remarkable amount of emotion, one only furthered by a bravura performance from Natalie Portman. Anyone seeking a straightforward narrative will be disappointed, as Jackie will appeal more to the arthouse crowd than the average viewer.
Rather than bludgeon audiences with an artificial and self-congratulatory, pro-american message, Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon) latest drama “Patriot’s Day” aims to provide a more intimate and grounded perspective on the recent horrific tragedy.
Sausage Party is a film that may not have been on your radar, and if so, correct that immediately. Despite what the image above would have you believe, this is no children’s film. Sausage Party is pure, adult animated fun that pushes the boundaries of it’s hard R-rating and and satirizes normal animated film conventions. In many ways, this is 2016’s “The Lego Movie”.
*SPOILER FREE REVIEW* One of the year’s most anticipated films has finally arrived and what do you know, it’s horrible. Although there were plenty of signs pointing towards this conclusion (last minute re-shoots, DC’s bad track record, etc.) no one wanted to admit it to themselves. Not only is it an incomprehensible mess, but I don’t even think it could work as a “crowdpleaser”, it’s all flash with little to no substance. While it was clear it wouldn’t be good, no one could’ve prepared themselves for this complete train wreck.
In a world where men seem to dominate the comedy genre, STX Entertainment finds a market for some untapped potential…those who can’t even go to the movies! With all of these “Bad” films coming out (Bad Teacher, Grandpa, Santa, etc.), it was inevitable that this was coming, and none only from the writers of The Hangover. This writing team hasn’t had a solid track record after writing both “The Change-Up” and “21 & Over”, two critically-panned films, so how does Bad Moms compare? More importantly, how does this film portray women, especially considering it’s written and directed by two men. Well, the answer is surprisingly well.
In the latest outing, Woody Allen whisks us away to the glamorous land of 1930s hollywood where a young jewish man, Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg), travels from New York City to the west coast, working for his talent agent uncle (Steve Carell), only to fall for his secretary (Kristen Stewart) who is already committed in a relationship.
The Infiltrator made headlines last April when it was announced a hollywood movie would be filming locally in Tampa, FL.
Mark your calendars! July 6th, Bryan Cranston will return to Tampa for the exclusive premiere of his latest film, The Infiltrator.
It’s safe to say, Nicolas Winding Refn is unlike any other film director working today. His trademark use of lighting, colors and textures to create tone are absolutely remarkable and at forefront here in his latest film, The Neon Demon.
While attending the 10th Annual Gasparilla International Film Festival, Cigar City Magazine was lucky enough to chat with Mark-Paul Gosselaar at the premiere of his new film, “Precious Cargo”, now available on VOD platforms (including iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play).
Cigar City Magazine took a hard look at this year’s movies at the 2016 Gasparilla Film Festival and one movie in particular had us laughing our asses off!