First trailer for film on civil rights lawyer and later Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Reginald Hudlin
Peter Berg’s upcoming disaster thriller Deepwater Horizon gives faces to the men and women who were aboard the titular drilling rig when it was rocked by an explosion. Chief among those faces in the film version is Mark Wahlberg, who plays Deepwater Horizon’s southern-drawled crewman Mike Williams. Deepwater Horizon is the first of two films this fall from Berg and Wahlberg, along with the Boston marathon bombing drama Patriots Day, which examine real-life tragedy through the lens of a suspenseful actioner.
Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston in ‘Mother’s Day’ (Ron Batzdorff /Open Road Films via AP) To say that some of the reviews for Mother’s Day are negative is like saying Game of Thrones contains mildly suggestive material: It is an understatement of the highest order. The latest Garry Marshall-directed ensemble rom-com that centers around a universally celebrated, secular holiday has been completely annihilated by critics. Here’s a sampling of some of the harshest things that have been written so far about a movie in which Julia Roberts is inexplicably forced to adopt a hair style worse than the Saturday Night Live’s Target Lady’s. Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter: “Even if you haven’t seen Garry Marshall’s last two holiday-pegged efforts — Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, with their generous smattering of stars, sub-sitcom one-liners and shameless heartstring yanking — it won’t take long to figure out what kind of movie Mother’s Day is. Mother’s Day is bad from the start, and it doesn’t get better.” David Ehrlich, Indiewire: “Lifeless, ugly, and vaguely evil in its gross attempt to offer something for everyone, Mother’s Day doesn’t feel like a movie so much as it does a cinematic adaptation of Walmart.” Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: “Motherhood, let no one disagree, is hard work.