Hello again, movie buffs. Gildshire’s vast publication and entertainment empire welcome you to another round of movie talk. Every week (unless we’re jetting to Cannes, Toronto, or Park City for Sundance) we bring the best opinions about the upcoming New Releases. This week Gildshire Goes to the Movies has a much-loved children’s classic, as well as three other hot-off-the-presses newcomers to a screen near you. Let’s do this thing because when Gildshire goes to the movies, we want to take you along with us!
Dumbo rated PG for peril/action, some thematic elements, and brief mild language.
Fans of the Disney classic (including family members of Gildshire Goes to the Movies) are excited for this one. Tim Burton fans are interested, as well. A tale of an outcast who becomes beloved is always a popular choice. Ask a certain reindeer with a rosy sniffer about that. This movie should do well at the box office, even though the early buzz isn’t over the top. It stars Colin Farrell as Holt, Danny DeVito as Medici, Eva Green as Colette, and Michael Keaton as Vandermere. Rotten Tomatoes 55, Gildshire 3.5.
Hotel Mumbai rated R for disturbing violence throughout, bloody images, and language.
In 2008, terrorists laid siege on a luxury hotel in Mumbai, India. Like any true story involving peril, there are stories of violence and fear, cowardice and heroism. Given the perilousness of our life and times, this is a timely movie, well worth our time. It stars Armie Hammer as David, Jason Isaacs as Vasili, Nazanin Boniadi as Zahra, and Dev Patel as Arjun. Rotten Tomatoes 73, Gildshire 4.0
The Beach Bum, rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol use, language throughout, nudity and some strong sexual content.
Like anyone else, Gildshire Goes to the Movies has favorites. Matthew McConaughey is one of ours as he embodies manhood about as well as anyone ever has. So, if our Gildshire rating slightly exceeds the overall quality of this movie, we can be forgiven. Mr. McC plays the titular role (Moondog) with his customary irreverent style. Will The Bum straighten up and fly right? Or will he bend the Universe to his wishes? We can’t wait to find out. It costars Snoop Dogg as Lingerie, Isla Fisher as Minnie and Martin Lawrence as Captain Wack. Rotten Tomatoes 51, Gildshire 4.0.
Diane, not rated.
Often, the best movies are about subtext. Such is the case with this indie film about a mother who tries to help her son. Gradually, the plot reveals some about the boy, but more about Mom. The gradual reveal and performance by Mary Kay Place earn this movie the Gildshire Movie of the Fortnight award. It costars Jake Lacy, Andrea Martin, and Estelle Parsons. Rotten Tomatoes 96, Gildshire 4.6.
That’s what we have for next week. Enjoy the movies and look forward to our next installment, two weeks away. Excellent shows are popping in April, and we’re excited to share our thoughts about them. Until then, have an ICEE Coke, or just an icy Coke. Your choice for the best refreshments to go along with the best in movie entertainment.