Get outside this summer and enjoy the sun and fresh air, but when you’re ready for a break on the couch, what movies are you going to stream? Check out my top suggestions for the best summer movies, from comedy, action, and drama, to science fiction and horror.
A gorgeously produced, exceptionally performed, and uniquely feminist costume drama Mary Queen of Scots pits two of the best working actresses today against one another and everyone around them for a surprisingly entertaining, but historically dicey biopic.
On Chesil Beach is a literary adaptation that feels like it was ported to the big screen by an author who didn’t care much for how his material turned out the first time around.
A film based on one of the most celebrated plays in history adapted for the screen by a Tony winning playwright sounds like a “can’t miss” artistic proposition, but director Michael Mayer’s The Seagull proves that even the easiest of roads to success can go slightly awry.
The GATE and Elevation Pictures are thrilled to give away double passes to see Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, which opens in select cities on November 10, and expands across Canada on November 17.
Arriving this week on Blu-ray and on DVD: James McAvoy is the young and dashing Charles Xavier trying to save the world from evil mutants in X-Men First Class; Saoirse Ronan stars as a 16-year-old reclusive killer in Hanna; and a look at Brian DePalma’s notorious Scarface on Blu-ray.
Opening across Canada at a theatre near you: a teenage girl takes on the CIA in the modern action fairy tale, Hanna; Russell Brand plays a lovable man-child in Arthur; medieval times get a bit dopey in the comedy Your Highness; and a girl gets back on her surf board after a shark attack in Soul Surfer.
New this week at a theatre near you: Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell and Ed Harris star in the survival drama, The Way Back; The Company Men has Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kevin Costner as three men who face life after downsizing; and in No Strings Attached, two friends try to add some spice to their friendship, without any of the commitments.
New this week in theatres, Denzel Washington stars in the post-apocalyptic drama, The Book of Eli. Also opening this weekend, Peter Jackson directs the family drama, The Lovely Bones, and Jackie Chan stars in The Spy Next Door.