Ad Astra AD ASTRA (2019) Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, John Ortiz, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Greg Bryk, Loren Dean, Kimberly Elise, John Finn, LisaGay Hamilton, Donnie Keshawarz, Bobby Nish, Natasha Lyonne, Jamie Kennedy, Anne McDaniels, Halszka Kuza, Kayla Adams, Kimmy Shields, Sean Blakemore, Ravi Kapoor and Daniel Sauli. Screenplay by James Gray and Ethan Gross. Directed by James Gray. Distributed by 20th Century Fox. 123 minutes. Rated PG-13. All to
Bumblebee BUMBLEBEE (2018) Starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Pamela Adlon, John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Stephen Schneider, Len Cariou, Ricardo Hoyos, Glynn Turman, Kollin Holtz, Gracie Dzienny, Fred Dryer, Isabelle Ellingson, Mika Kubo, Megyn Price and the voices of Angela Bassett, Justin Theroux, Peter Cullen and Dylan O’Brien. Screenplay by Christina Hodson. Directed by Travis Knight. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. 103 minutes. Not Rated. It’s har
Peppermint PEPPERMINT (2018) Starring Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz, Juan Pablo Raba, Annie Ilonzeh, Jeff Hephner, Cailey Fleming, Eddie Shin, Pell James, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Richard Cabral, Tyson Ritter, Ian Casselberry, Michael Reventar, Kyla-Drew Simmons, Gustavo Quiroz, John Boyd, Michael Mosley, Jeff Harlan, Chris Johnson and Caspar Brun. Screenplay by Chad St. John. Directed by Pierre Morel. Distributed by STX Entertainment. 102 minutes. Rated R.
The Cloverfield Paradox THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX (2018) Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl, John Ortiz, Chris O’Dowd, Aksel Hennie, Zhang Ziyi, Elizabeth Debicki, Roger Davies, Clover Nee, Jordan Rivera, Michael Stokes III, Celeste Clark, Nathan Oliver, Suzanne Cryer, Donal Logue and the voices of Ken Olin, Simon Pegg and Greg Grunberg. Screenplay by Oren Uziel. Directed by Julius Onah. Distributed Netflix. 102 minutes. Rated PG-13. It took over a decade for
Going in Style GOING IN STYLE (2017) Starring Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Joey King, Matt Dillon, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson, John Ortiz, Peter Serafinowicz, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Maria Dizzia, Katlyn Carlson, Josh Pais, Melanie Nicholls-King, Camiel Warren-Taylor, Doris McCarthy, Jeremy Bobb, Ashley Aufderheide, Chris Carfizzi and Lolita Foster. Screenplay by Theodore Melfi. Directed by Zach Braff. Distributed by Focus Features. 96 minutes.
Kong: Skull Island KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017) Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell and Shea Whigham. Screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Distributed by Warner Bros. 118 minutes. Rated PG-13. If you are looking for a whole bunch of giant CGI animals beating the crap out of each other and periodically
A Dog’s Purpose A DOG’S PURPOSE (2017) Starring Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Dennis Quaid, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Peggy Lipton, Pooch Hall, and the voice of Josh Gad. Screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Audrey Wells, Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky. Directed by Lasse Hallström. Distributed by Universal Pictures. 100 minutes. Rated PG. xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE (2017) Starring Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Toni Co
The Finest Hours THE FINEST HOURS (2016) Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Kyle Gallner, John Magaro, Beau Knapp, Eric Bana, Graham McTavish, Abraham Benrubi and Michael Raymond James. Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamsay & Eric Johnson. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. 116 minutes. Rated PG-13. The Finest Hours is based on a true story, and yet it never quite feels true. Not that it is too
Steve Jobs STEVE JOBS (2015) Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sarah Snook, Katherine Waterston, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, Makenzie Moss, John Ortiz, Vanessa Ross and Adam Shapiro. Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Directed by Danny Boyle. Distributed by Universal Pictures. 122 minutes. Rated R. You’d think that Steve Jobs had a fascinating life. After all, the man changed the world, became a mult
The Job – The Complete Series The Job The Complete Series (2001-2002) (Shout! Factory-2005) It is a mystery why Denis Leary has never become huge. He’s one of the funniest guys in show business, and yet none of his films or TV ventures seems to catch on. He is a brilliant stand-up comedian (just track down his old CD No Cure for Cancer) who has tended to stand out in a series of not very good movies. He never captured the potential he showed in his debut starring film, The Re