“Disobedience” is one of the best films of 2018 so far

When you’re an independent film, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. That can especially be the case when opening up early on in the year and/or against a massive blockbuster movie. This week, we have a truly wonderful indie opening up against a true behemoth. The latter is obviously Avengers: Infinity War, though the former is Disobedience. A well liked title last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s also … [Read more...]

“Avengers: Infinity War” is a one of a kind epic culmination for Marvel

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: It was all building up to this. Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe was launched with Iron Man, there has been a a slow progression towards an endgame. Now, this week, the MCU has it with Avengers: Infinity War. Part one of a culmination of everything Kevin Feige has envisioned, this truly is a one of a kind epic. Nothing will be the same after this. The fact that Marvel’s honchos are even keeping the title of the … [Read more...]

“Venom” Trailer reimagines the villain as an antihero

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: Last night, the world finally got a real look at Venom. Go figure, it even included Venom (what a concept, right?). After a Teaser Trailer around the time of the Super Bowl that kept the title character basically a secret, we now can actually see the longtime Marvel villain. Instead of antagonizing Spider-Man in one of those films, the character is getting its own spinoff. This concept always seemed like it could be either a … [Read more...]

Robert Downey Jr and Michael B. Jordan: The Best Performances in the MCU

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: We’re only a few days away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe changing forever. The momentous event known as Avengers: Infinity War is practically upon us. With that unique blockbuster screening for critics very shortly, the whole week is more or less going to be about the MCU. Later on in the week we’ll do a specific post on the film, as well as a ranking of all of the MCU entries to date. Today though, I wanted to … [Read more...]

Updated Oscar Predictions for April

With the Cannes Film Festival on the horizon and the Tribeca Film Festival starting up yesterday, it seems like a perfect time to check in with some early Academy Award predictions. For the moment, the names and titles you’ll see mentioned are going to be familiar to those of you who read last month’s first set. The ones mentioned below will include Damien Chazelle’s La La Land follow up First Man, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, … [Read more...]

Final Trailer for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” takes the franchise in a new direction

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: Yesterday afternoon, a new and final Trailer hit the web for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the middle chapter of a second Jurassic Park trilogy. The last film was a box office juggernaut like few before it, so plenty of eyes were on this one. In addition to just being a giant blockbuster sequel for 2018, it also still had a bit of mystery about it. Well, now we’ve got a look at more of the movie and there’s a lot … [Read more...]

“I Feel Pretty” is funny and has a great message at its core

As we discussed on Monday, Amy Schumer has come a long way in a short period of time, in terms of her A-list status. This week, she gets another starring vehicle in I Feel Pretty, which plays with Schumer’s persona in an interesting way. With the embargo up, I can say that I found the movie rather charming. Schumer is unafraid to poke fun at herself, but she also manages to make this a film about female confidence. Where things ultimately … [Read more...]

“And Then I Go” is disturbing and effective look at teen violence

Being a teenager is hard. We’ve all been through it and survived, coming out the other end hopefully a healthy and curious adult. For some though, it can be literal hell on Earth, with potentially deadly issues. This week, one such independent film opens that seeks to tackle it. It’s called And Then I Go, a drama that tackles some truly important things. There’s a fine line to walk between examination and exploitation, but this … [Read more...]

Spotlight on the Stars: Amy Schumer

For our latest installment in the Spotlight on the Stars series, I wanted to look at one of the top comedy actresses in the business right now. Of course, I’m talking about Amy Schumer, who took Hollywood by storm a few years ago. An A-list comedic actress, Schumer still has a whole career in front of her, despite the high status already achieved. With a new comedy hitting this week in I Feel Pretty, what a perfect time to talk Schumer some … [Read more...]

Hollywood Heroes Tributes Distributed in up to 1000 Theaters

The Hollywood Heroes Tributes™, Celebrating Multi-Genre Entertainment recognize multi-genre entertainment focusing on action/adventure and science fiction/fantasy in film and television. The HHTs also consider pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres. The Hollywood Heroes Tributes show will be transmitted simultaneously, via satellite, to up to 1,000 theaters in the U.S.A.. Thereby, the FANS will have an opportunity to … [Read more...]

2018 Cannes Film Festival lineup announced

Yesterday, the 2018 Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced bright and early. As always, it’s a moment in the cinematic year that marks a turning point of sorts. In fact, it really does seem like it positions us to start thinking about what might play on the festival circuit this fall. We’re a ways off, but with Cannes letting loose their news, the mind can tend to wander and start speculating. We already knew that Ron … [Read more...]

Trailer for “Hearts Beat Loud” showcases another crowd pleaser from Brett Haley

Under the radar, filmmaker Brett Haley has been doing something rather impressive. Haley has been making independent films that people actually go to see in theaters. With the one two punch of I’ll See You In My Dreams and The Hero over the last few years, the director has made movies about older characters that audiences seek out. They’re crowd pleasing indies that shoot their lead actors or actresses into the awards conversation. … [Read more...]

Dwayne Johnson is a movie star unlike any other

Once just known as pro wrestler The Rock, recent years have seen Dwayne Johnson conquer Hollywood and become an A-list actor. Not only that, he’s done it as both an action hero and a comedy star, even mixing the two to great success. This week, Johnson goes up against some classic video game characters when Rampage opens up. It’ll be another example of Johnson throwing himself in with a high concept (more on that later), though one … [Read more...]