Movies Releasing For The Week of June 14


Being Frank – Releasing 06/14/19
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 67%
Phillip wants to go to music school in New York, but his father Frank, played by Jim Gaffigan, forbids him the ability to leave to New York. Philip was pushed too far, and sets out for spring break to remember, and he gets it, as a girl he has a crush on out of town ends up being his half sister from Frank’s secret family.

This movie is really weird, in some ways disgusting, but also played as if it’s cute and okay that “Frank’s” predatory behavior is occurring. I haven’t seen the end of it, but if it doesn’t end with Frank getting caught and losing everything, then it’s touting the wrong message. That being said, if they focus on Philip as the main character and learning how to be different then his father, it might be a worthwhile film.


Daughter of the Wolf – Releasing 06/14/19
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

Clair Hamilton, played by Gina Carano, is a military specialist in the Middle East, but the death of her father, brings her back to the US. Unfortunately a gang of criminals hear about the inheritance Clair’s father leaves her, and their leader, played by Richard Dreyfuss, instructs them to kidnap her son. When the exchange for money turns out to be a trap, Clair unleashes fury upon the kidnappers to get her son back.

This is the female “Taken”. Frankly, it looks really good too, but then again with Richard Dreyfuss in it, it will likely not be the case. He has since moved from high end movies, to whatever he can get. Don’t let that hold you back from seeing it though, as Carano seems to really be hitting a solid performance out of the park in this film.


Men In Black: International – Releasing 06/14/19
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)
The movie starts off with the agency being infiltrated by the soon to be Agent M, played by Tessa Thompson, after she spends her whole life searching and researching their existence. Given a chance by Agent O, she is sent to London to work with Agent H, played by Chris Hemsworth. To protect the organization from a mole within the agency.

I have to say, this is a franchise that I wish never made it into a fourth film, which we only have because of the desire to make a 21 Jump Street crossover that fell through, and once a machine has started pumping, it can’t be stopped. While I am sad they are making a new film in the series, I am excited to see Kumail Nanjiani in it as a comic relief. He makes my cold cynical heart laugh.


The Outsiders – Releasing 06/14/19
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)
Trace Adkins is a Marshall in a corrupt western town on the verge of a war. Events unfold causing the railroad workers, primarily asian, to revolt and fight back against the people of the town. Starring Jon Foo, Sean Patrick Flanery and Danny Trejo.

For those who feel an itch in their six shooter hand, this western film is available to you. Trejo and Flanery are some of my favorite supporting actors, however, I will admit that Flanery can be hit or miss depending on a solid script. So take into consideration that this film might miss the mark of being amazing, but if you want a western, you should be happy with it.


Shaft – Releasing 06/14/19
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)
JJ, John Shaft Jr., played by Usher, is looking into the death of his friend, but his cyber security expertise isn’t enough. To solve the crime, he has to turn to the baddest mama jamma this side of the east coast. JJ heads to visit his father John Shaft, played by Samuel L. Jackson.

Frankly I love Shaft, and I’m always interested to see more of him. The odd thing about this movie is that it seems to retcon the last Jackson Shaft film. In the prior film Richard Roundtree was his uncle. In this film, he appears to be his father, being referred to by John Shaft Jr. as Grandpa Shaft. That aside, I am more than happy to see this movie! If you like detective/action films, then you will like Shaft.

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