Matt Damon and Christian Bale Race Cars in 'Ford v. Ferrari'

This movie is apparently based on a true story, but it’s something I’ve never heard of. Looks interesting though. Maybe. James Mangold is kind of an interesting director, someone who’s mostly done studio movies, but occasionally with flashes of artistic inspiration in them (Logan, 3:10 to Yuma). This comes out in November, so the studio probably thinks it’s an awards contender. And yes, that’s Christian Bale using his real life accent for once.

Pixar's New Movie 'Onward' Drops a Teaser Trailer

It’s hard to tell what this movie is going to be about- maybe a Zootopia-esque kind of thing, but with dragons? Eh. Voices are Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, and it looks at least like some sort of “brothers bonding on a road trip” movie. I’ve never liked teasers or trailers for any of PIxar’s movies (even the ones that I ended up loving), so I can’t tell much from this. Seems like kind of a bad title though. Onward?

Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish Team Up in 'The Kitchen'

Okay, so…is it me or does this look a lot like last year’s Widows? And that wasn’t exactly anything close to a hit. Maybe this is the more commercial version of it? Apparently this one is based on a graphic novel, but the similarities are pretty resounding, with the husbands in prison this time, not dead, and set in the 70’s. It’s coming out in August, which can be kind of a wildcard release date. McCarthy and Haddish being in it will make people think it’s a comedy but it’s obviously a straight drama, so who knows how this will turn out.

Sarah Connor Returns in 'Terminator: Dark Fate'

62-year-old Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor in the latest Terminator movie, a film I had no idea existed but is apparently coming out on November 1st and is directed by Deadpool’s Tim Miller. James Cameron also returns to the franchise as a producer and it looks like we get at least a cameo from Arnold as well (I don’t know how they explain his aging). Could this be the first good Terminator movie since 1991’s T2?

Sporky Must Be Saved in New 'Toy Story 4' Trailer

The new Toy Story trailer ups the laughs, but I’m not thrilled about this plot. Why exactly is it so important that Sporky be rescued? First of all, I don’t love the idea that a homemade craft secretly comes alive in this universe, and also- is the lesson supposed to be that Bonnie must lose her plastic fork like all kids lose the crap that they make at school within a couple days? Because if it’s not, if they actually save this stupid fork thing, then they just couldn’t come up with a better excuse to make another Toy Story movie. Sporky must die, people.

60's Hollywood Shines in Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

In a few hours the first reactions will drop for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, which is premiering in Cannes ahead of its release in theaters in just a couple months. But for now this brand new trailer combines two of the director’s greatest loves- late 60’s music and late 60’s movies. Along with a massive, star-studded cast of course. Sounds right up his alley. I can’t wait.

Doris Day 1922-2019


One of the last surviving Golden Age Hollywood stars, Doris Day, has passed away at 97, after contracting pneumonia. A singer, actress and animal welfare activist, she was one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood in the 1950’s and 60’s, known primarily for musical comedies and later the three romantic comedies she starred in with Rock Hudson. Known for her wholesome image and big band style voice, her success as a singer came first, with her movie career beginning in 1948 in the Michael Curtiz film Romance on the High Seas. After that, her most notable films included Calamity Jane (1953), Love Me or Leave Me (1955), Alfred Hitchcock’sThe Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won Best Original Song for “Que Sera Sera,” which she performed in the movie, and The Pajama Game (1957), before co-starring with Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964). The peak of her box office success came in the early 1960’s, teaming up with Cary Grant in 1962 for That Touch of Mink and James Garner in 1963 for The Thrill of it All. She then starred on the CBS sitcom The Doris Day Show from 1968-1973, after which she largely retired from acting. Day received the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press in 1989 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. Her only Oscar nomination was for Best Actress for 1959’s Pillow Talk.

Of Doris Day’s movies I’d recommend Pillow Talk of course, which is a kind of camp classic in its way. The rapport between her and Hudson was real: