The Legend of Tarzan
Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Dull and confused adaptation of Burroughs’ stories that bungles his observations on racism and the vulnerability of life in favor of the dark, brooding action of modern-era cinema, peppered with unconvincing visual effects.
d – David Yates
w – Adam Cozad, Craig Brewer (Based on the Novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
ph – Henry Braham
pd – Stuart Craig
m – Rupert Gregson-Williams
ed – Mark Day
cos – Ruth Myers
p – Jerry Weintraub, David Barron, Alan Riche, Tony Ludwig
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, Christoph Waltz
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates *
Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by the uncontrollable duo.
A broad comedy of a familiar kind with some good laughs among the pratfalls and “edgy jokes.”
d – Jake Szymanski
w – Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O'Brien
ph – Matthew Clark
pd – Tyler B. Robinson
m – Jeff Cardoni
ed – Lee Haxall, Jonathan Schwartz
p – Peter Chernin, Jonathan Levine, Jenno Topping
Cast: Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Stephen Root, Stephanie Beard, Sam Richardson
The Neon Demon *
An aspiring model finds herself in a terrifying predicament with her survival hanging in the balance.
Another film by Refn without a single thought in its pretty little head; this one’s more airless than usual: a castigation on the fashion industry that everyone is already aware of. Though his rhythms and compositions remain hypnotic, one wishes he gave the same attention to his scripts.
d – Nicolas Winding Refn
w – Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham
ph – Natasha Braier
pd – Elliott Hostetter
m – Cliff Martinez
ed – Matthew Newman
cos – Erin Benach
p – Lene Børglum, Nicolas Winding Refn
Cast: Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves