It’s gonna be tough to topple “Doctor Strange” from the top of the box office, but four movies are gonna try. Here’s a look at ’em in this week’s “Showtime.”
Omar Epps (as Malachi): “Rachel, Rachel, Rachel, so where’s your husband at?”
Gabrielle Union (as Rachel): “Ex-husband.”
Gabrielle Union is back in “Almost Christmas.”
A dysfunctional family comes home for the holidays… but surviving the holidays is another matter!
And insiders say, you may want to bring a change of clothes with you to the movie.
Director and writer David E. Talbert: “Everyone is peeing on themselves while Mo’Nique was delivering those lines and that’s what you have to do sometimes. You don’t have time to run to the bathroom.”
Cop: “Whatcha doing in bed with that woman?”
Ruth Negga (as Mildred): “I’m his wife.
Cop: “That’s no good here.”
“Loving” is the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were thrown in jail in 1958 for getting married — because he’s white and she’s black. Their case went all the way to the Supreme Court and ended up changing the constitution! It’s a moving story with touching performances by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.
Joel Edgerton: “I cared so much about it. I was like this movie has to happen, and I was scared that someone would tell me that I wasn’t allowed to play Richard.”
Amy Adams (as Dr. Louise Banks): “They need to see me.”
Jeremy Renner (as Ian Donnelly): “Doctor Banks, are you insane?”
Amy Adams (as Dr. Louise Banks): “Now that’s a proper introduction.”
First contact is made in “Arrival.”
The fate of humanity hangs in the balance as Amy Adams is charged with talking to aliens — but first she has to learn the language.
Good luck with that. I barely passed French 101!
Oliver Platt (as Dr. Wilson): “Hi Mary, how is Stephen doing?”
Naomi Watts (as Mary Portman): “Same as yesterday and day before. I lost him the day I lost Richard in the car.”
In “Shut In,” Naomi Watts plays Mary — a widow, mother, and psychologist, who is left to take care of her step-son after he was injured in a car accident.
The family dynamic changes when she takes her work home, and a young patient comes into the mix.
Naomi Watts: “She’s guilt ridden and feeling upset with herself that maybe she made bad choices. So now she has to prove herself that she is a good caretaker and she is going to do the best she can to take care of her son and also the other young boy.”
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