The Great Gatsby
Directed By: Baz Luhrmann
Written By: Craig Pearce and Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan
Official Synopsis: “The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Our Thoughts: Even Jordan, who has made his disdain for the source material well known, is interested in checking out this film. The trailers have been stunning visually, the acting looks incredible, and while it’s not what one would normally think of as a Summer film (seems more like a Holiday awards buzz film), we think this will make quite a splash. We’re not sure about the 3D though…
Tyler Perry Presents Peeples
Directed By: Tina Gordon Chism
Written By: Tina Gordon Chism
Cast: Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier
Official Synopsis: Wade Walker is eager to propose to his girlfriend, Grace Peeples. But after a year of living together, the beautiful, successful Grace is still cagey about introducing average guy Wade to her ambitious, upper crust family. So when Grace leaves for an annual reunion at her parents’ swanky Sag Harbor compound, Wade decides to crash the gathering, charm his soon-to-be in-laws and slip a ring on Grace’s finger.However Wade’s plans go hilariously awry when he meets the high-powered, seemingly picture-perfect family who’ll do whatever it takes to keep up appearances. Wade soon finds himself caught in a web of white lies and comic dysfunction, and realizes that his only hope of ever marrying Grace means a take-no-prisoners face-off with Judge Peeples, Grace’s disapproving dad who won’t accept anything less than the very best for his favorite daughter.
Our Thoughts: Not entirely sure on this one. Tyler Perry hasn’t been hitting them out of the park lately, and frankly our patience is starting to wear out for them. Since this is written and directed by someone else, it might be worth a shot. It looks more like your average romantic comedy movie, that may be more worth a rental.
Here are some of the smaller films coming out on the 10th as well (again, check your local theaters for screenings on these):
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Assault on Wall Street
Desperate Acts of Magic
He’s Way More Famous Than You