‘Just Mercy’ Makes a Case for Best Film of 2020

Michael B. Jordan, "Just Mercy."
Michael B. Jordan, promoting “Just Mercy.”

Michael B. Jordan has delivered riveting performances in such films as “Fruitvale Station,” “Black Panther” and the “Creed” films, but in his new film, “Just Mercy,” he turns in his finest work.

In this true story, Jordan plays Bryan Stevenson, an idealistic young lawyer fighting for death row inmates in 1990s Alabama.

One of his first clients is Walter “Johnnie D.” McMillian (played by Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), convicted of the murder of a white dry-cleaner clerk under circumstances that scream frame job.

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Diana Rides Lightning in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Trailer

The trailer for “Wonder Woman 1984” has dropped, and it is bonkers, in the best way possible.

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot re-team for the next installment of the amazing amazon’s adventures, set in the time of big hair, shoulder pads and destination malls.

There’s so much to dig in this trailer.

Wonder Woman tossing her tiara like a boomerang. Diana whipping her magic lasso to take out a group of baddies. Is Diana piloting the invisible jet? The music, oh, that thumping ’80s music. More action on Paradise Island. That golden armor. Diana using her lasso to ride freaking lightning! Whaaaaatttt! 

Suffering Sappho! Is Kristen Wiig’s Barbara Minerva – the ferocious Cheetah – in love with Diana? Well, who isn’t?

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We’re Finally Getting a JSA Movie

The Justice Society of America lineup circa 2005: Another Alex Ross masterpiece.
The Justice Society of America lineup circa 2005: Another Alex Ross masterpiece.

It’s news that almost seems to be too good to be true.

The Justice Society of America will be hitting the big screen – and we have confirmation from no less than the Rock himself – “Fast and Furious” star Dwayne Johnson.

Johnson told ScreenRant that his long-awaited Black Adam film will “introduce the world to the JSA.”

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‘4 Moons’ Shines a Light on the Search for Love

"4 Moons" DVD coverIn the bonus interview on the DVD for his 2014 film “4 Moons,” director Sergio Tovar Velarde revealed he was inspired by the concept of the four stages of a man’s life. In this film, he crafts the story of men of various ages struggling with coming out, accepting themselves and forging lives with love.

A schoolboy acts on his attraction to an older pal, forcing his parents to come to terms with his sexuality. Two college friends fall in love, but the stress of the closet might be too much for both of them. A thirtysomething couple, together for years, find their relationship threatened by an outsider. An older man faced with the end of his career and perhaps the finality of his life becomes obsessed with a hustler.

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‘God’s Own Country’ Finds Room for Love

God's Own Country on DVD“God’s Own Country” is at last on DVD.

The film focuses on Johnny (Josh O’Connor), a young man whose life is forever changed when he is forced to work with a Romanian immigrant on his Yorkshire farm.

Johnny simmers with rage, drinks himself blotto when he can and has quick sex with random locals.

But when his ailing father forces him to work with Gheorghe (the handsome Alec Secareanu), Johnny finds his irritation falling way to desire and then something much more powerful.

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