Reel Corner - October 2018

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Fall Preview

This season is full of cinematic delights for every kind of film fan; stunning biopics, superhero showdowns, gritty westerns, and cities under siege.Here’s a highlight:

Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott;
Director: Bradley Cooper

• Cooper’s bold remake of A Star is Born pays homage to and reinvents this classic tale, as it hits the big screen for the fourth time.

• 1937 Janet Gaynor and Fredrick March laid the blueprint for this ageless story of a fading star and the young talent he discovers.

• 1954 Judy Garland, James Mason

• 1976 Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson

• Cooper’s remake pairs Lady Gaga (we know she can sing) and Cooper (yes, someone with his good looks can also have vocal talent!). I love this story and am looking forward to this new adaptation.

Back on the radar:
We haven’t seen these actors in a while.

• The Old Man & The Gun: Robert Redford. Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, a bank robber who was arrested 17 times and escaped 17 times.

• Mandy: Nicolas Cage. A revenge thriller man hunt, which ensues after the home invasion of a once peaceful lumberjack and his family.

• Colette: Keira Knightley. A period piece set in the 1800s, which portrays a woman who defies convention.


• Night School: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Taran Killam
Think of this as The Breakfast Club for adults.


• Quincy: A documentary about music producer Quincy Jones directed by his daughter, actress Rashida Jones.

• Love Gilda:
Touching portrait of Gilda Radner and her influence on today’s female comedians.

• Tea with the Dames: Conversations between actresses Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Eileen Atkins.
Looking for thrillers?

• Widows: Directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis. A woman whose husband suddenly dies and leaves her in a compromising position dealing with matters of political corruption and money thievery she had no idea about.

• Bad Times at the El Royale: A rundown Lake Tahoe hotel with a dark past plays host to seven strangers, each with a secret to bury. In one fateful night, everyone will have a shot at redemption—before everything goes to hell.

• The Girl in the Spiders Web: Based on David Lagercrantz’s 2015 bestselling novel, this is a new Dragon Tattoo thriller with the return of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.  


• AquaMan: Takes place in the seven kingdoms of Atlantis deep in the heart of Africa where a quest by evildoers to acquire the powerful Trident of Neptune results in fighting with Aquaman’s brother King Orin.

• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: An animated Spider-Man teams up with Spider-People from other dimensions for this action-packed superventure.


• First Man: Neil Armstrong was a reserved and unassuming person but all that changed when he became the first man to step on the moon. This film is as close to a documentary as you can get without calling it one.

• Bohemian Rhapsody: Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in a film about the rock legend’s giant musical career and unique style.

ReelCorner DonneHeadshot0318Donne Paine, film enthusiast, once lived around the corner from the Orson Wells Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts where her strong interest in films, especially independent ones, began. Supporter of the arts­—especially films—she travels to local and national film festivals including Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca. There is nothing like seeing a film on the big screen. She encourages film goers to support Hilton Head local theaters—Coligny, Park Plaza and Northridge theaters. To support her habit of frequent movie going Donne is a retired executive recruiter and staff development consultant. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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