A glammed up Natalie Portman stars in the upcoming “Vox Lox” opposite Jude Law showing a side of her we haven’t see since her role in “Black Swan.” Matthew Jacobs takes a look back at Natalie’s movie career as we get ready to enjoy this new performance.
Movie studios know what the public likes. At this point, the only threat to a movie franchise is too much exposure and over-saturation. Each year, viewers are given tremendous products from monstrously popular properties. Even with how good options have been in recent years, though, 2018 is going to be special. Clear your schedules; saves those pennies in your checking account; these movies are going to be worth it.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Fans are just recovering from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, yet the offshoot Han Solo project is right around the corner. Solo is being released May 25. The reason there has been so little fanfare about it is likely an intentional strategy on Disney’s part. They wanted to let The Last Jedi breath and accumulate as much money as it could before covering it up with advertisements and trailers for Solo.
After enough time has passed, expect an onslaught of Solo. It can’t come soon enough. Each of the Star Wars films in this recent reboot extravaganza has been wildly successful and critically well received. Solo should be no different. Directed by Ron Howard, Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, who travels the galaxy with his pal, a young Chewbacca. This sidequel/prequel should give Star Wars nuts some gems of stories they have never heard about before.