This week’s “Cogill Wine & Film, A Perfect Pairing” Podcast on reVolver Podcasts, I give an overview of some of the biggest films I am looking forward to for this spring and summer season. It is the time of year when comic book characters come alive and movie budgets go into the stratosphere. From “Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2,” to “Wonder Woman” and “Baby Driver,” big film are on the way.
More on some I can’t wait to see below. To listen to the show just click here, and “Episode 43.” Or tune in through Spotify, iTunes, Google Play Music or IHeartRadio.
Hayley gives an overview of Earth Day wines as well in this week’s show. Her blog on D Magazine/SideDish has more on some of the wines she noted, here.
Opening May 5th, “Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2”
Directed by James Gunn, Part Two begins shortly after Part One ended.
The Guardians of the Galaxy travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their new-found family together, while helping Peter Quill learn more about his true parentage.
Ok, that’s exactly what I expected and familiar stars include, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.
“Guardians” begins the summer movie seasons, has little competition, and because of the surprise and charm of the first film, my sights are high, and they should be.
Opening May 12th, “Snatched”
Originally titled “Mother/Daughter” with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn playing a mother and daughter on vacation when something goes horribly wrong.
Co-writer Katie Dippold said it was inspired by her own relationship with her mother and I’m all in.
Why, you ask? The answer is “Trainwreck,” one of the funniest films of the last few years and until Amy Schumer proves me wrong, I’m at the front of the line.
Opening May 12, “King Arthur: Legend of The Sword”
Guy Ritchie directs starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, and Djimon Honsou.
I’m certainly curious because Ritchie is capable of making it work, just as long as it doesn’t resemble, “Sherlock Holmes,” and I’m afraid it might. So, go and be great, Mr. Ritchie,’ and proves us all wrong with the sword X-Caliber and a screen load of good guys, bad guys, Guinevere, and the Knights of the round table.
Opening May 19th, “Alien: Covenant”
Director Ridley Scott keeps trying and needs to improve from “Prometheus” to stay “Alien” relevant. I’m a fan and Ridley Scott is one of the best on the planet as he takes the colony ship Covenant to an uncharted paradise.
Look for the great Michael Fassbender as the sole inhabitant and a “synthetic” survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. Strong possibilities and please don’t regurgitate the last one.
Opening June 2nd, “Wonder Woman” based on the DC Comics character. Director Patty Jenkins (Monster) is the key here with stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, and David Thewlis.The trailer looks good, but the proof is in the viewing.
Opening June 28, “Baby Driver”
Everyone is talking about this film directed by Edgar Wright (Shawn Of The Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) about a getaway driver who meets a girl (Lily James) and decides to leave behind his criminal life.
Standing in his way is Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx, all played to the soundtrack of Ansel Elgort’s life. Music, cars, criminals, romance and Edgar Wright. I’m there and the advance word is brilliant.
Opening July 7th, “Spiderman Homecoming”
Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man is faced with a new threat, the Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. Michael Keaton, Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland should keep this one elevated.
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. always infuse these movies with confident star power but Holland is capable of carrying this “tent-pole” on his own.