A Star Is Born is a remake of the 1976 classic of the same name, that starred Barbra Streisand. In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper is a seasoned musician (Jackson Maine) who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Crazy Rich Asians is based on the bestselling booking with like title that follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere.
THE SHAPE OF WATER is an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa (mute) and Zelda (talkative) work as cleaners in a top-secret government laboratory post-cold-war. It seemed like a routine job until someone dies during their shift and they were asked to mop up the place. Elisa discovered a Fish-Man held by the facility and gets help from her best friend and Zelda to recuse ‘it’ (soon to be him) and things take an unusual turn from there.
Shemar Moore is Matthew Taylor, a recently divorced dad whose bestselling Book “The Bounce Back” seeks to help people in broken relationships, well, bounce back. However, while on tour to promote his book, a therapist called Kristin Peralta (Nadine Velazquez) questions his methods and their love-hate relationship blossoms into romance which forces him to rethink his past relationships.
The remake of the 1993 animated classic is elegant but seems forced.
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