San Francisco Film Society Premieres 'LaLa Land' Starring Emma Stone & Ryan GoslingBay Sunday welcomes The San Francisco Film Society which hosted the Northern California premiere of La La Land, a modern-day musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The Golden Globe-nominated film was given the SF Honors Award for excellence.
"Office Christmas Party" - H.B. Movie ReviewWhen the CEO of top company tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he and his chief technical officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party! In an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale, they hope this bizarre will save their jobs. Office Christmas Party stars Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller and Jason Bateman; Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck.
"La La Land" - H.B. Movie ReviewThis modern-day musical follows the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. This film about everyday life and music explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight. La La Land stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and John Legend; Directed by Damien Chazelle.
"Jackie" - H.B. Movie ReviewA grieving Jacqueline Kennedy examines her husband's (John Carroll Lynch) legacy as the nation mourns his death. This movie is an in depth look into Jackie's personal-life aftermath that followed the John F Kennedy assassination. "Jackie" stars Natalie Portman, and is directed by Pablo Larraín.
"Allied" - H.B. Movie Review"Allied" is in essence a new age Casablanca with much of the same cinematographic styles and framing. During World War II, intelligence officer Max Vatanis stationed in North Africa where he encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. "Allied" stars Brad Pitt, and is directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Meet The Stars & Director Of The Movie 'Loving'Black Renaissance producer Jan Mabry sits down with actors Ruth Negga and Joel Edgarton, as well as director Jeff Nichols -- from the movie 'Loving.'
Mahershala Ali Talks About His Role As 'Juan' In Hit Indie Film 'Moonlight'Bay Sunday welcomes actor Mahershala Ali who talks about his role as 'Juan' in the hit indie film 'Moonlight.'
H.B. Movie Review "Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them""Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them" is a J.K Rowling original spinoff, set in a world before Harry Potter. In 1926, Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Upon arriving in New York, he meets a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizard and No-Maj worlds alike. "Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them" is directed by David Yates; Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz, and Johnny Depp; Original Screenplay by J.K Rowling.
H.B. Movie Review "Arrival"In this sci-fi film, professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 cities around the world. On the verge of global warfare, Banks and her crew must race against time to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. "Arrival," in theaters tomorrow, stars Amy Adams; Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Bay Sunday - TrollsThis week on Bay Sunday Liam Mayclem talks with the directors of the DreamWorks animated feature, 'Trolls.'
H.B. Movie Review "Dr. Strange"An unfortunate car accident robs Dr. Stephen Strange of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. This movie is ripe with controversy, where a key character was 'white-washed' and altered from the original comic versions. Dr. Strange is directed by Scott Derrickson.
Movie Review: 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back'Watch the movie review of the new Jack Reacher Movie 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' starring Tom Cruise.
H.B. Movie Review "Birth Of A Nation"Perhaps the most controversial film of the year, Birth Of A Nation, hits theaters on Friday! This movie, based on the true story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion, won the highest prize and largest buyout at last years Sundance but has faced some hesitation from once-hopeful fans as details about, director, Nate Parker's life. As the writer, director and main character, he is the face of Birth Of A Nation--will one man's personal mistakes derail an outstanding movie?
Robin Williams' Widow Writes About The Incurable Disease That Made Him Take His LifeA powerful essay from Robin William’s widow sheds light on the painful neurological disorder that made the beloved actor take his own life. Joe Vazquez has more about their heartbreaking story.
H.B. Movie Review "Masterminds""Masterminds," an ensemble heist movie received a great review from Hooman and Bryn. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and other hilarious actors, the film follows an armored truck driver (Zach) who is offered the heist of a lifetime. Despite this crew of harebrained bandits and a horribly flawed plan, they manage to steal $17 million--at that point, all trust is gone. "Masterminds" is directed by Jared Hess.
H.B. Movie Review "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"A thriller for all ages, Hooman and Bryn review 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children', a movie that stretches the boundaries of magic, mystery, and gore. Surprisingly, the kids in this story find themselves in a world of danger, where only their peculiar abilities can save them. 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, and Samuel L. Jackson; directed by Tim Burton.
H.B. Movie Review "Snowden"Bryn reviews "Snowden", a movie that follows the NSA fallout with Edward Snowden and confidential information he leaked to the public. Weary of laptop cameras and microphones, the top contractor makes it his duty to release the perils of surveillance in the 21st Century. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Edward Snowden, and the movie is directed by Oliver Stone.
H.B. Movie Review "Bridget Jones Baby"Hooman and Bryn review the third installment of the "Bridget Jones" trilogy. The film stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget, who finds herself 40 and lonely after a bad breakup. After a week of fun, she winds up pregnant and unsure of who the father could possibly be. "Bridget Jones Baby" is directed by Sharon Maguire and features a cameo by Ed Sheeran.
Danville Hero Chesley Sullenberger Reacts To Eastwood Movie 'Sully'It has been seven years since the "Miracle on the Hudson," when Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger of Danville landed a passenger plane safely on the river after a bird-strike took out his plane's engines shortly after takeoff. Clint Eastwood has made a movie about the incident that stars Tom Hanks and it has produced some off-screen drama. Sharon Chin reports. (9-9-16)
H.B. Movie Review "Sully"Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks team up for the movie "Sully". Hooman and Bryn review this film adaptation of the true story when Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson in 2009. "Sully" is directed by Clint Eastwood.
H.B. Movie Review "Kicks"A film native to the Bay Area, Hooman and Bryn review the movie "Kicks", which is about a 15-year-old on a mission to retrieve his stolen Air Jordan sneakers from the neighborhood thug. "Kicks" is written and directed by Justin Tipping.
H.B. Movie Review "Morgan"Hooman and Bryn review the science-fiction thriller, "Morgan", with varying thoughts on the film. Often compared to Ex-Machina, the two find some confusion in the plot that features a genetically modified child, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. Morgan is directed by Luke Scott, in his directorial debut, and written by Seth Owen.
H.B. Movie Review "Blood Father"Hooman & Bryn review Mel Gibson's latest film, 'Blood Father'. The movie follows an ex-convict (played by Gibson) and his estranged 16-year old daughter (Erin Moriarty) as they go on the run from a cartel of drug dealers. 'Blood Father' is Directed by Jean-François Richet.
H.B. Movie Review "War Dogs"Hooman & Bryn review the smash comedy 'War Dogs', featuring Jonah Hill & Miles Teller, Directed by Todd Phillips. Tell us what you think of the new Movie Review intro and War Dogs!