Summer is over, folks! It’s the last weekend movie preview of the summer movie season and we’ve got three new films arriving to entertain audiences this Labor Day weekend.
One of our favorite James Bond’s is back in The November Man, Jennifer Aniston does Elmore Leonard in Life of Crime and found footage horror gets a shot in the arm of originality with As Above/So Below.
Let’s break it down…
The November Man: Pierce Brosnan is back in the spy game and frankly, better than ever. Brosnan plays an ex-CIA operative who is pulled back into work when someone he loves gets in trouble. Then, all hell breaks loose and it proves that old adage that old spies never retire, they just keep getting better!
As our The November Man review stated, not only is it great to see Brosnan return to the action genre, but it is a story with a geopolitical landscape that is as timely as it is thrilling.
Life of Crime: Another Leonard book comes to life with Jennifer Aniston starring as a wealthy wife who gets kidnapped by John Hawkes. When he demands a ransom, husband TIm Robbins balks — no one knows it, but he just filed for divorce!
As we said in our Life of Crime review, the film is not one of Leonard’s best adaptations, but it is right in the middle, and that is not such a bad thing. And this is the Hawkes and Aniston show as the two put on a crime thriller with a tad of comedy acting clinic.
As Above/So Below: Found footage horror movies are quite stale, there is no question. But this scary flick heads underneath the streets of Paris to the legendary catacombs for a story about a female scientist trying to prove her father’s theories and in the process, she may have just found the gates of hell.
The cast is fantastic and the thrills are quite enjoyable — there’s at least three jump out of your seat moments! Check out our As Above/So Below review for more.