Picture Sound Extras Phil Connors, a TV weatherman from Pittsburgh, is dispatched to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities where he&rsquo;s teamed up with a young and annoyingly cheerful producer and a smart-aleck cameraman. With impending offers from other stations, Connors has short-timer&rsquo;s disease and isn&rsquo;t what you&rsquo;d call a pleasant guy to be around. In fact, he&rsquo;s a first-rate pain in the rear whom his coworkers want to spend as little time with as possible.
Picture Sound Extras The 1982 science-fiction opus Blade Runner remains an undeniable visual spectacle that fired the imaginations of many a viewer. While neither a bona fide critical or commercial success upon debut, it visualized a Los Angeles of the future beyond anything we&rsquo;d seen before and set the stage for endless fan speculation that has led to five different studio-sanctioned cuts thus far. The sequel, 2049, was released to much of that same indifference. Thirty-five years coming, it still failed to generate a response befitting a cult franchise of this magnitude.
Picture Sound Extras Young Mr. Lincoln is a biography that avoids dramatizing any major achievements or historical events that make up a person&rsquo;s destiny. Instead, they are alluded to by visual metaphor, audio clues, or pieces of Civil War music. At a local fair, we see Lincoln judging a pie contest, having to choose between a Georgia peach and an American apple pie, winning a logsplitting competition by dividing the body in two, and helping a tugof-war team succeed by hitching their end of the rope to a wagon; all subtly stand in for Lincoln&rsquo;s moral struggles with slavery, justice and rule of law, and the coming Civil War.
Picture Sound Extras England&rsquo;s super-secret civilian intelligence agency, Kingsman, is dealt a devastating blow by a mysterious new enemy. It&rsquo;s been one year since ballsy-yetcompassionate Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and his crew saved the world from an eccentric criminal mastermind, but with their resources and personnel all but eliminated, they must now seek the help of Statesman, their American counterpart. Together, this unlikely team travels the globe to uncover the truth behind the recent attack, as well as the details of another ruthless plot that could soon kill millions.
Haters be damned, Justice League is actually pretty good. I just wish it was great. Picture Sound Extras The theoretically-can't-miss combination of DC's legendary "trinity" of heroes &mdash; Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman &mdash; has a far greater chance of failure when two-thirds of that crew is already on difficult footing. In the rightly reviled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, an irrational, homicidal Dark Knight (Ben Affleck) sets his sights on a mopey, defeatist Man of Steel (Henry Cavill), resulting in tedium and the sudden death of the Man of Steel. It did however introduce audiences to the new Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), who has since captivated audiences with her own solo movie and who now elevates this team tale.
Picture Sound Extras Following his introduction to Marvel&rsquo;s well-established &ldquo;Cinematic Universe&rdquo; in Captain America: Civil War, the beloved Spider-Man has been fully rebooted (again) in the wildly enjoyable Homecoming. Decked out in a new high-tech costume, he&rsquo;s eager for big adventures, but until then, he occupies himself as a local do-gooder in his Queens neighborhood&mdash;when not attending high school. Young star Tom Holland is a perfect fit for Peter Parker and his alter ego, an agile dancer/athlete with an irresistible wide-eyed enthusiasm.
Picture Sound Extras In a not too distant future, the wealthy plunk down big bucks to enter Westworld, a Disneyland for adults populated by &ldquo;hosts&rdquo;&mdash;human-like A.I. androids capable of fulfilling their every desire. With a cast of A-list names such as Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, and Ed Harris, this psychological, character-driven drama series goes beyond the gimmickry of its 1973 original to offer up a well-crafted exploration of what it means to be human as well as the blurred lines between good and evil and past and present. Could it be a replacement for Game of Thrones? Only time will tell.
Picture Sound Extras Less than three weeks after the Germans invaded France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force found themselves backed up against the English Channel. The evacuation that followed sought to rescue over 300,000 British and French troops using a combination of British warships and hundreds of &ldquo;little boats.&rdquo;
Picture Sound Extras It&rsquo;s time to remind everyone what a big deal Terminator 2: Judgment Day still is. The action/adventure genre underwent a serious evolution in the &rsquo;80s, and by 1991, to be taken seriously, T2 had to be bigger and better than anything that had come before. And it was.
Picture Sound Extras The dramedy action film American Made from director Doug Liman (Swingers, Edge of Tomorrow) is based on the true story of airline pilot Barry Seal (played here by Tom Cruise), who in the late 1970s was recruited by the CIA to become a drug runner for the Medellin cartel in Central America. Seal eventually became a key figure in what would turn out to be one of the biggest political scandals in the following decade, the Iran-Contra &ldquo;gate.&rdquo; While this might sound like heavy material, American Made is far from a heavy film.