At The Movies for Wednesday 19 June 2019
AT THE MOVIES #767 BRAND NAME CINEMA
Simon Morris looks at films that are sold purely on the strength of their names – whether it’s a further instalment of an old franchise, or casting can’t-fail actors. And he finds one movie that triumphantly bucks that trend – featuring a newcomer in a star-making role.
Men In Black: International revives the alien invaders comedy with a brand new cast. Can Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson neuralyze away memories of Will Smith and Tommy lee Jones?
Sometimes always never stars Bill Nighy in a made-to-measure story about obsession, families – and Scrabble. Co-stars Sam Riley, Jenny Agutter and 80s comedian Alexei Sayle.
And Wild Rose features star on the rise, Jessie Buckley in a story about a Glasgow country singer who dreams of cracking the big time in Nashville. Features Dame Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo.