If you’re brave enough to go to a movie theater and you want to watch a crowd pleasing new comedy, check out FREE GUY starring Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer. Reynolds plays “Blue Shirt Guy,” a bank teller who discovers that he’s really nothing more than a background character in a violent video game. Jodie Comer has a double role as one of the game’s star players (Molotov Girl) and one of its creators (Millie) in the real world. In the video game, every day is almost like the day before and the innocent, always optimistic Guy accepts mayhem and violent bank robberies as normal since the virtual world of the game is all is all he’s ever known. But once he learns that he’s only a non player character in the game, he’s determined to change things. And he is smitten by Molotov Girl. The frantic cartoon-like violence that follows is a parody of what we see in action thrillers.
I can’t even count the number of times I laughed out loud. FREE GUY is a sweet, hilarious comedy—fresh, clever and fun for anyone, even people who never play video games.
Oscar winners Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were two of the most famous movie stars of the last half of the twentieth century. Now, they are the subject of THE LAST MOVIE STARS, a fascinating documentary on HBO Max. The 6 hour long episodes explore the lives and films of these two Hollywood icons who were married to each other for 50 years. Much of the film is based on transcripts of at least 100 audio interviews made in the late 80’s and early 90’s. You will be surprised how much you’ll learn about both actors. And you will see substantial clips from many of their best films like COOL HAND LUKE, THE THREE FACES OF EVE, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, RACHEL RACHEL, THE VERDICT and more. I’ve never watched a more informative and revealing documentary about Hollywood actors. (HBO Max only)