Glasner on Film

 
 

Glasner on Film

CBC Radio Film Reviewer Eli Glasner shares his big screen thoughts on the latest and greatest movies appearing at theatre near you. Some cinema smarts (and snark) to go with your popcorn.

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2019-10-11 Gemini Man - Dolemite Is My Name

Gemini Man is the name of a script that's been kicking around Hollywood since the Titanic sailed onto screens. But this week, Will Smith and Oscar-winning director Ang Lee have joined forces to bring it to life. If you're in more of comedy mood, Eddie Murphy is back in the new Netflix film Dolemite is My Name. With more, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2019-10-04 Joker

Joker is the new film starring Joaquin Pheonix as the man who becomes Batman's infamous villain. The movie marks a dramatic departure from the recent string of superhero films, but the dark direction has also led to security warnings around some screenings. With more here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2019-09-27 Judy

A few years back actor Renee Zellweger decided to step out of the spotlight. But now she's back and in one of the most challenging roles of her career. In the new film Judy, she plays Judy Garland, the Hollywood legend. Zellweger did all her own singing for the role. Here to tell us if it will send fans over the rainbow is CBC's Eli Glasner.

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2019-09-20 Downton Abbey - Ad Astra

For six seasons the men and women of Downton Abbey gained a following around the world. Now the upper-class British drama is back with a feature-length film. Also back on the big screen is Brad Pitt, suiting up for a space adventure called "Ad Astra." With more, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2019-08-09 The Kitchen - Luce

The new movie The Kitchen features Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss as wives left in a troublesome spot when their husbands are set off to jail. The setting is New York City in the late Seventies. For a modern look at teen under pressure in a life of privledge, there's a provocative new thriller called Luce. With a look at both here's the CBC's Eli Glasner.

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2019-08-02 Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

When you think of major film franchises there's the Bond series, Harry Potter, Star Wars and of course all the Marvel movies. But spare a thought for The Fast and the Furious. After eight entries...the super-fuelled series has finally reached the spin-off stage. Opening this weekend... Hobbs and Shaw starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Here with his review is CBC's Eli Glasner.

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2019-07-26 - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - The Farewell

A heady dose of nostalgia and a rich family drama are what's on the menu this weekend at the movies. First up, director Quentin Tarantino returns with a love letter to the movies in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt. Then, a look at The Farewell, a true story, based on an actually lie, starring Awkwafina. Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2019-07-19 The Lion King

The year was 1994 And a cartoon about a plucky little lion cub showed the world that Disney had its groove back. 25 years later, no one needs to worry about the studio that owns Marvel and Star Wars. And yet it continues to look behind. Now in theatres is The Lion King remake, featuring new voices and songs... but is that enough? Here's CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner.

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2019-07-15 Bonus Pod - Actual Astronauts Give Hollywood a Reality Check

Eli Glasner's podcast will return later this week with a review of the new Lion King. In the meantime, from CBC's The World this Weekend, a chat about how space is portrayed on the big screen. Eli spoke with actual astronauts and members of mission control about what Hollywood gets right and wrong. Here's Eli Glasner with TWTW host Martina Fitzgerald.

Download 2019-07-15 Bonus Pod - Actual Astronauts Give Hollywood a Reality Check
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2019-07-02 Spider-Man: Far From Home

The mega-movie Avengers: Endgame has raked-in billions of dollars at the box office, but along the way, a lot of things changed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today, Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theatres to explore the consequences. With more, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2019-06-21 Toy Story 4 - Child's Play

They say good things come in threes... but how about 4? Back in 1995, Pixar introduced Woody and friends in the computer-animated tale Toy Story. Now, 24 years later, they're back for a fourth installment. But if you prefer a little more attitude with your toys, the murderous doll Chuckie returns in the new Child's Play movie. With more, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2019-05-31 Rocketman - Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Always Be My Maybe

Last year's Bohemian Rapsody put classic rock band Queen, and frontman Freddie Mercury, back in the spotlight. Now there's another rock n' roll story coming to theatres. Rocketman is the story of Elton John...and it has his blessing. If you're in the mood for something a little more destructive, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is also stomping into theatres this weekend. For more on that and a quick look at the new Netflix title Always Be My Maybe, here's CBC film guy, Eli Glasner.

Download 2019-05-31 Rocketman - Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Always Be My Maybe
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2019-05-24 Aladdin - Booksmart

When Aladdin first hit the screens in 1992 it was part of a string of smash hits from Walt Disney Studios. Now it's back, the latest in a new wave of live-action adaptations of cartoon classics. With more on Aladdin and his favourite new teen film Booksmart, here's CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner.

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2019-05-17 John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Canadian Keanu Reeves has been many things on screen. A time travelling goofball, a surfing bank robber, a cyber warrior and more. Now in his fifties, Keanu has found a successful career as unstoppable assassin. This weekend he returns in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. With more, here's CBC screentime columnist Eli Glasner.

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2019-05-10 Pokemon Detective Pikachu - Wine Country

While the Avengers continue their battle for box office domination there's a new contender entering the fray. Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a new live-action film featuring the voice work of Ryan Reynolds. If you're looking for something slightly more mature, how about Wine Country? It's a new comedy starring Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph. With more, here's CBC screentime columnist Eli Glasner.

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2019-05-03 Long Shot - Remembing Peter Mayhew

Actor Charlize Theron has played everything from a serial killer to a spy. In her new movie, she plays someone in a relationship with...Seth Rogen. Long Shot is a new rom-com set during a U.S. presidential race. With more on that and the passing of Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, here's CBC News screentime columnist Eli Glasner.

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2019-04-26 Avengers: Endgame

Eleven years ago the modern Marvel movie universe began with Iron Man. Today the decade long journey draws to a close with "Avengers: Endgame" Endgame has already broken ticket sales records, but is the 3-hour film worth your time? Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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