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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2019-05-31 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.

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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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2019-04-12 Hellboy - Missing Link - Stockholm

You might remember the Hellboy movies, which started back in 2004. Well, Hellboy is back. But the series has been re-tooled with a new star and an R-rating. If you're looking to take the little ones to the movies, the studio behind movies such as Paranorman and Coraline has a fuzzy, friendly film called Missing Link. With more on those two, plus a quick look at the new hostage drama Stockholm, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2019-04-05 Shazam! - Edge of the Knife

Film critic Eli Glasner returns with a new look at the superhero film Shazam! Plus, Edge of the Knife, a new indigenous film that grew out of a mission to save a disappearing language.

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2019-03-29 Dumbo - Firecrackers

CBC film critic Eli Glasner returns to look at director Tim Burton's take on the Disney classic Dumbo, plus an edgy new Canadian film called Firecrackers.

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2019-03-08 Captain Marvel

Oscar winner Brie Larson went from being trapped in a Room, to facing off against King Kong. Now she's taking on perhaps her biggest role yet -- Captain Marvel. It's the first female led film for Marvel Studios. Is Larson the Captain we need right now? To answer that and talk about the backlash around Brie Larson, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2019-03-01 Apollo 11

This year marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong took those first small steps on the lunar surface. A new documentary takes viewers back to that historic moment. It's called "Apollo 11" -- and opens in select IMAX theatres this week and across Canada next week. CBC film critic Eli Glasner is here to explain why it's a must see.

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2019-02-15 Alita: Battle Angel - Isn't It Romantic

If you're feeling a Valentine's Day hangover, you might find the cure at the multiplex this weekend. Rebel Wilson finds herself trapped inside a Rom-Com, in the genre spoof "Isn't It Romantic?" But if your idea of romance involves explosions and killer robots...there's a futuristic adventure from the guys who brought you Sin City and Avatar called "Alita: Battle Angel." With more, here's our movie guy Eli Glasner,

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2019-02-08 Cold Pursuit - What Men Want

Movie-goers will FINALLY get a glimpse into the male psyche this weekend. Taraji P. Henson stars in "What Men Want." A gender-swapped twist on the 2000 Mel Gibson vehicle "What Women Want." But if you're looking for action...you've probably noticed Liam Neeson has been in the news a lot lately. He's been under heavy scrutiny after comments he made while promoting the new thriller "Cold Pursuit." With more on that...here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2019-02-01 Miss Bala - Russian Doll

A new Hollywood thriller brings the tensions at the US-Mexico border to the big screen. Miss Bala is a remake of a 2011 Mexican film. It stars Gina Rodrigues as an American woman who gets caught in the middle of the drug war. CBC film guy Eli Glasner gives us a look at that and the new Netflix series, Russian Doll.

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2019-01-25 Serenity - The Kid Who Would Be King - Cold War

Post-Oscar nomination weekend has arrived and the result is a mixed bag at the movies. First up, Serenity, a mysterious new film starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Then it's a look at the family film, The Kid Who Would Be King followed by a few quick words on the Polish Oscar-nominated movie Cold War. Here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.

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2019-01-18 Glass - Stan and Ollie

"I see dead people." Those four words from The Sixth Sense put director M. Night Shyamalan on Hollywood's radar. Since that time his track record has been rather uneven. Now he's bringing the characters from Unbreakable and Split together, in the new thriller Glass. Plus, for classic comedy fans, Stan & OIlie is a look at the real life struggles of Hollywood icons Laurel and & Hardy. The new movie features John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan as the comedic duo. With more, here is CBC's film guy Eli Glasner .

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2019-01-11 The Upside - Capernaum

In 2011 a French film called The Intouchables became a box office smash. It's a story about wealthy quadriplegic author who hires a young man as his caretaker. Given its success, it should be no surprise Hollywood decided to remake the movie. Which brings us to today and a new film called The Upside starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart. With more on that and a new movie from Lebanon called Capernaum, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2018-12-21 Mary Poppins Returns - Aquaman - Bumblebee

The holidays come early for film fans this week with 3 new blockbusters hitting screens. First up, Emily Blunt attempts the impossible in the sequel Mary Poppins Returns. Then it's a look as Jason Momoa in Aquman, followed by the new Transformers prequel Bumblebee. Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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