‘Monster’ review: Kelvin Harrison Jr. stars in an adaptation of the Walter Dean Myers book, getting a belated Netflix showcase

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210504161329-monster-netflix-kelvin-harrison-jr-super-tease.jpg Adapted from the 1999 book by Walter Dean Myers, the film marks the feature debut of music video director Anthony Mandler, from a script by a trio of writers, among them Radha Blank, who made her directing debut last Read more …

‘Here Today’ review: Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish team up in a gone-tomorrow comedy

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210504084303-here-today-billy-crystal-tiffany-haddish-super-tease.jpg Crystal also produced, directed and co-wrote the film, sharing script credit with original “Saturday Night Live” writer and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” co-creator Alan Zweibel, based on the latter’s short story “The Prize.” Nobody has to stretch much, with Read more …

‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ review: Josh Duhamel stars in a superhero adaptation that doesn’t move faster than a speeding bullet

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210504084110-jupiters-legacy-netflix-josh-duhamel-super-tease.jpg Nicely cast, the series begins with a core of original-gangster superheroes, including the Superman-like The Utopian (Josh Duhamel), and their next-generation progeny, who are no slouches in the powers department. That includes Utopian’s grown kids, one of whom, Brandon Read more …