At the halfway mark of the year, we pick the nine worst movies we saw in theaters (and one streaming exclusively on Netflix, courtesy of Adam Sandler)
In Wakefield, Bryan Cranston plays a successful New York lawyer, who, upon returning to his perfect suburban home one night, decides to take a nap in the attic above his garage. Days turn then into weeks, and weeks into month, as Howard Wakefield scavengers food from the trash, grows out a scruffy beard, and spies on his family from a rear window — all the while dissecting the trivialities of his seemingly idyllic (but clearly not idyllic) life. Cranston doesn’t want you to think about Walt while watching Wakefield, and the characters couldn’t be more different.
With a box office debut that beat expectations and a plan for six films from Haim Saban’s production company, Saban Entertainment, one’s not putting the cart before the horse if they start talking about a sequel to Power Rangers. “I think the most interesting thing for me would be, where we left off, the stakes being raised even more, to a global scale could be kind of fun,” said Dacre Montgomery, who plays the Red Ranger. RJ Cyler said he is looking for his character, the Blue Ranger, to make a connection of the romantic variety.
There's a surprise scene that figures to delight longtime Rangers fans; we'll explain it here for those newbies who may get the reference
It might seem hard to believe for an actress who has played Effie Trinket over four Hunger Games films, but Elizabeth Banks might be playing her most outlandish role yet — the evil and powerful Rita Repulsa — in the upcoming Power Rangers. Of course, the character, made famous by Machiko Soga in the original series, was no wallflower to begin with, which is what attracted Banks to the role. “We were very much about her essence, you know, really finding the playfulness and the unhinged, wild-eyed crazy quality of her that I think people will love about her, and which I love about her,” Banks told Khail Anonymous at the press junket for Power Rangers.