Two big blockbuster releases are opening on big-screens nationwide today. The first is the new biographical drama by director Oliver Stone (Platoon, Any Given Sunday) called Snowden, obviously about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) stars in the role as Snowden, with Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Descendants), Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Prisoners), Zachary Quinto (Margin Call, Star Trek Beyond), and Tom Wilkinson (The Patriot, Michael Clayton) appearing in the supporting cast. The film was adapted by Stone from two books: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Stone has a habit of putting his own theory in his historical films, but he is definitely a worthy director, and Levitt a solid actor, so this one will probably be worth your time, especially if the rain persists!
If you’re already in the horror-movie mood with Halloween getting closer and closer, check out the long-awaited sequel to The Blair Witch Project (1999), simply called Blair Witch. Obviously picking up years later, the film follows James, whose sister led the original crew of documentarians through the haunted Maryland woods. James discovers his sisters’ lost footage and decides to set out on a new expedition to find out exactly what happened to her. The sequel is written and directed by horror-movie duo Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett (You’re Next, V/H/S), who hopefully included an ending fans can walk away satisfied with this time! See the trailer here on MADE, and enjoy the weekend!