It’s been a full year since the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron took place, and in Captain America: Civil War, things are about to get interesting. After yet another international incident involving Steve Rogers / Captain America (Chris Evans) results in collateral damage, politicians are deciding to get involved. Up until this point the Avengers have operated with unlimited power and no supervision – something that many no longer find tolerable. Although many people see the Avengers as heroes, after the latest incident many are now starting to call them vigilantes. As a result of this schism, an act is passed that regulates superhuman activity and creates government oversight and accountability for the Avengers.
As Eye in the Sky so aptly dramatizes, drone warfare has changed the nature of warfare, bringing with it a whole new set of moral dilemmas that those charged with taking part in drone operations must face every day.
Jane Got a Gun is a western with a twist: the protagonist is a woman, Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman), who has to defend her home and family against a group of outlaws.
As it turns out, this isn’t the first time that Jane has gone up against the ultra-violent Bishop Boys gang. But after being tormented by these outlaws in the past, Jane has now built a new life with her ex-criminal husband Bill Hammond (Noah Emmerich) and their daughter.
Tom (Garrett Hedlund) is a self-absorbed twenty-something star who has it all: a beautiful wife and child, wealth and all of its trappings, a torrid affair with a beautiful starlet, and all the other trappings of a stereotypical Hollywood existence. He also has a double-helping of angst, suicidal tendencies and a spiritual funk that seems bigger than the Mojave dessert. Which is where he heads to try to figure out what he is and what he wants.
London Has Fallen, the sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, is based on a premise that is probably even more timely today than when it was conceived. After the British Prime Minister dies under mysterious circumstances, his funeral becomes a must-attend event for the leaders of the Western world. With security at unprecedented levels, this London gathering of the world’s most powerful leaders becomes the most protected event on earth. But that doesn’t stop a group of terrorists whose goal is to unleash their own terrifying vision of the future.
No one cares about reality anymore. At least no one in the world of Hollywood celebrity, riches and excess depicted in Director Terrence Malick’s film, Knight of Cups. In Hollywood they tell you that anything is possible. Screenwriter Rick (Christian Bale) is one of the many people who get caught up in the system and start to believe it’s true. But as Rick begins to see, it’s a world of illusions.