MOVIES WITH BIG AL: Mortal Engines, The Mule, Spider-Man!

 

MORTAL ENGINES (Fantasy)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A mysterious young woman joins forces with a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head and an outcast to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.

WHO'S IN IT? Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Frankie Adams

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the Mortal Engines book series by Philip Reeve.
  • Peter Jackson, director for the Lord of the Rings, co-wrote the screenplay.
  • The movie could be a big bomb. The budged was estimated to have been between $100 and $150 million, while it's targeted to have only a $10 million opening weekend
 

THE MULE (Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine for a Mexican drug cartel.

WHO'S IN IT? Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Taissa Farmiga, Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne, Clifton Collins Junior, Dianne Wiest, Alison Eastwood, Andy Garcia

TRIVIA:

  • Clint plays a 90-year-old, though he's only 88.
  • Clint directed the movie.
  • The story was "inspired" by the New York Times Magazine article "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year Old Drug Mule."
 

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Animated)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Spider-Man mentors a teenager from Brooklyn, New York to become the next web-slinging superhero. (animated)

WHO'S IN IT? Voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, John Mulaney

TRIVIA:

  • Late Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee did his final voice-acting role for the movie.
  • John Mulaney makes his theatrical film debut voicing Spider-Ham.
  • This is the first theatrical animated feature starring Spider-Man.
 

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