The yearly Pixar movie comes out this week and it looks fantastic. Inside Out is currently at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and most critics are saying it’s one of the best Pixar movies yet. Meanwhile, Dope looks like a fun and thought-provoking film about a group of geeks in the inner-city faced with a big problem. The clue is the title.
This is a biopic focusing on Stephen Hawking’s early life and relationship with his first wife. It’s currently at 81% on Rotten Tomatoes and I’m sure you’ll be hearing about this movie more come Oscar season based on the performance of Eddie Redmayne as Hawking.
I thought this was a sequel to another movie, but it turns out this is based on a TV series. I think that just goes to show how a lot of these Dreamworks zoo/animal animated features tend to blur together. At any rate, I’m sure this will be an entertaining family film.
The fact that immigrants with advanced degrees have trouble getting work in their fields and as a result have to take jobs like driving taxis is a real issue. Using that as a setup for a comedy is unique. In Dr. Cabbie, the main character is a doctor from India, who is unable to get a job in the US as a doctor, and through a chain of events ends up using a taxi as a mobile doctors office. Yep.