This 2016 blockbuster from Walt Disney Pictures and director Jon Favreau uses a combination of live action and Oscar-winning CGI visual effects to re-tell Rudyard Kipling’s yarn about an orphaned boy who embarks on a journey of self-discovery, accompanied by animal mentors (and adversaries). Previously a beloved 1967 animated release, this remake stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli the “man-cub”; the voice cast includes Bill Murray as Baloo the sloth bear, Ben Kingsley as the panther Bagheera and Idris Elba as the deadly tiger Shere Khan.
Demetrius Shipp Jr., whose father collaborated on music videos with rapper Tupac Shakur, stars as the ill-fated performer in this 2017 biopic helmed by Benny Boom, which takes its title from Shakur’s fourth studio album released in 1996. Lauren Cohan and Danai Gurira, (both from “The Walking Dead”) co-star, along with Hill Harper and Kat Graham.
Bradley Cooper proved himself a Renaissance man with this 2018 musical blockbuster, on which he made his directorial debut, as well as co-writing the screenplay and starring as the male lead, an alcoholic country superstar who discovers a brilliant new singer-songwriter (Lady Gaga). The film earned eight Oscar nominations, winning for best original song (“Shallow”). Sam Elliott also stars.
Adapted from a best-selling novel, this new drama follows Valentine Roncalli (Kelen Coleman, “Big Little Lies”) as she tries to save her family’s Greenwich Village store from ruin. Founded by her grandmother (Jacqueline Bisset), the shop is noted for its exquisite wedding shoes, but Valentine must find a way to drag it into the 21st century. Paolo Bernardini also stars.
Annalise (Cindy Busby) hopes to impress potential investors in her wedding planning business with the nuptials she is coordinating at Mick and Olivia’s (Jack Wagner, Josie Bissett) inn. With so much riding on the event, she’s dismayed to discover the best man is her old flame Brad (Tyler Hynes), who left her brokenhearted years ago.