#BlerdMovie Alert: “The Perfect Guy” with Michael Ealy and Sanaa Lathan
Michael Ealy has been masterful in taking on darker roles as of late. On the recently concluded The Following, he scared the hell out of folks as a calculated serial killer that maintained numerous separate lives and an unbeatable talent for hacking (that scene where he strangles his mentor to the point of beheading still gives me nightmares). And now, he’s taking that killer instinct to the big screen.
In his new film The Perfect Guy, Ealy looks to be the perfect match for Sanaa Lathan’s character Leah Vaughn. But once his dark side rears its ugly head, she tries to break things off and Ealy turns into the worst caliber of stalker. Morris Chestnut plays the man she recently broke up with and subsequently tries to reunite with. The film feels very reminiscent of No Good Deed and Obsessed, so it looks like we know exactly what we are getting here.
We have been long time fans of Ealy’s (and Lathan’s). Sadly, his last few stints on television haven’t panned out. Hopefully, this feature will revive his presence in media giving him the attention his talent deserves.
The Perfect Guy drops September 15.
Viola Davis has set Hollywood ablaze with her string of stirring and critically-acclaimed performances. She changed the game on How To Get Away With Murder last Fall, and now she is looking to bring a new level of emotional seriousness to the thriller genre.
In Lila & Eve, Davis plays a mother that lost her son to a shooting. When the murder investigation goes nowhere, she takes matters in her own hands and looks to find revenge with the encouragement of a woman she meets at a support group (Lopez). Movies like this tend to be so one note, but the trailer shows that Davis can’t help but bring depth and heft to any role she plays. No release date is set for this one yet.
Tom Cruise returns for yet another Mission: Impossible installment, and shows no sign of slowing with the over-the-top, death-defying stunts. In the last film, it was him swinging from and clinging to windows from the 1 millionth floor of a building in Dubai. This time around, Cruise’s Ethan is holding on for dear life to an airplane door as the plane takes off. For the record, every potential American Ninja Warrior applicant needs to consult with Ethan Hunt for his grip strength training regimen.
For Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the IMF faces a battle on two fronts as it is under threat of dismantling from the government at home and The Syndicate, an “anti-IMF,” looks to hunt them down and kill them all. Nothing a high-tech gadgets, insane car chases, and insane fight scenes can’t fix. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation hits theaters July 31.
Which movie are you looking forward to the most?
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