If their movies don’t do well at the box office, stars may be labeled Box Office Poison. But some make a comeback.
Fans of Keanu Reeves (John Wick) and Winona Ryder (Black Swan, Experimenter) must have been saying a prayer each night, asking for a reunion of the decades-long offscreen friends who haven’t been seen together on screen since The Private Lives of Pippa Lee in 2009. Before that, they starred together in A Scanner Darkly and, quite possibly their most famous pairing, in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula (way back in 1992). Fans prayers have been answered since Reeves and Ryder reunite in Destination Wedding, a romcom where they each represent very dysfunctional yet oh-so-relatable people who find themselves stuck with one another simply because neither wants to be at a destination wedding. And honestly, neither should have gone, but that’s obvious from the first act. It’s what happens after that matters.
As a prequel and reboot to the former Star Trek films and the Television series, Star Trek (2009) is anything but a strictly fan-focused endeavor.
The Informers is not for everyone. It lacks a great deal of what you would expect from a movie and does not care. It takes patience and a level of acceptance to the nature of the story to truly understand and enjoy the experience of watching the story unfold. For it is full of excess and exaggeration and never actually finds its moment of redemption.