Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd in "Ant-Man and the Wasp"

Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd in "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (Photo credit: Marvel Studios/Disney)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Ant-Man & The Wasp'

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Jan Wahl
July 06, 2018 - 10:33 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) - KCBS Radio Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl review The King, a documentary on the late Elvis Presely. Also, Whitney, a documentary on the life of singer Whitney Houston. Finally, the latest from Marvel Studios, Ant-Man and The Wasp starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (PG-13) 118 min
Studio: Walt Disney Studios And Marvel Studios
Based On The Marvel Comics By: Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber and Stan Lee
Written by: Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers and Gabriel Ferrari
Director: Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña, T.I., Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Hannah John-Kamen and Laurence Fishburne

About The Movie:
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past. (MARVEL STUDIOS)
 

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THE KING (NOT RATED) 107 min
Studio: Oscilloscope
Written by: Eugene Jarecki and Christopher St. John
Director: Eugene Jarecki
Featuring Music & Appearances by: Alec Baldwin, Chuck D., Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, James Carville, Lana Del Rey, and more...

About The Movie:
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. In this groundbreaking film, Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and non, join the journey. (OSCILLOSCOPE)

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WHITNEY (NOT RATED) 120 min
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Featuring Music & Appearances by: Alan Jacobs, Antonio Reid, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, Clive Davis, Gary Catona, Gary Houston, Lynne Volkman, Mary Jones, Robyn Crawford, Steven Gittelman, Whitney Houston

About The Movie:
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past. (ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS)

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Other Movies To See: The Catcher That Was a Spy, Won't You Be My Neighbor, RBG, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word and Solo: A Star Wars Story

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