Gayle On Film: Four New Releases This Holiday Season

The Darkest Hour: A

In "Darkest Hour,” Gary Oldman gives a commanding performance as Winston Churchill as he is made prime minister of England in 1940 as the island nation once again faces world war. He doesn't have the complete support of the crown or his own party, but what director Joe Wright shows is how Churchill had the unmistakable statesmanship that eventually galvanized his king and country. I recommend a "Darkest Hour"/"Dunkirk" movie night for fellow history buffs.

The Disaster Artist: A-

Imagine, if you will if the guys from "Dumb & Dumber" had millions and millions of unlimited funds? That's the feeling some may come away with watching James Franco star in "The Disaster Artist" which he also directed. You'll alternate between cringing and guffawing of this drama-mentary about the making of the 2003 film "The Room."

"The Room" is a notoriously bad film written by and starring Tommy Wiseau, featuring a plum part for his friend Greg Sestero. It has garnered cult film status, with crowds heading to theaters to recite the famously laughable dialogue much like devotees of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Wiseau and Sestero meet in acting class. Striking an instant friendship not long after, the vampiric looking Wiseau invites Sestero to move to Los Angeles to live in one of his apartments and follow their dreams to stardom.
Wiseau is an oddball of enigmatic origins. He claims to be from N'awlins, but he's more from across the pond than across the swamp. Wiseau is also unbelievably wealthy enough to fund his own film. Franco is decidedly fascinating and hilarious in the role. Seth Rogen is solid comic relief as part of Wiseau's production team dumbfounded by the fact that the writer can't remember his own lines or can make payroll. And the film is so well done, one need not see "The Room." Definitely one of the years quirkiest, enjoyable films.
Roman J. Israel, Esq: B

If you're a fan of Denzel Washington, there is much to like in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." Washington is the titular character who finds himself on the uncomfortable end of change. Israel is a legal dilettante, and the audience can infer he is likely someone who could be classified as high-functioning on the autism spectrum due to his ability to quote legalese chapter and verse. While the trailer makes this film seem as if it is some kind of action drama, it's merely the story of one unusual man making a life-defining ethical compromise in response to the disappearance of the familiar. Washington is the strongest part of a story that leaves some elements unexplored and includes some that are unnecessary, but it is solidly engaging.

Wonder Wheel: C+

One of the few reasons to see Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" is Kate Winslet's performance as a failed actress turned Coney Island waitress. She's disappointed in her working-class husband and has a firebug young son. Having a beautiful stepdaughter doesn't help the situation. Enter a younger, dashing lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) and a rather benign drama of a love triangle begins. While shot quite nicely, this is movie seems to be working out something of the Allen mystique that falls flat.

Animals

Bull Attacks Family On Streets & Tourist Mistakes Live Crocodile For A Statue

Bull Attacks Family On Streets & Tourist Mistakes Live Crocodile For A Statue

A family in India was riding on a motorbike when a stray bull suddenly attacked them. Footage shows the exact moment the bull rammed into the bike, taking the family of three to the ground and dragging the mother. With the help of a bystander, the husband was able to get the bull away from the woman and child. The bull left the scene and nobody was seriously injured. View Now
Woman Spends Four Days Rescuing Abandoned Bunny

Woman Spends Four Days Rescuing Abandoned Bunny

Perseverance has a new name, and it's Alicia Castro. After spotting an abandoned bunny that had been dumped outside her apartment, she spent four days trying to gain its trust and recapture it. She spent hours in the cold, giving it food and trying to coax it into a cage. Her perseverance paid off, and the bunny is now happily adjusting to life with Alicia. View Now

Recipes

Friendsgiving Cookbook

Friendsgiving Cookbook

If you've ever been away from home for the holidays, there's no better way to celebrate than wtih a Friendsgiving get together. Taryn took inspiration from her grandma to elevate her Friendsgiving. She compiled her friends' recipes from their Thanksgiving dinner into a cookbook she gifted to each of them. We'll for sure be imitating this thoughtful gift for next year! View Now
Mushrooms But Make It ‘Chicken Bacon’

Mushrooms But Make It ‘Chicken Bacon’

Who said mushrooms couldn't make for a delicious dinner? The pair at Bosh TV transformed King Oyster mushrooms into a mouthwatering dish. This vegan recipe elevates your mushrooms into a "chicken bacon" sandwich. Excuse us while we head to the kitchen! View Now

Celebrity

Grandma Serves Up Greens & Snoop Dogg Serves Up Chicken

Grandma Serves Up Greens & Snoop Dogg Serves Up Chicken

Xyir's first birthday is right around the corner, but thanks to his Mimi Shanta he's already getting special treatment. Although his mom says he should stick to baby food, Mimi thinks only the best for her grandson so she serves him up some of her greens! Speaking of serving, Raising Cane's customers in Fayetteville, Arkansas had Snoop Dogg as their server! The rapper worked the drive thru while in town for a show. Talk about a special way to get some chicken. View Now
When Ed Sheeran Does A Duet With You!

When Ed Sheeran Does A Duet With You!

Ed Sheeran is one of the most popular entertainers in music today. Still, that means that some people online are gonna be haters. But not Niccoya Thomas! She took to TikTok to set everyone straight about how great Ed is, and would you like to know who saw her post? If you guessed anyone other than Ed Sheeran then...wow, you're really bad at guessing. When Nicole started singing, Ed joined in for a duet that took Nicole by surprise when she saw it later. View Now

Love is in the Air

A Match Made In Disney & Surprise Disguised Delivery

A Match Made In Disney & Surprise Disguised Delivery

Eddie Torres first told his girlfriend Serena that he loved her at Disneyland Paris. So naturally, he decided to continue the tradition and take the next step in their relationship at Walt Disney World in Florida. In front of Cinderella's Castle, he got on one knee and popped the question! Based on Serena's princess perfect reaction, it's clear that it's going to be a happily ever after for them! View Now
Military Reunions That Have Us Jumping For Joy

Military Reunions That Have Us Jumping For Joy

On the list of top heartwarming moments in life, a reunion between mother and son has got to be toward the top. After seven months away, U.S. Army Soldier Benjamin Thomas returned home and surprised his mother at school. Their joyous embrace has us grinning ear to ear! Speaking of joy, Airman Jessica Blume literally jumped for joy when she surprised her then-boyfriend at work when she returned home. Remember how we said then boyfriend? Well, the pair are engaged and getting married next October! Congrats, you two! View Now
Secretly Filming Their Friend’s Proposal

Secretly Filming Their Friend’s Proposal

Content creators Josh and Siena were at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes in Michigan, but not just to enjoy the beach. They were there to secretly film their best friends Braden and Kassi because Braden was planning on proposing. And they couldn't have picked a better time because the sunset and beach were both perfect. The mission was a success, and Josh and Siena captured the proposal without a hitch. View Now

RTM Hall of Fame

Notice Anything Unusual About This Guy's Tongue?

Notice Anything Unusual About This Guy's Tongue?

Kobe Freeman was enjoying a hamburger when he felt a sharp pain in his mouth. Somehow, a bee had gotten onto Kobe's burger and it stung his tongue while he was eating! His tongue swelled up to massive proportions, so he took to social media to find a remedy that worked. You can keep up with Kobe Freeman on Instagram and TikTok. View Now
Home Invasion Captured Live On Zoom!

Home Invasion Captured Live On Zoom!

What started as just a normal Zoom classroom meeting turned into a call for action to help a fellow student. A woman in Ecuador was robbed while she was taking part in the virtual classroom, her laptop capturing the whole thing. Other students and the professor sprang into action, contacting the police right away. Fortunately, nobody was harmed and the suspects were arrested soon after the incident. The cellphones they stole led the police right to their location. View Now
Man's Overjoyed Reaction To Seeing Color For The First Time

Man's Overjoyed Reaction To Seeing Color For The First Time

Here at RTM, we love getting to watch people experience seeing color for the very first time. Vic is colorblind, so his girlfriend surprised him with a pair of EnChroma glasses for his birthday. He's so stoked to see all the vibrant colors around him, and we're so stoked for him! Sometimes it's the simplest things in life we take for granted the most. via ViralHog View Now