What to Watch in the Theater:
The Favourite (R) is in theaters now. There are some awards-worthy performances here, especially that of Olivia Colman in the role of Queen Anne. In general, we are not fans of period pieces, especially ones that are pre-1800s. This film is no exception. It just didn’t really do anything for us.
Our rating: 2.17 out of 5
Escape Room (PG13) is in theaters now. This film, about a group of 6 people who think they’re competing for money by going through a regular escape room, provides many chills and thrills. The group soon realizes they did NOT receive this outing as a gift, but that they’ve been somehow targeted, and their lives are in danger. They work together to try to survive precarious situations far beyond any escape room you’ll find in real life. It’s scary, but not at all gory, with no nudity or foul language, so it’s a perfect outing for all except the youngest in the family. We were on the edge of our seats!
Our rating: 4.75 out of 5
What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Dog Days (PG) is on DVD. This movie shares the stories of several interconnected people and their relationships with the dogs in their lives. Everyone loves dogs and the dogs love them, and thankfully the dogs do not talk in this movie. There’s comedy, romance, and a lot of bumps in the road for our various protagonists. It’s a fun, feel-good movie full of dogs doing what they do best – bringing people together and adding joy to their lives. It may seem sappy, but sometimes you just want to laugh and cry through a movie that’s not too deep.
Our rating: 4.33 out of 5
3Below: Tales of Arcadia (TVY7) is a Netflix exclusive series. Two siblings, the heirs to the throne, narrowly escape an attack on their planet, and make their way to earth in their mothership, with their bodyguard. They need a place to hide while the ship trips to regenerate their parents, and what better place than earth! This animated fish out of water story comes from DreamWorks and Guillermo del Toro. It’s a fun ride, watching the characters try to fit and learn about our planet. The accents are a little hard to adjust to at first, but it’s reminiscent of 3rd Rock from the Sun, with the quality animation you’d expect from a DreamWorks invention.
Our rating: 4.08 out of 5
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