What to Watch in the Theater:
Men in Black: International (PG13) is in theaters now. This sequel relocates the franchise to London, and focuses on a new pair of agents. M (Tessa Thompson) is brand new, after dreaming of this job since she was child, and searching for the agency just as long. H (Chris Hemsworth) is a top agent, the golden boy who’s lost his touch. Something is amiss at the MIB and there’s a dangerous new enemy on their tail. This is a fun actioner with plenty of plot twists and fun/weird aliens (especially Kumail Nanjiani as Lawny). No, it’s not J and K, but that’s just fine.
Our rating: 4.33 out of 5
The Dead Don’t Die (R) is in limited release. This is the best kind of comedy zombie movie – packed with stars who know how to pull off this kind of humor. Adam Driver and Bill Murray are the perfect pair, as small-town law enforcement dealing with a zombie apocalypse. There’s gore and weirdness everywhere (a katana-wielding mortician?), but they take it in stride, as they try to figure out what to do next. We laughed out loud many times during this movie, although the rest of the audience didn’t seem to get the deadpan humor. This one won’t be for everyone.
Our rating: 5 out of 5
What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Murder Mystery (PG13) is streaming exclusively on Netflix. This movie reunites Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, as a husband and wife who end up framed for a murder on a yacht headed for Monaco. Nick has been lying to Audrey about his promotion to detective, but his skills are really put to the test, when they finally get their honeymoon after 15 years of marriage. Audrey loves mystery novels, so they put their heads together to try to solve this one, which is reminiscent of Agatha Christies ensemble murders. Characters are of course stereotypical, and the bickering couple is a bit annoying, but it’s a fun journey.
Our rating: 3.83 out of 5
King of Thieves (R) is available on DVD. Starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, and other older British actors, this film is based on the true story of a robbery that occurred in England in 2015. It’s interesting to watch their methods and how they pull off an old-school heist. The group splinters mid-caper because they can’t get along, and this part detracted from the story a bit. The pace was a bit slow, and this is definitely NOT an action-packed heist movie.
Our rating: 3.17 out of 5
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