What to Watch in the Theater:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) is in theaters now. Hiccup, now Chief of Berk, has to move his entire town to keep both the humans and dragons safe. Toothless is distracted by a Light Fury, which brings both romance and danger into his life. Hiccup searches for the mythical hidden world that could bring salvation for the dragons, although it comes with a difficult choice. There’s a creepy new villain and more dragons than you could possibly imagine. It’s a fun and fitting way to wrap up the story of these beasts and the humans who love them.
Our rating: 4.33 out of 5
Fighting with My Family (PG13) is in theaters now. This movie is based on the true story about a young female wrestler who aspires to be a WWE champion. Paige comes from a wrestling family, and shares the same dream as her brother. Their relationship is put to the test when she gets a shot at greatness and he’s left behind. This is a fun and heartwarming tale about family and what it takes to make your dreams a reality. The British family of wrestlers is the best part, although we Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson does have that infectious smile. They did change some of the details of the story (like timing) to make this movie, but as you’ll see in the credits, the heart of the story is accurate.
Our rating: 4 out of 5
What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History (TVPG) is streaming exclusively on Netflix. We love the idea of bringing historical facts into a comedy setting – it’s a fun way to learn new things, and reach people with material that would otherwise be boring to them. This hour-long special features sketches about history, which are introduced by Kevin Hart as if he’s sharing them with his young daughter. The sketches are quite funny, but the wraparounds with Kevin are a little forced, and it’s obvious he’s reading something he didn’t write himself. Still worth a watch, for the funny parts and history lesson, but not Kevin’s best work.
Our rating: 3.33 out of 5
The Breaker Upperers (TVMA) is streaming on Netflix. This comedy from New Zealand has an interesting premise about friends who run a business that breaks up relationships. They go to some outrageous lengths to play out the different scenarios, and this part is pretty funny. When things start to go awry in the relationship between the friends, we found it less funny. There are a lot of adult topics here, the humor is different and it’s a little difficult to follow at times – partly because of the accents and cultural differences. If you’re already a fan of these imports and/or actors, go for it. Our team just found that it wasn’t a good fit for us.
Our rating: 1 out of 5
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