Interesting Stories in Multiple Genres

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What to Watch in the Theater:
Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) is in theaters now. This magical tale is unusual but fascinating and beautiful. Try not to be distracted by the three-stringed guitar.

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Don’t Breathe (R) opens today. An interesting new scenario for the horror genre, this suspenseful film will have you on the edge of your seat.

What to Watch at Home:
The Lobster (R) A quirky film that could have used a little more detail up front. Worth a watch if you’re into artsy films with unusual premises.

The Little Prince (PG) A wonderful way to bring this tale to life for a new generation, this story-within-a-story is a delight.

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Human Cat and War Dogs

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What to Watch in the Theater:
Nine Lives (PG) is in theaters now. The premise is familiar, but it’s a fun family movie, with an appealing animal and good supporting cast.

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War Dogs (R) opens today. The story, based on true events, is sometimes hard to believe, but entertaining and well-acted.

What to Watch at Home:
Jane Got a Gun (R) A Western with a strong female protagonist, the story builds well but drags some.

The Lady in the Van (PG13) Brilliant acting in this art film based on a true story.

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A Furry Flying Friend and a Freaked-Out Frank

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What to Watch in the Theater:
Pete’s Dragon (PG13) opens today. A true family movie, and way better than the original campy animated one. Heartwarming film full of nature and magic.

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Sausage Party (R) opens today. This movie is not for everyone. Must be able to tolerate stoner humor and overt sexual references. And the personification of food, of course. NOT FOR CHILDREN OF ANY AGE. Don’t let the cartoony nature of it fool you.

What to Watch at Home:
Term Life (R) Pretty good crime/road trip story with interesting father/daughter dynamics.

Freaks of Nature (R) Great ensemble cast in this overlooked comedy horror film with an unusual premise.

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Ensemble Movies Abound

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What to Watch in the Theater:
Suicide Squad (PG13) opens today. This eagerly-anticipated DC Comics film about super villains has an overabundance of characters and an interesting premise. It’s a messy ride, but doesn’t disappoint.

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Star Trek: Beyond (PG13) is in theaters now.  Hard not to view this with a nostalgic eye, given it’s the last time this cast will be together. Good story, lots of action and teamwork.

What to Watch at Home:
The Divergent Series: Allegiant (PG13) This part 3 in the series features re-hashed storyline and new sets, making it hard to re-connect with the characters. Now we see why producers chose to make part 4 a TV movie.

Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List (unrated) Even our teen reviewer just wanted to slap some sense into these characters, and she read the book! Not a good adaptation, although the cast is attractive and seems to play the roles well.

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