Slow Burn Suspense and Gross Comedy

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What to Watch in the Theater:
10 Cloverfield Lane (PG13) is in theaters now. Are the low-key twists and turns ruined by a totally unexpected ending?

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The Brothers Grimsby (R) is in theaters now. Have you every really enjoyed laughing, but were embarrassed about what made you laugh?

What to Watch at Home:
Freeheld (PG13) A sad story underscored by the fact that it happened in the very recent past.
Citizen Kane Time to catch up on a long-missed classic…

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Fake Scares and Swearing

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What to Watch in the Theater:
The Witch (R) is in theaters now. Is there enough scare to warrant sitting through the historically accurate dialogue?

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The Bronze (R) opens today in limited release, wide release next Friday. Can a dark comedy full of foul language make you feel enough for the protagonist?

What to Watch at Home:
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (R) A fun ride if you don’t mind a lot of gore. Not for younger teens even though it’s about teens.
Steve Jobs (R) It can’t really be a biopic if so much poetic license is taken with the timeline and other details.
Pay the Ghost (NR) Better suspense than horror movies we’ve seen in the theater lately.

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Fun with Animals, War and a Pretender

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What to Watch in the Theater:
Zootopia (PG) opens today. Great animals, great story, positives messages – another winner for Disney!

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (R) opens today. A fun ride that’s definitely not for the kiddies.

What to Watch at Home:
Grandma (R) This unusual journey connects more with some than others. Is it a variation on a chick flick?
Catch Me If You Can (PG13) Leo DiCaprio plus Tom Hanks plus amazing true story equals great entertainment.

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Inspiration and Some Disappointments

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What to Watch in the Theater:
Eddie the Eagle (PG13) opens today. A dorky optimist, a boozy has-been, and a dangerous sport come together with an 80s soundtrack for one inspiring and entertaining ride.

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The Boy (PG13) is in theaters now. This disappointing thriller lost the momentum of its borrowed premise somewhere along the way.

What to Watch at Home:
The Gift (R) The creepiness of the story doesn’t make up for losing the feeling of suspense about halfway through.
The Anomaly (?) Bizarre story and cast are interesting, but is that enough?
Terminator Genisys (PG13) Does an alternate timeline change the original story too much? We’re split on this one.

Bonus from YouTube: Ryan Reynolds interviewing Hugh Jackman about Eddie the Eagle

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