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

Plus box office results, what’s opening soon or coming out on video, awards and movie news!

Silly and Serious

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What to Watch in the Theater:
Zoolander No. 2 (PG13) is in theaters now. If a sequel isn’t as good as the original, should you just wait and watch it at home?

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Risen (PG13) is in theaters today. Is this a movie for believers and non-believers alike?

What to Watch at Home:
Jimmy’s Hall (PG13) Is this story appealing enough to inspire you to want to know more?
Man Up (R) Will this blind date with a case of mistaken identity keep you laughing AND guessing?
The Throwaways (R) If you never heard about it, is it even worth watching, or does the title say it all?

Plus box office results, what’s opening soon or coming out on video, awards and movie news!

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

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What to Watch in the Theater:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (PG13) is in theaters today – kick butt female characters vs. romance vs. zombies – a good mix or too violent?

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Room (R) is in theaters now – is this emotional story better to watch at home?

What to Watch at Home:
Ted 2 (R) – musical talent aside, is this a civil rights story that needed to be told?
The Ridiculous 6 (NR) – can Adam Sandler’s gang of misfits still make worthwhile comedy?

Plus box office results, what’s opening soon or coming out on video, awards and movie news!

Finding Yourself in Saving Others

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What to Watch in the Theater:
The Finest Hours (PG13) is in theaters today – sometimes heroic deeds are just part of the job.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) is in theaters today – sometimes it takes a village to drive home an important message.

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The Danish Girl (R) is in theaters now – sometimes a beautifully told story can make a difference.

What to Watch at Home:
Beasts of No Nation (NR) – sometimes stories open our eyes to atrocities we could never imagine.

Plus box office results, what’s opening soon or coming out on video, awards and movie news!