What to Watch in the Theater:
Angel Has Fallen (R) is in theaters now. This sequel finds Mike Banner in an awkward position, in more ways than one. When everyone in the president’s security detail is killed, except him, he must go on the run to track down the hit squad that’s framing him, before they succeed in another assassination attempt. Connections from his past may help or hinder, as Mike once again proves he’s one tough cookie who’s very dedicated to his job. The body count is high here, but the twists and turns prove very satisfying.
Our rating: 4.17 out of 5
Don’t Let Go (R) is in theaters now. This BH Tilt movie has a very interesting premise. Jack is an LA cop who’s very devoted to his young niece, and provides some stability for her during family issues. When his brother’s family is murdered, Jack starts receiving calls from his dead niece. In her world, the murders haven’t happened yet, so Jack has to figure out how to keep her safe and unaware of what’s to come, as the clock ticks down, details change, and he struggles to solve the murders, before they even happen. This is a thrilling, violent ride full of twists and turns.
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5
What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (TVPG) is streaming exclusively on Netflix. This prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson movie introduces a variety of characters from different Gelfling tribes. Each has their place in Thra, and their spiritual leader has entrusted the Skeksis with responsibility over the Crystal of Truth. When a Gelfling discovers the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, he must spread the news and recruit allies for a rebellion, in order to save the planet. The puppetry is excellent, not only in the main characters, but in a vast supporting cast of enchanting creatures, as only the Henson magic could create. The story is enthralling (although there’s so much packed into the first episode, we were almost overwhelmed) and we can’t wait to watch all 10 episodes.
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5
13 Reasons Why: Season 3 (TVMA) is streaming exclusively on Netflix. This season delves into the aftermath of Season 1’s tragedies and Season 2’s trial and revelations. A new character, Ani, narrates this season, offering a new perspective. We see how past actions and consequences have affected students, and how their allegiances shift as there’s a new mystery to solve. As always, we don’t know who’s telling the truth and what new details will come to light as the season progresses. The story shift and new narrator is dividing the audience a bit, but we’re reserving judgement on this one.
Not rating until we finish the season.
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