Bigger Than Life Challenges


What to Watch in the Theater:
Rampage (PG13) is in theaters now. Expecting this to be cheesy, we were pleasantly surprised by a good old-fashioned monster movie, that’s both action-packed and full of heart. Yes, there’s lots of CGI and some pretty unbelievable monsters, but there are also great heroes and villains, a few twists, and a story that isn’t too far-fetched to keep us on the edge of our seats. And Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson trying to save the world (or in this case, Chicago) from villains and/or monsters is always a premise we’re on board for.
Our rating: 4.33 out of 5


Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare (PG13) is in theaters now. This horror movie, about college students stuck in a deadly game of Truth or Dare, definitely has a scary premise and some pretty bizarre things going on. The social aspect – friendships are at stake here – is almost scarier than the body count. It wasn’t as scary as most Blumhouse movies, but that could have something to do with the PG13 rating.
Our rating: 3.75 out of 5

What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Your Name (PG) This anime is more urban fantasy than the usual magical creature fantasies we’re used to in the genre, and that really works in its favor. It’s more like a live action adventure/sci fi premise, with body switching and time travel, and some major twists we did NOT see coming! Following the story takes some extra effort at first, but the payoff is worth it. This movie is in English, but without the usual star-studded dub cast – which doesn’t detract at all from its entertainment value.
Our rating: 4.67 out of 5

A Series of Unfortunate Events (TVPG) This Netflix exclusive series has finally offered up the entire season 2 – all 10 episodes of it – for our binge-watching pleasure. It does not disappoint! Neil Patrick Harris (as Count Olaf) is deliciously wicked, and the majority of the adults continue to be hilariously blind to his deception. There are new characters, and the body count is a bit lower, but the dark style and witty narration continue to enthrall, as we follow the Baudelaire orphans through their journey to defeat Count Olaf and find a suitable home, while attempting to solve the many mysteries surrounding the death of their parents.
Our rating: Vic – 5 out of 5; Max – waiting till he’s finished the season

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