Three Hits and One Miss


What to Watch in the Theater:
Descendants 3 (TVG) is available on Disney Channel and DVD. When a surprising new villain wrecks havoc on Auradon, the future of all Villain Kids is jeopardized. There’s more than one surprise here, with new information coming to light, and alliances being made. This film is just as fun as the others, with great song and dance numbers, and just enough drama and twists to make it interesting. We enjoyed watching Cameron Boyce’s last performance with the VK’s, but it was bittersweet so soon after his passing.
Our rating: 4.25 out of 5


The Art of Racing in the Rain (PG13) opens today. Thankfully, this talking dog movie is only narrated by the dog – no moving lips here. Enzo the dog looks back on his life with race car driver, Denny, who struggles with his career but finds the love of his life. It’s a sweet story full of heartache, tears, and moments that will fill your heart with joy. So yes, there was room for another movie from a dog’s perspective.
Our rating: 4.17 out of 5 

What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Loving Vincent (PG13) is available for rental and streaming on Hulu. This hand-painted animated film is beautiful and ground-breaking. We learn about Van Gogh’s life and death, as a friend digs into the details after the artist’s passing. Although the animation style is sometimes distracting, the technique is impressive and the visuals are enjoyable, especially the Van Gogh painting homages that are subtly worked into the film.
Our rating: 4 out of 5

Swiped (G) is streaming on Netflix. This film, about a hookup app developed by a brilliant college freshman, is lacking in many areas. First, it includes Noah Centineo as a playboy/bully, which goes completely against his “Internet’s Favorite Boyfriend” persona. Second, the production values are so low, it’s distracting. Third, the story is just terrible. And worst – it was written and directed by a woman – the female characters are an embarrassment to the gender.
Our rating: Skip this one

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