What to Watch in the Theater:
Black Panther (PG13) opens today. This Marvel installment was a surprise in its depth and rich visuals. It was a breath of fresh air to have so much time devoted to a single superhero is his natural habitat. The story was complex, but presented a nice blend of technological advancement and cultural heritage. Featuring a solid cast and some impressive female role models, this one is a must, even if you’re not an Avengers fan.
Our rating: 5 out of 5
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R) is still in theaters. This tale about a grieving mother, trying to light a fire under local law enforcement, shows us many sides of small town life. From the determination of a few to make a difference, to the desire of many not to make waves, to the unlikely allies one may encounter along the way. It’s a tapestry woven of sadness, resilience and redemption – chock full of excellent performances.
Our rating: 3.83 out of 5
Winchester (PG13) is in theaters now. It’s refreshing to see a non-gory horror film full of good old-fashioned scares and an interesting backstory. This film adds new angles and characters to the well-known legend of Sarah Winchester and the “house that spirits built.” It’s a fun watch if you like paranormal stories based on real people, and prefer “bump in the night” scares.
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5
What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Victoria and Abdul (PG13) This DVD is based on a part of history that was recently discovered after being lost for 100 years. Queen Victoria, at an advanced age, meets Abdul from India, and enjoys his company so much that he becomes a valued member of her household. Her family and staff are perplexed by the monarch’s desire to learn the language and culture of a foreign land. The story is interesting and entertaining, giving us a glimpse of the more human side of the British aristocracy.
Our rating: 4 out of 5
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