What to Watch in the Theater:
Toy Story 4 (G) is in theaters now. The whole gang is back and adjusting to the addition of Bonnie’s new friend, Forky (voiced by Tony Hale). Woody is still mourning his old life with Andy, since things are very different for him now. While the family is on a road trip (with toys in tow), Woody goes on an adventure to save Forky, meeting up with an old friend and some creepy vintage toys in the process. It’s a fun, sweet journey with some great new characters, and important messages about friendship, loss, and finding your purpose in life. It’s a bittersweet chapter in the Toy Story saga, that perfectly meshes old and new into a tale for all ages.
Our rating: 5 out of 5
Yesterday (PG13) opens today. After a brief worldwide blackout, struggling singer/songwriter, Jack, appears to be the only one on the planet who remembers the Beatles. He takes on their song catalog as his own, which propels him to fame and fortune – but at what cost? This is a smart, funny film that overflows with wonderful tunes, and includes adorable Lily James as Jack’s biggest supporter and Himesh Patel pulling off some amazing musical moments as Jack. The family interactions and Ed Sheeran poking fun at himself provide many of the comical moments between the music.
Our rating: 4.33 out of 5
Child’s Play (R) is in theaters now. This re-telling of the 1988 horror film, about a talking doll that goes on a killing spree, changes a lot of the details from the original (the way the doll becomes evil, the fact that’s it’s a smart device now, the age of its owner, etc.). For fans of the original franchise, these changes may cause some dismay. Mark Hamill is excellent as Chucky’s voice, and the animatronics are super creepy. The root of Chucky’s evil is not as scary as the original demonic one, but having devices take control is a different kind of horror.
Our rating: 3.75 out of 5
What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives (TVMA) is streaming exclusively on Netflix. This is a stand up comedy special, from that guy we loved in movies like Pitch Perfect, When We First Met and Isn’t It Romantic. Unfortunately, here he’s more like the guy we hated in Game Over, Man. Adam is his inappropriate stoner self in this (thankfully) one-hour show. If you’re a fan of the rom com Adam, this humor may not be for you.
Our rating: 2.17 out of 5
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