Entertaining with Emotion


What to Watch in the Theater:
Before I Fall (PG13) is now in theaters. Serious take on the Groundhog Day premise, which turned out to be a good thing. We were engaged the whole way through, watching this young woman grow and change. Be warned – this is definitely a tearjerker.
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5


Kong: Skull Island (PG13) opens today. We weren’t looking forward to yet another King Kong, but this one brought something fresh to the story. Big budget action film fans will not be disappointed, but there’s also a great origin story here, with believable characters and just enough heart to muster up some emotions, without being overdone. Great soundtrack, and one of the scariest reptile monsters we’ve ever seen.
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5

What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Maximum Ride (PG13) Disappointing take on a YA book series. The acting and effects were seriously lacking. The story was compelling and made us want more, but better.
Our rating: 2 out of 5

The Whole Truth (R) Keanu Reeves shows his usual lack of range in this courtroom drama. This is the serious Keanu, minus the action scenes, not the dopey, fun Keanu. The story built nicely, with some good twists, but KR’s voiceover killed the mood every time.
Our rating: 1.75 out of 5

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