Entertaining Literary Works on Film


What to Watch in the Theater:
Thor: Ragnarok (PG13) is in theaters now. The element of humor really boosts the entertainment value of the latest (#17) chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The combination of characters in this story is a real winner, with different scenarios and locales blending together perfectly to make multiple storylines merge seamlessly. Make sure you stay all the way through to the very end of the credits!
Our rating: 4.83 out of 5


Murder on the Orient Express (PG13) opens today. This remake of the Agatha Christie classic does not disappoint. Some of the characters may be a little over the top, but that lightens the pace of the film. Even though the story may be well-known, the casting, scenery and other details breathe new life into a familiar plot.
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5

What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Undercover Grandpa (PG13) This obviously Canadian production features James Caan as the titular character, who seems to be losing his faculties, based on the outrageous stories he tells his family. His real-life special ops experience comes in handy when he needs to gather his cronies for one last mission – to save his grandson’s girlfriend from kidnappers. Not the best, but not a bad watch on Netflix, as far as family espionage movies go.
Our rating: 3.17 out of 5

Stephen King’s It (TV14) Watching this 1990 version for the first time makes us even more curious about the next installment of the 2017 version. An amazing late 80s/early 90s cast makes this a fun watch. The way the story is told, in flashbacks, is an interesting way to lay out the details. Look for it on cable TV, as it’s not currently available for rental or streaming. When you find it, it’s worth fast forwarding through the commercials, even if it is 4 hours long!
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5

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