What to Watch in the Theater:
Blade Runner 2049 (R) is in theaters now. This long-awaited sequel is a complicated – and very long – film. But it’s an interesting continuation to the story, that feels pretty faithful to the design and attitude of the first. If you’re not a hardcore fan, you might want to bone up on the original before you tackle the sequel. Some creepy new villains and Ryan Gosling add to the entertainment value of the film.
Our rating: 4.25 out of 5
Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) opens today. This film shows a slice of life in the 20s and 30s in Britain, while giving us a peek behind the scenes at the creation of one of the world’s most beloved characters – Winnie the Pooh. It’s the story of what happens when an adoring public and the media can’t get enough of a “child star” who didn’t ask to be one – intrusiveness pre-internet! Ready for a good cry? Have some tissues handy!
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5
What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
Once Upon a Time in Venice (unrated) Once you get past the image of Bruce Willis skateboarding naked, you’ll find yourself in a very busy story that crosses multiple genres. There’s an element of hearkening back to Bruce’s Moonlighting days – meshing detective work and comedy – but that almost gets lost in the parade of characters and overlapping plot points. It’s a bit of a mess, but still entertaining, especially for die-hard fans of Willis.
Our rating: 3.5 out of 5
Fist Fight (R) Funny and foul, with some good comedic moments from Ice Cube, Charlie Day and a great supporting cast. The premise of two teachers engaging in a fist fight is far-fetched, but in their horrible school setting, pretty believable. It’s not the best comedy out there, but if you’re a fan of any of the actors, you’ll find something to like.
Our rating: 3.16 out of 5
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