What to Watch in the Theater:
The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG) is in theaters now. This fun family animation bears some resemblance to the Power Rangers. It includes the same amazing attention to detail that other LEGO movies show off. It’s an interesting premise with some good jokes and visuals, although not our favorite of the LEGO movies. (You can watch Jen’s LEGO Ninjago red carpet report here.)
Our rating: 4 out of 5
American Made (R) opens today. This film is based on a true story, and left us with some questions about just how much of it was true. (Doubting the CIA will ever reveal the truth.) It’s an interesting story about the excesses of the late 70s and 80s, and a man taking advantage of the politics of the time. It’s refreshing to see Tom Cruise in a movie without all the outrageous stunt work he’s usually known for.
Our rating: 4.25 out of 5
What to Watch at Home (Or Not):
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (PG) This faith film was entertaining without being preachy. All members of the ensemble cast had something to add, and it’s an amusing journey with a few twists and turns. It’s a very likable film that pokes a little fun at religion, while sharing a message about what being “Christian” really means.
Our rating: 3.83 out of 5
A LEGO Brickumentary (G) This is a very entertaining documentary for all ages. Jason Bateman’s narrator/LEGO mini fig character is a great device to move the story along. It incorporates several storylines that are introduced and wrapped around as the film progresses. A great watch, whether you’re a die-hard LEGO fan or casual brick user.
Our rating: 4.75 out of 5
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