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Let Him Go

Let Him Go

Thomas Bezucha must have thought that Kevin Costner and Diane Lane looked very natural as a couple when playing Superman’s earth parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent, in Zack Snyder 2013 film Man of Steel. Although the two didn’t get much screen time together in that movie, they more than make up for it in the thriller, Let Him Go. Based on Larry Watson’s 2013 novel of the same name, the writer/director casted Costner to play retired sheriff George Blackledge and Lane his bride, Margaret who trains troubled horses … Let Him Go is a slow burn thriller taking a good half of the movie to set up the eventual meetup of the two families, but it’s worth the wait. And honestly, the story keeps you guessing a bit. 

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

While there are few plot holes in the story, The Invisible Man is a scary-fun movie that we really haven’t seen (sorry) in a long time. The movie works mostly because of Moss’ performance. She’s virtually in every scene, so a lot is riding on her. And nobody can do “unhinged” better than Moss. Whereas a lessor actress wouldn’t be able to get away with uttering crazy lines, Moss gets away with it because, well, she’s Elizabeth Moss. There’s a lot of twists and turns to the story and just when you think it’s over, the story keeps going. Read More >>>

7500

7500

Amazon Studios’ 7500 is unlike most movies I have ever seen. It’s an action thriller that plays more like a dramatic stage play. There is no superhero nor is there any over-the-top special effects. There isn’t even a music soundtrack. Well, not really. Almost the entire film was shot within the confines of an airplane’s cockpit giving an uncomfortable sense of claustrophobia. Though it took weeks to film, 7500 feels like it was shot in real time giving a “you-are-there” feel. Read More >>>

Chemical Hearts

Chemical Hearts

Okay, right off the bat, I understand that I am not the target audience for the teen angst movie Chemical Hearts. And even when I was a teenager, I didn’t appreciate teen angst movies. But the trailer for this coming of age film looked promising enough. It’s a teen romance featuring an unlikely pair of people, which seems simple enough, but there is a mystery behind the whole story as well. Very intriguing premise. But I have to wonder, did anyone making this film remember what it was like to actually be a teenager? Read More >>>

Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie

Radioactive

To be fair, it is difficult keeping the audience’s attention when making a movie about a famous scientist. Fake ones, like Doc from Back to Future, are a lot easier to pull off. Often these types of films are full of talking and little action. The Current War, was finally brought to theaters after being criticized that it was too dull. The new revamped film called a “Director’s Cut” fared better with the critics and audiences who saw it, but it was still a flop at the box office and I suspect that will be the case for Radioactive available on Amazon Prime this weekend. Read More >>>

The War with Grandpa

The War with Grandpa

When it comes to making movies for families, studios tend to make two different types of films. One is designed primarily for kids that offers nothing for the parents who brought them to the theater. The other type of film is more like classic Disney animation that is well thought out and offers a story that everyone can enjoy. In the case of The War with Grandpa, it sort of fits somewhere in the middle. In fact, given the casting, this just might be best suited for grandkids and their grandparents and leave mom and pop at home. Read More >>>

Onward

Despite its wacky premise, Onward just might develop a strong following similar to Frozen. In fact, it is its equivalent for boys. That’s not to say that Frozen is a “girls” movie, but just like its main focus was understanding the love one has for one’s sister, Onward is a road trip about brotherly love. It’s also about dealing with grief. It’s very clever, very funny and thoroughly satisfying. Read More >>>

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News of the World
(Universal Pictures)

Tom Hanks Talks About His New Movie

Based on the best-selling novel by Paulette Jiles with a screenplay written by Greengrass, News of the World take place five years after the end of the Civil War. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Hanks), a veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. Sort of a pre-Walter Cronkite. Read More >>>

Small Group

Invite This Small Group Into Your Home

Small Group: The Movie is said to reveal “the good, the bad and the beautiful of Christian community” and is a faith film for those “who like faith films and those who don’t!” The comedy, a rarity for faith-based films, features Scott Cooper, a documentary filmmaker who uproots his family from Los Angeles to Athens, Georgia to get a first-hand look about the dwindling influence of Christianity in America. Read More >>>

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Top 10 Movies

Domestic Box Office (Estimates) For the Weekend of March 13, 2020:

  1. Onward / $10,532,000
  2. I Still Believe / $9,500,000
  3. Bloodshot / $9,300,000
  4. The Invisible Man / $6,000,000
  5. The Hunt / $5,320,000
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog / $2,575,000
  7. The Way Back / $2,415,000
  8. The Call of the Wild / $2,241,000
  9. Emma / $1,370,000
  10. Bad Boys for Life / $1,100,000

According to Comscore.

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