Movies: What We're Watching





TOP 10 MOVIES FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 17, 2017

1. The LEGO Batman Movie
2. Fifty Shades Darker
3. The Great Wall
4. John Wick: Chapter Two
5. Fist Fight
6. Hidden Figures
7. Split
8. A Dog's Purpose
9. La La Land
10. Lion
(From comScore, Inc.)


Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
Though the TV series lasted a short three seasons and original episodes haven’t aired since 1968, fans of Batman have been clamoring for more adventures ever since. Today, only three of the show’s main stars are still alive (Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar) so it’s about time that Warner Bros. got around to creating a reunion film. To be fair, the original series was created by 20th Century Fox, but all other Batman franchises have been owned by the WB, so it’s taken a long time for the two studios to come to some agreement to allow Warner Bros. to do so.



The LEGO Batman Movie
The best part of The LEGO Movie was that the ending cut to a live action scene with a boy and his father and you realize that everything you saw before was just the imagination of a child playing with LEGOs. That scene gave the film the warmth that it needed and helped to make sense of some of the antics that happened earlier on in the story. The new LEGO Batman Movie is also a story told from a child’s point of view, but it isn’t as clear. I went in thinking I was going to see one movie and ended up seeing another. READ MORE>>>



Why Him?
Remember how you were charmed by James Franco’s performance in Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful? Or how impressed you were by his acting in 11.22.63? How about Bryan Cranston? Didn’t you love him as the dad in the Malcom in the Middle TV series? Putting the two together in a movie must have sounded great on paper. And actually, I have no complaints about any of the actors in Why Him? It’s everything else.


The Founder
Most of us grew up with McDonald’s in their lives. Who didn’t want to visit Ronald in McDonaldland and pick a pick off the apple pie tree or catch a filet-o-fish sandwich? McDonald's was just about as wholesome as Disney. We’ve all been told how Ray Kroc was the founder of McDonald’s and we just assumed that his story was just as wholesome. And it was in the beginning. In the end though, Kroc’s life’s story serves as a cautionary tale and after viewing the film, you probably won’t run to your nearest McDonald’s either. Read more>>>

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
Brett Dalton from Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars in the faith-based romantic comedy, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone and the end result is … he’s pretty good and might be reason enough to see it. Dalton plays a washed up former child actor who is tasked to take on some community service work to make up for his actions at a party that went out of control. The service work is at a church in the same town where he grew up far away from Hollywood. Read more>>>

Passengers
It’s not exactly clear just where this movie goes wrong. The premise is intriguing enough. In the future, people will be able to leave earth to live a new life on another planet. The only drawback is that it takes 120 years to get to this new planet which is really a long time to keep answering the question, “Are we there yet?” Fortunately, those who plan to take trip can sleep on the way in their own hibernation pods. Unfortunately for Jim and Aurora, their pods open and wake them up 90 years too soon.



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A  A Good Day to Die Hard  /  A Hundred Foot Journey  /  Admission  /  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day  /  Alice Through the Looking Glass All is Lost  / Amazing Spider-Man, The  /  Armstrong Lie, The  /  Avengers, The  /  Avengers: Age of Ultron, The

Batkid Begins  /  Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders  /  Battleship  /  Believe Me  /  Ben-Hur  /  Big Hero 6  /  Big Year, The  Black Nativity  /  Black or White  /  Blue Like Jazz  /  Book Thief, The  /  Bourne Legacy, The  /  Boxtrolls, The  /  Boyhood  /  Brave  /  Brickumentary  /  Bully  /  Butter

C  Captain America: Civil War  /  Captain America: Winter Soldier, The  /  Captive  /  Christmas Eve  /  Christmas With a Capital C  /  Chronicle  /  Cinderella  /  Code Black  /  Cold in July  /  Confessions of a Prodigal Son  /  Courageous  /  Crimson Peak  / 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  /  Deliver Us From Evil  /  Descendants, The  /  Details, The  /  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days  Divergent  /    Dolphin Tale

Ender's Game  /  Exodus  /  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  /

Fight Church  /  Finding Dory  /  Finest Hours, The  /  Florence Foster Jenkins  /  The Founder  /  FrankenweenieFrozen  /

Godzilla  /  Golden Shoes  /  Gone Girl  /  Good Dinosaur, The  Guardians of the Galaxy  /  Guest, The  /  Guilt Trip, The 

H Hacksaw Ridge  / Hail Caesar  Heart of the Sea  /  Heaven is Real  /  Hell or High Water  /  Hello. My Name is Doris  /  Holy Rollers  /  Hotel Transylvania  /  Hotel Transylvania 2  /  How to Train Your Dragon 2  /  Hunger Games, The  /  Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The  /  Hunt for the Wilderpeople 

Identical, The  /  In Darkness  /  Inside Out  /  Insurgent  /  Internship, TheIntersteller  /

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  / Jeff Who Lives at Home  /  Jobs  /  John Carter  /  Journey 2: The Mysterious Island  /  Joyful Noise  /  Jungle Book, The  / Jurassic Park 3D  /  Jurassic World 

K  Kelly and Cal  / 

L  LEGO Batman Movie   /   LEGO Movie, The  /  Les Miserables  /  Life, Animated  /  Little Hope Was Arson  /  Little Rascals  /  Lorax, The  /

Machine Gun Preacher  /  Maleficent  / Man on a Ledge  /  Man of Steel  /  Mansome  /  Marriage Retreat  /  McFarland, USA  /  Me Again  /  Mighty Macs, The  /  Million Dollar Arm  /  Minions  /  Miracles From Heaven  /  Mirror Mirror  /  Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol  /  Mission: Impossible 5: Rogue Nation  /  Monuments Men  /  Moms Night Out  /  Monsters University  / Mother India  /  Mother's Day  /  Muppets, The  /  Muppets Most Wanted  /

Need for Speed  /  Night at the Museum 3  /  Now You See Me  /  Now You See Me 2

O  October Baby  /  Oculus  /  Odd Life of Timothy Green  /  Oz, The Great and Powerful  

P  Paranorman  /  Passengers  /  Peanuts Movie, The  /  People Like Us  /  Pete's Dragon  /  Pirates! Band of Misfits, The  Pixels  /  Prisoners  /  Pursuit of Happyness  /  Puss in Boots  /

Q  Quartet  /  Queen of Katwe  /

Raven, The  /  Real Steel  /  RED 2  /  Resurrection of Gavin Stone, The  /  Rise of the Guardians  /  Robocop  /  Rock of Ages /  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  /

S  Salmon Fishing in the Yemen  /  Saving Mr. Banks  /  Saving Winston  /  Secret Life of Pets, The  /  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows  /  Spectre  /  Spider-Man 2  /  Spy  /  Stanford Prison Experiment, The  /  Star Trek Into Darkness  /  Star Wars: The Force Awakens  /  Step Up Revolution  /  Stonehearst Asylum  /  Suicide Squad

T  Taken 2  /  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  /  Tower Heist  /  Transcendence  /  Trouble With the Curve

U  U

V  V

W  What to Expect When You Are Expecting  /  What We Do In The Shadows  /  When the Game Stands Tall  /  Why Him?  /  Woman in Black  /  Woodlawn  /   Words, The  /  Wreck-It Ralph 


Y  Y

Z  Zoolander 2  /  Zootopia