Thinking about seeing a NEW movie this weekend? Here is how critics, including myself, feel about your choices!
The Angry Birds Movie – Rated PG
Synopsis: In this 3D animated comedy, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds–or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Critics: this is substantially more entertaining than any film adapted from an app has any right to be — which may or may not be much of an endorsement, according to Rottentomatoes.com. 45% of critics LIKE
Blake: another matinee money at best film. Take kids at this time and save big bucks for better features.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – Rated R
Synopsis: Young parents Mac (Seth Rogen and Kelly Radnor (Rose Byrne) find their troubles are far from over in this sequel co-starring Zac Efron.
Critics: this film may not be strictly necessary, but it still wrings a surprising amount of humor from a recycled premise with a distaff twist, as reported by Rottentomatoes.com. 64% of critics LIKE
Blake: I’m game, but the money is the same. Matinee, I suggest. aSave your big-bucks for the best.
The Nice Guys – Rated R
Synopsis: Shane Black (Iron Man 3) directs this police drama set in L.A. during the 1970s, and centering on a pair of detectives who stumble into a sprawling conspiracy while investigating the alleged suicide of a once-prominent female porn star. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling top-line this Warner Bros. release that reunites Lethal Weapon scribe Black with that film’s producer, Joel Silver. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Critics: this hearkens back to the buddy comedies of a bygone era while adding something extra courtesy of a knowing script and the irresistible chemistry of its leads, as reported by Rottentomatoes.com. 89% of critics LIKE
Blake: with that kind of rating, plus Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling co-starring, that’s enough for me! Wish the film company would have done a screening with 98.7K-LUV, being we’re the perfect radio-vehicle to do so with!
There’s your choices this weekend, and The Nice Guys, rule!
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