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Movies This Week – 12-12-18

Movies This Week – 12-12-18

Go watch the Mortal Engines trailer below, because it’s better than the movie by all accounts! If you’re looking for a film for kids, well Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse is the main show in town. We quietly loved it!

Aquaman is actually doing better with the critics than I was expecting! It currently has 76% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is about 30% higher than I was expecting.

Sadly, the new Lars von Trier “The House That Jack Built” is not very good. Such is life. So a disappointing week, all in all, but remember Spider-man. Free Solo is the documentary of the week.

Our Top Five Films This Week –

5. Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse
5. Sorry To Bother You
3. Free Solo
2. The Old Man and The Gun
1. Shoplifters

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse99% On Rotten Tomatoes 
Director(s): Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey
Writers(s): Alex Hirsch (story contributor), Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman
Actors: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld

Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.

Aquaman76% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): James Wan
Writers(s): Will Beall (screenplay), Geoff Johns (story), Paul Norris (character), James Wan (story), Mort Weisinger (character)
Actors: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe

Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.

Free Solo98% On Rotten Tomatoes 
Director(s): Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Writers(s): N/A
Actors: Alex Honnold

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

The House That Jack Built 64% On Rotten Tomatoes 
Director: Lars von Trier
Writers: Lars von Trier (screenplay), Jenle Hallund (story by)
Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Lizzie64% On Rotten Tomatoes 
Director(s): Craig William Macneill
Writers(s): Bryce Kass
Actors: Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens

Mortal Engines35% On Rotten Tomatoes 
Director(s): Christian Rivers
Writers(s): Philip Reeve (based on the novel by), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Fran Walsh (screenplay)
Stars: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Jihae

In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

Next Week –

Mary Poppins Returns ?% On Rotten Tomatoes 
Director(s): Rob Marshall
Writers(s): David Magee (screenplay), P.L. Travers (based on the books by)
Actors: Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

 

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