New in Theaters – 1/6/17

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A Monster Calls

A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor’s father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.

Scott’s Take

I LOVED A Monster Calls but it isn’t a movie I don’t think I can ever watch again. One and done. You won’t see a sadder film this year, and it’s January.

Steve’s Take

Fortunately for me, there were several other representatives from our site checking this one out yesterday and I didn’t have to cry myself to sleep.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Claudio’s Take

Check out Claudio’s review here!

Hidden Figures

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Scott’s Take

This is the one I missed and WILL be checking out this week. Everyone I have spoken to has absolutely raved about Hidden Figures. I can’t wait.

Steve’s Take

Agreed with Scott. That is the first time in 2017.

Underworld: Blood Wars

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Scott’s Take

Why? Just why?

Steve’s Take

2nd time in 2017 that I agree with Scott.

Next Week

A Monster Calls and Hidden Figures are two great editions this week. Enjoy it because next week the sledding becomes a bit rough. We have Sleepless with Jamie Foxx., The Bye Bye Man and Monster Trucks. Have a great weekend everyone.