New in Theaters – 2/3/17

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A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before.

Scott’s Take

Honestly, the trailer for Rings looks absolutely dreadful. But, I am cursed with a love for any and all horror movies. So this one is on my short list in the next week or so.

Steve’s Take

Rings was an absolute cluster. Just a bad movie all around. Jader has his review, but it is currently being held hostage by a computer that is down. We should see it some time this year. Until then, all you get from me is that I give this clunker 1 out of 5 stars.

The Space Between Us

In this interplanetary adventure, shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, Gardner is eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars. But after his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Gardner joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

Scott’s Take

Ladies and gents, we have ourselves an earlier frontrunner for the worst film of 2017…and it’s only February. On paper, The Space Between Us looks like it had a lot of potential. Even the trailers looked above average. Sadly, the movie is pure cheese. I can’t tell you the amount of times this film elicited a groan from the crowd. The love interest between Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson is even more corny. Honestly, Robertson looks like she is babysitting Butterfield the entire time and before you know it they are having sex in a sleeping bag. I could go on and on. It’s a wannabe tearjerker that should’ve been called The Fault in Our Mars. Stay away from this clunker, well unless you are 11 years old. (1 Star out of 5 Stars)

Steve’s Take

I missed this screening, but I have had to listen to him complain about how bad this one was. I need to know myself, but I have already seen several bad flicks this year – The Bye Bye Man, Rings, Gold. I am just about a 3rd into my worst 10 of the year and it is February 3rd.

Next Week

This is definitely the week to catch up on Oscar nominated films you might have missed. Next week we have the much anticipated John Wick 2, The Lego Batman Movie, and fifty Shades Darker. Have a great weekend everyone. Oh Yeah, GO FALCONS!