New in Theaters – 3/31/17

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Ghost in the Shell

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”

Scott’s Take

Ghost in the Shell looks like it LOOKS fantastic. One of those movies you have to see in theaters to appreciate. Oh, and it has my girl Scarlett in a body suit. Yup. Sign. Me. up.

Steve’s Take

Ghost in the Shell was a flick I just wasn’t sure about going into it. Well I can tell you I was pleasantly surprised and had a good time with this one. Check it out when you can! (3.5 out of 5 stars)

The Boss Baby

DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

Scott’s Take

The Boss Baby currently sits at a dreadful 27% on RT but everyone I have talked to that has seen the film says it’s a lot of fun. Somebody’s lying.

Steve’s Take

I will end up taking my son to see this one, but I won’t be happy about it.

The Zookeeper’s Wife

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of “The Broken Circle Breakdown”), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of “Captain America: Civil War”). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Scott’s Take

As fate would have it, Steve and I went to see The Zookeeper’s Wife earlier this week and the theater was somehow overbooked. So we had two choices, go home, or sit in the front row. Home it was. Yes, we are divas.

Steve’s Take

Scott said it all.

Next Week

I’m going to check out Ghost in the Shell this weekend. Next week we have Going in Style, Gifted, Colossal, and Smurfs: The Lost Village. Have a great weekend everyone.