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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in this sequel based on Lee Child’s bestselling novel Never Go Back, which finds the itinerant problem-solver accused of murder, and learning that he may have a child he has never met.

Scott’s Take

Never. Go. Back. No truer words have ever been spoken.

Steve’s Take

Scotty…I agree.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

In TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Scott’s Take

I would like Tyler Perry to take on some more serious roles like he did in Gone Girl. Not that Madea can’t be fun, but it gets old after awhile.

Steve’s Take

That’s two in a row for Scotty and I. Perry showed his potential in Gone Girl. Why not do more of that kind of stuff?

Masterminds

In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most. (C) Relativity

Scott’s Take

There is a lot of great talent attached to Masterminds and I look forward to watching it in the next few weeks.

Steve’s Take

I really wanted to see this one at the screening, but then again I also wanted nothing to do with it. You can understand it being that type of movie. I will get to it when I can.

Pinocchio

When the gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian Rub) builds a marionette to be his substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings the toy to life. The puppet, named Pinocchio (Dick Jones), is not yet a human boy. He must earn the right to be real by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish. But, even with the help of Jiminy (Cliff Edwards), a cricket who the fairy assigns to be Pinocchio’s conscience, the marionette goes astray. He joins a puppet show instead of going to school, he lies instead of telling the truth, and he travels to Pleasure Island instead of going straight home. Yet, when Pinocchio discovers that a whale has swallowed Geppetto, the puppet single-mindedly journeys into the ocean and selflessly risks his life to save his father, thereby displaying that he deserves to be a real boy. Based on a series of stories by 19th century Italian author Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio came under fire for being a sugarcoated version of its original tale, but the film’s moral did have a strong educational effect on children. Soon enough, a 16 mm excerpt from the picture, titled “Pinocchio: A Lesson in Honesty,” was released for teachers to use in schools. ~ Aubry Anne D’Arminio, Rovi

Scott’s Take

How many more times will they re-release the same movie? Nevertheless, Pinocchio is a classic that just can’t be ignored.

Steve’s Take

What Scotty said.

Next Week

I’m say grab Pinocchio if you don’t already have it. Next week we have Trolls and Loving. Have a great week.