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The Good Dinosaur

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. (C) Disney

Scott’s Take

From what I’ve heard about The Good Dinosaur is that it’s a very strange Pixar movie that veers from the path of past Pixar films. I’m interested to see what all the fuss was about.

Steve’s Take

Check out Steve’s review here!

Spotlight

SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times. (C) Open Road

Scott’s Take

I have now seen Spotlight twice and as much as I love The Revenant and Mad Max, I have absolutely zero qualms with Spotlight taking home the gold. The movie is pretty much flawless in it’s acting and execution. This one is a must own.

Steve’s Take

Absolutely a must own. Once you watch it you will see why and you will thank us for it.

Secret in Their Eyes

A tight-knit team of rising investigators – Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman) – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.

Scott’s Take

Another “remake” I haven’t seen. I did see the original foreign film and it is a classic. Judging by Secret in Their Eyes 41% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this one seems to be a failed attempt to take big stars and remake a more better, more powerful film. I will Redbox this sucker based on the impressive talent involved, but I’m not expecting much.

Steve’s Take

My time is very precious these days and I am very sorry to say that none of it will be taken up by this one. Sorry, people.

Next Week

Spotlight, which very easily could win this years Best Picture Oscar is my pick of the week. Next Week we have a huge slate of releases starting with the fantastic Creed, which could see Sly Stallone hoisting a Best Supporting Actor come Sunday. The Oscar nominated Room, The Oscar nominated The Danish Girl, The Night Before with Seth Rogen, and Legend starring Tom Hardy. Have a great week everyone.