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Trolls

DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.

Scott’s Take

Just in case you haven’t heard:

I got this feeling inside my bones
It goes electric, wavey when I turn it on
All through my city, all through my home
We’re flying up, no ceiling, when we in our zone
I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops
I can’t take my eyes up off it, moving so phenomenally
Room on lock, the way we rock it, so don’t stop
And under the lights when everything goes
Nowhere to hide when I’m getting you close
When we move, well, you already know
So just imagine, just imagine, just imagine
Nothing I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance
A feeling good, good, creeping up on you
So just dance, dance, dance, come on
All those things I shouldn’t do
But you dance, dance, dance

Steve’s Take

I don’t know what just happened to Scotty. My son has seen it twice and he loves it. If you have a kid and you haven’t seen this one yet, it is worth picking up.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Loving

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.

Scott’s Take

I thought Loving was a pretty bland movie that was elevated by two great performances by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. Definitely worth a look.

Steve’s Take

Not one that I will be clearing my schedule to watch this week, but if I find myself with some spare time, there could be worse things to do with it.

The Take

Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realizes that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy. Going against commands, Briar recruits Michael to use his expert pickpocketing skills to help quickly track down the source of the corruption. As a 24-hour thrill ride ensues, the unlikely duo discover they are both targets and must rely upon each other in order to take down a common enemy.

Scott’s Take

I’m interested in checking out the take because I want Idris Elba to be the next James Bond. Where do I sign?

Steve’s Take

Meh.

American Pastoral

AMERICAN PASTORAL follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.

Scott’s Take

I might be the only person who didn’t just like American Pastoral, but loved it. It’s currently 23% on RT. I dare you to watch it and I dare you to defy my opinion.

Steve’s Take

Ewan’s directoral debut was a real clunker. Nothing to see here. Move it along, folks.

Next Week

My pick of the week is American Pastoral. Next week we have the Oscar nominated Arrival, The Edge of Seventeen, Almost Christmas, and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Have a great week everyone.