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Passengers

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in an exciting action-thriller about two passengers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early. Jim and Aurora are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of collapse, with the lives of thousands of passengers in jeopardy.

Scott’s Take

Check out Scott’s review here!

Steve’s Take

With this couple leading the way, you would have thought this one would be a must see. I missed this one in theaters, so I will check it out at some point this week.

Fences

Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast.

Scott’s Take

Watch this one for it’s award winning acting. Have Kleenex ready.

Steve’s Take

I loved Fences. It was just another great film led by Denzel and Viola Davis. If you love great acting and a great story, make sure you check this one out as soon as you can. Also, this one is full of emotions so prepare yourself accordingly. 5 stars from me.

Gisell’s Take

Check out Gisell’s review here!

Collateral Beauty

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Scott’s Take

I. HATED. THIS. MOVIE.

Steve’s Take

There is a HUGE difference in critic vs audience with this one on Rotten Tomatoes. I’ll make my own determination as always, but the groups are pretty split on this one.

Elle

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control

Scott’s Take

Elle is my pick of the week and one of the best films of 2016. Run, don’t walk to check this one out.

Steve’s Take

Sign me up for this one this week as well!

The Love Witch

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her Gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ’60s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.

Scott’s Take

I have heard nothing but great things about The Love Witch. This is the one I will be checking out this weekend.

Steve’s Take

Another one for me to check out this week. This one is opposite of most films on Rotten Tomatoes as the critic score is actually higher than the audience score.

Next Week

My pick of the week is Elle. Next week we have Sing, Assassins Creed, Live By Night and Miss Sloane. Have a great week everyone.