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Crazy Rich Asians

“Crazy Rich Asians” follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

Steve’s Take

This one actually hit theaters on Wednesday! I was out of town for this screening, but I have heard nothing but outstanding things about this one. Everyone just seems to love it and I can’t wait to see it this weekend. Scott was able to check it out and he has his review posted on the site as well as it being in Think Magazine’s September issue. Check it out here and if you live in the Weston area in South Florida, grab a copy of Think Magazine!

Scott’s Take

Scott Says CRAZY RICH ASIANS Is Pure Rom-Com Gold.

Mile 22

In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.

Steve’s Take

Remember how I said everyone seems to love CRAZY RICH ASIANS? Well, think the opposite and there you will find what people think about Mile 22. We had Kyle on The Put it in the Books podcast last night to discuss and boy, did he discuss! Check out his review below!

Kyle’s Take

Kyle Says MILE 22 is An Awful and Abysmal Misfire.

Alpha

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHAtells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.

Steve’s Take

I don’t know anyone that has seen Alpha just yet, but looks like it is a dog lover’s dream with the exception of a few bits and pieces. It’s currently sitting at 82% on Rotten Tomatoes and has an 81% audience score as well. This one is not a fully wide open, but if it is playing in your area it sounds like it’s worth checking out.

Next Week

This week looks like a Crazy Rich Asian weekend. Next week we have A.X.L. and The Happytime Murders. Have a great weekend!