Top of the list this week is FINDING DORY in which the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. It’s a cute film mainly for the kids. But don’t expect anything as good as Finding Nemo was 16 years ago. Time Out New York says that, ‘While Finding Dory is definitely the kind of visual pleasure we’ve come to expect from Pixar, its storyline doesn’t always reach the heights of inventiveness upon which the gigantic animation studio has built its reputation. The film lacks the psychological probing of Inside Out, the existential ponderings of Wall-E, the gentle, stoic sadness of Up.’ People **** ◉ Critics ***1/2 ◉ Me ***. My review coming soon.
OTHERS TO SEE
Don Cheadle has turned his hand to directing in biographical drama that explores the life and music of Miles Davis. Don Cheadle plays Miles Davis. According to The Playlist’s Rodrigo Perez, ‘Miles Ahead is well-intentioned and ambitious, but ultimately uneven, as it cannot redefine the structures its so desperately wants to break down.’ This one may be for those who are “into” Miles Davis. (Limited Release) People ***1/2 ◉ Critics ***
There’s a couple of romances to choose from this week. The first adds action and comedy to produce MR RIGHT in which a girl falls for the “perfect” guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he’s a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him. Sounds fun but for The A.V. Club’s Noel Murray, ‘Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell have often been the lone bright spot in otherwise dismal movies, and it takes their combined charm to redeem Mr. Right.’ People *** ◉ Critics **1/2 The second romantic offering adds drama into the recipe. ME BEFORE YOU is about a girl in a small town who forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of. The trailers look sweet. For The Hollywood Reporter’s Sheri Linden, ‘The chemistry between the leads and a few finely etched supporting turns provide welcome counterweight to the movie’s formulaic progression, welcome especially for those who have seen their fair share of entries in the love-story-with-medical-complication subgenre.’ People *** ◉ Critics **1/2 Finally, one probably just for those who play Warcraft. WARCRAFT is an action adventure fantasy. ‘The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.’ (Written by Official site) The critics are mainly negative in their reviews. The general public like a bit more. People ***1/2 ◉ Critics *1/2 That’s it for this week. See you at the movies! <NOTE> Movie summaries are adaptations of movie summary on IMDB. Opinions are mine unless credited. People and critics scores are a rough idea of how movies are currently being rated on the “average”. These updates are written from an Australian perspective so openings of the movies in cinemas may vary in other parts of the world.