It's another pretty light theater weekend. Horror fans or fans of the first one should check out Insidious: Chapter 2. Otherwise, catch up on some DVD and streaming movies you might have missed!
In Theaters: Insidious: Chapter 2
The major complaint about this movie is that it's too similar to the original. Although we thought it was a rental, we both liked the divergent story line and the attempt at director James Wan's focus on more atmospheric horror. Insidious: Chapter 2 is the best movie coming to theaters this week and a good choice if you liked the first one or are a horror fan. Plus, it's Friday the 13th today so it makes perfect sense to see this!
We thought J.J. Abrams follow up to the 2009 hit movie was a fun adventure with great character interaction and good production values. We gave it a see it, but if you happened to miss the movie in theaters, you should definitely check it out on DVD. Although the adventure had some overall issues, it is still an enjoyable experience and has some truly gorgeous special effects.
Streaming (Netflix): Lilo and Stitch
Lilo and Stitch is a Disney classic about a lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo, being raised by her sister, who adopts a funny-looking dog and names him Stitch. It's an older movie that most of you have probably already seen, but if you're like me and missed it, check it out this weekend.
Streaming (Amazon): The Story of Luke
The Story of Luke is about an autistic boy who sets out on an adventure to find a job and a girlfriend. It's a recent movie and has received a rating of four and a half stars after 47 reviews on Amazon. We haven't seen it but it sounds like an interesting indie movie for you to check out this weekend.
Streaming (HBO Go): The Sessions
The Sundance award winner is now on HBO Go. The Sessions tells the story of a man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity and contacts a professional sex surrogate. It has a 94% Rotten Tomatoes rating so go see it now!