Friday, September 20, 2019

What to Watch This Weekend: September 20, 2019

In Theaters: Ad Astra
Ad Astra is going to be a polarizing film, but I really appreciated the world that they were building and the deep character study of Pitt's character.  Our review called it "a slow burning near future space journey that will take you to the stars and beyond if you give it the time."

In Theaters: Dream Girl
I absolutely loved Dream Girl and thought it was a hilarious and different Bollywood film.  Our review called recommended it "[i]f you want to see something incredibly funny and different, with more to say about society than your average movie."  

At Redbox: Aladdin
Aladdin is a fine remake of the animated classic.  It is not as good as the original movie, but Disney did a good job re-imagining the film and Will Smith's genie, though not as good as Robin William's portrayal, still has a lot to love about his character.  Smith makes the role his own, and has a fresh take on the character that is fun to see.   

Streaming (HBO): Catfish
Catfish has not been available to stream for free since the Manti Te'o fiasco (I tried to watch it that weekend after it had been available to stream forever).  It is finally back on a streaming service, and the original film that arguably coined the term should definitely be seen.  

Streaming (Amazon): Operation Finale
The drama about the real life mission to capture Adolf Eichmann is a tense film starring the amazing Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac.  The mission itself is pretty unbelievable and is helped along by some very good performances. 

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