Friday, February 21, 2020

What to Watch This Weekend: February 21, 2020

In Theaters: Parasite (IMAX)
Parasite comes back to IMAX for a one week special engagement.  If you haven't seen the Best Picture winner or haven't experienced it in IMAX, make sure to check it out.  Parasite is like having two films in one, and the combination of the two results in a suspenseful, methodical story that has some interesting characters and plenty of surprises.  For more information, check out our review!

At Redbox: Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit is a ridiculous, irreverent, lighthearted film that tackles some difficult issues with humor and a childlike innocence.  It is a film that is so unique and entertaining that it has to be seen to be believed.  For more information, check out our review!

At Redbox: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood shows that the ideas of kindness, friendship, and understanding are just as relevant now as they have ever been.  Tom Hanks's perfect portrayal of Mister Rogers is a treat to watch and will help the iconic man touch a new generation of people.  For more information, check out our review!

Streaming (Amazon): The Farewell
Check out the amazing movie that was snubbed by the Oscars.  It is 98% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and is a heartwarming and heart wrenching look at a family dealing with very terrible news.  It explores differences in cultures and generations and has some wonderful acting.

Streaming (HBO): Ma
Octavia Spencer as a deranged, emotionally manipulative mother?  Yes please.  Spencer is the highlight and main draw of this film, as she plays an older woman whose house becomes a popular high school hang out.  However, as her popularity grows, her nice persona begins to crack as her motivations become clear.

Streaming (HBO): First Man
The biopic about the first man to walk on the moon is leaving HBO at the end of this month.  The effects were amazing and the story was compelling, but I couldn't get over Gosling's portrayal of Neil Armstrong.  It was probably true to form, but he just didn't seem like a very interesting character with a shoehorned emotional hook to get you to care more.  However, it is definitely worth checking out if you have HBO.

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