Next week the first big movie of 2016 hits, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”. This week appears to be the calm before the storm. There are only two movies in wide release, “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” and “Miracles from Heaven”. Neither are all that amazing and “Allegiant” has been panned as a bloated-unnecessary mess of a movie. “Midnight Special” has gotten some good buzz but it’s in limited release so it might be hard to find a theater playing it. Expect “Zootopia” to be #1 at the box office for another week until the spectacle of “Batman v Superman” dethrones it next week.
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The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)
PG-13 – action
Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) have made it outside the wall that encloses Chicago. It’s the first time they’ve ever been on the otherside of the wall and they learn shocking new revelations from the people that the wall kept out. As they question these “truths” a battle breaks out that threatens everyone.
“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” has received terrible reviews. It’s been called bloated and boring. “The Divergent Series” followed the mold cast by “Harry Potter”, “Twilight”, and “The Hunger Games” stretching one of its books into two movies. The result has been a slow pointless movie that seems like nothing more than filler.
Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Xander Berkeley, Ashley Judd
Miracles From Heaven (2016)
PG – drama
Christy’s daughter Anna has an incurable disease until one day an accident that should have killed her heals her.
“Miracles From Heaven” is getting mixed reviews as all religious movies do.
Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah. Kevin Sizemore
Midnight Special (2016)
PG-13 – sci-fi
After discovering his 8 year old son has powers, Roy along with his friend and ex wife fight to keep the government and a cult from getting the child.
“Midnight Special” is doing well with the critics as it does a good job balancing sci-fi with the emotional story of a loving family.
Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard