Passengers crafts a gorgeous looking science fiction film, but even with beautiful scenery and two charismatic leads, never quite lives up to its unique premise.
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Rogue One tells the story of how a group of rebels got the plans for the Death Star to Princess Leia and the build-up to Star Wars: A New Hope. More of a side story than anything, Rogue One is an excellent deviation in the Star Wars saga that gives us new characters and a rousing adventure sure to please even the most casual Star Wars fan.
Office Christmas Party is an R-rated comedy about, well, an office Christmas party. It might sound a little boring, but thanks to comedy veterans Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and a plethora of other comedy actors, Office Christmas Party proves to be a very funny time at the movies.
Robert Zemeckis directs Academy Award winners Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied, a WWII thriller with Pitt and Cotillard as a husband and wife spy team whose relationship is tested by the war. Zemeckis puts together some thrilling action sequences amidst the intrigue, and during some of the slower parts of the film the director is greatly aided by the amazing chemistry of stars Pitt and Cotillard.
antastic Beasts and Where To Find Them takes place in the same wizarding world as Harry Potter, albeit seventy years before young Harry entered Hogwarts’ gates and they have once again built a world full of detail and wonder, resulting in a satisfying entry in one of the best and most successful franchises of all time.
Inferno is the third film in the Robert Langdon adventure series, following The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks return for a surprisingly fun mystery thriller anchored by Hanks and his co-star Felicity Jones.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is the sequel to the underrated Jack Reacher and while it is not quite as satisfying as the its predecessor, it still manages to have plenty of solid, old school action and the mega charisma of star Tom Cruise.
The Accountant, directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), stars Ben Affleck as an autistic savant accountant who moonlights as a highly skilled and ruthless assassin. Affleck continues his winning streak here, and director O’Connor fashions a tightly wound and entertaining adult thriller.
The Girl on the Train is the feature adaptation of the popular novel starring Emily Blunt as an alcoholic divorcee that becomes embroiled in a missing persons investigation. Unfortunately, the film as a whole strains credibility while Blunt keeps the whole thing afloat thanks to an outstanding performance.
Based on the popular book of the same name, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a perfect playground for director Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands) to play in, as well as a great showcase for the amazing Eva Green (Casino Royale, Penny Dreadful).