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In Movie Theaters This Weekend…

CHRISTOPER ROBIN:  The new adventure of Christopher and his childhood friend, Winnie The Pooh.   This was a little slow in the beginning, as they showed scenes from Christopher’s past, playing with his stuffed animal friends in the 100 Acre Woods.  Then getting you caught up on his life, as a grown up, in London with wife and daughter and the career he now has that consumes all his time.  Soon enough though, the fun picks up as well as the laughs.

The animation was done nicely, and the voices for Pooh and Tigger were spot on… which help sell the story.  However, I think, this film will have a hard time keeping the attention younger kids but the preteen and older should enjoy, as well as the adults who grew up following the adventures of Christopher and Pooh.

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME:   Two best friends, Audrey (Kunis) and Morgan (McKinnon), get caught up in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Kunis and McKinnon seem to have pretty good chemistry here.  Although the story is filled with over the top situations, it’s the way they get themselves out of it that is enjoyable.  There are some pretty good laughs throughout and some entertaining action, the only real problem I had was Kate McKinnon.  I usually love her in the films she’s been in, but those are usually in more of a supporting role.  Here she’s the star and her over enthusiastic babble more that a few times was getting to be too much for me to take.  Regardless of that, this should still be one to see for a good laugh.

THE DARKEST MINDS:  When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are seen as a threat by the government and sent to detainment camps. Sixteen-year-old Ruby soon escapes from her captors and joins other runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Banded together and on the run, they soon combine their collective powers to fight the adults who tried to take away their future.

 

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