Movies For The Week Of April 11, 2024

Civil War – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 92%

Set in a dystopian future America, where the nation has broken out into civil war, a teal of military-embedded journalists attempt to reach DC before it is overtaken by a legion of rebel factions.

A lot of people are watching this film and considering it to be a over the top representation of the fall of America. The likelihood any civil war would be like this is very unlikely, but if you want to sinsationalize this experience into a massive war that rips through the country, then watch this film to see how ridiculous the idea is.

Damaged – Releasing in Limited Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

A sadistic killer shows up in Scotland, but when it turns out that this isn’t the killer’s first spree the country turns to a Chicago Police detective, and give him a second chance to catch the murderer before he completes the same pattern from five years earlier.

It’s interesting to think that evidence of a killer might allude to a database that connects to a murderer in a different country, but to have a place like Scotland reach out to a Chicago police officer is an interesting stretch that I’m willing to allow simply because I love seeing a grizzled Samuel L. Jackson in a strong detective role like this. If you are looking for something a bit edgy, and dark this might just be it.

Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

With her mom out of the picture on a wellness retreat, and a carefree summer in front of her, Tanya Crandell, played by Simone Joy Jones, things it’s going to be an easy ride. However, when the babysitter passes away, she is forced to get a job, pose as an adult, and hold her family together, growing up instantly.

Growing up with the original film, I don’t know why they had to remake it for a new generation. The tenants of the film still hold true, but I am interested to see how it updates to a modern era, in the form of the oldest sibling getting a job to hold over the family.

Sting – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 67%

Charlotte, played by Alyla Browne, discovers her pet spider has transformed into a giant monster. Now her and her family will have to fight to survive against natures perfect preditor.

I see what they did making the owner of the spider Charlotte. It’s still a low budget popcorn horror movie though. Less 8-Legged Freaks of course, and more Arachnophobia. If you want a horror film, while it wont be as good as either of those, it can hold over some of the horror aspects.

Sweet Dreams – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

When Morris, played by Johnny Knoxville, finds himself in recovery, but when his home goes up for auction, he reluctantly takes up coaching their misfits with the hope that the cash prize will allow him to recover his home.

This reminds me of Happy Gilmore, and Knoxville’s prior Special Olympic’s film. If you want a funny film filled with comedians, then this will be a good watch for you.

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