As we prepare for the opening of theaters and the return to normal life practices, we want to remind people that we are still within the thralls of a pandemic, and recommend people check out our article on “If You Should Go Out” Here. Until then though, if you do go to a theater make sure it has a policy of requiring attendees to wear masks, and sit in isolated groups out of proximity of other viewers.
Everything Everywhere All At Once – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 96%)
A Chinese American mother, played by Michelle Yeoh, looks at her life, and her impending taxes and wishes to be anywhere else in the world. However, when she finds a way to escape her world into the multiverses of possibilities she learns the real place she’d rather be.
This looks like a really interesting and amazing film. Reviews confirm that it’s a heavy but impressive performance. If you are willing to take a chance on an artistic film this week I hope it’s this one!
The Greatest Inheritance – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)
When their mother passed away her children thought they were entering easy street with their inheritance. However when they find out that the deed to the estate is buried behind a torrent of clues. They will now have to work together and hopefully find the money but they will end up finding more.
This reminds me of Mad Mad World and Rat Race. If you want to enjoy a slightly dark comedy this week, then you can definitely check out this story of siblings trying to get at their family money.
The Lost City – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 86%
Loretta Sage, played by Sandra Bullock, has written about exotic places for her romance novels. However, her discussion about places has caught the eye of a crazed man, played by Daniel Radcliffe, who thinks her books are the clue to lost treasure. When her cover model, played by Channing Tatum, finds out she was taken, he realizes he’ll have to be just as heroic as the character in Sage’s stories to save her.
This comedy-adventure film is supposedly Bullock’s last film for now, and if she was going to pick a genre I am glad it’s comedy. I just think it could have been a bit better of a comedy if the villain’s sidekick was played by Elijah Woods. Still, if you are looking for an adventure comedy then look no further than this film this week.
Topside – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 78%
When misfortune sets upon a mother and daughter, they are forced to live on the outskirts of society in abandoned subways of New York City. Their bad luck gets worse though when the police evict the homeless inhabitants to fend for themselves in the brutally cold winter nights above ground.
This movie does a good job showcasing the issue with modern enforcements against homelessness which instead of helping, only criminalizes the act of being homeless which can lead to more harm for those unfortunately down on their luck.
You Are Not My Mother – Releasing in Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 86%
When Char, played by Hazel Doupe, starts looking for her missing mother, all she can find is an abandoned car. But right before Halloween Char’s mother returns home with no explanation. Now with Char’s Grandmother, Rita, Char will have to discover the truth about what has happened to her mother, and who is standing in her place.
Fear of the unknown, and specifically in someone masquerading as someone we know is unsettling. This movie also apparently covers ancient Irish myths and legends. It’s a fine line though between respect and butchering a culture’s lore. I am interested to see how they do though.