Videos On Demand For The Week Of April 10, 2020

Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 20%

Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Cats”m which was based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” comes a movie about… CATS!

This movie looks like a drug addled fever nightmare where human faces are on shrunken anamorphic cat humans, and frankly I am out. Sorry dog.

Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 15%

Dr. Dolittle, played by Robert Downey Jr. is a doctor and veterinarian of quite some renowned. However, after losing his wife, he closes himself off to the world. When the Queen, played by Jessie Buckley, falls ill though, Dr. Dolittle is forced to search out a cure in a harsh but adventure driven world, before it’s too late.

I could watch Robert Downey Jr. slowly paint a wall for four hours. That being said a lot of the reviewers of this film highly disagree. They have quickly panned this movie. All I can think is that Dolittle has never been Shakespeare. It’s campy, it’s ridiculous. It’s a doctor who can talk to animals. This isn’t Macbeth.

Gretel & Hansel
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 64%

Retelling in a different way the age old tale, Gretel, played by Sophia Lillis, and her brother Hansel, played by Sammy Leakey, are lost in a dark woods, and beset upon by a great evil.

I mean, I was a huge fan of Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, so maybe my opinion from now on should rightfully be questioned by you, but there is something so interesting about the tale of the siblings overcoming evil, against all odds. While the story seems to focus more on the siblings entering the woods on their own, I still prefer the original tale with the stepmother, and father who abandoned them. That being said, this film definitely deserves a watch, especially if you like dark fairy tales.

Little Women
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 95%

The classic story returns to theater as four sisters, played by Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, and Laura Dern, struggle to live their life on their own rules and terms.

This movie is made every five to ten years. It doesn’t mean that it isn’t good, but it can feel a bit… done to death. That being said this version is receiving rave reviews, and if this is a story that you wanted to show off to your children, then this version wouldn’t be a horrible version to show.

The Turning
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 12%

The Turning is the story of a nanny, played by Mackenzie Davis, who has to take care of two disturbed children, Flora, played by Brooklynn Prince, and Miles, played by Finn Wolfhard. Things begin to spiral out of control, as she realizes that these children are hiding something evil from her.

Originally the story by Henry James, his novella “The Turn of the Screw” was a weekly published story in 1898. Since then it has been adapted and adapted in almost all formats. What can be said about this suspenseful film is that some will find it intriguing, while others might just be confused. If you are looking for a suspenseful story with horror undertones, then I would recommend this film for you.

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