Thursday, November 16, 2017

New in theaters November 17, 2017 "Mudbound," "Wonder" and "Justice League"

Starring: Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson
Rated PG 

Based on the New York Times bestseller, “Wonder” tells the incredible story of August Pullman, a boy with a facial deformity who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Although a bit saccharine in places, “Wonder” ends up being a rewarding and heartwarming film about overcoming obstacles and finding its what's inside that counts.

The film gets a B and is rated PG.

Starring: Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedglund
Rated R 

In “Mudbound,” two men return home to rural Mississippi after World War II where they face racism and bigotry as they readjust to civilian life.

Based on Hillary Jordan's best selling book, “Mudbound” delivers incredibly strong and deep performances from it's cast which includes Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jonathan Banks and Mary J. Blige.

Although not an easy film to watch, “Mudbound” is one of the best films of the year.

It gets an A and is rated R.

Justice League
Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa
Rated PG-13  
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to recruit a team of superheros to defend Earth.

Justice League” is a fan film at it's heart.

Although it really isn't covering any new ground for a superhero movie, it is fun to watch. Gal Gadot is back and in top form as Wonder Woman, who is beginning to fit in in the modern world. Ben Affleck takes on the maturing Bruce Wayne, who now realizes he can't do it alone.

Along with solid performances, the film is well-paced and even offers a few humorous moments along with it's CGI battle scenes.

Overall “Justice League” is an entertaining action film. It gets a B and is rated PG-13.