Movies

Thursday, December 27, 2018

New in Theaters December 28, 2018 "Holmes & Watson," "On The Basis of Sex" and "Vice"


On the Basis of Sex
Starring: Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer
Rated PG-13   

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

“On the Basis of Sex” is an uneven film depicting Ruth Bader Ginsberg's early career and her struggle to climb the ladder in a field dominated by men.

Although well acted, the film takes on a dry and sterile approach to Ginsberg's continuing fight against sexual discrimination in corporate America.

“On the Basis of Sex” is presented more like a scholastic film than a big screen movie.

If you're interested in Ruth Bader Ginsberg, I suggest the documentary done earlier this year called “RBG,” it's much more riveting.

“On the Basis of Sex” gets a C and is rated PG-13.






Holmes and Watson
Starring: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly
Rated PG-13   



A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

I'll get this over with quickly.

This could possibly be the worst film of the year, a title previously held by “The Happytime Murders.”

There is nothing in this film that I can remotely call “entertainment” as every joke, every gag and every comic set-up reeked of desperation.

Please miss this movie, “Holmes and Watson” gets an F and is rated PG-13.





Vice
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carell
Rated R  


The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Let me start by pointing out “Vice” offers some historical facts but has little to do with actual history, and once you understand that, the movie is wonderfully entertaining film.

In this 'mockumentary,” Christian Bale played Dick Cheney as a humorless man who wanted to be the power behind the throne and hated being in any kind of spotlight.

But has the opportunities for gaining power grew, he took advantage of those opportunities increasing his footprint and reach.

“Vice” is a dark comedy about the abuses of power and offers a tongue-in-cheek approach rather than a pointed finger.

Vice” is well worth seeing. It gets a B and is rated R.




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