Two weeks now Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have been at the top of the box office with Bad Boys For Life. Some new films are out this week to try and knock them out of that spot. Horror film Gretel & Hansel and The Rhythm Section, are they up to challenge?
Gretel & Hansel [PG-13]
A girl and her younger brother unwittingly stumble upon the house of an evil witch in the dark woods.
Let’s start with Gretel & Hansel. Base on the Brothers Grimm folktale, this brother and sister take has a much darker side. Dark fairy tales in horror are the in thing. I’m all for it. Looking for food Gretel leads her brother Hansel into the forest. A forest with dark secrets. The witch’s house they find is not made of candy. More like Hansel is the meal. Directed by Oz Perkins. This is not your typical Gretel and Hansel. A very different take with Gretel having powers by the end of the movie. Reviews on this are really good. The Hollywood Reporter even going so far as to saying: “Oz Perkins’ decidedly feminist take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale is so gorgeous in its imagery that you almost wish it were a silent film.” We want feedback from you on this one. Hit us up with comments!
The Rhythm Section [R]
Stephanie Patrick veers down a path of self-destruction after a tragic plane crash kills her family. When Stephanie discovers it wasn’t an accident, she soon embarks on a bloody quest for revenge to punish those responsible.
The Rhythm Section with Blake Lively I don’t think it is even a contender this week. My son went to the advance screening Wednesday night. At 11:28 pm incoming text message read: “bad movie, slow start, couldn’t stay awake. The script is by Mark Burnell, based on his own novel. Lively’s character Stephanie learns the plane crash that killed her family wasn’t an accident. Was it terrorism or not? Seeking revenge Stephanie finds Jude Law an ex, MI6 agent. He teaches her to fight and kill, all the time telling her: “Even if you succeed, it won’t be worth it.” The book was said to be good. Four and a half stars even. If you go see it let us know what you think.
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