Cory was full of new releases this week as he managed to get into the theater not once, but thrice:
Despicable Me 3 : This third entry in the now Minion dominated universe has several plotlines, most notably one where Gru (Steve Carell) discovers a long-lost brother (also Steve Carell), and another where he must do battle with a nefarious ’80s-themed villian Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker).
The Lost City of Z : Robert Pattinson continues to shine in indie fare in this Fitzcarraldo-inspired adventure into the jungle, where Pattinson accompanies Charlie Hunnam into the wilds of the Amazon. Terrible fates await, but helmer James Grey has a deft hand at dark drama and adventure.
War of the Planet of the Apes : The third entry in the now Ape dominated universe has Caesar defending his people once again from a last ditch effort by humankind to eradicate, or at least seek vengeance on the monkeys who have overrun the Earth. The leader of the humans is Woody Harrelson, but Andy Serkis still steals the show in all his mo-cap glory.
Tristan, on the other hand, went old-school and had a trio of older films to talk about:
The In-Laws (1979) : Alan Arkin and Peter Falk star in this buddy comedy where Falk is an “FBI agent”, perhaps, or he may just be a crazy person that ropes his son’s new father-in-law into a madcap adventure down to Honduras to take out a dictator on the same weekend as their children’s wedding. A highlight in both actors’ careers.
Willard (1971) : Another film that was unfortunately remade in 2003, Bruce Davison finds that he has the power to control rats, namely Ben and Socrates, and forces them to attack people that piss him off, like Ernest Borgnine.
David and Lisa (1962): Before he couldn’t handle robots in space, Keir Dullea couldn’t handle people touching him. For that, he seeks refuge in an outpatient hospital outside of Philadelphia, under the watchful eye of future Ben Franklin Howard da Silva. While there, David (Dullea) meets a lovely young girl Lisa (Janet Margolin) who only communicates in rhymes.
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