Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all.
PG. Fantasy. Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier. 1h 45m.
What the Internet Says
“Benedict Cumberbatch voices a persnickety but more relatable Grinch in a new version that (unlike Jim Carrey's) stays true to the Seussian spirit.” – Variety
“‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ is a vibrant, amusing CG animated feature that gives the big mean, green guy a kinder, gentler makeover.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Our Take: This movie looks like lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy. Perfect to get you in the holiday spirit!
The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story
Fired from the National Security Agency, Frans Balder recruits hacker Lisbeth Salander to steal FireWall, a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. The download soon draws attention from an NSA agent who traces the activity to Stockholm. Further problems arise when Russian thugs take Lisbeth's laptop and kidnap a math whiz who can make FireWall work. Now, Lisbeth and an unlikely ally must race against time to save the boy and recover the codes to avert disaster.
R. Drama/Thriller. Directed by Fede Álvarez. 1h 57m.
What the Internet Says
“But it mostly smacks of familiarity, a conventional action thriller. In that regard it’s a perfectly serviceable, tense, propulsive genre outing.” – Empire
“‘The Girl in the Spider's Web’ features several notable upgrades, including Claire Foy as its star, and a revamp of its central character from an eccentric hacker into an almost-Batman-like vigilante. The result is a slick thriller that trades in some of the moody atmosphere that draped earlier versions for a more straightforward action vehicle.” – CNN
Our Take: Regardless, this movie is definitely full of energy; if you’re an fan of the book series, then Girl in the Spider’s Web may be just the ticket this weekend…
Watch the trailer here.