FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
PLOT: In 1926 a young man captures magical creatures from all over the world.
Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything, Jupiter Rising) is a collector of mythical animals and stops in New York and things go astray beginning an adventure. This film is FANTASTIC! It is funny, sad, and romantic and the beasts are amazing. It is written by JK Rowlings who wrote the Harry Potter books. If you like Harry Potter you will enjoy this character Newt. It is wonderful for ALL ages.
PLOT: A Troll princess must save her friends.
Poppy (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect) is a princess and the happiest of Trolls but the scary Bergens must eat trolls to be happy so the evil Chef ( Christine Baranski) captures some so Poppy and the unhappiest of Trolls Branch (Justin Timberlake) go on a journey. It is a very cheerful movie kids and adults will enjoy it.
PLOT: Twelve spaceships land on earth and a special squad must find out what it wants.
Louise Banks (Amy Adams), linguistics (languages) and an elite force must try to understand the aliens and figure out what they want. It is not an invasion movie and there is not much action. It is not Independence Day: Resurgence so don’t expect that! Amy Adams is a very good actress and she is very good in this film. The film is based on short story but not by an American sci-fi writer but Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life.” The movie is cerebral and very serious but if you want to see a different sci-fi film this is it!