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Sean Means Movie Reviews February 13th, 2019

Artsies

Capernaum – 3 1/2 stars (opens Friday)

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

Director: Nadine Labaki
Writers: Nadine Labaki (screenplay), Jihad Hojeily (screenwriter)
Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

Fartsies

Isn’t It Romantic – 3 stars (opened Wednesday)

A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Writers: Erin Cardillo (screenplay by), Dana Fox (screenplay by)
Stars: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine

Alita: Battle Angel – 3 stars (opens Thursday)

A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writers: James Cameron (screenplay by), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay by)
Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Happy Death Day 2 U – 3 stars (opened Wednesday)

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

Director: Christopher Landon
Writers: Christopher Landon, Scott Lobdell (characters)
Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu

 

 Opening next week:

 — Arctic

 — Fighting With My Family

 — How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

 — Never Look Away

 


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