Woody Allen, Johnny Depp, a faith-based sequel and a biopic about a former Major League Baseball reliever make up part one of BuRStS. Here’s part one of MHT’s recommendations on what to buy, rent, stream and skip for the week of October 18th:
Café Society —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: A Woody Allen-directed 1930s romantic triangle based in New York and Los Angeles.
You love a good movie and can ignore all of the off-screen trouble Allen has had.
Even though you’re not a fan of Allen personally, you still want to see the movie thanks to the impressive cast.
Allen movies are hit or miss so you’ll give it a shot but aren’t going out of your way to see it.
The accusations cast toward Allen are enough to turn you off to his art.
MHT Verdict: Buy it!
The cast is better than the movie but the movie does hold its own.
Alice Through the Looking Glass —MOVIE HOT TAKE REVIEW—
Super Simple Synopsis: Alice leaves Wonderland to explore the land of unnecessary sequels.
You love the Alice mythos that much.
An Alice sequel didn’t compel you enough to go to the theater but now that you can watch it at home, you’re all in.
How bad could it be?
Johnny Depp’s off-screen troubles aren’t the only reason to stay away but are enough to keep you away.
MHT Verdict: Rent it!
For all of the criticism heaped upon this film, it wasn’t the worst sequel ever made and this week’s round of movie offerings aren’t the best to begin with.
God’s Not Dead 2 –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: God’s Not Dead with new actors and a different school.
You bought God’s Not Dead.
You liked God’s Not Dead.
You didn’t like God’s Not Dead but wished you did.
You skipped God’s Not Dead, too.
MHT Verdict: Skip it!
Doubling down on the message by repeating the first movie in a different school is lazy and not worth the time unless you really loved the first film.
Spaceman –NO REVIEW–
Super Simple Synopsis: Biopic about MLB reliever Bill “Spaceman” Lee following his release from the majors.
You love movies about baseball.
You’ve heard of “Spaceman” Lee and think a biopic would be interesting.
Josh Duhamel has done some things you’ve enjoyed in the past.
A 0% Rotten Tomatoes score? That can’t be good.
MHT Verdict: Stream it!
It’s a tough week.