Can't decide what to see this weekend?
Bowling Green Daily News film critic Micheal Compton is here to tell you the best - and worst - now playing at your local cineplex.
Beautiful Boy (C)
Solid work from Timothee Chalamet can't save this true story of a family's struggle with their son's addiction that feels like a glorified Afterschool Special. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12)
Bohemian Rhapsody (B-)
This bio-pic of Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury may not bring too much to the table, but it does manage to capture the essence of the band - resulting in a wildly uneven yet somehow entertaining slice of cinema. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12, Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10, Highland Cinemas)
The Girl in the Spider's Web (not reviewed at this time)
(Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12, Highland Cinemas)
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (C)
A bland sequel that feels like it was rushed in production to make its October release date. Nothing really that bad, but nothing that stands out either. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12)
The Grinch (B)
The latest incarnation of the Dr. Seuss tale is an update we didn't know we needed, but it's a delightful holiday excursion for the whole family that brings the story to life in its own way without losing the charm of perhaps the most loved version of all - the 1960s TV classic. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12, Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10, Highland Cinemas)
Michael Myers is back with a vengeance in the latest reboot of the popular slasher series first created by Bowling Green’s own John Carpenter.
The latest reincarnation arrives with plenty of hype out of the Toronto Film Festival, and a huge opening weekend at the box office. That buzz doesn’t prove warranted as the film suffers from too many of the genre’s cliches, ultimately proving to be nothing more than the same slasher retread we’ve seen since Carpenter’s first film arrived in theaters 40 years ago. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12, Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10, Highland Cinemas)
Indivisible (not reviewed at this time)
(Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12)
Night School (C)
Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.
It’s a pairing that on paper should have created comedic fireworks. Unfortunately, those sparks never come to fruition in “Night School” – a comedy with some laughs, but not nearly enough to sustain a close to two-hour running time. (Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10)
Nobody's Fool (C)
The latest from writer/director Tyler Perry breezes along the first 90 minutes before coming completely off the rails in the final half hour - completely ruining what could have been Perry's best film to date. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12, Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10, Highland Cinemas)
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (B)
The Nutcracker Suite comes to life again in Walt Disney’s latest live-action feature, a delightful reimagining of the popular holiday ballet.
“The Four Realms” is a world full of wonder, with beautiful set designs and cinematography that bring this story to life in fresh and exciting ways. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12, Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10, Highland Cinemas)
An off the wall re-imaging of World War II where the Germans are concocting an army of zombies. It's as crazy as it sounds, but also non-stop fun. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12, Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10, Highland Cinemas)
This animated film takes aim at pleasing its target audience but really offers nothing else beyond that - a feature film that would have worked better as a short. (Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10)
A Star is Born (A)
It’s the fourth incarnation, yet this latest version from Bradley Cooper feels fresh and new.
That is a testament to Cooper, who co-wrote, directed and stars. He has created a very personal movie that you can feel on every frame – a stripped-down version that is raw and intimate, with a pair of knockout performances from Cooper and Lady Gaga. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12, Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10)
The latest Marvel comics adaptation from Sony centers around a character who on paper should be part of a darker, more adult-oriented audience. Instead, it's a film that feels more like a buddy sit-com with some weird tonal shifts that just undermine everything happening on the screen. It never quite clicks, making "Venom" one of the weaker comic book films. (Regal Bowling Green Stadium 12, Regal Greenwood Mall Stadium 10)