At the Movies: February 10

The Lego Batman Movie, John Wick: Chapter 2, Fifty Shades Darker

Posted February 10, 2017

This week at the movies: The Lego Batman Movie, John Wick: Chapter 2, Fifty Shades Darker.

The Lego Batman Movie

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker's (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two.

Rated PG. Fantasy/Action. Directed by Chris McKay. 1h 46m.

What the Critics Say:

“Smart, funny, and fast-paced, this second big-screen Lego movie shows that the first one wasn't a fluke: The folks behind this franchise definitely know what they're doing.” – Common Sense Media

“A helter-skelter lampoon in the daftly exhilarating spirit of Mad magazine and the ‘Naked Gun’ films. It's that quick and cutthroat clever and self-knowing.” – Variety

Our Take: We are literally SO excited for The Lego Batman Movie we can’t contain ourselves. This fun family flick is absolutely a must-see in theaters. Must. See!

John Wick: Chapter 2

Legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers. Also starring Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, Common, Laurence Fishburne, and John Leguizamo.

Rated R. Crime/Thriller. Directed by Chad Stahelski. 2h 2m.

What the Critics Say:

“If actors, or even just people, become the sum of their experiences, then this is what a mindful action star looks like: Reeves looks and moves like someone who’s been somewhere… Reeves is dazzling in his consistency: He knows what’s awful and what’s funny about every scenario, cluing us in with an invisible wink.” – Time

Our Take: Well, it looks like the good-movie-trend continues this weekend with John Wick: Chapter 2. This intense action-packed and special effects-ridden sequel is very much worth seeing on the big screen, especially if you are a Keanu fan (we know you’re out there).

Fifty Shades Darker

When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together. Also starring Kim Basinger and Rita Ora.

Rated R. Drama/Romance. Directed by James Foley. 1h 58m.

What the Critics Say:

“Sure to make Grey at the Valentine’s Day box office, ‘Darker’ does almost nothing to fulfill the promise of its title, but it’s still diverting, sleekly styled and just sexy enough to frighten a few frigid horses.” – Variety 

Our Take: Get ready, ladies – the much-awaited sequel to 50 Shades of Grey has finally arrived! You’re definitely going to want to grab your squad, some popcorn, and front row seats to this steamy show.

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