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At the Movies: April 5

“The Best of Enemies”, “Pet Sematary”, “Shazam!”


The Best of Enemies
The true story of the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader. During the racially charged summer of 1971, Atwater and Ellis come together to co-chair a community summit on the desegregation of schools in Durham, N.C. The ensuing debate and battle soon lead to surprising revelations that change both of their lives forever.

PG-13. Drama/History. Directed by Robin Bissell. 2h 13m.

What the Internet is Saying:

“…a rock-solid movie: squarely deliberate, a little long and predictable, but honest and thoughtful enough, precise in its period and locale, with very strong performances.” – Variety

Our Take:  A Klansman and a Civil Rights Activist become friends. Sound crazy? You won’t want to miss this. 

Check out the trailer here.

Pet Sematary

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.

R. Thriller/Horror. Directed by Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer. 1h 40m.

What the Internet is Saying:

“’Pet Sematary’ is the scariest (and best) Stephen King movie in years.” – Entertainment Weekly 

Our Take:  Truly extraordinary – and horrific.

 

Shazam!
We all have a superhero inside of us - it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In 14-year-old Billy Batson's case, all he needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam. Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in the new version of himself by doing what any other teen would do - have fun while testing out his newfound powers. But he'll need to master them quickly before the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana can get his hands on Shazam's magical abilities. 

PG-13. Fantasy/Science-Fiction. Directed by David Sandberg. 2h 12m. 

What the Internet is Saying:

“’Shazam!’ is a wildly fun superhero adventure, with plenty of humor and heart.” – Screen Rant

Our Take:  Light-hearted and joyful, this is our favorite DC comics movie yet.