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At the Movies: March 15

“Wonder Park,” “Captive State,” “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,” “Five Feet Apart”

Wonder Park
The story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

PG-13. Fantasy/Adventure. Directed by David Feiss. 1h 26m.

What the Internet is Saying:

“This Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies production seeks to deliver an inspirational message about the power of imagination.” – Hollywood Reporter 

“Original animated film thrillingly celebrates youthful imagination.” – The Wrap

Our Take:  An animated reminder to never lose touch with your imagination. We’re here for it.

Captive State
A sci-fi thriller set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after it has been occupied by an extraterrestrial force.

PG-13. Thriller/Fantasy. Directed by Rupert Wyatt. 1h 50m. 

What the Internet is Saying:

“…A fast-starter with nice outbursts of sci-fi action and sociopolitical subtext.” – NOLA 

Our Take:  Love movies set in a dystopian society? You won’t want to miss “Captive State.” 

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in River Heights. But for 16-year-old Nancy Drew, life in a small town is mighty dull. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference. Nancy gets that opportunity when she is asked to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion. Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature?

PG-13. Drama/Mystery. Directed by Katt Shea. 1h 29m. 

What the Internet is Saying:

“Sparkling and lovable, this tween-friendly film ably updates Nancy Drew for the "future is female" generation.” – Common Sense Media

Our Take:  We loved Nancy in book form – and she’s even better on screen.


Five Feet Apart
A pair of teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love. 

PG-13. Drama/Romance. Directed by Justin Baldoni. 2h 15m.

What the Internet is Saying:

“The story will undeniably tug at viewers' heartstrings…” – Common Sense Media

Our Take:  Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson charmed us. If you’re in the mood for a romantic flick, don’t pass on “Five Feet Apart”.