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At the Movies: March 29

“Dumbo”, “Hotel Mumbai”

Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that the elephant can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting a persuasive entrepreneur, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets. 

PG. Fantasy/Adventure. Directed by Tim Burton. 1h 52m. 

What the Internet is Saying:

“This live-action re-imagining of Disney's 1941 animated classic may be the sweetest film Tim Burton has ever made.” – Rolling Stone 

“The movie's technical aspects - including the art direction, the costume design, and the special effects - are all outstanding.” – Common Sense Media

Our Take:  Burton’s remake thrilled the kid in us. You’ll want to hit the theater ASAP.


Hotel Mumbai
“Hotel Mumbai” recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi and a waiter who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

R. Drama/Thriller. Directed by Anthony Maras. 2h 5m.

What the Internet is Saying:

“’Hotel Mumbai’ is a clockwork thriller…” – The Washington Post 

“…Vicarious thrills, emotional catharsis — ‘Hotel Mumbai’ serves as a testament to those remarkable individuals." – Variety

Our Take:  Maras’ newest movie is gripping and nightmarish - it will have you on the edge of your seat.