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At the Movies: May 24

“Aladdin”, “BrightBurn”, “Booksmart”


Aladdin
The tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

PG. Fantasy/Romance. Directed by Guy Ritchie. 2h 8m.

What the Internet is Saying:
“Guy Ritchie’s family-friendly, CG-enhanced live-action version of Disney’s animated hit surprises in all the right ways” – Rolling Stone 

Our Take: It’s everything you’ve wished for.

Brightburn
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.

R. Drama/Sci-Fi. Directed by David Yarovesky. 1h 31m. 

What the Internet is Saying:
“…for those who are craving a fresh story centered on caped, superpowered figures, this is it.” – Movie Web

Our Take: If superheroes are your thing – and you thoroughly enjoy scary movies, don’t miss ‘Brightburn’.”

Booksmart
Academic overachievers Amy and Molly thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the eve of graduation, the best friends suddenly realize that they may have missed out on the special moments of their teenage years. Determined to make up for lost time, the girls decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night -- a chaotic adventure that no amount of book smarts could prepare them for. 

R. Comedy. Directed by Olivia Wilde. 1h 45m.

What the Internet is Saying:
“Booksmart manages to be inclusive and progressive, without being precious about anything or sacrificing an ounce of humor.” – Vulture

Our Take: You won’t want to miss “Booksmart” – especially with Feldstein and Dever. These two are incredibly hilarious.

Check out the trailer here.