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At the Movies: November 23

"Robin Hood"; "Ralph Breaks the Internet"; "Creed II"; "The Front-Runner"…


Robin Hood

Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

PG-13. Action. Directed by Otto Bathurst. 1h 56m.

What the Internet Says

“An action-heavy, retrofitted-for-youth 'Robin Hood' shouldn't work, but it's more honest fun than the Kevin Costner or Russell Crowe versions.” – Variety

Our Take: We love Jamie Foxx, and who doesn’t love the legendary story of Robin Hood? We’ll definitely be seeing this one!

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

PG. Animated. Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. 1h 54m.

What the Internet Says

“'Ralph Breaks the Internet' is bigger and more heartfelt, with some fun Disney nostalgia, but its story gets lost in the online setting at times.” – Screen Rant

“'Ralph Breaks the Internet' has real warmth, the kind born of compassionate, invested filmmakers.” – Vanity Fair

Our Take: This funny and heartwarming sequel seems like the perfect family film to see this holiday weekend!

Creed II

In 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Apollo's son Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) accepts a challenge from Drago's son -- another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life -- a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.

PG-13. Drama/Sport. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. 2h 8m.

What the Internet Says

“Go in expecting greatness, and you’re likely to be disappointed. Go in expecting a Rocky sequel, and you’ll get a surprisingly effective one.” – Vulture

“Taken on its own terms, the movie is a rousing and effective sequel, with a couple of surprise punches and, mostly, a lot of smooth feints and jabs you've seen before.” – Variety

Our Take: Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan are back again. As usual, fans will enjoy this film as it packs quite a punch…

The Front-Runner

Gary Hart, former senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

R. Drama. Directed by Jason Reitman. 1h 53m.

What the Internet Says

“'The Front Runner' gets tons of mileage from its smart, energetic actors — from Jackman, Farmiga, and Simmons to Paxton, Zissis, Molly Ephraim, Alex Karpovsky, Kevin Pollak, and others.” – Vulture

“It's an understated film with enough smarts, unlike its protagonist, to overcome its shortcomings and deliver a winning ticket.” – CNN

Our Take: Conspicuously compelling given current events, this riveting true story is definitely worth a trip to the theater.