Our Movie Critic Really Likes This Week’s Releases
There are three movies opening this weekend and two of them get a great review from our movie critic Joanna Langfield.
Opening today is the new drama from director Peter Berg, Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. It’s based on a true story, the film follows four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in Afghanistan. Lone Survivor is rated R and has a running time of 2 hours.
Opening in wide release today is the new drama from director Spike Jonze, Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt and Olivia Wilde. The film follows a lonely writer, played by Phoenix, who develops a relationship with his newly purchased operating system, voiced by Johansson, that is designed to meet his every need. Her is rated R and has a running time of 2 hours and 6 minutes.
Also opening today is the new action movie, The Legend of Hercules, starring Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins and Johnathon Schaech. The film follows Hercules, a half-god half-man with extraordinary strength, as he fights his way back to his rightful kingdom after being exiled by his stepfather, the King, and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love. The Legend of Hercules is rated PG-13.
Here’s what our morning show movie critic thinks.