It doesn’t have to be Halloween to have a spooky good time at the movies. Patrick Beatty joined us to share his thoughts on this weekend’s movie releases. 

‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ (Theaters)

Directed By: Derek Drymon, Jennifer Kluska

Written By: Amos Vernon, Nunzio Randazzo, Genndy Tartakovsky

Starring: Brian Hull, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Adam Sandler

Genre: Animated, Adventure, Comedy

Rated: PG for some action and rude humor including cartoon nudity.

All media used courtesy of Columbia Pictures, Media Rights Capital (MRC), Sony Pictures Animation

Synopsis: When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the “Monsterfication Ray”, goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster. In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late.

Score: 4.5/10

Patrick’s full Review can be found here.

‘Scream’ (Theaters)

Directed By: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Written By: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick, Kevin Williamson

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Rated Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language throughout and some sexual references

All media used courtesy of Lantern Entertainment, Outerbanks Entertainment, Paramount Pictures

Synopsis: Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new killer emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth.

Score: 8.5/10

Patrick’s full Review can be found here.

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ (Apple TV+)

Directed By: Joel Coen

Written By: Joel Coen, William Shakespeare

Starring: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Alex Hassell

Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

Rated Rated: R for violence

All media used courtesy of A24, IAC Films.

Synopsis: A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland. His ambitious wife will do anything to support him in his plans of seizing power.

Score: 8.5/10

Patrick’s full Review can be found here.

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