With the weekend upon us once again, it’s time to make plans. Add a movie to that list. Tony Toscano joined Emily Clark to review what’s playing in today’s Box Office Friday.
Daddy’s Home 2
In the sequel to “Daddy’s Home,” both Brad and Dusty’s father’s come home for Christmas.
At the center of “Daddy’s Home 2” is the different ways of raising children represented by the two visiting dads, played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow.
Gibson is the tough as nails kind of dad, who believes in letting kids make mistakes and allowing them to become self sufficient and self reliant.
Lithgow is the opposite kind of dad, who involves himself in every aspect of his kid’s life.
“Daddy’s Home 2” is a comedy about extremes, and actually offers up a few good laughs and some sweet moments.
It gets a B and is rated PG-13
Murder on the Orient Express
A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
“Murder on the orient Express” is lavish filmmaking, but with some disappointing moments. The film begins with a mostly ridiculous character introduction as our hero, detective Hercule Poirot solves a crime in Jerusalem.
From there we head to the Orient Express, where we are introduced to the cast of characters one by one. As the train pulls out, beginning it’s journey, one of the passengers is brutally murdered and Poirot is determined to solve the case.
With its wonderful array of stars and talent, “Murder on the Orient Express” is simply a letdown.
It deserves a C and is rated PG-13.