Blade Runner 2049
– The sequel to the 1982 cult classic sci-fi noir film based off of the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?“ by Philip K. Dick. The original Blade Runner is infamous for its multiple versions and endings that drastically changed the story. Instead of clarifying which one of the version of Blade Runner was the “true” version, the sequel, which comes 35 years later, leaves the answer ambiguous on purpose.
Set 30 years after the original, the movie follows Officer K, a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department rounding up expired replicants. However along the way, he discovers a potential secret that could crush society if it were made public. While searching for the truth, K tracks down the missing former blade runner Rick Deckard.
– Stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Rated R.
The Mountain Between Us
– The Mountain Between Us is based on the book of the same name. Two very stupid and impatient people have their flight canceled due to a storm, due to Dr. Ben Bass having a surgery appointment and Alex Martin having her wedding the next day. Chartering a flight on a small plane for an uncharted flight around the storm, the plane crashes after the pilot suffers a stroke. Fighting for survival and both gravely injured, the pair trek across miles of snow covered wilderness and discover romance between them while they look for signs of civilization and any chance to be rescued.
– Stars Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney, and Beau Bridges. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Rated PG-13.
My Little Pony: The Movie
– Not to be confused with the other My Little Pony: The Movie. During the preparation for the Friendship Festival, the Mane 6; Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, and Fluttershy, encounter the broken-horned unicorn Tempest Shadow. As you’d expect, the 6 need to use the power of friendship and make new friends to help them fight Tempest Shadow and her hoards of storm creatures.
– Stars Uzo Aduba, Ashleigh Ball, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Andrea Libman, Michael Peña, Zoe Saldana, Liev Schreiber, Sia, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong, and Cathy Weseluck. Directed by Jayson Thiessen. Rated PG.