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  • The Jungle Book:

    A superb retelling of the 1967 animated Disney version, this time with live-action characters, young Neel Sethi plays Mowgli, the child raised by wolves in the jungles of India, based on characters created by Rudyard Kipling.  The computer-generated animals here are so convincing that it is impossible to believe they aren’t the real thing.  Voices are provided by Scarlett Johannsen (Kaa, the snake), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera the panther), Bill Murray (Baloo, the bear), and Idris Elba (Shere Khan, the tiger). Threatened by Shere Khan, Mowgli sets out on his own in what turns out to be an amazing journey of self-discovery.  Since all the animals wre CGI, actor Sethi had to react to … nothing – using only his imagination when interacting with the other characters.   Rated PG.

  • Me Before You:

    This delightful British romantic comedy owes most of its charm to the exceptional performance by Emilia Clarke (Daenerys, Mother of Dragons on Game of Thrones).   Clarke plays Lou, a young woman who waits tables in a restaurant and loses her job.  The contribution she makes to the family income, her mom and dad, and siblings, is important to the struggling, working class Clarks, and she seeks out other employment, finally landing a job as a caregiver to a quadriplegic, whom she assumes is an elderly man.  Wrong … he is Will Tranor (Sam Claflin, Finnick in The Hunger Games), a handsome young man injured in an accident, and in constant pain and depression.  Over time their relationship becomes romantic, when Lou learns that Will has decided to go to Switzerland for an assisted suicide.  A nicely-made film that works on every level.  Rated 14A.

  • The Man Who Knew Infinity:

    Sounds like a sci-fi title, but it’s actually a dramatized version of the true story of brilliant mathematician Srnivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel of Slum Dog Millionaire) who grew up in abject poverty in Madras, India during the early years of the 20th Century.  Convinced by his British mentor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons) to leave his young wife behind in India, and come to England to study at Cambridge, we get a story of a clash of cultures, both personally and academically in a well-presented period piece.  The real Ramanujan is referenced in “Good Will Hunting” as a prodigy at the highest level.  Interesting biographical film with a good number of surprises to be had.  Rated 14A.


  • 22 Jump Street (2014):

    Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are back as cops Schmidt and Jenko respectively, and they are all through with doing undercover work in high school ... they have moved on to college.  They are looking for a new street drug and its distributor - the drug is called Wyfy.  What they don`t count on is getting caught up in the college scene, they make new friends, and forget sometimes that they are working a case, but rather feel like they are in school in the midst of the social whirl.  Not a great movie, but for those who like these actors, or the genre, it gets the job done.  Rated 18A. 

Day After Tomorrow (2004):

 Director Roland Emmerich (Godzilla, Independence Day) is at the helm of this disaster movie as both screenwriter and director.  A sudden event causes the earth to be plunged into a new ice age, and it happens all at once, leaving everything frozen and inaccessible.  Sam Hall (Jake Gyllenhaal)  is a climatologist in Antarctica who makes a discovery that he believes may change the world, but what he doesn`t know is that much of North America is in the grips of a killer storm, that threatens his son and friends who are in New York .... and record rains are followed by a freeze that is the leading edge of the shift into a new world of ice and snow.  Not a bad thriller with Dennis Quaid, Sela Ward, and Emmy Rossum.  Rated 14A.