The Jungle Book
Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Lupit Nyongo
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Plot: The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 94%
Critic Consensus: “As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors — all while setting a new standard for CGI”
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Starring: Ice Cub, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Anthony Anderson
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
Plot: As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin’s Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood.
RT Freshness: 93%
Critic Consensus: “Heartfelt, thought-provoking, and above all funny, Barbershop: The Next Cut is the rare belated sequel that more than lives up to the standard set by its predecessors”
Starring: Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot, Jordi Molla, Scott Adkins
Directed by: Ariel Vromen
Plot: A career criminal is injected with the memories of a murdered CIA agent so the agency can try and determine where a valuable asset who can potentially stop a deadly terrorist has been hidden.
RT Freshness: 26%
Critic Consensus: “Despite the valiant efforts of a game and talented cast, Criminal has little to offer beyond the bare minimum expected by the most undemanding of genre enthusiasts”
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.