NOW PLAYING REVIEWS: Knives Out, Queen and Slim, The Irishman

With Thanksgiving and all wide screenings already opening, we’re getting this out much earlier than normal this week. Yay!

Here are what we recommend seeing that opened this 11-27-2019 holiday weekend #48 at the movies. All wide releases were seen, rated and reviewed with links on the movie titles below.

#1 is …

The Irishman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wait, you say, “but that’s not in the theaters?” No, it’s on Netflix, but it’s the best new movie available wide this week to see. This isn’t a vote for nostalgia, the last third of this film is a thing of beauty.

This is just a little bit better than #2, which can be seen in the theater. If The Irishman was showing in the theater it would be raking it in at the box office. This movie is worth getting Netflix, if only for a one month subscription. It will be about the same price as buying a ticket in the theater. If you already have Netflix, good news, just boot that badboy up and hit play!

Knives Out ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A callback to the old school whodunit featuring a cast of smarmy rich people wanting a piece of inheritance and most with some kind of murder motive. Daniel Craig (James Bond!) plays the mastermind detective who must figure it out and finger the culprit. And no, it’s not the butler who did it.

Our just left the theater reaction to Knives Out (no spoilers)

Queen & Slim ⭐️⭐️½ 

Erase the whole bogus comparison to Bonnie & Clyde and wait for this one to come to streaming, if you want to see it at all. There is potential here, but mostly squandered.

Want to see what else we recommend NOW PLAYING at the theater?

Here are other movies we’ve seen at the theater recently (maybe they are available in your area still) that are recommended. Any movie we rate at least 3-stars is recommended. You should read any 3-star review (click the title), because sometimes we do qualify those recommendations, meaning we were entertained, but it doesn’t mean that it was necessarily that good. 4-star movies are highly recommended and films we rate as 4 1/2 or 5 stars are must see.

  1. Doctor Sleep ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. Ford v Ferrari ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ScreenX
  3. The Irishman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Netflix)
  4. Harriet ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  5. Knives Out ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  6. The Good Liar ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. Joker ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  8. Motherless Brooklyn ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  9. Jojo Rabbit ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  10. Last Christmas ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  11. Frozen II ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  12. Parasite ⭐️⭐️⭐️

There is one movie, Dark Waters, that is limited opening and screening in our area that we haven’t seen yet. This film looks similar story-wise to Erin Brockovich only instead of Julia Roberts as the lawyer’s assistant, it’s a pudgier looking Mark Ruffalo as an attorney fighting the behemoth corporation. Stay tuned for this review this to come before the weekend is out.

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