Kitchener-Waterloo Movie Reviews
Reviews and "trailers" for movies currently playing in
Kitchener-Waterloo, Cabmridge and Guelph (88 screens) (updated for week of Friday February 17th):
New Releases (for week of Friday February 17th)
Coming Next Week
Bitter Harvest---Friday, February 24, 2017
A powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival during the time Joseph Stalin imposed a genocidal famine on Ukraine (Barry Pepper, Terence Stamp, Max Irons, Tom Austen).
Get Out---Friday, February 24, 2017
A young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya ) visits his Caucasian girlfriend's (Allison Williams) mysterious family estate (also: Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford).
Rock Dog---Friday, February 24, 2017
When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician,leading to unexpected events. (voices: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black)
Tulip Fever---Friday, February 24, 2017
An artist (Dane DeHaan) falls for a young married woman (Alicia Vikander) while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam, (Also: Christoph Waltz )
Currently Showing Movies
The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.(starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe)
An ambitious young executive is sent to
retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic
but mysterious "wellness center" at a
remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon
suspects that the spa's miraculous
treatments are not what they seem.
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners (Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Logan Miller).
An African-American father (Denzel Washington) struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. (also Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby)
While Christian (Jamie Dornan ) wrestles with
his inner demons, Anastasia (Dakota Johnson)
must confront the anger and envy of the
women who came before her.
Annual film festival - see their website for film details, theatres and showtimes (see festival website for more details)
When one school teacher (Charlie Day) gets
the other (Ice Cube) fired, he is challenged to
an after-school fight.
A woman (Scout Taylor-Compton) tries to come to terms with her brother's (Tyler Mane) deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; while he prepares for another reunion with his sister.
A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions. (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner)
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) fights through grief and trauma, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.(and Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup)
The continuing adventures of former hitman,
John Wick (Keanu Reeves, with Ruby Rose,
Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane).
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. (Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, David Wenham)
An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. (Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges)
Productions from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, simulcast in movie theatres
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood, growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderso)
A young woman (Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days. (also: Vincent D'Onofrio, Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden, Johnny Galecki)
Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. (Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker)
A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. (voices: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson)
After three girls (Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Kim Director) are kidnapped by a man (James McAvoy) with 24 duel personalities, some of which can help them while running away and staying alive.
The story of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton).(also: Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini)
European mercenaries (Matt Damon, Pedro
Pascal, Willem Dafoe, with Tian Jing)
searching for black powder become embroiled
in the defense of the Great Wall of China
against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the
criminals of Gotham City, but also the
responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
(voices: enny Slate, Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes,
Zach Galifianakis )
The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sada).