This Week at the Movies (Jan. 15, 2021)

Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video.

Opening: Jan. 15, 2021

Wide (United States)

The Marksman

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2021 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Bloody Hell

Sandy Schaefer @ Comic Book Resources

Locked Down

Sandy Schaefer @

Outside the Wire

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Buried underneath opaque layers of what we are misled Outside the Wire is about – drone warfare ethics, weaponized artificial intelligence, and post-Cold War proxy wars – is a muddled treatise on endless wars.

Skyfire

Sandy Schaefer @ Comic Book Resources

  • Excerpt: Skyfire is an enjoyably goofy natural disaster genre movie throwback that manages to be truly ridiculous yet utterly sincere at the same time.

What Happened to Mr. Cha?

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits

  • Excerpt: This South Korean comedy gets metatextual as Cha In-Pyo plays a JCVD-style version of himself. For the star’s sake, let’s hope this is as far removed from reality as possible.

What Happened to Mr. Cha?

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: A comedy with laughs galore. Dear Mr. Cha, we want some more!

2020 Films

One Night in Miami

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The Wolf House

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Bare

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: The naked ebb and flow of men

Dave Not Coming Back

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: Into the depths, but not out alive

Echo Boomers

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz

  • Excerpt: It wants desperately to say something impressive about the younger generations of millenniums except it has nothing impressive to say.

Greenland

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A same-old tale of apocalypse knows we’ve seen this all before, and so centers human drama over disaster porn. It has nothing new to say, but at least it says it well, with notes of horrific grace.

Herself

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Clare Dunne’s earnest performance elevates a script intent on turning the screws of its heavy-handed genre.

The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo

Lee Jutton @ Film Inquiry

  • Excerpt: A bubbly pink mocktail of a film, The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo embodies the spirit of its subject in wonderfully weird ways that entertain even when they don’t quite hit the mark.

Trolls World Tour

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

Warm Hug

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits

  • Excerpt: China’s remake of the South Korean rom com The Plan Man is a endearingly stylish musical romp that is a good way to start the year.

The Wolf House

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The Wolf House‘s experimental animation traps us in a constantly shifting nightmare dollhouse: Maria merges into and out of the walls, conjures human features for her pigs, and even the paintings on the walls can’t keep their shape for more than a second or two.

2019 Films

Jesus Shows You The Way to the Highway

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews

  • Excerpt: 1970s kung-fu styled absurdist spy-type of film.

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