Movie Diary 12/19/2017

Darkest Hour (Joe Wright, 2017). Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, over the course of a few days in 1940. Certainly a fascinating true story, not that you’d know it from this shameless piece of hokum. (full review 12/20)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Jake Kasdan, 2017). If you’re going to do a Jumanji movie, you might as well get Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan to leap around and crack jokes in it. But then I didn’t think the original Jumanji was that bad either, so go figure. (full review 12/22)

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