On this segment of Movies Big Al there are 2 new releases reviewed. Big Al gives his critiques of Ghost in the Shell and Boss Baby. Watch to see if either of these movies interest you this weekend.
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GHOST IN THE SHELL (Sci-Fi)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
WHO'S IN IT? Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt
- Based on the Japanese manga of the same name.
- Margot Robbie was in early talks to play the lead, but she ended up being cast as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.
- Scarlett Johansson's casting has been controversial, since her character is Asian in the source material.
- Two animated movies based on the manga were made in Japan.
THE BOSS BABY (Animated)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
WHO'S IN IT? Voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow
- The movie was originally scheduled to be released in 2016 and has had several release date changes.
- Steve Buscemi replaced Kevin Spacey as the voice of the villain.
- Loosely based on the 2010 picture book of the same name.