ANNABELLE: CREATION (Horror)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Several years after the tragic death of their daughter, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
WHO'S IN IT? Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephanie Sigman
- This is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle.
- This is the fourth film in The Conjuring film series.
- The real-life Annabelle doll was actually an Raggedy Ann doll.
- The budget was $15 million.
BIG AL SAYS: PAY IT! The crazy, over the top story, the jump scares made the movie scary AND corny AND had the touch of suspense. That's EXACTLY why I liked it.
THE GLASS CASTLE (Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father.
WHO'S IN IT? Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts
- Based on Jeannette Walls's 2005 memoir of the same name.
- Jennifer Lawrence was in talks to star in the film.
- It was shot in Welch, West Virginia.
BIG AL SAYS: MATINEE IT! Awesome cast - Brie Lawson and Woody Harrelson were awesome. But the story was a little disjointed converting from the book to the movie, which made the whole thing distracting. It's watchable for the actor's performances, just not worth the $12-$15!
THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE (Animated)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.
WHO'S IN IT? Voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, Jackie Chan
- A sequel to The Nut Job (2014).
- The Nut Job earned $120.9 million.
- The sequel was originally scheduled to open on January 15th, 2016. The release date was changed two other times.
BIG AL SAYS: STREAM IT! What the heck is this hot garbage? All-star cast, terrible story and execution of the whole thing. Look, when the KIDS leave the movie theater to want to go watch something else, you the movie is NOT GOOD! If you must, wait till it hits video.