THE ADAM PROJECT – Review by Susan Granger

Still grieving over the death of his father, nerdy, asthmatic 12-year-old Adam finds it difficult to cope with school bullies. Then, one night, he discovers a wounded fighter pilot hiding in his garage.
To Adam’s astonishment, the pilot turns out to be a buff, older version of himself from 2050, when time-travel is trendy. He needs incredulous young Adam to help him on a secret mission which involves going back to 2018 to find their workaholic physicist father, who can save future mankind from total chaos by changing the past.

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FREE GUY – Review by Susan Granger

If you missed Ryan Reynolds’ adventure/comedy Free Guy at theaters, it’s streaming on Disney+. Reynolds plays Guy, a mild-mannered bank teller who discovers he’s actually a background player in a popular, mayhem-filled video game called ‘Free City.’ When he falls in love with Molotov Girl, a spunky, sunglass-wearing, leather-clad biker-chick, he faces an existential crisis and decides to reinvent himself as a hero.

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RED NOTICE – Review by Susan Granger

Billed as a globe-trotting, comedic action/adventure, Red Notice is a total waste of time and talent. There’s a mystery surrounding three exquisite bejeweled eggs given to Cleopatra by Mark Antony on their wedding day. Problem is: clumsy screenwriter/director Rawson Marshall Thurber hasn’t a clue how to delineate characters, write dialogue, and propel the incoherent mystery/action plot in order to set up this future franchise.

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THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD – Review by Brandy McDonnell

The tiresome sequel “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” wastes its star power as cavalierly as its aggressively unlikeable characters waste ammunition. It takes an almost impressive feat of sheer mediocrity to make a movie starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman this annoying.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, March 30-April 5, 2015: WOMAN IN GOLD

Opening April 1, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Woman in Gold, director Simon Curtis’ follow-up to 2011’s My Week With Marilyn. It stars Helen Mirren as real-life Jewish refugee Maria Altmann who, in later life, fought to recover family artwork stolen by the Nazis.

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