WINNIE THE SPY - Movie of the Week
WINNIE THE SPY
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
This week’s major movies are a 21st century reboot of “Winnie the Pooh” and a raunchy comedy that lampoons James Bond and other spy flicks.
“Christopher Robin” (PG). All grown up, the title character (played by Ewan McGregor), now a jaded workaholic efficiency expert married to an architect (Haley Atwell) and with a young daughter, is visited by his long-forgotten childhood friends — Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Pigle and Eeyore. Fantasy blend of CGI and live-action offers a modern spin on the Milne book through the eyes of Disney’s animated interpretations, which began in the mid-1960s. The voice cast includes Jim Cummings, Sophie Okonedo and Brad Garrett.
“The Spy Who Dumped Me” (R). Twentysomething singles Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) become embroiled in an international conspiracy after discovering that Audrey’s ex-boyfriend is a CIA agent in this raucous and raunchy comedy. With Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Jane Curtin and Paul Reiser.
“The Darkest Minds” (PG-13). In a futuristic America, a pandemic has killed 98 percent of those under the age of 20 while the surviving 2 percent have developed psychic powers and are declared a threat by the government. Based on Alexandra Bracken’s young-adult novel. With Mandy Moore, Amanda Stenberg and Bradley Whitford.
“Death of a Nation” (PG-13). The latest conservative political documentary by Dinesh D’Souza compares Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln and the Democrats to the Nazi Party.