This week we've got a compilation of reviews of two movies playing at AMC Stonecrest 16 in Lithonia.
"Jurassic Park 3D" (Rated PG-13)
Can you believe the movie "Jurassic Park," based on Michael Crichton's novel, is 20 years old? I remember holding onto my husband's arm rather tightly (and burying my face in his shoulder) during some of the more intense scenes.
Here's what a few critics are saying about the re-release in 3D:
The 3D conversion really does make you feel like you're watching a whole new movie. From a technical perspective, the conversion is remarkable. It's by far the best fake 3D I've ever seen, and I would hazard that it's better than the 3D on some films that were actually shot that way. -Mario Aguilar, Gizmodo
It is worth a second visit to see this 3D IMAX tour de force because if your memory fails you as to the plot, the horrifying new sights and sounds of this incredible adventure will revive it. Get lots of hot buttered popcorn. Very hot. And as the butter drips on your hands, you can lick them with gratitude, thankful that you are in a movie theatre and not in Jurassic Park. - Carole Mallory, The Huffington Post
It's now twenty years later, and yes, Jurassic Park still matters. Yes, for its effects. Of course for its effects. But for more than just that. In today's age of omnipresent CGI, what sets it apart is everything else. -Zaki Hasan, on The Huffington Post
"Evil Dead" (Rated R)
Make no mistake, horror movies are definitely NOT my cup of tea -- ever. But for those who have been waiting for this 1980s remake, or if you're just feeling really brave, here's what a few critics are saying about "Evil Dead":
Putting Jane Levy (TV’s “Suburgatory”) in the role of Mia may very well be the best bit of horror movie casting since Naomi Watts in “The Ring.” This is a breakout performance for her. Her energy — whether it’s nervous, frenetic, scared — is infectious. -David Blaustein, ABC News
The gore quotient is up, through the roof, to the moon. It’s rousing in its way. Gasps, moans, general writhing — and that’s just the audience. There’s a new prologue that comes on like torture porn and takes a switchback turn: nice. I liked how you don’t know who’ll be the so-called “Final Girl” to face off against the demon. - David Edelstein, vulture.com
The only respite from the gore comes in those treacherous moments when one of the possessed stops spitting threats and blood to speak in the wounded, innocent voice of the human who used to inhabit its body. - John DeFore on the Huffington Post
Read other reviews of recently-released movies:
"The Croods": Trailer and Reviews
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" - Trailer and Reviews