Your time and money are valuable, so you should invest them in good movies. Here are some films in theaters this week that have been approved by and/or reviewed from elsewhere on the internet.
Ready Player One
Provided you love ’80s pop culture (a lot), there is a lot of fun to be had in this VR-focused Steven Spielberg movie. It leans too heavily on its references, but let’s face it: Seeing King Kong and the classic Batmobile in the same scene is pretty rad.
Isle of Dogs
Set in a near future beset by mass panic, political corruption and canine flu, Isle of Dogs — say it a few times fast and you may realize you, too, love dogs — is part rescue adventure, part conspiracy movie and entirely Anderson.
The Death of Stalin
“The Death of Stalin plays like a Shakespeare history play crossbred with a particularly profane Marx Brothers comedy. As Stalin lies dying in his own urine, his comrades try not to step in it. They need to find a doctor, but all the good ones are in the gulag. Insults flow like the blood of Stalin’s innumerable enemies. Nobody escapes with dignity intact, which is par for Iannucci’s course.”
Pacific Rim Uprising
“Do you like watching giant robots fight monsters, often with little to no regard for how much destruction ends up in their wake? Great news: There’s something in Pacific Rim: Uprising for you.”
Chris Vognar says, “Foxtrot takes us from unfathomable mourning to soul-numbing tedium and back again.”