HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

click to enlarge 1000w_90mih.jpg

Opening in Orlando: The Visit, Wolf Totem, 90 Minutes in Heaven and more 

90 Minutes in Heaven If you've ever wondered if God punishes people who help ruin popular genre franchises, just look what's happened to Hayden "poor man's Anakin" Christensen and Kate "nobody's Lois Lane" Bosworth. They've been reduced to providing the "name" talent in the faith-based drama 90 Minutes in Heaven, which has Christensen playing a deceased motorist who gets brought back to life thanks to the prayers of some buttinsky minister. Hmmm ... sounds as if the same crew who espouse the philosophy "God wouldn't let us destroy the Earth, so drill, baby, drill" have turned their attention to the timely issue of texting and driving. But hey, Jesus: If you're so smart, how come you haven't noticed that your movie titles sound like teenage makeout games? (PG-13)

Cop Car In this indie nailbiter, a couple of prepubes boost a black-and-white, then find that their underdeveloped driving skills aren't nearly as much of a threat to their lives as is the sheriff who's looking for his ride. And if you think that raining down a hailstorm of retribution upon a couple of 10-year-olds sounds excessive, just know that Elizabeth Hasselbeck considers those kids a hate group. (R)

Meru Or, Straight Outta Sundance and Straight Up Da Himalayas. Audiences at the Mount Redford Festival tossed an award at this doc about climbers who have to confront their "complicated pasts" and "inner demons" on their way to a previously unreached peak. Hey, if you want me to even climb stairs, you're gonna have to leave your baggage at base camp. (R)

The Perfect Guy A misguided affair with an IT expert (Michael Ealy) leaves a woman (Sanaa Lathan) fearing for her life. Because once they've helped you set up a private server in your home, it's every gal for herself. (PG-13)

The Visit In M. Night Shyamalan's latest – yes, M. Night Shyamalan has a "latest" – a pair of siblings trapped at Grandma and Grandpa's place discover that the old buzzards are up to no good. If the Nightster has learned anything in the past decade, he had nothing to do with the flick's official tagline: "This September, stay in your room." (PG-13)

Wolf Totem The film version of Lu Jiamin's novel about a Chinese student who learns valuable lessons in survival and social structure while working in Inner Mongolia during the Cultural Revolution. Critical reactions to the book included "fascist" and "didactic"; expect IGN to similarly pillory the movie if the CGI isn't up to snuff. (PG-13)

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 27, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation