Weekly Update: This week more random movie choices, and this time many of them were new releases, since I was lazy in the last week and avoided them. Thanksgetting!
Curious what else I’ve seen on my quest to watch 365 new-to-me movies in 2016? -Click here to read the full list of movies viewed year to date-
453. Moana (2016)
454. Loving (2016)
455. Anthropoid (2016)
Two agents parachute into rural Czechoslovakia in winter of 1941; Jozef Gabčík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan) have been given a mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, head of NAZI forces in the region. Anthropoid is a gritty examination of the operation, detailing the violent and short lives of those who dared to plot against the NAZIs. The movie is a little short on character development, but Dornan and Murphy carry a lot of dramatic weight through the heavily expository screenplay. There’s more than enough to recommend here, even if it isn’t quite as impactful as it might have been.
456. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
Adam West and Burt Ward return in their classic roles as Batman & Robin. This direct to streaming animated feature brings back the humor and campy creativity of the 1960s TV series. The story, much like the stories from the original show, is a lot of hooey. But that’s kind of the point, and big laughs abound for those who relish in a little nostalgia. The animation is clearly low-budget, but that playssecond-fiddle to getting a chance to hear the original dynamic duo one more time.