Tony’s Movie Reviews: ‘Morgan,’ ‘The Light Between Oceans’

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SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 2, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Two films open in theaters this weekend: “Morgan,” a sci-fi thriller and “The Light Between Oceans,” a romantic drama.

Experts are predicting not much will change over the weeknd for the top two films. Both will stay in place with “Don’t Breathe” at No. 1, taking in an estimated $13.7 million and “Suicide Squad” in second place bringing in an estimated $8.2 million.

Newcomers “The Light Between Oceans” will debut in the third spot with an estimated $7.4 million and “Morgan” bowing in at fifth place with $5.8 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

Here’s the 3-day weekend box office prediction:

Don’t Breathe – $13.74 million
Suicide Squad – $8.28 million
The Light Between Oceans – $7.4 million
Kubo and the Two Strings – $5.96 million
Morgan – $5.5 million
Pete’s Dragon – $5.22 million
Sausage Party – $4.82 million
Mechanic: Resurrection – $4.32 million
Bad Moms – $4.01 million
War Dogs – $3.98 million

The Reviews:

Starring: Kate Mara and Anya Taylor-Joy
Rated R

A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

“Morgan” is a film that really tries hard, maybe a little too hard, as the film is over complicated and too dry.

On the up side, Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Morgan, offers up a engaging and physical and very watchable performance.

“Morgan” gets a B and is rated R.

The Light Between Oceans
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz
Rated PG-13

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

“The Light Between Oceans” is an emotionally manipulative film designed to tug on just about every heartstring you have. From the film’s opening and introduction to Michael Fassbender’s character, Tom, to its emotionally charged ending, “The Light Between Oceans” is determined to bring you to tears.

And that’s not always a bad thing. But in the case of “The Light Between Oceans,” some of the plot points are just too convenient.

That being said, Michael Fassbender brings a realness to his performance as a man who has suffered during his time at war and come home to heal. It is that performance which ultimately saves “The Light Between Oceans.”

It gets a B and is rated PG-13.



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