Take Me To The Movies: The Aftermath, The Mustang, Wonder Park

“The Aftermath”

The latest movie set in post-war Eastern Europe. Keira Knightley, the queen of period pieces, just arrives from England to Hamburg, Germany to join her British Colonel hubby played by Jason Clarke. Clarke is in charge of rebuilding the bombed out city. They get to live in a fabulous house, but thing is, he allows the previous owner (Alexander Skarsgård) to also live there with his troubled daughter. Everyone in the home has a lot of healing to do after heartbreaking war losses. The story is muddied by an unbelievable romance.

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“The Mustang”

The first movie of the year to get Oscar talk! Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre guests on “Sonstein Sunday” at 6:55AM. Matthias Schoenaerts (“Far From The Madding Crowd” and “Red Sparrow”) stars as a longtime con in rural Nebraska prison. As part of anger management, he’s assigned to the prison’s wild horse training program. Bruce Dern runs the program and Connie Britton plays the prison psychiatrist. It sounds hokey but it’s beautifully done. It’s based on a real prison program involving Mustangs.

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“Yardie”

Idris Elba makes his directorial debut in a movie based on the favorite book of his youth. It’s set in Jamaica in the 80’s and then moves the action to England. Star Aml Ameen (“The Maze Runner” & “The Butler”) guests on “Sonstein Sunday” at 7:15 AM. It starts with a Bob Marley-vibe with such a vivid, colorful Jamaica; you can almost smell the mangoes!

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”Captive State”

John Goodman. It’s set in Chicago close to ten years after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force. Getting 63% on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

“Wonder Park”

For the kids- the story of a fantastic amusement park where the imagination of a young girl comes alive. Getting a rough score on Rotten Tomatoes: just 26%

 

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