Things to Watch This Weekend: A Christmas Love Story, a Stephen King Based Thriller and Babysitting Firefighters


Last Christmas:

It is never too early for a Christmas movie that pulls on your heartstrings and makes you fall in love all over again even before Thanksgiving has come.

Last Christmas, a movie starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, follows Clarke’s character Kate who takes a job as a department store elf during the holidays. While working as an elf, Kate meets Henry Golding’s character Tom and their lives take an unexpected twist.

This movie has been rated completely different by movie critics and fans on Rotten Tomatoes. Audience members gave the movie an 86 percent rating while critics gave it a 49 percent rating. This movie came out on Friday.

Doctor Sleep:

Dan Torrence (Ewan McGregor) is a struggling alcoholic who is still traumatized by the events he saw as a kid at the Overlook Hotel. As Torrence tries to find a peaceful existence in this world, he meets a teenager named Abra who shares his rare extrasensory gift of “the shine.” These two unlikely people team up to fight the True Knot, which is a cult that eats off the shine of innocence trying to become eternal.

Fans and movie critics on Rotten Tomatoes rate this movie differently. Moviegoers gave this fantasy film a 95 percent rating, which is 21 points higher than the movie critics score of 74. This Stephen King based movie came out Friday.

Playing with Fire:

Uptight fire superintendent Jake Carsen (John Cena) and his expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) rescue three siblings from an intruding wildfire. After saving the siblings and not being able to locate their parents, these elite firefighters have an even harder task to do: babysit them.

This comedy film has mixed reviews by Rotten Tomatoes movie critics or fans. Movie critics have scored this film at 24 percent. Fans, on the other hand, were a little bit more generous with their score 62 percent.

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Photo “Last Christmas” by Universal Pictures. 





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