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Movie Review- Justice League, Wonder, The Star

Luke Hickman from TheReelPlace.com joins us to talk new movies out this weekend including “Justice League”, “Wonder” and “The Star”!

Listen to “Movie Review- Justice League, Wonder, The Star” on Spreaker.

Justice League  (PG-13)

“Justice League” picks up shortly after Superman’s sacrifice, with Batman and Wonder Woman recruiting a team to deal with an impending alien invasion . . . using the stolen files Lex Luthor had been keeping on metahumans.

Joining Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot are Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and a guy named Ray Fisher as Cyborg.   As for the supporting cast, Amy Adams returns as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons is Alfred, J.K. Simmons is Commissioner Gordon, and Henry Cavill returns as you know who.

Justice League” features two post-credits scenes.  In the middle of the credits there’s a race between two heroes, and after the credits is a villain teaser with Lex Luthor and Deathstroke . . . who are played by Jesse Eisenberg and Joe Manganiello.

Rotten Tomatoes finally got around to revealing their score for “Justice League” yesterday.  The movie had a 43% during a web show reveal, but dropped to 37% as of last night.

Wonder  (PG)

Jacob Tremblay plays Auggie Pullman . . . a kid with a rare facial deformity, who gets bullied when he finally enters public school for the first time.  He’d been home schooled until the fifth grade because he was always recovering from one of his 27 surgeries.

Julia Roberts and Woody Harrelson play his parents.  Daveed Diggs from “Hamilton” is his inspirational first teacher, and Mandy Patinkin is the school principal, Mr. Tushman.

Author R.J. Palacio wrote the book after an incident outside an ice cream shop where her three-year-old broke into tears at the sight of a little girl’s facial differences.  In her panic to spare the girl’s feelings she only made the situation worse, and felt guilty about it all day.

The Star  (PG)

An animated movie about the first Christmas, told from the perspective of the animals who witnessed Jesus’ birth.  It stars Steven Yeun from “The Walking Dead” as the donkey Mary rides to Bethlehem.  Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi are Mary and Joseph.

Keegan-Michael Key and “SNL’s” Aidy Bryant are the donkey’s best friends.  OprahTracy Morgan, and Tyler Perry are the camels the three Wise Men ride.

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  • Jon Watkins

    For the past 15 years, Jon has been waking you up doing morning radio here in Utah! Originally from Long Beach, California, Jon spends his time driving his kids from sports to birthday parties, blotting the grease off his pizza and complaining about how cold the winter is. Jon and his wife Jenn love to travel and even do a travel podcast together called, “Our Savings Starts Tomorrow.” If you ever see Jon out and about, make sure to say hi! He’s desperate for attention

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