Movies this Wknd-The Grinch, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Overlord

THE GRINCH (Animated)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

WHO'S IN IT? Voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson, Pharrell Williams, Cameron Seely

TRIVIA:

  • This is Benedict Cumberbatch's second animated film after 2014's Penguins of Madagascar.
  • This is the third Dr. Seuss animated movie, following Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and The Lorax (2012).
  • Universal also released a live-action Grinch movie, starring Jim Carrey, in 2000. 
 

THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB: A NEW DRAGON TATTOO STORY (Thriller)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber criminals and corrupt government officials.

WHO'S IN IT? Claire Foy, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the fourth novel in the Millennium series. This is the first novel in the series not written by the series' creator, Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004.
  • Director David Fincher and stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara did not return for this followup to 2011's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
  • Claire Foy starred in the Netflix series The Crown.
 

OVERLORD (Horror)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D-Day, who must battle the monsters created by a secret Nazi experiment.

WHO'S IN IT? Wyatt Russell, John Magaro, Jovan Adepo, Pilou Asbæk, Bokeem Woodbine

TRIVIA:

  • Wyatt Russell is the son of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
  • Rumor has it the movie is part of the Cloverfield universe, but producer J.J. Abrams has denied that.
  • Director Julius Avery is attached to helm the upcoming Flash Gordon movie.
 
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