Hit flicks to check out after the storm


Hurricane Harvey has swept through parts of the Coastal Bend and left people shaken. With most of the power restored, many people want to go out and get their mind off the aftermath of the storm. These five films, now in theaters, will help audiences have a great time at the movies again.


Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman star in this action-comedy, which has had audiences buzzing since its release. Reynolds portrays a Triple-A bodyguard who’s fallen from grace and gets tasked to protect a deadly hitman (Jackson) who must testify against a ruthless dictator. With fun action sequences and the contagious chemistry between Reynolds and Jackson, this thrill ride shouldn’t be missed.


The possessed doll from “The Conjuring” returns with a brand new prequel explaining how this evil entity was created. When a couple take in a nun and six orphaned girls, one of the girls finds a doll and soon discovers it has a lot more than just an innocent look. After the bad reception from the first film released in 2014, “Lights Out” director David F. Sandberg breathes life into the series, making this one horror film you don’t want to miss while improving on its predecessor.


Director Steven Soderbergh returns after a long hiatus and shows what he does best making a film that’s like “Ocean’s Eleven,” but with rednecks. Channing Tatum and Adam Driver portray two brothers who plan to rob a NASCAR match where all the bets are placed, pulling off the greatest heist of their lives. Daniel Craig trades in his “Double-O” agent status for a redneck accent and is set to steal the show along with a star studded cast, making this one film worth checking out.


Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen stray away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to bring us an intense murder mystery film. When a dead body of an 18-year-old girl is discovered on an American Indian reservation, a wildlife officer (Renner) teams up with an FBI agent (Olsen) to find out who done it. But as they venture out, they soon find out their lives are at stake while trying to solve the case. Taylor Sheridan, the writer of films such as “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water,” makes his directorial debut. With an intense plot and two strong actors, this film helps get Oscar season started up right before the fall.


Stephen King’s famous horror story gets remade and promises to be scarier than the 1990 TV mini-series. Bill Skarsgard steps into the role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, originally portrayed by Tim Curry, and has already made a strong impression in previews. Director Andy Muschietti makes it clear that this remake will be a lot darker and more disturbing than the original. With this being part one in the series and the next film being when the “Loser’s Club” are adults, this new remake promises audiences that “you’ll float too.”

Jonathan Garcia

Jonathan Garcia is the Entertainment editor for the Del Mar College Foghorn. He has been with the Foghorn since 2012 as one of the paper’s entertainment writers. He is currently a journalism major but after receiving his degree, Jonathan hopes to become a critic for movies and video games due to his incredible passion for both. You can reach Jonathan at jgarcia@foghornnews.com or follow him on Twitter @jonathan10894.

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