Paul MCGuire Grimes, creator of Paul’s Trip to the Movies, gives us his take on Spiderman, Stuber, and the third season of Stranger Things
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (in theaters)
Eight months have passed since the tragic events of Avengers: Endgame. Peter Parker aka Spider-Man just wants a little break. He’s looking forward to a class trip to Europe. He’s hoping to spend some quality time with MJ. If only it were that easy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A water monster and a man named Mysterio nearly destroy the city of Venice. Peter wrestles with the fact that his duties of being the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man can never take a vacation. Nick Fury (Jackson) quickly tracks him down putting him right back to work.
Is It Worth Your Trip to the Movies? No Marvel fatigue with this one.
RATING: 4 out of 5 TICKET STUBS
STUBER (in theaters)
Vic Manning has spent the last six months trying to track down a drug lord who killed his partner in action. He takes his job as a cop so seriously he blames himself for his partner’s death. His work has also had a lasting effect on the relationship with his daughter. He final gets the call regarding the whereabouts of this drug lord he’s tracing, but it happens to be the same done he gets Lasik surgery. His vision is blurry and can’t see to drive. He hops in an Uber and gets Stu who also takes his job seriously. He wants his five stars, but his crazy riders continue to lower his reviews. Vic won’t make it any easier on Stu dragging him all around town to capture his drug lord. Stu finds himself in way over his head.
Is It Worth Your Trip to the Movies? Cheap, lowbrow humor
RATING: 1 out of 5 TICKET STUBS
STRANGER THINGS SEASON 3 (streaming choice)
It’s the summer of 1985, and the residents of Hawkins are hoping for some relaxing time off to enjoy the weather and time away from school. Mike and Eleven are exploring their romantic feelings for each other, which frustrates Hopper who isn’t sure what to make of this knowing his adopted daughter is growing up way too fast. In the meantime, he’s spending more time with Joyce contemplating what’s best for them in Hawkins. Business is down at Joyce’s store as the new Starcourt Mall is all the rage and driving away customers from the smaller shops. Something else is afoot at the mall as Steve, Dustin, and newcomer Robin set out to find out who’s behind the Russian interference they hear. If it couldn’t get any worse, it does. Will Byers starts having premonitions that the evil of the Upside Down isn’t over. Even though the portal is closed, the Mind Flayer still lurks in Hawkins and has attached itself to a new host.
-The last episode is one of the best of the series. There are many cheer-worthy moments with a game-changing ending.