There are impressive casts galore in this week's releases, which are sure to entertain. Most intriguing is the latest imagining of the classic tale of The Jungle Book ahead Andy Serkis' take on it in 2018.
The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale is brought to life once more under the direction of Jon Favreau. You know the drill: Mowgli, who was raised by wolves, must leave his home after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. He links up with a variety of jungle animals, learning valuable life lessons along the way.
In order to finish an assignment, the memories and skills of a deceased CIA agent are implanted into a convict who must work quickly to stop an international conspiracy theory. Criminal packs plenty of star power with Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Alice Eve, and Ryan Reynolds among the cast.
This one may make you think twice about culling your friend list, although probably not. A college student unfriends a girl and then finds herself haunted by a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing off her friends. Seems like a rational response, though we have to wonder why she befriended this mysterious person in the first place.
Eye in the Sky
Is it right to use drones against terrorists? What if innocent civilians are endangered by drone warfare? Those are questions raised by Eye in the Sky, as Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) sees her mission trigger an international dispute when an innocent girl enters the kill zone.