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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Movies: Fantastic Beasts, Crimes of the Grindalwald & Instant Family

Aloha Everyone,

Pre-Thanksgiving movies opened this week and J.J. and I went to watched 2 of them, one each on Friday and Saturday at Century 18 Sam’s Town theaters.

J.J. requested for senior price which was $5 per person. We noticed that senior rates varies from state to state and sometime even from city to city. We’ve paid as much as $14 per ticket for a weekday matinee showing in Torrance.

J.J. is not a big Harry Potter fan nor fantasy genre films. He appreciated the special effects of the Fantastic Beasts but basically he went to keep my company :-). I enjoyed the film and besides our granddaughter and I will have lots to talk about the next time we see each other.

Instant Family is a story about a couple taking in 3 siblings as foster parents and the joy and frustration that accompanied the process. The story is based on director and co-writer Sean Anders' own experience of adopting three siblings. Isabella Moner, a young 17-years old up and coming actress’s portrayal of the oldest of the 3 siblings, Lizzie, is impressive and skillful. Moner’s acting is joy to watch as she sensitively balances comedy and drama. It is a “feel good” wholesome family movie which is often missing in today’s film selections.

Aloha -- Cathi