Reuniting with kin and friends only goes so far on Thanksgiving weekend. There is no safer haven from the eventual emerging family dysfunction than welcoming seats, a darkened room and a movie.
In the name of family peace, here’s our weekend movie guide to help make the right choice for every predicament or mood.
“Creed 2” (opening Nov. 21) manages to merge two worlds with returning boxing hero Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) as the trainer for the youthful Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). Major nostalgia points for bringing “Rocky IV” Russian nemesis Ivan Drago back, now as trainer to his brutal son, Viktor (Florian Munteanu). Yes, there is a training montage.
Thanksgiving is the gateway holiday to Christmas. So it’s time to starting hating the commercialism and mall music before finding the season’s true meaning with the ultimate seasonal spirit guide, Dr. Seuss’ Grinch. With Benedict Cumberbatch sneering as the infamous green Christmas-basher, it’s grumpy done right (even if he goes sensitive at the end).