The Film Yap reviews “Deepwater Horizon,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” and more!

Film Yap

Lots of movies to get to this weekend! So many, The Film Yap’s Christopher Lloyd says, “take your pick!”

Deepwater Horizon


The massive 2010 oil rig explosion gets turned into a teeth-clenching disaster flick starring Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell.”


Queen of Katwe


A sports underdog story from Disney with an exotic African backdrop, “Queen” tells the true tale of a girl who dreams of rising from the slums of Uganda to become a chess master.”


Author: The JT LeRoy Story 


This fascinating documentary looks at the story behind the “hoax” of a teenage literary sensation who turned out to not be a boy – or even a real person.”


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


Tim Burton’s latest kooky/spooky tale was not screened for critics. It’s about a secret school for super-powered kids.”


The Dressmaker


Kate Winslet plays a woman of high fashion who returns to her provincial Australian town and starts to make a ruckus with the amazing clothes she creates.”




Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig play small-town armored car guards who dream up a major cash heist in this goofy comedy.”


The Shallows


Blake Lively plays a surfer trying not to get munched by a shark on a lonely beach in this tense thriller. Stream It.”


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