The Film Yap reviews “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Film Yap

Wondering what to watch this weekend? The Film Yap’s Christopher Lloyd breaks down the movie scene for us!

• Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Eddie Redmayne stars as a ditzy “magizoologist” in this prequel to the Harry Potter movies that has lots of imagination and no place to put it.”


• The Edge of Seventeen


A smarter and keener look at teenage years than we’ve seen in awhile, with Hailee Steinfeld playing a social outcast whose world falls apart when her only friend starts dating her brother. With Woody Harrelson.”


• Bleed for This


Miles Teller stars in the true story of boxer Vinny Paz, who stepped back into the ring despite a near-fatal car crash that left him with a broken neck doctors said couldn’t withstand another punch.”


• Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk


Ang Lee directed this war story of an Iraq war veteran who experiences flashbacks to traumatic experiences while being honored at a football game. Starring Joe Alwyn.”


• Loving


Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton star in this biopic of a black woman and white man whose marriage in 1950s Virginia led to a watershed decision by the Supreme Court.”


• The Handmaiden


This Japanese historical drama follows a woman hired as handmaiden to an heiress who becomes embroiled in the family’s many intrigues. Directed by Chan-wood Park.”


• Finding Dory – Stream It


A warmhearted sequel to the beloved fish tale that doesn’t match the original, but reminds us why we adore it so much. Stream It.”


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