Is “Mother’s Day” worth celebrating? “Keanu” the cat’s meow? These and more Popcorn Bag movie reviews!

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The FOX 4 film critics say it will be a tough weekend for mothers. Watch the video above to find out why they thought "Mother's Day" was a miss. However, Russ and Shawn split on "Keanu." Russ thought it was a riot but Shawn thought it was 'terrible'. Plus, they cover "Papa: Hemingway in Cuba" and "Ratchet & Clank."



Open Road Films



Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Kansas City’s Jason Sudeikis star in Garry Marshall’s latest holiday comedy, “Mother’s Day.”



The humor is forced, the sentiment is artificial and the story is chock full of awkward stereotypes. But thanks to the cast, un-demanding audiences might find something to like in this extremely lightweight effort.


RUSS: 2 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 1 Popcorn Bag


2) KEANU (R)

Warner Brothers



Key & Peele’s first feature film together may be a one-joke affair…but it’s a very funny joke. Fans of the duo’s Comedy Central sketch show will love “Keanu,” a raunchy, irreverent satire.



There’s enough violence, drugs and foul language in this gleefully goofy romp to easily earn an R-rating, but the vibe is so sweet-natured, that almost inoffensive. This “Keanu” is one cool cat.


RUSS: 4 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 1 Popcorn Bag



Yari Film Group



It’s odd that a movie about one of the world’s greatest writers is so poorly written. “Papa: Hemmingway in Cuba” wastes a good cast and the stunning Cuban scenery on a colorless, cardboard portrait of the renowned novelist who battled writer’s block, depression and alcoholism in his final years. Papa deserves better.


RUSS: 2 Popcorn Bags



Focus Features


SHAWN: 2 Popcorn Bags



Motlys AS


Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg and Isabelle Huppert star in “Louder Than Bombs,” a thoughtful, well acted and profoundly sad look at how one family deals with grief after a tragic event. It’s smart, observant and involving, but never quite achieves the level of emotional devastation it was aiming for.


RUSS: 3 Popcorn Bags


Also opening this week, “The First Monday in May” is a documentary about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fashion show “China: Through the Looking Glass.”



Sixth Annual Middle of the Map Festival


-Four days of live music, movies and more

-Fred Armisen and Amiee Mann will be featured

-An eclectic lineup of over 25 films

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