Movie Minute: Sneak peek at ‘The Post,’ ‘The Commuter’ and ‘Paddington 2’

January 11, 2018

Movie Minute: Sneak peek at ‘The Post,’ ‘The Commuter’ and ‘Paddington 2’

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The marquee at your favorite cinema gets a little more crowded with the debut of the three films this weekend.

“The Post,” Steven Spielberg’s film about the Washington Post during the Vietnam era and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, has the pedigree and premise made for Oscar voters.

“The Commuter” is another one of those “one man against a bunch of bad guys” thrillers that Liam Neeson has come to be famous for at this stage of his career.

Finally, everybody’s favorite bear is back in the heartwarming sequel “Paddington 2.”

Learn more about the three films in the video, above.


Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Alison Brie, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon

Director: Steven Spielberg

Rated: PG-13

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

Google synopsis: Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.

Don’t miss: 10 reasons to watch ‘The Post’


Starring: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Rated: PG-13

Rotten Tomatoes: 65%

Google synopsis: Insurance salesman Michael is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding, and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for everyone on the train.


Starring: Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Ben Whishaw

Director: Paul King

Rated: PG

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

Google synopsis: Settled in with the Brown family, Paddington the bear is a popular member of the community who spreads joy and marmalade wherever he goes. One fine day, he spots a pop-up book in an antique shop -- the perfect present for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday. When a thief steals the prized book, Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit before Aunt Lucy’s big celebration.