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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
A QUIET PLACE PART II
ANOTHER ROUND
BINGEABLE: 100 FOOT WAVE (2021)
BINGEABLE: ABBOTT ELEMENTARY (2021-present)
BINGEABLE: ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL (2022)
BINGEABLE: BARRY (2018-present)
BINGEABLE: CASTLEVANIA (2017-2021)
BINGEABLE: CHEER (2020-present)
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG (2016-2019)
BINGEABLE: INVENTING ANNA (2022)
BINGEABLE: JOE PICKETT (2021)
BINGEABLE: KUNG FU (2021)
BINGEABLE: LIFE & BETH (2022)
BINGEABLE: MAID (2021)
BINGEABLE: MIDNIGHT MASS (2021)
BINGEABLE: MINX (2022)
BINGEABLE: ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING (2021)
BINGEABLE: PIECES OF HER (2022)
BINGEABLE: SLOW HORSES (2022)
BINGEABLE: SQUID GAME (2021)
BINGEABLE: STATION ELEVEN (2021)
BINGEABLE: SWEET TOOTH
BINGEABLE: TELL ME YOUR SECRETS (2021)
BINGEABLE: THE BABY (2022)
BINGEABLE: THE BEAR (2022)
BINGEABLE: THE GREAT (2020-present)
BINGEABLE: THE OLD MAN (2022)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: COWBOY BEBOP (1998)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE CAT RETURNS (2002)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE MATRIX (1999)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE PRESTIGE (2006)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE SHOOTING (1966)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: WILD AT HEART (1990)
C’MON C’MON
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
ELVIS
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
GUILTY PLEASURE: VAMPIRES (1998)
GUILTY PLEASURES: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE
GUILTY PLEASURES: JOLT
GUILTY PLEASURES: MORBIUS (2022)
HAVE A GOOD TRIP: ADVENTURES IN PSYCHEDELICS
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM (1996)
I CARE A LOT
I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS
JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION
LICORICE PIZZA
LIGHTYEAR
NEW FLICKS: ANTLERS
NEW FLICKS: ARMY OF THIEVES
NEW FLICKS: BULLET TRAIN
NEW FLICKS: CRUELLA
NEW FLICKS: DON’T LOOK UP
NEW FLICKS: FINCH
NEW FLICKS: FRESH
NEW FLICKS: GEORGE CARLIN’S AMERICAN DREAM (2022)
NEW FLICKS: HUSTLE
NEW FLICKS: I WANT YOU BACK
NEW FLICKS: KATE
NEW FLICKS: PREY
NEW FLICKS: RED NOTICE
NEW FLICKS: THE GRAY MAN
NEW FLICKS: THE NORTHMAN
NEW FLICKS: VIVARIUM
NEW FLICKS: WATERMAN (2021)
NINE DAYS
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS (2021)
NOPE
PIG
SOUL
THE ADAM PROJECT
THE BATMAN
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM (2019)
THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS
THE NEW MUTANTS
THE PAPER TIGERS
THE SUNLIT NIGHT
THE TENDER BAR
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT
THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER
TOP GUN: MAVERICK
TV REVIEW: BATES MOTEL
TV REVIEW: DEFENDING JACOB
TV REVIEW: EXTERMINATE ALL THE BRUTES (2021)
TV REVIEW: HOMECOMING
TV REVIEW: HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON
TV REVIEW: I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE
TV REVIEW: I MAY DESTROY YOU
TV REVIEW: LENOX HILL
TV REVIEW: LITTLE AMERICA
TV REVIEW: MARE OF EASTTOWN
TV REVIEW: MRS. AMERICA
TV REVIEW: ONE MISSISSIPPI
TV REVIEW: PAINTING WITH JOHN (2021)
TV REVIEW: RAMY
TV REVIEW: RUN
TV REVIEW: SPACE FORCE
TV REVIEW: TED LASSO (2020-present)
TV REVIEW: THE BOYS
TV REVIEW: THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD
TV REVIEW: THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT
TV REVIEW: THE LAST KINGDOM
TV REVIEW: THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL
TV REVIEW: THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA
TV REVIEW: THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
TV REVIEW: UNDONE
TV REVIEW: WARRIOR
TV REVIEW: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
TV REVIEW: ZEROZEROZERO
UNDERRATED: BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
UNDERRATED: THE KINGDOM (2007)

‘DC League of Super-Pets’ is funny and family friendly

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS

PHOTO BY , COURTESY OF WARNER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, DC ENTERTAINMENT, AND SEVEN BUCK PRODUCTIONS

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS


Where is it playing?: Regal Edwards RPX Santa Maria, Movies Lompoc, Regal Edwards Arroyo Grande

What's it rated?: PG

What's it worth?: $Full price (Anna Starkey)

What's it worth?: $Full price (Acacia Newman)

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

Editor’s note: Glen Starkey stepped aside this week so that 8-year-old Acacia Newman of Cayucos could bring a kid’s perspective to this animated family film in this Sun Screen review with Anna Starkey.

Co-directors Jared Stern and Sam Levine helm this script by Stern and co-writer John Whittington about inseparable best friends Krypto the Super-Dog (Dwayne Johnson) and Superman (John Krasinski), who fight crime side-by-side in Metropolis … until the unthinkable happens and Superman is kidnapped, forcing Krypto to master his own powers if he hopes to rescue his best friend. (106 min.) 

Anna: We meet quite a cast of characters in DC League of Super Pets. Krypto the Super-Dog is the star of the show, but he’s soon joined by a cast of characters who are newly endowed with powers of their own. There’s Ace (Kevin Hart), a dog given super strength; PB the pig (Vanessa Bayer), who can shrink and grow in size; Merton (Natasha Lyonne), the super speedy turtle; and Chip (Diego Luna), an adorable squirrel who can conjure lightning. When Krypto loses his superpowers, this band of misfits team up with him to save Superman and stop the evil Lulu (Kate McKinnon), a hairless guinea pig whose devotion to Lex Luthor (Marc Maron) and psychokinesis powers have her gunning to take over the world. There are a lot of great characters and superpowers in this movie. Do you have any favorites?

Acacia: I definitely like PB the pig the best out of all the super pets. She’s really funny and so obsessed with Wonder Woman. She even has duct tape rolls on her wrists like Wonder Woman’s bracelets. But for superpowers, I think I would probably want to have Lulu the guinea pig’s abilities. You wouldn’t have to use them for evil, you could use them to summon your cereal bowl or if you were lying in bed and thought, “Ooh, I want some chocolate,” you could make it come to you without having to get up. That would be pretty cool. I also really liked the squirrel’s lightning hands.

Anna: Those powers would definitely come in handy! I thought that all of the voice actors did a great job—they definitely got a lot of funny people to take part in this movie. When things start to go awry, we see other superheroes like Batman (Keanu Reeves), Wonder Woman (Jameela Jamil), The Flash (John Early), Aquaman (Jemaine Clement), and The Green Lantern (Dascha Polanco) join in to try and defeat Luthor and Lulu. I’m not sure how familiar you are with the Superman movies or comics, but do you think the movie was easy enough to follow if someone didn’t know the backstory?

Acacia: I’ve seen the Superman movies, at least Superman I, II, III, & IV, so I know the characters. I do think they did a pretty good job of explaining who everyone is though. You could tell right away who the good guys are and that Lex Luthor wasn’t one. I thought all the voice acting was good, too. I really liked the actress who was PB, and the one who voiced Lulu was also really funny.

Anna: This movie is rated PG. I noticed there were a couple of times where they had bleeped out curse words and there were a couple of moments that may be a little scary for younger kids. What do you think is a good age range for this movie?

Acacia: I think that a little younger than my age, maybe like 6 or older, would probably like it and wouldn’t be too scared. It depends on the kid and what kind of movies they’ve watched before. The bleep-outs were pretty funny though because it was when the turtle ran super fast and ended up somewhere and was like, “Where the bleep am I?”

Anna: That definitely made me laugh. The end of the movie kind of surprised me; how about you?

Acacia: I was kind of surprised at first, but then I realized they needed a way to bring all the super pets back together, so I knew there had to be something else that happened. I did like that the super pets got paired up with superheroes at the end, and they all ended up happy.

Special contributor Acacia Newman and freelancer Anna Starkey wrote Sun Screen this week. New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey compiles listings. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.










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