While we're still waiting for some of 2018's most critically acclaimed films to open in this part of the Inland Northwest ("If Beale Street Could Talk," "Cold War," "Shoplifters," "Burning," et al), the new year continues to offer popular entertainment — even if all of them seem a bit derivative.
According to the national-release schedule, three films will open on Friday:
"A Dog's Way Home": Following in the tradition of "Lassie Come Home" and "The Incredible Journey," this canine melodrama focuses on a dog that loses its way and has to travel some 400 miles to get back home. Arf, arf!
Anyway, that's all for the moment. I'll update when the area theaters finalize their bookings.