See or Skip? Your Weekend Movie Preview

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — If you’re planning on heading to the movies this weekend, you’ll want to be sure that ticket is worth the price of admission. That’s why CT Style Reporter Meghan Yost asked teenage film critic “Lights, Camera, Jackson” (aka Jackson Murphy) to weigh in on which new releases to see and which ones to skip.

The first movie Murphy reviewed is “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” starring Eddie Redmayne. The highly anticipated spin-off from the Harry Potter series is directed by David Yates. Potter author J.K. Rowling gave her first whirl at screenwriting for the film.

The second big release this weekend is “Bleed For This,” based on the true story of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a Providence boxer who beat all odds after surviving a near-fatal car crash. Pazienza is played by Miles Teller.

The last release Murphy weighs in on is “The Edge of Seventeen,” a coming-of-age film about a high school student who is trying to find herself. Hailee Steinfeld plays the part of the teenager, while Woody Harrelson portrays her teacher, and Kyra Sedgwick plays her mother.

For Murphy’s take on which films to see and which ones to skip, watch the video above. For more about the film critic, visit

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