See or Skip? ‘The Commuter,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘The Post’

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — There are a few new releases out this weekend but, of course, before you buy that ticket, it’s a good idea to know which ones are worth seeing.

‘The Commuter’

This weekend’s first big release is the action flick ‘The Commuter.’

“Liam Neeson plays a commuter on a train and he meets a mysterious woman played by Vera Farmiga who asks him to do just this one little thing,” explained Film Critic Jackson Murphy, also known as “Lights Camera Jackson.”

The trailer leaves the plot deliberately vague.

“I think that’s the goal with these kind of movies is you don’t want to know too much going in because you want to be genuinely in the mystery and the suspense of the story,” Murphy said.

‘Paddington 2’

Next up is a movie for the whole family, ‘Paddington 2,’ a follow up to the 2014 film about the lovable, iconic bear.

“He’s got to find the perfect gift for his aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, but then when that gift goes missing, he’s got to go on a quest to get it,” Murphy said of the plot.

The film was released late last year in the United Kingdom.

“The critics who saw it, the audiences who have seen it, say it’s not just as good as the first Paddington movie, but even better,” Murphy said.

‘The Post’

Saving Murphy’s best for last is ‘The Post,’ based on the true story about the Pentagon Papers, leaked to the press in the 70s, revealing government secrets about the Vietnam War.

“Very intense storyline, even if you already know the outcome of this story,” Murphy said of the film.

‘The Post’ stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks and is directed by Steven Spielberg.

“This is one of my favorite Spielberg movies of all time,” Murphy said. “It’s gripping; it’s intense; it’s sometimes funny.”

So should you see these three releases or skip them? To find out what Murphy thinks (if you haven’t already guessed), watch the video above.

For more movie reviews from Murphy, visit

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