Scarlett Johansson and Edward Norton go back in time in two new movies

Comedy and drama hit movie theaters this weekend

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The movies premiering in theaters this weekend are packed with drama and unexpected laughs. Movie reviewer Greg Russel sat down with Jason Carr to talk all about them.

JoJo Rabbit” stars Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Stephen Merchant. It is a coming-of-age movie about a young boy who is in an Adolf Hitler’s youth army. While World World II rages on, he soon discovers a secret his mother is hiding, causing many changes to happen around him. Greg said the movie is very different than it’s perceived appearance. He gives it four out of five reels. The movie is rated PG-13.

“Motherless Brooklyn” stars Edward Norton, Alex Baldwin, Willem Dafoe and Bruce Willis. The movie is set in the late 1950′s and follows Norton’s character, a private detective, who tries to find out who murdered his friend and mentor. Greg said the movie is perfect for awards season and believes this film noir will be in the running for a few statues. He gave it four out of five reels. The movie is rated R.

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