New Movies In Theaters (12/14)

14 December, 2018 at 7:14 am

“Once Upon a Deadpool” (PG-13)

Fred Savage joins Ryan Reynolds for a PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2”. They’ve cut out the R-rated profanity, graphic violence, and sexually explicit material so it’s, quote, “filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.” But it still really pushes the edge.
The new scenes with Fred pay homage to his “Princess Bride” days, with the action repeatedly cutting back to the bedroom as Deadpool reads to him. Except in this case, Ryan’s kidnapped Fred and tied him to the bed to force him to listen to the story.
If you’d like “spoilers” for what’s been cut from the R-rated version to accommodate its gentler PG-13 rating, there’s a detailed breakdown of every change online.
The [Eff] Cancer charity gets $1 of every ticket sold between now and Christmas, but in the spirit of this new rating, their F-bomb was temporarily changed to Fudge Cancer.

“The Mule” (R)

Clint Eastwood is hurting for cash and takes a driving job before he realizes he’s now a drug mule for a Mexican cartel. And he becomes their best runner, since no one suspects an old man of being a drug smuggler.
Bradley Cooper and Michael Pena are the DEA agents chasing him.
The rest of the cast includes Alison Eastwood as Clint’s long-neglected daughter, Taissa Farmiga as his granddaughter, Laurence Fishburne as the head of the DEA team hunting the cartel, and Andy Garcia as the cartel boss.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (PG)

Shameik Moore plays Miles Morales, a kid who becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and then somehow crosses paths with more spider-heroes from other dimensions. Jake Johnson from “New Girl” is the Peter Parker Spider-Man who mentors him.
The other heroes include Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen, John Mulaney as the talking pig Spider-Ham, and Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir, a darker version of Spidey in a hat whose costume is based on a World War I airman’s uniform.
Spider-Man Noir is from a gritty universe where he’s lived through the Great Depression. So they wrote a lot of 1930s slang for him and had Nic Cage channel performances of Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney for his lines.
In fact, the writers had so much fun with it, they wrote a whole bunch of EXTRA lines just to get a kick out of hearing Nic Cage say weird phrases like “turtle-slapper” and “biscuit boxer” . . . even if most of them wouldn’t make the final cut of the movie.

“Mortal Engines” (PG-13)

An apocalyptic movie set in a future where major cities are now armored vehicles and “London” is a predator that attacks the smaller cities for their resources.
It stars a cast of mostly unknowns, with an Icelandic actress named Hera Hilmar as a girl trying to avenge her mother’s murder and Hugo Weaving as the bad guy.

New in Theaters (12/7)

7 December, 2018 at 7:32 am

“Mary Queen of Scots” (R) (Limited)
Saoirse Ronan is Mary Stuart, the Queen of the North. She was married to the King of France at 16. But instead of being forced into another political marriage after his death, she chose to return to Scotland to reclaim her throne.
Unfortunately, that puts her at odds with her cousin Elizabeth, the Queen of England, who saw her as a threat and rival to her own throne. She’s played by Margot Robbie.
See, Catholics disputed the legitimacy of Elizabeth’s claim to the British throne because of the way her dad, Henry VIII, ditched his first wife to sinfully marry Elizabeth’s mom.
And since Mary’s grandmother was Henry’s sister, Margaret Tudor, that would have given her a stronger claim to the British throne if Henry’s descendants were illegitimate.

“Vox Lux” (R) (Limited)
Raffey Cassidy survives a high school shooting and becomes a national celebrity by singing at a memorial service. Natalie Portman plays her older self, a bitter popstar trying to revive her career after a scandal. Jude Law plays her manager.

“Ben is Back” (R) (Limited)
Lucas Hedges plays a drug addict who leaves rehab and returns home unexpectedly on Christmas Eve. Julia Roberts plays his mom, who spends the next 24 hours fighting to prove he’s worth saving, and to keep him safe as his past catches up to him.
Kathryn Newton plays his sister. She and Lucas also played brother and sister in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. She was his murdered sister Angela. Courtney B. Vance is their stepdad in this one.

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