New Movies In Theaters (12/15)

15 December, 2017 at 7:10 am

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (PG-13)

The second movie in the new trilogy is two and a half hours long and picks up with Rey (Daisy Ridley) having used the restored map to track down Luke in his self-imposed exile and ask him to train her. But he’s not as receptive to the idea after seeing her raw power.
Meanwhile, followers of the Empire who call themselves the First Order are chasing the remnants of the Resistance fleet that’s led by Princess Leia. So Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac) take on a mission to try to disable the tracking device.
Benicio Del Toro joins the cast as a codebreaker Finn recruits on a casino planet. Laura Dern is Leia’s second in command and potential successor. And Andy Serkis does the voice and motion capture for Kylo Ren’s master, Supreme Leader Snoke.
Obviously, a lot of the movie focuses on Luke (Mark Hamill) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) and the knowledge that her son turned to the Dark Side and became Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).

“Ferdinand” (PG)

John Cena is Ferdinand in an animated movie based on the classic 1936 children’s book. For anyone who’s forgotten their childhood, it’s about a gentle bull who refuses to change his peaceful ways when he’s captured and sent to fight in a bullfighting ring in Spain.
Kate McKinnon is the “calming goat,” a goat people pair with bulls to keep them calm. The rest of the voice cast includes Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, and Gabriel Iglesias as hedgehogs, and Peyton Manning and Anthony Anderson as some of the other bulls.

New In Theaters (12/1)

1 December, 2017 at 7:20 am

“The Disaster Artist” (R) (Limited)

James Franco directs and stars in a comedy about one of the worst movies ever made. He plays Tommy Wiseau, a guy with a thick European accent who wrote, directed, starred in, and spent millions bankrolling the 2003 cult classic “The Room”.
His brother Dave Franco is his co-star, and Seth Rogen plays the script supervisor. Josh Hutcherson and Zac Efron also have cameos in it.

“Love Beats Rhymes” (R) (Limited)

RZA directs Azealia Banks in her acting debut. She plays a rapper who takes a poetry class where she’s challenged to find some real meaning in her lyrics by moving from rap clubs to poetry slams. Jill Scott plays her teacher.
Method Man, Common, and Hana Mae Lee from the “Pitch Perfect” movies are also in it.

Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” (PG-13) (Limited)

Justin Timberlake plays a lifeguard working the beach at Coney Island in the 1950s. And Jim Belushi is a carousel operator whose estranged daughter asks him to help her hide from the mob. Kate Winslet is Belushi’s wife, and Juno Temple is his daughter.

“The Tribes of Palos Verdes” (R) Trailer (Limited)

Maika Monroe turns to surfing as a way to cope with her life after her parents’ marriage falls apart when they move to a rich California neighborhood. Jennifer Garner and Justin Kirk from “Weeds” play her parents.

“24 Hours to Live” (R) In L.A. and New York only.

Ethan Hawke is brought back to life by an experimental procedure after a mission goes wrong. He has 24 hours to find the people who betrayed him before his body shuts down.
Liam Cunningham from “Game of Thrones” is his old employer, who sends hit squads after Ethan to keep him from taking down the agency.

“The Shape of Water” (R) New York only. It hits L.A. next week.

Sally Hawkins plays a mute cleaning lady working at a top secret government facility in the ’60s. She befriends an amphibious humanoid creature and decides to help it escape when she finds out they’re planning to kill it. Octavia Spencer plays her best friend.
It’s directed by Guillermo Del Toro. The creature is played by Doug Jones, the guy who played the Silver Surfer in one of the old “Fantastic Four” movies. Doug also worked with Guillermo on “Pan’s Labyrinth”. He played both the Faun and the Pale Man.

New Movies In Theaters (11/17)

17 November, 2017 at 7:18 am

“Justice League” (PG-13)

Hard core fans will tell you that this weekend is the 25th anniversary of “Superman” issue #75. That’s the 1992 comic book where Superman fought Doomsday to the death . . . which essentially got turned into the secret underlying plot for last year’s “Batman v Superman”.
“Justice League” picks up shortly after Superman’s sacrifice, with Batman and Wonder Woman recruiting a team to deal with an impending alien invasion . . . using the stolen files Lex Luthor had been keeping on metahumans.
Joining Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot are Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and a guy named Ray Fisher as Cyborg.
As for the supporting cast, Amy Adams returns as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons is Alfred, J.K. Simmons is Commissioner Gordon, and Henry Cavill returns as you know who.
“Justice League” features two post-credits scenes. In the middle of the credits there’s a race between two heroes, and after the credits is a villain teaser between Lex Luthor and Deathstroke . . . who are played by Jesse Eisenberg and Joe Manganiello.
You may remember that director Zack Snyder suffered a personal tragedy during filming. His daughter Autumn took her own life in March, and Zack stepped down to be with family. “Avengers” director Joss Whedon finished the final scenes and post-production.

“Wonder” (PG)

Jacob Tremblay plays Auggie Pullman . . . a kid with a rare facial deformity, who gets bullied when he finally enters public school for the first time. He’d been home schooled until the fifth grade because he was always recovering from one of his 27 surgeries.
Julia Roberts and Woody Harrelson play his parents. Daveed Diggs from “Hamilton” is his inspirational first teacher, and Mandy Patinkin is the school principal, Mr. Tushman.
Author R.J. Palacio wrote the book after an incident outside an ice cream shop where her three-year-old broke into tears at the sight of a little girl’s facial differences. In her panic to spare the girl’s feelings she only made the situation worse, and felt guilty about it all day.
Since she was disappointed in herself as a mom for not teaching her kids better, she started writing “Wonder” that same night. She took the title from a Natalie Merchant song.

“The Star” (PG)

An animated movie about the first Christmas, told from the perspective of the animals who witnessed Jesus’ birth. It stars Steven Yeun from “The Walking Dead” as the donkey Mary rides to Bethlehem. Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi are Mary and Joseph.
Keegan-Michael Key and “SNL’s” Aidy Bryant are the donkey’s best friends. Oprah, Tracy Morgan, and Tyler Perry are the camels the three Wise Men ride.
Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, and Patricia Heaton are the other animals in the stable where Jesus is born. It includes music from Mariah Carey and Fifth Harmony.

New Movies In Theaters (11/10)

10 November, 2017 at 7:10 am

“Daddy’s Home 2” (PG-13)

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are back as Dusty and Brad. They’re finally getting along, but their new ‘co-dad’ relationship is put to the test when their dads come to visit. Mel Gibson is Dusty’s aggressive dad, and John Lithgow is Brad’s ‘kiss on the lips’ daddy.
They rent a cabin for the holidays, where Brad tries to cut down a Christmas tree and takes out a cell tower instead. Linda Cardellini and Alessandra Ambrosio are back as Brad and Dusty’s wives, and John Cena returns as the father of Marky Mark’s stepdaughter.

“Murder on the Orient Express” (PG-13)

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery. He plays Hercule Poirot, a detective trying to figure out which of the passengers aboard a luxury train killed a notorious gangster during an overnight trip to Istanbul in the early 1900s.
Johnny Depp is the victim, and the suspects are Penelope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, “Hamilton’s” Leslie Odom Jr., and “Star Wars” minx Daisy Ridley.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (R) (Limited)

Frances McDormand goes to extremes to shame the cops for not solving her daughter’s murder. Woody Harrelson is the sheriff and Sam Rockwell is his racist deputy.
She starts by provoking him with billboards that read . . .. . . “Raped while dying”, “And still no arrests”, and “How Come, Chief Willloughby?” And things get violently out of control as she continues lashing, out only to be harassed by the deputy and other townsfolk.

New Movies In Theaters (11/3)

3 November, 2017 at 6:17 am

“Thor: Ragnarok” (PG-13)

Cate Blanchett is Hela, the Goddess of Death, who invades Asgard and tries to kill Thor. She nearly succeeds but he gets away with Loki’s help.
They’re separated during their escape and Thor ends up on a planet where he’s captured and forced to fight the Hulk in an arena. Jeff Goldblum is the guy in charge of the arena.
Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo are back as Loki and the Hulk, and Tessa Thompson from “Creed” and “Dear White People” is a Valkyrie warrior who joins the fight for Asgard.
Anthony Hopkins returns briefly as Odin, Benedict Cumberbatch has a cameo as Dr. Strange, and Idris Elba is also back in a much larger role as Heimdall.

“A Bad Moms Christmas” (R) (Opened Wednesday)

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn’s plans for a relaxed holiday are canceled when their own moms visit unexpectedly. Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, and Susan Sarandon are their moms, and Justin Hartley from “This Is Us” plays a Santa stripper.

“LBJ” (R)

Woody Harrelson plays President Lyndon Johnson in a movie about his career and the days following the JFK assassination as he commits to making Kennedy’s vision a reality by pushing through the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It’s directed by Rob Reiner.
Jeffrey Donovan from “Burn Notice” is JFK, and Jennifer Jason Leigh plays LBJ’s wife, Lady Bird Johnson. Bill Pullman, C. Thomas Howell, and Richard Jenkins are also in it.

“Last Flag Flying” (R)

Steve Carell plays a former medic who asks two of the Marines he served with in Vietnam to take a trip with him to bury his son, who was killed in the Iraq War. Then he extends the trip when he decides to bring the body home instead of laying him to rest at Arlington.
Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne are the friends helping him come to terms with his loss and what they all experienced back in the war.

New Movies In Theaters (10/27)

27 October, 2017 at 6:09 am

“Jigsaw” (R)

The eighth “Saw” movie takes place 10 years after Jigsaw’s death. A series of new murders have the police convinced there’s a copycat killer since the bodies have the same signs as Jigsaw’s victims. Callum Keith Rennie from “Battlestar Galactica” is the lead detective.
Tobin Bell returns as Jigsaw, and Laura Vandervoot from “Bitten” and “Smallville” is one of five victims he’s got trapped in a barn.

“Suburbicon” (R)

It’s a crime comedy written by the Coen Brothers and directed by George Clooney. The critics can’t stand it, in part because of a subplot involving a black family unfairly harassed after moving into a racist white neighborhood in the 1950s.
Matt Damon puts his family at risk by getting mixed up with the mob, which leads to his wife’s death. Then her twin sister moves in to take her place, Matt kills a guy who comes after his kid, and an insurance investigator gets suspicious about the whole mess.
Julianne Moore plays the wife and her twin. And Oscar Isaac is the insurance investigator.

“Thank You for Your Service” (R)

Miles Teller is a veteran trying to reintegrate himself back into society after serving in Iraq, while helping other members of his unit who are struggling with PTSD and other issues. Haley Bennett, Amy Schumer, and Keisha Castle-Hughes are also in it.
It’s directed by Jason Hall, the guy who wrote the screenplay for “American Sniper”.

New Movies In Theaters (10/20)

20 October, 2017 at 6:36 am

“Only the Brave” (PG-13)

It’s the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite Arizona firefighters who fought one of the deadliest wildfires in recent history . . . the 2013 Yarnell Hill fire.
Most of them lost their lives to it and the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park is dedicated to their sacrifice. It features a seven mile trail leading to the Fatality Site where they made their final stand. There was only one survivor out of their 20 man crew.
The movie stars Josh Brolin, Taylor Kitsch, and Jeff Bridges as some of the fallen heroes, and Miles Teller as the only Hotshot who made it out alive.
Jennifer Connelly and Andie MacDowell are also in it.

“Geostorm” (PG-13)

After too many natural disasters, future world leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites that control the world’s weather. But then something goes wrong and the system creates a series of storms across the planet that could destroy all of humanity.
Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess are the scientists trying to figure out if the satellites have been sabotaged, Abbie Cornish is the secret service agent they convince to help them get to the President for his satellite kill codes, and Andy Garcia is the President.

“Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” (PG-13)

Madea, Bam and Hattie are worried about her grandniece Tiffany so they follow her to a frat party at a haunted campground where 14 kids were once murdered. Then they all freak out as they run into ghosts and a guy with a mask and a chainsaw.
Tyler Perry plays Madea, Tiffany’s father Brian, and Uncle Joe.
Diamond White is Tiffany, and the movie also includes cameos by UFC gorilla Tito Ortiz and singer / twerker Lexy Panterra.

“The Snowman” (R)

Michael Fassbender is a detective hunting a serial killer who’s suddenly active again and taunting the police to catch him. The killer dismembers his victims and leaves a snowman as his calling card . . . sometimes with a decapitated human head as the snowman’s head.
Rebecca Ferguson plays his new partner. Val Kilmer and J.K. Simmons are also in it.

“Same Kind of Different As Me” (PG-13)

Greg Kinnear plays a guy who befriends a homeless man to try to save his troubled marriage after his wife starts having dreams about “a poor wise man who changes the city.”
It’s based on a true story and stars Renee Zellweger as his wife, and Djimon Hounsou as the homeless guy who changes their lives. The role was especially important to him because he spent a year homeless on the streets of France when he was younger.

New Movies In Theaters (10/13)

13 October, 2017 at 6:12 am

“The Foreigner” (R)

Jackie Chan is a widowed immigrant who’ll stop at nothing to get revenge on IRA terrorists after his only daughter is killed in a London bombing.
Unfortunately, the government doesn’t have any leads. So Jackie decides to put pressure on Pierce Brosnan to force him to give up the names of the bombers. Brosnan is a top ranking Irish official who was once a member of the IRA.
The movie cost $35 million to make, and the studio’s already doubled its money. It’s made $74 million overseas, with $66 million in China alone since it opened there two weeks ago.

“Happy Death Day” (PG-13)

Just in time for Friday the 13th is a horror movie about a college student reliving the day of her murder over and over again, like a slasher version of “Groundhog Day”.
She wakes up in a guy’s dorm room, does the walk of shame on her birthday, and is killed by someone in a mask of the school’s baby-faced mascot. Then she wakes up, starts her birthday over again, and tries to survive long enough to figure out who the killer is.
She’s played by Jessica Rothe, who you’d remember as one of Emma Stone’s friends in “La La Land”. She had a big number called “Someone in the Crowd”.

“Marshall” (PG-13) (Limited)

It’s a movie about the early career of civil rights pioneer Thurgood Marshall, the guy who would go on to become the first black member of the Supreme Court.
Chadwick Boseman is Marshall. He’s defending Sterling K. Brown from “This is Us” . . . a black chauffer accused of raping and trying to kill his white employer, Kate Hudson.
Josh Gad is also in it as the inexperienced white lawyer the NAACP hires to work with Marshall because the conservative 1940s judge refuses to let a black lawyer speak in court.

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” (R) (Limited)

Luke Evans plays William Moulton Marston, the guy who created “Wonder Woman” and also invented the first lie detector test. He wrote under the pen name Charles Moulton.
But what you DON’T know is that Wonder Woman’s inspiration came from his personal life, and a taboo relationship he kept hidden. Rebecca Hall plays his wife, and Bella Heathcote is their secret lover, with whom they explore their sexuality and Wonder Woman’s character.
Marston was actually a Harvard psychologist who wanted to push equal rights for women by using his 1941 “Wonder Woman” comic as propaganda to start a feminist movement.

New Movies In Theaters (10/6)

6 October, 2017 at 6:00 am

“Blade Runner 2049” (R)

In the first movie, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard, a cop hunting synthetic bioengineered humans called replicants. This one takes place 30 years later, and stars Ryan Gosling as a new blade runner who uncovers a secret that puts him on a quest to find Deckard.
Robin Wright plays his boss, Jared Leto is the guy whose company took over manufacturing replicants, and Dave Bautista is also in it as an escaped skin job.
The director had his friends make short films about what’s happened in the three decades since the events of the first movie . . . which took place in the “futuristic” year of 2019.

“The Mountain Between Us” (PG-13)

Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are stranded on a remote snow covered mountain. They risk their lives for each other to get back to civilization once they realize no one’s going to find their plane crash because the pilot never filed a flight plan. Beau Bridges plays their pilot.

“My Little Pony: The Movie” (PG)

Emily Blunt plays a unicorn with a broken horn who crashes the ponies’ party and steals their home. As agonizingly painful as it may be to sit through a “My Little Pony” movie, at least it’s got an impressive voice cast.
Uzo Aduba from “Orange is the New Black” plays the queen. Zoe Saldana is some kind of pirate captain, Sia is a pop star pony, and Liev Schrieber and Taye Diggs are bad guys.

New Movies In Theaters (9/29)

29 September, 2017 at 6:07 am

“Flatliners” (PG-13)

Ellen Page and four other medical students take turns stopping their hearts to trigger a near death experience and get a glimpse of the afterlife. And each trip gets more dangerous as they delay their revival time . . . until they’re all haunted by visions from the other side.
Kiefer Sutherland starred in the 1990 original and he has a cameo in the remake too.
The rest of the medical students are “Vampire Diaries” minx Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna, Kiersey Clemons, and a British actor named James Norton.

“American Made” (R)

Tom Cruise is a Trans World Airlines pilot in the 1980s who becomes a drug smuggling arms dealer working for the CIA in the middle of both the Iran-Contra era, and the DEA’s clashes with Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Domhnall Gleeson is his CIA handler.

“Til Death Do Us Part” (PG-13)

Annie Ilonzeh is a pregnant woman trying to escape her violent marriage to Stephen Bishop. She starts over with a new identity in another town where she falls in love with Taye Diggs. But her abusive husband eventually tracks her down, threatening her and the baby.

New Movies In Theaters (9/22)

22 September, 2017 at 6:24 am

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (R)

Taron Egerton returns as the top agent of a secret spy organization called the Kingsman. When their headquarters is destroyed, Eggsy and his boss turn to their American allies in “Statesman” for help in tracking down the person responsible.
Julianne Moore is the leader of the drug cartel that attacks him. And Jeff Bridges leads the American spies, whose agents include Channing Tatum and Halle Berry.

“Friend Request” (R)

A horror movie starring Alycia Debnam-Carey from “Fear the Walking Dead”. She accepts an online friend request from a girl who commits suicide after being unfriended for acting like a stalker. Then the dead chick starts killing off all her other friends from the grave.

“The LEGO Ninjago Movie” (PG)

An animated flick based on the LEGO set and its 2011 TV series.
Dave Franco plays Lloyd the green ninja who rises up to fight his evil warlord father Garmadon. Jackie Chan plays his ninja trainer Master Wu, and Justin Theroux plays the evil warlord . . . who pronounces his son’s name Luh-Loyd, sort of like A-A-ron.

“Stronger” (R) (Limited)

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, the guy who inspired the country with his determination to recover from losing both of his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. Tatiana Maslany from “Orphan Black” is also in it as his girlfriend.

“Battle of the Sexes” (PG-13) (Limited)

Emma Stone is legendary tennis player Billie Jean King in the story about her 1973 match against Bobby Riggs. She was the top female tennis player of her time, and he was a former men’s champ and self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig. Steve Carell plays Riggs.

“Brad’s Status” (R)

Ben Stiller plays a dad whose trip to visit colleges with his son becomes an emotional crisis as he starts to consider himself a failure in comparison to all his successful college friends. Jenna Fischer plays his wife and Austin Abrams plays their son.

New in Theaters (9/8)

8 September, 2017 at 6:16 am

“It” (R)

Bill Skarsgard is Pennywise the killer clown, a demonic entity that murders little children and terrorizes them by taking the shape of whatever each child fears the most.
It’s based on the classic Stephen King novel about seven kids who call themselves the “Losers Club.” They discover the truth about Pennywise when they start looking into their town’s dark past after someone’s brother goes missing.
Stephen King says he thought Skarsgard was great, but that he has big shoes to fill since people remember the Tim Curry as Pennywise from the 1990 mini-series. You can see a side-by-side comparison of both Tim’s and Bill’s versions of Pennywise here.
In the book, the evil clown returns every 27 years to kill children. Well, the miniseries came out in 1990 . . . and the movie is coming out this year . . . exactly 27 years later.
Bill recently admitted that some of the little kids they used as extras were so terrified of him in costume that they were actually SHAKING.
But he has a great story about his first day of shooting a really intense scene with one of the older kids. In the scene, Pennywise brings the kid to tears and Bill was afraid he’d traumatized him right up until the director yelled cut.

“Home Again” (PG-13)

Reese Witherspoon is a separated, single mom who builds an unexpected new family when she meets three aspiring filmmakers, and her mom invites them to move into their L.A. guest house. Candice Bergen plays her mom.

“9/11” (R) (Limited)

Charlie Sheen plays a guy trapped in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th. It’s based on a stage play about what happened to five people stuck in an elevator the day the towers fell.
But some people question the casting and find it offensive to the real victims of 9/11, since Charlie Sheen has been an outspoken 9/11 conspiracy theorist for YEARS.
He believes the government lied, thinks the towers’ collapse looked too much like a controlled demolition, and sent a video message to the White House in 2009 where he demanded that President Obama reopen the investigation.
Luis Guzman and Gina Gershon are trapped in the elevator with him, and Luis found it especially challenging working with Charlie, because he himself had lost friends on 9/11. Whoopi Goldberg is also in it as a WTC employee trying to help them escape.

“Rebel in the Rye” (PG-13) (Limited)

Nicholas Hoult plays author J.D. Salinger, Victor Garber is his disapproving father, and Kevin Spacey is the writing professor who pushes him to turn his short story about a guy named Holden Caulfield into the classic novel “The Catcher in the Rye”.
Lea Thompson’s daughter Zoey Deutch is also in it as Salinger’s love interest, and “American Horror Story’s” Sarah Paulson plays his agent after the book is published.

New Movies In Theaters (9/1)

1 September, 2017 at 6:17 am

“Unlocked” (R)

Noomi Rapace is a CIA agent trying to stop a biological terrorist attack on London, while still coping with the guilt of failing to prevent an attack on Paris years earlier.
Michael Douglas plays her mentor, John Malkovich is their CIA boss in the States, Toni Collette is an MI-6 agent, and Orlando Bloom is a guy Noomi catches robbing her apartment . . . who she reluctantly recruits after her mission is compromised.

“The Layover” (R)

Kate Upton and Alexandra Daddario are best friends viciously competing against each during a road trip to Florida after their flight is redirected to St. Louis. A guy named Matt Barr is the stud whose rock hard abs they’re both lusting over.
Kal Penn, Molly Shannon, Rob Corddry, and “Mom’s” Matt Jones are also in it. And it’s directed shamelessly by William H. Macy.

“Tulip Fever” (R)

Alicia Vikander is an orphan forced to marry a rich and powerful merchant in 17th century Amsterdam to save herself from poverty. She then begins a passionate affair with the struggling young artist her husband hires to paint her.
Dane DeHaan plays her artistic lover, and Christoph Waltz is her husband. Judi Dench, Cara Delevingne, Kevin McKidd, and Zach Galifianakis are also in it.

New Movies In Theaters (8/25)

25 August, 2017 at 6:12 am

“Leap!” (PG)

An animated movie starring Elle Fanning as an orphan who dreams of becoming a student at a prestigious French ballet school. Carly Rae Jepsen is the woman who mentors her, and Maddie Ziegler from “Dance Moms” is her school rival.

“Birth of the Dragon” (PG-13)

A guy named Philip Ng plays Bruce Lee before he was famous. It’s about a fight Bruce had with a Shaolin monk who couldn’t stand the fact that he was teaching white people the secrets of kung fu.

“All Saints” (PG)

John Corbett plays a new pastor who resists his orders to shut down a struggling church. He meets a group of refugees from Southeast Asia, and they inspire him to turn the land into a farm to save the church.

New Movies In Theaters (8/18)

18 August, 2017 at 6:10 am

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (R)

Samuel L. Jackson is a hitman targeted by a ruthless European dictator who wants to keep him from testifying at his trial. And Ryan Reynolds is the agent assigned to keep him alive, despite their long history of trying to kill each other.
Elodie Yung from “Daredevil” is the agent who brings them together at the safehouse, Salma Hayek plays Jackson’s foul-mouthed wife, and Gary Oldman is the bad guy.

“Logan Lucky” (PG-13)

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver play two brothers who bust Daniel Craig out of prison after they lose their jobs and decide to decide to get even by robbing the racetrack where they were doing construction.
Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Riley Keough, and Hilary Swank are also in it.

New Movies In Theaters (8/4)

4 August, 2017 at 6:31 am

“The Dark Tower” (PG-13)

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey star in this adaptation of the Stephen King novels. It’s about a guy trying to keep a sorcerer from destroying the universe by reaching the Dark Tower, which connects all the parallel worlds in the multiverse.
McConaughey’s Man in Black is the villain, and Idris Elba is the Gunslinger, the last of a line of warriors defending the tower. Dennis Haysbert is also in it as his father, and a kid named Tom Taylor plays the Gunslinger’s pseudo-apprentice Jake Chambers.
The critics aren’t being kind to the movie, but it’s got a rabid fan base of people who’ve waited YEARS for this to hit the big screen. And regardless of how hard this bombs at the box office, there’s still a “Dark Tower” TV series in the works.

“Kidnap” (R)

Halle Berry plays a mom who gets in a high speed chase after she sees her son being kidnapped from the park. She loses her phone while trying to stop the other car, so she can’t call the cops, and desperately takes things into her own hands, no matter the cost.

“Detroit” expands nationwide. (R)

Will Poulter plays a racist cop involved in the deaths of three black men and the beating of nearly a dozen other people when cops raided the Algiers Motel in response to shots being fired during the 12th Street Riot in 1967.
Hannah Murray from “Game of Thrones” and Kaitlyn Dever play two white teenagers who were sexually harassed by the cops for partying with a group of black singers. You know Kaitlyn as Tim Allen’s youngest daughter on “Last Man Standing”.
Anthony Mackie is one of the other motel guests, and John Boyega from “The Force Awakens” is a security guard the dirty cops try to frame for the murders. It’s based on true events and was directed by “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow.

“Wind River” (R) (Limited)

Elizabeth Olsen plays an FBI agent who teams up with Jeremy Renner to investigate the murder of a girl on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. He’s a tracker for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who discovers the body in the snow while hunting.

New Movies In Theaters (7/28)

28 July, 2017 at 6:31 am

“Atomic Blonde” (R)

Charlize Theron plays an MI6 agent who’s sent into Berlin to recover a list of undercover agents. James McAvoy is the local station chief she teams up with to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.
Toby Jones and John Goodman are her handlers, and “Mummy” minx Sofia Boutella is a naughty French operative she seduces while trying to catch a double agent.

“The Emoji Movie” (PG)

In a world where each emoji only has one facial expression, T.J. Miller is an overly emotional Meh emoji named Gene who can’t control his multiple expressions.
To keep from being deleted by Maya Rudolph, he goes on the run through multiple phone apps with his best friend, a H1-5 emoji played by James Corden. They’re looking for Anna Faris, a hacker emoji that can make him “normal.”
Patrick Stewart is also in it as the Poop emoji. You might also recognize the voices of Sofia Vergara, Sean Hayes and Christina Aguilera as some of the other emojis.

“An Inconvenient Sequel” (PG) (Limited)

Al Gore returns a decade later with a follow-up documentary to “An Inconvenient Truth”. It includes archived footage from Donald Trump mocking global warming on the campaign trail, and of Barack Obama at the Climate Change Conference in Paris.

New Movies In Theaters (7/21)

21 July, 2017 at 6:13 am

“Dunkirk” (PG-13)

Christopher Nolan directs this World War II movie about 400,000 soldiers trapped by the Germans on a French beach, with enemy pilots destroying any attempt at rescue.
Kenneth Branagh is a naval officer trying to get the troops to safety, Tom Hardy is a fighter pilot defending the men on the beach from enemy planes, and Mark Rylance is a civilian boat captain who sails into the war zone to save as many people as he can.
But what’s most likely to spur YOUR young teenage daughters to see “Dunkirk” is the fact that Harry Styles from One Direction is in it as one of the stranded soldiers.

“Girls Trip” (R)

Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish take a road trip down to New Orleans for a wild weekend at the annual Essence Festival.
Mariah Carey, Common, Diddy, Ne-Yo, and the guys from Bell Biv DeVoe have cameos as themselves. And the guy who plays “Luke Cage” is also in it.

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (PG-13)

Dane Dehaan and Cara Delevingne are intergalactic cops given a mission to board an enormous space station and prevent a disaster that would threaten centuries of peace between thousands of alien species.
It’s based on a French graphic novel. Valerian is the name of Dehaan’s character, and it’s directed by the guy who did “The Fifth Element”.
Clive Owen plays their boss, and the alien cameos include Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Rutger Hauer, and Rihanna as a sexy shape-shifter named Bubble.

New Movies In Theaters (7/7)

7 July, 2017 at 6:00 am

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (PG-13)

Tom Holland takes his second turn as Peter Parker, in his first stand-alone Marvel movie. He’s 21 now, but was only 19 when he did “Captain America: Civil War”.
That gives Tom an advantage in the role, since Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were in their mid to late 20s when they first played Spider-Man. They were 26 and 28. They also didn’t have the full weight of the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind them.
“Homecoming” takes place a few months after the events in “Civil War”, which means he’s already got his high tech suit.
Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Evans are both in this one.
Captain America shows up in some educational videos the high school forces their students to watch, and Jon Favreau’s character, Happy Hogan, is assigned by Tony to keep an eye on Stark Industries’ newest “intern” and serve as his point of contact.
While Peter’s trying to learn how to be a hero, Michael Keaton comes onto the scene as a new villain. He plays a character called the Vulture, who salvaged some alien tech from the first “Avengers” movie to make advanced weaponry and a flying suit.
Marisa Tomei plays Peter’s Aunt May. Stan Lee returns for his traditional cameo. And Zendaya, Donald Glover and Hannibal Burress are also in it.

“A Ghost Story” (R) (Limited)

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara are a couple separated by his death. He secretly haunts her as she grieves and learns to move on with her life without him. But in the afterlife he actually looks like a ghost in a white sheet with eye holes cut out.

“Undercover Grandpa” (PG-13) (Limited)

When his girlfriend goes missing, Dylan Everett from “Degrassi: The Next Generation” finds out his grandfather is actually a retired spy after Grandpa leaps into action. James Caan plays his granddad.
Lou Gossett Jr. and Paul Sorvino are also in it as two of the geriatric World War Two buddies Grandpa recruits to help save her.

New Movies In Theaters (6-30)

30 June, 2017 at 6:12 am

“Despicable Me 3” (PG)

Gru meets his long lost twin brother, who agrees to help steal back the world’s largest diamond from a super villain. Steve Carell is the voice of both brothers, Gru and Dru. Kristen Wiig is his spy wife Lucy . . . and “South Park’s” Trey Parker is the bad guy.

“The House” (R)

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler panic after their daughter’s scholarship falls through and they become so desperate to earn money for her tuition that they open an illegal casino in their neighbor’s house. Nick Kroll and Jeremy Renner are also in it.

“Baby Driver” (R)

Ansel Elgort plays a getaway driver who wants to go straight after he falls for a diner waitress played by Lily James. He works for Kevin Spacey, who forces him to do one last job. Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal, and Jamie Foxx are also in it.