New Movies In Theaters (7/20)

20 July, 2018 at 6:13 am

“The Equalizer 2” (R)

Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall, a former CIA operative who’s now working as a Lyft driver while helping random people get payback on their attackers.
But when someone kills his best friend Susan, he turns to Pedro Pascal to help him figure out who’s behind her murder. You may remember Melissa Leo as his CIA handler Susan in the first movie. Pedro was Oberyn Martell on “Game of Thrones”.

“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” (PG-13)

The story bounces back and forth between the present day and the past as a pregnant Amanda Seyfried decides to relaunch her mother’s inn a year after her passing, and asks her three dads to tell her the story of how they met her mother Donna.
Meryl Streep still has a few scenes in the movie, and Lily James from “Downton Abbey” stars in the flashbacks as the younger version of Meryl Streep’s character.
Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, and Stellan Skarsgard are back as Sophie’s three dads. Christine Baranski and Julie Walters return as Donna’s best friends, and Cher joins the cast as Sophie’s grandmother. Andy Garcia is also in it as “Fernando”.

“Unfriended: Dark Web” (R)

A barista steals a laptop from a coffee shop’s lost & found. While he is video chatting with a group of friends, he shows them a bunch of disturbing videos he found on the hard drive . . . then the owner barges into the online chat, demanding his laptop back.

New In Theaters (7/6)

6 July, 2018 at 6:22 am

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (PG-13)

Paul Rudd is on house arrest after the events of “Captain America: Civil War”. But that doesn’t stop Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly from asking for his help in trying to rescue the original Wasp, Michelle Pfeiffer, from wherever she disappeared years ago.
Their plans are complicated by a team of crooks trying to steal Michael Douglas’s technology, and by “Killjoys” star Hannah John-Kamen, who plays a villain named Ghost. Laurence Fishburne is also in it as an old colleague of Hank Pym.

“The First Purge” (R) (Opened Wednesday)

The fourth movie in the series is a prequel where a new political party offers $5,000 to anyone who’ll stay on Staten Island while they conduct a social experiment of letting people violently release their aggression in an isolated community for 12 hours.
Lex Scott Davis and Y’lan Noel are the stars of the movie defending their turf, and Marisa Tomei is the scientist who designed the experiment . . . which eventually gets out of control and spreads across the entire nation.

New Movies In Theaters (6/29)

29 June, 2018 at 6:17 am

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado” (R)

Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro are back as CIA operatives working the Mexican border. They kidnap a drug lord’s daughter to provoke a war between the cartels after find out the cartel is smuggling terrorists into the U.S.
But after the mission goes terribly wrong, the CIA orders Del Toro to eliminate the only witness . . . and he chooses to defend the girl from Brolin and his assault team.

“Uncle Drew” (PG-13)

After Lil Rel Howery loses his street basketball team to Nick Kroll, he convinces a legendary ball player to come out of retirement to play for him. It’s based on some old Pepsi Max ads from 2012.
Kyrie Irving from the Boston Celtics is aged to wear old man makeup as Uncle Drew. The rest of the geriatric crew he rounds up to round out the team includes Shaq and NBA all-stars Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, and Nate Robinson.

“Woman Walks Ahead”

Jessica Chastain stars as an artist who travels to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull. Sam Rockwell is an army officer trying to force a confrontation and a guy named Michael Greyeyes is Sitting Bull.

“Dark River”

Ruth Wilson from “The Affair” stars as a woman trying to reclaim her family farm after the death of her father, Sean Bean from “Game of Thrones”.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

New Movies In Theaters (6/22)

22 June, 2018 at 6:20 am

“Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom” (PG-13)

It takes place three years after the last movie, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning to the abandoned theme park to rescue the remaining dinosaurs before the island’s dormant volcano erupts and makes their species extinct again.
Jeff Goldblum has a cameo as his character from the first two movies, chaos theory expert Dr. Ian Malcolm. Daniella Pineda from “The Detour” is a former Marine working as a vet on the island, and B.D. Wong is also back as geneticist Dr. Henry Wu.

“Boundaries” (R) (Limited)

A road trip movie starring Vera Farmiga as a single mother driving her father across country after he gets kicked out of his nursing home for being a pot dealer. Christopher Plummer plays her dad and Kristen Schaal plays her sister.
Peter Fonda and Christopher Lloyd are also in it as his old pot smoking buddies.

“The Catcher Was a Spy” (R) (Limited)

Paul Rudd stars in this World War II spy thriller as a baseball player recruited by the government to go behind enemy lines, find out if the Nazis have a nuclear bomb, and assassinate their lead scientist before he can develop one.
Jeff Daniels is the officer who recruits him, Paul Giamatti is the physicist preparing him for the mission, and Mark Strong is German physicist Werner Heisenberg.
It’s based on the true story of Moe Berg, who spoke seven languages and whose home movies of the Japanese skyline were used to help plan U.S. bombing raids of Tokyo.

New Movies In Theaters (6/15)

15 June, 2018 at 6:14 am

“Tag” (R)

Every year a group of five adults reunite for a highly competitive game of tag where they become a target for a whole month, but you can’t tag back the person who tagged you, and the last person tagged is stuck as “It” for the rest of the year.
Annabelle Wallis is a “Wall Street Journal” reporter who stumbles across their story when Ed Helms disrupts her interview to go after Jon Hamm. Isla Fisher plays Ed’s wife and the rest of the group is rounded out by Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress.
They’re all going after Jeremy Renner HARD. He’s the only one in the group who’s still undefeated . . . and this year his wedding coincides with Tag Month. Leslie Bibb plays his bride. Rashida Jones is also in it.
The movie’s based on a true story. “The Wall Street Journal” ran a 2013 article describing a Nordstrom executive who’d been playing for decades with his friends.
Jeremy broke both his arms while filming a stunt for this movie. He went on “The Tonight Show” recently and told Jimmy Fallon he fell while surfing a stack of chairs on the second day of filming. He broke his right elbow and left wrist.

“Incredibles 2” (PG)

The sequel picks up with that scene at the end of the first movie where the family has to save the city from being destroyed by a throwaway villain called the Underminer. He’s played by John Ratzenberger, who’s kind of like the Stan Lee of Pixar cameos.
Unfortunately, being a superhero is still against the law, so they immediately get in trouble. The family is approached by tech company CEO Bob Odenkirk, who wants to help change public perception of heroes by recording Elastigirl in action.
That leaves Mr. Incredible at home playing Mr. Mom and struggling with Jack Jack growing into his powers while she’s out fighting crime. But then a real villain comes along that requires the whole family to work together again to save the day.
“Avengers” superstar Samuel L. Jackson is back as Frozone, Holly Hunter is Elastigirl, and Craig T. Nelson IS Mr. Incredible.

“Gotti” (R) Trailer

John Travolta plays mob boss John Gotti, the guy who took over as the head of the Gambino crime family in the ’80s after he had his predecessor whacked.
Gotti’s nicknames included the Dapper Don because of his stylish suits, and then the Teflon Don because of how the Feds struggled to make any charges against him stick.
He was eventually brought down by Sammy Gravano, his second in command turned FBI informant. William DeMeo plays Gravano. You’ve seen him as Jason Molinaro on “The Sopranos” or as “Al Pacino” in Billy Crystal’s mob comedy “Analyze That”.
Travolta says the Gotti family personally asked him to play the part. He even got his wife Kelly Preston to be Victoria Gotti. A guy named Spencer Lofranco plays their son, John Gotti Jr. and it’s based on the son’s memoir, “Shadow of My Father”.

New Movies In Theaters (6/8)

8 June, 2018 at 6:17 am

“Ocean’s 8” (PG-13)

Sandra Bullock is Debbie Ocean, the sister of George Clooney’s character from the “Ocean’s 11” trilogy. Like her brother Danny, she’s putting together a team to pull off a major jewel heist . . . by hitting the Met Gala during New York’s fashion week.
Cate Blanchett is Debbie’s partner, Mindy Kaling is their jewel expert, and Anne Hathaway is a famous actress wearing the diamond necklace they want to steal.
The rest of Debbie Ocean’s all-female crew features Rihanna as a hacker, Asian rapper Awkwafina as the team’s pickpocket, Sarah Paulson as their fence, and Helena Bonham Carter as the fashion designer getting Anne Hathaway ready for the gala.
Meanwhile, “Late Late Show” host James Corden and Richard Armitage are on the testosterone side of the cast. Richard was Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit” movies.

“Hotel Artemis” (R)

Jodie Foster stars in this crime thriller about a nurse who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals. It’s set 10 years in the future during some rioting in L.A., and the Rules of Membership include “No weapons, and no killing the other patients.”
Dave Bautista is her muscle. Their shady clientele all have to use codenames . . .
Sterling K. Brown is the Bank Robber, Brian Tyree Henry is the Jewel Thief, Sofia Boutella is the Contract Killer, Charlie Day is the Arms Dealer, Zachary Quinto is Daddy’s Boy, Jenny Slate is the Cop, and Jeff Goldblum is the Wolf King.
The action kicks in when a bank robbery goes wrong and Sterling’s crew inadvertently steals something from Jeff Goldblum . . . leading to a bloody siege at the hotel.

“Hereditary” (R)

Toni Collette stars in a horror movie about an artist who obsessively builds dollhouses that are modeled after events in her life. When her mother dies, her daughter starts acting strangely and Toni lets a friend convince her to attend a séance.
The plot quickly descends into a long history of mental instability in the family, with events escalating enough that “Rolling Stone” calls it “the scariest movie of the year.”

New Movies In Theaters (6/1)

1 June, 2018 at 6:16 am

“Adrift” (PG-13)

Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin play a couple trying to sail from Tahiti to San Diego when their boat is destroyed by a hurricane and he’s left badly injured. So it’s up to her to try to save them, knowing there’s little to no hope of rescue.
It’s based on the true story of Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp, who were lost at sea during Hurricane Raymond in 1983. (Spoilers) You know Shailene as Tris in the “Divergent” movies and Sam played Finnick in “The Hunger Games”.

“Action Point” (R)

Johnny Knoxville is the risk-taking owner of a backwater amusement park who starts desperately cutting corners to make his home-made rides more exciting, in the hopes that it will lure back customers he’s been losing to a big corporate amusement park.

“Upgrade” (R)

A sci-fi revenge thriller starring Logan Marshall-Green as a quadriplegic who receives a computer implant that he uses to hunt down the men who murdered his wife.
The chip’s A.I. talks to him in a voice only he can hear and it not only lets him walk again, but also grants impressive robotic fighting skills when he lets it control his body. You might remember Logan as Shocker in “Spider-Man Homecoming”.

“A Kid Like Jake” (Unrated) (Limited)

Claire Danes and Jim Parsons play parents who struggle with other people’s perceptions after their four-year old son starts wearing princess dresses in public. Octavia Spencer is a supportive preschool teacher who broaches the topic of his “gender-expansive play.” And Priyanka Chopra is one of their friends.

New Movies In Theaters (4/27)

27 April, 2018 at 6:21 am

“Avengers: Infinity War” (PG-13)

The Avengers meet the Guardians of the Galaxy and team up to protect the universe from Thanos, an intergalactic villain who’s trying to collect all six Infinity Stones and use them to literally destroy half the universe.
The movie runs 2 hours and 40 minutes, and brings together the 76 main characters from the 18 Marvel movies your kids have grown up with over the past 10 years.
The stakes are pretty high in this one and the rumor is that Thanos is actually going to kill at least one of the Avengers.
Everyone’s contract is up after next year’s fourth “Avengers” movie, so no one’s safe going into this one . . . except maybe Scarlett Johansson since they announced earlier this year that she’s getting her own Black Widow movie.
As for the rest of the team, Captain America was last seen in “Civil War” when he broke his team out of prison and lost his original shield.
He gets a new one in Wakanda when he reunites with his buddy Bucky Barnes, who was finally cured of his brainwashing at the end of “Black Panther”.
Thor was last seen in “Ragnarok”, where he lost his hammer and one eye. That’s the last time we saw the Hulk too. Iron Man was last seen in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.
A few of the other Avengers are still missing from the both trailers and the promotional posters. No word yet on what’s up with either Hawkeye or Ant-Man.
Some people think that means they’re at risk of being the ones who’ll DIE . . . however Jeremy Renner is listed on the credits for next year’s untitled sequel, so I’d take that as a good sign. That movie’s no longer being called “Infinity War Part 2”, by the way.
As for Stan Lee’s obligatory cameo in this movie, it happens during the Peter Parker bus scene you’ve seen in the trailer. And he says he thinks it’s his funniest yet.

“Disobedience”

Rachel Weisz stars as the shunned lesbian daughter of a beloved rabbi. She returns home for his funeral and reignites a secret, taboo relationship with a childhood friend, who’s played by Rachel McAdams.

“Kings”

Halle Berry stars as a foster mother who goes to extremes to protect her eight kids during the L.A. Riots in 1992. Daniel Craig is an irritable neighbor who helps keep the kids safe as chaos and racial tension escalate in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict that acquitted four white cops of beating him.

New Movies In Theaters (4/20)

20 April, 2018 at 6:12 am

“I Feel Pretty” (PG-13)

Amy Schumer struggles with feelings of insecurity and low self-esteem until a fall in an exercise class has her suddenly believing she’s a supermodel. And with her newfound confidence and sense of empowerment she starts fearlessly living her life.
Busy Philipps and “SNL’s” Aidy Bryant play her best friends, Emily Ratajkowski is a girl Amy resented for her good looks, and Michelle Williams plays Amy’s boss.

“Super Troopers 2” (R)

The troopers are all back, with Steve Lemme as Mac, Erik Stolhanske as Rabbit, Jay Chandrasekhar as Thorny, Paul Soter as Foster, and Kevin Heffernan as Farva.
They’re recruited to set up a new Highway Patrol station after the government realizes our northern border is off, and a small Canadian town is actually part of the U.S.
Rob Lowe is the town’s mayor, Emmanuelle Chriqui is a French-Canadian cultural attaché, and Lynda Carter returns as the Governor of Vermont. Tyler Labine, Will Sasso, and Hayes MacArthur are also in it as Canadian Mounties.

“Traffik” (R)

Paula Patton and Omar Epps are vacationing with Roselyn Sanchez and Laz Alonso in the mountains when they’re attacked by a biker gang. They’re after a sex trafficker’s phone that Dawn Olivieri from “House of Lies” slipped into Paula’s purse.

New Movies In Theaters (4/13)

13 April, 2018 at 6:12 am

“Rampage” (PG-13)

The Rock jumps into action after a genetic experiment turns several animals into giant monsters that start destroying Chicago. He gets help from Naomie Harris, a geneticist trying to undo the effects on the Rock’s silverback gorilla friend, George.
The rest of the cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan from “The Walking Dead”, Malin Akerman from “Watchmen”, and Joe Manganiello from “True Blood”.

“Truth or Dare” (PG-13)

Lucy Hale from “Pretty Little Liars” and Tyler Posey from “Teen Wolf” star in this supernatural horror thriller about friends whose harmless game of Truth or Dare turns deadly when something starts punishing them for every lie or dare they refuse.

“Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” (PG)

An animated movie about the true story of a stray dog adopted by a soldier during World War I. Stubby became the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry Division, and received an actual promotion to the rank of sergeant for helping the men of his unit.
Stubby saved the lives of his men by detecting gas attacks, leading medics to wounded soldiers on the battlefield, and even catching a German spy in the division’s trenches. By the end of 17 battles, he was the most decorated dog in Army history.
Despite the animation, the dog does NOT talk for the sake of historical accuracy.
Logan Lerman from the “Percy Jackson” movies is PFC Robert Conroy, the guy who adopted him. It’s narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, as Robert’s sister. And Gerard Depardieu is also in it as a French resistance fighter.

New Movies In Theaters (4/6)

6 April, 2018 at 6:33 am

“A Quiet Place” (PG-13)

John Krasinski directed and stars in this horror thriller about an invasion where most of humanity has been wiped out by blind alien creatures that hunt by sound.
To survive, he and his family are forced to live in silence with a complex lighting system to help them communicate when they aren’t close enough to use sign language.
Emily Blunt is his pregnant wife, and their deaf daughter is played by Millicent Simmonds from last year’s “Wonderstruck”.

“Blockers” (R)

A raunchy comedy starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz as parents desperately trying to stop their daughters from having sex after learning that the girls have a secret sex pact to lose their virginity on prom night.
Gina Gershon and comedian Hannibal Buress are also in it.

“The Miracle Season” (PG)

Helen Hunt plays the coach of a high school volleyball team that loses their star player when the girl is killed in an accident. It’s based on a true story of how the rest of the team rallied and fought their way back to win the state championship in her honor.
William Hurt plays the grieving father, Danika Yarosh from “Heroes Reborn” is the girl who dies, and Erin Moriarty from “Red Widow” is her best friend who takes over as the new team captain.

“Chappaquiddick” (PG-13)

Jason Clarke is Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara is Mary Jo Kopechne . . . the woman who drowned in July of 1969 after he drove his car off a bridge. Kennedy didn’t call for help or report it right away because he’d been drinking before he got behind the wheel.
Ed Helms plays his lawyer, Bruce Dern is Joe Kennedy, and the rest of the cast includes Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown, and Olivia Thirlby.

New Movies In Theaters (3/30)

30 March, 2018 at 6:15 am

“Ready Player One” (PG-13)

Steven Spielberg directs this movie about a future where millions of people have turned to a virtual reality universe called the Oasis to escape the chaos of the world.
After its creator dies, he reveals that he’s hidden an Easter egg inside the Oasis that will grant a half trillion dollar inheritance and complete control of his digital universe to the first person who can complete three impossible challenges.
Tye Sheridan plays Wade Watts, an unlikely hero who takes the lead in the contest. Olivia Cooke from “Bates Motel” plays his love interest, and the rest of the cast includes “Rogue One” villain Ben Mendelsohn, TJ Miller, and Simon Pegg.

“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” (R)

Taraji P. Henson plays an angry wife who gets revenge on her cheating husband after she finds out about his cheating . . . and the fact that he’s engaged to his mistress.

“God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” (PG)

The third movie in the Christian drama series “God’s Not Dead” is about a pastor fighting to rebuild his college church after student protestors burn it down and the university threatens to sell the land.
It stars a guy named David A.R. White as the reverend. John Corbett plays his brother, a lawyer who takes the university to court.

New Movies In Theaters (3/2)

2 March, 2018 at 7:30 am

“Red Sparrow” (R)

Jennifer Lawrence is an injured ballerina who witnesses a murder, and is forced into becoming an undercover spy for Russian intelligence. It’s directed by the same guy who directed her in the last three “Hunger Games” movies.
She’s assigned to seduce an American CIA agent who knows the identity of a mole in the Russian government. He’s played by Joel Edgerton.
“Red Sparrow” is based on a spy thriller written by a former CIA operative. The Agency liked it so much that they actually posted a review of his book on their website and referred to its descriptions of spy technique as “Tradecraft for Dummies”.

“Death Wish” (R)

Bruce Willis stars as Paul Kersey in this remake of the classic 1974 Charles Bronson revenge thriller. He’s a vigilante who unleashes death on every criminal he meets after his wife is killed in an armed robbery that also puts his daughter in a coma.
Elizabeth Shue plays his wife, model Camila Morrone is his daughter, and Dean Norris from “Breaking Bad” is one of the cops working the case.
It’s directed by Eli Roth, the guy who did the “Hostel” horror movies. Vincent D’Onofrio is also in it. Unlike the original, the action in this one has moved from New York to Chicago. And instead of an architect, this version of Kersey is an ER surgeon.

New in Theaters (2/23)

23 February, 2018 at 7:20 am

“Game Night” (R)

A comedy where Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams play competitive gamers who are invited to a murder mystery party at his brother’s house. But when Kyle Chandler is kidnapped during the party, no one realizes that it’s real and not just part of the game.
The two other clueless couples are LaMorne Morris from “New Girl”, Kylie Bunbury from “Pitch”, Jesse Plemons from “Fargo”, and British actress Sharon Horgan from Amazon’s “Catastrophe”.

“Annihilation” (R)

Natalie Portman leads an all female team into a quarantine zone called “The Shimmer,” after a meteor crashes and transforms the area into an alien landscape.
Oscar Isaac plays her husband, who’s the only surviving member of a previous expedition into the Shimmer. The rest of her team consists of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Swedish actress Tuva Novotny.

“Every Day” (PG-13)

Australian actress Angourie Rice plays a high school girl named Rhiannon who falls in love with someone named “A” whose soul wakes up in a different body every day.
Unfortunately, “A” has no control over the body-swapping reset and never becomes the same person twice. “A” also has no idea if they’ll be a guy or a girl from one day to the next. Maria Bello is also in it as Rhiannon’s mom.

New Movies In Theaters (2/16)

16 February, 2018 at 7:20 am

“Black Panther” (PG-13)

This is the 18th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chadwick Boseman returns as T’Challa, the superhero king of the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda. Black Panther first showed up in the MCU in “Captain America: Civil War”.
T’Challa returns home after the death of his father to find that he’s being challenged for the throne . . . a powerful artifact has been stolen from his country . . . and the son of a traitorous relative has been secretly plotting against him.
The movie’s got an amazing African American cast, with Danai Gurira from “The Walking Dead” as the leader of their elite female warriors, who include Lupita Nyong’o.
Angela Bassett plays T’Challa’s mom, Daniel Kaluuya from “Get Out” is his best friend, and Forest Whitaker is the Black Panther’s spiritual mentor.
Michael B. Jordan from “Creed” is the main villain, who’s another potential heir to the throne. Sterling K. Brown from “This Is Us” plays Jordan’s father in the flashbacks.
As for the white folk . . . Andy Serkis is an arms dealer hired to rip off the Wakandan people, Martin Freeman is the CIA agent who arrests him, and Stan Lee makes his customary cameo during T’Challa’s hunt for the thief in a South Korean casino.

“Samson” (PG-13)

A guy named Taylor James is Samson, the hero from the Bible who was blessed by God with superhuman strength.
You might remember that it’s kind of a tragic story because Samson is BLINDED when he’s captured by the Philistines after Delilah reveals that the secret to undoing his strength is cutting his hair.
Lindsay Wagner from “The Bionic Woman” is Samson’s mom, Rutger Hauer plays his dad, and Billy Zane is a King who feels threatened by the Israelites’ strength. That Philistine harlot Delilah is played by an unknown actress named Caitlin Leahy.

“Early Man” (PG)

A stop-motion movie which stars Eddie Redmayne as a Stone Age cave man named Dug . . . spelled D-U-G . . . who unites his tribe to fight the leader of a Bronze Age city. Tom Hiddleston is the bad guy, who wants to enslave Dug’s tribe to work in the mines.
Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones” is also in it as a cave babe named Goona.

New Movies In Theaters (2/9)

9 February, 2018 at 7:11 am

The 15:17 to Paris” (PG-13)

In 2015, three American tourists stopped a terrorist attack aboard a Paris train and saved the lives of more than 500 passengers.
Those three heroes . . . Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and Airman First Class Spencer Stone . . . all play themselves in the movie.
It’s directed by Clint Eastwood. And the rest of the cast includes Jenna Fischer, Thomas Lennon, Judy Greer, and Tony Hale from “Veep”.

“Fifty Shades Freed” (R)

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are back for the conclusion of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele adapt to their life as newlyweds and
someone kidnaps Christian’s sister, Mia Grey. She’s played by Rita Ora.

“Peter Rabbit” (PG)

James Corden is Peter Rabbit in a movie version of the classic Beatrix Potter children’s book. His sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail are Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, and Elizabeth Debicki. And Domhall Gleeson is Peter’s nemesis Mr. McGregor.
In addition to trying to sneak into McGregor’s vegetable garden, Peter is also competing with him for the attention of McGregor’s animal loving next door neighbor, Rose Byrne.

New Movies In Theaters (1/19)

19 January, 2018 at 7:17 am

“12 Strong” (R)

Chris Hemsworth leads a Special Forces team into Afghanistan to fight their way to a Taliban stronghold in the days immediately after 9/11. Their target is an Al Qaeda training camp in the country’s fourth largest city.
Michael Shannon plays his second in command. Their team of a dozen men also includes Michael Pena and “Moonlight’s” Trevante Rhodes. It’s based on the declassified story of the green berets who got help from a local warlord to infiltrate enemy territory on horseback.

“Den of Thieves” (R)

Pablo Schreiber from “Orange is the New Black” leads a crew of bank robbers who plan to hit a branch of the Federal Reserve to steal old currency that’s been taken out of circulation. His crew includes 50 Cent and Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr.
And Gerard Butler is the cop determined to stop them.

“Forever My Girl” (PG)

Alex Roe plays a country singer who returns home for a funeral and finds out that he has a daughter with the woman he left at the altar when he left town to start his music career. Jessica Rothe from “Happy Death Day” plays his old flame.

New Movies In Theaters (1/5)

5 January, 2018 at 7:10 am

“Insidious: The Last Key” (PG-13)

The fourth “Insidious” chapter focuses completely on Elise Rainier, the psychic played by Lin Shaye. It’s a sequel to the last one, which means the action takes place between the events of “Insidious: Chapter 3” and the first movie.
In this one, Elise reluctantly agrees to investigate disturbances at the house where she grew up. We get her backstory in flashbacks and learn about how she escaped her abused childhood when there’s a tense reunion with the brother in the present.
“Resident Evil” fans will recognize one of Elise’s relatives as the girl who played K-Mart in “Resident Evil: Extinction” and “Resident Evil: Afterlife”. And “Grey’s Anatomy” fans might recognize the actress who plays Dr. Leah Murphy in it.
Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson are also back from the last movie as Elise’s assistants, Specs and Tucker. Leigh plays Specs. He also created the franchise and wrote all four of the movies.
Even though it’s rated PG-13, one of the reviewers says it has women being kept as prisoners to be raped and murdered, so some of you may want to still be a little careful with impressionable, younger teens.

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.