‘MEG’ EATS ‘JAWS’ FOR BREAKFAST - Movie of the Week
‘MEG’ EATS ‘JAWS’ FOR BREAKFAST
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
“The Meg” (PG-13). The title refers to an extinct giant prehistoric shark called Megalodon, although in this film it’s not extinct after all. Jason Statham, as a rescue diver that encountered the creature five years earlier, is recruited to save the crew of an underwater research facility that has gone deeper into the ocean than any that have come before, apparently awakening the beast. With Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis and Robert Taylor (of Netflix’s “Longmire”).
“BlacKkKlansman” (R). Spike Lee’s latest is the true story of a black detective (John David Washington) in Colorado Springs who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan by phone, changing his voice, and using white cops to show up, pretending to be him. With Adam Driver, Alec Baldwin, Harry Belafonte and, as David Duke, Topher Grace.
“Dog Days” (PG). Light romantic comedy about dog owners coming together, some of whom seem to love their dogs more than each other. Thankfully, the dogs don’t talk in this one. With Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens and Eva Longoria.
“Slender Man” (PG-13). Based on the “creepypasta” Internet meme that represents a supernatural figure that stalks, abducts and traumatizes young people, this is the story of three girls who try to debunk the site. But when one goes missing, her friends dive in deeper to try and find her. Bad idea.
“Hope Springs Eternal” (PG). As a result of her diagnosis with terminal cancer, Hope Gracin (Mia Rose Frampton) gains unexpected popularity in high school when she becomes known as “Cancer Girl” and vlogs about it. So when she is told she’s in remission, Hope is hesitant to let the world know. (Exclusively at the Megaplex District Theaters.)
“The Cakemaker” (Not Rated, in Hebrew and with English subtitles, and in English). A German baker is having a gay affair when his married Israeli lover is killed in a car accident. So he heads to Jerusalem, lands a job with his lover’s widow and ingratiates himself into her life without revealing who he really is. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)