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For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 25, 2016

The big theatrical release this week is, of course, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but in an interesting counterprogramming move, we’re also getting another, decidedly lighter sequel, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” starring and written by Nia Vardalos, with most of the 2002 original film’s cast and crew in tow. There also some independent films opening at Salt Lake’s two art houses, the Broadway Center Cinemas and the Tower Theater.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (PG-13). This is actually a direct sequel to “Man  of Steel” (2013), which starred Henry Cavill as the Kryptonian superhero, whose climactic battle with Gen. Zod (Michael Shannon) in that film nearly leveled Metropolis. Here, Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) decides to do something about what he sees as an out-of-control superpower, which leads to a showdown. But then a supervillain forces them to team up. Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) and Martha Kent (Diane Lane) all return, while on the Batman side, Jeremy Irons debuts as Alfred. Jesse Eisenberg plays Lex Luthor, Gal Godot is Wonder Woman and Holly Hunter is also on hand.

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” (PG-13). In this belated sequel, the teenage daughter of Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) is applying to colleges as far away from her suffocating Greek family as possible, which is causing Toula no small amount of angst. Meanwhile, Toula’s parents, Gus and Maria (Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan), discover they aren’t legally married, so they decide to throw a big wedding for themselves, hence the title. Andrea Marin is also back as Aunt Voula.

“Eye in the Sky” (R). Well-reviewed suspense drama about a drone mission to capture terrorists in Kenya that is threatened with going awry when a young girl enters the kill zone. Helen Mirren stars with the late Alan Rickman. (Exclusively at the Broadway Center Cinemas.)

“Knight of Cups” (R). The latest tone poem from Terrence Malick (“Tree of Life”) is this tale of a writer (Christian Bale) searching for love and self as he has encounters with six different women in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Co-stars include Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas and Imogen Poots. (Exclusively at the Broadway Center Cinemas.)

“Creative Control” (R). Futuristic relationship melodrama about two couples whose relationships become intertwined with a new augmented reality system one is testing. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)

“Rams” (R, in Icelandic with English subtitles). Two estranged brothers who nurture an ancestral sheep stock find their flocks threatened with extinction when a lethal disease strikes in their secluded valley. (Exclusively at the Broadway Center Cinemas.)