IT’S SUMMER (MOUNTAIN BLOCKBUSTER TIME) - Movie of the Week
IT’S SUMMER (MOUNTAIN BLOCKBUSTER TIME)
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 27, 2018
Memorial Day is a month away and summer is (officially) nearly two months away but the season’s (expected) biggest blockbuster is here already as Marvel’s superheroes all come together for a very crowded superhero action flick. The other five opening movies this weekend are in the “art film” slot as alternative choices.
“Avengers: Infinity War” (PG-13). A large ensemble cast brings together most of the movies’ recent Marvel superheroes to battle intergalactic despot Thanos (Josh Brolin) who is collecting infinity stones to rule not just the galaxy but all of reality. Included are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), the Guardians of the Galaxy crew (led by Chris Pratt) and many more.
“You Were Never Really Here” (R). Joaquin Phoenix stars in this thriller about a combat vet and former FBI agent with PTSD who has become a freelance hired gun who rescues young girls that have been abducted for sex-trafficking.
“Lean on Pete” (R). A teenage boy whose father’s work has taken them around the Pacific Northwest just wants some stability in his life. Soon he gets a summer job working for a washed-up horse trainer and befriends his failing racehorse. With Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi and Steve Zahn. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Love After Love” (Not Rated). After the death of their father, two adult sons undergo profound changes as they watch their mother begin anew. With Andie MacDowell and Chris O’Dowd. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Marrowbone” (R). In 1969 a British woman moves her four children to her childhood home in rural America. But soon she takes ill and on her deathbed makes her 20-year-old son promise to keep her death a secret until he turns 21 so he can become the younger children’s legal caregiver. Spanish horror-thriller filmed in English. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)
“Sweet Country” (R). Bryan Brown (the “FX” movies) and Sam Neill (“Jurassic Park”) star in this Australian “western” set in the northern Territory frontier during the 1920s about an aged Aboriginal farmhand that shoots a white man in self-defense and then tries to outrun a posse. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)