MONSTERS OF VARIOUS KINDS - Movie of the Week
MONSTERS OF VARIOUS KINDS
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 13, 2018
Another eclectic mix of films opens this week, including a fictional wartime drama, which opened on Wednesday, and a potential blockbuster monster flick.
“Beirut” (R). In the 1980s, during the Lebanese Civil War, a former U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) is called back into service to negotiate for a friend whose life is threatened by a group responsible for killing his family. With Rosamund Pike and Dean Norris.
“Rampage” (PG-13). Dwayne Johnson stars in this sci-fi monster flick as a primatologist who heads up an anti-poaching unit in Rwanda when he learns that a silverback gorilla he’s bonded with has been infected during a mysterious experiment that has made him aggressive while turning him into a hulking monster, along with a giant grey wolf and a giant American crocodile. With Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
“Getting Grace” (PG). A girl dying of cancer goes to a funeral home to find out what will happen to her after she dies, which leads to her meeting and bonding with an awkward funeral director.
“Finding Your Feet” (PG-13). In this British comedy, Lady Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) learns that after 40 years together her husband (John Sessions) is cheating with her best friend (Josie Lawrence). So she heads to London to commiserate with her estranged and eccentric sister (Celia Imrie) and her friends (Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, David Hayman).
“Truth or Dare” (PG-13). Teenagers engaging in games of truth or dare find themselves the targets of supernatural punishments for telling a lie or refusing a dare in this horror yarn, with Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey.
“Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” (PG). The title character in this Irish/British animated feature, a true story according to the poster, is a dog that is caught up in World War I after wandering into a military training area. The voice cast includes Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter and Gérard Depardieu.
“Foxtrot” (R, in Hebrew with English subtitles). This Israeli drama tells of a Tel Aviv couple being informed that their soldier son has died in the line of duty, but then they are later informed that a mistake has been made and he’s not dead. But there’s more here than meets the eye as the story shifts to the son, one of four soldiers manning a remote outpost. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Borg vs. McEnroe” (R). This biographical sports drama tells the story of the famous rivalry between tennis stars Björn Borg and John McEnroe, focusing on the 1980 Wimbledon Championships. With Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, and Stellan Skarsgård. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)