R-RATED WONDER WOMAN - Movie of the Week
R-RATED WONDER WOMAN
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, July 28, 2017
Charlize Theron has reinvented herself since her aggressive action persona in “Mad Max: Fury Road” gave her so much traction, as exemplified by her latest picture.
“Atomic Blonde” (R). In 1989, MI6 British agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is sent to Berlin to check in with the station chief there (James McAvoy) and procure a sensitive document, but, of course, it will not be an easy job. Wild shoot-’em-up is by all accounts a very hard R, in terms of both violence and sexual content, as well as language. Can this be the beginning of a franchise? John Goodman co-stars.
“The Emoji Movie” (PG). Whether a one-joke animated feature about anthropomorphic emojis living in a phone-city known as Textopolis can sustain feature length is tested by this tale of a young emoji who is something of an anomaly, a multi-expressive face in and land of one-note characters. The voice cast includes T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Christina Aguilera, Sofía Vergara and Patrick Stewart.
“A Ghost Story” (R). Casey Affleck stars in this ambitious, ethereal time-traveling art film about a struggling young musician that is killed in an auto accident and then becomes an apparition covered in a sheet with two eyeholes. Over time he observes his home as his widow (Rooney Mara) grieves, then moves out, through other families moving in and the home’s eventual demolition.
“Lady Macbeth” (R). In 1865 rural England a young woman is forced into marriage to a bitter man who is twice her age, but it isn’t long before she enters into a torrid affair with a younger groundskeeper. A British production starring Florence Pugh. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“City of Ghosts” (R). This documentary follows the efforts of anonymous activists who came together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014, citizen journalists risking their lives to report the truth about the terrorizing of their home Syrian city of Raqaa. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)