'IT' AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED - Movie of the Week
'IT' AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
The film version of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” was a box-office flop in early August, but the new adaptation of King’s “It,” opening this weekend, is expected to be the first blockbuster of the fall season.
“It” (R). This highly anticipated horror film, based on Stephen King’s novel (and filmed previously as a TV miniseries), is about outcast children terrorized by a malevolent shape-shifter, which most prominently manifests itself as a clown named Pennywise.
“Menashe” (PG, in Yiddish with English subtitles). A Hasidic Jewish widower in Brooklyn desires to regain custody of his 10-year-old son, who has been placed in a family home with a mother and father figure, as is their custom when a man is widowed. Starring Menashe Lustig and loosely based on his life. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Home Again” (PG-13). After moving back home to Los Angeles, a 40-year-old single mother (Reese Witherspoon) who is separated from her husband (Michael Sheen), allows three aspiring male filmmakers to move into her guesthouse in this domestic/romantic comedy. With Candice Bergen, Lake Bell.
“9/11” (R). Based on Patrick Carson’s stage play “Elevator,” this drama has five strangers stuck in an elevator in the World Trade Center’s north tower on 9/11 when the terrorist attack occurs. With Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Gina Gershon, Luis Guzmán and Jacqueline Bisset.
“Trip to Spain” (NR). Comic actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star in this follow-up to their two comedies “The Trip” (2011) and “The Trip to Italy” (2014), which sprang off of their British TV series “The Trip” (2010-14), playing versions of themselves as the banter over meals and misadventures, traveling through the title country. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“True to the Game” (R). Based on Teri Woods’ novel of the same name, this crime drama tells the idealized story of a drug kingpin who falls in love with an aspiring writer and vows to exit his life of crime, which is easier planned than done. With Columbus Short, Erica Peeples and Vivica A. Fox.
“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” (NR). Documentary about influential Native American guitarist Link Wray. Interviewees include Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, Bubby Saint-Marie, Tony Bennett, Slash, Steve Tyler, Iggy Pop and many more. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)