DON’T GO TO THE BEACH! - Movie of the Week
DON’T GO TO THE BEACH!
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 22, 2019
A highly anticipated horror film leads new movies this weekend, in a perhaps futile effort to stop the box-office steamroller that is “Captain Marvel.”
“Us” (R). Jordan Peele, writer-director of “Get Out,” has come up with another horror yarn, this one about a family vacationing in a beach house when their peaceful retreat is interrupted by a band of evil strangers — who look just like them! With Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss.
“Gloria Bell” (R). Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelió wrote and directed this remake of his 2013 film “Gloria,” set in 1970s California as a 50-something divorcee with grown children spends her evenings at the local disco, looking for love in all the wrong places. With John Turturro, Michael Cera, Brad Garrett, Holland Taylor, Sean Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Rita Wilson.
“The Wedding Guest” (R). Dev Patel is the mysterious title character, a British Muslim hired to stop an arranged marriage in Pakistan by kidnapping he bride.
“Woman at War” (R, in Icelandic with English subtitles). A choir conductor decides to disrupt the operations of a Rio Tinto aluminum plant in the Icelandic highlands, repeatedly damaging pylons and wires to cut the power supply. When her application to adopt a child gains traction, her activism becomes an impediment. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Wheely” (PG). This animated children’s film, which resembles Pixar’s “Cars,” follows the adventures of the titular underdog taxicab as he dreams of being a racecar and worships from afar a beautiful luxury town car, described as an, ahem, Italian model. (Exclusively at the AMC West Jordan Theaters.)