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IS PIXAR STILL INCREDIBLE?

  

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, June 15, 2018

Pixar has such a great track record that every new release automatically brings with it very high expectations. That’s certainly true of “Incredibles 2,” which is expected to be the summer’s latest box-office blockbuster (at least until we get the latest “Jurassic World” entry next week).

“Incredibles 2” (PG). The latest from Disney/Pixar is a 14-years-later sequel about the family of superheroes, each with a unique power, and a story that revolves around Elastigirl being chosen to save the world, while husband Mr. Incredible is left at home to care for the children. Writer-director Brad Bird is back, along with voice cast members Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Ratzenberger and Sarah Vowell. Also here are Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush and Isabella Rossellini.

“Superfly” (R). Remake of the 1972 blaxploitation thriller about a cocaine dealer trying to make one last score before abandoning his life of crime. The original film was controversial for glorifying drug dealers, but it was a big hit and led to two sequels. This one stars Trevor Jackson.

“Tag” (R). Loosely based on a true story, this raunchy comedy stars Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress as childhood friends who have continued an elaborate game of tag into adulthood. With Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Leslie Bibb and Brian Dennehy.

  

“Hearts Beat Loud” (PG-13). A record-store owner who is a widower and aging hipster tires to talk his college-bound lesbian daughter into joining him in a band for his last stab at rock-and-roll stardom. With Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“American Animals” (R). Part documentary and part dramatization, this is the true story of four friends in Kentucky who decide to pull of a very unlikely heist by robbing a campus library of a $12 million Audubon book. Real-life participants show up as talking heads in documentary snippets throughout the film. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“The Gardener” (Not Rated). This Canadian documentary is about Frank Cabot’s Les Quatre Vents, aka Cabot Garden, an elaborate private garden in the Charlevoix region near Quebec City. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)