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OVER (OR, ACTUALLY, ON) THE MOON

 

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 1, 2019

“Apollo 11” (G). Documentry about the first space flight to land astronauts on the moon, comprised of large-format archival footage that has never before been released, and the film has no narration or interviews to support the action, aside from commentary from those involved in the launch and news reports by Walter Cronkite. (Exclusively at the Jordan Commons IMAX Theater.)

“A Madea Family Funeral” (PG-13). Believe it or not, this is the 11th film for which Tyler Perry has donned his drag costume to play the elderly woman with a bad attitude, and, as per usual, he also wrote, directed, co-produced and plays several other supporting characters as well. This time out there’s a family reunion in backwoods Georgia that unexpectedly ends in a secrets-revealing funeral. (Perry has said this is the final Madea film.)

 

“Greta” (R). Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), naïve young woman in New York City, finds a handbag on the subway and decides to track down the owner, Greta, a lonely, eccentric French piano teacher (Isabelle Huppert). But Greta is not really what she seems to be and soon she is stalking Frances and her roommate (Maika Monroe). With Colm Feore and Stephen Rea; co-written and directed by Neil Jordan (“The Crying Game,” “Interview with a Vampire”).

“A Tuba to Cuba” (Not Rated). Documentary following New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as it retraces its musical roots to Cuba, while unfolding the history of the band from its birth in the early 1960s. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)