SO, WHICH SIDE OF HEAVEN IS THAT? - Movie of the Week
SO, WHICH SIDE OF HEAVEN IS THAT?
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, June 28, 2019
A sequel to the 18-year-old Latter-day Saint drama “The Other Side” of Heaven” and a couple of fantasies lead this week’s new movies as the box office recovers from “Toy Story 4” mania.
“The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith” (PG-13). True story of John H. Groberg (now an emeritus General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) returning — this time with his young family — to the Tongan island where he served 10 years earlier as a young missionary. Sequel to the 2001 film that became one of the most popular of the cycle of Latter-day Saint-centric movies in the early 2000s, again written and directed by Mitch Davis, with Christopher Gorham returning to as Groberg.
“Yesterday” (PG-13). A struggling singer-songwriter in England is about to give up on his musical dreams when, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, he wakes up to discover that no one on the planet remembers the Beatles. So he starts performing Fab Four songs and becomes a superstar. With Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran and James Corden.
“Annabelle Comes Home” (R). The seventh horror film in the “Conjuring” franchise and the third “Annabelle” entry has demonologist couple Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) taking the possessed doll to their home where they have a priest offer a holy blessing and lock it safely away … until it is again awakened and wreaks more havoc.
“Echo in the Canyon” (Not Rated). This musical documentary explores the roots of the music scene in Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon area, to include the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Mamas and the Papas. Interviewees include Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, Beck, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Norah Jones and many more. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Ophelia” (PG-13). Daisy Ridley is the title character in this retelling of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” from the viewpoint of the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes and potential wife of the Prince of Denmark. Based on the novel by Lisa Klein. With Naomi Watts and Clive Owen.