THE 'AVENGERS' SAGA ENDS (AS IF) - Movie of the Week
THE 'AVENGERS' SAGA ENDS (AS IF)
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 26, 2019
With the opening this weekend of the new “Avengers” picture, everyone else got out of the way — not other studio pictures are scheduled. There are, however, three art films set to offer an alternative for more serious moviegoers.
“Avengers: Endgame” (PG-13). If you don’t know about this film you’ve been living in a cave … which, come to think of it, might not be a bad idea these days. Captain America (Chris Evans), Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the rest of the gang come together to wrap up the 22-film Marvel series … until the next one, of course. This is essentially the second chapter of a two-part “Avengers” film, the first being last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” as that film’s survivors attempt to take down evil Thanos (Josh Brolin) and undo all the damage he’s caused. And did I mention that it's three hours long?
“Peterloo” (PG-13). Low-key British filmmaker Mike Leigh’s latest is this historical drama based on the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, in which British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally of 80,000 that had gathered in Manchester. Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake and Tim McInnerny. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Family” (R). Taylor Schilling (“Orange Is the New Black”) stars in this dark comedy as a socially awkward business executive who reluctantly agrees to babysit her eccentric tween niece (Byrn Vale) overnight, which to her dismay turns into a week. With Allison Tolman and Kate McKinnon. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Her Smell” (R). Self-destructive punk rocker Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the moment that led to brief commercial success for her band Something She. With Amber Herd, Dan Stevens, Eric Stoltz and Virginia Madsen. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)