WHERE DID ALL THE MOVIES GO? - Movie of the Week
WHERE DID ALL THE MOVIES GO?
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
Looks like “Spectre” has chased off competition for the second week in row as only three new films are opening, a true story ripped from headlines, a holiday comedy and another true story about a college football player who died young.
“The 33” (PG-13). Antonio Banderas heads the cast of this dramatic re-creation of events surrounding the 2010 mining disaster in Chile that left 33 miners trapped below ground. Rescue efforts begin in earnest after the government gets involved and soon the whole world is watching. Co-stars include Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips and Gabriel Byrne.
“Love the Coopers” (PG-13). Family bonding is tough for the Cooper clan in this holiday farce, as four generations gather for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. Diane Keaton and John Goodman star as the heads of the household, with various other characters played by Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei and Olivia Wilde, among others.
“My All-American” (PG). Aaron Eckhart gets top billing as University of Texas coach Darrell Royal but the focus is on a young player he chooses when other colleges have passed him over, Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock), a smaller-than-average safety for the Longhorns who nonetheless leads the team to a championship. Then he’s diagnosed with cancer.