‘ONWARD’ TO THE BOX OFFICE - Movie of the Week
‘ONWARD’ TO THE BOX OFFICE
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 6, 2020
A cartoon, a period comedy and a pair of bleak dramas lead this weekend’s new movies.
“Onward” (PG). The latest animated feature from Disney/Pixar is set in a fantasy world where elves and unicorns live together, with a story about two elf brothers who use a magical staff to bring their late father back to life for a 24-hour visit, but instead they bring back just his legs. The voice cast includes Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Wilmer Valderrama and Dave Foley.
“Emma” (PG). This umpteenth film adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel stars Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role, as a vain young woman who has no wish to marry but enjoys pairing up friends and relatives for amusement. With Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy and Rupert Graves.
“The Way Back” (R). A former high school basketball star who threw away his chance at a college scholarship is a struggling alcoholic when he’s offered a job coaching at his alma mater, forcing him to re-examine his life and confront his demons. With Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal and Michaela Watkins.
“Ordinary Love” (R). A devoted, longtime married couple in Northern Ireland (Lesley Manville, Liam Neeson) is living a comfortable retired life when she is diagnosed with breast cancer and they must face the inevitable together.
“Greed” (R). A billionaire (Steve Coogan) in the world of luxury retail fashion turns 60 and throws himself a party in a lavish hotel on the Greek island of Mykonos in this farce that pokes fun at the super rich. With Isla Fisher, David Mitchell and Asa Butterfield.
“Anne Frank: Parallel Stories” (PG-13). Helen Mirren reads from Anne Frank’s diary in this documentary that also lets us here from a number of Holocaust survivors, as well as their children and grandchildren. (Exclusively at Megaplex Jordan Commons Theaters.)
“Beneath Us” (R). Illegal immigrants are hired by a wealthy white couple to work on homes they purchase before flipping them, then they torture and dispose of the workers in this horror film with political ambitions. (Exclusively at Megaplex Jordan Commons Theaters.)