CARS ON THE TRACK, SHARKS IN THE WATER - Movie of the Week
CARS ON THE TRACK, SHARKS IN THE WATER
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, June 16, 2017
The third “Cars” cartoon and the umpteenth “Jaws” ripoff highlight (we can only hope) this week’s new movies.
“Cars 3” (PG). This second sequel to the Pixar animated film about anthropomorphic autos has Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) setting out to prove to younger racecars that he’s still got the stuff to compete. Voice cast includes Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Tony Shalhoub, Kerry Washington, Paul Dooley, Bob Costas, Cheech Marin, Katherine Helmond, John Ratzenberger and Margo Martindale.
“47 Meters Down” (PG-13). Sisters (Mandy Moore, Claire Holt) vacationing in Mexico become trapped in a shark cage on the bottom of the ocean, something the circling great whites have no intention of ignoring. Former Utahn Matthew Modine co-stars.
“The Book of Henry” (PG-13). Single mother Susan (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress while raising two sons, the older of whom is 11-year-old Henry (Jacob Lieberher), a savant who does the household finances. But when Henry develops a crush on the girl next door, he discovers she’s being abused by her stepfather, so he develops a plan to save her, undaunted by the fact that the stepfather is also the local police commissioner.
“The Wedding Plan” (PG, in Hebrew with English subtitles). Israeli comedy about a feisty 32-year-old bride-to-be who is dumped just before she is to be married. But she continues with plans for a traditional Jewish wedding, secure in the knowledge that God will provide her with a groom. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Paris Can Wait” (PG). While vacationing in Cannes, the wife (Diane Lane) of a famous movie producer (Alec Baldwin) develops an ear infection and can’t fly, so when her husband is summoned to Budapest, his partner (Arnaud Viard) offers to drive her to Paris. Their road trip turns into a flirtatious gourmet-food experience during their stops along the way. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“All Eyez On Me” (R). Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars as Tupac Shakur in this biographical film that chronicles the late rapper’s life, to include his stardom, his imprisonment and his controversial period at Death Row Records. The title is taken from Shakur’s fourth studio album (in 1996).
“Rough Night” (R). Scarlett Johansson leads the ensemble cast of this raunchy comedy about five women who were girlfriends in college getting together a decade later for a bachelorette weekend in Miami. But their rowdy partying leads to the accidental death of a male stripper, so they plot to hide the body. “Bridesmaids” meets “Weekend at Bernie’s”? With Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz, Demi Moore and Ty Burrell.