I WANT MY MUMMY - Movie of the Week
I WANT MY MUMMY
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, June 9, 2017
Not content with his other movie franchises (“Mission: Impossible,” “Jack Reacher” and a scheduled sequel to “Edge of Tomorrow”), Tom Cruise is rebooting yet another.
“The Mummy” (PG-13). These is a reboot of the oft-filmed and perhaps overly familiar story of an ancient Egyptian sorcerer/priest/prince who is awakened in the modern day and begins a search for his long-lost love, a quest that sends him on a path of murder and mayhem. Only this time, the ancient Egyptian mummy is a woman. Cruise stars, with Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and, as the title character, Sofia Boutella (who played the fascinating, heavily made-up alien Jaylah in “Star Trek Beyond”).
“My Cousin Rachel” (PG-13). A young man (Sam Claflin) suspects that the older cousin who raised him has been murdered by the title character (Rachel Weisz) and he angrily prepares to meet her — but then he unexpectedly finds himself beguiled by her charms. Adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s mystery-romance novel (and remake of the 1952 Olivia de Havilland-Richard Burton film) set in 19th century Cornwall.
“Megan Leavey” (PG-13). This is the true story of a young female Marine (Kate Mara), who joins up to escape personal troubles at home and finds herself working with the K-9 unit. There she takes on a particularly aggressive bomb-sniffing dog, with whom she identifies, and together they complete 100 missions before a makeshift bomb severely injures both woman and dog.
“It Comes at Night” (R). Joel Edgerton leads the cast of this horror yarn, as the father of a small family living in a remote area of the world in an isolated house, hoping to fend off some sort of unnatural threat that has infected much of the populace. When another family shows up, desperate for help, paranoia and mistrust fuel fears on both sides.
“I Daniel Blake” (R). British filmmaker Ken Loach’s latest follows a 59-year-old carpenter recovering from a heart attack who befriends a single mother and her two children as they try to navigate the bureaucracy that surrounds their applying for government benefits in England. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)