YOUR MICROWAVE IS WATCHING YOU - Movie of the Week
YOUR MICROWAVE IS WATCHING YOU
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 28, 2017
Opening this weekend is a thriller that preys on our fears of technology, along with a trio of smaller movies.
“The Circle” (PG-13). Emma Watson plays an up-and-comer hired by the most powerful technology company in the world, whose co-founder (Tom Hanks) encourages her to join a groundbreaking social-media experiment that quickly begins to affect the lives of her friends and family in unexpected ways. A thriller with sci-fi overtones, co-starring John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton and Glenne Headly.
“How to Be a Latin Lover” (PG-13). Mexican actor/filmmaker Eugenio Derbez (“Instructions Not Included”) stars in this farce about a gigolo who marries a rich older woman, lives a spoiled life for 25 years, and then, to his complete surprise, is unceremoniously dumped by her for a younger guy. So he goes on the prowl for another wealthy target and begins to eye the grandmother (Raquel Welch) of his nephew’s school friend. With Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell.
“Growing Up Smith” (PG-13). Family comedy-drama about an immigrant couple (Bhaaskar Bhatnagar, Poorna Jagannathan) and their young son Smith (Roni Akurati) as they try to adjust to American culture without losing their Indian identity, and their interactions with the redneck family next door (Jason Lee, Hilarie Burton) whose teenage daughter (Brighton Sharbino) becomes Smith’s best friend. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Graduation” (R, in Romanian with English subtitles). A physician in a small mountain town pushes his daughter to study and live abroad when she’s 18, but just as she’s in line for a scholarship to a British university she is assaulted, and her subsequent depression torpedoes her ambition. Dad has some ideas about making things right but they’ll involve him doing some wrong things, which can only lead to tragedy. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
"Sleight" (R). A street magician (Jacob Latimore) wo dabbles in illegal activities gets in too deep and his sister is kidnapped to settle a debt. So he uses his sleight-of-hand trickery to attempt a rescue.