In Our Theaters - Current Reviews
Week of May 20 to May 27
ANGRY BIRDS PG/Animated Comedy/Dirs: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly (Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride) The popular video game comes to the movies. Three birds – Red, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb – have always been outsiders on their bird island. But when the island is visited by mysterious green pigs, it’s up to these three birds to figure out what the pigs are up to.
THE BOSS R/Comedy/Dir: Ben Falcone (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage) Tycoon Michelle Darnell is busted for insider trading. When she gets out of jail her world is upside down. Her mission is to scrape her way back to the top of the heap.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PG-13/Action/Dirs: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo (Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson) Captain America wants superheros to be free to help the world as they see fit. Ironman believes that superheros need government oversight. Only answer? Let the superheros choose sides and fight it out.
CITY OF GOLD R/Documentary/Dir: Laura Gabbert (David Chang, Roy Choi, Jonathan Gold) Jonathan Gold has long been known for his robust writing about the hidden culinary treasures in LA; he was one of the first critics to review small family-owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much care as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills. With a stroke of his pen, he’s changed the lives of countless recent immigrants cooking the food of their homes.
THE FAMILY FANG R/Drama/Dir: Jason Bateman (Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn) Adult siblings Baxter and Annie, scarred from an unconventional upbringing, return to their family home after an unlikely accident. When their parents – performance artists famous for elaborate public hoaxes – suddenly go missing under troubling circumstances, Baxter and Annie investigate. Unsure whether it’s foul play or just another elaborate ruse.
THE JUNGLE BOOK PG/Family/Dir: Jon Favreau (Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o) A remake of and tribute to the 1967 classic animated movie from Disney. This current version is live action with impressive CGI animals. Mowgli is the human child living in the Indian jungle with wild animals. Some are friends, some are not. Mowgli must grow up and find his own place in this world.
MONEY MONSTER R/Drama/Dir: Jodie Foster (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell) Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets.
MOTHER’S DAY PG-13/Comedy/Dir: Garry Marshall (Anya Kochoff, Tom Hines, Lily Hollander) The intertwined stories of three women: a divorcee looking for a new relationship; a TV celebrity that is reconnected with a daughter she has not seen in years; and a young woman who wants to get closer to her own mother.
NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING R/Comedy/Dir: Nicholas Stoller (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron) A sorority party house opens up next door to a nice suburban family. Only problem? These girls like to party! The family’s only solution is to bring in some frat boys to cool things down. Yeah, right.
THE?NICE GUYS R/Action/Dir: Shane Black (Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice) A duo of misfit private detectives become involved with a case that involves the mob in the late 1970s in L.A.
SING STREET PG-13/Drama/Dir: John Carney (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy) A kid from an out-of-sorts family in Dublin forms a band to make friends and to get the girl.
ZOOTOPIA PG/Animated Comedy/Dirs: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush (Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba) A cute bunny cop and a wily fox con artist are out to stop a conspiracy in their animal kingdom.