A rundown of select new films you'll find in theaters this week
“Going In Style”
This comedy about three retirees who decide to take drastic measures when their 401K goes under boasts a trio of Oscar winners in Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. Oh, and it's directed by Zach Braff of “Garden State,” so, um.
The trailer for this throwback horror flick has me intrigued. Let's hope it stays true to the '80s roots it evokes. (Gateway Film Center)
“Smurfs: The Lost Village”
The mixed animation/live-action series based on the '80s kiddie icons died, so now they are going back to the well with a full animated version. Smurfing Hollywood.
This World War II drama centers on a young German woman who is recovering from the death of her fiance when she meets a mysterious Frenchman who is also in mourning. (Drexel Theatre)
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” 4K restoration
The Gateway Film Center unveiled its new 4K projection system with “Donnie Darko.” Now the theater brings another, more grisly cult classic to the screen.
It's been 20 years, but the gang's all here. This strangely effective sequel picks up on the wild tale of young Scottish heroin addicts who are (mostly) all grown up. 4 stars
“The Blackcoat's Daughter”
Another great release from A24 Films, this horror flick is unsettling and confusing in all the best ways. David Lynch fans should take note. (4 stars)
Also in theaters:
“Ghost in the Shell”
The acclaimed Japanese anime based on the acclaimed Japanese manga gets a live-action treatment. Scarlett Johansson stars as a cyber-enhanced soldier trying to discover the truth about her past.