A rundown of select films currently playing in theaters
New in Theaters:
“Pacific Rim Uprising”
John Boyega (best known as Finn in the latest “Star Wars” update) stars in this cartoonish, sci-fi action thriller, which finds human-operated robots waging war against massive sea monsters.
Trailers for this Steven Soderbergh thriller look … unsettling, to say the least. Claire Foy (“The Crown”) stars as a woman who may or may not be losing her grip on reality amid an episode with a stalker.
“Paul, Apostle of Christ”
This biblical tale stands out largely for its decision to cast Jim Caviezel as bible scribe Luke just 14 years after he portrayed Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.” Typecasting, man.
“The Death of Stalin”
Director Armando Iannucci ("Veep") provides some much-needed laughs in a political satire that hits a little too close to home. Even if it's not quite as good as his previous film, “In the Loop,” admission is worth it for Steve Buscemi's Nikita Khrushchev alone. (3 stars)
The headline from The Guardian appears to sum up this rebooted franchise nicely: “Alicia Vikander's Lara Croft is a badass bore.”
“A Wrinkle in Time”
Ava DuVernay's “A Wrinkle in Time” is a wild ride, and should be lauded for a diverse and inclusive cast, but it falls well short of the classic young-adult book on which it's based. (3 stars)
“7 Days in Entebbe”
Minor quibble with this hijacker drama: Why not title it “A Week in Entebbe”?
“The Hurricane Heist”
This eXXXXXXXXtreme, storm-fueled caper is what happens when you take a regular heist film and force feed it Mountain Dew Code Red.