New in theaters this weekend

New in theaters:

"Dirty Grandpa"

The crude comedy starring Robert DeNiro as a horny grandpa who travels to spring break with his grandson (Zac Efron). With reviews strictly embargoed and a late-January release date, looks like a potential dud.

"The 5th Wave"

Chloe Grace Moretz stars in yet another apocalyptic movie based on a young adult novel, this one featuring waves of alien attacks on Earth. Trust me: There's always a reason movies like this come out in January, and it's usually that they suck.

Alive recommends:


The Gateway Film Center is opening/reopening a trio of Oscar nominated docs, including "Cartel Land" and "The Look of Silence," but I most recommend my favorite doc of the year, this searing look at the life and talent of Amy Winehouse.