New movie releases for the weekend of May 13
George Clooney plays the host of a financial network show who is taken hostage on-air when one of his stock picks tanks. Julia Roberts costars, and Jodie Foster directs.
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"Lawrence of Arabia" in 70mm
The Gateway Film Center will screen this 1962 classic in glorious 70mm film. If ever a movie could make you appreciate the format in person, this is the one.
* * *Alive recommends:
"Captain America: Civil War"
The latest chapter in the Marvel Universe is awfully crowded, with a full dozen superheroes represented, but it's also awfully good. You won't be disappointed. (3 ½ stars)
This pulse-pounding thriller from the director of "Blue Ruin" is heavy on the tension and intensity as a touring punk band ends up witness to a murder. (3 1/2 stars)
"Everybody Wants Some!!"
Richard Linklater's charming sort-of sequel to "Dazed and Confused" is down to its last few theatrical showings in Columbus. More people need to see this. (3 1/2 stars)
"The Jungle Book"
Jon Favreau did a great job directing this CGI-created "live action" version of the beloved story, and the voice cast, including Bill Murray and Christopher Walken, is pretty much genius. (3½ stars)
* * *Also in theaters:
Irish writer/director/composer John Carney has made some truly lovely cinematic love letters to music ("Once," "Begin Again"). His latest centers on a boy growing up in Dublin who starts a band to impress a girl.
"The Huntsman: Winter's War"
This prequel/sequel to the action take on the Snow White legend doesn't even have Snow White. It's a movie that's not very good built on a concept no one was really excited about in the first place.