A rundown of select films currently playing in theaters
New in Theaters:
“Super Troopers 2”
The comedy troupe behind films such as “Beerfest” returns with the sequel to “Super Troopers,” its stoner-friendly 2001 breakout. The 4/20 release date is certainly purposeful, so expect a spike in theater snack sales for these screenings.
“I Feel Pretty”
In comedian Amy Schumer's latest, she portrays an insecure woman who discovers previously unseen confidence after hitting her head in a fall. The film has received criticisms in some circles for issues centered on body shaming.
Paula Patton and Omar Epps star as a couple whose romantic weekend in the mountains takes a scarring turn after a violent biker gang arrives on the scene.
This film, written and directed by Stanley Tucci, stars Geoffrey Rush as painter Alberto Giacometti and follows the artist through the completion of one of his last portraits. Here's hoping it's more fun than watching paint dry.
Vulture described this Rock-starring CGI vehicle as “aggressively dumb,” which is to be expected from a movie spun off an old arcade game where monsters are required to destroy high-rise buildings.
“Truth or Dare”
There's only one “Truth or Dare,” and it's the 1991 Madonna doc. All others, including this widely panned teen horror film, are pretenders.
“A Quiet Place”
John Krasinski makes his directorial debut with this documentary on the U.S. library system that takes a firsthand look at … er, I've just been informed it's actually a tense horror flick that will do a number on viewers' nerves. Carry on.
“Isle of Dogs”
“Isle of Dogs” is pure Wes Anderson. If you hate what he's selling, this one won't change your mind. But for devotees (Alive critic Brad Keefe included), only one word comes to mind: delightful. (5 stars)