A rundown of select films currently playing in theaters
New in Theaters:
More than 30 years (!) after Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell starred in “Overboard,” Hollywood returns to the remake well, which, judging by the existence of this film, is getting pretty, pretty dry.
Yet another film about celebrated pilot Chelsey “Tully” Tullenberger, who landed a passenger plane on the Hudson River shortly after… Wait, scratch that. That was “Sully” Sullenberger. “Tully” is actually the latest from screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”) and stars Charlize Theron.
If early reviews are to be trusted, the “bad” in the title should be emphasized. The Hollywood Reporter, for one, called this “a low-budget serial killer thriller so ludicrous and imbecilic that it's almost charming. Almost.”
After seeing “Foxtrot,” Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood took to Twitter, writing of the Israeli drama, “Haunting and beautiful. I can't quit thinking about it.” Consider me sold.
“Avengers: Infinity War”
*George Costanza voice* “Worlds are colliding!” The latest release in the Marvel universe is its biggest yet, incorporating virtually every character from every film (from “Guardians of the Galaxy” to “Black Panther”). And, yes — deep sigh — in all likelihood the inevitable cameo from comic artist/Marvel kingpin Stan Lee.
“Lean on Pete”
While the plot synopsis sounds, uh, suspect — in caring for an aging racehorse, a young boy develops a deep connection with the animal — the cast is exceptional (Steve Zahn, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny) and the studio releasing the film, A24, has a staggering batting average as of late. (Just ask Brad Keefe.)
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 the film is more fun than watching paint dry.
“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 monster flick that will do a number on viewers' nerves. Carry on.