Preview of films from the weekend of April 28 to May 1 | Events calendars
“Acharya” – (Action, unrated, 136 minutes). A Naxalite social reformer begins a fight against the Endowment Department over their misuse of temple donations and funds.
“Memory” – (Action, R, 114 minutes). In this remake of the 2003 Belgian film ‘The Memory of a Killer’, hitman Alex Lewis finds himself the target of a dangerous criminal organization after refusing to complete a job because it goes against its code.
“The Sound of Violet” – (Comedy, PG-13, 107 minutes). Shawn is in desperate need of a woman and continues date after date until he meets Violet, who he thinks is his soul mate. Unfortunately, due to Shawn’s autism and trusting nature, he doesn’t realize that she is a prostitute.
“Ambulance” – (Action, R, 136 mins). Note: C, Michael Phillips. When a bank robbery escape goes awry, veteran Will Sharp and his foster brother Danny, a career criminal, hijack an ambulance with an injured cop and the EMT still in the vehicle. During a high-speed chase, Will and Danny must keep their hostage alive while avoiding a massive response from citywide law enforcement.
“The Villains” – (Animation, PG, 100 minutes). A group of animal criminals get caught and Mr. Wolf makes a deal to keep them all from going to jail. He promises that they will all become good; he does not intend to keep this promise.
“The Batman” – (Action, PG-13, 175 minutes). Rating: A, Katie Walsh. Batman must investigate Gotham’s hidden corruption when the Riddler begins assassinating key political figures. In doing so, Batman is forced to question his family’s involvement in the crime.
“Everything, everywhere, all at once” – (Adventure, R, 139 minutes). An aging Chinese immigrant finds herself on an adventure and the only way for her to save the world is to explore other universes that show her the other lives she could have led.
“Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” – (Fantasy, PG-13, 142 minutes). Rating: D+, Katie Walsh. When dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald attempts to take over the wizarding world, Professor Albus Dumbledore recruits magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead a team of wizards, witches, and a muggle to stop him.
“Father Stu” – (Drama, R, 124 minutes). Rating: C, Katie Walsh. After Stuart Long’s amateur boxing career ended in injury, he decided to move to Los Angeles with the dream of becoming a star. After surviving a motorcycle accident, he feels like he’s supposed to be a Catholic priest.
“Jujutsu Kaisen: 0” — (Animation, PG-13, 105 minutes). Rika, the friend of high school student Yuta Okkotsu, has been turned into a curse and won’t leave him alone. Okkotsu enrolls in Jujutsu High where he hopes to learn how to fight this curse.
“The Lost City” – (Action, PG-13, 112 minutes). Rating: B+, Katie Walsh. While on a jungle book tour, a romance adventure writer is kidnapped by a billionaire who hopes he can lead her to the treasure of the ancient lost city she wrote about in her latest book. His cover model, who has devoted his life to embodying the hero of the book, sets out to save the author.
“Morbius” – (Action, PG-13, 104 mins). Rating: C-, Michael Phillips. Biochemist Michael Morbius has a rare blood disease and is determined to find a cure. At first, his cure seems to work, but it seems he injected himself with a form of vampirism that triggered a darkness within him.
“The Northman” – (Action, R, 136 mins). Rating: A, Katie Walsh. A young Viking prince sets out on a journey to avenge his father’s murder.
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” – (Animation, PG, 122 mins). Dr. Robotnik and Knuckles return to Earth in search of an emerald with the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic and his friend Tails go on a journey to find the emerald first.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” – (Action, PG-13, 148 mins). Rating: A-, Katie Walsh. Now that Peter Parker’s identity has been revealed, his superhero responsibilities put his loved ones in danger. So Spider-Man asks Doctor Strange to help him restore his secret identity. But when the spell to do this goes awry, powerful villains are unleashed, forcing Peter to learn what it really means to be Spider-Man.
“The unbearable weight of massive talent” – (Action, R, 107 minutes). Rating: C+, Katie Walsh. In financial ruin, Nicolas Cage accepts money to make an appearance at a billionaire superfan’s birthday party. However, this billionaire is actually a drug lord and Cage is a CIA informant.
“Uncharted” – (Action, PG-13, 116 mins). Rating: C, Katie Walsh. Resourceful Nathan Drake and treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan race to find $5 billion worth of treasure. And if they learn to work together, there’s a chance they could find Nathan’s long-lost brother as well.
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