Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Opening this Week - May 6

Wide Releases:

Captain America: Civil War

Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Runtime: 2hrs, 26mins
Action, Comic Book, Sci-Fi

The next big Marvel film is here and as usual, it ushers in the summer movie season. Though, unsurprisingly no other movie wanted to challenge this film by opening on the same weekend, so this one gets to be the solo wide release for this weekend. The Russo brothers made one of the best super hero movies out there in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Civil War" is already being being called another home run. It's said to wrap up Captain America's story arc, and pave the way for a fresh set of hero films starring Black Panther and Spiderman. Who lives, who dies and what does it all mean for the Marvel cinematic universe? We'll have to wait and see.


Limited Releases:

A Bigger Splash

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Runtime: 2hrs, 4mins

Italian director of the acclaimed film "I Am Love," Luca Guadagnino, is looking to make a bigger splash with his English language debut "A Bigger Splash." Sorry I couldn't resist. This one might just be worth the price of admission just for Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes alone. Hard to say no to a movie with those two in it.


Being Charlie

Directed by: Rob Reiner
Runtime: 1hr, 37mins

This one is somehow flying under the radar despite being directed by Rob Reiner and written by his son Nick Reiner. It follows the reckless title character Charlie as he breaks out of a drug treatment clinic only to be placed in adult drug rehab by his parents. It's territory Nick Reiner knows all too well having himself battled drug addiction throughout his teenage years.


Pelé: Birth of a Legend

Directed by: Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist
Runtime: 1hr, 47mins
Biography, Drama, Sports


Elstree 1976

Directed by: Jon Spira
Runtime: 1hr, 30mins

I don't usually do a many documentaries, but being such a fan of "Star Wars" I find this one interesting enough to look into. It listens to a handful of extras discuss their appearance in 1977's "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" and how their lives have been dramatically changed ever since. Considering the "Star Wars" hype has been running at near max levels since the release of "The Force Awakens" and the trailers for "Rogue One" the timing seems pretty good, even if it's limited release is happening on the same weekend as the release of a certain other gigantic franchise owned by Disney. 


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