Summer Movies: Opening May 12, 2017

Summer Movies: Opening May 12, 2017

Summer Movies: Opening May 12, 2017

The big movies coming out this week are King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched, but neither one are getting good reviews. The Wall seems to be getting more love. I was interested in Manifesto when I saw Cate Blanchett was playing many different characters, since I think she is a fabulous actress, but the trailer looked really boring and pretentious.  Sadly, even though Absolutely Anything has a great cast, including the remaining guys from Monty Python, it doesn’t look funny at all. When I saw that the voice of the dog in the movie was Robin Williams I had to look up when this movie actually came out. It was two years ago in the UK and is finally being released here. It probably should have stayed unreleased.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana

Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Written by: Joby Harold, Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram

Rating: PG-13
Length: 2 hour 6 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%
Quick Description: Reboot

Guy Ritchie reimagines King Arthur as a bad-boy raised in the streets and isn’t sure if he wants to be king.


Starring: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Randall Park

Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Written by: Katie Dippold

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 30 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%
Quick Description: Raunchy comedy

After getting dumped, a woman drags her timid mom on an exotic vacation where things do not go as planned.


Starring: Gabriel Chavarria, Demian Bichir, Theo Rossi, Tony Revolori, Eva Longoria

Directed by: Ricardo de Montreuil
Written by: Cheo Hodari Coker, Elgin James

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 39 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%
Quick Description: Family drama

In East LA, a street artist tries to make his mark while there is a power struggle between his father and ex-con brother.

The Wall

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli

Directed by: Doug Liman
Written by: Dwain Worrell

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 21 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%
Quick Description: War drama

In Iraq, two American soldiers get trapped by a sniper and only have a small wall between them and him.

Paris Can Wait

Starring: Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard, Cedric Monnet

Directed by: Eleanor Coppola
Written by: Eleanor Coppola

Rating: PG
Length: 1 hour 32 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%
Quick Description: Romance in France

When a woman’s director husband is occupied by work, she takes the scenic route with his business associate from Cannes to Paris making many stops along the way.

The Wedding Plan

Starring: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold, Ronny Merhavi

Directed by: Rama Burshtein
Written by: Rama Burshtein

Rating: PG
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%
Quick Description: Women are crazy about weddings

A woman’s fiance dumps her a month before the wedding, but she refuses to cancel any arrangements, believing she will find another husband before her original wedding date.

Generation Iron 2

Starring: Kai Greene, Rich Piana, Calum Von Moger, Iris Kyle

Directed by: Vlad Yudin
Written by: Vlad Yudin

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 46 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: n/a
Quick Description: Sports documentary

A sequel focusing on five current bodybuilding and fitness stars that use social media to help in their quest for fame.


Starring: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante

Directed by: Julian Rosefeldt
Written by: Julian Rosefeldt

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 35 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%
Quick Description: Actor showcase

Cate Blanchett plays 13 different characters in vignettes about modern day art.

The Drowning

Starring: Julia Stiles, Avan Jogia, Josh Charles

Directed by: Bette Gordon
Written by: Stephen Molton, Frank Pugliese, Pat Barker (novel)

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 35 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%
Quick Description: Don’t trust anyone type of thriller

A psychiatrist is unnerved when he comes across a young man who was just released from 11 years in prison for murder when he was just a child and the psychiatrist’s testimony help put him there.

Absolutely Anything

Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Robin Williams

Directed by: Terry Jones
Written by: Terry Jones, Gavin Scott

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 25 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%
Quick Description: Alien comedy

A group of aliens do an experiment on humans by giving one absolute power to see what he does with it.

Folk Hero & Funny Guy

Starring: Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell, Meredith Hagner

Directed by: Jeff Grace
Written by: Jeff Grace

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 31 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%
Quick Description: Road trip comedy

A singer-songwriter wants to get his friend out of a rut, so he invites him on tour to open up for him.

Dead Awake

Starring: Jocelin Donahue, Jesse Bradford, Lori Petty

Directed by: Phillip Guzman
Written by: Jeffrey Reddick

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 39 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: n/a
Quick Description: Supernatural horror

A woman is being attacked by something evil when she is suffering from sleep paralysis.


Starring: Alexi Pappas, Chase Offerle, Rachel Dratch

Directed by: Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher
Written by: Alexi Pappas, Jeremy Teicher

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 29 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%
Quick Description: Sports drama

A long distance runner training for the Olympics hurts her ankle and must take a day off and see how the other half lives.

Whisky Galore

Starring: Naomi Battrick, Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard, Sean Biggerstaff

Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
Written by: Peter McDougall

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 38 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%
Quick Description: Whisky adventure

During the war, a Scottish island runs out of whisky so the best day happens when a stranded ship comes ashore carrying cases of whisky.

Urban Hymn

Starring: Shirley Henderson, Ian Hart, Jack McMullen

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Written by: Nick Moorcroft

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 54 min
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%
Quick Description: Inspiring drama

A social worker tries really hard to get a troubled teenager out of her bad lifestyle and habits by showing her how to use her amazing singing voice.

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