Summer Movies: Week of May 4, 2018

Summer Movies: Opening May 4, 2018

The main movie coming out this week is a remake of Overboard, which I find very disappointing because I loved the original. Tully is from the same writer as Juno and it looks really smart and funny while also having a great cast. I was excited about Bad Samaritan because it stars David Tennant and was filmed in Portland, but the reviews don’t look good.

If you want to watch a documentary about a kick-ass lady, RBG is available. If you don’t want to leave the house, there is a sci-fi thriller, Anon, that will be released on Netflix. For horror comedy fans, The Cleanse, looks to be very amusing.

Overboard

Overboard

Starring: Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, John Hannah, Eva Longoria

Directed by: Rob Greenberg
Written by: Leslie Dixon, Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 52 min.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%
Quick Description: Unnecessary remake

Remake of the Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell movie, but with the genders switched where the obnoxious yacht owner is a guy and employee who gets revenge on him is a woman.


Tully

Tully

Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston

Directed by: Jason Reitman
Written by: Diablo Cody

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 36 min.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%
Quick Description: Smart comedy

An overworked mother hires a night nanny to help her gain some sanity in her life.


Bad Samaritan

Bad Samaritan

Starring: Kerry Condon, David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Jacqueline Byers

Directed by: Dean Devlin
Written by: Brandon Boyce

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 51 min.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%
Quick Description: Portland-based thriller

Some burglars come across a woman being held captive in a house they planned to rob.


RBG

RBG

Starring: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg

Directed by: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 37 min.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
Quick Description: Documentary

Covers the life of bad-ass Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Anon

Anon

Starring: Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore

Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Written by: Andrew Niccol

Rating: NR
Length: 1 hour 40 min.
Quick Description: Sci-fi thriller

In the future, no one is anonymous, until one woman is and messes with a cop.


The Cleanse

The Cleanse

Starring: Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Kyle Gallner

Directed by: Bobby Miller
Written by: Bobby Miller

Rating: R
Length: 1 hour 21 min.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%
Quick Description: Horror comedy

When people attend a retreat to cleanse their souls, they find what toxic feelings they are releasing manifest themselves physically.

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5 thoughts on “Summer Movies: Week of May 4, 2018

  • May 4, 2018 at 11:30 pm
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    I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt but after watching the trailer? Nope nope nope. I mean, the original wasn’t perfect but I still loved it despite its flaws.

  • May 4, 2018 at 7:41 pm
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    The reviews for the Overboard reboot just prove to not mess with perfection-Goldie, Kurt and Garry Marshall.

  • May 4, 2018 at 10:28 pm
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    I saw the trailer for Overboard and I was like, “How DARE you??!!”

  • May 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm
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    Maybe RBG when it comes out at home.
    I’ll skip the others, Anon seems interesting but also looks like I won’t really be able to figure out what is going on!

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