This week at the movies, George Clooney and Britt Robertson star in a futuristic sci-fi flick, and a classic horror film gets a remake. Here’s a sneak peek at new movies opening wide in theaters.
Movies opening in limited release this week include “When Marnie Was There,” “Chocolate City,” Drunk Wedding,” “Sunshine Superman,” “Love At First Fight,” “The Farewell Party,” “The Human Centipede 3” and “Aloft.”
PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language | In Theaters 5/22 | Ok for Kids 10+ | Disney | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels.
From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird‘s riveting adventure starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy- genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world — and them — forever. The film also stars Judy Greer, Tim McGraw, Hugh Laurie, and Kathryn Hahn.
PG-13 for intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material and some language | In Theaters 5/22 | Ok for Kids 15+ | 20th Century Fox | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels.
How about a creepy clown for tonight’s nightmare?
“Poltergeist,” the remake of the classic horror movie, has you covered. Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man,” “Evil Dead,” “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House“) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
This movie stars Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams, along with some other-worldly souls.
JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM
One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender.
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.
Jane Boursaw is a well-known film critic and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Images in this feature used courtesy of the studios and distributors.