Rebel Wilson, Ryan Reynolds and Michael Moore are all hitting the big screen this week. Along with Derek Zoolander in a brand new comedy about “beautiful people.” Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters.
HOW TO BE SINGLE
Rated R for sexual content and strong language throughout | In Theaters 2/12 | Ok for Kids 18+ | New Line/Warner Bros. | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then … there’s Alice. And Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun. Christian Ditter directs this romantic comedy starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr., Alison Brie and Leslie Mann.
Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity | In Theaters 2/12 (3D/2D/IMAX 3D | Ok for Kids 18+ | 20th Century Fox | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
Based on Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, “Deadpool” tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Directed by Tim Miller, this movie also stars Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano.
Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, a scene of exaggerated violence, and brief strong language | In Theaters 2/12 | Ok for Kids 14+ | Paramount | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels
This sequel to the 2001 comedy begins ten years later, and Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) are literally forgotten. But when the “world’s most beautiful people” are systematically assassinated with formerly famous male model Derek Zoolander’s trademark “Blue Steel” look on their face, Interpol recruits Derek and his friend Hansel to infiltrate a new and different world of high fashion in order to put a stop to it. Meanwhile, Derek’s rival Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell) is now free and seeking revenge.
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
Rated R for language, some violent images, drug use and brief graphic nudity | In Theaters 2/12 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Dog Eat Dog Films | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels
“Where to Invade Next” is a subversive comedy in which documentary filmmaker Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine” is back with this eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world – they’re just waiting to be co-opted.
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.
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