New movies this week include the long-awaited “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” and more. Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality | In Theaters 3/25 | Ok for Kids 13+ | Warner Bros. | Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels
This long-awaited superhero movie pits Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante (Batman/Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck) against Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior (Superman/Clark Kent, played by Henry Cavill). Meanwhile, the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs, just as a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in grave danger. Directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel.” They’re joined by Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa also makes an appearance as Aquaman.
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material | In Theaters 3/25 | Ok for Kids 13+ | Universal | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
This follow-up to 2002’s breakout comedy continues the story of Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) and Ian Miller (John Corbett). After spending most of their time focused on their teenage daughter, Toula and Ian are facing marital problems while also dealing with yet another Greek wedding – this time, even bigger and fatter! Written by Nia Vardalos, this movie also stars Rita Wilson, John Stamos and Elena Kampouris.
GET A JOB
Rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and language | In Theaters 3/25 (limited, On Demand) | Summit/Lionsgate | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels
Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will Davis (Miles Teller) and Jillian Stewart (Anna Kendrick), who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers, they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones they don’t see coming. Also stars Alison Brie, Bryan Cranston, and Marcia Gay Harden.
I SAW THE LIGHT
Rated R for some language and brief sexuality/nudity | In Theaters 3/25 (limited; expands 4/1 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Sony Pictures Classics | Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels
“I Saw the Light” chronicles the life of legendary country western singer Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), who in his brief time on earth created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The story follows his meteoric rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life. Written and directed by Marc Abraham, this movie is based on Colin Escott’s biography and also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones.
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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