New movies this week include “God’s Not Dead 2” and “Everybody Wants Some.” Talk about diverse films! Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week.
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME
Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug use and some nudity | In Theaters 4/1 (limited; expands 4/8) | Ok for Kids 18+ | Paramount | Reel Preview: 3 of 5 Reels
Set in the world of 1980s college life, “Everybody Wants Some” follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Taking its title from a hit song off Van Halen’s 1980 album “Women and Children First,” this movie features an ensemble cast of Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Anthony Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell. The film is written and directed by Richard Linklater and produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures, Richard Linklater and Ginger Sledge.
GOD’S NOT DEAD 2
Rated PG for some thematic elements | In Theaters 4/1 | Ok for Kids 9+ | Pure Flix | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels
This sequel to 2014’s “God’s Not Dead” centers on Grace (Melissa Joan Hart), a Christian teacher who’s forced before a judge for answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her a career she loves and expel God from the classroom. Directed by Harold Cronk, this movie also stars Ernie Hudson, Jesse Metcalfe and David White.
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.
Images in this feature used courtesy of the studios and distributors.