Opening This Week – May 5

May 4, 2017

Opening This Week – May 5

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Poster

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

66 Metascore
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Director:

James Gunn

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THE BUZZ: Peter Quill and his expanded superhero family battle new foes and lingering father issues as the Awesome Mixtape #2 re-introduces old favorites as your new summer soundtrack. Looks like it’s $1 billion or bust at the worldwide box office, too. James Gunn will return for chapter 3!

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The Lovers (2017) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Comedy

74 Metascore
Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.
Director:

Azazel Jacobs

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THE BUZZ: One of the more intriguing premises of the season (and easily one of the best trailers as well) finds Azazel Jacobs, who directed the underrated HBO series “Doll & Em,” partnering with A24, the hottest indie studio around. And the cast? Superb.

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The Dinner (2017) – [Limited]

Certificate R   –   Drama | Mystery | Thriller

57 Metascore
A look at how far parents will go to protect their children. Feature film based on a novel by Herman Koch.
Director:

Oren Moverman

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THE BUZZ: Provocateur Oren Moverman is back behind the camera with his adaptation of Herman Koch’s novel, which has sharply divided critics since its debut at the Berlin International Film Festival (where it was nominated for the Golden Bear for Best Film).

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3 Generations (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate PG-13   –   Drama

44 Metascore
After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray’s mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray’s biological father to get his legal consent.
Director:

Gaby Dellal

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THE BUZZ: Formerly titled About Ray, it seems the title to this transgender drama was changed perhaps to take advantage of Susan Sarandon’s “Feud” moment. The updated trailer reveals more of the dynamic between Sarandon, Naomi Watts and Elle Fanning’s characters.

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Mr. Chibbs (2017) – [Limited]

  –   Documentary

Ten years after retirement from a career as a professional athlete, Kenny Anderson finds that basketball is easy, it’s life that’s hard. Still reeling from his mother’s death, the former New York City high-school prodigy and NBA All-Star loses a cherished coaching position, sending him into a midlife crisis. Facing his personal demons head-on, the charismatic Anderson must come to terms with his past in order to find a way forward.
Director:

Jill Campbell

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THE BUZZ: Jill Campbell observes NBA legend Kenny Anderson at a crossroads in his post-hoops life and career. This could be one of those documentaries that catches serious word of mouth.

In Theaters Now – Box Office Top Ten

The Fate of the Furious (2017) Poster

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Crime | Thriller

  7.3/10

56 Metascore

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Director:

F. Gary Gray

Box Office:

Weekend: $98.79M, Gross: $194.61M

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How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) Poster

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Comedy

  6/10

54 Metascore

Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.
Director:

Ken Marino

Box Office:

Weekend: $12.25M, Gross: $13.10M

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Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) Poster

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

  –   Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

  9.2/10
When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.
Director:

S.S. Rajamouli

Box Office:

Weekend: $10.35M, Gross: $10.94M

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The Circle (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

  5.2/10

43 Metascore

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity.
Director:

James Ponsoldt

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The Boss Baby (2017)

Certificate PG   –   Animation | Comedy | Family

  6.5/10

50 Metascore

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Director:

Tom McGrath

Box Office:

Weekend: $50.20M, Gross: $149.21M

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) Poster

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Certificate PG   –   Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance

  7.7/10

65 Metascore

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Director:

Bill Condon

Box Office:

Weekend: $174.75M, Gross: $481.01M

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Going in Style (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Comedy | Crime

  6.8/10

50 Metascore

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
Director:

Zach Braff

Box Office:

Weekend: $11.93M, Gross: $37.65M

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Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Poster

Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

Certificate PG   –   Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

  5.8/10

40 Metascore

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.
Director:

Kelly Asbury

Box Office:

Weekend: $13.21M, Gross: $38.16M

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Gifted (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Drama

  7.8/10

60 Metascore

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Director:

Marc Webb

Box Office:

Weekend: $0.45M, Gross: $16.16M

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Unforgettable (2017)

Certificate R   –   Drama | Thriller

  4.6/10

45 Metascore

A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband’s new wife.
Director:

Denise Di Novi

Box Office:

Weekend: $4.79M, Gross: $9.18M

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