Friday, May 5, 2017



This week in theaters, Marvel returns to sweep the box-office with "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2". The film has no other competition, being the only wide release in theaters this weekend. In limited release it might be worth checking out the drama "3 Generations" starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon, the boxing biopic "Chuck" starring Liev Schreiber and the thriller "The Dinner" starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney.

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Film Details

  • Director: James Gunn

  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pm Klementieff, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Laura Haddock

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

  • Running Time: 136 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language, and brief suggestive content

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 82% (193 fresh, 43 rotten, score: 7.1/10)
  • Metacritic: 67 out of 100 (30 positive, 13 mixed, 1 negative).


3 Generations Movie Image

Official Synopsis

3 GENERATIONS tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they must deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who knows he's a boy, even though he was assigned female at birth. Ray has already been living as a boy for years, but is now ready to start hormone replacement therapy. His single mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray's biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray's transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray's lesbian grandmother is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.

Film Details

  • Director: Gaby Dellal

  • Starring: Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon

  • Genre: Drama

  • Running Time: 92 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content, some sexual references and language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 36% (9 fresh, 16 rotten, score: 5.2/10)
  • Metacritic: 48 out of 100 (1 positive, 15 mixed, 1 negative).


Chuck Movie Image

Official Synopsis

He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber) was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match. It's the beginning of a wild ride through the exhilarating highs and humbling lows of sudden fame-but what happens when your fifteen minutes in the spotlight are up? Driven by a committed performance from Liev Schreiber, Chuck is a refreshingly human tale of resilience and redemption. Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts costar.

Film Details

chuck poster
  • Director: Philippe Falardeau

  • Starring: Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Elisabeth Moss

  • Genre: Drama, Sport

  • Running Time: 101 min.

  • Rating: R for language throughout, drug use, sexuality/nudity and some bloody images

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 70% (19 fresh, 8 rotten, score: 6.5/10)
  • Metacritic: 67 out of 100 (11 positive, 4 mixed, 0 negative).


The Dinner 2017 Movie Image

Official Synopsis

When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town's most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night. While Stan and Paul have been estranged since childhood, their 16-year- old sons are friends, and the two of them have committed a horrible crime that has shocked the country. While their sons' identities have not yet been discovered and may never be, their parents must now decide what action to take. As the night proceeds, beliefs about the true natures of the four people at the table are upended, relationships shatter, and each person reveals just how far they are willing to go to protect those they love.

Film Details

The Dinner Poster
  • Director: Oren Moverman

  • Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloe Sevigny

  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

  • Running Time: 120 min.

  • Rating: R for disturbing violent content, and language throughout

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 50% (33 fresh, 33 rotten, score: 5.5/10)
  • Metacritic: 58 out of 100 (12 positive, 12 mixed, 3 negative).

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