Friday, March 8, 2019



The highly anticipated "Captain Marvel" is now in theaters and aiming to shake up things at the box-office as the first months of 2019 have been pretty slow. The 21st installment in the MCU stars Brie Larson and introduces a new character, 20 years before Thanos snapped his fingers. The film has already delivered $20.7 million from Thursday night previews and is headed towards a $170 million weekend debut.

With a Marvel flick out in theaters this weekend, there are nothing but limited releases left as an alternative. The first noteworthy release is J.C. Chandor's Netflix action thriller "Triple Frontier" starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal. We also have Vincent D'Onofrio's western "The Kid" starring Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan and Chris Pratt, as well as "A Fantastic Woman" helmer Sebastián Lelio's drama "Gloria Bell", which stars Julianne Moore and John Turturro.

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


Captain Marvel Movie Image

Official Synopsis

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Film Details

  • Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

  • Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Gemma Chan, Djimon Hounsou, Lee pace

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

  • Running Time: 124 min.

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

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 81% (231 fresh, 55 rotten, score: 6.85/10)
  • Metacritic: 65 out of 100 (30 positive, 20 mixed, 1 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 36% (average score: 2.3/5 from 5,216 user ratings)
  • Metacritic: 2.7/10 (151 positive, 58 mixed, 570 negative).
  • IMDb: 6.6/10 (40,376 votes)


Triple Frontier Movie Image

Official Synopsis

A group of former Special Forces operatives (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal) reunite to plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. For the first time in their prestigious careers these unsung heroes undertake this dangerous mission for self instead of country. But when events take an unexpected turn and threaten to spiral out of control, their skills, their loyalties and their morals are pushed to a breaking point in an epic battle for survival. Directed by Academy Award (R) nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year) and co-written by Chandor and Academy Award (R) winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty).

Film Details

  • Director: J.C. Chandor

  • Starring: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund, Adria Arjona

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

  • Running Time: 125 min.

  • Rating: R for violence and language throughout

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 68% (26 fresh, 12 rotten, score: 6.6/10)
  • Metacritic: 62 out of 100 (12 positive, 7 mixed, 0 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 81% (average score: 4.1/5 from 52 user ratings)
  • Metacritic: 9.4/10 (10 positive, 0 mixed, 0 negative).
  • IMDb: 8.9/10 (109 votes)


The Kid Movie Image

Official Synopsis

In this thrilling Western, a young boy, Rio (Jake Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle (Chris Pratt). Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat and mouse game of Billy the Kid's final year of life plays out. Ultimately Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, and will use this self-realization in a final act to save his family.

Film Details

  • Director: Vincent D'Onofrio

  • Starring: Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Jake Schur, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

  • Genre: Biography, Drama, Western

  • Running Time: 99 min.

  • Rating: R for violence and language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 53% (9 fresh, 8 rotten, score: 5.4/10)
  • Metacritic: 56 out of 100 (6 positive, 3 mixed, 2 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • Metacritic: N/A
  • IMDb: 7.7/10 (29 votes)


Gloria Bell Movie Image

Official Synopsis

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family.

Film Details

  • Director: Sebastián Lelio

  • Starring: Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Sean Astin, Michael Cera, Brad Garrett, Rita Wilson

  • Genre: Drama, Romance

  • Running Time: 102 min.

  • Rating: R for sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 100% (34 fresh, 0 rotten, score: 7.6/10)
  • Metacritic: 81 out of 100 (24 positive, 0 mixed, 1 negative).

Audience Reception

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 50% (average score: 3.1/5 from 241 user ratings)
  • Metacritic: N/A
  • IMDb: 6.6/10 (298 votes)

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