By Jack Rico
Spring is in the air and Hollywood is beginning to show its flair for the visual spectacle. Two films coming out this week offer some of that eye-candy many moviegoers such as: ‘Life’ and ‘Power Rangers’. Also, Latinos are making their presence felt this week with Michael Peña in ‘CHiPs’, Daniel Espinosa directing in ‘Life’ and Becky G making her film debut in ‘Power Rangers’. Enjoy the trailers and listen to our podcast for our in-depth reviews of this week’s releases and more!
INDIE & LIMITED RELEASES
Wilson (R, 94m, Comedy)
Director: Craig Johnson
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian, Shaun Brown, James Robert Miller
Synopsis: A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.
I Called Him Morgan (1h 32m, Documentary, Drama, History)
Director: Kasper Collin
Cast: Lee Morgan, Helen Morgan, Wayne Shorter
Synopsis: On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This feature documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America.
Prevenge (88m, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller)
Director: Alice Lowe
Cast: Jo Hartley, Gemma Whelan, Alice Lowe, Kate Dickie
Synopsis: Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.
The Levelling (R, 83m, Drama)
Director: Hope Dickson Leach
Cast: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden, Joe Blakemore
Synopsis: After he brother dies, Clover returns to her family farm in Someset, where she discovers her estranged father is a shell of his former self and the farm is in shambles due to floods that destroyed the area six months earlier.
Slamma Jamma (PG, 104m, Drama, Sport)
Director: Timothy A. Chey
Cast: Chris Staples, Michael Irvin, Jose Canseco, Ryan Gunnarson
Synopsis: Wrongfully accused and sent to prison, a former basketball star prepares for the national slam dunk competition while finding redemption in himself and in those he loves.
Power Rangers (PG-13, 124m, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)
Director: Dean Israelite
Cast: Becky G, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin
Synopsis: A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.
Life (R, 103m, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hiroyuki Sanada
Synopsis: An international space crew discovers life on Mars.
CHIPS (R, 100m, Action, Comedy, Crime)
Director: Dax Shepard
Cast: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Jessica McNamee, Adam Brody
Synopsis: The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.