Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A long-awaited literary adaptation, a much-delayed horror sequel and a recent Oscar winner hit theaters this week

Posted By on Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 1:20 PM

click to enlarge A Fantastic Woman
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Six new films are hitting Spokane theaters in the week following the Oscars, among them Ava DuVernay's anticipated adaptation of a kid-lit classic, a Spanish-language film that won big at the Academy Awards and a critically lauded black comedy.

Will any challenge Black Panther's box office reign? Doubtful.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN
The most recent Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Sebastián Lelio’s drama stars newcomer Daniela Vega as a transgender waitress and lounge singer who falls in love with a much older man. When he dies, she finds herself shunned by his family. Rated R.

GRINGO
In this action comedy, a hapless pharmaceuticals rep is sent to Mexico to deliver a cache of the company’s new weed pills, only to be kidnapped and held for ransom. David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton and Charlize Theron star. Rated R.

THE HURRICANE HEIST
A group of criminals plot to rob the U.S. Treasury, hoping a looming Category 5 tropical storm will serve as the perfect distraction. The weather has other plans. We’re still not totally convinced this is a real movie. Rated PG-13.

THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT
It’s been a decade since those creepy masked home invaders terrorized Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, and they’re back to stand ominously in the shadows while menacing another family on a very unfortunate road trip. This has been in various states of production for nearly a decade; not a good sign. Rated R.

THOROUGHBREDS
Two rich adolescent girls rekindle a friendship and discover they might share sociopathic tendencies, especially when one of them suggests they indulge in a little homicide. Writer-director Cory Finley’s feature debut has been likened to the pitch-black teen comedy Heathers. Rated R.

A WRINKLE IN TIME
Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved children’s book about a curious young girl who must embark on an interdimensional quest after her scientist father goes missing, her every move guided by three magical beings. Rated PG.

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