Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Christian rockers, German hijackers and tomb raiders hit big screens this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 3:52 PM

click to enlarge Christian rockers, German hijackers and tomb raiders hit big screens this weekend
Tomb Raider

The No. 1 box office slot is still Black Panther's to lose, but Lara Croft is back on the big screen to challenge its reign. Here's a full list of the week's other theatrical openings.

In 1976, an Air France flight was hijacked by German reactionaries, with Israeli Defense Forces swooping in to intervene. It's an event that's been dramatized many times before; Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike play the hijackers here. Rated PG-13.

A faith-based drama about Bart Millard, the frontman of Christian rock group MercyMe, who escaped his abusive childhood through music. The title is lifted from the band's signature song. Rated PG.

Popular teenager Simon (Nick Robinson) begins anonymous email correspondence with another boy, only to discover they're the only gay kids in their school, and they're both in the closet. Our critic Eric D. Snider calls this a funny, sweet and uplifting coming-out and coming-of-age comedy. Rated PG-13.

Videogame heroine Lara Croft returns to the big screen, this time played by Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander, in an origin story detailing the famed treasure hunter's first adventure on a fabled Japanese island. Rated PG-13.

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Nathan Weinbender

Nathan Weinbender is the former music and film editor of the Inlander. He is also a film critic for Spokane Public Radio, where he has co-hosted the weekly film review show Movies 101 since 2011.