Movies: June 14, 2018

June 15, 2018 GMT

‘Superfly’ — New

Tribune News Service says 2 out of 4 stars.

(Meadowview) “SuperFly” is a remake of a 1972 film, and it follows the original’s plot structure, hitting almost every gangster movie trope along the way, because “Super Fly” helped to establish those tropes so long ago. It’s one last deal before getting out of the game. Rated R. (108 mins.)

‘Tag’ — New

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 3½ out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) Five friends gather at the wedding of the only undefeated player in a game they’ve played since childhood. With Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner. Written by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen, screen story by Steilen, based on a newspaper article by Russell Adams. Directed by Jeff Tomsic. Rated R. (97 mins.)

‘Incredibles 2’ — New


Tribune News Service says 4 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) “The Incredibles” sent up superhero and spy tropes, but, ultimately, it’s a family story. Happily, Brad Bird has pulled it off again in the long-awaited sequel “Incredibles 2,” which is as good as, if not better than, the original. Rated PG. (118 mins.)

‘Gotti’ — New

No star rating available.

(Movies 10) John Travolta stars as the New York crime boss. With Spencer Lofranco, Kelly Preston and Stacy Keach. Written by Lem Dobbs and Leo Rossi. Directed by Kevin Connolly. Rated R. (105 mins.)


Tribune News Service says 4 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) Every so often, a directorial debut comes along that just so happens to be an instant classic. Such is the case with writer-director Ari Aster’s family horror film “Hereditary,” a sensation at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and one of the most bone-chillingly terrifying films to come along in quite some time — a masterpiece of film form and storytelling. PG-13. (127 mins.)

‘Hotel Artemis’

The Associated Press Tribune says 1 out of 4 stars.

(Meadowview) Jodie Foster stars as a woman who runs an exclusive criminals-only emergency room in strife-ridden near-future L.A. With Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day and Dave Bautista. Written and directed by Drew Pearce. Rated R. (210 mins.)

‘Ocean’s 8’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 3½ out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10, Paramount) Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett recruit an all-female crew to pull off a $150 million diamond heist. With Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Richard Armitage, James Corden, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. Written by Gary Ross and Olivia Milch; story by Ross. Directed by Ross. Rated PG-13. (210 mins.)

‘First Reformed’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 4 out of 4 stars.


(Paramount) A conflicted reverend (a superb Ethan Hawke) undergoes a profound crisis of faith in Paul Schrader’s soul-searching, career-resurrecting drama, a tribute to the contemplative cinema of Robert Bresson and Yasujiro Ozu that nonetheless moves to the pulse of a thriller. Rated R. (213 mins.)

‘Deadpool 2’

Tribune News Service says 2½ out of 4 stars.

(Meadowview and Movies 10) Ryan Reynolds is back as the crazy assassin and sometime X-Man, joined on his murderous adventures by Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Cable (Josh Brolin). Directed by David Leitch. Rated R. (119 mins.)


Tribune News Service says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star as a pair of bohemian lovers whose sailing adventure leads into a catastrophic hurricane. Written by Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell and David Branson Smith; based on a book by Tami Oldham Ashcraft with Susea McGearhart. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Rated PG-13. (120 mins.)

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 2½ out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) The film follows what seems to be a familiar structure for all the “Star Wars” movies. It’s a classic tale of good guys versus bad guys with lots of explosions and strange creatures at a party. There are plenty of high-speed chase scenes, narrow escapes and acrobatic fights as un-faced enemies are destroyed. Rated PG-13. (135 mins.)

‘Book Club’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 3½ out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen star as lifelong friends whose book club tackles “Fifty Shades of Grey,” triggering new romances and rekindling old flames. Written by Bill Holderman and Erin Simms. Directed by Holderman. Rated PG-13. (94 mins.)

‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) The Avengers and their superhero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Rated PG-13. (156 mins.)

‘Life of the Party’

No star rating available.

(Movies 10) Melissa McCarthy plays a housewife who returns to college alongside her daughter and lets loose after her husband leaves her. With Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, Stephen Root and Jacki Weaver. Written by McCarthy and Ben Falcone. Directed by Falcone. Rated PG-13. (105 mins.)