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Opening in Orlando: Only the Brave, Geostorm, Killing Gunther and more

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THIS WEEK:

Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween Madea and her crew bed down at a haunted campground, where they're menaced by all manner of supernatural baddies. Like goblins. And the boogeyman. And Harvey Weinstein. (PG-13)

Geostorm A weather-control device goes haywire and threatens the existence of humanity. Gerard Butler is the nominal star, but the true point of interest is an appearance by Orlando improv mainstay Richard Regan Paul (a favorite at SAK Comedy Lab, among other venues). "My character adds to the mystery in the narrative," Richard told me when I reached out to him for comment. "I cannot say much more than that." I'm-a call it right now: He's playing Harvey Weinstein. (PG-13)

Killing Gunther Hey, remember that big movie Taran Killam was writing and directing? The one that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger? The one that was said to be the final sticking point in Killam's departure from Saturday Night Live? Well, it's finally here – at one area theater only, and with simultaneous availability on demand. Talk about picking the wrong hill to die on. (Oh, and it used to be called Why We're Killing Gunther. I guess somebody decided it had a better shot if its title sounded like a Bill O'Reilly book.) (R)

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Liam Neeson portrays the FBI man whose role as the whistleblower Deep Throat helped expose the Watergate scandal. For our younger readers who may not remember Watergate, it's what did in Harvey Weinstein. (PG-13)

Only the Brave We're all still cool with firefighters, right? I mean, we're disillusioned with everybody else, but guys who put out raging infernos haven't done anything to disgust and disappoint us, have they? I only ask because this reality-based drama tells the tale of a bunch of fellas who took on the Arizona wildfire of 2013. And it sure would suck if, coinciding with the flick's release, we learned that the ruling council of the KKK was made up entirely of firemen or something. Because I'm kind of running out of knees to take here. (PG-13)

Same Kind of Different as Me Djimon Hounsou plays a homeless Magical Negro who lights a spiritual spark in the life of white well-to-dos Greg Kinnear and Reese Witherspoon. The trailer alone prompted The Guardian to declare, "I want to sew this film into a sleeping bag and kick it into a lake." Yeah, like I'm going to say anything that could top that. (PG-13)

The Snowman Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson try to track down a serial killer who strikes with each new snowfall. "Sucks to be you!" taunts the state of Arizona. "All we got is wildfires!" (R)

Also Playing: American Satan A sinister bigwig (Malcolm McDowell) maneuvers a struggling rock band into a Faustian bargain. Hey, remember when that setup was used for the extremely short-lived '70s sitcom A Year at the Top? It had Mickey Rooney and Paul Shaffer, and it lasted five weeks. But don't you feel intimidated, American Satan; you go for that fortnight. (R)

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