New films opening this weekend include The Age of Adaline (Blake Lively), Little Boy (Emily Watson, Kevin James), Adult Beginners (Rose Byrne), The Forger (John Travolta, Christopher Plummer), Helicopter Mom (Jason Dolley), Laugh Killer Laugh (William Forsythe), Misery Loves Comedy (documentary), The Water Diviner (Russell Crowe), and Kung Fu Killer (Donnie Yen). Age of Adaline looks the most interesting and it doesn’t hurt that Blake Lively is easy on the eyes. I think I’ll make her my second wife. I hope my current wife doesn’t mind. Continue reading for a summary of the new films for this weekend.
New Movies for April 24, 2015
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.
Little Boy is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, Little Boy is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7-year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, Little Boy highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity. Stars Emily Watson and Kevin James.
A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and 3-year-old nephew in the suburbs — only to become their nanny. Stars Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, and Bobby Cannavale.
A thief (John Travolta) works with his father (Christopher Plummer) and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Together, they plan the heist of their lives.
Oh, how far we’ve come from the dark days of rampant homophobia. But teenager Lloyd Cooper (Jason Dolley) may think society — or at least his mother — has progressed a bit too far on this topic. Lloyd’s mom Maggie (a hilarious Nia Vardalos) says she would not only accept a gay son, she actively encourages it, as it would be “really cool” to have one. In fact, Maggie becomes so convinced that Lloyd himself is gay that she “outs” him to his entire high school. Like any good “helicopter mom,” who hovers over every aspect of her children’s lives, Maggie takes control of Lloyd’s social life, setting Lloyd up on dates with boys whom she has approved and filing for a gay student college scholarship. There’s just one wrench in her grand plans: Lloyd doesn’t even know whether he’s gay or not. But the mother is willing to accept her son for who he is — or at least who she thinks he is.
A Jewel thief named Frank Stone is a very deeply disturbed, anti social, milquetoast who finds no joy or humor in anything — until he awakens from a deep coma. Stars William Forsythe, Bianca Hunter, and Tom Sizemore.
Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, and Jon Favreau are among over 60 famous funny people featured in this hilarious twist on the age-old truth: misery loves company. In-depth, candid interviews with some of the most revered comedy greats who each share their unique path and a life devoted to making strangers laugh. With arresting anecdotes and insights from the comedy underbelly that reveal a performer’s deep desire to connect with audiences, Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy is the definitive master class on the art of humor that details a comedian’s rare ability to help us understand life as only they can.
An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. Stars Russell Crowe.
A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom. Stars Donnie Yen, Charlie Yeung, and Baoqiang Wang.