This Weekend In Movies: 03/24/2016

This weekend’s big release is Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Will it squash Zootopia which squashed the competition, with a $64.8 million weekend?  (Divergent flopped with a mere $29 million take.) How will compare to the rated-R Deadpool? We’ll find out next week.

Baskin is a much-anticipated Turkish horror film (but has a 64% on Rotten Tomatoes) about a group of unsuspecting police officers who are lured through a trapdoor to Hell.

Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is your big blockbuster this weekend, and Zack Snyder’s sequel to his Man of Steel. Henry Cavill and Amy Adams return as Superman and Lois Lane, while Ben Affleck will play Batman, Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman, and Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor.

Born to Be Blue is the first of two music biopics this weekend, starring Ethan Hawke as 1960s jazz musician Chet Baker as the trumpeter struggles with addiction and attempts to resurrect his career.

I Saw the Light is the weekend’s other music biopic, and has an abysmal 25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Tom Hiddleston, who portrays Hank Williams, and Elizabeth Olsen, who plays his wife Audrey Mae Williams, deserve better than whatever has apparently gone wrong with this once-Oscar contender.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is your feel good, appropriate for the whole family, big release. It’s doing about as well with the critics, but I’ll happily throw my money at Nia Varadlos’ screenplay, as Toula struggles with her big, Greek family, and her daughter’s desire to go to college far, far away.

Also out this weekend are Rocky Handsome, an Indian action movie; Everybody Wants Some, a March 30 release and 80s frat comedy that, frankly, looks like it’s trying too hard (and I enjoyed Take Me Home Tonight); Valley of Love, a French film starring Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert, as a divorced couple visiting Death Valley at the request of their deceased son; April and the Extraordinary World, a French animated film about a smart French woman looking for her parents in steampunk France.


Movies already out include

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