January 29, 2015
BELOW ARE OUR TOP 5 NEW MOVIE PICKS TO SEE THIS WEEKEND OPENING IN THEATERS TOMORROW.
Tell us which one you will be going to see?
BLACK OR WHITE
Writer/director Mike Binder’s family drama Black or White stars Kevin Costner as Elliot, a wealthy citizen of Los Angeles whose wife dies in a car accident in the movie’s opening scene. This leaves him alone to care for his young biracial granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell). Eloise’s mother, Elliot’s daughter, died in childbirth, and the girl’s African-American father has been out of the picture because of his serious drug problem. Eloise’s paternal grandmother, Rowena (Octavia Spencer) is a straight-talking self-made woman who lives with her large family in East L.A., and she decides that Eloise needs to be around all of her family now more than ever and sues for custody. Black or White screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Belgian director Erik van Looy revisits his own 2008 psychological thriller in this remake starring Karl Urban and James Marsden. The story centers on five married friends who begin to suspect one another of murder after the corpse of a young woman appears in the shared inner-city loft they use for extramarital affairs and other nefarious purposes.
A teenager prospers after using an almanac when time traveling, but doesn’t understand the ramifications of what he’s done until it’s too late in this Platinum Dunes production for Paramount Pictures.
THE DEVIL’S VIOLINIST (Select Theaters only)
19th Century violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini incurs the wrath of his diabolical manager while preparing for his debut performance in London, and falling for the daughter of an English impresario.
SEPREMACY (Select Theaters only)
The thriller Supremacy focuses on a violent racist (Joe Anderson) who takes a family hostage. The patriarch (Danny Glover) soon learns that he shares something with his captor; both of them served time in jail. He attempts to use this, and anything else at his disposal, to save his family from the madman. Julie Benz co-stars.