New Movies this Wknd: The Angry Birds 2, Good Boys, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE2(Animated)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level.

WHO'S IN IT?Voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Jones, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez,AwkwafinaBill Hader,Pete Davidson,Maya Rudolph.​​​​​​

TRIVIA

  • The first Angry Birds movie, based on the popular video game, came out in 2016 and earned $352.3 million.
  • Five former or current SNL cast members are in the voice cast -- Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Pete Davidson and Maya Rudolph.
  • The first game in the series was released in December 2009.

 

GOOD BOYS (Comedy)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.

WHO'S IN IT?Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Molly Gordon, Will Forte, Lil Rel Howery, Millie Davis, Brady Noon

TRIVIA:

  • The movie has an R-rating, despite starring 12-year-olds.
  • The film was shot in Vancouver.
  • This is the secondSuperbad-inspired movie this year, following Booksmart, a female-led SuperbadGood Boys is considered a middle-grade version of the 2007 comedy.
  • Produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also didSuperbad.
  • The budget was $20 million.

 

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED (Thriller)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species.

WHO'S IN IT? Nia Long,Sistine Rose Stallone,John Corbett, Corinne Foxx 

TRIVIA:

  • Sistine Rose Stallone is the daughter of Sylvester Stallone.Corinne Foxx is the daughter of Jamie Foxx.
  • This is Sistine's acting debut.
  • A sequel to47 Meters Down(2017)
  • Shot in the Dominican Republic.

 

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT(Comedy)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, an Indian teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

WHO'S IN IT?Viveik Kalra, Rob Brydon, Hayley Atwell, Sally Phillips

TRIVIA:

  • Inspired by the life of Pakistani-English journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, who is a huge Springsteen fan.
  • "Blinded by the Light" was a 1973 song by Springsteen.
  • The soundtrack contains "I'll Stand by You," a Springsteen song originally written forHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE(Comedy)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A loving mom reconnects with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family.

WHO'S IN IT?Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Billy Crudup, Laurence Fishburne

TRIVIA:

  • Based on a 2012 novel by Maria Semple
  • Directed by Richard Linklater(Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, Boyhood).
  • The release date had been changed four times. It was originally set to come out on May 11th, 2018.

 
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