Jul 14, 2020

Weekend of Movies

Graphic by Matt Weir / Photos by IMDB/AP Images

Unlikely superheroes, African-American women, disenchanted Muslim youth and Harrison Ford are the main focus of four much-anticipated movies coming out this weekend.

Here is a rundown of movies coming out today.

Megamind (PG)

What it’s about: Megamind, Metro City’s worst villain to date, finds himself without a purpose after he kills the superhero Metro Man. Because Megamind is now without a nemesis, he creates one called Titan. But instead of becoming Metro City’s latest superhero, Titan quickly becomes a villain worse than Megamind.

Notable movie moment: Megamind’s sidekick makes him a new cape with an interesting name-The Black Mamba.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt.

For Colored Girls (R)

What it’s about: The women in the movie portray characters from the collection of poems-turned-play-turned-movie. Each of the characters draw attention to issues that impact not just black women, but women of any color and race.

Notable movie moment: When the women of the film gather on the rooftop to discuss life and play a little poetry game called “My Love…”

Starring: Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad and Macy Gray.

Four Lions (R)

What it’s about: Four young Muslim guys in Britain train themselves to become soldiers to fight against Muslim oppression around the world. The
resulting events make this
movie a satirical look at terror.

Notable movie moment: When the four friends try to make a terrorist video.

Starring: Rizwan Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak and Adeel Akhtar.

Morning Glory (PG-13)

What it’s about: T.V. producer Becky Fuller loses her job at a local news station and soon lands another job at a morning news show, where the main anchor is the uppity Colleen Peck. Becky brings in retired journalist Mike Pomeroy to co-host the show with Colleen. The spats between the two give Becky more than enough work.

Notable movie moment: When Becky travels to see Mike to offer him a job co-hosting her morning show, his disdain for morning “news” plays out in his reaction.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum.

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