New Movies this Wknd: Incredibles 2, Tag, & Superfly

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THE INCREDIBLES 2 (Animated)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible is left to care for Jack-Jack while his wife is out saving the world.

WHO'S IN IT? Voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini

TRIVIA:

  • The first movie came out in 2004.
  • The sequel takes place three months after the original.
  • Both Incredibles movies were written and directed by Brad Bird. 
  • Samuel L. Jackson's real-life wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, plays his wife in the Incredibles movies.

 

TAG (Comedy / Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

WHO'S IN IT? Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Hannibal Buress

TRIVIA:

  • The movie is based on a Wall Street Journal story about a group of men who had spend one month a year for the past 30 years playing tag.
  • Jeremy Renner fractured his right elbow and left wrist doing a stunt for the movie. Though he had to wear casts for the rest of the shoot, these were covered by CGI effects.
  • The movie was originally developed for Will Ferrell and Jack Black.

 

SUPERFLY (Crime Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.

WHO'S IN IT? Jennifer Morrison, Trevor Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Esai Morales, Jason Mitchell

TRIVIA:

  • Opens Wednesday.
  • The original Superfly came out in 1972 and starred Ron O'Neal.
  • The soundtrack is headed by rapper Future.
  • The original film's soundtrack was written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. 
  • Production on the movie started only five months ago.
  • The budget was $16 million.

 

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