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New movies this week: Huntsman, Elvis

Posted April 21

Emily Blunt  in "The Huntsman: Winter's WAr"

A look at what's new in theaters this week.

The Huntsman: Winter's War (PG-13, Action, Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Sam Claflin) - Long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought vanquished by Snow White's blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya, suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya's ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen including Eric and warrior Sara only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love. When Freya learns of her sister's demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it's ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen's cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.

Compadres (NR, Comedy/Action, Starring Omar Chaparro, Erick Elias, Aislinn Derbez, Eric Roberts, Kevin Pollak) - After being released from prison, former Mexican cop Garza seeks revenge on Santos. Santos has kidnapped Garza's girlfriend and framed him for a crime he didn't commit. In his crusade for vengeance, Garza also tracks down an accountant responsible for stealing $10 million dollars from Santos. He is shocked to find that the infamous accountant is a 17 year old American computer hacker named Vic. Despite an immediate disdain for each other, these two divided by culture, language and age, realize that Garza's low tech brain and Vic's high tech hacker skills may be their only chance at finding Santos before he finds them.

Elvis and Nixon (R, Comedy, Starring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks) - On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock 'n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. The untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

A Hologram for the King (R, Drama, Starring Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt, Sarita Choudhury, Alexander Black) - Cultures collide when an American businessman is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver and a beautiful Saudi doctor.


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