Movie Beat With Ralph Garman: Their Finest, Gifted, Colossal, Going In Style & Smurfs: The Lost Village

A couple films are in limited release this weekend, some big budget blockbusters as well. Let’s take a look to see what’s in theaters.

Their Finest [Limited]

Director: Lone Scherfig

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston

Plot: A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.

Gifted [Limited]

Director: Marc Webb

Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate

Plot: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Colossal [Limited]

Director: Nacho Vigalondo

Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson

Plot: A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she’s suffering.

Going in Style

Director: Zach Braff

Stars: Joey King, Morgan Freeman, Ann-Margaret, Michael Caine

Plot: Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Director: Kelly Asbury

Stars: Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Manganiello, Julia Roberts

Plot: In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

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