This Week in Movies - 3/23/15

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Wednesday for the weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.



Release date: March 27
Director: Etan Cohen
Cast: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson

If there were ever a testimonial for getting your movie previews right here, from me, courtesy of Fly Magazine, it would be on behalf of this movie. Go ahead. Try find out what it’s all about on your own. Google “Get Hard”. Or, better yet, try searching the phrase “Get Hard movie.” That should be a real fun one for you to explain to your wife or H.R. rep. Save yourself the hassle and listen up: Get Hard stars Will Ferrell as James King – a businessman sentenced to 10 years in prison for a white collar crime he didn’t commit. To prepare himself for prison, King hires a man (Hart) to teach him how to survive behind bars.



Release date: March 27
Director: Tim Johnson
Cast: (voices of) Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin

Based on the 2007 children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday, this movie follows an alien race called the Boov, who invade and take over Earth in a misguided attempt to hide from an enemy clan called the Gorg. When the Boov leader, Captain Smek (Martin), relocates the entire human race to another planet, he accidentally overlooks a little girl named Tip (Rihanna), who joins forces with an outcast Boov (Parsons) for hijinks and whatnot. Director Tim Johnson previously helmed the DreamWorks animated films Antz, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and Over the Hedge.


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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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