New in Theaters: “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Fantasy Island”


1.  Sonic the Hedgehog  (PG)  Trailer

Ben Schwartz from “Parks and Recreation” is the voice of Sonic, a blue alien with supersonic speed who’s hiding out on Earth from aliens that want to steal his power.  James Marsden is a guy who protects him when Sonic causes an accidental power outage that puts him on the government’s radar.

And Jim Carrey is the over-the-top villain, Dr. Robotnik, who sends a robot army after Sonic so he can take over the world.





2.  Fantasy Island  (PG-13)  Trailer

Michael Pena is Mr. Rourke in this horror adaptation of the classic ’70s TV show about a magical island resort where all their fantasies come true.  The island’s guests include Portia Doubleday from “Mr. Robot”Maggie Q, and Lucy Hale.





3.  Downhill  (R)  Trailer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are a married couple who reevaluate their lives after narrowly escaping an avalanche on a ski vacation in the Alps.  And it’s all because Will Ferrell abandons his family to quickly grab his phone and get himself to safety.





4.  The Photograph  (PG-13)  Trailer

Issa Rae from HBO’s “Insecure” realizes how much her own love life parallels her mother’s after her mom dies of cancer.  In her mom’s safety deposit box, she finds a photo and a letter telling her about the love she sacrificed to have a successful career.

LaKeith Stanfield from FX’s “Atlanta” is a journalist who falls for her while writing about Issa’s mom.

Lil Rel Howery is also in it as LaKeith’s brother.





5.  And now, some limited releases you may or may not care about:


Ordinary Love stars Liam Neeson as a devoted husband who’s struggling to keep life normal after his wife is diagnosed with breast cancer.  (Trailer)





First Lady is a silly romantic comedy starring Nancy Stafford as a presidential widow who agrees to help her husband’s VP run for office, but then finds romance with Corbin Bernsen, a king who masquerades as a bodyguard to woo her.  (Trailer)





Enter the Fat Dragon a subtitled martial arts comedy starring Donnie Yen as an overweight Hong Kong cop who takes on the Yakuza.  This Bruce Lee parody is actually a remake of a 1978 movie starring Sammo Hung from “Martial Law”.  (Trailer)