New in Theaters:
- “Blade Runner 2049“ (R)
In the first movie, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard, a cop hunting synthetic bioengineered humans called replicants. This one takes place 30 years later, and stars Ryan Gosling as a new blade runner who uncovers a secret that puts him on a quest to find Deckard.
Robin Wright plays his boss, Jared Leto is the guy whose company took over manufacturing replicants, and Dave Bautista is also in it as an escaped skin job.
The director had his friends make short films about what’s happened in the three decades since the events of the first movie . . . which took place in the “futuristic” year of 2019.
“Black Out 2022” is a 15-minute short about how the replicants set off an EMP to destroy the replicant database after angry human mobs use it to identify and kill off the new Nexus 8 model that’s been given a human normal lifespan
“Nexus Dawn” is an introduction to Jared Leto’s character. It takes place in the year 2036, and he plays the guy who defies the prohibition of manufacturing replicants after production on them was outlawed a decade earlier because of the devastation of the global blackout.
And “Nowhere to Run” takes place in 2048, with Dave Bautista as a replicant trying to blend in with humans, who gives himself away when he defends a girl from street thugs.
- “The Mountain Between Us“ (PG-13)
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are stranded on a remote snow covered mountain. They risk their lives for each other to get back to civilization once they realize no one’s going to find their plane crash because the pilot never filed a flight plan. Beau Bridgesplays their pilot.
- “My Little Pony: The Movie“ (PG)
Emily Blunt plays a unicorn with a broken horn who crashes the ponies’ party and steals their home. As agonizingly painful as it may be to sit through a “My Little Pony” movie, at least it’s got an impressive voice cast.
Uzo Aduba from “Orange is the New Black” plays the queen. Zoe Saldana is some kind of pirate captain, Sia is a pop star pony, and Liev Schrieber and Taye Diggs are bad guys.