Movies opening this weekend

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA(Horror)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother, a social worker and her young children are drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

WHO'S IN IT? Linda Cardellini,Raymond Cruz,Marisol Ramirez,Tony Amendola

TRIVIA

  • Opens Friday.
  • Set in theConjuringuniverse.
  • Originally titledThe Children.
  • Linda Cardellini played Velma in the live-actionScooby-Doo!movie.

 

PENGUINS(Documentary)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?A Disney Nature documentary about an Adélie penguin named Steve on a quest to build a suitable nest and start a family.

WHO'S IN IT?Narrated byEd Helms

TRIVIA:

  • Opens on Wednesday, five days before Earth Day.
  • According to the IMDb, the "crew filmed for 900 days to create this 70-minute film."
  • Produced by Disneynature, which also did Chimpanzee(2012) and Bears(2014).

 

BREAKTHROUGH(Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.

WHO'S IN IT?Chrissy Metz,Topher Grace,Josh Lucas,Sam Trammell,Dennis Haysbert,Mike Colter

TRIVIA:

  • NBA starStephen Curryis one of the executive producers.
  • This is the first 20th Century Fox film to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
  • DirectorRoxann Dawsonalso helmed an episode ofThis Is Us, which stars Chrissy Metz.

 

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