#MovieSpotlight: ‘The Wedding Ringer’, ‘Spare Parts’, ‘Paddington’ and ‘Blackhat’

Happy Viernes, que comience la fiesta!

The weekend is here, which can only mean…NEW MOVIES are hittin’ theaters. This week’s #MovieSpotlight belongs to “The Wedding Ringer,” “Spare Parts,” “Paddington” and “Blackhat.”

Four new movies open this weekend and it’s perfect, because there’s a different movie for everyone in the family. It doesn’t matter if you have a family of four or eleven. There’s comedy (“The Wedding Ringer”), an adorable family film based on the lovable “Paddington” bear, an intense spy thriller starring heartthrob Chris Hemsworth “Blackhat,” and the year’s top feel-good film about a group of students vying for gold (“Spare Parts”).

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From Lionsgate and Pantelion Films, “Spare Parts” is a true life story about four Hispanic high school students who form a robotics club under the leadership of their school’s newest teacher, Fredi (George Lopez). With no experience, $800, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country’s reigning robotics champion, MIT. On their journey, they learn not only how to build a robot- they learn to build a bond that will last a lifetime.

Directed by Sean McNamara the film also stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei, Esai Morales, Jose Julian, Alessandra Rosaldo, Carlos Pena,David Del Rio, Oscar Gutierrez and Alexa PenaVega.

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Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s “Blackhat” follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

Directed by Michael Mann the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom. “Blackhat” is rated R.

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 The wedding ringer

 

Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

Directed by Jeremy Garelick the film also stars Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Olivia Thirlby, Mimi Rogers and Ken Howard. “The Wedding Ringer” is rated R.

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From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (“Harry Potter”), “Paddington” tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

The film stars Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville and Peter Capaldi. “Padington” is rated PG (for mild action and rude humor).

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