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Opening in Orlando: ‘And So It Goes,’ ‘The Fluffy Movie,’ ‘Hercules’ and ‘Lucy’

Movies playing in Orlando theaters this week

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AND SO IT GOES


And So It Goes Remember when you’d hear that a new Rob Reiner movie was coming out and you’d consider it at least an even-money bet that the thing might be good? Remember when you looked forward to seeing Diane Keaton act? Remember when you didn’t absolutely dread any sort of performance by Michael Douglas? (OK, I was just testing you on that last one; I can’t remember that far back, either.) Anyway, those three are the principals behind And So It Goes, in which two AARPers have to take care of a grandkid neither of them knew about. Yep, it’s more o’ them West Coast boomer style family values. If you haven’t made up your mind yet, the soundtrack includes Keaton’s rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About.” Remember when you could hear that song without wanting to stick pitchforks in your ears? This whole project is just an endless trip down memory lane. (PG-13) – Steve Schneider

The Fluffy Movie Gabriel Iglesias likes to point out how hard it was for him to break out of the “ethnic comedian” ghetto, so this document of the world tour that took him to more than 23 countries must be sweet vindication of his unwavering belief that his material had universal appeal. Congratulations, Fluffy! You really forced the entertainment industry to examine its deeply held prejudices. We can’t wait to see what kind of box-office numbers your movie racks up at theaters in the worst neighborhood of every city in America. (PG-13) – SS

Hercules Having douche auteur Brett Ratner direct Dwayne Johnson is the kind of collaboration cineplex hecklers dream of. Better still, their take on the Hercules myth (excuse me, I mean “graphic novel”) jumps on the grim-and-gritty bandwagon by promising no supernatural story elements whatsoever – just the emotional turmoil of a strongman well past his prime and reduced to profiting off his inspiring past. Fun fact: When Hercules had completed his 12 labors, he was “dead broke.” (PG-13) – SS

Lucy This sci-fi actioner is based on the popular belief that we human beings only use 10 percent of our brains, meaning that anybody who could access the remaining 90 would be capable of boundless mental wizardry. But one quick Google link to Scientific American is all it takes to set the record straight: We actually use almost all of our brain under most circumstances, downshifting to that 10-percent mark only at certain moments, “such as when we are simply at rest and thinking.” So who wants to guess how much of his grey matter Luc Besson taps while he’s at rest and thinking up a vehicle for Scarlett Johansson? (R) – SS

 

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