Another Marvel movie makes its way to the big screen, and a childhood classic makes its return as a few of the highlights at the Gateway Film Center this weekend.
Ant-Man and The Wasp – July 5
Paul Rudd is back as the tiniest Avenger in the sequel, but this time he is joined by Evangeline Lily in an attempt to take out an enemy looking to use their technology. Peyton Reed is back to direct again, and after Marvel’s brutally dark turn in “Infinity War,” this movie looks to get the franchise back with a more comedically-driven direction.
Dr. Strangelove – July 6
One of the most iconic dark comedies of all-time is back in theaters with a 4K restoration starting this week. Directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick, the film is about a man who may or may not have pushed a button arming for nuclear destruction. Starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, this is a comedy that still gets the laughs 54 years after its original release.
Another classic, but one geared more for the kiddos (except for that tunnel scene which haunts me to this day), Mel Stuart’s 1971 film continues to be a wonderful movie to return to. Starring the late Gene Wilder in one of his greatest roles, this film makes you laugh, makes you feel and creates a world unlike any other. Try to get that terrible Johnny Depp version out of your head as much as you can by returning to this classic, and you get in to the showing free with a library card.
Whitney – July 6
The documentary about one of the most important female artists in the history of music comes to Gateway this weekend hoping to shine more of a light on the life and persona of the great Whitney Houston. Troubled with drug addiction, which led down a road causing a death at age 48, “Whitney” goes deep into the successes, but also the problems that the acclaimed musician faced in her short life, and is sure to be a movie to see for any of her fans.