Other new movie releases for the weekend of May 5

Brad Keefe
"How to Be a Latin Lover"

New releases:


The new drama from director Cristian Mungiu (“4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days”) centers on a father who faces moral dilemmas in attempting to protect his daughter's future. (Gateway Film Center)

Limited screenings:

“A Quiet Passion”

Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City”) is drawing raves for her portrayal of poet Emily Dickinson in this historical biopic. It screens May 5 and 6 at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Also in theaters:

“The Circle”

Emma Watson is a new hire at a social media company owned by Tom Hanks in this thriller that plays on our waning online privacy.

“How to Be a Latin Lover”

An aging gigolo (Eugenio Derbez) is forced to rediscover his sexy mojo in this comedy directed by Ken Marino.

“The Transfiguration”

A troubled teen with a vampire obsession meets a similarly alienated young girl in this indie horror-drama. Color me intrigued. (Gateway Film Center)

“Free Fire”

A pulpy idea — an arms deal gone bad sets up an hour-plus gun battle — fails in the execution by not developing any characters and pretty much wasting a cast that includes Brie Larson. (2 stars)

“Fate of the Furious”

The eighth movie in the F&F series (yes, eighth) offers more ridiculously over-the-top car stunts and throws plausibility to the wind. (3 stars)


Katherine Heigl stars as a woman coping with the disintegration of her marriage as her ex meets and gets engaged to a new woman (Rosario Dawson). Psychotic jealousy ensues.