New in Theaters: “Air”, “Super Mario Bros.” and “Paint”
Ben Affleck directs this sports drama about the origin of Nike’s Air Jordan shoeline, featuring himself and Jason Bateman as the founders of Nike.
They hire Matt Damon to come up with a new pitch to save the company from bankruptcy. And he decides to risk it all on a deal with a rookie named Michael Jordan, who he thinks could become the greatest player in NBA history.
Damian Delano Young plays Michael Jordan and Viola Davis plays his mom.
Chris Tucker, Chris Messina, and Marlon Wayans are also in it.
2. “The Super Mario Bros. Movie“ (PG) Trailer (Opened Wednesday)
It stars Chris Pratt as Mario and Charlie Day as Luigi. They’re two plumbers from Brooklyn who get sucked into a magical videogame world where the evil Bowser is trying to take over the Mushroom realm by threatening the princess.
Anya Taylor-Joy is Princess Peach, Jack Black is Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key is Toad, Seth Rogen is Donkey Kong, and Fred Armisen is Kong’s dad.
3. “Paint“ (PG-13) Trailer (Limited)
Owen Wilson plays a Bob Ross-style artist whose three decades as the #1 painter on public television comes to a crashing halt when the station gives a younger painter, played by Ciara Renee, her own show in the slot after his.
Some of you might know her as Hawkgirl from “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”. The rest of the cast includes Stephen Root, Michaela Watkins from Hulu’s “Casual”, and Wendi McLendon-Covey from “The Goldbergs”.