Movies Opening Friday, May 1



— Merchants of Doubt (PG-13) 96 mins – 3 stars

A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

Director: Robert Kenner

Actors: Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss


— Clouds of Sils Maria (R) 124 mins – 3.5 stars

A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

Director: Olivier Assayas

Actors: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz



— Avengers: Age of Ultron (PG-13) 141 mins – 3.5 stars

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

Director: Joss Whedon

Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo


Next week:

— The D-Train

— Five Flights Up

— Hot Pursuit

— The Salt of the Earth

— Welcome to Me


Pick of the week:

— Get ready next Thursday and Friday for “Trapped by the Mormons,” the 1925 anti-Mormon propaganda film that’s as campy as “Reefer Madness.” Plays May 7-8 at The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St. (near the Century 16 in South Salt Lake).

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