New movie releases this week include Katherine Heigl’s return to the big screen, plus The Promise, Truman, and more
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., April 21
San Diego-based moviefolk Kevin Tostado (director/producer), Craig Bentley (producer), and Jordan Guzzardo (director of photography) team up to do for Monopoly what Wordplay did for crossword puzzles. The 2009 Monopoly World Championship in Las Vegas provides the dramatic engine, but there are plenty of diverting asides along the way, from the game’s early origins as an anti-capitalist teaching tool to the way it can be used to teach mathematics. The result is gently entertaining and even thought provoking. 2011.