A few not-so-shocking giveaways about this week’s new movie releases, including Justice League and Frank Serpico
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., Nov. 17
Pedro Almodovar's latest is a drawing-room sex comedy set in the first-class cabin of Peninsula Flight 2549. The flight is in trouble — caused, don't you know, by ordinary, heterosexual, procreative sex between a couple on the ground. (She has morning sickness and crashes a luggage cart; he rushes to her aid and drops the chocks that get sucked into the landing gear.) Up in the air, it's a different (and much kinkier) story: a desperate virgin psychic who can smell death, a professional dominatrix, a gay in denial, a married bisexual, etc. etc., all overseen by a trio of high camp stewards. Secrets will be revealed, connections will be realized, and wisdom will be gained. Most importantly, though, the Pointer Sisters will be lip-synched in a fabulous routine that has nothing to do with anything, yet looks to have been the inspiration for the whole candy-colored confection. 2013.