January 19, 2017

“MacGruber” moved back a month

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Universal Pictures announced today that “MacGruber,” the comedy based on Will Forte’s recurring “Saturday Night Live” character, will open one month later than planned: Friday, May 21, as opposed to Friday, April 23. This pits “MacGruber” against Paramount’s “Shrek Forever After,” which already had claimed that weekend. 
 
In “MacGruber,” Forte plays a clueless soldier of fortune who somehow has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. On his latest mission, he faces off against Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer), and is assisted by Dixon Piper (Ryan Phillippe) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig).

Also receiving a release date is Universal’s “Fast Five,” the fifth installment in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return in their starring roles for the latest adventure. The movie hits theaters on Friday, June 10.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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