‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’
Relocating the action from New York’s Museum of Natural History to the British Museum does nothing to resuscitate the creaky franchise, which involves hijinks by a bunch of museum artifacts that have sprung to life. Even Rebel Wilson, playing a saucy, cockney counterpart to Ben Stiller’s American museum guard Larry Daley, isn’t enough to shock the patient back to life.
Amy Jo Albany (Elle Fanning) is the daughter of jazz pianist Joe Albany (John Hawkes), who played with Charlie Parker and Miles Davis but struggled with a decadeslong heroin addiction and died in 1988. The film is based on her memoir about growing up in dingy Hollywood apartments amid beautiful sounds and a lot of ugly behavior.