Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Opening This Week - June 2

Wide Releases:


Wonder Woman

Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Runtime: 2hrs, 21mins
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
PG-13
Trailer

Starring: Gal Gadot, David Thewlis, Robin Wright, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen




This might be the DC movie to turn the franchise around. With a positive early consensus, Wonder Woman appears to have an optimism lacking in past DC hero films, and a charismatic performance from Gal Gadot - also something lacking in past DC films. There's still time to right the ship in DC's cinematic universe.  Let's hope this is a sign of what's to come.


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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Directed by: David Soren  
Runtime: 1hr, 24mins  
Animation, Action, Comedy
PG
Trailer

Starring: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele




Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants is a series of novels I missed the boat on as a kid, so I'm not nearly as interested as some other people I know. However, there's an excellent cast powering what looks to be a fun animated film for the whole family.


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Limited Releases:



3 Idiotas

Directed by: Carlos Bolado  
Runtime: 1hr, 46mins  
Comedy, Family
PG-13
Trailer

Starring: Martha Higareda, Alfonso Dosal, Christian Vazquez




Mexican cinema's remake of the 2009 Indian film 3 Idiots is an over-the-top comedy about a group of friends who go on an adventure hoping to track down a college friend who disappeared on graduation day.


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All About the Money

Directed by: Blake Freeman

Action, Comedy
Not Rated

Starring: Danny Trejo, Casper Van Dien, Mindy Robinson




An over-the-top comedy that looks like The Expendables meets The Hangover. It's about three friends whose ridiculous plan to capture a notorious criminal in order to collect the bounty goes horribly wrong. 


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Aaron's Blood

Directed by: Tommy Stovall
Runtime: 1hr, 20mins
Horror, Mystery
Not Rated

Starring: James Martinez, Trevor Stovall, Michael Chieffo




A single father searches for ways to save his hemophiliac son, who may or may not have become infected with vampire blood.


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Band Aid

Directed by: Zoe Lister-Jones  
Runtime: 1hr, 31mins  
Comedy
Not Rated
Trailer

Starring: Jamie Chung, Zoe Lister-Jones, Brooklyn Decker, Colin Hanks, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen



A couple tries to save their struggling marriage by forming a band that turns their angry fights into music.


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Churchill  

Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky  
Runtime: 1hr, 38mins  
Biography, Drama, Thriller
PG
Trailer

Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery




A biographical thriller featuring Brian Cox as Winston Churchill during the hours leading up to D-Day.


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Dark Signal  

Directed by: Edward Evers-Swindell  
Runtime: 1hr, 38mins  
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Not Rated
Trailer

Starring: Siwan Morris, Gareth David-Lloyd, Joanna Ignaczewska




The spirit of a murdered girl uses radio waves to send a message to the staff of a local radio station in this UK horror thriller.


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Dean  

Directed by: Demetri Martin  
Runtime: 1hr, 27mins  
Comedy, Drama
PG-13
Trailer

Starring: Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs




Dean falls for an LA woman while in town to try to stop his father from selling the family house after the death of his mother. 


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Didi’s Dreams  

Directed by: Kevin Tsai  
Runtime: 1hr, 31mins  
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Not Rated
Trailer

Starring: Dee Hsu, Shijia Jin, Chiling Lin




This Taiwanese comedy is about a struggling actress trying to make a name for herself and the owner of a noodle shop who recently got dumped. 


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God of War

Directed by: Gordon Chan
Runtime: 2hrs, 8mins
Action
Not Rated

Starring: Wenzhuo Zhao, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Regina Wan




No not that God of War. This one is a Chinese war epic about a newly promoted General who helps lead the effort to defend China's coastal cities against waves of elite Japanese pirates.


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Handsome Devil  

Directed by: John Butler  
Runtime: 1hr, 35mins  
Drama
Not Rated
Trailer

Starring: Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott




An unlikely friendship is formed between a loner and the school's star athlete when they're forced to room together.


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I, Daniel Blake  

Directed by: Ken Loach  
Runtime: 1hr, 40mins  
Drama
R

Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy



Daniel Blake, after suffering a heart attack, looks to the State for welfare, but instead finds friendship with a struggling single mother and her two kids.


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Love, Kennedy

Directed by: T.C. Christensen
Runtime: 1hr, 32mins
Drama
PG
Trailer

Starring: Heather Beers, Shona Kay, Jasen Wade




Based on the true story of Kennedy Hansen, a young girl who was diagnosed with a rare, terminal disease.


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Past Life

Directed by: Avi Nesher
Runtime: 1hr, 49mins
Drama
Not Rated

Starring: Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory




In the late 1970's, two sisters attempt to unravel the mystery of their father's life in Poland during WWII.


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Sami Blood

Directed by: Amanda Kernell
Runtime: 1hr, 50mins
Drama
Not Rated

Starring: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj-Doris Rimpi




In the 1930's, an adolescent Sámi girl - a Scandinavian ethnic minority - deals with racism at a state-run school that forces her to decide between new academic opportunities and staying true to her cultural identity.


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The Death of Louis XIV

Directed by: Albert Serra
Runtime: 1hr, 55mins
Biography, Drama, History
Not Rated

Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao, Marc Susini




Famed French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud (notable for his roles in many of François Truffaut's French New Wave films), takes on the role of King Louis XIV during the time leading up to his death.


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The Exception

Directed by: David Leveaux
Runtime: 1hr, 47mins
Drama
R

Starring: Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer




A German soldier falls for a Jewish Dutch girl while working as a spy trying to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II.


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The Recall

Directed by: Mauro Borrelli

Sci-Fi
R

Starring: RJ Mitte, Wesley Snipes, Jedidiah Goodacre




A group of friends go on a weekend vacation to a cabin by the lake only to discover the planet is under an alien invasion.


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Vincent N Roxxy

Directed by: Gary Michael Schultz
Runtime: 1hr, 50mins
Crime, Drama, Thriller
R

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Zoë Kravitz, Zoey Deutch, Emory Cohen




A punk rocker and a small town loner fall for each other after being forced to go on the run to avoid a trail of violence.


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