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  • Opening This Week – May 19

    May 18, 2017 Leave a Comment

     Opening This Week – May 19

    Alien: Covenant (2017) Poster

    Alien: Covenant (2017)

    Certificate R   –   Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

    67 Metascore
    The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
    Director:

    Ridley Scott

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    THE BUZZ: Ridley Scott wants to put Prometheus haters in their place and through their paces with Alien: Covenant‘s hard-R gore and a story that leads right up to his original masterpiece. But the advance word is mixed as to whether this particular storyline is in the same league as the movie’s production design and violence.

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Poster

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)

    Certificate PG   –   Comedy | Family

    47 Metascore
    A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.
    Director:

    David Bowers

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    THE BUZZ: Cher from Clueless (Alicia Silverstone) is now getting mom roles as the entire Heffley family has been rebooted in this fourth movie based on Jeff Kinney’s outrageously popular book series.

    Everything, Everything (2017) Poster

    Everything, Everything (2017)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Drama | Romance

    A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.
    Director:

    Stella Meghie

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    THE BUZZ: Nicola Yoon’s novel rallied YA readers. Can Stella Meghie do the same with movie-goers with her second outing as writer/director? Seems so, as the movie is shaping up to be a sleeper hit a la Gifted.

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    The Commune (2016) – [Limited]

      –   Drama

    60 Metascore
    A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s.
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    THE BUZZ: Thomas Vinterberg, one of the finest contemporary writer/directors, follows up the Oscar-nominated The Hunt with an examination of life in an alternate society. If you wind up enjoying this film, consider seeking out Lukas Moodysson’s 2000 drama, Together.

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    Wakefield (2016) – [Limited]

    Certificate R   –   Drama

    55 Metascore
    A man’s nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
    Director:

    Robin Swicord

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    THE BUZZ: Writer/director Robin Swicord adapts E.L. Doctorow’s short story and gets into a dark suburban mindset with Bryan Cranston for her follow up to The Jane Austen Book Club.

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Poster

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

      8.1/10

    67 Metascore

    Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
    Director:

    James Gunn

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $146.51M, Gross: $259.07M

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    Snatched (2017) Poster

    Snatched (2017)

    Certificate R   –   Action | Comedy

      3.2/10

    46 Metascore

    When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.
    Director:

    Jonathan Levine

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $19.54M, Gross: $22.90M

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    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Poster

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

      7.4/10
    Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.
    Director:

    Guy Ritchie

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $15.37M, Gross: $18.36M

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    The Fate of the Furious (2017) Poster

    The Fate of the Furious (2017)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Crime | Thriller

      7.2/10

    56 Metascore

    When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
    Director:

    F. Gary Gray

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $98.79M, Gross: $216.03M

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    The Boss Baby (2017) Poster

    The Boss Baby (2017)

    Certificate PG   –   Animation | Comedy | Family

      6.5/10

    50 Metascore

    A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
    Director:

    Tom McGrath

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $50.20M, Gross: $162.87M

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    Beauty and the Beast (2017) Poster

    Beauty and the Beast (2017)

    Certificate PG   –   Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance

      7.7/10

    65 Metascore

    An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
    Director:

    Bill Condon

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $174.75M, Gross: $494.82M

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    How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) Poster

    How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Comedy

      5.7/10

    54 Metascore

    Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.
    Director:

    Ken Marino

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $12.25M, Gross: $26.86M

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    Lowriders (2016) Poster

    Lowriders (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Drama

      6.2/10

    57 Metascore

    A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father’s obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.
    Box Office:

    Weekend: $2.40M, Gross: $2.78M

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    The Circle (2017) Poster

    The Circle (2017)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

      5.3/10

    43 Metascore

    A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity.
    Director:

    James Ponsoldt

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    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) Poster

    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

      –   Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

      9/10
    When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.
    Director:

    S.S. Rajamouli

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $10.35M, Gross: $18.98M

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