Opening This Week – June 2

June 1, 2017

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Wonder Woman (2017)

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

76 Metascore
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Director:

Patty Jenkins

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THE BUZZ: With what appears to be a prime balance of action and storytelling, it looks like Diana of Themyscira will make things right in the world of DC Comics movies and women superheroes in general.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) Poster

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

Certificate PG   –   Animation | Action | Comedy | Family

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Director:

David Soren

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THE BUZZ: 20th Century Fox, which has made a quiet fortune on its Wimpy Kid movies, will undoubtedly apply some of the same formula to its plans for the elementary-school universe created by Dav Pilkey. For CU die-hards: There’re no plans for a Dog-Man spin-off at the moment.

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Dean (2016)

Certificate PG-13   –   Comedy | Drama

62 Metascore
A comedy about loss, grief and the redemptive power of love, Dean is an NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother’s death.
Director:

Demetri Martin

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THE BUZZ: Comedian Demetri Martin resurfaces with a Garden State-ish melancholy comedy about the grieving process that he wrote, directed, and stars in – his signature illustrations are also on display.

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3 Idiotas (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Comedy | Family

A group of friends embark on a fun adventure determined to find a college roommate who disappeared without a trace on graduation day.
Director:

Carlos Bolado

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THE BUZZ: Don’t be surprised if this Latino remake of 3 Idiots notches a top 10 position during its first weekend in US release.

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Past Life (2016)

  –   Drama

Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters – an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist – as they unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives.
Director:

Avi Nesher

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THE BUZZ: This WWII thriller has a whiff of familiarity, and that might be why there isn’t as much buzz as there usually is for an Avi Nesher film.

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Band Aid (2017)

  –   Comedy

66 Metascore
A couple who can’t stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their fights into songs and starting a band.
Director:

Zoe Lister-Jones

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THE BUZZ: Zoe Lister-Jones steps up to the mic as the director, writer, and co-star of this Sundance hit that puts white people problems to music with a backbeat courtesy of Fred Armisen. We have no reservations about sitting through 90 minutes of Lister-Jones sparring in harmony with former “Mindy Project” standout, Adam Pally.

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Vincent N Roxxy (2016)

Certificate R   –   Crime | Drama | Thriller

A small town loner and a rebellious punk rocker unexpectedly fall in love as they are forced on the run and soon discover violence follows them everywhere.
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THE BUZZ: Emile Hirsch continues to rebuild his career after his Sundance troubles; here, he follows up the cult hit The Autopsy of Jane Doe with a drama that puts him and Zoë Kravitz on a collision course as they look to fight their way out of a small town chock full of violent characters. Similar to Autopsy, the movie’s ending is said to supply a shock or two.

In Theaters Now – Box Office Top Ten

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Poster

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Fantasy

  7.1/10

39 Metascore

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.
Box Office:

Weekend: $62.18M, Gross: $85.32M

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

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

  8.1/10

67 Metascore

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Director:

James Gunn

Box Office:

Weekend: $146.51M, Gross: $342.72M

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Baywatch (2017)

Certificate R   –   Action | Comedy | Drama

  5.6/10

38 Metascore

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Director:

Seth Gordon

Box Office:

Weekend: $18.10M, Gross: $30.25M

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Certificate R   –   Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

  6.8/10

65 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

Box Office:

Weekend: $36.16M, Gross: $61.53M

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Everything, Everything (2017)

Certificate PG-13   –   Drama | Romance

  6.2/10

52 Metascore

A teenager who’s spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.
Director:

Stella Meghie

Box Office:

Weekend: $11.73M, Gross: $23.85M

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

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

Certificate PG   –   Comedy | Family

  3.6/10

39 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

Box Office:

Weekend: $7.13M, Gross: $15.84M

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Snatched (2017)

Certificate R   –   Action | Comedy

  3.6/10

45 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: $41.87M

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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

  7.3/10
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: $35.45M

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The Boss Baby (2017)

Certificate PG   –   Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

  6.4/10

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: $169.94M

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Certificate PG   –   Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance

  7.6/10

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: $501.20M

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