Looks like it’s going to be a busy weekend at the box office. New movies opening this weekend include Spy! (Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy), Entourage (Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon), Dawn Patrol (Scott Eastwood [Clint Eastwood’s son], Rita Wilson, Jeff Fahey), Insidious Chapter 3 (Lin Shaye, Stefanie Scott), A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg), Dil Dhadakne Do (Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar), Freedom (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Hungry Hearts (Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell), Police Story: Lockdown (Jackie Chan, Ye Liu, Tian Jing), Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (Rebecca Romijn, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton), Love & Mercy (Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano), The Nightmare (documentary), An Open Secret (documentary), and Testament of Youth (Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Joanna Scanlan). Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
Entourage, the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show’s original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back… and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
When a blue-collar surfer avenges his brother’s murder, he discovers he killed the wrong man by mistake and joins the Marines to escape his past, only to face it at gunpoint in a distant desert, where he must survive a captor bent on revenge.
The new chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Like his previous features Songs From the Second Floor and You, the Living, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life’s grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all.
Dil Dhadakne Do is a story about a dysfunctional Punjabi family starring Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Rahul Bose in a special appearance.
Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton (William Sadler). Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom. 100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel’s great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton’s life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come.
The relationship of a couple who meet by chance in New York City is put to the test when they encounter a life or death circumstance.
A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.
A self-anointed ‘renegade’ male flight attendant must save the day when the airline he works for tries to eliminate flight attendants as a cost-cutting measure.
Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.
A documentary about the real-life horror of ‘sleep paralysis’, from the producers of Undefeated, The Pact, and Room 237. Directed by Rodney Ascher.
Documentary from Oscar nominated director Amy Berg about 5 child actors whose lives were turned upside down by multiple predators and convicted sex offenders.
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.