New Movies In Theaters

Solo: A Star Wars Story PG-13
Overall: B

Han Solo wants to be a pilot--the best in the galaxy! But his humble beginnings, tendency to dishonesty, headstrong attitude, and expulsion from the Flight Academy are a little problematic for making his big dream come true.

Show Dogs PG
Overall: C-

Imagine the humiliation! A police dog named Max (voice of Ludacris) is assigned to go undercover with his his human partner (Will Arnett) to figure out some mysterious dealings at a big Dog Show. But the mission requires the tough Rottweiler to pretend he is a fancy show dog.

Book Club PG-13
Overall: C

A monthly book club gets a lot more exciting for four long-time, aging friends (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen) after they read the racy novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

Rather than a biographical documentary, director Wim Wenders invites viewers to journey with Pope Francis, and discover the messages he shares with the world as the leader of the Catholic Church. (Some of the film is subtitled.)

This sequel continues the tale of Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds): aka Deadpool, along with spoofing the superhero genre.

Life of the Party PG-13
Overall: C

Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) is forced to reinvent herself after her husband leaves her, and her only child heads for college. So she decides to go to school too. Soon she is partying like a teenage, hanging with her daughter's friends, and hitting on the frat boys.

Breaking In PG-13
Overall: C+

A weekend away turns into a standoff between a mother (Gabrielle Union) and a group of criminals that are holding her children as hostages. One would think the woman wouldn't stand a chance at saving her kids -- but she is determined to prove them wrong.

Overboard PG-13
Overall: B-

Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez), a wealthy and self-centered yacht owner, washes ashore with no memory of his former life. So Kate (Anna Faris), his former mistreated employee, hatches a plan for revenge. She claims Leonardo is her husband, and takes him home to face the harsh realities of parenthood and working for a living.

New Movies on DVD

Early Man PG
Overall: B+

Do you ever wonder how prehistoric era give way to the bronze age? Well, here is your answer: In the dawn of time, Early Man faced off against more advanced man -- in a winner-take-all game of football (Soccer - if you're American). If that wasn't what you were expecting, then expect to be surprised by this stop-frame animation.

The 15:17 to Paris PG-13
Overall: B-

Based on a true story, three Americans (Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos) on holiday in Europe are forced to use their past military training when a terrorist attacks passengers on a train.

Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence), is a former ballerina recruited into the Sparrow program, where she trains to become a Russian Secret Service agent. She becomes quite accomplished as a weapon until an American CIA agent (Joel Egerton) threatens to clip her wings.

It was supposed to be a game, but as a group of friends tries to solve a murder mystery, it starts looking like what they have gotten themselves into something that is anything but child's play.

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Upcoming New Movies

Jun
1

Adrift

PG-13
A young couple (Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin) set off on an extended boating trip only to sail into one of the most furious hurricanes in recorded history. Their fight for survival is based on the true story.
Jun
1

Action Point

R
Johnny Knoxville plays daredevil who shares his love of danger (Stupidity?) with his friends by creating his own theme park.
Jun
8

Ocean’s 8

PG-13
Following in the steps of her estranged brother Danny Ocean (played by George Clooney in Oceans 11, 12 and 13), Debbie (Sandra Bullock) puts together a group of women to help her pull off a major heist.
Jun
8

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

This documentary looks at the life and achievements of Fred Rogers, the host of the long running, children's TV show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Upcoming DVD Releases

May
29

Annihilation

R
When a biologist (Natalie Portman) learns her husband (Oscar Isaac) has been injured while on a secret assignment, she volunteers to continue his mission in the hope of finding a way to cure the man she loves.
Jun
5

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

G
Political manipulation and backroom bargaining are at the heart of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington when the idealistic and naïve leader of a prominent boys' organization (Jimmy Stewart) is sent to the Capitol to replace a recently deceased senator.
Jun
5

A Wrinkle in Time

PG
Based on the classic children's novel, Meg (Storm Reid), her brother (Deric McCabe) and her friend (Levi Miller) are sent on an intergalactic mission to find her father (Chris Pine) who mysteriously disappeared while doing scientific research about time and space travel.
Jun
5

Death Wish

R
Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) becomes a man with a mission after his family is the victim of a violent crime. Taking the law (and a gun) into his own hands he becomes a vigilante on the streets of Chicago.