A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:
‘Men in Black International’
- Genre: Comedy, action and science fiction
- Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Nicolas, Larry Nicolas Bourgeois and Rebecca Ferguson
- Director: F. Gary Gray
- Rated: PG-13
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
- Genre: Action and crime
- Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Alexandra Shipp, Regina Hall, Method Man and Richard Roundtree
- Director: Tim Story
- Rated: R
JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide.
Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.
‘The Dead Don’t Die’
- Genre: Comedy and horror
- Cast: Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Austin Butler, Rosie Perez, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton and Steve Buscemi
- Director: Jim Jarmusch
- Rated: R
In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right.
The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviors. No one quite knows why. News reports are scary and scientists are concerned. But no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: The Dead Don't Die — they rise from their graves and savagely attack and feast on the living, and the citizens of the town must battle for their survival.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.
- Genre: Comedy and mystery
- Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Shioli Kutsuna, David Walliams, Adeel Akhtar, John Kani, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Dany Boon and Terence Stamp
- Director: Kyle Newacheck
- Rated: PG-13
When an NYC cop (Adam Sandler) finally takes his wife (Jennifer Aniston) on a long promised European trip, a chance meeting on the flight gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the super yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince.
When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit. “Murder Mystery” reunites Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston along with an ensemble cast of global talent.
‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Rob Morgan, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock and Thora Birch
- Director: Joe Talbot
- Rated: R
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco.
Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.
A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made — and kept alive — by the people who love them.
- Genre: Comedy and romance
- Cast: Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Beck Bennett, Rosalind Chao, Perrey Reeves and Ed Begley Jr.
- Director: Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer
- Not rated
In “Plus One,” long-time friends Alice and Ben find themselves in that inevitable year that all late-20-somethings experience — in which seemingly every person they know gets married — and agree to be one another’s plus ones as they power through an endless parade of weddings.