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Lupita Nyong’o stars in “Us,” directed by Jordan Peele.

A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following film opening in wide release:

‘Us’

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Winston Duke, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon and Duke Nicholson
  • Director: Jordan Peele
  • Rated: R

After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with “Get Out,” his directorial debut, Academy Award-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced.

Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, “Us,” from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.

Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.

After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home to discover the silhouettes of four figures standing in their driveway. “Us” pits an ordinary American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.

‘The Dirt’

  • Genre: Biopic and drama
  • Cast: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber
  • Director: Jeff Tremaine
  • Not rated

In this unflinching biopic based on Mötley Crüe's best-selling book, four LA misfits navigate the monster highs and savage lows of music superstardom.

‘Hotel Mumbai’

  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, with Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs
  • Director: Anthony Maras
  • Rated: R

A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, “Hotel Mumbai” vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India.

Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Dev Patel) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests.

As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

‘Sunset’

  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Susanne Wuest, Vlad Ivanov, Bjorn Freiberg, Juli Jakab, Judit Bárdos and Evelin Dobos
  • Director: László Nemes
  • Not rated

Set in 1913 Budapest, in the heart of Europe as World War I approaches.

The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at Leiter, the legendary hat store that once belonged to her late parents; but she is quickly sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill.

While preparations are under way at the store to host important, wealthy, royal guests, a man abruptly comes to Irisz, looking for a Kálmán Leiter, who he says is her brother.

Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.

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