A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:
- Genre: Thriller and action
- Cast: Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy and Sasha Luss
- Director: Luc Besson
- Rated: R
Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins.
An electrifying thrill ride unfolding with propulsive energy, startling twists and breathtaking action, “Anna” introduces Sasha Luss in the title role with a star-studded cast including Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, Cillian Murphy and Luke Evans.
‘Toy Story 4’
- Genre: Comedy, action and animation
- Cast: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette and Joan Cusack
- Director: Josh Cooley
- Rated: G
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie.
So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
- Genre: Horror
- Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio and Mark Hamill
- Director: Lars Klevberg
- Rated: R
A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, “Child’s Play” follows Karen (Aubrey Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.
- Genre: Musical drama
- Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters and Sophie Okoneda
- Director: Tom Harper
- Rated: R
Jessie Buckley delivers an unforgettable, star-making performance as Rose-Lynn Harlan, a rebellious country singer who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville.
Fresh out of prison, Rose-Lynn juggles her menial job, two children, and committed mother, expertly portrayed by Oscar nominee Julie Walters, as she pursues her bold ambition of a one-way ticket to musical stardom. With the support of her boss (Sophie Okonedo), Rose-Lynn embarks on a life-changing journey that challenges her sense of self and helps her discover her true voice.
Complete with an electrifying soundtrack performed by Buckley, “Wild Rose” is a joyous human story steeped in music, courage, family, and achieving your dreams - no matter how far away they may appear. After all, all you need are three chords and the truth.