A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:
- Genre: Comedy
- Cast: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, Andy Serkis, Alexander Skarsgård, Randall Park, Ravi V. Patel and June Diane Raphael
- Director: Jonathan Levine
- Rated: R
Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble.
Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for … well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism.
As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.
- Genre: Animation and family
- Cast: Pitbull , Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Gabriel Iglesias, Wanda Sykes, Blake Shelton, Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe and Wang Leehom
- Director: Kelly Asbury
- Rated: PG
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye.
Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
- Genre: Thriller
- Cast: Michael Ealy, Meaghan Good and Dennis Quaid
- Director: Deon Taylor
- Rated: PG-13
When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family.
But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.
‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’
- Genre: Drama and biography
- Cast: Zac Efron and Lily Collins
- Director: Joe Berlinger
- Rated: R
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
- Genre: Crime
- Cast: Jose Pablo Cantillo, Raúl Castillo, Aimee Garcia, David Castaneda, Marco Rodriguez, Sal Lopez, Marlene Fortez, Marlene Forte, Kate Del Castillo and George Lopez
- Director: Ben Hernandez Bray
- Rated: R
Caught between the law and his past, an L.A.P.D. detective becomes the masked street legend El Chicano, setting off a bloody war to defend his city and avenge his brother’s death.
‘The Last Summer’
- Genre: Drama and comedy
- Cast: K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Halston Sage, Tyler Posey and Sosie Bacon
- Director: William Bindley
- Not rated
Featuring several intersecting stories, “The Last Summer” follows a group of recent high school graduates as they navigate their way through their final summer before taking off for college.
As the youths wrestle with love lost and found, form friendships in unexpected circumstances, and take greater control in their relationships with parents, they ultimately decide who they will be and what they will do as they stand on the precipice of adulthood.