Originally Published: June 23, 2016 6:49 p.m.
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(NEW) – INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE – We always knew they were coming back. This epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction. Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope, William Fichtner. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and destruction and for some language. Action/Adventure/Drama/Science Fiction/Fantasy.
(NEW) – THE SHALLOWS – Nancy is surfing on a secluded beach and finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness and fortitude. Cast: Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Sedona Legge, Brett Cullen. Rated PG-13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril and brief strong language. Drama.
(NEW) – FREE STATE OF JONES – An epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Cast: Matthew mcConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Jacob Lofland, Sean Bridgers. Rated R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images. Action/Adventure/Drama.
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE – The story follows a one-time bullied geek, Bob, who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent, coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of former "big man on campus," Calvin, now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he's getting into, it's too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than Calvin can count. Cast: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Jason Bateman, Aaron Paul. Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence and brief strong language. Action/Adventure/Comedy.
FINDING DORY – This reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. Voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell. Rated PG for mild thematic elements. Animation.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – Alice Kingsleigh has spent the past few years following in her father's footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock, which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends - and enemies - at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Michael Sheen, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Timothy Spall. Rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some language. Action/Adventure, Kids/Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – We find Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps - one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem. Action and Adventure/Science Fiction and Fantasy.
ME BEFORE YOU – The story of the unexpected relationship that blossoms between a contented small town Englishwoman and the wealthy, paralyzed Londoner who hires her as his caretaker. Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Vanessa Kirby, Charles Dance, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Matthew Lewis. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some suggestive material. Drama.
NOW YOU SEE ME 2 – The Four Horsemen return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan. Rated PG-13 for violence and some language. Mystery/Suspense.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS – Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O'Neil, Vern Fenwick and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones. After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang. Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Stephen Amell, Laura Linney, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Brad Garrett, Brian Tee, Stephen Farrelly, Tony Shalhoub, Fred Armisen. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence. Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Comedy.
THE CONJURING 2 - Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley. Rated R for terror and horror violence. Horror.
WARCRAFT – A 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Cast: Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Robert Kazinsky, Paula Patton. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy violence. Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy.
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE – Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images. Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy.