Lots of movies opening in theaters this week from the horror-thriller The Predator to Hal, a documentary about the filmmaker behind Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. Here are some choice picks:
Action | Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
What it’s about: When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
Who’s in it: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key
A Simple Favor
Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
What it’s about: A Simple Favor, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.
Who’s in it: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells
White Boy Rick
Crime | Drama
What it’s about: The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Who’s in it: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Unbroken: Path to Redemption
Biography | Drama
What it’s about: When the war ended, his battle began. Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, Unbroken: Path to Redemption begins where Unbroken ends, sharing the next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini’s powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.
Who’s in it: Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson, Will Graham, Gary Cole
Biography | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
What it’s about: A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.
Who’s in it: Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Kim Dickens, Fiona Shaw
The Children Act
What it’s about: As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.
Who’s in it: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead
What it’s about: Hal Ashby’s obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby’s uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce.
Who’s in it: Allison Anders, Judd Apatow, Rosanna Arquette, Hal Ashby
Drama | Thriller
What it’s about: A world-renown opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she’s invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.
Who’s in it: Julianne Moore, Christopher Lambert, Ken Watanabe, Sebastian Koch
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