Friday, June 24
Free State of Jones is 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.
Matthew McConaughey, Gary Ross, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Leonard Hartman, Matt Jackson, Scott Stuber, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle 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.
Jeff Goldblum, Roland Emmerich, Joey King, Judd Hirsch, Liam Hemsworth, Dean Devlin, Carter Blanchard, Maika Monroe
In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It’s Jaws for a new generation.
Oscar Jaenada, Jaume Collet-Serra, Blake Lively, Anthony Jaswinski, Sedona Legge
The Duel stars Liam Hemsworth as a Texas Ranger who investigates a series of murders in a small town led by a charismatic preacher played by Woody Harrelson. However, the routine undercover investigation soon turns personal for the ranger who must solve the case before he loses everything to the mysterious town.
Todd LIeberman, Woody Harrelson, Matt Cook, Liam Hemsworth, Alice Braga, Kieran Darcy-Smith, David Hoberman, Emory Cohen
People -- including Dawn Wiener, who as a child was mercilessly teased as "Weiner Dog" -- find their lives inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy.
Todd Solondz, Greta Gerwig, Kieran Culkin, Brie Larson, Julie Delpy, Ellen Burstyn, Megan Ellison, Danny DeVito
Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Wang, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lawrence Inglee, Miranda Bailey, Eyal Rimmon, Daniel Kwan
Follows Ben, a retired writer who becomes a caregiver after suffering a personal tragedy. After 6 weeks of training, Ben meets his first client, Trevor, a foul-mouthed 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor take an impromptu road trip to all the places Trevor has become obsessed with while watching the local news, including their holy grail: the World's Deepest Pit. Along the way, they pick up a sassy runaway and a mother-to-be who help test the pair’s survival skills outside of their calculated existence as they come to understand the importance of hope and true friendship.
Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd, Jennifer Ehle, Craig Roberts, Rob Burnett, Jon Beckerman, David Letterman, Megan Ferguson
Julian Dennison plays Ricky, a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.
Taika Waititi, Sam Neill, Rachel House, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby, Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders, Matt Noonan
Ever since Hopper (Johnny Simmons) was a child, he has dreamed of becoming a major-league pitcher. Relentlessly pushed by his abusive father (Academy Award Nominee Ethan Hawke), he’s on the verge of becoming one of the game’s most promising players when he unexpectedly breaks down on the mound. Now Hopper’s only hope lies with an unorthodox sports therapist (Academy Award Nominee Paul Giamatti) who urges him to let go of the past so he can find success on the field.
Paul Giamatti, Ethan Hawke, Noah Buschel, Johnny Simmons
A young woman’s quiet night in becomes a free-fall into fear in this disturbing home invasion thriller. After she lands her dream job, a young cellist (Louise Linton) settles in for a relaxing few days holed up in her apartment—but as a violent storm rages outside, she can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her every move.
John Robinson, Travis Nicholas Zariwny, Louise Linton, Moby
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.
Keanu Reeves, Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Christina Hendricks, Bella Heathcote, Nicolas Winding Refn, Vincent Maraval, Mary Laws