[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – May 24, 2019

John Wick 3 may have finally nudged Avengers: Endgame from the top spot at the box office this past weekend, but a new weekend will soon be upon us, and that means even more new movies will be out. Disney‘s latest live-action remake, a number of documentaries and international films, a couple comedies, and romantic comedy all make up this weekend’s offerings. Have any of them caught your interest?

Aladdin (PG)

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Directed by Guy Ritchie

Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwen Kenzari, Navid Negahban

Release date: May 24

Booksmart (R)

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Directed by Olivia Wilde

Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow

Release date: May 24

Brightburn(R)

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Directed by David Yarovesky

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Jackson A. Dunn, Jennifer Holland, David Denman, Matt Jones

Release date: May 24

Echo In The Canyon

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.’s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Directed by Andrew Slater

Starring: Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys, Beck, Justine Bennett

Release date: May 24 (Limited)

Funny Story

A tragic comedy about a well-intentioned father who inadvertently wreaks havoc on the life of his estranged daughter.

Directed by Michael J. Gallagher

Starring: Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz, Nikki Limo, Lily Holleman

Release date: May 24

Halston

Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became a household name. But everything changed in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston took the biggest gamble of his life.

Directed by Frédéric Tcheng

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson, Joel Schumacher, Naeem Khan, Pat Cleveland

Release date: May 24

India’s Most Wanted

A group of intelligence officers embark on a top secret mission to track down a wanted international criminal.

Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta

Starring: Arjun Kappor, Rajesh Sharma, Guarav Mishra, Prasanth, Assif Khan

Release date: May 24

The Proposal

An artist fights to make the archives of Mexico’s most famous architect available to the public.

Directed by Jill Magid

Release date: May 24 (Limited)

The Tomorrow Man (PG-13)

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other’s stuff.

Directed by Noble Jones

Starring: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sohpie Thatcher

Release date: May 22

What new movies will you be seeing this weekend?

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Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.