[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – June 7, 2019

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A new month means new movies! The summer blockbusters are starting to roll out, and this weekend has two of them – The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Dark Phoenix. Also on offer are three foreign films, two documentaries, and a few other gems.


At the cusp of India’s birth as an Independent nation, a family makes an arduous journey to freedom at a cost. A young boy Bharat, makes a promise to his Father that he will keep his family together no matter what.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar

Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Dishja Patani, Kashmira Irani, Tabu

Release date: June 5

Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch

Serial billionaire kidnapper Logan has been savaging Hong Kong. Now, his gang is aiming the dart beyond Hong Kong, at an affluent Macau regal.

Directed by Jason Kwan, Jing Wong

Starring: Tony Ka Fei Leung, Louis Koo, Simon Yam, On-On Yu, Ka Tung Lam

Release date: June 6

Dark Phoenix (PG-13)

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.

Directed by Simon Kinberg

Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Release date: June 7

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

Remake of the South Korean film ‘The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil’ about a crime boss who teams up with a cop to track down a serial killer.

Directed by Won-Tae Lee

Starring: Dong-seok Ma, Mu-Yeol Kim, Sung-kyu Kim

Release date: June 7

Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these “lost” men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world.

Directed by Shannon Service, Jefffrey Waldron

Starring: Tun Lin, Patima Tungpuchayakul

Release date: June 7

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (R)

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Directed by Joe Talbot

Starring: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps

Release date: June 7

Late Night (R)

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and –presto!–Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Wanting to prove she’s not merely a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, Molly is determined to help Katherine revitalize her show and career–and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.

Directed by Nisha Ganatra

Starring: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott

Release date: June 7

Papi Chulo (R)

A lonely TV weatherman strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker.

Directed by John Butler

Starring: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Michael Shepperd

Release date: June 7

Pavarotti (PG-13)

A look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.

Directed by Ron Howard

Starring: Spike Lee, Luciano Pavarotti, Princess Diana, Phil Donahue, Bono

Release date: June 7

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)

Max faces some major changes after his owner Katie gets married and now has a child . On a family trip to the countryside, Max meets a farm dog named Rooster, and both attempt to overcome his fears. Meanwhile, Gidget tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment, and Snowball sets on a mission to free a white tiger named Hu from a circus.

Directed by Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate

Release date: June 7

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.