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[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – June 28, 2019

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With a holiday in the US coming up next week, many of the big releases still have a few more days until they come out. In the meantime, there are still some good movies out this weekend. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is told from the perspective of Ophelia, we see what it would be like if the world had never heard of The Beatles, the haunted doll Annabelle returns once again, and much more!

Annabelle Comes Home (R)

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target–the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Directed by Gary Dauberman

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife

Release date: June 26

Better Days

When it is time for the Chinese gaokao, the entire country comes to a standstill. For nearly ten million high school students, this two-day national college entrance exam will determine where and if they get to study. It is not uncommon for the fates of entire families to hinge on the results. Like so many others, Nian has been single-mindedly preparing for the exam, at the exclusion of everything else and all alone. A classmate has committed suicide and she has become the target of relentless bullying. Meanwhile, fate brings her together with small-time criminal Bei and the two of them seal a pact. Derek Kwok-cheung Tsang’s intense melodramatic thriller paints a bleak picture of an oppressive society, in the guise of a gripping fairy-tale love story.

Directed by Derek Tsang

Starring: Dongyu Zhou, Jackson Yee, Fang Yin, Jue Huang

Release date: June 27

The Last Whistle (PG)


When the all-star player of the local high school football team collapses during practice, all eyes turn to the storied head coach. Instead of mollifying the situation, the coach tries to maintain the team’s winning streak. The town turns against him, leading to a lawsuit from the player’s mother.

Directed by Rob Smat

Starring: Brad Leland, Jim O’Heir, Deanne Lauvin, Les Miles, Eric Nelsen

Release date: June 28

Maiden (PG)

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Directed by Alex Holmes

Starring: Tracy Edwards

Release date: June 28

Ophelia (PG-13)

A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia’s perspective.

Directed by Claire McCarthy

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton, Clive Owen, George MacKay

Release date: June 28

The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith (PG-13)

Missionary John H. Groberg returns to Tonga in the 1960s with his wife and their five young daughters. When their sixth child is born with a serious illness, the Grobergs face their ultimate test of faith, only to find themselves surrounded by the love and prayers of thousands of Tongans. Barriers of inter religious strife are soon broken down as all unite in hopes of a miracle that will save the baby’s life, as well as the life of a Tongan minister’s son.

Directed by Mitch Davis

Starring: Christopher Gorham, Natalie Medlock, Russell Dixon, Joe Folau, Miriama Smith

Release date: June 28

Three Peaks

Aaron wants to become a family with his girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, but high up in the Italian Dolomites, his attempts to win the boy’s acceptance turn into a dangerous power game.

Directed by Jan Zabeil

Starring: Alexander Fehling, Bérénice Bejo, Arian Montgomery

Release date: June 28

Yesterday (PG-13)

A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Directed by Danny Boyle

Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell, Meera Syal

Release date: June 28

What new movies will you be seeing this weekend?

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