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[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – February 26, 2021

by Tori Ann
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Many theaters are still not open in the US. Some have had to close again due to health restrictions being put back in place or simply due to a lack of people coming in. While many big-name movies are pushing their release dates back even further, or choosing to premiere overseas first, a number of movies are still determined to make their way to theaters.

This weekend sees a trio of new movies released – a horror movie that takes place within a Jewish Orthodox community, a thriller about the world of opioids, and a new animated adventure about the dynamic duo of Tom and Jerry!

Crisis

Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.

Directed by Nicholas Jarecki

Starring: Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriquez

Release date: February 26

Tom and Jerry

Adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera property, which reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry.

Directed by Tim Story

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Tom, Jerry, Colin Jost

Release date: February 26 (Also available on HBO MAX)

The Vigil

A man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community finds himself opposite a malevolent entity, in writer-director Keith Thomas’ electrifying feature debut.

Directed by Keith Thomas

Starring: Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman, Lynn Cohen, Fred Melamed

Release date: February 26

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