[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – June 21, 2019

While this weekend brings about the official start of summer, it also brings to a close the saga of an adventurous group of toys. The original Toy Story movie premiered all the way back in 1995 and raised the question of what our toys do when we’re not playing with them. Whether you’ve been a fan of Buzz, Woody, Jesse, and the rest of the gang since the beginning or are new to them, you have to admit that it has been a wild ride. Hopefully this final chapter in the Toy Story saga does justice to the characters that a generation grew up with.

In addition to Toy Story 4, some of the new movies this weekend include a documentary on the life of musician Toni Morrison, an addition to the Chucky horror franchise, a film about a whale that washed ashore in Australia in 1975, and much more!

Anna (R)

Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins.

Directed by Luc Besson

Starring: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Lera Abova

Release date: June 21

Child’s Play (R)

A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Directed by Lars Klevberg

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry

Release date: June 21

Round of Your Life

Fifteen year-old Taylor Collins is a golf legacy. The son of a PGA veteran, the younger brother of a PGA rookie, he has all the talent in the world-but wants nothing to do with golf or the pressure of being the next in line. After Taylor purposely blows his tryout for the school team, his disappointed father takes a drive that ends in a texting-while-driving accident and lands him in a coma. Taylor blames himself and, with the guidance of his brother and the prayer support from his mother Jenny and newfound crush Bailey, makes it his mission to get back on the team and become the first freshman in state history to lead his team to a state championship. Faith, hope, and love bring Taylor and his family closer than ever and he learns that the greatest way to honor his father and his God is to embrace the gifts and talents he was given.

Directed by Dylan Thomas Ellis

Starring: Alexandra DeBerry, Richard T. Jones, Katie Leclerc, Tyler Jade Nixon, Jasmine Williams

Release date: June 21

Swinging Safari (R)

Australia, 1975. The beach suburb of Nobbys Beach is a place that revolves around surf mats, baby oil, boxed wine and the new miracle of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 14 year-old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, and deal with his crush on shy and sensitive girl-next-door Melly. When the beach town suddenly hits the spotlight after the body of a 200-ton whale is washed ashore, Jeff and Melly think it’s the biggest thing that ever happened in their lives. Meanwhile, their eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution that has also washed up on Australia’s beaches. And just like the decaying whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.

Directed by Stephan Elliott

Starring: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Jesse Denyer, Kotan Jacob, Alex Kotan

Release date: June 21

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (PG-13)

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Starring: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks, Angela Davis

Release date: June 21

Toy Story 4 (G)

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re two worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy

Directed by Josh Cooley

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key

Release date: June 21

Wild Rose (R)

Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of prison and reunited with her son and daughter, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Rose’s mother Marion, on the other hand, has had a bellyful of her worthless nonsense. Forced to take strict responsibility, Rose gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house. 

Directed by Tom Harper

Starring: Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson, Lesley Hart, Carol Pyper Rafferty

Release date: June 21

What new movies will you be seeing this weekend?