The summer movie season is slowly starting, so many of the big name movies you have been anticipating for a while will finally be making their way to a theater near you. This week brings another feel-good movie about the life of a dog, two real-life stories put to film, a number of international and independent films, and a third John Wick movie. Have any of them caught your interest?

A Dog’s Journey (PG)

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

Directed by Gail Mancuso

Starring: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Kathryn Prescott, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin

Release date: May 17

All Creatures Here Below

A desperate young couple on the run seek refuge in Kansas City.

Directed by Collin Schiffli

Starring: Karen Gillan, Jennifer Morrison, David Dastmalchian, David Koechner, Richard Cabral

Release date: May 17 (Limited)

Aniara (R)

Aniara is the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth’s population to their new home-planet Mars. But just as Aniara leaves the ruined Earth, she collides with an asteroid and is knocked off her course. Aniara’s passengers slowly realize that they’ll never be able to return; they will continue onwards through an empty and cold universe forever.

Directed by Pella Kagerman

Starring: Emelie Jonsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, Arvin Kananian, Anneli Martini, Jennie Silfverhjelm

Release date: May 17

De De Pyaar De

A 50-year-old single father faces disapproval from his family and his ex-wife when he falls in love with a 26-year-old woman.

Directed by Akiv Ali

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Rakul Preet Singh, Jimmy Sheirgill, Alok Nath

Release date: May 17

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (R)

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, skilled assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Directed by Chad Stahelski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos

Release date: May 17

The Meanest Man in Texas

Based on the book, The Meanest Man in Texas is the true story about Clyde Thompson, who in 1928 was convicted of multiple murders and sentenced to death, but was miraculously paroled. Thompson gained a reputation as the meanest man in Texas while working hard labor in prison, until he meets the love of his life, Julia Perryman, and finds redemption and faith.

Directed by Justin Ward

Starring: Mateus Ward, Jamie McShane, Alexandra Bard, Casey Bond, Ben Reed

Release date: May 17

The Souvenir (R)

A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Directed by Joanna Hogg

Starring: Neil Young, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen, Tilda Swinton, Frankie Wilson

Release date: May 17

The Sun Is Also A Star (PG-13)

Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. She is not the type of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when her family is twelve hours away from being deported. Falling in love with him will not be her story. Daniel has always been the good son, the good student, living up to his parents’ high expectations. Never a poet. Or a dreamer. But when he sees her, he forgets all that. Something about Natasha makes him think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store – for both of them. Every moment has brought them to this single moment. A million futures lie before them. Which one will come true?

Directed by Ry Russo-Yung

Starring: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Keong Sim, Faith Logan, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Release date: May 17

The Third Wife (R)

19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little did she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force her to make a choice between living in safety and being free.

Directed by Ash Mayfair

Starring: Long Le Vu, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My, Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Nguyen Thanh Tam

Release date: May 15

Trial By Fire (R)

The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

Directed by Edward Zwick,

Starring: Laura Dern, Jack O’Connell, Emily Meade, Jade Pettyjohn, Jeff Perry

Release date: May 17

The Wandering Soap Opera

The film revolves around the concept of soap opera. Its structure is based on the assumption that Chilean reality does not exist, but rather is an ensemble of soap operas. There are four audiovisual provinces, and the threat of war is felt among the factions. The political and economic problems are immersed in a fictional jelly divided into evening episodes. The entire Chilean reality is viewed from the point of view of the soap opera, which acts as a revealing filter of this same reality.

Directed by Raoul Ruiz

Starring: Luis Alarcón, Patricia Rivadeneira, Francisco Reyes, Consuelo Castillo, Roberto Poblente

Release date: May 17

Will you be seeing any new releases in theaters this week?

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