A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release:
‘Annabelle Comes Home’
- Genre: Horror
- Cast: McKenna Grace, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga and Katie Sarife
- Director: Gary Dauberman
- Rated: R
“Annabelle Comes Home” is the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe.
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’ 10-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.
- Genre: Comedy
- Cast: Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Himesh Patel, Ed Sheeran and Ana de Armas
- Director: Danny Boyle
- Rated: PG-13
Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles.
Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis come a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.
The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.
- Genre: Drama
- Cast: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, George MacKay, Tom Felton and Devon Terrell
- Director: Claire McCarthy
- Rated: PG-13
Set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice, “Ophelia” is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”
Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) takes center stage as Queen Gertrude’s (Naomi Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet (George MacKay) and a forbidden love blossoms.
As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within and Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life in order to protect a very dangerous secret.
- Genre: Documentary
- Director: Alex Holmes
- Rated: PG
“Maiden” is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: Her male competitors thought an all-woman crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity.
But Tracy refused to give up. She remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief, Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help, she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.