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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, June 12; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, June 12; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 12. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.]


Jurassic World
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake M. Johnson, Judy Greer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Lauren Lapkus, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan, Brian Tee, Ty Simpkins, Andy Buckley, Katie McGrath
Synopsis: “Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (10 reviews)


The 11th Hour
Director: Anders Morgenthaler
Cast: Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice, Sebastian Schipper, Peter Stormare, Robert Hunger-Buhler, Anouk Wagener, Nina Fog
Synopsis: “Successful businesswoman Maria has achieved everything except what she wants the most – a baby of her own. She decides to deal with the matter by herself and embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey in order to make her dream come true.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Chagall – Malevich
Director: Alexander Mitta
Cast: Leonid Bichevin, Anatoliy Belyy, Kristina Shnayderman, Semyon Shkalikov, Dmitriy Astrakhan, Aleksey Ovsyannikov, Darya Pashkova
Synopsis: “A story of love and passion, hatred and egotism, and the clash of huge creative personalities, Chagall – Malevich is based on events that occurred around the time of Chagall’s prolific Vitebsk period (1917-20), a period in which he created the People’s Art College and seemed inspired by dreams of a bright and beautiful future. The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of his complicated relationship with his brilliant colleague Kazimir Malevich, one that changes from friendship to hostility.” [Palm Springs International Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on June 19th)

Live from New York!

Director: Bao Nguyen
Cast: Tom Broecker, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Alec Baldwin, John Goodman, Horatio Sanz, Rachel Dratch, Cheri Oteri, Lorne Michaels, Bobby Moynihan
Synopsis: “Saturday Night Live has been reflecting and influencing life in the United States for forty years. LIVE FROM NEW YORK! goes deep inside this television phenomenon exploring the laughter that pulses through American politics, tragedy, and pop culture.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, Boise, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, St. Louis and Washington, DC)

Madame Bovary
Director: Sophie Barthes
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, Laura Carmichael, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Synopsis: “In 19th-century France, Emma Bovary, the wife of a dull country doctor, embarks on a series of love affairs and spends well beyond her means. Although the affairs provide moments of perceived bliss, Emma’s idealized notions of love evade her and leave her in ruinous debt.” [Toronto International Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (8 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Denver and Seattle)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Cast: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Connie Britton, Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon
Synopsis: “Greg Gaines is an awkward, self-deprecating high school student determined to coast through his senior year as anonymously as possible. Avoiding social interactions like the plague, Greg spends most of his time remaking wacky versions of classic movies with his only friend, Earl. Greg’s well-meaning mother intervenes, forcing him to befriend Rachel, a classmate who’s been diagnosed with leukemia. Against his better judgment, Greg concedes. Both Greg and Rachel are surprised—even shocked—to find out that they actually like each other. Tentative at first, this unlikely duo becomes inseparable. But when Rachel gets sicker, Greg’s well-fortified world is changed forever.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (28 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, DC

Set Fire to the Stars
Director: Andy Goddard
Cast: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh, Shirley Henderson, Kevin Eldon
Synopsis: “An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on June 19th)

Soaked in Bleach
Director: Benjamin Statler
Cast: Kurt Cobain, Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, August Emerson, Kurt Loder
Synopsis: “‘Soaked in Bleach’ reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle)

The Stranger
Director: Guillermo Amoedo
Cast: Cristobal Tapia Montt, Nicolas Duran, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns
Synopsis: “In this supernatural thriller, a mysterious man arrives in a small Canadian town seeking his wife, but his unwelcome presence and what he finds instead soon plunges the community into a bloodbath.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Director: Jen and Sylvia Soska
Cast: Dean Cain, Kyra Zagorsky, Ben Hollingsworth
Synopsis: “A hard-nosed detective deliberately commits a crime to get thrown in prison, allowing him the chance to seek vengeance on a criminal serving a life sentence for brutally murdering his wife.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia)

The Wolfpack
Director: Crystal Moselle
Cast: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Narayana Angulo, Krsna Angulo, Mukunda Angulo
Synopsis: “Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (20 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Toronto (expands across North America through the end of August)

The Yes Men are Revolting
Director: Laura Nix and The Yes Men
Synopsis: “Activist-pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano pull the rug out from under mega-corporations, government officials and a complacent media in a series of outrageous stunts designed to draw awareness to the issue of climate change.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (10 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York, Denver, Houston, Santa Fe, Seattle and Washington, DC)

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