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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, June 5; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, June 5; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 5. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.]


Beyond the Mask
Director: Chad Burns
Cast: Andrew Cheney, John Rhys-Davies, Kara Killmer, Adetokumboh M’Cormack, Steve Blackwood, Thomas D. Mahard, Marc Bowers, Carl Harry Carlson, Samrat Chakrabarti, Rebekah Cook, Connie Craig, Jennifer Dixon, Dennis Doyle Jr.
Synopsis: “A former assassin tries to redeem himself by becoming a masked highwayman in Colonial America.”

Director: Doug Ellin
Cast: Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment, Perrey Reeves, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rhys Coiro, Constance Zimmer, Nora Dunn
Synopsis: “Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back – and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince’s directorial debut.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C- (10 reviews)

Insidious: Chapter 3
Director: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson
Synopsis: “A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (4 reviews)

Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nia Long, 50 Cent, Morena Baccarin, Allison Janney, Peter Serafinowicz
Synopsis: “Susan Cooper is a deskbound CIA analyst who provides instantaneous intel into the earpiece of a globetrotting field agent. But when he runs afoul of a Bulgarian criminal cartel, Susan is sent on a recon mission, hampered by a rogue agent and aided by her oddball colleague. Donning a series of outrageous identities, Susan infiltrates the shadowy world of an alluring but dangerous weapons dealer. The two women leave a trail of mayhem crisscrossing Europe, as Susan utilizes deception and false bravado to try to outwit Rayna and locate a stolen nuke.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (19 reviews)


Charlie’s Country
Director: Rolf de Heer
Cast: Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Jennifer Budukpuduk Gaykamangu, David Gulpilil, Peter Minygululu , Ritchie Singer
Synopsis: “Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie (David Gulpilil) is a warrior past his prime.  As the government increases its stranglehold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures.  His new modern life offers him a way to survive but, ultimately, it is one he has no power over.  Finally fed up when his gun, his newly crafted spear, and his best friend’s jeep are confiscated, Charlie heads into the wild on his own, to live the old way.  However Charlie hasn’t reckoned on where he might end up, nor on how much life has changed since the old days….”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York, Austin, Cleveland, Santa Fe and Scottsdale (expands to various cities through the end of August)

The Cokeville Miracle
Director: T.C. Christensen
Cast: Nathan Stevens, Jasen Wade, Caitlin E.J. Meyer, Mason D. Davis, Joshua Cooper, Sarah Kent
Synopsis: “In 1986, a lunatic and his wife took over the Elementary school in the little town of Cokeville, Wyoming. They lured the entire student body and teachers into one room, holding them hostage with guns and a bomb. Two hours later, the bomb exploded but only two deaths associated with the incident occurred – the mad man and his wife. Though some were burned, all the children and adults got out alive. But the real story began in the days and weeks following the siege, when several of the children began telling their parents that the reason they escaped safely was because of people in the room, dressed in white, who told them what to do and protected them.”
Theatrical Release: Throughout Utah and Various Markets nationwide

Dawn Patrol
Director: Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Cast: Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Jeff Fahey, David James Elliott
Synopsis: “A surfer-turned-Marine held at gunpoint in a distant desert tells his tragic story of revenge gone wrong to stall his execution.”
Theatrical Release: Select Markets

Director: Eddie Mullins
Cast: Justin Rice, Leo Fitzpatrick, Laura Campbell, Brian Charles Johnson, Neal Huff
Synopsis: “Two deliberate vagabonds—one a self-professed pirate named Dirty Fred, the other a peak oil fanatic named Bruho—eke out a marginal, madcap existence by looting off-season vacation homes in the Catskill Mountains. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when they admit a runaway boy and an aimless young woman to their ranks.”
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, San Francisco and Tuscon (opens in Phoenix on June 12th; Albuquerque and Chicago to follow)

Dukale’s Dream
Director: Josh Rothstein
Synopsis: “A feature-length documentary about Hugh Jackman’s life changing experience after befriending an Ethiopian coffee farmer.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Miami and Washington, DC)

Every Last Child
Director: Tom Roberts
Synopsis: “While polio had been all but eliminated since the development of vaccines in the 1950s, the debilitating disease has shown a resurgence in Pakistan. After the Taliban bans polio vaccinations and spreads misinformation about sinister conspiracies to frighten the masses, the country suffers devastating outbreaks of the disease, prompting strategic problem-solving from the World Health Organization.” [DOC NYC] 
Theatrical Release: New York

The Fourth Noble Truth
Director: Gary T. McDonald
Cast: Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Kristen Kerr, Richard Portnow
Synopsis: “After being convicted of road rage, playboy movie star Aaron Redmond is sentenced to individual meditation lessons with a Buddhist meditation teacher named Rachel who frowns upon his bad boy lifestyle. In each of their encounters, Rachel teaches Aaron one essential truth, and avoids his patterned flirtations. But soon their mutual attraction forces both Aaron and Rachel to rethink their life choices, or risk losing love.”
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles

Director: Peter Cousens
Cast: Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Sharon Leal, David Rasche, Terrence Mann, Michael Goodwin
Synopsis: “Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton. Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom. 100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel’s great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton’s life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Miami, New Jersey, San Francisco and Washington, DC

Hungry Hearts
Director: Saverio Costanzo
Cast: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell
Synopsis: “New York City newlyweds Jude and Mina have a seemingly perfect relationship. But things take an unsettling turn with the birth of their son. Convinced that the baby must be kept free of all contaminants, Mina develops fanatical obsessions with veganism, cleanliness, and purity that may kill the child unless Jude can stop her.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (13 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens June 12th in Los Angeles)

Larry Gaye: Renegade Flight Attendant
Director: Sam Friedlander
Cast: Mark Feuerstein, Danny Pudi, Jayma Mays, Stanley Tucci, Marcia Gay Harden, Henry Winkler, Rebecca Romijn, Patrick Warburton, Jessica Lowdnes, Taye Diggs, Jason Alexander
Synopsis: “A self-anointed ‘renegade’ male flight attendant must save the day when the airline he works for tries to eliminate flight attendants as a cost-cutting measure.”
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Sacramento

Love & Mercy
Director: Bill Pohlad
Cast: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel, Erin Darke, Joanna Going, Brett Davern
Synopsis: “The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.”
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (31 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, DC)

The Nightmare
Director: Rodney Ascher
Synopsis: “You are very tired. The pillow is soft. It’s late at night, and you start to drift off in your bed. Snap—your body locks up, totally frozen. But you are not asleep. You can see and hear everything. That’s when the shadow men come.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (23 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Toronto)

An Open Secret
Director: Amy Berg
Synopsis: “A documentary about 5 child actors whose lives were turned upside down by multiple predators & convicted sex offenders.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York, Denver and Seattle)

Patch Town
Director: Craig Goodwill
Cast: Rob Ramsay, Zoie Palmer, Julian Richings, Suresh John, Ken Hall
Synopsis: “After years in a loving home, Jon, a toy, was forgotten, deserted and ultimately betrayed by his adoptive mother. He returns to live a sad life as a worker on the line; a life of factory work and oppression in a place where hundreds of cabbage babies are born every day. The thankless task of shucking, picking, and processing these newborns to go out into the world and to their new mothers has taken its toll on Jon. With each new birth, Jon slips deeper into sadness, lamenting the days when life was good and he was loved.”
Theatrical Release: New York

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Director: Roy Andersson
Cast: Holger Andersson, Nisse Vestblom
Synopsis: “Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.”
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (21 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (expands to seventeen states through early October)

Testament of Youth
Director: James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Anna Chancellor, Miranda Richardson, Taron Egerton
Synopsis: “Vera Brittain, irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton as they go to university to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. She works tirelessly, experiencing all the grief of war, as one by one her closest friends are all killed and the pillars of her world shattered. But, an indefatigable spirit, Vera endures, rediscovers love and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to create a world in which such a war can never take place again.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (9 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to various additional markets through the end of July)

United Passions
Director: Frédéric Auburtin
Cast: Tim Roth, Sam Neill, Thomas Kretschmann, Gérard Depardieu, Jemima West, Karina Lombard, Fisher Stevens
Synopsis: “The history of the FIFA World Cup.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, DC

We Are Still Here
Director: Ted Geoghegan
Cast: Barbara Crampton, Andrew Sensenig, Lisa Marie, Larry Fessenden, Monte Markham, Susan Gibney
Synopsis: “After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, Paul and Anne move to the quiet New England countryside to start over. But the grieving couple unknowingly become prey to a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town they’ve moved into is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret.” [SXSW Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (10 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles, Ann Arbor and Phoenix (expands to Seattle and Rochester)

Wild Horses
Director: Robert Duvall
Cast: Robert Duvall, James Franco, Josh Hartnett, Luciana Duvall, Adriana Barraza, Jim Parrack, Angie Cepeda, Devon Abner
Synopsis: “Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy’s death – even putting her own life in jeopardy.” [SXSW Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: C+ (6 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

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