The Angry Birds Movie
(USA/Finland) What happens when a group of flightless birds with anger management issues meet a team of suspicious hogs? The next biggest film franchise (based on a mobile game) to hit box offices. Stars SNL alumni Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader. Opens Jun 2.
(USA/Spain/Canada) Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke star in the time-worn story of a new detective investigating a case of domestic violence in a small town, who stumbles into a Satanic cult conspiracy—but this time it’s via a psychological dig through the unremembered past. Opens Jun 2.
A Perfect Day
(Spain) Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa’s first English film centers on a group of aid workers (Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins and Mélanie Thierry) who have to retrieve a corpse from a well at the end of the Yugoslav Wars. A darkly whimsical film with strong performances from Del Toro and Robbins, though it’s marred by its 2D female characters. Opens Jun 2. The Taste of Youth (Hong Kong) In the wake of the Umbrella Protests, independent filmmaker Cheung King-wai turns his focus to the post-00s generation: His nine subjects range from ages 10 to 16, plus one 24-year-old, all from varying backgrounds. Out of the mouths of babes come sobering concerns, fears and dreams about the future of the city. Opens Jun 2.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
(USA) The Ninja Turtles are back, and this time they’ve got their work cut out for them: First they’ve got to defeat mutant nemeses Bebop and Rocksteady, and then join April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to defeat an alien invasion led by supervillain Krang (Fred Armisen). Opens Jun 2.