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The Con­jur­ing 2

Para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors Ed and Lor­raine War­ren (Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”; Pa­trick Wil­son, “In­sid­i­ous”) travel to north Lon­don to in­ves­ti­gate the real-ish-life 1977 En­field Pol­ter­geist, in­volv­ing a mother, her four chil­dren and house full of ghoul­ish ac­tiv­ity. Opened Jun 9.

(USA)

New York New York

Set in Shang­hai in the early 90s, “New York New York” fol­lows two young lovers, one whose great­est am­bi­tion to go­ing to New York at any cost (Du Juan) and the other who just wants to pro­tect her (Ethan Juan). This de­but by direc­tor Dong Luo is a richly aes­theti­cized Shang­hai love story in the tra­di­tion of Wong Kar-wai’s ill-fated ro­mances. Opened Jun 9.

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Fol­low­ing up 2013’s “Now You See Me,” a band of pro­fes­sional ma­gi­cians/bank rob­bers (Woody Har­rel­son, Jesse Eisen­berg, Dave Franco and new ad­di­tion Lizzy Ca­plan) are back, this time goaded into their big­gest heist yet by tech ge­nius Wal­ter Mabry (Daniel Rad­cliffe). This star-stud­ded cast also in­cludes Jay Chou, Mor­gan Free­man, Michael Caine and Mark Ruf­falo. Opened Jun 9. Sing Street

In Dublin, 1985, a teenage boy finds an es­cape from his strained fam­ily life as well as a way to im­press his crush in the most clas­sic way pos­si­ble: By form­ing a band and invit­ing her to star in his mu­sic video. Stars new­comer Fer­dia Walsh-Peelo and Ai­dan Gillen (“The Wire”), and fea­tures a sound­track chock full of Duran Duran, The Cure and The Jam. Opened June 9.

(Ire­land)

Triple 9

See review, above.

(USA)

War­craft: The Be­gin­ning

From lowly com­puter game to one of the big­gest fran­chises on the planet, War­craft has brought the high-fan­tasy world of Aze­roth to the big screen. And lucky for you, gamers, you’ll just need to shell out for the price of the ticket in­stead dig­ging your­self fur­ther into debt with vir­tual ar­mor, Ce­nar­ion hatch­lings, Hoods of Hun­ger­ing Dark­ness… Opened Jun 9.

(USA)

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. Bad Neigh­bors 2

If you saw the first “Bad Neigh­bors” and thought to your­self, “Man, that was phe­nom­e­nal, but I re­ally want to see that again with soror­ity sis­ters!” then con­grat­u­la­tions: Here it is. The one star is for Zac Efron’s un­be­liev­ably hot body.

(USA)

In a city in the am­bigu­ous fu­ture, sin­gle peo­ple are given 45 days to find a part­ner or they’re forced to turn into an­i­mals and are re­leased into the wild. It is in this chaos that newly ar­rived David (Colin Far­rell) has to get over his for­mer love and start anew. Also stars Rachel Weisz and John C. Reilly.

Now You See Me 2

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