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.
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.
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.
See review, above.
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.
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.
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