Florence Foster Jenkins
Based on the charmed life of a Gilded Age-era New York socialite (Meryl Streep) whose aspirations of becoming a famous opera singer were not to be held back by anything— not even her total inability to carry a tune. Directed by Stephen Frears (“Mrs. Henderson Presents,” “High Fidelity”) and also stars Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg. Opens Aug 11.
McDull, Rise of the Rice Cooker
When a mysterious alien obliterates the superhero representative sent by earth to meet him, who can the world turn to? A humble pig from an even humbler fishing village designs a super robot out of a rice cooker, and, with the support of his community, surprises the powers that be. McGyver? Think again: Must be McDull! Opens Aug 11.
Steven Spielberg brings the beloved Roald Dahl novel about a bullied gentle giant to the big screen: A young orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed into Giant Country, where roam behemoth troglodytes hungry for “human beans.” Opens Aug 11.
In the world of superheroes and supervillains, a ragtag group of incarcerated evildoers, including The Joker and Harley Quinn, are called on by the government to defeat an even super-er mystery villain. Stuffed with A-listers—Will Smith, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto—this antihero DC flick makes idols out of the heavily armed and psychotically disturbed: America!
Opened Aug 4.