New movies in theaters this week feature the “Entourage” gang, Melissa McCarthy as an unassuming “Spy,” and some scary shenanigans in “Insidious Chapter 3.” Movies opening in limited release include “Love & Mercy,” “Testament of Youth,” “Dawn Patrol” and “Wild Horses.” Let’s take a closer look at movies in wide release this week.
R for pervasive language, strong sexual content, nudity and some drug use | In Theaters 6/3 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Warner Bros. | Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels.
The “Entourage” gang is back! And Vince has a new project in the works. Directed by Doug Ellin, the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series finds movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
R for language throughout, violence, and some sexual content, including brief graphic nudity | In Theaters 6/5 | Ok for Kids 17+ | 20th Century Fox | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels.
Melissa McCarthy displays her considerable comedic chops as Susan Cooper, an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. McCarthy is so good at this type of comedy that she should teach master classes on it. This movie also stars Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Allison Janney and Morena Baccarin.
INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3
PG-13 for violence, frightening images, some language and thematic elements | In Theaters 6/5 | Ok for Kids 14+ | Focus Features | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels.
Ready for some scary shenanigans? This newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. The chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. And you just know bad things are going to happen.
JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM
One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.
Jane Boursaw is a well-known film critic and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Images in this feature used courtesy of the studios and distributors.