New movies in theaters this week include a new “Conjuring” movie, the video game-based “Warcraft,” and “Now You See Me 2.” Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in theaters this week.
THE CONJURING 2
Rated R for terror and horror violence | In Theaters 6/10 | Ok for Kids 17+ | New Line/Warner Bros. | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels
Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”) and Patrick Wilson (“Insidious”), star as famed paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. In one of their most terrifying cases, they travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. Directed by James Wan, this thriller also stars David Thewlis and Frances O’Connor.
Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy violence | In Theaters 6/10 (2D, 3D, IMAX 3D)| Ok for Kids 13+ | Legendary Pictures | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
“Warcraft” is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s gamer universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (“Moon,” “Source Code”) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell. The world of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization, led by the humans, face a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying world of Draenor to find their place in another. As a gateway known as the Dark Portal opens to connect the two worlds, the humans face destruction while the orcs face extinction. The leaders of both groups are sent on a collision course that will decide the fate of their families, their people and their home
NOW YOU SEE ME 2
Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | In Theaters 6/10 | Ok for Kids 13+ | Legendary Summit/Lionsgate | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels
The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all. Directed by Jon Chu, this movie also stars Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine.
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.
Images in this feature used courtesy of the studios and distributors.