Summer is breathing its last breaths, but don’t fret, there’s still a bit more time to hit the beach! Leading off this week’s new releases are a sun’s out/guns out reboot of a David Hasselhoff TV favorite, but there’s a good assortment of other flicks now available too. From a pensive family dramedy to the latest animated tale featuring the Caped Crusader to a comedy feature the aforementioned Hoff, here’s what titles are now available to get caught in the current of your love!
The enormously popular 1989-2001 TV series gets updated in this fun- and sun-filled comedic actioner. Dwayne Johnson stars as Mitch Buchannon, a veteran lifeguard who clashes with disgraced athlete/new recruit Matt Brody (Zac Efron). But Buchannon and Brody will have to find a way to work together in order to do what lifeguards do best…bust up a drug smuggling ring. Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach also star, with cameos by David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.
Dedicated and successful corporate headhunter Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler) is given the opportunity to land a major promotion that pits him against rival Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). But when his young son (Maxwell Jenkins) is diagnosed with cancer, Dane must redirect his focus and spend more time with his family, even if it could mean dire consequences for his professional future. Gretchen Mol, Alfred Molina, Anupam Kher, and Willem Dafoe also star in this powerful and heartfelt drama
Presented in the same animation style as “Batman: The Animated Series” (and co-written by series co-creator Bruce Timm), this exciting superhero adventure finds Batman and Nightwing reluctantly heading off on a road trip with villainess Harley Quinn in order to stop Poison Ivy and Floronic Man from wiping out most of humankind. Is saving the world worth the aggravation caused by hours in the Batmobile with Quinn? Kevin Conroy, Melissa Rauch, Paget Brewster, Loren Lester supply voices.
This remarkable effort from Disney journeys deep into the wilds of China where few have ever ventured to strikingly capture the adventures of three very different feral families. A mother panda guides her cub as she seeks to make her own way; a golden snub-nosed monkey, feeling snubbed himself when his parents welcome a baby sister, finds new companionship; and a mother snow leopard faces a perilous challenger for her two cubs’ survival. John Krasinski narrates.
After his mother’s recent death, Brooklyn-based illustrator Dean (Demetri Martin, who also wrote and directed) struggles with his father Robert’s (Kevin Kline) decision to sell the family home. Both men attempt to come to grips with their loss, as Robert begins dating his realtor (Mary Steenburgen), and Dean takes a trip to L.A. where he he hits it off with the cute and quirky Nicky (Gillian Jacobs). Offbeat comedy/drama also stars Reid Scott, Rory Scovel, and Peter Scolari.
Three-time national champ cheer captain Destiny (Cristine Prosperi) arrogantly thought her squad was the best on the planet…but can she prove it when they’re challenged to a virtual showdown where they’re literally facing the toughest competition from around the globe? In-name-only, pom-pom shaking followup co-stars Jordan Rodrigues, Sophie Vavasseur, Gia Lodge-O’Meally, and Vivica A. Fox as the Cheer Goddess.
Stylish adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier follows Philip (Sam Claflin), a 19th-century Englishman, who is devastated to learn that the older cousin who raised him has died. Philip suspects Rachel (Rachel Weisz)–his guardian’s beautiful new wife (who is also their cousin)–may have murdered him, but soon finds himself becoming infatuated with the mysterious and bewitching woman. With Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, Poppy Lee Friar.
Trying to escape an abusive past, Katie packs up her daughter and relocates to a new town for a fresh start. She meets Angela and Brian Morgan, and is soon hired as their nanny and invited to move into their guest house. But as Katie becomes a little too attached to the couple’s daughter, the Morgans begin to wonder just who they’ve allowed into their lives. Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon, Nicky Whelan, and Faye Dunaway star in this gripping suspenser.
With his loan shark’s legbreakers expected any time, a nightclub owner (Ken Jeong) starts rifling through his disappearing assets for some means of saving himself. Turns out that all he’s got left is his ticket in a high-stakes celebrity death pool…and if he’s going to live, David Hasselhoff (as himself) must die! Offing the Hoff, however, isn’t as simple as it sounds in this pitch-dark, cameo-filled farce; with Rhys Darby, Jon Lovitz, Carlos PenaVega, and Justin Bieber as the voice of K.I.T.T.
Let us know which of these you want to check out!