This week’s new releases include everything from the latest installment in DC Comics’ cinematic universe to Meryl Streep starring in a drama based on a fascinating true story. There’s something for everyone now available, so let’s get right to it!
In this action-packed DC Comics adaptation, a team of criminals–including expert assassin Deadshot (Will Smith), psychiatrist-turned-psychopath Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), the reptilian, cannibalistic Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), and more–is assembled for a government-sponsored black ops mission in exchange for reduced prison sentences. Now, the squad must stop the evil witch Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) before she wipes out all of mankind. With Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jared Leto as the Joker.
It’s 1944, and New York heiress and socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) aspires to be an opera singer. There’s just one problem–she has a terrible voice. She embarks on a singing career, gaining some recognition by listeners who view the music as comedy. When Florence books herself a concert at Carnegie Hall, it’s up to her devoted husband (Hugh Grant) and a pianist and composer (Simon Helberg) to make sure the show goes smoothly. Based on a true story, this delightful seriocomedy co-stars Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda.
One afternoon in August 1989, young Chicago attorney Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) let her guard down enough to take the invitation of an obviously interested junior colleague named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) to join him at a community meeting. Feeling out each other’s flaws and strengths as the day wore on, the seeds of a transformative life partnership were sown. Charming speculation on a first date for a First Couple also stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear.
It’s safe to say the last thing Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) expected was to be in her early 40s, single, and pregnant. And when a pair of recent one-night-stands leaves her pregnant, Bridget finds herself coping with unexpected impending motherhood as she tries to figure out who the child’s father is. Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey co-star.
Enthralling and kinetic re-imagining of Lew Wallace’s enduring tale of faith stars Jack Huston as the Judean noble in Roman-occupied Jerusalem subjected to false prosecution after accusation by his estranged adoptive brother Messala (Toby Kebbell). Weathering enslavement in a naval galley, he forces a fateful confrontation with his betrayer in the chariot arena. Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Sofia Black-D’Elia, and Morgan Freeman also star.
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers… and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.
When 13-year-old Jake’s (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father’s Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single, Chilean mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia) runs the dress shop downstairs. When Jake’s parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) ask Leonor to pay a higher rent and a feud ignites between the adults the boys take an oath of silence against their parents in protest. Directed by Ira Sachs (Love is Strange, Keep the Lights On, Forty Shades of Blue) with his trademark humanism and insight, Little Men is the story of a life defining friendship amid family turmoil, and one of the best reviewed American films in years.