New in Theaters This Week for 06/15/18
Welcome to a recurring feature here at The Nerd Mentality. As movie lovers, we often scramble to find all the films coming out in a given week. We thought we would take some of the guesswork out of it for our readers. We’ll be showcasing both wide and limited releases. So sit back watch some trailers and you might find something new to go watch this weekend. These films are what’s New in Theaters This Week for 06/15/18, shown in totally random order, because why not? Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
Superfly (Sony Pictures) June 13th
Superfly – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing it to a new generation. The screenplay is by Alex Tse.
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (Argot Pictures) June 13th
After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.
Race 3 (Yash Raj Films)
Race 3 is an internationally mounted saga of a family that deals in borderline crime but is ruthless and vindictive to the core. A world with twists and turns at every nook and corner, which will take the audience by surprise with its sheer unpredictability. When Shamsher (Anil Kapoor) entrusts Sikandar (Salman Khan) with a high stakes heist along with the family for support, what could possibly go wrong? Well…We discover everyone’s real character as they change with a blink of an eye. We discover that nothing is as it seems.
We discover a family on the verge of self-destruction – or is it a ploy by some outsiders. In top gear all the way… Race 3 rushes towards a high octane climax with betrayals, fast guns, fast cars and sleek action never seen before on the Indian screen. Action and drama that leads to a shocking twist in the climax that takes your breath away. Because…. Sikandar’s got this one”!!
Gotti (Vertical Entertainment)
GOTTI follows infamous crime boss John Gotti’s rise to become the “Teflon Don” of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr., GOTTI examines Gotti’s tumultuous life as he and his wife attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences.
China Salesman (Cleopatra Entertainment)
Based on a true story, CHINA SALESMAN is a film about the dangerous and epic adventure to Africa where a Chinese engineer/salesman comes face-to-face with a corrupt competitor over the contract for the first African mobile telecom technology. Local tribesman Kabbah (Mike Tyson) and mercenary Lauder (Steven Seagal) get drawn into the conflict in a classic, brutal hand-to-hand fight while the entire country faces civil war battles.
Eating Animals (IFC Films)
Directed and produced by Christopher Quinn (Sundance award winner God Grew Tired of Us), Eating Animals tells the story of the beginning of the end of factory farming. Produced with Academy Award winner Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer, the film is the feature-length adaptation of Foer’s critically acclaimed book of the same name that starts out with a simple question – where do our eggs, dairy and meat come from?
Through the intimate narratives of several farmers dedicated to bringing their trade – and the way we eat – back to its roots, the film explores the notion of stepping away from the practices of the past 40 years that have polluted our environment, endangered our health, and caused us all to be complicit in the inhumane treatment of animals. Looking at the costs we’ve incurred as our country has become dominated by massive industrial complexes designed to feed the masses, Eating Animals paints a picture of a future where traditional farming is no longer a distant memory, but is instead the only way forward.
The Incredibles 2 (Disney)
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of normal life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
The Year Of Spectacular Men (MarVista Entertainment)
Izzy Klein has (barely) graduated from college, broken up (sorta) with her boyfriend, and is stranded in New York City with a bad case of pre-real-world millennial-itis. Unsure of what the next step is, her movie star little sister Sabrina convinces her to move back home to Los Angeles and into her shared apartment with movie star boyfriend Sebastian, where they can keep an eye on rudderless Izzy.
Emotionally unable to deal with the loss of her father, and slightly distracted by her mother Deb’s newfound love affair with loopy yogi Amythyst, Izzy funnels her energy into dating a colorful bouquet of five complicated and spectacular men: Aaron, Ross, Logan, Mikey, and Charlie, over the course of the next year. Coping just barely with the help of her trusty notebook, she falls in and out of some not so romantic romances, and figures out that when it totally feels like the end of your story, it’s often just the beginning.
Straight Into A Storm (Abramorama)
Straight Into A Storm Release Date: June 2018 STRAIGHT INTO A STORM centers around DEER TICK’s 2014/15 10th anniversary run in New York City. A portrait of a hard rocking band known for their live performances on their evolutionary journey to become one of the greatest cult rock bands of our time. Anchored by a fan chosen set list and New Year’s Eve performance, the film weaves in and out of time over the last 10 years utilizing never before seen archive footage from their booze drenched early days to the successful touring/recording band they are now- and everything in between.
Tag (Warner Bros.)
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready.
A Skin So Soft (Breaking Glass Pictures)
Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim are gladiators of modern times. From the strongman to the top-class bodybuilder, to the veteran who has become a trainer, they all share the same definition, determination, and obsession: overcoming the limitations of their bodies. They are waiting for the next competition, slaving away in the gym and following extreme diets. A Skin So Soft is a free exploration of the regimented daily lives of these misunderstood monsters.
Gabriel and the Mountain (Strand Releasing)
Based on the true story of a close friend of director Fellipe Barbosa, this beautifully photographed travelogue recreates the fateful journey of a young Brazilian. Before going to the U.S. for university, Gabriel embarks on a voyage across the globe and finds himself in West Africa, where he reaches his final destination at Mount Malawi. This thrilling mix of fictional recreation and documentary reality poses provocative questions about big issues, and refuses easy answers.
Intersection (Indican Pictures)
Ever since the accidental death of his only child Cobb Mills has spent his time in a haze of guilt, booze and regret. When he takes a trip to the fateful town where the crash occurred he meets a mysterious, sultry woman. There is a spark between them providing him with hope. But he should have known better, and he soon finds that she carries a dark past which will come to haunt him.
Affairs of State (Lionsgate Films)
A young campaign aide gets in way over his head when he sleeps with the wife of a presidential candidate, sending him into a downward spiral of corruption and blackmail. He is left fighting not only for his career, but also his life.
The Yellow Birds (Saban Films)
Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Gulf War under the command of the older, troubled Sgt. Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph’s mother before their deployment.
Billy Boy (Gravitas Ventures)
When Billy’s (Blake Jenner, “Glee”) friend is found dead, his world is forever changed. He tries to move on from his past, falling in love with Jennifer (Melissa Benoit, “Supergirl”) but feelings of anger and grief cripple him and put his future in jeopardy.
Recent college graduate and hard working kid, Bridger, receives heartbreaking news that his mother has cancer. Strapped for cash, he needs to make more money than his day job pays to provide is mother with treatment. As fate would have it, he finds a half bleached dollar bill in his pocket after pulling his clothes out of the wash. This spurs an idea on how to ‘make’ a ton of money. BUT he would only focus on counterfeiting ‘small’ bills, 5s, 10s, 20s, because ‘who checks a $10?’ After bringing his close friends in on the scheme, the begin to abuse the process, which puts Bridger, and his mother, at risk. And a sting involving one of his best friends turns deadly.
7 Din Mohabbat In (B4U Motion Pictures)
The story follows a young man on a quest to find his true love in a crowded Karachi neighbourhood. He must overcome the obstacles, both spiritual and physical, to achieve his goals.
Hopefully, you found some interesting trailers and maybe plan to see a film you normally wouldn’t have. New in Theaters This Week for 06/15/18 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Now Playing tag.