New in Theaters This Week for 06/22/18
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 06/22/18, shown in totally random order, because why not? Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
Damsel (Magnolia Pictures)
Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter), DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal Pictures)
It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
The Catcher Was A Spy (IFC Films)
This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the professional baseball player who became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg (Paul Rudd) was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the US government’s wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb.
Trading in his catcher’s mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti, and Sienna Miller costar in this remarkable slice of forgotten history.
Boundaries (Sony Pictures Classics)
LAURA (Vera Farmiga) is a single mother living in Seattle, who has a constant need to put others & animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father JACK (Christopher Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him down the coast to live with her sister JoJo (Kristen Schaal) in LA. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son HENRY, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Without telling Laura, Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family.
The King (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. In this groundbreaking film, Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and non, join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, among many others.
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (Shout! Factory)
Riot grrrl rocker and shameless hot mess Izzy wakes up hungover AF to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend tonight at a bougie party across town. Enraged and desperate, Izzy embarks on a frenetic quest across Los Angeles to break up the party in order to fulfill what she believes to be her destiny … before it’s too late.
Spiral (Cohen Media Group)
Over the last two decades, a rise in physical attacks and verbal assaults on Jews has been recorded in many countries across Europe. At the same time an increasingly fractured world has exposed deep political, social, and racial division, especially in France. SPIRAL is the story of how a cycle of fear, hatred, and violence has taken hold. In portraying the resurgence of anti-Semitism in France and in the wider world, the film trains its gaze on individuals, witnesses on all sides of the conflicts that have fueled this escalation. Also being shown in L.A.
6 Dynamic Laws for Success (In Life, Love & Money) (Indie Rights)
Upon discovering a coded message in the self help book 6 Dynamic Laws for Success (In Life, Love & Money) which purportedly reveals the location of $2.4 million missing from a bank robbery gone bad, a demoralized ex-used car salesman sets out on a quest to find the money and remake himself in the process. However, he soon discovers he’s not the only one after the cash, and that the road to riches and self-improvement is littered with irate ex-wives, litigious fiances, household calamities, accidental murders, and love at first sight
The Accidental Detective 2: In Action (CJ Entertainment)
A comic book storekeeper, Dae-man, and the legendary homicide detective, Tae-su, who met on previous case quit their jobs to open a private detective agency. Despite their high hopes, they soon find themselves with only trivial cases such as spouse infidelity, unpaid debt, and missing cats.
Then one day, a woman walks into the office, wanting to find the truth behind the death of her fiance. Not only that, she also offers them a handsome reward of 50,000 dollars. Dae-man and Tae-su see it as an opportunity to put their true detective skills to work.
They bring onboard a third member, Yeochi, a Mensa genius and a small-time online private eye, and together they launch a full-fledged investigation on the case. As they dig into what initially appeared to be a straightforward case, disturbing new evidences turn up.
Distorted (QME Entertainment)
Lauren and Russell Curran decide to move away from the bustle of the city and into the peaceful oasis of the Pinnacle, a coveted luxury condo that boasts ultramodern design and state-of-the-art features and security systems. When Lauren starts to suspect that the building has a dark side, she seeks help from Vernon, an investigative journalist who has an interest in cyberconspiracy. Together, they come to believe that the Pinnacle may be brainwashing the unsuspecting residents.
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Icarus Films)
A young widow named Marlina (Marsha Timothy) is alone at her home in the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, when seven men arrive. They calmly announce that they have come to take her money and livestock and if they have time, they’ll rape her, each one of them.
However, Marlina has prepared for such an eventuality. She serves them soup made of poisonous berries and decapitates their leader, Markus (Egy Fedly). With her bloody machete in a sling, she sets out on a journey down the long, dusty road to turn herself in. But the ghost of her headless victim begins to appear, strumming a string instrument.
Incident in a Ghostland (Vertical Entertainment)
Following her aunt’s death, Colleen and her daughters inherit her house. However, during their first night in their new home, murderers enter the home, putting Colleen in a situation where she must fight to save her daughters’ lives.
When the girls suffer a terrible trauma during the night, their disparate personalities diverge even further. The eldest daughter, Beth, is said to become a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Los Angeles, while her sister, Vera, can’t cope and loses her mind faced with an unshakable sense of paranoia.
Sixteen years later the daughters and mother reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera continue to reside. It is then that strange events begin to take place.
Beach House (Archstone Distribution)
The film follows Emma (Willa Fitzgerald), whose quiet beach retreat takes an unsettling turn with the arrival of an enigmatic artist from her mother’s past, Paul (Murray Bartlett). Paul challenges, enthralls, and frightens her, as Emma comes to suspect him of a terrible crime.
Never Steady, Never Still (levelFILM)
A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson’s disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity amongst the violence of Alberta’s oil field work camps.
Racing Colt (Indie Rights)
An assistant to a troubled actor uncovers a dark, life-changing secret while working on a movie about writer Ernest Hemingway.
The Icarus Line Must Die (Dark Star Pictures)
The Icarus Line Must Die is a dramatic narrative feature set against the backdrop of the current LA underground music scene. The film tracks Joe Cardamone, front man of notorious punk bad boys The Icarus Line as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape. With a new record completed and a major label deal within sight, Joe fights to keep his band, his relationship and his life from completely falling apart.
Christian Audigier the VIF (Gravitas Ventures)
Fashion designer and mogul Christian Audigier, creator of infamous brand ‘Ed Hardy,’ felt his life crash down after a diagnosis of MDS, a very threatening blood cancer. As he comes to terms with his fate, he looks inward to reflect upon his life.
Hassan (Apna Ghar)
“Hassan” is a family drama film that demonstrates love, compassion and humanity amongst the Afghan community living in Afghanistan and abroad. Hassan runs a non-profit lotto company which helps to treat poor sick kids with heart diseases. After losing his organization financially and also his Mother, due to the political situation, Hassan is left with no choice, but to leave the country and join his fiancé Tabasom, who has waited him for seven years in Canada.
After feeling hopeless and struggling to adjust in the new country and culture, the young couple decides to follow their dreams and passion and return to their homeland and to re-establish Hassan’s lotto company in order to help the children again. Will Hassan and Tabason succeed in their mission to inspire people all around the world, especially Afghans, to reach out to poor people especially kids who lack basic needs like health care, food and shelter.
Hopefully, you found some interesting trailers and maybe plan to see a film you normally wouldn’t have. New in Theaters This Week for 06/22/18 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Now Playing tag.