Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns for another adventure on the high seas in the fifth installment of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Hunted by the malevolent Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), Sparrow sets out on a quest to find a mystical artifact known as the Trident of Poseidon, and gains two new allies along the way: a gorgeous astronomer (Kaya Scodelario) and a young sailor (Brenton Thwaites) with a connection to Sparrow’s past.
In this big-screen reboot of the popular ’90s TV series, legendary California lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is frustrated when a cocky, hard-partying Olympic swimmer named Matt Brody (Zac Efron) joins his beach-patrol team. However, the two men must learn to work together when they stumble upon a criminal conspiracy.
MAY 19, 2017 R , 2 hr 2 min Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy
In this sci-fi horror film, which serves as both a sequel to 2012’s Prometheus and a prequel to the larger Alien franchise, a spaceship called the Covenant is forced to make an emergency landing on a seemingly idyllic world. Unfortunately, the crew soon realize that this paradise contains a terrifying threat: the extraterrestrial predator known as the “xenomorph.”
A young boy named Greg (Jason Ian Drucker) is forced to go on a family road trip to his great-grandmother’s birthday party, but he and his brother (Charlie Wright) sneak off to a video-game convention without their parents’ knowledge.
A teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) is unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate with the boy next door (Nick Robinson), and their relationship eventually inspires her to venture into the outside world.
MAY 12, 2017 PG-13 , 2 hr 6 min Action/Adventure/Drama
Robbed of his royal lineage as a child when his uncle usurped the throne, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) returns to the kingdom once ruled by his father and draws the legendary sword Excalibur from the stone. He must then learn to harness the sword’s power in order to lead a rebellion against the tyrannical Vortigern (Jude Law) and reclaim his birthright.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
PG-13, 2hr 15 min | Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.
APRIL 14, 2017 PG-13 , 2 hr 16 min Action/Adventure/Suspense/Thriller
The latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise welcomes two Oscar-winning actresses: Charlize Theron plays Cipher, the latest villain to torment Dominic Toretto and his crew, while Helen Mirren joins the cast after publicly lobbying for a role to sate her real-life love of racing.
MARCH 17, 2017 PG , 2 hr 9 min Family/Music/Performing Arts
Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) directed this live-action retelling of the Disney animated classic from 1991. As before, this fairy tale centers on a young woman named Belle (Emma Watson), who is forced to live in an enchanted castle with a prince who is cursed to look like a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens). In time, the pair fall in love as Belle learns to see the good man hiding behind the Beast’s monstrous exterior.