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This Week In Movies: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Amy’

06.29.2015 | By |

This week in movies, a very small amount of releases, seven to be exact, are trying to garner the attention of moviegoers this weekend. The big commercial releases have Arnold (not to mention nostalgia), returning to his title role and Channing Tatum, along with his friends, takes their shirts off for the ladies and men looking for a striptease! But besides those sequels and franchise options, two Hispanic themed documentaries merit some attention such as: Cartel Land and Mala Mala. Both breakdown current social realities that push at the traditional American way of life. 

Peruse below and pick the movie for you this weekend. #nosvemosenelcine


7. Mala Mala (1h 27m, Documentary)
Director: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles
Synopsis: This is a feature-length documentary about the power of transformation told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico.

6. Jimmy’s Hall (PG-13, 1h 49m, Drama)
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott, Jim Norton, Brían F. O’Byrne, Shane Cullen
Synopsis: Political activist Jimmy Gralton (Barry Ward) returns to his hometown in Ireland in 1932 following a 10-year exile in America. He decides to reopen a community hall with the help of the locals, but faces opposition from both the government and a crotchety priest, who suspect the hall is a hotbed for loose morals and communist activity. This movie examines the lingering fissures of that war via the microcosm of Gralton’s divided community.

5. Jackie & Ryan (PG-13, 1h 26m, Drama)
Director: Ami Canaan Mann
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Emily Alyn Lynd, Clea DuVall, Sheryl Lee, Jeff Hanson, Ryan Bingham
Synopsis: Ryan Brenner (Ben Barnes) a traveling musician and Jackie Laurel (Katherine Heigl) a former singer at a crossroads in her marriage, have a chance encounter while Ryan is busking on the streets of Ogden, Utah.

4. Cartel Land (R, 1h 38m, Documentary)
Director: Matthew Heineman
Synopsis: Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the drug problem on the U.S.-Mexican border. With unprecedented access, this character-driven film provokes deep questions about lawlessness, the breakdown of order, and whether it is just for citizens to take up arms to fight violence with violence.

3. Amy (R, 2h 8m, Documentary)
Director: Asif Kapadia
Cast: Amy Winehouse
Synopsis: From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words.


2. Magic Mike XXL (R, 1hr 55m, Comedy, Drama)
Director: Gregory Jacobs
Cast: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan
Synopsis: On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.

1. Terminator Genisys (PG-13, 2h 6m, Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons
Synopsis: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the L.A. offensive, John’s fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when he learns that SkyNet will attack him from both fronts: past and future.

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