New Movies Opening This Weekend
I'm a big movie fanatic, and I always enjoy going to the movies. Even though the summer is winding down, some interesting movies still continue to come out. Here are some new movies that are coming out this weekend:
Runtime: 124 minutes
Starring: Jack Hutson, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Morgan Freeman.
Rotten Tomato's Rating: 31%
A remake of the 1959 classic, this movie tells the epic story of a prince named Judah Ben-Hur who is falsely accused of treason by Messala. Messala is Judah's adopted brother and an officer in the Roman army. Judah is forced into slavery after being stripped of his prince title and separated from his family. He returned to his homeland to seek revenge after years at sea. However, an encounter with Jesus leads him to the crucifixion, where he learns of forgiveness and finds redemption.
Kubo and The Two Strings
Runtime: 101 minutes
Starring: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
Rotten Tomato's Rating: 95%
Set in fantastical Japan, Kubo and The Two Strings is an epic action adventure film from the animation studio LAIKA. Kubo, who is clever and kindhearted, ekes out a humble living. When he accidentally summons a spirit from his past, his quiet existence is shattered. The spirit storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. He must unite with friends on a quest to save his family and solve a mystery about his late great warrior father. Kubo must get through gods and monsters if he wants to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
Runtime: 114 minutes
Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, Kevin Pollak, Bradley Cooper, Shaun Toub.
Rotten Tomato's Rating: 58%
This movie tracks two friends in their early twenties who live in Miami Beach during the Iraq War. They exploit a little known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. military contracts. After starting small, they eventually begin to bring in some big time money and begin living the high life. However, when they strike a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan army, it puts them over their heads. It puts them in business with some shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the federal government.
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