There are four new movies in south-land cineplexes this weekend. Let’s take a closer look with Ralph Garman and the Movie Beat!
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna
Plot: A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Stars: Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, Abby Quinn, John Turturro
Plot: In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish
Plot: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Lee Armstrong
Plot: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
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