Looking for some movies to watch before the summer ends? Hit up the theaters this weekend to watch three new releases opening across the country today, plus one that opened on Wednesday! Or check to see if any of the six limited releases are opening in a theater near you. Read below for full details. ~Emily Chavez
Angel Has Fallen – In the final chapter of the trilogy, when an assassination attempt is made on the President of the United States (Morgan Freeman), Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), newly promoted Director of the Secret Service, is blamed. Eager to prove his innocence, Banning tracks down his reclusive father (Nick Nolte) to help find the real culprits behind the assassination attempt and save the President. Click here for showtimes. Click here to read our review.
Trailer: Angel Has Fallen
Ready or Not – When a young woman named Grace (Samara Weaving) marries a wonderful man from a wealthy family, she feels incredibly lucky — that is, until his family involves her in a deadly game. Click here for showtimes. Click here to read our review.
Trailer: Ready or Not
The Queen’s Corgi – When Queen Elizabeth II gets a new Corgi puppy named Rex, he wanders away from the palace and gets lost. The mischievous pup must now find his way home with the help of a bunch of street dogs. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Queen’s Corgi
Overcomer – When high school basketball coach John Harrison (Alex Kendrick) reluctantly becomes a cross-country coach, he meets an aspiring athlete. Inspired by the words and prayers of a newfound friend, John becomes an unlikely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the biggest race of the year. Click here for showtimes.
Aquarela – This film takes audiences on a cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Russian director Victor Kossakovsky captures the many personalities of water in startling cinematic clarity. Opening in Toronto and Vancouver today, and in Montreal on Aug. 30. Click here for showtimes.
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles – This documentary explores the Tony award-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof through archival footage and interviews. Opening in Toronto today, and in Vancouver and Montreal Aug. 30. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan – John F. Donovan (Kit Harington) is an American TV and film star who struggles with his public image. One fan in particular, young Rupert Turner (Jacob Tremblay), knows John better than most, because for five years the two were secret pen pals. Years later, after John’s death, Rupert opens up to the public about their friendship, and everything regarding John’s troubled life. Opening in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
The Peanut Butter Falcon – This film follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, and a drifter named Tyler (Shia LaBeouf) as they head on a cross-country trek together. The two overcome several obstacles to help Zak accomplish his lifelong dream of attending a professional wrestling school run by his idol, Clint (Thomas Haden Church), a.k.a. The Salt Water Redneck. Opens in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: The Peanut Butter Falcon
ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas – This documentary follows the story of three oddball bluesmen — Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard — who formed one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band’s inception. Opens in select cities. Click here for showtimes.
Angelique’s Isle – During the summer of 1845, Angelique (Julia Jones) and her voyageur husband Charlie (Charlie Carrick) set out in search of copper ore with an American and his crew. When the Americans leave to get supplies and don’t return, the newlyweds find themselves facing the harsh winter without provisions, struggling to survive. Opening in Toronto. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Angelique’s Isle