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4 films to see on the week of June 8-15, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

THREE years after the Jurassic World theme park was destroyed by escaped dinosaurs, the remaining dinosaurs are threatened with extinction when the island’s formerly dormant volcano wakes up. To save them from extinction, a rescue mission is mounted. Directed by J.A. Bayona, the film — the fifth in the franchise — stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, and B.D. Wong. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes (where the film got a 59% rating) states: Critics Consensus: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom adds another set piece-packed entry to the blockbuster franchise, although genuinely thrilling moments are in increasingly short supply.”
MTRCB Rating: PG

Don’t Knock TwiceDon’t Knock Twice

A TROUBLED TEENAGER escapes to the country home of her estranged mother after unwittingly waking a shape-shifting demon. Directed by Caradog W. James, it stars Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Javier Botet, Nick Moran, Jordan Bolger, and Richard Mylan. Empire’s David Parkinson writes, “Returning to the theme of matriarchal compassion that he explored in The Machine, director Caradog James demonstrates again the knack for lighting sets and sustaining atmosphere that is frustratingly undermined by his shakier storytelling skills.”
MTRCB Rating: R-13


WIM WENDERS (Wings of Desire, Pina) directs this story of a British undercover agent and a bio-mathematician who unexpectedly fall in love as they prepare to go to their respective missions far from each other. The film stars James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander, and Celyn Jones. The Guardian’s Benjamin Lee writes, “There’s something to be admired about a film that can gracefully defy simple genre categorization but Submergence feels like a clumsy melange, a confused adaptation made by people who don’t seem quite sure what they have on their hands.”
MTRCB Rating: R-13

Detective Conan: Zero the EnforcerDetective Conan: Zero the Enforcer

A JAPANESE animated movie, the latest in a long series of films — the 22nd of the Case Closed film series based on the manga series of the same name. Detective Conan gets on the case after a mysterious explosion at Tokyo’s new Edge of Ocean facility just before a summit and he finds himself tracing the movements of Tōru Amuro from the National Public Security Police. Directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, it features the voices of Tôru Furuya, Megumi Hayashibara, and Rikiya Koyama.
MTRCB Rating: PG