The Neon Demon (R) 1 Hr. 57 Min. – 3 Stars
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves
Independence Day (PG-13) 120 Min. – 3 Stars
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
Free State of Jones (R) 2 Hr. 19 Min. – Not Screen at all… anywhere
FREE STATE OF JONES is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali
The Shallows (PG-13) 1 Hr. 27 Min. – Screening Wednesday evening
In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills.
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen
– The BFG
– The Legend of Tarzan
– Our Kind of Traitor
– The Purge: Election Year
– Swiss Army Man