This Memorial Day weekend, SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event. After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.
After years of traveling the world, at the age of 41, Mary Thomas has made the decision to return to college and finish her degree. Back at her old university, she befriends her “peer tutor”—only to learn that he is actually the son she gave up 20 years earlier. Starring Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Rick Fox, Garcelle Beauvais, Harry Lennix and Denzel Whitaker.
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet and set in a modern African American church, Megachurch Murder tells the story of Hannah’s (Shanica Knowles, Jump In!) life going off the rails after her father (“Hamilton Spears” – Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Sons of Anarchy) passes away in a cycling accident. The only thing keeping Hannah’s life together is her new boyfriend (“Oliver” – Romeo Miller, Honey). Hannah soon finds evidence pointing to a church conspiracy and threats towards her father, determined to prove that Hamilton’s death was in fact murder. As she gets closer to the truth, she realizes her own mother (“Martha” – Tamala Jones, Castle) and her boyfriend’s father (“Clay” – Michael Beach, Sons of Anarchy) may be involved in the death of her father. Corbin Bleu (High School Music) and Dawnn Lewis (Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper) also star.
BELOW ARE OUR TOP 5 NEW MOVIE PICKS TO SEE THIS WEEKEND OPENING IN THEATERS TOMORROW.
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BLACK OR WHITE
Writer/director Mike Binder’s family drama Black or White stars Kevin Costner as Elliot, a wealthy citizen of Los Angeles whose wife dies in a car accident in the movie’s opening scene. This leaves him alone to care for his young biracial granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell). Eloise’s mother, Elliot’s daughter, died in childbirth, and the girl’s African-American father has been out of the picture because of his serious drug problem. Eloise’s paternal grandmother, Rowena (Octavia Spencer) is a straight-talking self-made woman who lives with her large family in East L.A., and she decides that Eloise needs to be around all of her family now more than ever and sues for custody. Black or White screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Belgian director Erik van Looy revisits his own 2008 psychological thriller in this remake starring Karl Urban and James Marsden. The story centers on five married friends who begin to suspect one another of murder after the corpse of a young woman appears in the shared inner-city loft they use for extramarital affairs and other nefarious purposes.
A teenager prospers after using an almanac when time traveling, but doesn’t understand the ramifications of what he’s done until it’s too late in this Platinum Dunes production for Paramount Pictures.
THE DEVIL’S VIOLINIST (Select Theaters only)
19th Century violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini incurs the wrath of his diabolical manager while preparing for his debut performance in London, and falling for the daughter of an English impresario.
SEPREMACY (Select Theaters only)
The thriller Supremacy focuses on a violent racist (Joe Anderson) who takes a family hostage. The patriarch (Danny Glover) soon learns that he shares something with his captor; both of them served time in jail. He attempts to use this, and anything else at his disposal, to save his family from the madman. Julie Benz co-stars.