New Releases: 5-16-2017

Kennedys: After Camelot

A ground-breaking miniseries, The Kennedys: After Camelot is an engrossing look at those who carried the Kennedy name – and the expectations of history – following the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.

Katie Holmes stars as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Still reeling from the death of her husband, John F. (“Jack”) Kennedy, the nation’s 35th president and all but crushed by the assassination of her beloved brother-in-law Robert F. (“Bobby”) Kennedy, her marriage to Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis provides safety and security for her and her children. It also outrages the American people. But hers is the story of survival, and she returns to the Kennedys to become the rock of the family. Matthew Perry portrays Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy. Challenged to pick up the mantle of his fallen brothers, he spirals downward into the abyss of alcoholism and infidelity. His relationship with Jackie, stormy and emotionally-charged, becomes the salvation of his life and, in many ways, the validation of hers. They were America’s royals, blessed with great gifts and burdened with great flaws. The Kennedys: After Camelot peels back the veneer of power, fame and wealth, and shows them as they really were: all-too-human after all.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Rated R for sequences of violence throughout.

The Space Between Us

While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, Gardner is eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars. But after his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Gardner joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and language.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of gunplay and violent action, and for sexual material and language.

A Mermaid's Tale

When a twelve-year-old girl befriends a quirky teenage mermaid who’s anything but mythical, their friendship could heal an age-old feud between humans and sea people. Jerry O’Connell (JERRY MAGUIRE) and Barry Bostwick (“Spin City”) bring to life this family-friendly saga of a young girl’s playful friendship with a teenage mermaid.

Rated G.

Extortion

At a Caribbean resort, Kevin Riley (Eion Bailey, “Ray Donovan”) and his family take a carefree boat ride that turns tragic when they’re stranded on an island. Near death, they’re rescued by a local fisherman (Barkhad Abdi, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) who demands a million dollars, then vanishes. Riley must race to find his dying wife (Bethany Joy Lenz, “Dexter”) and son on an unknown island before their time runs out. Also starring Danny Glover (SAW), EXTORTION shows that even paradise can be deadly.

Not Rated.

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Efficiency expert Joy Miles has her free-spirited mother-in-law Loraine’s move from Louisville to Savannah planned to the minute until one missed flight turns a straightforward road trip into the hilarious journey of a lifetime.

 

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