New movies this week: Monkey Kingdom, Unfriended
Posted April 16, 2015
Updated April 17, 2015
A look at what's new in theaters this week.
Monkey Kingdom (G, Documentary, Starring Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill) - Disneynature's new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya's world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya's has more than its share of colorful personalities - and she's determined to give her son a leg up on the social ladder. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family is forced to relocate, where she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son's future.
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (PG, Comedy, Starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Daniella Alonso, Neal McDonough) - After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
Unfriended (R, Horror, Starring Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki) - This film unfolds over a teenager's computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.
Child 44 (R, Drama, Starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman) - When secret police agent, Leo Demidov, uncovers evidence of a serial killer, he must work against the all-powerful Soviet government - who deny the existence of any crime in their twisted idea of 'paradise' - to track him down before he strikes again. But how do you find a killer when crime does not exist? Testing Leo's loyalty, the State accuses his wife, Raisa of being a traitor, but Leo refuses to arrest her and they are exiled from Moscow. Having lost his status and power, Leo must find redemption by working with General Mikhail Nesterov to find the murderer and stop him once and for all, no matter what shocking truth he uncovers.