Note: This is updated for the week starting Aug. 19.
Several well-reviewed indie-ish movies finally make it to Milwaukee screens this week, but there’s also a “Beast” to contend with.
Here’s what’s new in Milwaukee-area theaters starting Friday, as well as some of the new movies available on streaming and on demand this week.
Short version: To bond with his two teenage daughters after their mother’s death, a father (Idris Elba) takes them on an African safari, only to have them all hunted by a rogue lion in this survival thriller.
Where you can see it: AMC Mayfair Mall; Marcus Theatres’ Bistroplex Southridge, Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, Movie Tavern Brookfield Square, North Shore, Ridge, Saukville, Showtime, Southgate, South Shore cinemas.
‘A Love Song’
Short version: An older woman waits at an isolated campground for an old love from her past to return, unsure of what he’s after — and for that matter, what she is, too. Dale Dickey and Wes Studi have both been getting rave reviews for their performance in this romantic drama.
Where you can see it: AMC Mayfair Mall.
‘Both Sides of the Blade’
Short version: Juliette Binoche plays a woman in a happy relationship whose world unravels when, after 10 years, she reconnects with an old flame. Vincent Lindon and Gregoire Colin co-star in this romantic thriller from French writer-director Claire Denis, who took home best director honors for the movie at the Berlin Film Festival this year.
Where you can see it: Oriental Theatre.
Short version: Convicted in his sister’s death, a man (Stephan James) with an intellectual disability sets out to learn who’s the real killer. Marisa Tomei, Paul Walter Hauser and Travis Fimmel co-star.
Where you can see it: Marcus Theatres’ Menomonee Falls, Ridge cinemas.
‘Orphan: First Kill’
Short version: After escaping from a psychiatric hospital in Europe, a girl travels to America, impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family in this prequel to the 2009 horror-thriller “Orphan.”
Where you can see it: Marcus Theatres’ Bistroplex Southridge, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, South Shore cinemas.
‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’
Short version: The Red Ribbon Army returns with some new super-robots to take on the Dragon Ball faithful in this latest feature-length sequel to the popular anime/manga series, getting an unusually wide weeklong release in theaters — in both subtitled and dubbed versions.
Where you can see it: AMC Mayfair Mall; Marcus Theatres’ Bistroplex Southridge, Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, Movie Tavern Brookfield Square, North Shore, Ridge, Saukville, Showtime, Southgate, South Shore cinemas; Silverspot Cinema.
‘Trainspotting,’ ‘Flashdance’ and ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ at Times Cinema
The Times Cinema, 5906 W. Vliet St., is showing “Neverending ‘80s” movies during August. The series continues with “Flashdance” at 6:30 Aug. 20-21 and 25, and “Big Trouble in Little China” at 4 p.m. Aug. 20-21 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Also showing this month: “The Neverending Story” and “Beverly Hills Cop,” Aug. 26-Sept. 1. Also at the Times: The 1996 British dark comedy “Trainspotting” is showing under the WMSE Friday Night Freak Show banner at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Tickets are $11. Info: timescinema.com.
‘Dr. No’ 60th anniversary screenings
You can meet Bond, James Bond, all over again when “Dr. No,” the first 007 movie, gets a 60th anniversary showing at 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at Marcus Theatres’ Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, Ridge and South Shore cinemas. Tickets are $13. Info: marcustheatres.com.
Free outdoor movies in Milwaukee this week
Brookfield/The Corners of Brookfield: The Corners of Brookfield, 20111 W. Blue Mound Road, has its Summer Movie series in the retail complex’s Market Square, showing “PAW Patrol: The Movie” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23. Info: thecornersofbrookfield.com.
Glendale/Bayshore: The Glendale retail complex at 5800 N. Bayshore Drive is showing “Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park” at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 in The Yard, the center’s outdoor expanse with a large digital screen. Info: thebayshorelife.com.
Glendale/Richard E. Maslowski Community Park: The Movies in the Glen series continues at Maslowski Community Park, 2200 W. Bender Road, with “Quantum of Solace” at 9 p.m. Aug. 20.
Greenfield: The city’s Movies in the Park program is showing “Encanto” at dusk on Aug. 20 in The Amp in Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave. Info: City of Greenfield WI Dept of Parks and Recreation Facebook page.
Milwaukee Bike-In Movie Series: Showing in the Swing Park under the Holton Street Bridge, 1737 N. Water St., this week is “Cool Runnings,” at dusk on Aug. 19. Info: Milwaukee Bike-In Movie Series Facebook page.
Milwaukee/Veterans Park: The Summer Night Movies series, in the park on Lake Michigan, at 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, is showing “Encanto” at dusk on Aug. 20. Info: giftofwingslanding.com.
Sussex: The village’s Outdoor Movie Night features “Encanto,” showing at dusk on Aug. 25 in the Civic Center Plaza, N64-W23760 Main St. Info: villagesussex.org.
New movies on demand
“The Immaculate Room”: A couple agree to take part in a psychological experiment — to win $5 million, they have to last 50 days in complete isolation in a white room, with only a mysterious voice checking up on them (and, apparently, out to break their will by putting them through a series of cruel tests). Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth star. Available Aug. 19.
“Bullet Proof”: A thief steals millions in cash from a brutal mob boss’ hideout, only to discover a stowaway in the trunk of his getaway car — the mob boss’ pregnant wife, who’s desperate to escape his relentless pursuit. Good luck with that. Vinnie Jones, James C. Clayton, Lina Lecompte and Janvier Katabarwa star. Available Aug. 19.
“Get Away If You Can”: A couple whose marriage is, well, on the rocks decides that sailing the ocean will help their relationship. But things go sour when they stop by a dangerous deserted island. Dominique Braun, Terrence Martin and Ed Harris star. Available Aug. 19.
“Gossamer Folds”: A 10-year-old boy moves to Kansas City; when his parents’ marriage falls apart, he finds comfort in friendships with his neighbors, a retired professor and his transgender daughter, over the objections of his transphobic father. Jackson Robert Scott, Alexandra Grey, Shane West, Franklin Ojeda Smith and Sprague Grayden star. Available Aug. 23.
New movies on streaming services
“Running With the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee”: This documentary uses raw footage and interviews with McAfee, the antivirus-software pioneer who became a fugitive from justice, to tell the story of his years on the run. On Netflix Aug. 24.
“Fullmetal Alchemist: The Revenge of Scar”: In this sequel to the first movie, based on the popular anime title, the Elric brothers battle a scarred serial killer. On Netflix Aug. 20.
Recent releases added to streaming services: “A Cowgirl’s Song,” on Netflix Aug. 21; “Hostile Territory,” on Hulu Aug. 24.
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