Here are the top 17 movies to be released this week

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A scene from the Netflix movie “Skater Girl”

Photo: Kerry Monteen, SKATER GIRL / Kerry Monteen / Netflix © 2021

Here are some of the new movies that will hit theaters or to stream, broadcast, rent or buy this week.

“12 mighty orphans”

Texans Luke Wilson and Lane Garrison lead the cast in this very Texan story based on the real-life success of a Depression-era high school football team at a Fort Worth orphanage.

Rated PG-13. Opens June 11th across Houston.

“Everything for Jackson”

In this horror film, a grieving satanic couple kidnaps a pregnant woman in order to insert the ghost of their dead grandson into the unborn child.

Unrated. Available from June 15th on various streaming platforms as well as on DVD and Blu-ray.

“Censor”

Here’s another horror movie, but this one is about a film censorship trying to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance. It won the Directors to Watch award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Unrated. Opens June 11th at the Star Cinema Grill Richmond.

“Domino: Battle of the Bones”

Snoop Dogg and David Arquette team up in this comedy about an elderly African American who enlists the help of his white boot-grandson to defeat a rival in a game of dominoes.

Unrated. Opens June 11 at AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston; AMC Willowbrook 24, Houston; Cinemark Tinseltown USA, city of Jacinto; AMC Loews Well 18, Stafford.

“Roar”

Acclaimed indie film about a woman who joins a junk crew out of financial difficulties. It was a Grand Jury nominee at SXSW last year.

Rated R. Start streaming on June 11th on various platforms.

“The bodyguard of the killer’s wife”

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson repeat their roles from the 2017 film as a vulnerable bodyguard and contract killer, respectively, but this time she is joined by Salma Hayek in this violent yet comedic action thriller.

Rated R. Previews in some theaters Friday and Saturday; Opens June 16 across Houston.

“The house next door: Meet the Blacks 2”

Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Danny Trejo, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg make headlines in this comedy about a writer named Carl Black who finds out that one of his neighbors is not just a pimp, but possibly a vampire.

Rated R. Opens June 11 across Houston.

“In the heights”

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical about a troubled New York City bodega owner is turned into an infectious, energetic film by Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu.

Rated PG-13. Play all over Houston and stream on HBO Max.

“The outsider”

Pierce Brosnan, Nick Cannon, Jamie Chung and Tim Roth star in this heist, directed by Renny Harlin, made famous in Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger.

Rated PG-13. Opens June 11th at AMC Yorktown 15, Houston; starts streaming on June 11th on various platforms.

“Nasrin”

Olivia Colman tells this documentary about the intrepid Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Unrated. Start streaming on June 15th on Hulu.

“Night Walk”

Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts and Sean Stone (Oliver Stone’s son) star in this thriller in which a woman takes her boyfriend to her home in the Middle East, where she is murdered – and he is held responsible for the crime. The director is the Morocco-born filmmaker Aziz Tazi.

Rated R. Start streaming on June 15 on various platforms.

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“Profession: Precipitation”

Jason Isaacs, Vince Colosimo and David Roberts (“The Square”) star in this Australian action thriller about the battle to save Earth after an alien invasion.

Unrated. Opens June 11th at the Movie Grill Studio Pearland.

“Peter Rabbit 2”

Director Will Gluck (“Easy A”) follows his “Peter Rabbit” story from 2018 with a sequel in which Peter goes to the big city with catastrophic results. Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson are joined by the voices of James Corden, Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki.

Rated PG. Opens June 11th across Houston.

“Queen Bee”

What happens if a new resident of a retirement home finds a “mean girl” clique in the facility? Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Christopher Lloyd and Jane Curtin-Star

Rated PG-13. Opens June 11th across Houston.

“Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park”

Animated film about a dog musician who is given a big break to go on tour with Lil ‘Foxy.

Unrated. Start streaming on June 11th on various platforms.

“Skater Girl”

A young girl in India discovers her passion for skateboarding, but soon realizes that social pressures are the biggest speed bump in her dream to become competitive.

Rated PG. Start streaming on Netflix on June 11th.

“Wish Dragon”

This Chinese animated film tells the story of a teenager who meets a wish-fulfilling dragon. John Cho and Jimmy Wong are two of the voice stars.

Rated PG. Start streaming on Netflix on June 11th.

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  • Cary darling

    Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017, where he writes on the arts, entertainment and pop culture, with an emphasis on film and media. Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he was a reporter or editor for the Orange County Register, the Miami Herald, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He has also freelanced for a number of publications including the Los Angeles Times and Dallas Morning News.



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