IN THEATERS THIS WEEK
• “Men in Black: International” (PG-13): Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star as Agent H and Agent M, who employ high-tech weaponry to battle mischievous aliens on Earth. However, the pair also discover a major threat within their own ranks.
• “Shaft” (R): When his best friend dies under mysterious circumstances, an FBI cyber security expert joins forces with his father — the legendary cop John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) — to scour the streets of Harlem and uncover the truth.
• “The Dead Don’t Die” (R): The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. With Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny and many, many more.
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• “Five Feet Apart” (PG-13): A pair of teenagers (Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse) with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and begin to fall in love. Due to their illnesses, however, they are forbidden from physical contact.
• “Captain Marvel” (PG-13): Set in the 1990s, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law and Clark Gregg.
• “Captive State” (PG-13): Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents – are explored.
NEWS OF THE WEIRD
By Chuck Sheppard
Florida: A police officer in Haines City, Florida, was inside a local business on May 4 when he heard “a loud noise” outside. In the parking lot, he found Gary Wayne Anderson, 68, had just crashed his riding lawnmower (with trailer carrying a red cooler) into the officer’s cruiser. “F*** it, I’m drunk,” Anderson told officers, according to an arrest affidavit. “Take me to jail.” He was so intoxicated, police said, that he failed a field sobriety test and “almost fell to the ground multiple times.” At the police station, Anderson accused police of poisoning him and requested that he be taken to a hospital, where test results found his blood-alcohol content to be three times Florida’s legal limit. Anderson has two prior DUI convictions and has not had a valid driver’s license since 1978. “It’s never a good idea to get behind the wheel drunk,” noted police Chief Jim Elensky, “even if that wheel is to a John Deere.”