IN THEATERS THIS WEEK
• “Toy Story 4” (G): When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. With Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack and new player Keanu Reeves.
• “Child’s Play” (R): A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, this time with Aubrey Plaza as a single mother who gifts her son a Buddi doll (voiced by Mark Hamill), unaware of its more sinister nature.
• “Anna” (R): From director Luc Besson (“La Femme Nikita,” “Lucy”) comes the story of another beautiful woman who finds inner strength to becomes one of the world’s most dangerous assassins. With Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren and Luke Evans.
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• “Run The Race” (PG): When a devastating injury puts a brother’s dreams of a football scholarship on the sidelines, his younger brother laces up his track cleats to salvage their future.
• “Us” (R) Director Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) returns with this tale of a family who’s vacation plans turn to chaos when a group of doppelgängers begins to terrorize them. Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke.
• “The Beach Bum” (R): A rebellious stoner named Moondog (Matthew McConaughey) lives life by his own rules in this subversive new comedy from director Harmony Korine also starring Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher
• “Wonder Park” (PG): The imagination of a creative young girl brings a magnificent amusement park to life in the woods. Now, with the help of some lovable characters, they must put the wonder back in the park before it is too late.
• “Hotel Mumbai” (R) Based on the true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families. With Dev Patel and Armie Hammer.
NEWS OF THE WEIRD
By Chuck Sheppard
The Way the World Works: In Nashville, Tennessee, as the NFL Draft was taking over the town, brides and bridesmaids celebrating bachelorette parties were confounded by the crowds. WZTV reported on April 25 that the influx of crazed football fans was cramping the style of several groups: “We come here to listen to country music, not hang out with football boys,” pouted a bride named Cara. “I’ll tell you who’s going to pay for this. My husband. No football next season,” threatened a bridesmaid named Cyndi. But a bride named Savannah was more Zen about the situation: “We’re gonna make the best of it. It is what it is.”