World War II satire follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
Vitals: Director: Taika Waititi. Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson.
2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 108 min., Comedy Drama, Box office gross: $24.047 million, Fox.
The film centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to beat the odds.
Vitals: Director: Roland Emmerich. Stars: Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore, Woody Harrelson, Alexander Ludwig, Dennis Quaid, Darren Criss, Nick Jonas, Aaron Eckhart.
2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 138 min., Action Drama, Box office gross: $56.712 million, Lionsgate
Blu-ray extras: Audio commentary by director Roland Emmerich, “Getting It Right: The Making of Midway” featurette, “The Men of Midway” featurette, “Roland Emmerich: Man on a Mission” featurette, “Turning Point: The Legacy of Midway” featurette, “Joe Rochefort: Breaking the Japanese Code” featurette, “We Met at Midway: Two Survivors Remember” featurette, theatrical trailer.
An embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman) is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 bridges to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.
Vitals: Director: Brian Kirk. Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons.
2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 99 min., Action Thriller, Box office gross: $27.222 million, Universal.
Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary with director Brian Kirk.