'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' and 'The Boogeyman' are among the new movies in theaters in Milwaukee this week
Note: This story is updated for the week starting June 2.
Five years ago, the Marvel universe got its freshest entry, the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” The sequel, in theaters this week, promises more of the same (and maybe some redemption for the slightly tarnished Marvel universe).
Here's what’s new in Milwaukee-area theaters starting Friday, as well as some of the new movies available on streaming this week.
‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse'
Short version: In this sequel to the monster hit animated movie, Miles Morales’ Spider-Man is sent back into the multiverse, meets a team of Spider-People who are charged with protecting the structure of the multiverse and finds himself having to take them on to save the day. Again.
Where to see it: AMC Mayfair Mall; Avalon Theater; Landmark Downer Theatre; Marcus Theatres’ Bistroplex Southridge, Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, Movie Tavern Brookfield Square, North Shore, Ridge, Saukville, Showtime, Southgate, South Shore cinemas; Oriental Theatre; Silverspot Cinema.
Short version: After their mother dies, a high school girl and her younger sister have to cope with the loss while battling a supernatural creature that feeds on people’s suffering in this horror movie based on a Stephen King short story.
Where to see it: AMC Mayfair Mall; Marcus Theatres’ Bistroplex Southridge, Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, North Shore, Ridge, Showtime, Southgate, South Shore cinemas; Silverspot Cinema.
Short version: A man's (Christopher Abbott) attempt to end his long-term relationship with a dominatrix (Margaret Qualley) does not go as expected in this well-reviewed romantic psychological thriller.
Where you can see it: Marcus Theatres' Ridge Cinema.
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David Cronenberg's 'Existenz,' 'The Last Starfighter' at Times Cinema
The Times Cinema launches “Joystick June” with David Cronenberg’s inside-the-videogame thriller “Existenz” at 6:30 p.m. June 2 and 7 and 4 p.m. June 3-4; and 1984’s “The Last Starfighter” at 6:30 p.m. June 3-4 and June 8. Tickets are $11. Info: timescinema.com.
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What’s showing at Milky Way Drive-In
The Milky Way Drive-In in Franklin is showing: June 1, double feature of the original “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World Dominion” at 6:30 p.m.; June 2, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at 6:30 p.m., “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” at 9:15 p.m.; June 3, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” at 5 p.m., “Grease” at 7:45 p.m., “Cocaine Bear” at 10:30 p.m.; June 4, double feature of “Luca” and “Encanto” at 5 p.m. Admission to the Milky Way, in the parking lot next to Franklin Field in Ballpark Commons, 7035 S. Ballpark Drive, is $35 per vehicle. Info: milkywaydrivein.com.
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Free outdoor movies in the Milwaukee area this week
Milwaukee/Martin Drive Neighborhood: The west side Milwaukee neighborhood association kicks off its summer movie season with a screening of “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” at sunset June 2 at the neighborhood’s Community Gardens, 1345 N. 46th St. Info: martin-drive.org.
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New movies on demand
“For the Hits”: When a viral video turns an average guy’s world upside down, he sets out to prove he was slandered and get his life back. Available June 6.
“All Man: The International Male Story”: This documentary tells the story of International Male, the groundbreaking mail-order catalog known for its beefy, shirtless male models, launched by Sheboygan native Gene Bukard. The movie was shown at the 2023 Milwaukee Film Festival. Available June 6.
“Sam Now”: A pair of brothers — who as children escaped by making their own superhero movies — set out to find the younger brother’s birth mother, who vanished when he was little, and decide to make a movie about that adventure, too. This offbeat documentary also screened at the 2023 Milwaukee Film Festival. Available June 6.
Recent releases newly available on demand: “Mercy,” June 2.
New movies on streaming services
“Shooting Stars”: This drama, based on Buzz Bissinger’s sports bio of the same name, paints a portrait of the basketball legend LeBron James as a young basketball. On Peacock June 2.
“Medellin”: To save his kidnapped brother from drug lords in Colombia, a man puts together a team to rescue him in this French comedy. On Prime Video June 2.
“My Fault”: A teenager is forced to leave everything else in her life behind when her mother marries a rich man, and she ends up with a stepbrother who has a strong personality — and a secret life — that makes them fall in love. On Prime Video June 8.
“American Pain”: This documentary follows the rise and fall of twin bodybuilders who wind up leading the largest oxycodone-trafficking network in the United States. On Max June 8.
“Missed Connections”: After a great night with a guy, a girl tries to track him down using a dating app. On Netflix June 2.
Recent releases newly available on streaming services: “Magic Mike’s Last Dance,” on Max June 2; "Women Talking," on MGM+ June 2; "Rubikon," on Hulu June 2; “Baby Ruby,” on Hulu June 3; “Living,” on Netflix June 5; “Tár,” on Prime Video June 6; “Avatar: The Way of Water,” on Max and Hulu June 7; “The Amazing Maurice,” on Hulu June 8.
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