New in Theaters: “Wonder Park” and “Five Feet Apart”

1.  Wonder Park  (PG)  Trailer

An animated movie about a girl who creates a theme park in her imagination as a way of coping with her mom’s sudden illness.  Jennifer Garner plays her mom, Matthew Broderick plays her dad, and the relatively unknown Brianna Denski is their kid.

The animals who work at the park include John Oliver as a porcupine, Ken Jeong and Kenan Thompson as a pair of beavers, and Mila Kunis as a warthog.

 

 

 

 

2.  Five Feet Apart  (PG-13)  Trailer

Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson play hospital patients who fall in love while they’re both being treated for their cystic fibrosis.  Unfortunately, that means they have to keep their distance from each other, so they don’t catch each other’s infections.

 

 

 

 

3.  Captive State  (PG-13)  Trailer

Ashton Sanders from “Moonlight” plays a kid from Chicago living in the aftermath of an alien invasion that got his father killed.  And John Goodman is a cop who suspects him of working with a terrorist group that’s organizing to fight back against the aliens.  It’s directed by Rupert Wyatt, the guy who did “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”.

 

 

 

 

4.  And now, some limited releases you may or may not care about:

 

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase stars Sophia Lillis from “It” as Nancy Drew.  She and her father move to a small town to get a fresh start, where she gets a chance to solve a mystery at a local haunted mansion.  (Trailer)

 

 

 

 

The Hummingbird Project stars Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard as high-frequency traders trying to close a multi-million-dollar fiber-optic cable deal while their old boss, Salma Hayek, tries to undermine them.  (Trailer)

 

 

 

 

The Aftermath stars Jason Clarke as an officer who commandeers Alexander Skarsgard’s home during the post-World War II reconstruction of Germany.  And Keira Knightley is Clarke’s wife, who falls for Skarsgard while her husband’s away.  (Trailer)