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New in theaters: ‘Godzilla 2’, ‘Rocketman’, ‘Ma’, ‘Domino’

/ 04:18 PM May 29, 2019
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“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is poised to dominate the week’s new releases. Image: Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. Picture via AFP Relaxnews

Who dares challenge the might of Godzilla? In “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, it is the enormous Mothra, winged dragon Rodan and three-headed Ghidorah. In cinemas, it is the international release of Elton John biopic “Rocketman”, high school hangout horror “Ma” and Brian de Palma’s terrorist thriller “Domino”.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (PG-13)

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Select release dates: Belgium, France, Ireland, South Korea and United Kingdom – May 29; Australia, Hong Kong, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines and Singapore – May 30; Canada, China, Japan, United States and Vietnam – May 31

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After the events of 2014’s “Godzilla”, three giant beasts named Mothra, Rodan and Ghidora bring destruction to the planet. Releasing Godzilla to fight against them is the last chance to save humanity.

Starring Kyle Chandler (“King Kong”), Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”), Ken Watanabe (“Godzilla”) and Zhang Ziyi (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) and directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”, “X2”, “Superman Returns” and “X-Men: Apocalypse”).

Rocketman (R)

Select release dates: Ireland, United Kingdom – May 22; Belgium, France – May 29; Australia, Netherlands – May 30; Canada, United States – May 31; South Korea – June 5; Singapore – June 13; Philippines – June 19; Hong Kong – June 20

The movie tells the story of British pop star Elton John as he goes from humble beginnings to worldwide stardom.

Starring Taron Egerton (“Kingsman” franchise), Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot”, “Turn: Washington’s Spies”), Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”, “Game of Thrones”) and Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”) and directed by Dexter Fletcher (“Eddie the Eagle”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” (uncredited).

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Ma (R)

Select release dates: Netherlands – May 30; Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and United States – May 31; Australia – June 6; Singapore – July 25

A bunch of high school friends thought they have been lucky when a passerby agrees to buy them a box of drinks and invites them back to her home to party. What they do not know is that her cruel revenge has been a generation in the making.

Starring Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”, “The Shape of Water” and “The Help”) and directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help”, “Winter’s Bone”).

Domino (R)

U.S. theaters and video on demand – May 31

A Dutch police officer seeks revenge for the death of his partner, at the hands of a terrorist who has since been tracked down by the CIA and whose handler appears to have suspect motivations.

Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”), Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”), Guy Pearce (“Iron Man 3”, “Memento”) and Eric Ebouaney (“Femme Fatale”) and directed by Brian de Palma (“The Untouchables”, “Carlito’s Way”, “Femme Fatale”, “Mission: Impossible” and “Mission to Mars”). HM/NVG

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