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Opening in Orlando: Midnight Sun, Pacific Rim: Uprising and more



THIS WEEK: Midnight Sun In its native Japan, this story about a girl with a fatal vulnerability to sunlight has been a feature film, a TV drama and a manga. The stateside version stars Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger, and was directed by Ashley Tisdale's boyfriend (you know, the one who directed the fourth Step Up flick). Suddenly, I'm developing a fatal vulnerability to darkened theaters. (PG-13)

Pacific Rim: Uprising Guillermo del Toro had planned to direct the sequel to his 2013 bots-vs.-sea-monsters epic. But del Toro plans a lot of things, oh yeah! He ended up dropping out of the project and ceding the reins to Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight. And when you think about it, what other options did del Toro have? In chapter two, said sea monsters are causing trouble again, which might have conflicted with his newfound, celebrated status as the world's leading proponent of fish fucking. And you never want to piss off Mrs. Paul. (PG-13)

Sherlock Gnomes Seven years after Gnomeo and Juliet comes this spinoff, in which the star-crossed garden-dwelling couple try to solve some mysterious disappearances by conscripting the sleuthing team of Sherlock Gnomes and his sidekick, Gnome Watson. Gnome Watson? Really, that's it? What were you guys doing for seven years, anyway? (PG)

Unsane Steven Soderbergh joins the emergent genre of iPhone cinema with this hand-shot thriller about a young woman who seeks help with a stalker but finds herself institutionalized instead. This is what it looks like on James Woods' phone all the time. (R)

Also playing: The Cured Ellen Page has to confront the realities of a world in which former zombies have been restored to normal and are now trying to reintegrate into society. Speaking of which, that Nicole Wallace sure is tearing it up on MSNBC. (R; playing at Enzian Theater, Maitland)

Dear Dictator Michael Caine plays an ousted despot who helps an American teenager cope with school bullies. If you don't know whom to root for here, pull up a barstool and join the rest of us, chief! (NR)

I Can Only Imagine The contemporary Christian hit yields a feature about a young man who loses his father at age 18. Suck it, "Christmas Shoes"! All you got was a TV movie. (PG)

In the Fade The Queens of the Stone Age track yields a feature about a woman who loses her husband and son to a terrorist attack. Suck it, Eagles of Death Metal! All you got was an actual terrorist attack. (R; playing at Enzian Theater, Maitland)

Josie A flirtatious new arrival to a small town (Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner) spells trouble for her middle-aged neighbor (Dylan McDermott). Fun fact: Every time a nubile nymph seduces Dylan McDermott, Dermot Mulroney gets a sympathy boner. (NR)

The Leisure Seeker Fending off illness and dementia, retired marrieds Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren take a road trip to Key West. The surprise that's waiting for them? Illness and Dementia are drag queens. (R)

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