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New this week in Myrtle Beach-area theaters

“Minions,” which opens July 10 in Myrtle Beach, takes place before the Minions served Gru in “Despicable Me.”
“Minions,” which opens July 10 in Myrtle Beach, takes place before the Minions served Gru in “Despicable Me.” Tribune News Service

New this week

Minions | The story of Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. PG. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Pierre Coffin.

Self/Less | In this provocative, psychological science-fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. PG-13. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley and Natalie Martinez.

The Gallows | Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small-town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy, but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone. R. Starring: Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos and Reese Mishler.

Amy | Despite just two albums to her name, Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice often described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul. R. Starring: Amy Winehouse.


Magic Mike XXL | Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game. The remaining Kings of Tampa likewise are ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach. R. Starring: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello.

Terminator Genisys | The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance, continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John’s fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts, past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever. PG-13. Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl | Greg is a high school senior who is trying to blend in as anonymously as possible, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. PG-13. Starring: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke and R.J. Cyler.

Ted 2 | In the years since we last saw John and Ted, they’re both still living the dream in Boston. Although John is now a bachelor, Ted has settled down with Tami-Lynn, the trashy woman of his dreams. R. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane and Jessica Barth.

Max | A precision-trained military dog serves on the front lines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. When things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded, and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. PG. Starring: Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham and Thomas Haden Church.

Love & Mercy | An unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. PG-13. Starring: John Cusack, Paul Dano and Elizabeth Banks.

Inside Out | Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. PG. Starring: Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Lewis Black.

Dope | Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews and the SAT. R. Starring: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons.

Jurassic World | Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series. PG-13. Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Insidious: Chapter 3 | This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. PG-13. Starring: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott and Lin Shaye.

SPY | Susan Cooper is an unassuming, desk bound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep under cover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. R. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne.

San Andreas | After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. PG-13. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario.

Aloha | A down-on-his-luck military contractor is given the opportunity to return to the site of his greatest career triumphs in Hawaii. While he goes in hope of professional redemption, he also seeks closure with a long-ago love and must deal with unexpected feelings for his partner on the project, a promising young Air Force pilot. PG-13. Starring: Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper.

Pitch Perfect 2 | It’s been three years since the Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win a national title. PG-13. Starring: Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks and Brittany Snow.

Mad Max: Fury Road | Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the wasteland in a war rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. R. Starring: Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Avengers: Age of Ultron | When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. PG-13. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth.

Compiled by Lisa Urban, lurban@thesunnews

Theater Information

▪ Carmike Broadway 16 (Broadway at the Beach), 1175 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, 445-1616 or

▪ Carmike Colonial 12 (Myrtle Beach mall), 10177 N. Kings Highway, North Myrtle Beach, 272-6598 or

▪ Carmike Cinema BigD Theater, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, 445-1600 or

▪ Cinemark at Myrtle Beach (Coastal Grand mall), 2100 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, 839-3225 or

▪ Frank Theatres-Rivertowne Stadium 12, 220 Rivertowne Blvd., Conway, 365-9000 or

▪ Frank Theatres-Coastal Cinemas 10, 5200 Bridgers Road, Shallotte, N.C., 910-754-7469 or

▪ Frank Theatres-Inlet 11, 10125 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, 651-9400 or

▪ Grand 14 at The Market Common, 4002 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, 282-0550 or