Other new movie releases for the weekend of June 17

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Central Intelligence

New releases:

"Central Intelligence"

This buddy comedy pairs Kevin Hart as an accountant who meets an old friend (Dwayne Johnson) who leads him into the world of espionage. Hilarity ensues.

"The Witness"

This documentary tells the story of Kitty Genovese, a woman who was stabbed to death in New York City in view of dozens of witnesses who did nothing to help her. (Gateway Film Center)

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Limited release:

"Fantastic Planet"

The surreal 1973 French animated film has been restored for the big screen and is playing only at the Gateway Film Center. It also inspired the title of a Failure album that is my favorite ever.

Alive recommends:

"The Lobster"

This bizarre dystopian romantic dark comedy totally held up to a repeat viewing, so I'm comfortable saying it's one of the best movies of the year so far.