New movie releases for Memorial Day weekend

Brad Keefe
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul"

New releases:


Well, it was inevitable, wasn't it? Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron star in this comedic remake of the cheeseball syndicated TV show about lifeguards and slow-motion.


Liev Schreiber stars as the real-life inspiration for Rocky Balboa in this biopic that follows what happened to the boxer who unexpectedly went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali. (Drexel Theatre)

Also in theaters:

“Alien: Covenant”

If ?Prometheus” was prologue, “Alien: Covenant” is director Ridley Scott actually returning to the series he birthed.

“Everything, Everything”

Based on a popular young adult novel, it follows a teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) with an immunodeficiency that makes life difficult until she meets the boy next door (Nick Robinson).

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul”

The latest family comedy based on the popular kids' book takes on the family vacation with lots of scatological humor.

“King Arthur”

Guy Ritchie adds his usual stylistic charms to the story of Excalibur, but the resulting epic is pretty forgettable. (2 stars)

“Fate of the Furious”

The eighth movie in the F&F series (yes, eighth) offers more of the ridiculously over-the-top car stunts and throws plausibility to the wind. (3 stars)

Alive recommends:

“Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2”

With introductions out of the way, director James Gunn gets down to all manner of witty, popcorn thrills. This is what we wish the first one was like. (4 stars)