Note: This story is updated for the week starting July 14.
With “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” flooding the zone in midweek — and two of the summer’s biggest movies, “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” opening next week — it’s not a surprise that it’s quiet on the new-movies front. But there are some specialty releases that might be worth checking out.
Here’s what’s new in Milwaukee-area theaters starting Friday, as well as some of the new movies available on streaming this week.
‘The Miracle Club’
Short version: Three generations of women from a Dublin neighborhood in 1967 win a trip to Lourdes, each with different things riding on the journey. Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, Laura Linney, Agnes O’Casey and Stephen Rea star in this period drama.
Where you can see it: AMC Mayfair Mall; Marcus Theatres’ Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, Ridge, South Shore cinemas.
Short version: This new documentary tells the under-told story of racism in hockey by sharing the stories of Black players in the sport past and present.
Where you can see it: AMC Mayfair Mall.
Short version: A young girl in a coma travels through a strange landscape to find her way back to consciousness in this surreal horror fantasy.
Where you can see it: Marcus Theatres’ Majestic, South Shore cinemas.
Short version: A public security inspector in 22nd-century Japan stumbles onto a case that could turn the world upside down in this animated sci-fi drama, a big-screen spinoff of a popular anime series. It’s showing in both subtitled and dubbed versions.
Where you can see it: Marcus Theatres’ Majestic, Ridge, South Shore cinemas.
Opening July 12: ‘Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One’
Short version: In the first half of what’s supposed to be the final chapter of the Ethan Hunt/IMF saga, Tom Cruise and company have to find a weapon that, if it falls in the wrong hands, could wipe out all of humanity. In other words, just another day at the office. Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby return; Hayley Atwell, Esai Morales, Mark Gatiss, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff and Cary Elwes join the cast.
Where you can see it: AMC Mayfair Mall; Avalon Theater; Landmark Downer Theatre; Marcus Theatres’ Bistroplex Southridge, Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, Movie Tavern Brookfield Square, North Shore, Ridge, Saukville, Showtime, Southgate, South Shore cinemas; Oriental Theatre; Silverspot Cinema.
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‘Terrifier’ at Marcus Theatres
Art the killer clown is back as the original “Terrifier” — a 2016 slasher movie that has a cult following and, next year, will have its second sequel comes out — returns to select theaters, including Marcus Theatres’ Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, North Shore, Ridge, Saukville, Showtime, Southgate and South Shore cinemas at 8 p.m. July 19, 23 and 25. Tickets are $14. Info: marcustheatres.com.
‘Speed Racer’ at Avalon Theater
Family Film Camp continues at the Avalon Theater in Bay View with “Speed Racer” at 3 p.m. July 15 and 11:30 a.m. July 16. Tickets are $10. Info: avalonmke.com.
Tom Cruise in ‘Legend’ and ‘Collateral’ at Times Cinema
The Times Cinema continues “Cruising Into July” with with two very different Tom Cruise movies: the 1985 fantasy “Legend,” 6:30 p.m. July 14 and 20 and 4 p.m. July 15-16; and the Michael Mann thriller “Collateral” with Jamie Foxx, 6:30 p.m. July 15-16 and July 19. Info: timescinema.com.
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Free outdoor movies in the Milwaukee area this week
Elm Grove: The village’s Friday Flicks program continues with “The Bad Guys” at 8:30 p.m. July 14 at the Elm Grove Village Park Pavilion, 13600 Juneau Blvd. Info: elmgrovewi.org.
Glendale/Bayshore: The retail complex at 5800 N. Bayshore Drive continues its Bayshore Family Flicks series in The Yard, the center’s outdoor expanse, with “Lightyear” showing at 5 p.m. July 19. Info: thebayshorelife.com/events.
Greendale: The village’s movie series, organized by Gift of Wings, is showing “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” at dusk July 14 in Greendale Gazebo Park, 5710 Broad St. Info: giftofwingslanding.com.
Greenfield: The city’s Movies in the Park program is showing “Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania” at dusk on July 15 at The Amp in Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave. Info: ci.greenfield.wi.us.
Waukesha: The city’s Monday Nights at the Movies continues with “Turning Red” July 17 at Cutler Park’s Les Paul Performance Center, 321 Wisconsin Ave. Pre-movie activities start at 6 p.m.; the movies start at 7:15 p.m. Info: waukesha-wi.gov.
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What’s showing at Milky Way Drive-In
The Milky Way Drive-In in Franklin is showing: July 14, “Goonies” at 6:30 p.m. and “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” at 9:15 p.m.; July 15, “The Sandlot” at 5 p.m., “Major League” at 7:30 p.m. and “Scream VI” at 10 p.m. Admission to the Milky Way, in the parking lot next to Franklin Field in Ballpark Commons, 7035 S. Ballpark Drive, is $35 per vehicle. Info: milkywaydrivein.com.
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New movies on demand
“Hidden Blade”: Under the puppet regime set up in China by Japan during World War II, a group of citizens form an espionage network designed to turn the tables on their occupiers. Tony Leung heads the cast of this Chinese-made war thriller. Available July 18.
New movies on streaming services
“Bird Box Barcelona”: In this Spanish-made sequel to the 2018 Netflix action-horror hit, a man and his daughter in Barcelona try to survive as their homeland is overrun by the entity that forces those who see it to kill themselves. On Netflix July 14.
“The Deepest Breath”: This documentary follows a group of free divers — like free climbers, only diving deep into the ocean — as they seek new records and face old dangers. On Netflix July 19.
“Glitch: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia”: HQ Trivia was a trivia game app that went viral across the country, only to crash and burn in a string of corporate clashes, personal battles and a tragic death — all of which is part of this new documentary. On Max July 20.
Recent releases newly available on streaming services: “Vesper,” on Hulu July 14; “A Little White Lie,” on Hulu July 14; “Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game,” on Hulu July 15; “You Won’t Be Alone,” on Peacock July 16; “Till,” on Prime Video July 18; “The Old Man,” on Hulu July 20.