New in Theaters: “Civil War” and “Don’t Tell Mom the Baby Sitter’s Dead”

1.  “Civil War”  (R)  Trailer

Violence erupts across America under the dictatorship of Nick Offerman, a president trying to cling to power in his third term, after 19 states secede and declare war.

It stars Kirsten DunstWagner Moura from “Narcos”, 74-year-old character actor Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Cailee Spaeny from “Priscilla” as four journalists trying to cross the warzone and reach Washington D.C. before the Fourth of July, so they can interview the President before rebel forces arrive to attack the Capitol.

2.  “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead”  (R)  Trailer

This is an African-American remake of the 1991 Christina Applegate comedy where a 17-year-old becomes responsible for her brothers and sisters after their mom leaves the country, and the old lady she hired to watch them dies in her sleep. 

Christina’s role is played by Simone Joy Jones, who you’d know as Lisa on the “Fresh Prince” remake “Bel-Air”.  Nicole Richie plays her boss after she’s forced to get a job to keep the house running.

3.  “Arcadian”  (R)  Trailer

A post-apocalyptic horror thriller starring Nicolas Cage as the widowed father defending his farm from alien creatures that only come out at night.  His sons are played by Jaeden Martell and Maxwell Jenkins.  You’d know Jaeden as Bill Denbrough in the 2017 version of Stephen King’s “It” and Max as Will Robinson on the Netflix “Lost in Space” remake.


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