New this week
▪ “It Comes at Night” – This looks to be a slow burn of a tale, a haunting psychological thriller about a family cut off from the rest of the world because of unknown reasons who find their solace interrupted when a young couple seeks refuge.
▪ “Megan Leavey” – Kate Mara stars as a real-life Marine corporal whose special bond with her military combat dog saves many lives during their active duty in Iraq.
▪ “The Mummy” – Tom Cruise stars in the latest reboot of the monster movie, said to be the first installment in Universal’s “Dark Universe” series that will give us reboots of classic monsters from the golden age of Hollywood (Invisible Man, Frankenstein, Wolf Man, etc.).
▪ “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” – The Orpheum’s Classics Film Series presents this 35th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s classic about a boy named Elliot (Henry Thomas) who befriends an extraterrestrial who is stranded on Earth. Showing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets are $5, $4 for students, seniors and military.
▪ “Down to the Wire: A 24-hour Film Race” – Heads up, local filmmakers. The sixth annual event presented by Tallgrass Film Association and CreativeRush will be held June 16-18. Participants can enter on their own or as a team of up to 15 people. Teams then have 24 hours to write, produce, shoot and edit a short film that is six minutes or less in duration. For more information, go to www.dttwfilmrace.com.