3 movies to see, 2 to skip this weekend June 10-12

Here’s a rundown of which new movies to see and which ones to skip this weekend:

Worth Seeing

1. ‘The Conjuring 2 (R) – 3 stars

“The Conjuring 2 exceeds the scopes and scares of the surprise horror hit from 2013.” (Read More)

2. ‘Sweet Bean’ (unrated) – 3 stars

“The movie, beautifully shot and acted, earns its ultimate sense of hope by confronting real heartbreak head-on, and with compassion.” (Read More)

3. ‘Maggie’s Plan’ (R) – 2.5 stars

“Greta Gerwig and Ethan Hawke are outstanding reasons to see this movie, but your patience — just like Maggie’s — will be tested before it’s over.” (Read More)

Skip It

1.‘Warcraft’ (PG-13) – 1.5 stars

“The Warcraft hardcore can rejoice. Everyone else can move along. There’s not much to see here.” (Read More)

2. ‘Now You See Me 2’ (PG-13) – 2 stars

“There’s no arguing that there’s a clever concept that anchors the Now You See Me franchise, but razzle-dazzle and the art of misdirection can take you only so far. The magic has to be in the details, too.” (Read More)

Still playing

1. ‘The Lobster’ (R) – 3.5 stars

“The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos’ English-language debut, is another strange, sometimes harrowing exercise in absurdity that resonates despite its weirdness. The movie is set in a near-future in which being single is not an option — it’s illegal.” (Read More)

2. ‘Me Before You’ (PG-13) – 3 stars

“Me Before You is a juicy, ripe red apple of a romance with a razor blade embedded under its skin.” (Read More)

3. ‘Love and Friendship’ (PG) – 3 stars

““Does this woman always get her way?” demands a character in Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, a smashing adaptation of Jane Austen’s perky novella Lady Susan. The woman in question is, of course, the unscrupulous Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale). If she were a man, she might be called a rogue or a swine. Being a woman, though, Lady Susan avoids those particular assaults on her character (though not others). She also usually gets her way.” (Read More)