L.A. movie openings, May 29-31: ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ and more

*****SUMMER SNEAKS 2019*** DO NOT USE PRIOR TO SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019.****Taron Egerton as Elton Jo
Taron Egerton portrays singer-songwriter Elton John in the new musical fantasy “Rocketman.”
(David Appleby / Paramount Pictures)

May 29

Always Be My Maybe

Childhood sweethearts reconnect after a falling-out 15 years earlier. With Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim, Charlyne Yi. Written by Wong, Park, Michael Golamco. Directed by Nahnatchka Khan. (1:41) NR.

May 30


A fisherman with a gambling problem smuggles Haitians into the U.S. to help support his family. With Warren Brown, Gessica Geneus, Persia White. Written and directed by Kareem Mortimer. (1:52) NR.


May 31

The Cold Blue

Documentary on the U.S. 8th Air Force during WWII includes restored raw color footage shot aboard B-17 bombers during combat missions for William Wyler’s 1943 film “Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress.” Directed by Erik Nelson. (1:12) NR.


A cop in Copenhagen seeks revenge for his partner’s murder by a member of ISIS. With Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce. Written by Petter Skavlan. Directed by Brian De Palma. (1:29) R.


The Fall of the American Empire

A deliveryman with a PhD in philosophy finds two large bags of cash at a crime scene. With Maxim Roy, Éric Bruneau, Maripier Morin. Written and directed by Denys Arcand. In French with English subtitles. (2:07) R.

Find Me

A troubled accountant follows clues left in national parks as he searches for a missing friend. With Sara Amini, Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Written and directed by Huang. (1:44) NR.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The giant reptile vies with Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah for world domination. With Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Ziyi Zhang. Written by Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields; story by Max Borenstein, Dougherty, Shields. Directed by Dougherty. (2:12) PG-13.


Documentary on the groundbreaking fashion designer. With Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol, Iman, Joel Schumacher. Written and directed by Frédéric Tcheng. (1:45) NR.



Eccentric misfits are forced into government-mandated group therapy. With David Christian Welborn, Tyson Turrou, Brian Letscher. Written by Neil McGowan. Directed by Eryc Tramonn. (1:34) NR.


Octavia Spencer stars as a lonely woman who turns the tables on a group of teens looking to party. With Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Missi Pyle. Directed by Tate Taylor. (1:39) R.

Mayday Life 3D

The popular Taiwanese rock group Mayday performs in this concert documentary. Directed by Muh Chen. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (1:52) NR.


Willem Dafoe portrays Pier Paolo Pasolini during the final days of the Italian filmmaker and novelist’s life. Written by Maurizio Braucci; based on an idea by Nicola Tranquillino, Abel Ferrara. Directed by Abel Ferrara. In English, French and Italian with English subtitles. (1:24) NR.


The Proposal

Director and conceptual artist Jill Magid explores the artistic legacy of the Pritzker Prize-winning Mexican architect Luis Barragán. (1:26) NR.


Mild-mannered English piano player Reginald Dwight transforms into rock superstar Elton John in this musical fantasy biopic starring Taron Egerton. With Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard. Written by Lee Hall. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. (2:01) R.


A man who spent most of his life in a leper colony in the Egyptian desert sets out to find his roots. With Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Osama Abdallah. Written and directed by A.B. Shawky. In Arabic with English subtitles. (1:37) NR.

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