Director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) takes the reins in the first "Star Wars Story" which is supposed to be a stand alone, "non-saga" film within the Star Wars universe. The story of Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, Inferno) and her band of rogues who steal the plans for the original Death Star, fits nicely into the established saga timeline. Filled with nostalgia, but able to stand on its own two legs, this film drives an action-packed punch and keeps the fans satiated until next December's Episode 8 hits theaters.
A thoughtful, intelligent, somewhat-morose sci-fi tale has arrived. Amy Adams stars as the linguist charged with learning to communicate with a race of visiting aliens. Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker co-star. This is not your typical blockbuster where aliens destroy monuments around the world. So, if that's what you're looking for try Independence Day: Resurgence.