All-star cast comes together again for 'Jumanji' sequel

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Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, and Karen Gillan in “Jumanji: The Next Level.”

Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson and Nick Jonas will reprise their roles in the sequel, “Jumanji: The Next Level” that hits theaters this weekend.

The original film, which came out over 20 years ago and starred Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst, had a worldwide gross earnings of nearly $263 million according to box office mojo.

The story line followed two children who release a man trapped for decades in a game when they decide to play it.

In 2017 the popular film made a comeback with “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which grossed a total of $962 million.

In this film, it’s years later and four teenagers are sucked into a video game of the same name and have to work together to free themselves.

In the newest film, the crew is back and not only the teens but some older characters enter the game again to try and save one teen who decided to go back in.

Along with Johnson (“Rampage” and “Skyscraper”) and Black (“School of Rock” and “The Holiday”), the newest release includes the following cast: Kevin Hart (“Ride Along” and “Central Intelligence”), Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Selfie”), Danny Devito (“Taxi” and “Matilda”), Danny Glover (“Lethal Weapon” and “2012”), Awkwafina (“Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 13”) and Colin Hanks (“King Kong” and “Orange County”).

According to IMDb Trivia, like “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” this new release is heading into theaters at the same time a Star Wars movie.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” came out a week after “Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi” (2017), and this film is coming out a week before “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (2019).

Directed by Jake Kasdan, this film is rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language.

Other films releasing to theaters this weekend include:

n “Richard Jewell,” directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm and Olivia Wilde. Based on true events, the film is a story of what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. “There is a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.” The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing-his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives. But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect.

This film is rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief bloody images.

n “Bombshell,” directed by Jay Roach and starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie. This film is based on a real scandal. It offers a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

This film is rated R for sexual material and language throughout.

The synopsis from each film was taken from rottentomatoes.com.

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