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October 2020

HBO

imageAkeelah And The Bee [PG] – 1.2.3
An 11-year-old girl (Keke Palmer) attending an inner-city school where it isn’t cool to be a “brainiac,” has a knack for spelling. When her principal (Curtis Armstrong) sees her talent, he and a colleague (Laurence Fishburne) try to convince her to participate in a regional spelling bee. Also with Angela Bassett, and J.R. Villarreal. Directed by Doug Atchison. [1:52]


Netflix

imageAlong Came a Spider [R] – 3.7.5
A police detective, who is still blaming himself for the death of his partner, is called in on a kidnapping case. Adapted from James Patterson’s first novel in the Alex Cross series from which “Kiss The Girls” was also adapted in 1997. With Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott, Penelope Ann Miller and Michael Moriarty. [1:43]


Amazon

imageBattle Los Angeles [PG-13] – 2.7.5
Upon submitting his formal request to retire, a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) is called back to active duty when what initially is thought to be meteors crashing into the oceans around the globe turns out to be extraterrestrial invaders. The battle to save the world begins. Also with Bridget Moynahan, Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena, Adetokumboh M. Cormack, Ramon Rodriguez, Taylor Handley, Cory C. Hardrict, Ne-Yo, Jadin Gould and Bryce Cass. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. [1:56]


HBO

imageBest in Show [PG-13] – 4.2.3
A documentary-style comedy following several eccentric dog owners and their beloved pets as they compete for the coveted Mayflower Dog Show Cup. With Christopher Guest, Parker Posey, Michael Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, John Michael Higgins, Michael McKean, Patrick Cranshaw, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Lynch, Bob Balaban, Don Lake, Jim Piddock, Fred Willard and Ed Begley Jr. [1:30]


HBO

imageBlack Christmas [PG-13] – 4.7.5
When sorority sisters are being stalked and begin disappearing from a college campus, a few gather the courage to fight those responsible and they discover that the killer is part of an underground misogynistic college conspiracy. With Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Cary Elwes, Simon Mead, Madeleine Adams, Nathalie Morris, Ben Black, Zoë Robins and Ryan McIntyre. Directed by Sophia Takal. [Running Time: 1:32]


Netflix

imageCarol [R] – 7.3.5
Set in the 1950s, a woman (Rooney Mara) working in a department store in New York City meets and becomes infatuated with an older woman (Cate Blanchett) with life changing results. Also with Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Sarah Paulson, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, Kevin Crowley, Sadie Heim and Kk Heim. Directed by Todd Haynes. [1:58]


Netflix

imageEmployee of the Month [PG-13] – 4.4.5
A man (Dane Cook) working at the local discount warehouse store becomes inspired to compete for the “Employee of the Month” award when a new cashier (Jessica Simpson) joins the staff. He eventually realizes that there is more to doing a good job than just the reward of a gold star. Also with Dax Shepard, Efren Ramirez and Harland Williams. Directed by Greg Coolidge. [1:43]


HBO

imageGalaxy Quest [PG] – 2.5.3
Has-been actors from a “Star Trek”-like cancelled show are abducted by aliens who think they are real space adventurers. The aliens, who have constructed everything in their world according to the show, need the actors to save them from an alien threat. With Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Sam Rockwell and Missi Pyle. [1:42]


Netflix

imageHer [R] – 4.5.5
A divorced and lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) works as a professional writer of love letters for other people, but remains isolated in his personal life. When he purchases a new computer operating system he finds that its Artificial Intelligence voice (Scarlett Johansson) seems very human and he falls in love with her. Also with Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt and Olivia Wilde. Directed by Spike Jones. [2:00]


HBO

imageThe Hills Have Eyes [R] – 6.10.6
A remake of the 1977 Wes Craven version about a family traveling across the country on vacation and finding itself stranded in the New Mexico desert, close to a government nuclear testing site. They soon realize that they are being stalked by the bloodthirsty residents of an old mine, who have suffered genetic mutations due to the effects of radiation. With Aaron Stanford, Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw and Emilie De Ravin. Directed by Alexandre Aja. [1:47]


HBO

imageIt Chapter 2 [R] – 5.8.10
Sequel to 2017’s It, based on Stephen King’s novel: When violent acts begin in a small town, a man (Isaiah Mustafa) remembers that similar events happened when he was younger. He contacts his old group of friends, all of whom have moved away and have forgotten many of the details. Nevertheless, they do gather again to track down the menace and destroy it for good. Also with Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Directed by Andy Muschietti. [Running Time: 2:50]


Hulu

imageThe Hurt Locker [R] – 3.8.10
The war in Iraq is bloody chaos for the gung-ho new leader of the U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit (Jeremy Renner). Anyone might be the enemy, bombs are hidden everywhere, and he has to handle the psychological stress of war as he pulls his team members into the fray. Also with Anthony Mackie, Owen Eldridge, Guy Pierce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse and Evangeline Lilly. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. [2:10]


Netflix

imageMoneyball [PG-13] – 1.2.5
Based on the non-fiction book “Moneyball,” about how the Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and his collaborator Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) discovered that using statistics and computer generated analyses would allow them to create a winning ball team. Also with Robin Wright, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Chris Pratt. Directed by Bennett Miller. [2:13]


Amazon, Hulu

imageMud [PG-13] – 3.5.5
A 14-year-old (Tye Sheridan) lives in a ramshackle houseboat on the banks of an Arkansas river with his parents (Sarah Paulson and Ray McKinnon). She and a friend meet a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) and agree to help him avoid bounty hunters and return to his true love. Also with Reese Witherspoon, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepherd and Michael Shannon. Directed by Jeff Nichols. [2:10]


HBO

imageOpen Water [R] – 6.7.6
A man and a woman (Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis) are desperate for a relaxing vacation, and decide to participate in a day of scuba diving in deep sea waters, enjoying the underwater fauna, which includes sharks and eels. However, when they re-surface they realize they have been left behind by the tour boat. For the rest of the day and through the night they try to remain calm, while fighting seasickness, leg cramps, dehydration, jellyfish stings and sharks. Ostensibly based on true events. Also with Saul Stein, Estelle Lau and Jon-Damon Charles. Directed by Chris Kentis. [1:19]


Netflix

imageParaNorman [PG] – 2.5.3
Animated feature about a boy (voiced by Kodi Smith-McPhee) that can see the dead and interact with them. Along with his friend (voiced by Tucker Abrizzi), he wants to save his New England hometown from an ancient curse and so they must interact with zombies, ghosts, and witches. Also with the voices of Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Elaine Stritch. Directed by Chris Butler & Sam Fell. [1:33]


Netflix, Hulu

imageThe Pirates! Band of Misfits [PG] – 2.3.2
Animated feature about a pirate (voiced by Hugh Grant) and his loser crew that dream of finally winning the annual Pirate of the Year Award against their archenemies (voiced by Jeremy Piven, Lenny Henry and Salma Hayek). The pirates must survive dangerous voyages from Blood Island to foggy London, but Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) presents obstacles for them in this Victorian-era “reality show.” Also with the voices of Martin Freeman, Al Roker, Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson, David Tennant and Ashley Jensen. Directed by Peter Lord & Jeff Newitt. [1:27]


Amazon

imageQuantum of Solace [PG-13] – 5.7.4
The second James Bond outing with Daniel Craig picks up where “Casino Royale” ended: Bond tries to uncover the mysterious organization that controls international crime, and runs afoul of his own MI6 and the C.I.A., but receives unofficial help from his friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright). Also with Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Jesper Christensen, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Olga Kurylenko, Anatole Taubman and Joaquin Cosio. Directed by Marc Forster. [1:45]


Netflix

imageStranger than Fiction [PG-13] – 4.5.5
Will Ferrell stars as a painfully organized and lonely IRS auditor whose life changes one day when he begins to hear a woman’s voice narrating his every move and every thought. He soon realizes that the voice belongs to an author and his life mirrors that of a character in her latest book. When he realizes that she plans to kill the character off, he becomes desperate to find her and convince her to spare him. Also with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman. Directed by Marc Forster. [1:53]


Netflix

imageSuperman Returns [PG-13] – 3.6.2
Brandon Routh assumes the mantle of the Man of Steel in this new series based on the classic comic: After a long absence Superman comes back to Earth to find that his old enemies are still determined to take away his powers, while Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth), whom he’s still in love with, has moved on with her life. Also with James Marsden, Kevin Spacey, Parker Posey and Frank Langella. Directed by Bryan Singer. [2:34]


Amazon

imageTerminator: Dark Fate [R] – 5.7.6
Taking place 2 decades after the events of the original movie, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) along with a cybernetically enhanced human (Mackenzie Davis) must protect a young girl (Natalia Reyes) from a new and advanced liquid terminator (Gabriel Luna) determined to hunt her down. Their best hope for success, though, may lie with a much older terminator model (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Also with Diego Boneta. Directed by Tim Miller. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [Running Time: 2:08]


HBO

imageUs [R] – 2.8.8
A woman (Lupita Nyong’o) visits the seaside home where she grew up accompanied by her husband (Winston Duke) and children. Haunted by a childhood funhouse trauma near the home, she becomes increasingly paranoid and when masked strangers attack and the masks come off, the strangers look like herself, her husband and their children — but with unusual names and personalities. Also with Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright, Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker. Directed by Jordan Peele. [Running Time: 2:00]


HBO

imageWhere the Wild Things Are [PG] – 1.4.1
In this adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s children’s classic, a rambunctious boy (Max Record), feeling misunderstood at home, lashes out against his mother (Catherine Kenner) and runs away to a world he has created for himself: Surrounded by monsters that crown him their king, he rules his new family, until he realizes that he misses his own family. Also with the voices of James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Cooper, Forest Whitaker and Paul Dano. Directed by Spike Jonez. [1:34]


September 2020

Amazon, Hulu

imageThe Addams Family [PG] – 2.3.1
In a new look at the famous comic strip, the Addams Family moves to New Jersey, disturbing gossipy neighbors as their eccentric cousins arrive. A scheming TV real estate tycoon (voiced by Allison Janney) tries to force the Addams out of town, but Gomez (voiced by Oscar Isaac) and Morticia (voiced by Charlize Theron) lead their family in a counteraction with interesting results. Also with the voices of Chloe Grace Moritz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, and Snoop Dogg. Directed by Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan. [Running Time: 1:30]


Netflix

imageAdrift [PG-13] – 5.5.5
Based on true events: Two experienced sailors (Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin) journey into the Pacific Ocean in 1983, sailing into a Category 4 hurricane that knocks both of them unconscious. One sailor awakens to find her partner badly injured and desperately looks for help for 41 long days. Also with Jeffrey Thomas and Elizabeth Hawthorne. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. [2:00]


Netflix

imageAnaconda [PG-13] – 4.8.5
A documentary film crew (Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Eric Stoltz) is making their way through the Amazon jungle, tries to help a stranded hunter (Jon Voight ), whose obsessed with catching a giant Anaconda. The tables are turned when the giant snake becomes the hunter. Also with Jonathan Hyde, Owen Wilson, Vincent Castellanos and Kari Wuhrer. Direced by Dwight H. Little. [1:29]


Amazon, Hulu

imageThe Bank Job [R] – 8.8.7
A man (Jason Statham) struggling to pay back a debt to shady characters is convinced by a longtime friend (Saffron Burrows) to rob a bank with her. The plan seems foolproof, until ulterior motives begin to surface and they have to think fast to save their lives. Also with Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner, Alki David, Michael Jibson, Richard Lintern and David Suchet. Directed by Roger Donaldson. [1:50]


Netflix

imageBarbershop [PG-13] – 3.3.5
Comedy with Ice Cube as a man who inherits a struggling barber shop on the south side of Chicago from his father, sells it to a local loan shark, and begins to regret it when he misses the eccentric, colorful characters for whom the barbershop was a second home. Also with Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas and Troy Garity. [1:42]


Amazon

imageBewitched [PG-13] – 4.3.3
Nicole Kidman stars as a real-life witch who is trying to break the habit of using magic. In the process she meets a self-centered actor, played by Will Ferrell, who is cast to play Darren Stevens in a remake of the ’60s “Bewitched” TV series. When he sees Isabelle twitch her nose, he decides that she is the only one for the part of Samantha, not realizing that she’s a genuine witch. Also with Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine and Steve Carell. Directed by Nora Ephron. [1:30]


Amazon

imageCasino Royale [PG-13] – 5.7.4
Daniel Craig takes over as 007, in this prequel to the long-running franchise. James Bond has just been elevated to double-O status, which gives him license to kill. But after he is photographed killing someone, M (Judi Dench) is furious and Bond decides to investigate a banker suspected of ties to international terrorism on his own. Also with Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Jeffrey Wright. Directed by Martin Campbell. [2:24]


Hulu

imageDe-Lovely [PG-13] – 6.3.3
Kevin Kline stars as the celebrated American composer Cole Porter, and Ashley Judd costars as his wife Linda Lee Porter. The film explores Porter’s complicated relationship with his wife, and his bisexuality. Also with Jonathan Pryce, Keith Allen and Angie Hill. Directed by Irwin Winkler. [2:05]


Hulu

image50 First Dates [PG-13] – 5.4.4
Adam Sandler plays a veterinarian working in a Hawaii aquarium, who is so afraid of commitment that he concentrates on having affairs with tourists, since he knows he will probably never see them again. One day he meets a local high school art teacher (Drew Barrymore) who suffers from short-term memory loss and he finally falls in love and is ready to make a commitment. There’s a complication however: Since she can no longer form new memories and never remembers who he is, he has to make her fall in love with him every day. Also with Sean Astin, Missi Pyle and Rob Schneider. Directed by Peter Segal. [1:46]


Amazon, Hulu

imageGemini Man [PG-13] – 2.6.5
While preparing to retire, an elite operative and professional hitman (Will Smith) realizes that he’s being tracked by a younger, seemingly as skilled, but almost prescient assassin, who seems determined to eliminate him. Also with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Ralph Brown, Linda Emond, Ilia Volok and E.J. Bonilla. Directed by Ang Lee. [Running Time: 1:57]


Amazon, Hulu

imageJudy [PG-13] – 3.3.5
The film follows iconic actress and singer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) during the last year of her tumultuous life in the late 1960s. Broke, homeless, and separated from her children, she travels to London for five weeks of shows at a UK nightclub and plagued by depression and substance abuse since her teen years, the star survives long enough to enchant British audiences. Also with Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon. Directed by Rupert Goold. [Running Time: 1:58]


Netflix

imageMagic Mike [R] – 8.4.10
A stripper emeritus (Matthew McConaughey) operates his own club. His headlining stripper (Channing Tatum) brings in a new dancer (Alex Pettyfer) and teaches him the ropes of stripping and partying while trying to figure out a business life that will help him escape his current vocation. Along the way he falls for the new dancer’s sister (Cody Horn). Also with Matt Bomer, Olivia Munn and Joe Manganiello. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. [1:50]


Netflix

imageThe Muppets [PG] – 2.3.1
When Muppet Theater comes under threat from an evil oil tycoon (Chris Cooper), two fans (Amy Adams and Jason Segel) help reunite the Muppets for a non-stop night of fundraising and fun. Also with Rashida Jones, Alan Arkin, Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris and Selena Gomez. Directed by James Bobin. [1:38]


Netflix

imageMuppets Most Wanted [PG] – 1.3.2
In a case of mistaken identity Kermit the Frog (voiced by Steve Whitmire) is arrested as the notorious jewel thief Constantine (Matt Vogel). Constantine’s henchman, Dominic “Number Two” Badguy (Ricky Gervais), takes over as the Muppets’ European theater manager while the thief impersonates Kermit. Also with Tina Fey, Bill Berretta, Ty Burrell, Eric Jacobson, Jermaine Clement, Ray Liotta, Dave Goetz and Christopher Waltz. Directed by James Bobin. A few scenes are in German with English subtitles. [1:52]


Netflix

imageNot Another Teen Movie [R] – 8.6.6
Yet another teen movie, one that ostensibly pokes fun at other teen movies. The Cinderella story revolves around the efforts of a star football player to make a geeky, unpopular artist into a prom queen. He’s doing it to win a bet, but predictably he becomes romantically ensnared. With Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Deon Richmond, Eric Jungmann and Josh Jacobson. [1:30]


Amazon

imagePatriots Day [R] – 2.8.10
Based on the actual events of two bombs exploding during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013: A police officer stationed near the explosions (Mark Wahlberg), an FBI agent (Kevin Bacon), and the Boston Police Commissioner (John Goodman) ask survivors, first responders, and the public to help them catch the two terrorists who planted the bombs. Also with J.K. Simmons, Jimmy O. Yang, Vincent Curatola and Alex Wolff. Directed by Peter Berg. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Chinese with English subtitles. [2:10]


Netflix

imagePineapple Express [R] – 5.7.10
A man (Seth Rogen) who witnesses a murder drops a cigarette of a rare type of marijuana at the scene and later realizes that it can be traced directly to him and his dealer (James Franco). The two men run away, chased by the drug lord (Gary Cole) and the corrupt police officer (Rosie Perez) who committed the murder. Also with Craig Robinson, James Remar, Joe Lo Truglio, Arthur Napiontek, Jonathan Walker Spencer, Danny R. McBride, Amber Heard, Ed Begley, Jr., Bobby Lee, Nora Dunn and Bill Hader. Directed by David Gordon Green. [1:50]


Hulu

imagePrisoners [R] – 1.7.9
After a family’s young daughter (Erin Gerasimovich) and her best friend (Kyla Drew Simmons) are abducted, the father (Hugh Jackman) takes matters into his own hands: Fed up with the failures of the police detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) that’s trying to find the girls, he targets a mentally challenged man (Paul Dano) as the kidnapper and tortures him. Also with Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Dylan Minnette, Viola Davis and Terrence Howard. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. [2:26]


Netflix

imageThe Producers [PG-13] – 6.3.3
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick bring their Broadway hit (which was itself based on Mel Brooks’ 1968 film with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder) to the big screen: Lane is a down-on-his-luck theater producer who is inadvertently convinced by his nerdy accountant (Broderick) that a theatrical flop can be more lucrative than a hit. Also with Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell and Gary Beach. Directed by Susan Stroman. [2:14]


Netflix

imagePuss in Boots [PG] – 2.4.3
In a land of fairy stories an orphaned kitten (voiced by Antonio Banderas) is taken in by a kindly woman (voiced by Constance Marie). He earns his boots as an award for bravery in the village, but as he grows up, he is tricked by a greedy Humpty A. Dumpty (voiced by Zak Galifiakis) into becoming involved in a bank robbery and the cat must flee as an outlaw. Also with the voices of Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Salma Hayek, Walt Dohrn and Guillermo del Toro. Directed by Chris Miller. [1:30]


Amazon

imageRambo [R] – 5.10.7
Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as the lethal but troubled Vietnam vet John Rambo. This time he accompanies a group of mercenaries to rescue Christian aid workers from a Burmese military compound. Also with Julie Benz, James Brolin, Paul Schulze and Matthew Marsden. Directed by Stallone. [1:33]


Netflix

imageRed Dragon [R] – 6.7.5
A prequel to “The Silence of the Lambs” — filmed before in 1986 as “Manhunter”: A former FBI agent (Edward Norton) who was nearly killed by Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), has to seek the help of the incarcerated cannibal in order to catch a serial killer known by authorities as “The Tooth Fairy.” Also with Ralph Fiennes, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Harvey Keitel. [2:05]


Hulu

imageTrolls World Tour [PG] – 1.3.1
A new troll queen (voiced by Anna Kendrick) thinks she has everything figured out until she realizes that another queen wants to take over and rule under the banner of Hard Rock — to the exclusion of all other music genres. Also with the voices of Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Ron Funches, Kelly Clarkson, Anderson.Paak, Sam Rockwell, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Kenan Thompson and Kunal Nayyar. Directed by Walt Dohrn & David P. Smith. A few lines of song lyrics are sung in Korean and Spanish without translation. [Running Time: 1:30]


Netflix

imageThe Smurfs [PG] – 2.3.3
A middle-aged wizard (Hank Azaria) and his cat (voiced by Fred Welker) find the Smurfs’ village and chase six Smurfs into the forest and through a vortex to 21st-century NYC. Clumsy Smurf (voiced by Anton Yelchin) gets lost and Papa Smurf (voiced by Jonathan Winters) finds him and tries to create a way back to their village by using blue moon magic. The six Smurfs hide in the home of a man and a woman (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays), but the wizard and his cat find them. Also with Sophia Varga and Tim Gunn, and the voices of Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez, Fred Armisen, Jeff Foxworthy, Paul Reubens, Gary Basaraba and Kenan Thompson. Directed by Raja Gosnell. [1:42]


Hulu

imageTwilight [PG-13] – 4.7.2
A high school junior (Kristen Stewart) moves to Washington State to live with her father (Billy Burke) after her mother (Sarah Clarke) re-marries. Upon arrival she meets an unusual classmate (Robert Pattinson), whom she finds irresistibly attractive, and he reciprocates. He and his family are a curiosity in the small town, keeping to themselves and rarely mingling with others, and she soon realizes that they are vampires. Based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. Also with Taylor Lautner, Gil Birmingham, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Cam Gigandet, Rachelle Lefevre, Edi Gathegi, Justin Chon and Michael Welch. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. [2:00]


Hulu

imageThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse [PG-13] – 5.7.3
The third installment of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga starts off when a mysterious killing spree unsettles Seattle and a young woman (Kristen Stewart) must choose between her love for a vampire (Robert Pattinson) and her friendship with a werewolf (Taylor Lautner). Also with Xavier Samuel, Bryce Dallas Howard, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone and Dakota Fanning. Directed by David Slade. [2:04]


Hulu

imageThe Twilight Saga: New Moon [PG-13] – 5.7.3
The second installment of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga has Bella (Kristen Stewart) recovering from a near-fatal vampire bite. After another brush with death, Edward (Robert Pattinson) decides he must leave and a heartbroken Bella comforts herself with her friendship with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Also with Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser and Dakota Fanning. Directed by Chris Weitz. [2:10]


Hulu

imageThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 [PG-13] – 6.8.3
The first part of the two-part conclusion to the “Twilight” series: Bella (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) are married and are surprised on their honeymoon when Bella becomes pregnant. Her pregnancy worries both vampires and werewolves, including Bella’s best friend, Jacob (Taylor Lautner) especially when she becomes very ill. Also with Billy Burke, Sarah Clark, Ashley Green, Elizabeth Reaser and Kellan Lutz. Directed by Bill Condon. [1:57]


Hulu

imageThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 [PG-13] – 6.7.3
The final episode in the “Twilight” series finds the Cullen clan defending their family against the Volturi after it is discovered that Edward and Bella have a child. With Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Billy Burke. Directed by Bill Condon. [1:55]


Hulu

imageWanted [R] – 7.8.9
Based on a comic book character: A man (James McAvoy) seeks revenge against the murderer of his father, who is himself an assassin, and his father’s partner (Morgan Freeman) arranges for him to train with a brotherhood of assassins, under the eye of his assistant (Angelina Jolie). Frightened and overwhelmed at first, he agrees to participate in assassination assignments. Also with David O’Hara, Terrence Stamp, Common, Konstantin Khabensky and Marc Warren. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. [1:52]


Netflix

imageZathura [PG] – 1.5.2
Sequel of sorts to 1995’s “Jumanji”: Two bickering brothers are left at home with their teenage sister, who just wants to be left alone in her room, when their father runs to his office for a few minutes. The youngest boy finds an old board game and when he starts playing their house is transported to outer space, where they’re attacked by a meteor shower, a dysfunctional robot, and lizard-like aliens. The only way to get back to Earth is to finish the game. With Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart and Tim Robbins. Directed by Jon Favreau. [1:35]


June 2020

June 2

imageExtra Ordinary [R] – 5.6.6
Comedy and horror are combined in an Irish setting: A lonely driving instructor (Maeve Higgins) reluctantly uses her ability to communicate with ghosts to save the daughter of a local widower (Barry Ward) from the clutches of a devil-worshiping celebrity (Will Forte) determined to sacrifice a virgin to restore his defunct musical career. Also with Claudia O’Doherty, Jamie Beamish, Terri Chandler, Risteard Cooper and Emma Coleman. Directed by Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman. [Running Time: 1:34]


June 9

imageThe Hunt [R] – 1.8.10
An isolated area is host to a hunt and it turns out that the prey is human beings and they may be hunted for their political preferences. Or, perhaps not. It soon becomes unclear who the good people are and who the predatory bad people are, as individuals are picked off one-by-one. With Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall, Ethan Suplee, Emma Roberts, Christopher Berry, Sturgill Simpson, Kate Nowlin, Amy Madigan, Reed Birney, Glenn Howerton, Steve Coulter, Dean J. West and Vince Pisani. Directed by Craig Zobel. [Running Time: 1:29]


June 9

imageNever Rarely Sometimes Always [PG-13] – 5.4.4
A 17-year-old girl (Sidney Flanigan) discovers that she is pregnant and she realizes that she will need to leave her small Pennsylvania town to travel to NYC for an abortion. Without money and support, nothing is easy about her journey. Also with Talia Ryder, Ryan Eggold, Sharon Van Etten and Brian Altemus. Directed by Eliza Hittman. [Running Time: 1:41]


June 16

imageImpractical Jokers: The Movie [PG-13] – 4.5.5
The four guys (Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Sal Vulcano) from the eponymous TV show undertake a road trip from Staten Island to Miami for a Paula Abdul show and on the way they engage in their trademark embarrassing, and often bawdy, challenges to each other and on unsuspecting strangers. Also with Paula Abdul. Directed by Chris Henchy. [Running Time: 1:32]


June 16

imageThe Quarry [R] – 4.6.6
A man (Shea Whigham) found unconscious on the side of the road is picked up by a preacher (Bruno Bichir) with a drinking problem, on his way to a small South Texas town. However, only one of them arrives and tries to transform himself into a new role before too many questions are asked. Also with Alvaro Martinez, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Michael Shannon, Abel Becerra, Jimmy Gonzales, Bobby Soto, Rose Bianco and Hector Presedo. Directed by Scott Teems. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with some accompanied by English subtitles and others without translation. [Running Time: 1:38]


June 30

imageBull [NR] – 6.3.8
A teenage girl (Amber Havard) finds herself struggling to make her way when her mother goes to prison and she is left to care for her younger sister and her ailing grandmother. When she gets into trouble with a neighbor (Rob Morgan), they develop an unexpected bond over rodeo bull riding. Also with Yolonda Ross, Troy Anthony Hogan and Keira Bennett. Directed by Annie Silverstein. [Running Time: 1:45]



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May 2020

May 5

imageBloodshot [PG-13] – 5.6.5
A soldier (Vin Diesel) awakens to learn that he has died, been reanimated and given superpowers by a mysterious organization. When he suddenly remembers that his wife was murdered, he sets off on a bloody revenge mission, although he eventually realizes that his memories may not be exactly reliable. Also with Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Talulah Riley, Lamorne Morris, Guy Pearce and Siddharth Dhananjay. Directed by Dave Wilson. [Running Time: 1:49]


May 5

imageGreed [R] – 4.5.10
Dark comedy about a British fashion mogul (Steve Coogan) as he plans his own over-the top, ill-fated 60th birthday party on a Greek island. He cannot stop himself from using and abusing anyone who works for him, while a hapless freelancer (David Mitchell) has been hired to write his authorized and sanitized biography. Also with Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield, Sophie Cookson and Stephen Fry. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. [Running Time: 1:44]


May 5

imageGretel & Hansel [PG-13] – 2.5.1
When a teenage girl (Sophia Lillis) and her young brother (Samuel Leakey) are left to their own devices, they wander through an eerie forest until they stumble upon a place that offers shelter and all the food they could ever need, with a seemingly generous host (Alice Krige) eager for guests. The longer they stay, the more convinced they become that something evil lurks within. Also with Jessica De Gouw, Charles Babalola, Ian Kenny, Abdul Alshareef, Manuel Pombo and Beatrix Perkins. Directed by Oz Perkins. [Running Time: 1:27]


May 5

imageI Still Believe [PG] – 2.3.1
Based on the life of Christian music singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp (KJ Apa) and his first wife (Britt Robertson): the story follows the couple while on their honeymoon, when she is diagnosed with un-treatable ovarian cancer. It also features the singer’s college years, his rise as a music star, and how he met his second wife (Abigail Cowen). Also with Gary Sinise, Shania Twain, Melissa Roxburgh and Nathan Parsons. Directed by Jon Erwin. [Running Time: 1:55]


May 12

imageThe Call of the Wild [PG] – 1.5.1
Based on the novel by Jack London: The narrative follows the life of a sled dog named Buck as it moves from one adventure to another during the late 19th century Yukon gold rush. With Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens, Bradley Whitford, Jean Louisa Kelly and Omar Sy. Directed by Chris Sanders. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in French without translation. [Running Time: 1:40]


May 12

imageFantasy Island [PG-13] – 4.5.5
A twist on the TV show “Fantasy Island” (1977-1984): The mission of the owner of a remote tropical vacation island (Michael Peña) is to make all the dreams of his guests come true. However, when dreams turn into terrifying nightmares, the guests must figure out how they can save their own lives. Also with Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, Charlotte McKinney and Michael Rooker. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. [Running Time: 1:50]


May 12

imageThe Photograph [PG-13] – 5.1.5
When a renowned photographer (Chante Adams) unexpectedly dies, her estranged daughter (Issa Rae) has many unanswered questions. When she finds an intriguing letter with a photograph and begins researching her mother’s early life, she begins to fall in love with a journalist (LaKeith Stanfield) who is writing about the photographer. Directed by Stella Meghie. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in French without translation. Also with Chelsea Peretti, Teyonah Parris, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Rob Morgan and Courtney B. Vance. Directed by Stella Meghie. [Running Time: 1:46]


May 12

imageThe Traitor [R] – 7.7.5
Biopic based on the life of Tommaso Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino), the first highly placed mafia member to become a government informant in the late 1980s. His testimony led to a 7-year trial by prosecuting magistrate Giovanni Falcone (Fausto Russo Alesi) and the eventual downfall of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. Also with Luigi Lo Cascio, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Fabrizio Ferracane, Nicola Calì, Giovanni Calcagno, Bruno Cariello and Bebo Storti. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. In Italian and Sicilian with English subtitles. [Running Time: 2:25]


May 12

imageVivarium [R] – 6.4.6
While looking for their first home, a couple (Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg) is trapped in a new, unoccupied development of identical houses and artificial lawns. They are unable to find a way out when a baby is delivered to their front curb, with instructions to raise it, if they ever want to be released. Also with Côme Thiry, Senan Jennings and Eanna Hardwicke. Directed by Lorcan Finnegan. [Running Time: 1:37]


May 19

imageDownhill [R] – 5.4.5
A husband and his wife (Will Ferrell & Julia Louis-Dreyfus) on a family ski vacation survive an avalanche, but it soon becomes apparent that their reactions to the event might destroy the family cohesiveness. Also with Miranda Otto, Zoe Chao, Zach Woods, Julian Grey and Ammon Jacob Ford. Directed by Nat Faxon & Jim Rash. [Running Time: 1:26]


May 19

imageEmma. [PG] – 3.1.1
Adaptation of the Jane Austen early 19th century novel about a wealthy young woman (Anya Taylor-Joy) who thinks she’s a brilliant matchmaker. Unfortunately, her matches do not work out well and at the same time, she seems oblivious of her own feelings. Also with Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Myra McFadyen, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner and Rupert Graves. Directed by Autumn de Wilde. [Running Time: 2:05]


May 19

imageOnward [PG] – 1.3.1
Animated adventure set among mythical creatures where an elf boy (voiced by Tom Holland) turns 16 and he is bound and determined to find a way to spend one more day with his father, who died when he was very young. With the help of his older brother (voiced by Chris Pratt) and a little magic, they undertake the adventure of a lifetime. Also with the voices of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Ratzenberger, Octavia Spencer and Tracey Ullman. Directed by Dan Scanlon. [Running Time: 1:42]


May 19

imageBrahms: The Boy II [PG-13] – 1.5.3
In this sequel to the 2016 horror movie The Boy, a couple (Katie Holmes and Owain Yeoman) with a young child (Christopher Convery) moves into a guest house on an isolated estate and their son soon discovers a new friend: a strange life-like doll called Brahms that may be possessed by a sinister spirit. Also with Ralph Ineson, Anjali Jay, Oliver Rice and Natalie Moon. Directed by William Brent Bell. [Running Time: 1:26]


May 19

imageSonic the Hedgehog [PG] – 1.3.2
Based on the SEGA video game franchise: When a super speedy space creature (voiced by Ben Schwartz) arrives on Earth, he tries to stay out of sight but an energy spike leads government agencies headed by Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to track him down and try to uncover his secret powers for fiendish purposes. Also with James Marsden, Adam Pally, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough and the voice of. Directed by Jeff Fowler. [Running Time: 1:39]


May 19

imageThe Way Back [R] – 2.3.10
A man (Ben Affleck) that’s estranged from his wife (Janina Zione Gavankar) struggles with sadness and addiction as he returns to his old high school to become the coach of a ragtag basketball team desperate for help, on and off the court. Also with Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins and Glynn Turman. Directed by Gavin O’Connor. [Running Time: 1:48]


May 26

imageThe Invisible Man [R] – 1.7.5
In this loose retelling of the H.G. Wells classic, a violently abusive man (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) torments his ex (Elisabeth Moss) and as his final act he commits suicide — or so it seems. Believing that he faked his death and is now invisible and continuing to stalk her and abuse her, she has difficulty making authorities believe her. Also with Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid and Michael Dorman. Directed by Leigh Whannell. [Running Time: 2:04]


April 2020

April 7

imageCats [PG] – 1.3.1
Adapted from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical: A group of street cats called Jellicles come together once a year to determine which of them will have the honor of ascending to the Heaviside Layer and thus come back to a new life. With Taylor Swift, Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, James Corden, Mette Towley, Ray Winstone, Laurie Davidson, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Naoimh Morgan, Laurent Bourgeois and Robbie Fairchild. Directed by Tom Hooper. [Running Time: 1:50]


April 7

imageDolittle [PG] – 1.4.3
A veterinarian (Robert Downey Jr.) with the unusual ability of being able to converse with animals is granted a piece of land to use as an animal sanctuary, where he can care for animals that can’t protect themselves. When his wife dies in a tragic accident at sea, he retreats and becomes a recluse until he is called upon to save the life of a poisoned Queen Victoria — or he and his animals will lose their home. Also with Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Harry Collett, and the voices of Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes and Selena Gomez. Directed by Stephen Gaghan. [Running Time: 1:41]


April 7

imageLittle Women [PG] – 2.3.1
The latest film version of Louisa May Alcott’s novel about four sisters navigating growing up and exploring their options together as they reach adulthood — a contemporary version was released in 2018. With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Jayne Houdyshell, Chris Cooper and Meryl Streep. Directed by Greta Gerwig. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in French without translation. [Running Time: 2:14]


April 7

imageManou the Swift [NR] – 1.3.1
After being orphaned and taken in by a seagull couple (voiced by Kate Winslet & Willem Dafoe), a swift hatchling (voiced by Josh Keaton) tries to fit in with the other seagulls but can’t really figure out why he is so different; that is, until he meets some other swifts that teach him their ways and together they realize that they are not so different after all. Directed by Andrea Block & Christian Haas. [Running Time: 1:28]


April 14

imageJust Mercy [PG-13] – 2.4.5
Based on a true story and set in the period 1987-1993: Against all odds, a recent Harvard Law School graduate (Michael B. Jordan) opens an office in Alabama to help men sentenced to death and shine light on the corrupt Southern legal system. One of his first cases involves a man (Jamie Foxx) convicted of murder and sentenced to death despite no evidence besides testimony from a troubled inmate. Also with Brie Larson, Rafe Spall, Tim Blake Nelson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Rob Morgan, Rhoda Griffis and Darrell Britt-Gibson. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. [Running Time: 2:16]


April 21

imageThe Gentlemen [R] – 5.8.10
A man (Matthew McConaughey) with a lucrative marijuana growing and distribution business is preparing to sell and retire, but runs into some unexpected complications that threaten his future prospects. Also with Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Lyne Renee, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Lord George, Chidi Ajufo, Hugh Grant, Simon. R. Barker, Eddie Marsan and Jason Wong. Directed by Guy Ritchie. [Running Time: 1:53]


April 21

imageBad Boys for Life [R] – 3.8.9
A second sequel to 1995’s Bad Boys (the first sequel was 2003’s Bad Boys II): One of the partners (Martin Lawrence) is now a grandfather and is preparing to retire while the other (Will Smith) insists on tracking down and exacting revenge on a mother and son criminal team that put him on a kill list. Also with Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Joe Pantoliano, Paola Nuñez, Charles Melton and Kate del Castillo. Directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [Running Time: 2:03]


April 21

imageThe Last Full Measure [R] – 1.7.6
Inspired by true events about William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a member of the US Air Force Pararescue service, who in 1966 was killed while tending to wounded soldiers and saving almost 60 lives: The movie chronicles the fight with the Pentagon bureaucracy by fellow soldiers for over 30 years to have his recognition of valor and courage posthumously upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Also with Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, , Christopher Plummer, Bradley Whitford, Ed Harris, Michael Imperioli, Diane Ladd, Linus Roache, William Hurt, Alison Sudol, Peter Fonda and Amy Madigan. Directed by Todd Robinson. [Running Time: 1:50]


April 21

imageLike a Boss [R] – 5.3.7
Lifelong friends and business partners (Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish) are put to the test when a successful businesswoman (Salma Hayek) offers to invest in their venture — but is also determined to split them up. Also with Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor and Karan Soni. Directed by Miguel Arteta. [Running Time: 1:23]


April 28

imageThe Rhythm Section [R] – 6.6.7
After the tragic death of her family in a terrorist airliner bombing, a woman (Blake Lively) is determined track down those responsible and exact revenge. To do that she meets a former spy (Jude law) who teaches her shooting, fighting and survival skills. Also with Daniel Mays. Directed by Reed Morano. [Running Time: 1:49]


April 28

imageThe Assistant [R] – 3.3.5
A young woman (Julia Garner) fresh out of college joins a film production company in NYC as an assistant and quickly realizes that her work requirements include not only working long hours but also dealing with the dalliances of her controlling boss, as well as his frustrated wife. She has to compromise to be able to fit into the prescribed operation of the office and keep her job. Also with Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh and Kristine Froseth. Directed by Kitty Green. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in a Chinese language without translation. [Running Time: 1:25]



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March 2020

March 3

imageJumanji: The Next Level [PG-13] – 2.5.4
Sequel to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: The gang finds itself thrown back together when one of them re-engages the game and goes back in, all alone; the rest have to also return to the game to rescue their friend but new challenges and landscapes mean they may not have the necessary skills. With Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Marin Hinkle, Madison Iseman, Jack Black, Ashley Scott, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Nick Jonas, Kevin Hart, Colin Hanks, Alex Wolff, Dania Ramirez and Morgan Turner. Directed by Jake Kasdan. [Running Time: 2:03]


March 3

imageDark Waters [PG-13] – 3.4.5
Based on the true story of an Ohio corporate attorney (Mark Ruffalo) that took on DuPont, his firm’s largest corporate client, over dumping hazardous waste into waterways, creating health risks to humans and livestock. Moreover, the corporation executives did so knowingly, having been made aware of the inherent dangers. Also with Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, William Jackson Harper, Bill Pullman, Mare Winningham and Victor Garber. Directed by Todd Haynes. [Running Time: 2:06]


March 3

imageQueen & Slim [R] – 6.6.10
When a traffic stop quickly spins out of control, an African-American man and woman on their first date become fugitives after a police officer is killed in self-defense. Also with Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Indya Moore, Benito Martinez and Chloë Sevigny. Directed by Melina Matsoukas. [Running Time: 2:12]


March 3

imagePlaymobil: The Movie [PG] – 1.3.1
Animated feature based on the Playmobil brand toys: After a tragedy, the younger brother of a teenage girl (Anya Taylor-Joy) disappears and so she teams up with a secret agent (voiced by Daniel Radcliffe) and a few other misfit friends and they’re off on a quest to find him. Also with Gabriel Bateman and the voices of Jim Gaffigan, Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson, Kirk Thornton, Dan Navarro, Maddie Taylor and Cindy Robinson. Directed by Lino DiSalvo. A line of dialog is spoken in dinosaur with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:39]


March 10

imageBombshell [R] – 5.4.9
Based on actual events: When Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) initiated a lawsuit against Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) for harassment, the truth about the environment at the network under his watch was devastating and invited more women to come forward and tell their stories of discrimination and sexual assault and harassment. Also with Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon and Connie Britton. Directed by Jay Roach. [Running Time: 1:48]


March 10

imageCharlie’s Angels [PG-13] – 3.5.5
Based on the 1970’s TV series (and 2 movies, in 2000 and in 2003): A new team of Angels with the now international security and investigative Townsend Agency, battle against bad guys who want to control an untested source of energy. With Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou. Directed by Elizabeth Banks. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in French with English subtitles and in German without translation [Running Time: 1:58]


March 10

imageSpies in Disguise [PG] – 2.3.2
A young man (voiced by Tom Holland), considered weird by many, finds himself saving a group of agents by using his unorthodox inventions against an evil mastermind, while also helping the agency’s super spy (voiced by Will Smith). Also with the voices of Reba McEntire, Masi Oka, Ben Mendelsohn, Randy Trager, Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled and Carla Jimenez. Directed by Nick Bruno & Troy Quane. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Japanese with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:42]


March 10

imageUncut Gems [R] – 6.7.10
A New York jeweler and inveterate gambler (Adam Sandler) is obsessed with hitting the big win and thinks he finally has the scheme figured out — if he can only dodge and outrun all the people he owes money to until his efforts pay off. Also with Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, The Weeknd, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Aranbayev, Jacob Igielski, Noa Fisher, Paloma Elsesser, LaKeith Stanfield and Eric Bogosian. Directed by Benny & Josh Safdie. [Running Time: 2:15]


March 17

imageBlack Christmas [PG-13] – 4.7.5
When sorority sisters are being stalked and begin disappearing from a college campus, a few gather the courage to fight those responsible and they discover that the killer is part of an underground misogynistic college conspiracy. With Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Cary Elwes, Simon Mead, Madeleine Adams, Nathalie Morris, Ben Black, Zoë Robins and Ryan McIntyre. Directed by Sophia Takal. [Running Time: 1:32]


March 17

imageRichard Jewell [R] – 3.5.7
Based on events from the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia: A Centennial Olympic Park security guard (Paul Walter Hauser) is suspected of setting a bomb that exploded in a crowded square and is vilified in the local press as a domestic terrorist. A subsequent investigation revealed that he was not responsible and was just doing his job and actually saved many people. Also with Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Mike Pniewski, Jon Hamm, Ian Gomez, Nina Arianda and Kathy Bates. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [Running Time: 2:09]


March 24

imageThe Grudge [R] – 1.8.5
Sort of a reboot of, as well as sequel to, the eponymous 2004 movie and its own sequel The Grudge 2, based on the Japanese Ju-On series: Ghosts of people who die due to fits of rage haunt their places of death and there seems to be no way to stop the deadly curse. With Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey, David Lawrence Brown, Zoe Fish, Andrea Riseborough, John J. Hansen, Demián Bichir, Joel Marsh Garland, Lin Shaye, John Cho and Betty Gilpin. Directed by Nicolas Pesce. [Running Time: 1:33]


March 24

image1917 [R] – 1.8.6
Two young British corporals (George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman) fighting in trenches against the German army in World War I are given an apparently suicidal mission: Run across enemy lines, over open fields and more trenches, and through abandoned villages, rivers and forests to deliver an urgent message to the commanding officer of a forward unit getting ready for an ill-advised attack. The movie unspools as a single take. With Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. Directed by Sam Mendes. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in French with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:59]


March 31

imageStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker [PG-13] – 1.6.2
The events unfold sometime after the devastation of the rebel forces in 2017’s The Last Jedi: Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) is not only not dead, but he has constructed an immense fleet of Star Destroyers and threatens the universe once again. While Rey (Daisy Ridley) is completing her Jedi training, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is killing his way toward more power and the rest of the rebels are regrouping for one last fight. Also with Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Billy Dee Williams, Joonas Suotamo and the voices of Anthony Daniels, Jimmy Vee and Dave Chapman. Directed by J.J. Abrams. [Running Time: 2:21]


March 31

imageThe Current War: Director’s Cut [PG-13] – 1.5.3
Inspired by true events starting in the 1880s, the movie documents the race to provide electricity across the US as a frantic battle between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) as they each attempt to establish their own electrical system as the nation’s dominant one. Also with Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton, Katherine Waterston, Nicholas Hoult and Damien Molony. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. [Running Time: 1:42]


February 2020

February 4

imageArctic Dogs [PG] – 1.3.1
A fox (voiced by Jeremy Renner) uncovers a plot by a greedy walrus (voiced by John Cleese) to drill beneath the Arctic ice in order to unleash enough natural gas to melt the polar ice cap. The fox gathers a cadre of unlikely heroes and leads them into unexpected adventures while trying to save their homeland. Also with the voices of Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, Anjelica Huston, James Franco, Omar Sly, Michael Madsen and Laurie Holden. Directed by Aaron Woodley. A few words are spoken in Spanish, French and Italian without translation. [Running Time: 1:32]


February 4

imageDoctor Sleep [R] – 6.8.6
Sequel to Stephen King’s “The Shining”: A man (Ewan McGregor) tortured by memories from his past tries to numb the pain with alcohol but he is tracked down by a teenage girl (Kyliegh Curran), who convinces him to help her find the people that are responsible for horrible acts of violence against children; she suspects that they could be coming for them next. Also with Rebecca Ferguson, Cliff Curtis, Zahn McClarnon and Emily Alyn Lind. Directed by Mike Flanagan. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in an unidentified language without translation as people chant. [Running Time: 2:31]


February 4

imageLast Christmas [PG-13] – 4.3.5
An aspiring singer and George Michael fan (Emilia Clarke) is also selfish and can be destructive and has just recovered from a chronic ailment. Suffering the consequences of several bad decisions, she’s working as an elf at a year-round Christmas store in London when she meets a cheerful man (Henry Golding), who seems just a tad too good to be true. Also with Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh, Lydia Leonard and Rebecca Root. Directed by Paul Feig. A few phrases and a song are spoken in a Yugoslavian dialect without translation and a conversation is spoken in that language with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:42]


February 4

imagePlaying with Fire [PG] – 2.4.1
When a by-the-book elite smokejumper station commander (John Cena) rescues three children from a raging blaze, he’s tasked, along with his crew, with caring for them until their parents can be located. Because disorder makes him uncomfortable and the kids are rambunctious, he must figure out a way to keep them safe while also avoiding the destruction of his station. Also with Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, Brianna Hildebrand, Tyler Mane, John Leguizamo, Dennis Haysbert, Christian Convery, Shelby Wulfert and Finley Rose Slater. Directed by Andy Fickman. [Running Time: 1:36]


February 4

image21 Bridges [R] – 3.8.10
A hard-core detective (Chadwick Boseman) joins the manhunt for two cop killers during one tense night in NYC. Determined to catch the murderers by dawn, he persuades authorities to close down all of Manhattan’s 21 bridges to prevent a flight from justice — by both criminals and dirty cops. Also with Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch, Keith David and J.K. Simmons. Directed by Brian Kirk. [Running Time: 1:43]


February 4

imageWaves [R] – 5.4.10
After the tragic events of a single night change everything about their lives, a seemingly normal middle-class family has to confront grief and guilt while trying to stay together. With Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Sterling K. Brown. Directed by Trey Edward Shults. [Running Time: 2:15]


February 4

imageThe Good Liar [R] – 6.6.6
A con man (Ian McKellen) marks a wealthy widow (Helen Mirren) he finds on the Internet as a target for a lucrative swindle. As he begins his exploitation, though, he finds more than he expected. Also with Russell Tovey and Jim Carter. Directed by Bill Condon. A few phrases and sentences are spoken in German without translation and others are with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:49]


February 11

imageFord v Ferrari [PG-13] – 2.5.5
An American car designer (Matt Damon) and a British mechanic and driver (Christian Bale) develop the famous Ford GT40 Mark II in 1966 to beat the indomitable Team Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Also with Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon. Directed by James Mangold. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Italian with either translators or English subtitles and a few Italian phrases are spoken without translation. [Running Time: 2:30]


February 18

imageA Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [PG] – 1.4.2
Based on the true story of a friendship that developed between the beloved children’s TV programmer, Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and a magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) tasked with writing a story about heroes. Also with Chris Cooper, Susan Kelechi Watson, Maryann Plunkett, Enrico Colantoni, Wendy Makkena, Tammy Blanchard, Noah Harpster, Carmen Cusack and Christine Lahti. Directed by Marielle Heller. [Running Time: 1:48]


February 18

imageJoJo Rabbit [PG-13] – 2.5.5
World War II satire and coming-of-age comedy about a 10-year old Nazi Youth enthusiast (Roman Griffin Davis), who struggles with his belief system when he discovers that his own mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. His imaginary friend, who happens to be Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), is not helping him in confronting rabid nationalism. Also with Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant and Archie Yates. Directed by Taika Waititi. [Running Time: 1:48]


February 18

imageMidway [PG-13] – 2.5.5
Based on the events of early June 1942, six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese: the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy clashed in a decisive naval battle that became a major turning point in the Pacific theater during WWII. With Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Alexander Ludwig, Aaron Eckhart, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in a Japanese dialect with English subtitles or translation. Directed by Roland Emmerich. [Running Time: 2:18]


February 25

imageFrozen II [PG] – 1.3.1
A follow-up to 2013’s Frozen: Three years have passed and Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven (voiced by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad) go in search of the source of Elsa’s magical powers after she’s called to uncover the truth of an enchanted forest. Also with the voices of Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K. Brown, Jason Ritter, Alan Tudyk, Santino Fontana and Jeremy Sisto. Directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee. [Running Time: 1:43]


February 25

imageKnives Out [PG-13] – 2.5.5
A wealthy crime novelist (Christopher Plummer) gathers his large dysfunctional family to his Gothic mansion for his 85th birthday party, hoping for a happy evening. However, the next day, he is found dead. A suave private detective (Daniel Craig) suspects foul play and begins investigating, and all the family members are suspects. Also with Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Edi Patterson, Riki Lindhome, Frank Oz and M. Emmet Walsh and Jaeden Martell. Directed by Rian Johnson. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish without translation. [Running Time: 2:10]


January 2020

January 7

imageCountdown [PG-13] – 3.5.5
When a newly graduated nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads a “death-clock” app that tells her she has only three days left to live, she is devastated. With the clock ticking, she must find a way to halt the supernatural forces controlling the app before she runs out of time. Also with Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne, Anne Winters, Charlie McDermott, Tom Segura and Peter Facinelli. Directed by Justin Dec. [Running Time: 1:30]


January 7

imageJoker [R] – 5.7.7
A man (Joaquin Phoenix) aspiring to a career as a stand-up comedian while working as a clown for rent, sees his world crumble when secrets of his past are unearthed. After being bullied and attacked, he assumes the persona of the Joker and wreaks havoc in Gotham. Also with Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Frances Conroy and Brett Cullen. Directed by Todd Phillips. [Running Time: 2:01]


January 7

imageThe Lighthouse [R] – 7.7.5
Two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) arrive on a remote New England station sometime in the 1890s, where they are to remain for 4 weeks. As their time there draws to a close, the sea, the weather and their mental states become erratic, tension between them inevitably rises and the lines between reality and delusions become inexorably blurred. Also with Valeriia Karaman. Directed by Robert Eggers. [Running Time: 1:49]


January 14

imageGemini Man [PG-13] – 2.6.5
While preparing to retire, an elite operative and professional hitman (Will Smith) realizes that he’s being tracked by a younger, seemingly as skilled, but almost prescient assassin, who seems determined to eliminate him. Also with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Ralph Brown, Linda Emond, Ilia Volok and E.J. Bonilla. Directed by Ang Lee. [Running Time: 1:57]


January 14

imageJexi [R] – 7.3.10
A man (Adam Devine) leading an isolated and lonely existence buys a new phone that takes over his life — presumably to make it better — and shows him that he can have social interactions and lead an interesting and fulfilled life but with some uncomfortable obstacles along the way. Also with Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Michael Peña, Wanda Sykes, Kid Cudi, Justin Hartley and the voice of Rose Byrne. Directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore. [Running Time: 1:24]


January 14

imageMaleficent: Mistress of Evil [PG] – 3.4.1
Taking place five years after Maleficent, the misunderstood Dark Fay (Angelina Jolie) has raised her human goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning) to become Queen of the Moors. When Aurora accepts a marriage proposal from Prince Philip (Harris Dickinson) hoping to unite their two kingdoms, she doesn’t realize that Phillip’s mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) may not actually be supportive. Also with Juno Temple, Ed Skrein, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Imelda Staunton. Directed by Joachim Rønning. [Running Time: 1:58]


January 21

imageThe Addams Family [PG] – 2.3.1
In a new look at the famous comic strip, the Addams Family moves to New Jersey, disturbing gossipy neighbors as their eccentric cousins arrive. A scheming TV real estate tycoon (voiced by Allison Janney) tries to force the Addams out of town, but Gomez (voiced by Oscar Isaac) and Morticia (voiced by Charlize Theron) lead their family in a counteraction with interesting results. Also with the voices of Chloe Grace Moritz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, and Snoop Dogg. Directed by Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan. [Running Time: 1:30]


January 21

imageBlack and Blue [R] – 1.6.5
An idealistic army veteran (Naomie Harris) joins the police force in New Orleans wanting to protect her neighborhood and quickly learns that crossing her brothers in blue comes with serious repercussions. Also with Mike Colter, Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Tyrese Gibson, Nafessa Williams and Beau Knapp. Directed by Deon Taylor. [Running Time: 1:48]


January 21

imageZombieland: Double Tap [R] – 5.8.9
The 4-person intrepid band (Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg) that survived the zombie apocalypse in 2009’s Zombieland moves into The White House and seems to be doing just fine — until two members decide to take off on their own. New relationships are made and others deteriorate while fending off a new generation of zombies. Also with Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson, Bill Murray, Avan Jogia, Dan Aykroyd and Luke Wilson. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. [Running Time: 1:39]


January 28

imageParasite [R] – 5.6.7
A family (Kang-ho Song, Woo-sik Choi, Hye-jin Jang and So-dam Park) that’s down on its luck stumbles into a seemingly dream job for each one of them with a wealthy family — that is until secrets are revealed and circumstances spiral out of control. Also with Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo and Ji-so Jung. Directed by Bong Joon Ho. Dialogue is spoken in Korean with English subtitles and a few lines are spoken in English. [Running Time: 2:12]


January 28

imageTerminator: Dark Fate [R] – 5.7.6
Taking place 2 decades after the events of the original movie, Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) along with a cybernetically enhanced human (Mackenzie Davis) must protect a young girl (Natalia Reyes) from a new and advanced liquid terminator (Gabriel Luna) determined to hunt her down. Their best hope for success, though, may lie with a much older terminator model (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Also with Diego Boneta. Directed by Tim Miller. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [Running Time: 2:08]


January 28

imageMotherless Brooklyn [R] – 4.6.10
Set in the 1950s, a Brooklyn private detective (Edward Norton) afflicted with Tourette Syndrome (which was at that time a bewildering and little-understood condition), is determined to use his obsessive mind to solve the murder of his mentor (Bruce Willis). He unexpectedly uncovers government corruption and scandal along the way. Also with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Dallas Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Ethan Suplee and Willem Dafoe. Directed by Norton. [Running Time: 2:24]


January 28

imageHarriet [PG-13] – 2.5.5
The chronicle of Harriet Tubman’s life and her own escape from slavery, which led her to dedicate herself to abolishing slavery and to embark on many rescue missions to free enslaved Americans. Her initiative made her one of the most significant members of the Underground Railroad and an inspirational icon of American history. Also with Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Omar J. Dorsey, Henry Hunter Hall, Tim Guinee, Nick Basta, Joseph Lee Anderson, Antonio J Bell, CJ McBath, Alexis Louder, Aria Brooks and Janelle Monáe. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. [Running Time: 2:05]



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December 2019

December 3

imageThe Goldfinch [R] – 3.5.7
Based on Donna Tartt’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel: When a young boy’s mother is killed in a museum explosion, he reacts by stealing and hiding a valuable painting, which becomes the fulcrum of his life. One odd turn after another lead him in unpredictable directions. With Finn Wolfhard, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort, Aneurin Barnard, Peter Jacobson, Ashleigh Cummings, Luke Wilson, Willa Fitzgerald, Denis O’Hare, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Kleintank and Oakes Fegley. Directed by John Crowley. [Running Time: 2:29]


December 3

imageKillerman [R] – 6.8.10
After an accident a New York City jeweler (Liam Hemsworth) cannot remember and has no explanation as to why he possesses bags full of cash and illegal drugs. As he seeks answers, he is pursued by a violent group of corrupt cops, as well as drug dealers and a fiancée (Diane Guerrero) that he does not recognize. Also with Emory Cohen, Zlatko Buric, Nickola Shreli, Mike Moh and Suraj Sharma. Directed by Malik Bader. [Running Time: 1:52]


December 3

imageReady or Not [R] – 3.8.10
When a young bride (Samara Weaving) joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) very wealthy and very eccentric family, she has no idea that her wedding night will involve a lethal game of hide and seek. Also with Adam Brody, Melanie Scrofano, Kristian Bruun, Nicky Guadagni and Elyse Levesque. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett. [Running Time: 1:35]


December 10

imageHustlers [R] – 8.4.10
Inspired by a New York Magazine article: Several exotic dance club entertainers are determined to make it on their own by separating wealthy Wall Street clients from their money. However, after the 2008 recession, with ready cash becoming less abundant, the dancers decide to instead drug unsuspecting men and then steal their money. With Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Cardi B and Lizzo. Directed by Lorene Scafaria. [Running Time: 1:49]


December 10

imageIt Chapter 2 [R] – 5.8.10
Sequel to 2017’s It, based on Stephen King’s novel: When violent acts begin in a small town, a man (Isaiah Mustafa) remembers that similar events happened when he was younger. He contacts his old group of friends, all of whom have moved away and have forgotten many of the details. Nevertheless, they do gather again to track down the menace and destroy it for good. Also with Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Directed by Andy Muschietti. [Running Time: 2:50]


December 10

imageOnce Upon a Time … in Hollywood [R] – 4.7.10
In 1969 Los Angeles a fading TV star (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double (Brad Pitt) strive to revive their careers as Hollywood’s golden age is fast approaching an ignoble end. Also with Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Margaret Qualley, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant and Bruce Dern. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish, Italian and French without translation. [Running Time: 2:41]


December 17

imageAbominable [PG] – 1.2.1
When a teen (voiced by Chloe Bennet) finds a young Yeti (voiced by Joseph Izzo) on top of her home, she and her friends (voiced by Tenzing Norgay Trainor and Albert Tsai) take him on a 2,000-mile trek to find its family. Meanwhile, a billionaire (voiced by Eddie Izzard) tries to steal the Yeti and a zoologist (voiced by Sarah Paulson) pursues it as well, but none of the humans realize the magic they will experience along the way. Also with the voices of Tsai Chin and Michelle Wong. Directed by Jill Culton & Todd Wilderman. [Running Time: 1:37]


December 17

imageAd Astra [PG-13] – 1.6.5
In the near future, an experienced astronaut (Brad Pitt) that’s capable of remaining imperturbable even under extreme stress is recruited to fly to Neptune in search of his father (Tommy Lee Jones), a legendary scientist who led a lost expedition to the end of the solar system many years earlier. Also with Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga, Anne McDaniels and Donald Sutherland. Directed by James Gray. [Running Time: 2:02]


December 17

imageDownton Abbey [PG] – 3.3.2
The next chapter in the 1920s saga of the aristocratic Crawley family and its servants takes place a couple of years after the popular British TV series concluded: King George V and Queen Mary of England plan to drop by the Downton Abbey estate for a one-night stay and both the upstairs nobles and the downstairs domestics must endeavor to make the visit a smashing success. With Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Allen Leech, Joanne Froggatt and Imelda Staunton. Directed by Michael Engler. [Running Time: 2:02]


December 17

imageOvercomer [PG] – 1.3.1
A high school basketball coach (Alex Kendrick) is worried after the local manufacturing plant closes and hundreds of families, including top team members, move away. With a pessimistic attitude, he agrees to coach cross-country instead, but finds new motivation in an unusual runner (Aryn Wright-Thompson), the prayers of a mysterious new friend, and a coincidence. Also with Shari Rigby, Priscilla C. Shirer, Ben Davies and Holly A. Morris. Directed by Alex Kendrick. [Running Time: 2:00]


December 17

imageRambo: Last Blood [R] – 4.9.6
John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) is older and returns to the only place he can call home, spending his time training horses and trying to keep his PTSD contained, only to be pulled into an all-out battle by Mexican sex traffickers that kidnap his adoptive niece (Yvette Monreal). Also with Paz Vega, Louis Mandylor, Joaquín Cosio, Sheila Shah, Óscar Jaenada and Jessica Madsen. Directed by Adrian Grunberg. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish without translation and other lines are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:41]


December 24

imageJudy [PG-13] – 3.3.5
The film follows iconic actress and singer Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) during the last year of her tumultuous life in the late 1960s. Broke, homeless, and separated from her children, she travels to London for five weeks of shows at a UK nightclub and plagued by depression and substance abuse since her teen years, the star survives long enough to enchant British audiences. Also with Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon. Directed by Rupert Goold. [Running Time: 1:58]
November 2019

November 5

imageThe Art of Racing in the Rain [PG] – 3.4.1
A Golden Retriever (voiced by Kevin Costner) narrates events from the time he is adopted by his human companion (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula 1 Race car driver, and through their lives together. Also with Amanda Seyfried, Martin Donovan, Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, Al Sapienza, Lily Dodsworth-Evans and Ryan Kiera Armstrong. Directed by Simon Curtis. [Running Time: 1:49]


November 5

imageFast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw [PG-13] – 3.6.5
The 8th sequel in the popular franchise reunites a lawman (Dwayne Johnson) with a former British elite military operative (Jason Statham) to fight a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist (Idris Elba) who threatens humanity with biological weapons. Also with Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Directed by David Leitch. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Samoan with English subtitles and others are spoken without translation. [Running Time: 2:15]


November 5

imageThe Kitchen [R] – 5.7.10
When the mobster husbands of three women end up in jail in 1970’s Hell’s Kitchen, the three housewives (Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish) take over the Irish mafia and run the rackets themselves — as well as take out the competition. Also with Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Jeremy Bobb, Margo Martindale, Bill Camp, Common, E.J. Bonilla and Myk Watford. Directed by Andrea Berloff. [Running Time: 1:42]


November 5

imageScary Stories to Tell in the Dark [PG-13] – 2.6.5
Since turbulent 1968, a Pennsylvania town has trembled at the dark mysteries of an old family mansion since a teen girl turned her experiences of torture into a book of scary stories. The stories become all too real for teenagers (Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush and Austin Abrams) who discover her tales and they must fight for their lives. Also with Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn and Kathleen Pollard. Directed by André Øvredal. [Running Time: 1:47]


November 12

imageThe Angry Birds Movie 2 [PG] – 1.3.2
Sequel to 2016’s The Angry Birds Movie: The flightless birds and the scheming green pigs have to collaborate when their neighboring islands are threatened with destruction. With the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Tiffany Haddish, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron and Maya Rudolph. Directed by Thurop Van Orman. [Running Time: 1:36]


November 12

image47 Meters Down: Uncaged [PG-13] – 4.6.4
Four teenage girls are trapped in an underwater cave with giant sharks and with no way out. Claustrophobia and the fear of being eaten overwhelm the proceedings. Also with Sistine Rose Stallone, Nia Long, Corinne Foxx, John Corbett, Brec Bassinger, Sophie Nélisse, Brianne Tju, Davi Santos and Khylin Rhambo. Directed by Johannes Roberts. [Running Time: 1:29]


November 12

imageGood Boys [R] – 6.5.10
Three sixth grade boys (Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon) plan to attend their first make-out party, and since they don’t know how to kiss, to prepare one boy takes his father’s drone so that they can spy on teen couples in the neighborhood. The plan backfires when the drone is destroyed and one bad decision leads to another as the boys get in a lot of trouble. Also with Will Forte, Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery and Midori Francis. Directed by Gene Stupnitsky. [Running Time: 1:29]


November 12

imageThe Peanut Butter Falcon [PG-13] – 3.5.5
A modern version of Huck Finn: A young man with Down Syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) living in a state-run care home is determined to become a famous wrestler and breaks out of the facility to attend wrestling school. A small time outlaw (Shia LaBeouf) on the run and a nursing home employee (Dakota Johnson) tasked with returning the runaway become his unlikely companions as they travel down rivers on a raft. Also with John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church and Bruce Dern. Directed by Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz. [Running Time: 1:33]


November 19

imageBlinded by the Light [PG-13] – 3.4.4
Inspired by a true story and set in 1987, during an economically and racially bleak time in Britain: A teen (Viveik Kalra) of Pakistani descent dreams of getting out of his small town and away from his traditional family life and finds hope and inspiration through the music of Bruce Springsteen. Also with Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nikita Mehta, Nell Williams, Tara Divina, Rob Brydon and Frankie Fox. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. [Running Time: 1:57]


November 19

imageCold War [R] – 6.3.5
A love story with a musical backdrop set during the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland and other European countries: A sophisticated musician (Tomasz Kot) meets a talented singer from the Polish countryside (Joanna Kulig) and they fall for each other despite cultural differences. Music eventually becomes their emotional bond. Also with Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar, Adam Woronowicz and Adam Ferency. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Dialogue is spoken in Polish, German, French, Russian, Italian and Croatian with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:28]


November 19

imageDora and the Lost City of Gold [PG] – 2.3.1
Based on the popular Nickelodeon show “Dora the Explorer”: When Dora (Madelyn Miranda as young and Isabela Moner as teen), an adventurer at heart is sent away from her jungle home and to the city, she must learn to navigate the complexities of human interactions in an urban environment. Soon, however, she finds herself along with her friends back in the jungle and in the clutches of some unsavory characters. Also with Jeff Wahlberg, Joey Vieira, Pia Miller, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña and the voices of Benicio Del Toro, Dee Bradley Baker, Sasha Toro and Marc Weiner. Directed by James Bobin. Several lines of dialogue and songs are spoken in Spanish and an ancient language with subtitles and others are without translation. [Running Time: 1:42]


November 26

imageAngel Has Fallen [R] – 1.7.10
When the trusted Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler, reprising his role as Mike Banning from Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen) to POTUS (Morgan Freeman) is framed for an assassination attempt, he has to go rogue in order to find out who is really responsible. Also with Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Danny Huston, Nick Nolte, Lance Reddick and Tim Blake Nelson. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. [Running Time: 2:00]


November 26

imageOfficial Secrets [R] – 3.3.7
Based on the true story of a British Intelligence whistleblower (Keira Knightley) who leaked a classified national security memo spotlighting illicit methods employed by the US to convince UN Security Council members to vote to go to war in Iraq in 2003. Also with Matthew Goode, Indira Varma, Katherine Kelly, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, MyAnna Buring and Rhys Ifans. Directed by Gavin Hood. A couple of lines of dialogue are spoken in Japanese with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:52]


November 26

imageWhere’d You Go, Bernadette [PG-13] – 1.4.5
A misanthropic, formerly celebrated architect and unconventional mom (Cate Blanchett) is determined to reconnect with her creativity after sacrificing too much for her family. When she suddenly disappears on a secret, far flung adventure, her teen daughter (Emma Nelson) makes it her mission to understand what happened and to find her. Also with Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig, Troian Bellisario, Billy Crudup, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Zahn and Megan Mullally. Directed by Richard Linklater. [Running Time: 2:10]


November 26

imageDon’t Let Go [R] – 1.6.5
A police detective’s (David Oyelowo) family is brutally murdered and while examining the evidence he begins receiving calls from his dead niece. Initially wondering whether he’s going insane due to grief, he soon comes to accept that something out of the ordinary may be taking place and the voice on the phone may be from the past. Also with Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, Shinelle Azoroh and Byron Mann. Directed by Jacob Estes. [Running Time: 1:43]



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October 2019

October 1

imageSpider-Man: Far from Home [PG-13] – 3.5.4
Taking place shortly after the events of Avengers: Endgame Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is still shaken by the worldwide upheaval and widespread death and destruction but agrees to go on a school trip to Europe. While abroad he is recruited by Nick Fury to team up with Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), aka Mysterio, a master of trickery and illusion, to battle new enemies, the Elementals. Also with Zendaya, Angourie Rice, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders and Marisa Tomei. Directed by Jon Watts. [Running Time: 2:09]


October 8

imageAmerican Woman [R] – 5.5.9
The disappearance of a woman’s (Sienna Miller) teenage daughter (Sky Ferreira) leaves her to care for her young grandson while trying to cope with not knowing what happened to her and longing for some semblance of stability. Also with Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Amy Madigan, Alex Neustaedter, Will Sasso and Pat Healy. Directed by Jake Scott. [Running Time: 1:51]


October 8

imageAnnabelle Comes Home [R] – 1.6.3
In this sequel, a pair of famous demonologists (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) bring a demon-possessed doll home and lock it into their paranormal museum room. Even though the doll is stored behind “sacred glass,” blessed by a Catholic priest, it animates evil spirits in the room that brutally attack the couple’s ten-year-old daughter (Mckenna Grace) and her babysitters (Madison Iseman and Katie Sarife). Also with Stephen Blackehart, Steve Coulter, Samara Lee, Joseph Bishara and Paul Dean. Directed by Gary Dauberman. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Japanese without translation. [Running Time: 1:46]


October 8

imageFast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw [PG-13] – 3.6.5
The 8th sequel in the popular franchise reunites a lawman (Dwayne Johnson) with a former British elite military operative (Jason Statham) to fight a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist (Idris Elba) who threatens humanity with biological weapons. Also with Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Directed by David Leitch. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Samoan with English subtitles and others are spoken without translation. [Running Time: 2:15]


October 8

imageMidsommar [R] – 8.10.8
When a group of friends travel to a Swedish commune to join in a nine-day family celebration for one of them, they have no idea what lethal surprises await them. Pagan rituals soon devolve from dancing to hallucinogenic drugs to ritual sex and human sacrifice. With Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter, Ellora Torchia and Archie Madekwe. Directed by Ari Aster. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Swedish with English subtitles and other lines are not translated. [Running Time: 2:27]


October 8

imageToy Story 4 [G] – 1.3.1
In this sequel two action figures (voiced by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen) and several toys take a road trip with a little girl (voiced by Madeleine McGraw) and an animated spork (voiced by Tom Hale) that escapes from the car. The adventurous trip culminates in an unexpected reunion with an interesting old toy in a shop (voiced by Annie Potts) and involves some life-changing decisions. Also with the voices of Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan and Joan Cusack. Directed by Josh Cooley. [Running Time: 1:40]


October 15

imageCrawl [R] – 1.9.5
When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, a young woman (Kaya Scodelario) and her injured father (Barry Pepper) seek refuge in their home’s crawl space. Trapped by floodwaters and with time running out, they are soon joined by alligators. Also with Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon and George Somner. Directed by Alexandre Aja. [Running Time: 1:27]


October 15

imageThe Art of Self-Defense [R] – 6.7.5
After recovering from a brutal attack by bikers that left a timid bookkeeper (Jesse Eisenberg) severely injured and terrified to go out at night, he decides to learn how to defend himself by joining a karate dojo. Initially he gains newfound confidence due to the inspirational Sensei (Alessandro Nivola) and star fellow student (Imogen Poots), but soon discovers that the dojo hides a sinister secret. Also with Steve Terada and Phillip Andre Botello. Directed by Riley Stearns. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in French and German with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:44]


October 15

imageStuber [R] – 6.8.10
An abrasive police detective (David Bautista) commandeers a soft-spoken Uber driver (Kumail Nanjiani) and his car to chase druglords, killers and terrorists. During the haphazard journey, the driver becomes his reluctant partner, desperately trying to hold onto both his life and 5-star rating. Also with Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Karen Gillan, Mira Sorvino and Jimmy Tatro. Directed by Michael Dowse. [Running Time: 1:33]


October 22

imageThe Lion King [PG] – 1.3.1
A photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s 1994 animated blockbuster: Lion princeling Simba (voiced by Donald Glover) idolizes his father, King Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones), and when Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Mufasa’s brother betrays the kingdom, Simba is exiled and has to grow up fast to reclaim his rightful place. Also with the voices of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and John Oliver. Directed by Jon Favreau. Several lines of dialogue are sung or spoken in an African language without translation. [Running Time: 1:58]


September 2019

September 3

imageBooksmart [R] – 7.4.10
Two high school seniors (Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein) with excellent grades decide they have studied too hard through their school years while spending very little time having fun. Not wanting to miss out, they decide to have one wild night before graduation. They soon find more adventure and turmoil than they bargained for and learn some important lessons along the way. Also with Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis. Directed by Olivia Wilde. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in a Chinese language with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:42]


imageMa [R] – 6.7.8
A woman (Juliette Lewis) returns home to her small town with her teenage daughter (Diana Silvers) and soon discovers that the daughter and her friends are being hosted at parties in an old classmate’s (Octavia Spencer) basement. When the teens start feeling uncomfortable with the woman’s actions, they try to break free of her, with unwelcome consequences. Also with McKaley Miller, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni Paolo, Dante Brown, Tanyell Waivers, Missi Pyle and Allison Janney. Directed by Tate Taylor. [Running Time: 1:39]


imageMen in Black: International [PG-13] – 3.5.4
In this reboot of the whimsical sci-fi franchise, two London-based MIB agents (Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth) are assigned to investigate a series of alien attacks, but they also learn of a mole in the organization that handles intergalactic immigration. Also with Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson. Directed by F. Gary Gray. A few lines of an unidentified language are spoken with English subtitles and an alien speaks his own language and a human translates. [Running Time: 1:55]


imageAladdin [PG] – 2.3.1
Disney live-action remake of the 1992 animated Aladdin, both based on the book “1001 Arabian Nights”: a poor thief (Mena Massoud) is granted three wishes when he frees a powerful genie (Will Smith) by rubbing a magic oil lamp and the unlikely partners experience a series of adventures as the young thief pursues true love. Also with Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad and Billy Magnussen. Directed by Guy Ritchie. [Running Time: 2:08]


September 10

imageJohn Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum [R] – 2.9.5
This third installment has John Wick (Keanu Reeves) with a hefty price on his head after breaking a rule that leaves him thoroughly unprotected. Trying to survive the myriad attacks against him and searching for anyone who might be willing to help, he has to make the ultimate decision to give up and die or continue doing what he does best. Also with Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Tobias Segal and Anjelica Huston. Directed by Chad Stahelski. Several languages are spoken with English subtitles. [Running Time: 2:10]


imageThe Dead Don’t Die [R] – 2.8.7
In a bucolic town things go awry when the moon suddenly looks odd, daylight hours are inconsistent and animals do peculiar things. When newscasts report frightening events, three police officers (Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver) lead a battle against zombies that are suddenly rising from their graves to consume the townspeople. Also with Tilda Swinton, Danny Glover, Selena Gomez, Tom Waits, Carol Kane, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop and Steve Buscemi. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. A line of dialogue is spoken in an unidentified language without translation. [Running Time: 1:45]


September 17

imageDark Phoenix [PG-13] – 1.6.5
After the death of her parents a young girl is taken to a special school for mutants with special abilities. As she grows to be a young woman (Sophie Turner) she is trained to use her powers for good and tries to control them, an accident imbues her with even more power and incredible powers invariably corrupt. Also with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jessica Chastain. Directed by Simon Kinberg. Several lines of an unidentified language are spoken with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:53]


September 24

imageAnna [R] – 7.7.8
A woman (Sasha Luss) is persuaded to become a KGB assassin but when she realizes that the only way to leave this life is to die, she takes matters into her own hands. Also with Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Lera Abova, Alexander Petrov, Nikita Pavlenko and Anna Krippa. Directed by Luc Besson. [Running Time: 1:59]


imageShaft [R] – 6.7.10
Shaft, the no-nonsense, leather-clad PI (Samuel L. Jackson) is back (previously seen in the 2000 movie also titled Shaft) and his estranged son (Jessie T. Usher), a data analyst for the FBI, needs his help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s death. Also with Regina Hall, Richard Roundtree and Method Man. Directed by Tim Story. [Running Time: 1:51]


imageYesterday [PG-13] – 3.3.5
A dedicated but mediocre singer-songwriter (Himesh Patel) is injured in a bus accident during a blackout and when he awakens he finds that The Beatles have never existed. However, he has the sole memory of their music catalog and is amazed when he becomes famous for their work. Also with Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran and James Corden. Directed by Danny Boyle. [Running Time: 1:57]


imageChild’s Play [R] – 3.9.6
A reboot of the franchise: When a woman (Aubrey Plaza) moves with her pre-teen son (Gabriel Bateman) to a new city, she gives him an electronically enhanced doll (voiced by Mark Hamill) hoping that it will help him make the adjustment to their new home. The doll’s programming begins to make it do unexpected things and soon the boy must convince everyone that something is very wrong. Also with Brian Tyree Henry, Tim Matheson, David Lewis, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio, Hannah Drew and Trent Redekop. Directed by Lars Klevberg. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Vietnamese with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:30]
August 2019

August 6

imageThe Curse of La Llorona [R] – 1.7.1
Horror movie based on a Latin American folk tale: In 1973 Los Angeles the murderous ghost La Llorona (Marisol Ramirez) stalks children and when a troubled mother (Patricia Velásquez) warns a social worker (Linda Cardellini) about the spirit, then the social worker’s children are also stalked. The family can only survive if a former priest (Raymond Cruz) is willing to do something unorthodox about it. Also with Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Roman Christou, Tony Amendola and Sean Patrick Thomas. Directed by Michael Chaves. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish without translation.[Running Time: 1:33]


imagePokémon Detective Pikachu [PG] – 1.4.3
After Pokémon and humans live together and collaborate as partners, a young man (Justice Smith) learns that his father has been killed in a car accident. When he becomes convinced that his father is in fact alive, he partners with his father’s Pokémon, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), to solve the mystery of his disappearance. Also with Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Chris Geere and Suki Waterhouse. Directed by Rob Letterman. [Running Time: 1:44]


imagePoms [PG-13] – 3.3.4
Inspired by a true story about a senior citizen (Diane Keaton) that led a squad of older women to become cheerleaders in a retirement community, while rebuffing objections from many people. Also with Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver, Charlie Tahan, Rhea Perlman, Bruce McGill, Celia Weston and Phyllis Somerville. Directed by Zara Hayes. [Running Time: 1:33]


imageTolkien [PG-13] – 4.6.2
Biopic recounting the early years of J.R.R. Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult), the celebrated author of The Hobbit: an orphan with his younger brother at a young age, his imagination and love for language were significant factors in helping him to manage loss and find his path. Also with Lily Collins, Patrick Gibson, Derek Jacobi, Colm Meaney, Craig Roberts, Anthony Boyle and Tom Glynn-Carney. Directed by Dome Karukoski. [Running Time: 1:52]


August 13

imageAvengers: Endgame [PG-13] – 1.6.4
The conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War that ended on a very somber note as half the life forms in the entire universe were extinguished by the super villain Thanos (Josh Brolin), including many of the Avengers. Five years have passed since then, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) has returned and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) along with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) devise a way to attempt to reverse time, undo this timeline and prevent the genocide. Also with Linda Cardellini, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Tom Holland, Jon Favreau, Natalie Portman, Taika Waititi, Dave Bautista, Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. [Running Time: 3:01]


imageTrial by Fire [R] – 6.6.10
Based on true events, described in a 2009 article in The New Yorker by David Grann: In 1992 Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O’Connell) was convicted and sentenced to death in Texas for the death of his three young children in a house fire. He was executed in 2004, not having been afforded the opportunity to present evidence that would have probably exonerated him. Also with Laura Dern, Emily Meade, Jade Pettyjohn, Jeff Perry and Chris Coy. Directed by Edward Zwick. [Running Time: 2:07]


imageUnplanned [R] – 1.8.3
Based on the true story of Abby Johnson (Ashley Bratcher) who was working for Planned Parenthood but left the pro-choice organization to join a pro-life group after assisting in an abortion. Also with Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott, Jared Lotz, Emma Elle Roberts, Robin DeMarco and Robert Thomason. Directed by Chuck Konzelman & Cary Solomon. [Running Time: 1:46]


August 20

imageBrightburn [R] – 5.8.7
When a man and a woman (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) discover a small child in a crashed alien vessel they take him in and nurture him as if he is their own. However, they begin to question their decision when the boy turns 12 and unexplained violent acts begin to occur. Also with Jackson A. Dunn and Abraham Clinkscales. Directed by David Yarovesky. [Running Time: 1:31]


imageA Dog’s Journey [PG] – 2.3.2
In this sequel to 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose, a beloved dog (its thoughts and narration voiced by Josh Gad) has been repeatedly reincarnated, and has been reunited with its first human companion (Dennis Quaid), who is now a senior citizen caring for his step-granddaughter. However, the child’s dog-hating mother (Betty Gilpin) takes the child away and the sick, dying dog promises its owner to find the girl in each of its next lives. Also with Marge Helgenberger, Kathryn Prescott and Henry Lau. Directed by Gail Mancuso. [Running Time: 1:48]


imageThe Hustle [PG-13] – 5.4.5
Two con-artists (Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson) face off against each other — until the moment they decide to work together. However, trouble starts when one of them falls for their mark. Also with Tim Blake Nelson, Alex Sharp, Ingrid Oliver and Casper Christensen. Directed by Chris Addison. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in French, Danish and German with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:34]


imageThe Sun is Also a Star [PG-13] – 3.3.5
After a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid, a man and his family are deported to Jamaica. In a last ditch effort to help, his teenage daughter (Yara Shahidi) tries to find a way to convince the authorities that they should all be allowed to remain in the US. Things become more complicated when she meets a young man (Charles Melton) and after spending the day together she has one more reason to want to stay. Also with Keong Sim, Faith Logan, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jake Choi, Cathy Shim, Camrus Johnson and Anais Lee. Directed by Ry Russo-Young. [Running Time: 1:40]


imageThe Tomorrow Man [PG-13] – 4.3.5
A man (John Lithgow) that’s convinced the end of the world is near and preparing accordingly for the apocalypse and a woman (Blythe Danner) who collects and hoards things just in case she might need them one day, meet, like each other and have to try and find a way to be happy together. Also with Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton and Sophie Thatcher. Directed by Noble Jones. [Running Time: 1:34]


August 27

imageGodzilla: King of the Monsters [PG-13] – 1.5.5
Sequel to 2014’s Godzilla: Scientists are working on a device that will allow them to communicate with super-monsters when an eco-terrorist (Charles Dance) steals the device, planning to let loose the dormant monsters in order to punish humanity. The leader (Kyle Chandler) of the crypto-zoological company Monarch and its employees must find a way for humanity to survive. Also with Ken Watanabe, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn and Zhang Ziyi. Directed by Michael Dougherty. A couple of phrases are spoken in Japanese with English subtitles. [Running Time: 2:11]


imageRocketman [R] – 7.4.7
The story of the rise of Reginald Kenneth Dwight (Taron Egerton), known more broadly as pop music singer-songwriter Elton John: the film traces his struggles with alcohol, drugs, sexuality and the lack of true love. Also with Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Steven Mackintosh, Matthew Illesley, Kit Connor, Charlie Rowe and Tom Bennett. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. [Running Time: 2:01]


imageThe Secret Life of Pets 2 [PG] – 1.3.2
Sequel to 2016’s The Secret Life of Pets. When his owner (voiced by Ellie Kemper) marries and becomes a mother, a Jack Russell terrier (voiced by Patton Oswalt) becomes neurotic and overprotective. But when the family visits a farm he learns valuable lessons after his initial culture shock, with the help of the barnyard dog (voiced by Harrison Ford). Also with the voices of Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Dana Carvey, Nick Kroll, Chris Renaud, Hannibal Buress and Bobby Moynihan. Directed by Chris Renaud. [Running Time: 1:26]
July 2019

July 2

imageBest of Enemies [PG-13] – 2.4.4
Based on actual events of civil rights activism in North Carolina: In 1971 Durham an African-American woman (Teraji P. Henson) sits on a community desegregation committee along with the local leader of the Ku Klux Klan (Sam Rockwell) and the results are unexpected. Also with Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr. and Nick Searcy. Directed by Robin Bissell. [Running Time: 2:13]


imageThe Public [PG-13] – 4.3.5
When arctic temperatures take their toll on the homeless population of Cincinnati, the public library becomes the site of a demonstration where over 100 homeless people with nowhere else to go seek refuge from a cold winter night. With Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union, Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Richard T. Jones and Jeffrey Wright. Directed by Emilio Estevez. A phrase is spoken in French without translation. [Running Time: 1:59]


imageMia and the White Lion [PG] – 1.4.4
A teen (Daniah De Villiers) moves from London to Africa with her family in order to start a conservation park and tourist destination. But when the white lion cub she befriends reaches maturity, she cannot deal with the idea of letting it go when her father wants to sell it; and so she takes off with the lion and goes looking for a lion sanctuary. Also with Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan Mac Lennan, Lionel Newton, Lillian Dube and Brandon Auret. Directed by Gilles de Maistre. [Running Time: 1:38]


July 9

imagePet Sematary [R] – 4.8.5
The second attempt to adapt Stephen King’s novel (the first was in 1989) about an ancient burial ground hidden in Maine woods that can bring dead things back to life — albeit always with several unintended consequences. With Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, Lucas Lavoie and Obssa Ahmed. Directed by Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer. [Running Time: 1:41]


imageLittle [PG-13] – 4.3.4
A tyrannical CEO (Regina Hall) runs roughshod over her assistant (Issa Rae) until a young girl wishes the tyrant was a young person. The mogul is then magically transformed into her 13-year-old former self (Marsai Martin), and sheds the demands of adulthood to reinvent herself. Also with Justin Hartley, Tone Bell, Luke James and Rachel Dratch. Directed by Tina Gordon. [Running Time: 1:49]


July 16

imageFamily [R] – 3.3.8
An uptight executive (Taylor Schilling) is motivated solely by work success but is persuaded to care for her bullied teenage niece (Bryn Vale), who wants to run away and become a Juggalo. Initially their lives seem to spin into chaos, but together they learn to redefine what family really means. Also with Kate McKinnon, Brian Tyree Henry, Allison Tolman, Matt Walsh and Jessie Ennis. Directed by Laura Steinel. [Running Time: 1:25]


imageShazam! [PG-13] – 2.7.4
A 14-year-old foster kid (Asher Angel) with streetwise smarts and a good heart is tasked with protecting the world from the seven deadly sins when a magician endows him with the ability to transform at will into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi). When he’s confronted by a supervillain (Mark Strong), super strength and speed are not enough and he realizes he has to rely on his foster family to prevail. Also with Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Borth, Jack Dylan Grazer, Meagan Good, Adam Brody, Marta Milans, Cooper Andrews, Ross Butler and Grace Fulton. Directed by David F. Sandberg. [Running Time: 2:12]


imageBreakthrough [PG] – 1.4.2
A 14-year-old athlete (Marcel Ruiz) falls through an icy Missouri lake, remains submerged for 15 minutes and shows no signs of life. That is, until his mother (Chrissy Metz) prays by his side and his heart starts again and eventually he recovers all vital functions. Also with Mike Colter, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Rebecca Staab and Dennis Haysbert. Directed by Roxann Dawson. [Running Time: 1:56]


imageTeen Spirit [PG-13] – 3.2.3
A 17-year-old girl (Elle Fanning), barely making ends meet with her mother on their farm in the Isle of Wight, dreams of making it big with a singing career. When she meets a man (Zlatko Buric) in a bar one night after singing she takes a chance and asks him to help her get to the Teen Spirit competition. Also with Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe, Millie Brady, Vivian Oparah, Ria Zmitrowicz and Olive Gray. Directed by Max Minghella. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Polish with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:32]


July 23

imageAlita: Battle Angel [PG-13] – 1.7.5
Cyberpunk movie based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga “Gunnm”: A young woman (Rosa Salazar) with oversized anime-style eyes and a cybernetic body awakens in a strange world with no memory of who she is or what happened to her but with unique fighting abilities. Also with Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. [Running Time: 2:02]


imageHellboy [R] – 4.10.7
The third installment of 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army, based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, is also a reboot for the franchise: This time the well-meaning half-demon (David Harbour) battles an evil queen (Milla Jovovich) that was killed and dismembered by King Arthur a very long time ago, but has been revived and put back together and uses her powers against humanity. Also with Mark Stanley, Brian Gleeson, Penelope Mitchell, Terry Randal and Ian McShane. Directed by Neil Marshall. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [Running Time: 2:00]


imageMissing Link [PG] – 1.3.2
In the Pacific Northwest of the 1890s Mr. Link (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) is a gentleman Sasquatch, and tired of being alone he recruits Sir Lionel Frost, a bigoted but fearless explorer (voiced by Hugh Jackman) to help him find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. The owner of an important map (voiced by Zoe Saldana) joins them and through confounding perils they discover new definitions for family. Also with the voices of Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, David Walliams, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas and Amrita Acharia. Directed by Chris Butler. [Running Time: 1:35]


July 30

imageThe Intruder [PG-13] – 5.6.5
A successful couple from San Francisco (Meagan Good and Michael Ealy) decides to relocate to a Napa Valley house in order to start a family in a congenial place. When they find what they think is the perfect spot, they don’t realize it comes with some very unsavory strings attached: the previous owner (Dennis Quaid) just can’t let go of the property. Also with Joseph Sikora, Alvina August, Debs Howard and Lili Sepe. Directed by Deon Taylor. [Running Time: 1:42]


imageLong Shot [R] – 7.4.10
When an influential, accomplished diplomat (Charlize Theron) decides to run for president of the US, she enlists the help of an old friend (Seth Rogen), a free-spirited journalist who’s had a crush on her since childhood, to write her speeches and make her seem more genuine. In the process they get to know each other better, and romance blossoms with unexpected consequences. Also with June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ravi Patel, Bob Odenkirk and Andy Serkis. Directed by Jonathan Levine. A few phrases are spoken in French without translation. [Running Time: 2:05]


imageUglyDolls [PG] – 1.2.1
Animated feature about Uglyville, a town of unconventional looking dolls that don’t fit into any definition of physical perfection, designed by an unseen creator. When they decide to try and see what else is outside their town, they redefine what perfection really is. With the voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Gabriel Iglesias, Wanda Sykes, Leehom Wang, Charli XCX, Bebe, Lizzo and Emma Roberts. Directed by Kelly Asbury. [Running Time: 1:27]

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