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New Video Releases – PARENTS’ REVIEWS

September

September 4

imageAdrift [2018] [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]


imageHereditary [2018] [R] – 7.7.6
The matriarch of a prominent family dies after suffering several serious mental disorders. Her relatives, led by her eldest daughter (Toni Collette), learn many disturbing family secrets and the discoveries become overwhelming as they attempt to escape a sinister fate. Also with Alex Wolf, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd and Gabriel Byrne. Directed by Ari Aster. Phrases in a foreign language from a spell casting book are read aloud and written on walls without translation. [2:07]


September 11

imageOcean’s 8 [2018] [PG-13] – 3.3.5
After serving over 5 years in prison, the sister (Sandra Bullock) of Danny Ocean (of the Ocean’s Eleven movie series) is released and plans a huge heist with her partner (Cate Blanchett) — and hopes to also fit in a little revenge in the process. Also with Midori Francis, Elliott Gould, Richard Armitage, Charlotte Kirk, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Dakota Fanning, Awkwafina and Sarah Paulson. Directed by Gary Ross. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in German and Hindi with English subtitles. [1:50]


imageThe Tree of Life [2018] [PG-13] – 2.4.1
We see a family living their lives as three young boys grow up together, struggle with their relationships and as adults deal with the death of one family member. Also with Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Fiona Shaw, Michael Showers, Will Wallace, Pell James and Jennifer Sipes. Directed by Terrence Malick. [2:18]


September 18

imageJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom [2018] [PG-13] – 1.7.4
When the island from the 2015 installment of Jurassic World is threatened by a volcanic eruption and the remaining dinosaurs are threatened by imminent extinction once again, a rescue mission is planned. With Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Jeff Goldblum, BD Wong, Geraldine Chaplin and Isabella Sermon. Directed by J.A. Bayona. [2:08]


September 25

imageThe Seagull [2018] [PG-13] – 5.3.2
Based on the Anton Chekhov play, the story follows the romantic and artistic entanglements among a writer (Corey Stoll), an ingénue (Saoirse Ronan), an aging actress (Annette Bening) and a playwright (Billy Howle) while on holiday at a summer cottage in the late 1890s. Also with Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy, Jon Tenney and Mare Winningham. Directed by Michael Mayer. [1:38]


imageSolo: A Star Wars Story [2018] [PG-13] – 2.6.3
The origin story of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) follows the high-flying adventurer from his home planet, where young people were forced to steal to survive, to his friendship with the wookiee Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and his acquisition of the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) after wining a card game. Also with Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany and the voices of Jon Favreau, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Linda Hunt. Directed by Ron Howard. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in alien languages with English subtitles or translation. [2:15]


imageSuperFly [2018] [R] – 8.7.10
A successful, suave Atlanta drug dealer (Trevor Jackson) decides he wants to do one last big deal before retiring. He faces complications though since he has to fight collaborators, a gang that’s after him, a drug cartel, his former mentor and corrupt cops. Also with Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis, Kaalan Walker, Esai Morales, Andrea Londo, Big Bank Black, Big Boi, Jacob Ming-Trent, Jennifer Morrison and Brian F. Durkin. Directed by Director X. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles and a few are spoken without translation or subtitles. [1:56]


imageUncle Drew [2018] [PG-13] – 4.3.4
A sports enthusiast (Lil Rel Howery) spends his life savings to enter a team in Harlem’s Rucker Classic street basketball tournament. After many false starts, he loses his team to his rival (Nick Kroll) and in desperation he seeks help from legendary Uncle Drew (Kyrie Irving), who accepts the challenge and brings a team of 70-year-old ailing All Stars with him (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson and Lisa Leslie). Also with Tiffany Haddish, Erica Ash, Aaron Gordon, J.B. Smoove and Mike Epps. Directed by Charles Stone III. [1:43]
August

August 7

imageBreaking In [2018] [PG-13] – 2.7.5
After arriving at her family home and preparing to sell it after her father’s death a woman (Gabrielle Union) and her two children are terrorized by four men bent on searching for something hidden in the house. Also with Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Meaden, Seth Carr, Mark Furze, Jason George, Christa Miller and Damien Leake. Directed by James McTeigue. [1:28]


imageLife of the Party [2018] [PG-13] – 5.3.4
When her husband of 24 years suddenly asks for a divorce, a woman (Melissa McCarthy) decides to go back to college and finish her degree. Things are awkward for her daughter (Molly Gordon), who attends the same college and they have to figure out their new relationship. Also with Matt Walsh, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan, Adria Arjona, Julie Bowen, Stephen Root, Luke Benward, Maya Rudolph, Christina Aguilera and Sarah Baker. Directed by Ben Falcone. [1:45]


imageThe Rider [2018] [R] – 2.6.7
A rising rodeo star (Brady Jandreau) suffers a serious head injury in a fall from a horse and his doctors warn him that his riding days are over. At home, on his ranch, he begins training horses again but begins to wonder about his life’s new purpose. Also with Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford and Lane Scott. Directed by Chloé Zhao. Two phrases are spoken in an Oglala Sioux language and are not translated. [1:45]


August 14

imageAvengers: Infinity War [2018] [PG-13] – 2.7.4
The universe is threatened by Thanos (Josh Brolin), a powerful entity that’s determined to acquire omnipotence and bring balance everywhere by wiping out whole planets and civilizations. Hence, it’s all-hands-on-deck for most of the Marvel superheroes determined to protect Earth and everyone else. Also with Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Sebastian Stan, Linda Cardellini, Pom Klementieff, Zoe Saldana, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hiddleston, Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vin Diesel, Letitia Wright, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Dave Bautista, Paul Rudd, Benicio Del Toro, Kerry Condon, Bradley Cooper, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Peter Dinklage, Mark Ruffalo, Angela Bassett, Michael Douglas, Carrie Coon, Sean Gunn, Winston Duke, Anthony Mackie, Benedict Wong, Don Cheadle, Florence Kasumba and Jacob Batalon. Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. [2:29]


imageBook Club [2018] [PG-13] – 5.2.5
Four friends in their late sixties (Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) are dissatisfied with their romantic relationships and when their book club reads “Fifty Shades of Grey” they develop new ideas about sex and romance. However, beyond love the women also find themselves involved in comic circumstances. Also with Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson and Andy Garcia. Directed by Bill Holderman. One line of dialogue is spoken in another language with English subtitles. [1:43]


August 21

imageAction Point [2018] [R] – 6.6.7
The story of a man’s (Johnny Knoxville) amusement park adventures — and misadventures — told primarily in flashback. Also with Brigette Lundy-Paine, Susan Yeagley, Chris Pontius, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Dan Bakkedahl, Camilla Wolfson and Joshua Hoover. Directed by Tim Kirkby. [1:25]


imageDeadpool 2 [2018] [R] – 5.9.10
A time traveling soldier (Josh Brolin) is determined to kill a mutant boy he considers responsible for his family’s death. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) takes him on with a motley group of mutant superheroes and sort-of mutant superhero wannabes. Also with Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Ryan Reynolds, Brianna Hildebrand, Bill Skarsgård, T.J. Miller, Terry Crews, Rob Delaney, Lewis Tan, Eddie Marsan, Jack Kesy, Shioli Kutsuna, Julian Dennison and Leslie Uggams. Directed by David Leitch. One line of dialogue is spoken in Cantonese with English subtitles. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:59]


imageFirst Reformed [2018] [R] – 2.6.1
The priest (Ethan Hawke) of a small New York state church struggles with guilt after the death of his son and starts questioning his faith. When mounting pressure from his congregation, his health and worrying about the state of the world weighs heavily on him, he considers taking drastic steps. Also with Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill, Michael Gaston and Philip Ettinger. Directed by Paul Schrader. [1:53]


imageShow Dogs [2018] [PG] – 2.3.2
An NYPD police dog (voiced by Ludacris) and his FBI agent partner (Will Arnett) are tasked with tracking an exotic animal smuggler by way of a dog show in Las Vegas. Also with Natasha Lyonne, Omar Chaparro and the voices of Alan Cumming, Stanley Tucci, RuPaul, Shaquille O’Neal and Gabriel Iglesias. Directed by Raja Gosnell. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles and a couple of phrases are spoken in French without a translation. [1:32]


August 28

imageRBG [2018] [PG] – 1.1.1
Documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal life, her education, her legacy as an attorney for the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, and her path to becoming a Supreme Court Justice, told through interviews with Justice Ginsburg, her friends and colleagues and news footage. With Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg, Orrin Hatch et al. Directed by Betsy West & Julie Cohen. [1:38]


imageTag [2018] [R] – 6.4.10
Based on a feature story published in The Wall Street Journal: A group of super-competitive men (Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner) start playing a game of elaborate tag with each other that lasts 23 consecutive years. Also with Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Annabelle Wallis and Leslie Bibb. Directed by Jeff Tomsic. [1:40]

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July

July 3

imageBeirut [2018] [R] – 6.7.8
A former US diplomat (Jon Hamm) is called back to 1982 Beirut, Lebanon after a CIA operative and friend is kidnapped and he must negotiate his release in an environment separated and dominated by political and religious factions — Christians, Muslims, the PLO and the Israelis. Also with Rosamund Pike, Mark Pellegrino, Dean Norris, Shea Whigham, Douglas Hodge, Jonny Coyne, Leïla Bekhti, Kate Fleetwood and Idir Chender. Directed by Brad Anderson. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in French and Arabic with and without subtitles. [1:49]


imageBlockers [2018] [R] – 8.4.10
Three high school seniors (Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan and Gideon Adlon) pledge to each other to lose their virginity on prom night. The straight-laced parents (John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholz) find out about their plans on social media, become alarmed and join forces in an ill-planned preemptive strike against the sex pact. Also with Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins and Jimmy Bellinger. Directed by Kay Cannon. [1:42]


image7 Days in Entebbe [2018] [PG-13] – 1.5.5
Based on the 1976 events when a plane on route to Paris from Tel Aviv was forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers. A daring rescue by Israeli commandos was undertaken to free the hostages. With Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Nonso Anozie, Denis Ménochet, Lior Ashkenazi and Angel Bonanni. Directed by José Padilha. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in French, German, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. [1:46]


July 10

imageChappaquiddick [2018] [PG-13] – 1.4.5
Based on the events of the summer of 1969 when the late Senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) at age 37 drove his car off a bridge and crashed into a pond, where his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara) died under still ambiguous circumstances. Also with Clancy Brown, Olivia Thirlby, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Andria Blackman and Jim Gaffigan. Directed by John Curran. [1:41]


imageLean on Pete [2018] [R] – 3.5.10
A teen boy (Charlie Plummer) that lives with his father (Travis Fimmel), finds a job caring for quarter horses at a nearby track. When the horse he befriends loses one too many races, he undertakes a mission to save it. Also with Steve Zahn, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Amy Seimetz and Alison Elliott. Directed by Andrew Haigh. [2:01]


imageThe Leisure Seeker [2018] [R] – 5.3.5
A retired couple (Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland) undertakes an adventure in their family Winnebago that takes them from Massachusetts to Key West, Florida. Along the way they face illness and misadventure and unpleasant events from their past are revealed. Also with Christian McKay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey and Dick Gregory. Directed by Paolo Virzì. [1:52]


imageA Quiet Place [2018] [PG-13] – 2.7.0
A family tries to survive in a post-apocalyptic landscape where the slightest sound can bring forth insectoid alien monsters that while blind can apparently hear everything. The parents (John Krasinski and Emily Blunt) and their children (Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds and Cade Woodward) must live silently, using only sign language and facial expressions. Also with Leon Russom. Directed by Krasinski. Almost all dialogue is in American Sign Language accompanied by English subtitles. [1:35]


July 17

imageTruth or Dare [2018] [PG-13] – 6.6.5
Several young men and young women take their “final” Spring break trip together to Mexico and inadvertently become entangled in a deadly game of Truth or Dare. With Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Sophia Ali, Landon Liboiron, Nolan Gerard Funk, Sam Lerner, Gary Anthony Williams, Brady Smith, Hayden Szeto, Morgan Lindholm and Aurora Perrineau. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. [1:40]


imageI Feel Pretty [2018] [PG-13] – 6.4.3
After a head injury a woman (Amy Schumer) who had been self-conscious about her appearance finds renewed confidence when she is convinced that she has changed and starts seeing herself as being beautiful. Also with Michelle Williams, Tom Hopper, Rory Scovel, Adrian Martinez, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Lauren Hutton, Sasheer Zamata, Angela Davis and Caroline Day. Directed by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein. [1:50]


imageIsle of Dogs [2018] [PG-13] – 1.5.2
Stop-motion animation feature set in future Japan, where a corrupt mayor has banished all of his city’s dogs to a bleak island. When a 12-year-old boy’s dog is the first to be exiled, he undertakes a mission to rescue his loyal companion. With the voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Liev Schreiber, Fisher Stevens and Courtney B. Vance. Directed by Wes Anderson. There are many lines of dialogue spoken in Japanese without subtitles and there are Japanese symbols shown, usually accompanied by an English translation. [1:41]


imageRampage [2018] [PG-13] – 1.6.5
An anti-poaching primatologist (Dwayne Johnson) has few human connections but has a special bond with an intelligent silverback gorilla he rescued as a baby. When exposed to a gas from a genetic-editing experiment gone wrong, the friendly ape becomes a giant raging monster, while other giant, odd creatures emerge and rampage across cities and a geneticist (Naomie Harris) helps the primatologist look for an antidote. Also with Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Directed by Brad Payton. Apes and a man communicate using American Sign Language while the man provides English translations. [1:47]


imageSuper Troopers 2 [2018] [R] – 8.7.10
In this sequel a group of quirky former police officers face a dilemma when the mayor and residents of a French-Canadian town on the US border object to being annexed by the US. The reenlisted Vermont State Troopers (Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske) are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. Also with Sean William Scott, Rob Lowe, Brian Cox, Will Sasso, Lynda Carter and Damon Kyle Wayans Jr. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in French with English subtitles and a few lines of French gibberish have no translation; a dream sequence includes dialogue in Japanese with English subtitles. [1:40]


July 24

imageReady Player One [2018] [PG-13] – 3.5.5
Based on Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel: Set in 2045, life is bleak and people escape by participating in an online virtual universe called the Oasis, where you can be anybody you want to be. When the creator of the Oasis dies he leaves behind a series of puzzles that will grant the person that solves them sole ownership. The competition gets heated and one young man (Tye Sheridan) fights against all odds to try to win the prize and save the Oasis from unscrupulous corporate interests. Also with Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance. Directed by Steven Spielberg. One line of dialogue is spoken in Japanese with English subtitles. [2:20]


July 31

imageThe Miracle Season [2018] [PG] – 2.3.3
Based on the true story of the Iowa City West High School women’s volleyball team and their 2011 season that started with the death of their captain and star setter. All the members of the team and the coach and the young woman’s father struggle to come to terms with their grief and find a way to best channel their emotions. With Helen Hunt, Tiera Skovbye, Erin Moriarty, Danika Yarosh, Jason Gray-Stanford, William Hurt, Burkely Duffield, Rebecca Staab, Nesta Cooper, Natalie Sharp and Lillian Doucet-Roche. Directed by Sean McNamara. [1:39]


imageOverboard [2018] [PG-13] – 5.3.4
A widow (Anna Faris) with three children struggles to make ends meet and care for her children while preparing for a nursing exam. When a very disagreeable wealthy man (Eugenio Derbez) wakes up on a beach with amnesia, she convinces him that he’s her husband, thinking it will be a perfect opportunity to get both help and revenge. Also with John Hannah, Eva Longoria, Emily Maddison, Swoosie Kurtz, Josh Segarra and Mel Rodriguez. Directed by Rob Greenberg. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles; a couple of phrases are spoken in French without translation or subtitles. [1:52]


imageTully [2018] [R] – 7.5.6
A mother of three (Charlize Theron) on the brink of a nervous breakdown accepts the offer of assistance from a “night nanny” (Mackenzie Davis) who will help take care of her and her newborn. As the mother and the nanny become close, an unexpected turn of events threatens their arrangement. Also with Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston. Directed by Jason Reitman. [1:36]

June

June 5

imageDeath Wish [2018] [R] – 3.9.9
Remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson revenge movie: After his family is brutally attacked in their home, a wealthy surgeon (Bruce Willis) is frustrated with police inaction and so gets a gun and takes matters into his own hands. Also with Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone, Dean Norris, Beau Knapp and Kimberly Elise. Directed by Eli Roth. [1:47]


imageGringo [2018] [R] – 6.7.10
In Mexico, an American salesman of marijuana pills (David Oyelowo) gets in trouble when he discovers problems with his corrupt boss, drug lords and the DEA. Kidnapped by a cartel, he struggles to survive and when a rescuer appears, things only get worse. Also with Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton and Sharlto Copley. Directed by Nash Edgerton. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:50]


imageA Wrinkle in Time [2018] [PG] – 1.4.1
A 13-year-old girl (Storm Reid) acts out, frustrated and sad because her astrophysicist father (Chris Pine) disappeared four years earlier during a time travel experiment. Bullied by classmates and derided by teachers, she turns to her younger brother (Deric McCabe) who introduces her to his three celestial friends (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling) and she reluctantly agrees to an inter-dimensional journey to find her father. Also with Levi Miller, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis and Michael Peña. Directed by Ava DuVernay. [1:49]


June 12

imageI Can Only Imagine [2018] [PG] – 1.4.1
The Christian rock band MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine” is considered the most-played contemporary Christian song, earning multi-platinum status. The movie recounts the travails of Bart Millard (Brody Rose and J. Michael Finley), writer and singer of the song, who composed it for his father (Dennis Quaid), an abuser that became a Christian to overcome his violent tendencies. Also with Cloris Leachman, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins and Priscilla Shirer. Directed by Andrew Erwin. [1:50]


imageLove, Simon [2018] [PG-13] – 4.2.5
A teen boy (Nick Robinson) has a great family and friends, but he hasn’t told them that he’s gay. He struggles with when and how to tell them but when he is outed, he realizes that he can no longer come out on his own terms. Also with Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Keiynan Lonsdale, Miles Heizer, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Logan Miller and Tony Hale. Directed by Greg Berlanti. [1:49]


imageThe Strangers: Prey at Night [2018] [R] – 1.8.6
A family (Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman) on a road trip arrives at an isolated trailer park to stay with relatives. However, the park is abandoned and after moving into a trailer, the family is terrorized by a masked trio (Emma Bellomy, Damian Maffei and Lea Enslin) wielding knives and axes. The family must now escape to survive. Directed by Johannes Roberts. [1:25]


imageTomb Raider [2018] [PG-13] – 1.6.4
Based on the video game franchise: Adventurer Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is convinced that her explorer father, who disappeared seven years earlier, is still alive. She follows clues to a remote island where she encounters merciless mercenaries using slaves to find an ancient grave reputed to hide mystical powers. Also with Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas and Derek Jacobi. Directed by Roar Uthaug. [1:58]


June 19

imagePacific Rim: Uprising [2018] [PG-13] – 2.5.4
In this sequel a dead war hero’s son (John Boyega) reluctantly takes up his father’s duties and charged with training young men and women to fight an army of large reptilian enemies, he finds more determination and courage in them than he imagined as the new generation of warriors saves humanity. Also with Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Jian Tian. Directed by Steven S. DeKnight. Many lines of dialogue are spoken in Mandarin with English subtitles and several characters speak with heavy accents from Australia, China and Japan. [1:51]


June 26

imageTyler Perry’s Acrimony [2018] [R] – 6.6.7
A woman (played at different ages by Taraji P. Henson and Ajiona Alexus) finds herself in an untenable situation with a man (played at different ages by Lyriq Bent and Antonio Madison) she has loved, married and supported for years. When she musters the courage to leave him after feeling betrayed, she has to decide how far she will take her plans for revenge. Also with Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon, Ptosha Storey, Danielle Nicolet, Nelson Estevez, Kendrick Cross and Jay Hunter. Directed by Tyler Perry. [2:00]


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May

May 1

imagePeter Rabbit [2018] [PG] – 2.3.2
Based on the popular Beatrix Potter books: A new farmer (Domhnall Gleeson) tries to eliminate the pesky Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) and his bunny family and they end up fighting over the attentions of a kind lady (Rose Byrne) as the rabbits grieve their departed parents. Also with Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki and Margot Robbie. Directed by Will Gluck. [1:40]


image12 Strong [2018] [R] – 1.6.7
Based on the true story of the American Army Special Forces team ordered into Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban in 2001, just after the 9/11 bombings. With Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fichtner, Elsa Pataky, Taylor Sheridan, Geoff Stults, Michael Peña, Rob Riggle, Trevante Rhodes and Navid Negahban. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Russian with English subtitles. Many lines of dialogue are spoken in Afghan languages with no subtitles or translations. [2:10]


imageWinchester [2018] [PG-13] – 2.5.1
Set in 1906 California, the heiress to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (Helen Mirren) lives in her unusual mansion and she becomes convinced that the spirits of all those killed by a Winchester rifle haunt the house and that she must give them the opportunity to pursue any unfinished business. Also with Sarah Snook, Jason Clarke, Angus Sampson, Eamon Farren and Laura Brent. Directed by Michael & Peter Spierig. [1:39]


May 8

imageFifty Shades Freed [2018] [R] – 10.4.5
In this sequel the new Mr. and Mrs. Grey (Jamie Dorman and Dakota Johnson) struggle to reconcile the gaps in their financial and cultural backgrounds while they fight the unwelcome ghosts of their past and engage in explicit sexual activity. Also with Eric Johnson, Arielle Kebbel, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora and Marcia Gay Harden. Directed by James Foley. [1:45]


May 15

imageBlack Panther [2018] [PG-13] – 2.6.3
After the death of his father, a man (Chadwick Boseman) returns to the fictional African nation of Wakanda to claim the throne and guide his people. He also has to protect Vibranium, an otherworldly metal that redirects energy and is responsible for Wakanda’s prosperity, from being stolen. Also with Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Florence Kasumba and John Kani. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Many lines of dialogue are spoken in foreign languages with English subtitles. [2:14]


imageSamson [2018] [PG-13] – 1.5.1
Based on the Old Testament Book of Judges: Samson (Taylor James), a young long-haired Hebrew prince with amazing physical strength is destined to defend his people against their oppressors but his doomed love for a Philistine woman (Frances Sholto-Douglas) leads him to murder, war and disaster. Also with Jackson Rathbone, Caitlin Leahy, Rutger Hauer, Billy Zane and Lindsay Wagner. Directed by Bruce Macdonald. [1:49]


May 22

imageRed Sparrow [2018] [R] – 9.8.7
A top Russian ballerina (Jennifer Lawrence) suffers a career-ending injury and she is recruited into the secret corps of Sparrow operatives — men and women trained to seduce enemy agents and extract intelligence from them. Her mission is to target a CIA agent but he’s not easily swayed. Also with Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciaron Hinds. Directed by Francis Lawrence. [2:19]


imageGame Night [2018] [R] – 3.6.6
After gathering for a game night for years one member of the super-competitive group injects some excitement into the night with a mock-kidnapping. The idea is that the first participant to find the fake victim will win; except, it may all be real and real lives are at stake. With Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall and Danny Huston. Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. [1:40]


imageThe 15:17 to Paris [2018] [PG-13] – 2.5.5
A recounting of the real-life August 2015 incident when three young Americans thwarted a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris. Their story traces their childhood friendship until they find themselves on the fateful train and the three men (Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler) play themselves as they reenact the attack. Also with Ray Corasani, Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer, Irene White, William Jennings, Bryce Gheisar, Stephen Matthew Smith, P.J. Byrne and Paul-Mikél Williams. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [1:34]


imageWonderstruck [2017] [PG] – 2.2.1
A boy (Oakes Fegley) in 1977 searches for his father after his mother dies in an accident; and a girl (Millicent Simmonds) in 1927 searches for a way to get away from her mother and father. When their paths cross they realize that they are getting closer to finding what’s missing from their lives. Also with Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith, Jaden Michael, Tom Noonan and Michelle Williams. Directed by Todd Haynes. [1:57]


imageEarly Man [2018] [PG] – 2.3.1
Stop-motion animation comedy about a resourceful cave man (voiced by Eddie Redmayne) who leads his tribe to defend their land from being taken over by another tribe that wants to set up a precious metal mine. Also with the voices of Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Mark Williams, Miriam Margolyes, Nick Park and Rob Brydon. Directed by Nick Park. [1:29]


May 29

imageAnnihilation [2018] [R] – 5.7.6
After a meteorite strikes Earth, the area around a lighthouse in Florida becomes an environmental anomaly where evolution may be accelerating and whoever goes inside disappears. A former soldier and top biologist (Natalie Portman) leads a team of experts into the anomaly in an attempt to understand what is happening. Also with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, Tuva Novotny, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson. Directed by Alex Garland. [1:55]

April

April 3

imageFather Figures [2017] [R] – 5.5.10
A woman (Glen Close) tells her adult sons (Ed Helms and Owen Wilson) that she does not know who their father is, so they plan a road trip to interview men that she has known in her past. Disappointed at every turn, they arrive back home and make some surprising discoveries. Also with Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, J.K. Simmons, Katt Williams and Christopher Walken. Directed by Lawrence Sher. [1:50]


imageInsidious: The Last Key [2018] [PG-13] – 1.7.5
A parapsychologist (Lin Shaye) haunted by memories of abuse and ghosts from her childhood is drawn back to the house that started her nightmares. Also with Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Josh Stewart, Tessa Ferrer and Bruce Davison. Directed by Adam Robitel. [1:43]


April 10

imageAll the Money in the World [2017] [R] – 4.6.6
Based on true events: In 1973 business tycoon John Paul Getty’s (Christopher Plummer) teen grandson (Charlie Plummer) was kidnapped, but the billionaire refused to pay the ransom. The boy’s mother (Michelle Williams) turned to a Getty business manager (Mark Wahlberg) to help save her son. Also with Romain Duris, Timothy Hutton and Andrew Buchan. Directed by Ridley Scott. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Arabic and Italian with and without English subtitles. [2:12]


imageThe Greatest Showman [2017] [PG] – 3.3.2
A musical film based on the story of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and how his imagination and salesmanship inspired the creation of his sensational circus. Also with Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Anne Wheeler, Rebecca Ferguson, Austyn Johnson, Cameron Seely, Keala Settle, Sam Humphrey, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eric Anderson, Ellis Rubin, Skylar Dunn and Daniel Everidge. Directed by Michael Gracey. [1:45]


imageMolly’s Game [2017] [R] – 4.5.7
Based on true events in the life of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), a competitive skier and Olympic hopeful who turned to hosting high-stakes poker games for the wealthy and was later pursued by the FBI. Also with Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, J.C. MacKenzie, Brian d’Arcy James, Bill Camp and Graham Greene. Directed by Aaron Sorkin. [2:20]


imagePhantom Thread [2017] [R] – 3.3.6
A famous dress designer (Daniel Day-Lewis) in 1950s London creates dresses for the rich, the famous and the nobility. His ordered life is interrupted when he falls in love with a younger woman (Vicky Krieps) with whom he develops an unorthodox relationship. Also with Lesley Manville, Sue Clark, Joan Brown and Harriet Leitch. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. [2:10]


imageProud Mary [2018] [R] – 1.6.5
A professional assassin (Taraji P. Henson) working for an organized crime family reevaluates her life after she encounters a teenage boy (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) desperately in need of help. Also with Billy Brown, Neal McDonough, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley, Rade Serbedzija, Erik LaRay Harvey and Danny Glover. Directed by Babak Najafi. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in another language without translation or subtitles. [1:29]


April 17

imageThe Commuter [2018] [PG-13] – 1.6.5
A man (Liam Neeson) who’s already having financial troubles loses his job and boards his usual commuter train to get home to his family. When a woman offers him $100K for a seemingly simple task he becomes inadvertently involved in a deadly conspiracy. Also with Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Killian Scott and Ella-Rae Smith. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. [1:44]


imageThe Post [2017] [PG-13] – 1.3.5
Inspired by true events surrounding the story of the publication of the Pentagon Papers by The Washington Post in the 1970s. With Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons and David Cross. Directed by Steven Spielberg. [1:56]


April 24

imageDen of Thieves [2018] [R] – 5.7.10
An LA County Major Crimes task force hopes to scuttle an audacious heist planned on the Federal Reserve Bank by criminals with army training. With Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber, Evan Jones, Dawn Olivieri, O’Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent, Cooper Andrews, Sonya Balmores, Eric Braeden, Brian Van Holt and Maurice Compte. Directed by Christian Gudegast. One line of dialogue is spoken in German with no translation or subtitles. [2:20]


imageHostiles [2017] [R] – 1.7.5
Set in 1892: an army captain (Christian Bale) reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne chief and his family back to his homeland in Montana. Many obstacles complicate the treacherous trip and challenge the captain’s racial prejudices. Also with Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jonathan Majors, John Benjamin Hickey, Scott Shepherd, Stafford Douglas, Jesse Plemons, Ben Foster, Timothée Chalamet, Adam Beach, Xavier Horsechief, Q’orianka Kilcher and Tanaya Beatty. Directed by Scott Cooper. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in an Algonquian language with English subtitles. [2:13]


imageMaze Runner: The Death Cure [2018] [PG-13] – 1.5.4
In this third installment of the “Maze Runner” trilogy, the leaders of the surviving Gladers (Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Dexter Darden) fight to free teenage victims of unethical medical experiments designed to find a cure for a zombie virus. Also with Kaya Scodelario, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Walton Groggins, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter and Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Wes Ball. [2:22]


imagePaddington 2 [2018] [PG] – 1.3.1
The second installment of the beloved bear tales: Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) is now living with the Browns and is anxious to earn enough money to buy his dear Aunt (voiced by Imelda Staunton) a special gift for her 100th birthday. Also with Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Peter Capaldi, Claire Keelan, Hugh Bonneville and the voice of Michael Gambon. Directed by Paul King. [1:43]


imageThe Virgin Suicides [1999] [R] – 5.6.3
As remembered by the neighborhood boys still obsessed with them, we meet the five Lisbon sisters who turn to suicide to escape their insanely overprotective parents in 1970s suburbia. Based on a novel by Jeffrey Eugenides. With James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Hanna R. Hall, Chelse Swain, A.J. Cook, Leslie Hayman, Danny DeVito, Scott Glenn, Jonathan Tucker and Anthony DeSimone. [1:36]


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March

March 6

imageLady Bird [2017] [R] – 6.3.6
The film follows a strong-willed high school senior (Saoirse Ronan) during the 2002-03 school year, as she struggles with her overbearing mother (Laurie Metcalf) and other people in her life. Also with Jordan Rodrigues, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein and Stephen Henderson. Directed by Greta Gerwig. [1:33]


imageThe Man Who Invented Christmas [2017] [PG] – 1.2.1
In 1843, after a couple of failed books, Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) was desperate for renewed success. He quickly and under formidable pressure managed to conceive and self-publish “A Christmas Carol,” which turned out to be a huge winner and influenced the way we still celebrate Christmas. Also with Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Morfydd Clark, Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson, Donald Sumpter and Annette Badland. Directed by Bharat Nalluri. A couple lines of dialogue are spoken in Italian with no translation or subtitles. [1:44]


imageNovitiate [2017] [R] – 7.5.5
In 1954 a seven-year-old girl raised by an agnostic single mother (Julianne Nicholson) is introduced to Catholicism and as a young woman (Margaret Qualley) wins a scholarship to a Catholic school and to her mother’s dismay, enters a convent. Vatican II disrupts the lives of the nuns and the novice suffers as her faith is challenged by pain, loneliness and sexual urges. Also with Melissa Leo, Dianna Agron, Morgan Saylor, Ashley Bell and Liana Liberato. Directed by Margaret Betts. [2:03]


imageThor: Ragnarok [2017] [PG-13] – 3.6.4
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) undertakes a mission to save his planet and his people from certain destruction with many distractions and enemies, and that includes members of his own family. Also with Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Taika Waititi. [2:10]


imageWonder Wheel [2017] [PG-13] – 6.4.4
Set in the 1950s: a woman (Kate Winslet) working and living with her husband (Jim Belushi) and young son (Jack Gore) on Coney Island is thrown into a spiral of self-destruction when she has an affair with a younger lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) and her husband’s estranged daughter arrives seeking a place to hide from gangsters. Also with Juno Temple and Max Casella. Directed by Woody Allen. [1:41]


February 13

imageCall Me By Your Name [2017] [R] – 8.1.5
Set in 1983: A man (Armie Hammer) working as a research assistant with a professor in Northern Italy befriends the professor’s teenage son (Timothée Chalamet) and their relationship blossoms into sexual romance. Also with Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar and Esther Garrel. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Italian with English subtitles. [2:12]


imageFerdinand [2017] [PG-13 R] – 1.3.2
A young bull living on a ranch with his father is trained to become a fighting bull, despite the fact that he doesn’t like to fight. When his father is killed by a matador in the ring, the young bull runs away and is taken in by a flower farmer and his young daughter as a pet. When he grows up to be huge and muscular (voiced by John Cena) he’s taken away and forced to face his fears. Also with the voices of Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, Raúl Esparza, Jerrod Carmichael, Julia Scarpa Saldanha, Lily Day, Anthony Anderson, Peyton Manning, David Tennant, Tim Nordquist, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips and Boris Kodjoe. Directed by Carlos Saldanha. [1:46]


imageThe Disaster Artist [2017] [R] – 6.2.10
The story of the making of “The Room,” a 2003 move that while generally considered amateurish at best has achieved cult status. It was directed and financed by Tommy Wiseau (James Franco), who was also the lead. Also with Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Paul Scheer, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, June Diane Raphael, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Andrew Santino and Nathan Fielder. Directed by Franco. [1:44]


imageI, Tonya [2017] [R] – 6.6.10
The real-life story of ice-skater and Olympic hopeful Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) and the incident that brought her infamy and destroyed her dreams. Also with Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Mckenna Grace, Caitlin Carver, Bojana Novakovic, Julianne Nicholson and Paul Walter Hauser. Directed by Craig Gillespie. [1:59]


imageJustice League [2017] [PG-13] – 3.6.4
When an evil power threatens the world’s existence, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) unite a league of super heroes that includes Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) to save the planet. Also with Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Henry Cavill, Diane Lane and Jeremy Irons. Directed by Zack Snyder. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Russian with English subtitles. [2:01]


imageThe Shape of Water [2017] [R] – 8.7.6
A woman (Sally Hawkins) working as a cleaner in a 1960s era laboratory discovers a secret containment area where an amphibious humanoid creature is held captive. She’s drawn to the creature while officials have more sinister plans. Also with Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones and David Hewlett. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Russian with English subtitles. [2:03]


February 13

imageDownsizing [2017] [R] – 6.4.7
A husband and his wife (Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig) decide to undergo a groundbreaking procedure that will minimize their impact on the planet by making them really tiny and making their financial situation much more comfortable. Also with Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Rolf Lassgård, Ingjerd Egeberg, Udo Kier, Jason Sudeikis and Maribeth Monroe. Directed by Alexander Payne. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Norwegian with English subtitles. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with no subtitles or translation. [2:15]


imageJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle [2017] [PG-13] – 4.5.4
Four high school students end up together on detention and uncover an alternate reality video game. Assuming the identities of adult avatars, they enter the jungle setting of the game and try to survive and return home. With Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman and Morgan Turner. Directed by Jake Kasdan. [1:59]


imagePitch Perfect 3 [2017] [PG-13] – 3.4.3
The third installment for the a capella singers: After they’ve gone their separate ways to try to find work they decide to come back together for a USO tour that culminates in unexpected outcomes for each of them. With Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hailee Steinfeld, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Chrissie Fit, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, John Lithgow, Matt Lanter and Guy Burnet. Directed by Trish Sie. [1:33]


February 13

imageStar Wars: The Last Jedi [2017] [PG-13] – 1.6.3
In this sequel a woman (Daisy Ridley) with a legendary lightsaber finds its original owner (Mark Hamill) and asks him to train her in the ways of the Jedi. She returns to her comrades to fight the First Order in a series of fiery battles. Also with Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew. Directed by Rian Johnson. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in alien languages without translation. [2:33]

February

February 6

imageA Bad Moms Christmas [2017] [R] – 7.4.10
Three over-worked suburban moms (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) rebel against the expected trappings of Christmas, when their mothers barge in unexpectedly and make creating a perfect holiday for their families almost impossible. Also with Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore. [1:44]


imageLBJ [2017] [R] – 2.3.5
Covering the period from 1961 to 1964, from the election of President John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan) and his assassination in 1963, to the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson and the passage of the Civil Rights Act and other progressive social programs. Also with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bill Pullman, C. Thomas Howell, Michael Mosley, Michael Stahl-David and Richard Jenkins. Directed by Rob Reiner. [1:38]


imageOnly the Brave [2017] [PG-13] – 4.5.5
Based on true tragic events from 2013: The story of the creation of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and their efforts to protect the people of Yarnell, Arizona from a wild fire. With Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly, James Badge Dale, Andie MacDowell, Geoff Stults, Alex Russell, Thad Luckinbill, Ben Hardy, Scott Haze, Jake Picking, Scott Foxx, Dylan Kenin, Ryan Michael Busch, Ryan Jason Cook, Brandon Bunch, Matthew Van Wettering, Michael L. McNulty, Nicholas Jenks, Sam Quinn, Natalie Hall and Howard Ferguson Jr.. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. [2:13]


imageSuburbicon [2017] [R] – 4.6.6
It’s 1959 and Suburbicon, a planned middle-class suburb, two events demonstrate that it is not the idyllic community it seems to be: two men break into a house and a woman is killed and when an African-American family moves to the suburb, the white residents try to violently drive them out. With Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Jack Conley, Noah Jupe, Tony Espinosa, Glenn Fleshler, Gary Basaraba, Karimah Westbrook, Alex Hassell and Leith M. Burke. Directed by George Clooney. [1:44]


February 13

imageRoman J. Israel, Esq. [2017] [PG-13] – 1.4.5
An idealistic lawyer (Denzel Washington) learns that his law partner died in debt and their firm must be liquidated. Joining an affluent firm under one of the deceased’s former students (Colin Farrell), he alienates wealthy partners, but befriends a social justice advocate (Carmen Ejogo) and learns that he can still do the right thing. Also with Lynda Gravatt, Amanda Warren, Lynn Jackson, Fritz Molinar, Connor Novick and Jessie Salinas. Directed by Dan Gilroy. [2:09]


imageWonder [2017] [PG] – 1.3.3
A 10 year old boy (Jacob Tremblay) born with unique facial features enters the 5th grade after having been home-schooled. While trying to fit in and feel ordinary he has to deal with the reaction from the other children. Also with Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic and Mandy Patinkin. Directed by Stephen Chbosky. [1:53]


February 20

imageDaddy’s Home 2 [2017] [PG-13] – 4.3.4
When it becomes clear that the kids are not happy with the way the holidays turn out, the dads (Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell) decide to celebrate a “together Christmas” where both extended families celebrate the holiday at the same place. Unexpected discoveries ensue. Also with Linda Cardellini, Mel Gibson, John Cena, John Lithgow, Scarlett Estevez, Alessandra Ambrosio, Owen Vaccaro and Didi Costine. Directed by Sean Anders. [1:40]


imageSame Kind of Different as Me [2017] [PG-13] – 2.4.3
A wealthy art dealer (Greg Kinnear) befriends a chronically homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) so that he can impress his Christian wife (Renée Zellweger), who dreams of improving the lives of the less fortunate. Finally her husband begins to listen. Also with Olivia Holt, Jon Voight and Stephanie Leigh Schlund. Directed by Michael Carney. [2:00]


February 27

imageCoco [2017] [PG] – 1.3.1
A young boy (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) has a guitar and practices hard, desperate for a music career. He is stymied though because his family hates music, so he consults with his departed ancestors in the Land of the Dead. Also with the voices of Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia and Alanna Ubac. Directed by Lee Unkrich. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish without translation. [1:49]


imageDarkest Hour [2017] [R] – 1.3.3
Set in May of 1940, the film chronicles the immense challenges Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) faced as he became Britain’s war-time Prime Minister: The German armies seemed unstoppable in Europe and the entire British army was surrounded and close to total annihilation in Dunkirk. Also with Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West and Ronald Pickup. Directed by Joe Wright. [2:05]


imageJust Getting Started [2017] [PG-13] – 4.5.5
A man (Morgan Freeman) in witness protection manages a retirement resort in Palm Springs until he is discovered by the mob he used to work for and his life is in danger. He enlists the help of a new friend (Tommy Lee Jones) to save him. Also with Glenne Headly, Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano George Wallace, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Elizabeth Ashley. Directed by Ron Shelton. [1:31]


imageMurder on the Orient Express [2017] [PG-13] – 1.5.3
Based on the eponymous Agatha Christie novel: Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) joins a friend on the Orient Express hoping for a vacation. However, his services are called upon when the train is trapped by an avalanche and a passenger is murdered. Also with Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Penélope Cruz, Richard Clifford, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman and Willem Dafoe. Directed by Branagh. [1:54]


imageThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri [2017] [R] – 2.7.10
Convinced that lawmen have dropped the ball on solving her daughter’s rape and murder, a distraught single mother (Frances McDormand) rents three billboards leading into town with messages that denigrate the sheriff (Woody Harrelson). Also with Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Caleb Landry Jones and Amanda Warren. Directed by Martin McDonagh. [1:55]


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January

January 2

imageAmerican Made [2017] [R] – 6.6.10
Based on a true story: a TWA airline pilot (Tom Cruise) in the 1970s is offered a job with the CIA with increasingly risky responsibilities gathering intelligence on South American officials and delivering weapons. Also with Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Alejandro Edda and Mauricio Mejía. Directed by Doug Liman. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:55]


imageBattle of the Sexes [2017] [PG-13] – 6.2.4
The real-life story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), which was cast as a battle to prove that one gender is athletically superior to the another. Also with Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Fred Armisen, Austin Stowell and Jessica McNamee. Directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris. [2:01]


imageBrad’s Status [2017] [R] – 3.1.7
While a man (Ben Stiller) is touring the campuses of prestigious colleges with his son (Austin Abrams), he experiences an existential crisis that makes him question his life and the choices he has made. Also with Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson, Mike White and Shazi Raja. Directed by Mike White. [1:42]


January 9

imageThe Foreigner [2017] [R] – 5.7.6
An aging businessman (Jackie Chan) loses his teenage daughter (Charlie Murphy) in a London car bombing that’s suspected of being the work of the IRA. When an Irish official refuses to help him find her murderer, the grieving father terrorizes him until he can provide the names of possible killers. Also with Pierce Brosnan, Simon Kunz and Katie Leung. Directed by Martin Campbell. Several lines of dialogue are in Chinese with English subtitles. Many characters speak with thick Irish accents. [1:54]


imageFriend Request [2017] [R] – 3.7.6
A college woman (Alycia Debnam-Carey) with hundreds of Facebook friends accepts a friend request from a lonely animation major (Liesl Ahlers), who starts posting disturbing images and she ends up being unfriended. The rejected animator commits suicide while filming herself, the video appears on her former friend’s page and then real friends die in succession. Also with William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan, Brooke Markham and Sean Marquette. Directed by Simon Verhoeven. [1:32]


imageIt [2017] [R] – 4.8.9
Based on the Stephen King novel: Seven bullied middle school students are terrorized by a dancing demon that assumes the appearance of a clown (Bill Skarsgård). Their stuttering leader (Jaeden Lieberher) persuades them to help avenge the murder of his little brother (Jackson Robert Scott), while also fighting off a gang of teen thugs. Also with Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer and Nicholas Hamilton. Directed by Andy Muschietti. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Hebrew without translation. [2:15]


imageMark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House [2017] [PG-13] – 1.2.5
Based on the real-life story of FBI deputy assistant director Mark Felt (Liam Neeson), who received the moniker “Deep Throat” from journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward when he helped them uncover the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974. Also with Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Tony Goldwyn, Josh Lucas, Michael C. Hall, Tom Sizemore and Julian Morris. Directed by Peter Landesman. [1:43]


imageMy Little Pony: The Movie [2017] [PG] – 1.3.1
When three of the Princesses of Equestria are encased in a magical shell that restricts their powers, the remaining Princess and her friends search for a way to save them and free their home from the evil Stormking. With the voices of Uzo Aduba, Ashleigh Ball, Adam Bengis, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Michelle Creber and Taye Diggs. Directed by Jayson Thiessen. [1:39]


January 16

imageBlade Runner 2049 [2017] [R] – 7.7.5
Sequel to the 1982 film: Set in 2049, Blade Runners continue to track down and permanently disable outdated replicants. One Blade Runner (Ryan Gosling) uncovers a mystery that leads him to search for a former Blade Runner (Harrison Ford) who’s been missing for three decades. Also with Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri and Mackenzie Davis. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in an unidentified foreign language accompanied by subtitles. [2:43]


January 23

imageGeostorm [2017] [PG-13] – 1.6.4
When a complex system of satellites that control extreme weather goes haywire, the scientist (Gerard Butler) who created the system is called into action to track down the cause before the planet is destroyed by extreme storms. Also with Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Amr Waked, Adepero Oduye, Andy Garcia and Ed Harris. Directed by Dean Devlin. [1:49]


imageGoodbye Christopher Robin [2017] [PG] – 2.3.1
Biopic about A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson), the famous author of children’s books, who was inspired by his son (Will Tilston) and his stuffed animals to create the book series set in the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. While the series brought hope and laughter to the English after World War I, it placed undue stress on the family. Also with Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alex Lawther and Vicki Pepperdine. Directed by Simon Curtis. [1:47]


imageThe Killing of a Sacred Deer [2017] [R] – 8.6.5
After a man dies during heart surgery, his teenage son (Barry Keoghan) is befriended by the cardiologist (Colin Farrell) that performed the surgery. After several interactions their relationship becomes very strained and it becomes obvious that the teen blames the doctor for his father’s death and demands a sacrifice in return. Also with Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Bill Camp and Sunny Suljic. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. [2:01]


January 30

imageLast Flag Flying [2017] [R] – 2.4.10
After a man (Steve Carell) is notified that his son has been killed in action in 2003, he seeks out two friends (Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne) from his time in service in Vietnam to help him claim his son’s body and make funeral arrangements. Also with J. Quinton Johnson, Deanna Reed-Foster and Cicely Tyson. Directed by Richard Linklater. [2:05]


imageProfessor Marston and the Wonder Women [2017] [R] – 8.3.6
Based on real events: American psychologist William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) created the action hero Wonder Woman during WWII. Marston, his wife (Rebecca Hall), and his mistress (Bella Heathcote) had a polyamorous relationship and liked bondage; the Wonder Woman comics were initially controversial. Also with Oliver Platt, JJ Field and Connie Britton. Directed by Angela Robinson. [1:48]


imageTyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween [2017] [PG-13] – 4.4.5
A father (Tyler Perry) tries to keep his 18-year-old daughter (Diamond White) from making bad choices but his ex-wife thinks she needs to be given some space to make mistakes. When her choices lead her into the path of a serial killer, the parents try to save the day. Also with Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Yousef Erakat, Lexy Panterra, Andre Hall, Brock O’Hurn and Inanna Sarkis. Directed by Tyler Perry. [1:41]

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