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HELLBOY (2019)

Directed By: Neil Marshall
Studio: Lionsgate / Summit Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, “Stranger Things”) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.

Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Thomas Haden Church

Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Horror | Science Fiction
Country: USA (English, Spanish, German, Russian)
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language)
Runtime: 120 minutes



Directed By: Chris Butler
Studio: Laika & Annapurna Pictures

Official Synopsis: This April, meet Mr. Link (Galifianakis): 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend at the heart of Missing Link, the globe-trotting family adventure from LAIKA. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Saldana), our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, David Walliams, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas, Amrita Acharia, and Zach Galifianakis

Genre: Animated | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
Country: USA | Canada (English)
Rating: PG (for action/peril and some mild rude humor)
Runtime: 95 minutes


LITTLE (2019)

Directed By: Tina Gordon Chism
Studio: Universal Pictures

Official Synopsis: Marsai Martin (TV’s Black-ish) stars in and executive produces Universal Pictures’ LITTLE, a comedy from producer Will Packer (Girls Trip, Ride Along and Think Like a Man series) based on an idea the young actress pitched. Directed by Tina Gordon (Peeples), the film tells the story of a woman who-when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear-gets the chance to relive the carefree life of her younger self.

Starring: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Tone Bell, Justin Hartley, and Luke James

Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive content)
Runtime: 109 minutes



Directed By: Terry Gilliam
Studio: Fathom Events

Official Synopsis: Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth — a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?

Starring: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro, and Jordi Molla

Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
Country: Spain | Belgium | France | UK | Portugal (English & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 132 minutes



Directed By: Gareth Davis
Studio: IFC Films

Official Synopsis: Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Denis Ménochet, and Ariane Labed

Genre: Drama
Country: UK | Australia | USA (English & Hebrew)
Rating: R (for some bloody and disturbing images)
Runtime: 120 minutes



Directed By: Alex Ross Perry
Studio: Gunpowder & Sky

Official Synopsis: Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) is a ’90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio Something She. Now she plays smaller venues while grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom. When Becky’s chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin, Ashley Benson, Dylan Gelula, Virginia Madsen and Amber Heard

Genre: Drama | Music
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout and some drug use)
Runtime: 134 minutes



Directed By: Max Minghella
Studio: LD Entertainment & Bleecker Street

Official Synopsis: Violet (Elle Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

Starring: Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Zlatko Buric, Agnieszka Grochowska, Elizabeth Berrington, and Jordan Stephens

Genre: Drama | Music
Country: UK | USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive content, and for teen drinking and smoking)
Runtime: 92 minutes


AFTER (2019)

Directed By: Jenny Gage
Studio: Aviron Pictures

Official Synopsis: Based on Anna Todd’s best-selling novel which became a publishing sensation on social storytelling platform Wattpad, AFTER follows Tessa (Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott (Tiffin), a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.

Starring: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Selma Blair, Jennifer Beals, Peter Gallagher, and Meadow Williams

Genre: Drama | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and some college partying)
Runtime: 106 minutes



Directed By: John Stalberg, Jr.
Studio: Lionsgate

Official Synopsis: With the current rise of cryptocurrency, people find ways to exploit the system and the global economy. After discovering evidence of fraud, a young agent named Martin is tasked with following a long trail of corruption and theft. During his investigation, he finds that the people involved are more powerful than he could have ever imagined.

Starring: Luke Hemsworth, Alexis Bledel, Jeremie Harris, Beau Knapp, Vincent Kartheiser and Kurt Russell

Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout, some violence, sexuality and drug use)
Runtime: 105 minutes



Directed By: Woo-ping Yuen
Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Legendary action director Yuen Woo-Ping draws on a stellar cast (Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista, Tony Jaa, and Max Zhang) to create a hard-hitting martial arts blast worthy of its place in the celebrated IP MAN universe. Following his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang), tries to make a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats. But it’s not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.

Starring: Jin Zhang, Dave Bautista, Yan Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Tony Jaa, and Kevin Cheng

Genre: Action | Crime | Foreign | Martial Arts
Country: Hong Kong | China (Cantonese, Mandarin, & English)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 108 minutes



Directed By: Matteo Garrone
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Official Synopsis: In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.

Starring: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli, and Alida Baldari Calabria

Genre: Crime | Drama | Foreign | Thriller
Country: Italy | France (French)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 103 minutes



Directed By: Camille Vidal-Naquet
Studio: Strand Releasing

Official Synopsis: SAUVAGE / WILD, Camille Vidal-Naquet’s riveting and vibrant erotic journey of a 22-year-old male prostitute named Leo, features a stunning performance from Félix Maritaud (BPM). Leo trades in love as much as lust, and wanders through his life without rules or restrictions. Through a series of encounters that offer a glimpse into the complicated and visceral world of male sex work, Leo finds himself searching for affection anywhere he can get it — whether it’s the unrequited love for his hustler friend Ahd (Eric Bernard) or in the arms of an older, vulnerable client. Will Leo choose his freedom and the dangers that come with it, or the comforts of a stable relationship? After all, in this unpredictable world, who knows where he’ll end up?

Starring: Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, and Philippe Ohrel

Genre: Drama | Foreign
Country: France (French)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 99 minutes



Directed By: Gan Bi
Studio: Kino Lorber

Official Synopsis: Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a noir-tinged film about a solitary man (Jue Huang) haunted by loss and regret, told in two parts: the first an achronological mosaic, the second a nocturnal dream. Again centering around his native province of Guizhou in southwest China, the director has created a film like nothing you’ve seen before.

Starring: Tang Wei, Jue Huang, Sylvia Chang, Hong-Chi Lee, and Yongzhong Chen

Genre: Drama | Foreign | Mystery
Country: China | France (Mandarin)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 140 minutes



Directed By: Robert Budreau
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

Official Synopsis: STOCKHOLM is based on the absurd but true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis documented in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. The film follows Lars Nystrom, (Ethan Hawke) who dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm bank. He then takes hostages in order to spring his pal Gunnar (Mark Strong) from prison. One of the hostages includes Bianca (Noomi Rapace), a wife and mother of two. Negotiations with detectives hits a wall when (at the request of the Prime Minister) the police refuse to let Lars leave in a getaway car with the hostages. As hours turn into days, Lars alternates between threatening the hostages and making them feel comfortable and secure. The hostages develop an uneasy relationship with their captor, which is particularly complex for Bianca, who develops a strong bond with Lars as she witnesses his caring nature. This connection gave rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm syndrome”.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl, Bea Santos and Thorbjorn Harr

Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama
Country: USA | Canada (English)
Rating: R (for language and brief violence)
Runtime: 92 minutes



Directed By: Vlada Knowlton
Studio: Passion River Pictures

Official Synopsis: As a dark wave of anti-transgender “bathroom bills” began sweeping across the nation, The Human Rights Campaign called 2016 the most dangerous year ever for transgender Americans. Filmmaker Vlada Knowlton captured the ensuing civil rights battle from the perspective of a group of embattled parents — including herself and her husband, parents of a young trans girl — fighting to protect their children from discriminatory laws in their home state. While Knowlton passionately follows the story of anti-transgender legislation, the heart of the film lies in the stories of the families who accept and support their kids for exactly who they are.

Starring: Aidan Key, Cyrus Habib, and Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 90 minutes



Directed By: Madeleine Olnek
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Official Synopsis: In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan…yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a recluse. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily (Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst’s most bizarre love triangle.

Starring: Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan, Kevin Seal, Dana Melanie, Sasha Frolova, Lisa Haas, and Stella Chesnut

Genre: Comedy | History
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content)
Runtime: 84 minutes



Directed By: Gilles de Maistre
Studio: Ledafilms Entertainment Group

Official Synopsis: Ten year-old Mia has her life turned upside down when her family decides to leave their home in London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia develops a close attachment to the wild cub. After three years, Mia’s life is rocked once again when she uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father. Distraught by the thought that Charlie could be in harm, Mia decides to run away. The two set off on an epic adventure across the wild African savanna in search for another land where Charlie can live out his life safe and free.

Starring: Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan McLennan, and Brandon Auret

Genre: Adventure | Drama | Family
Country: France | Germany | South Africa (English & French)
Rating: PG (for thematic elements, peril and some language)
Runtime: 98 minutes



Directed By: V. Scott Balcerek
Studio: Cargo Film & Releasing

Official Synopsis: In 1986, when harmonica player Adam Gussow asked if he could jam with one-man band Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee, it was the beginning of an unforgettable collaboration–dubbed Satan & Adam. Amidst the racial tension in New York City, this Jewish Ivy League graduate and black Mississippi blues man made an unlikely pair, but their musical stylings perfectly aligned. After a chance encounter with members of U2 and a celebrated debut record, the duo rose to international acclaim from their Harlem street corner. But as quickly as they were discovered, their meteoric rise was cut short when Mr. Satan mysteriously disappeared. The result is an odyssey 23 years in the making that captures a miraculous journey of friendship, heartbreak and the transformative power of music.

Starring: Sterling Magee and Adam Gussow

Genre: Documentary | Music
Country: USA (English)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 78 minutes



Directed By: Tim Disney
Studio: Dada Films

Official Synopsis: Star academics, Doctors Julian Reed and Barbara Sullivan, fall in love with each other and with the idea of cloning a Neanderthal from ancient DNA. Against the express directive of University administrators they follow through on this audacious idea. The result is William: the first Neanderthal to walk the earth for some 35,000 years. William tries his best to fit into the world around him. But his distinctive physical features and his unique way of thinking–his “otherness”–set him apart and provoke fear. William’s story is powerful and unique, but his struggle to find love and assert his own identity in a hostile world is universal–and timeless.

Starring: Maria Dizzia, Will Brittain, Waleed Zuaiter, Susan Park, Beth Grant, and Callum Seagram Airlie

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 102 minutes



Directed By: Brian Skiba
Studio: Ammo Content

Official Synopsis: Geeky fertility researcher, Peter Cotton, is bitten by a mutant rabbit and changes into the half-man/half-bunny Rottentail. What’s a boy to do? Why, take a hippity-hoppity trip home of course! Peter begins a bloody killing spree of revenge that culminates in his childhood hometown of Easter Falls.

Starring: Corin Nemec, William McNamara, Dominique Swain, Gianni Capaldi, and Vincent De Paul

Genre: Comedy | Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: NR
Runtime: ?? minutes



Directed By: Simon Fellows
Studio: Shout! Studios

Official Synopsis: Donald Devlin is a garbage man in the fictional town of Harburgh, Pennsylvania, a former steel town that has seen brighter days. A single father, Donny spends his days collecting the trash of the residents alongside his best friend, Donna Reutzel, and in his off-time, focuses his energies on being the best father he can be to his young daughter, Wendy. But when young Tyler Zeigler, a neighborhood boy, goes missing, Donny starts to fixate on finding out what has happened to him. With the local sheriff warning him off, and the town reacting to the young boy’s disappearance in a variety of confusing and suspicious ways, Donny determines to learn the truth. But the truth may not want to be revealed.

Starring: Andrew Scott, Bronagh Waugh, Denise Gough, J.D. Evermore, and Michael Rose

Genre: Mystery | Thriller
Country: UK (English)
Rating: R
Runtime: 89 minutes



Directed By: Hiroyasu Ishida
Studio: Eleven Arts

Official Synopsis: Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Starring: Kana Kita, Yû Aoi, Rie Kugimiya, Megumi Han, Miki Fukui, Hidetoshi Nishijima, and Naoto Takenaka

Genre: Animated | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Foreign
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 119 minutes


(Les filles du soleil)

Directed By: Eva Husson
Studio: Wild Bunch

Official Synopsis: Somewhere in Kurdistan, Bahar is commander in chief of the Girls of the Sun, a Kurdish female battalion. She is about to take back the town of Corduene, where she was captured by the extremists. Mathilde, a French journalist covers the first three days of the offensive. Through their encounter, Bahar’s itinerary, since the men dressed in black changed the course of her existence, resurfaces.

Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, and Evin Ahmad

Genre: Drama | Foreign | War
Country: France | Belgium | Georgia | Switzerland (French, Kurdish, English, & Arabic)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 111 minutes



Directed By: Jerry G. Angelo
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Official Synopsis: A Navy SEAL with PTSD struggles to balance the needs of his family with the demands of his teammates while, at the same time, battling to distinguish between reality and PTSD-related nightmares.

Starring: Jerry G. Angelo, Paul Logan, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Michael King, Jennifer L. Marshall, Mindy Robinson, & Andrew Ortega

Genre: Action | Drama | Romance | War
Country: Ireland (English)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 105 minutes



Directed By: Benjamin Ironside Koppin
Studio: Indican Pictures

Official Synopsis: After a lifetime of abuse and rejection Thomas Berkson has found unconditional love — through murder. He has become a serial killer following the voices in his head. Poor college student Ali Hooper, her little brother and ex-boyfriend find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. In this throwback to the classic 80’s slasher films comes this harrowing journey for survival against an unstoppable force of nature.

Starring: Anna B. Shaffer, Kyle Van Vonderen, Courtney Palm, Jason Gregory London, Liston Spence, and Dustin Stevens

Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: NR
Runtime: 94 minutes



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