APRIL 23, 2021

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MORTAL KOMBAT

Directed By: Simon McQuoid
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage–or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana–the immense power from within his soul–in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

Starring: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: Australia | USA (English & Japanese)
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and language throughout, and some crude references)
Runtime: 110 minutes

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TOGETHER TOGETHER

Created By: Nikole Beckwith
Studio: Bleeker Street

When young loner Anna is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt, a single man in his 40s who wants a child, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.

Starring: Ed Helms, Patti Harrison, Tig Notaro, Julio Torres, and Anna Konkle
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some sexual references and language)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET

Directed By: Marilyn Agrelo
Studio: Screen Media Films

Street Gang will take us inside the minds and hearts of the Sesame Street creators to help us understand not only how they produced this groundbreaking show, but also what it was like to be at the center of a cultural and social phenomenon. Street Gang concentrates on the most experimental and groundbreaking period of Sesame Street. The original surviving creators weave together personal narratives, and never before seen behind the scenes footage to reveal how they collaborated to push every boundary that confronted them, changing television, and changing the world.

Starring: Jim Henson, Jon Stone, Joan Ganz Cooney, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Bob McGrath, Matthew Robinson, Sonia Manzano, and Emilio Delgado
Genre: Documentary | History
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for some thematic elements, language and smoking)
Runtime: 107 minutes

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STOWAWAY

Directed By: Joe Penna
Studio: Netflix

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson and Toni Collette
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: Germany | USA (English)
Rating: TV-MA
Runtime: 116 minutes

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SWEET RIVER

Directed By: Justin McMillan
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Desperate to find her son’s body, a woman travels to a suspected serial killer’s hometown and discovers many dark secrets.

Starring: Lisa Kay, Eddie Baroo, Chris Haywood, Charlotte Stent, Martin Sacks, Sam Parsonson, Jayden McGinlay, and Jack Ellis
Genre: Horror | International | Mystery | Thriller
Country: Australia (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 102 minutes

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WILDCAT

Directed By: Jonathan W. Stokes
Studio: Saban Films

An ambitious reporter (Georgina Campbell) stationed in the Middle East is taken captive after a militant group ambushes her convoy. Convinced that the young woman is hiding her true identity, they’ll stop at nothing to extract information crucial to the success of their upcoming terrorist attack. With time running out, she must find a way to survive and turn the tables on her assailants.

Starring: Georgina Campbell, Luke Benward, Mido Hamada, Maz Siam, Ibrahim Renno, and Aaron Cavette
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence/torture and language)
Runtime: 93 minutes

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MY WONDERFUL WANDA

Directed By: Bettina Oberli
Studio: The Match Factory

Winner of awards at Tribeca and Vancouver, MY WONDERFUL WANDA is a delightful satire of the haves and the have-nots set against the backdrop of a gorgeous lakeside villa in Switzerland. At the story’s center is Wanda (Agnieszka Grochowska) a Polish caretaker who has left her own small children in Poland to look after Josef (André Jung) the stroke-ridden patriarch of the wealthy Wegmeister-Gloor dynasty. Wanda is adept in navigating the tricky family dynamics between the two grown (if still childish) offspring and the elegant if controlling matriarch Elsa (an amazing Marthe Keller), along with the sporadic intervention of animals stuffed or alive. But an unexpected turn of events turns everything upside down. While MY WONDERFUL WANDA exposes present-day realities of class injustice, thanks to writer-director Bettina Oberli’s empathetic lens, it is never less than a very human comedy.

Starring: Gottfried Breitfuss, Agnieszka Grochowska, André Jung, Marthe Keller, and Jacob Matschenz
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Country: Switzerland (German)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 111 minutes

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THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD

Directed By: Joe Gantz
Studio: CrushedPlanet Films

From Joe Gantz, the Emmy-winning producer of American Winter and Ending Disease, The Race To Save The World offers an intimate portrait of activists, age 15 to 72, as they put themselves on the line to fight climate change. Encompassing protests and arrests, courtroom drama and family turmoil, these everyday heroes push to create a sustainable world, often risking their relationships, careers — and freedoms in the process. Drawing on powerful footage and moving interviews, The Race to Save The World is an inspiring call to action, urging each one of us to become climate warriors for a livable future.

Starring:
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 102 minutes

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SAS: RED NOTICE

Directed By: Magnus Martens
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Tom Buckingham (SAM HEUGHAN), a special forces operator, is taking Dr. Sophie Hart from London to Paris to propose. When their train is deep inside the Channel Tunnel, Grace Lewis (RUBY ROSE) and her team of heavily armed war criminals seize the train and hold hundreds of passengers hostage. Grace threatens to expose the British governments darkest secrets and blow up the Channel Tunnel if her ransom demands are not met. Unarmed and cut off from his counter terror team, Tom is the only hope that Sophie and the other passengers have to make it out alive. Based on the best-selling novel by former SAS operator Andy McNab, SAS: RED NOTICE is a provocative and authentic portrayal of an emergency response operation and the singular mindset Tom needs to survive.

Starring: Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose, Andy Serkis, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Noel Clarke, Owain Yeoman, Ray Panthaki, Anne Reid and Tom Wilkinson
Genre: Action
Country: UK | Hungary | Netherlands | Switzerland (English & French)
Rating: R (for strong/bloody violence and language throughout)
Runtime: 123 minutes

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UNEARTH

Directed By: John C. Lyons & Dorota Swies
Studio: Cinedigm

Falling on hard times, George Lomack (Marc Blucas) is desperate to save his family. Pushed to the very edge and barely making ends meet, he turns to the one place that can save his home, the gas and oil industry. Not heeding the warnings of his sagacious neighbor (Adrienne Barbeau), it soon becomes abundantly clear that Lomack has made a deal with the devil. A creeping terror has been released from the depths of his fertile land while George’s family become shadows of their former selves. Now the two neighbors fight for survival against a poison that is infecting their soil.

Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Marc Blucas, Brooke Sorenson, Allison McAtee, and Rachel McKeon
Genre: Drama | Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes

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WET SEASON

Directed By: Anthony Chen
Studio: Strand Releasing

As Mandarin-language teacher Ling continues with fruitless IVF treatment while taking care of her ailing father-in-law, she finds herself slowly drawn towards a promising student who seems to have been abandoned by his parents. Outside it’s monsoon season, but Ling’s inner turmoil looks set to get her into a heap of trouble. Director Anthony Chen brings this simmering Singapore-set drama to boiling point, whilst using an associative and poetic editing rhythm, repeating colors and shapes to highlight the small parallels that link people, and reveal the profound in lovely and subtle ways. With uniformly sensitive performances from the returning cast of Ilo Ilo, Chen’s Wet Season is the classy and well-measured teacher-student drama that will get you weeping this autumn.

Starring: Jia Ler Koh, Christopher Ming-Shun Lee, Shi Bin Yang, and Yann Yann Yeo
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Singapore | Taiwan (English, Mandarin, & Hokkien)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 103 minutes

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BOTTOM FEEDERS

Directed By: Stephen M. Miller
Studio: Indie Rights

Hanging onto college life, striving for mediocrity, silly hobbies and chasing girls is what they do. They don’t go after the premium catch, they’re Bottom Feeders.

Starring: Jeremy London, Melodie Roehrig, Tyler Aser, Jake Hepner, Nicole Palermo, and Alex Packard
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 minutes

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THE SPACE BETWEEN (2021)

Directed By: Rachel Winter
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Micky Adams (Kelsey Grammer), an eccentric has-been rock musician, loses his grip on reality as his record label looks to drop him and his new “unique” albums. In hopes of breaking out of the mailroom, young Charlie Porter (Jackson White) is tasked with traveling to the musician’s bizarre home and forcing Micky out of his contract. Micky realizes Charlie could be the key to an artistic breakthrough and the pair’s unlikely friendship grows. The odd but powerful bond helps both gain perspective on the music industry, life, love… and the space between.

Starring: William Fichtner, Kelsey Grammer, Julia Goldani Telles, John Patrick Amedori, Paris Jackson, and Andrew Daly
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive language, drug content, some sexual content and nudity)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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8 BILLION ANGELS

Directed By: Victor Velle
Studio: Terry Spahr Productions

8 Billion Angels explores the birth of mankind and its relentless growth and pursuit to harness, exploit, and ultimately dominate Mother Earth. The film examines the evidence pointing towards a controversial and often overlooked question: are there too many people on Planet Earth? And consequently, are we and all Earth’s creatures destined for extinction, or do we have the will to turn the tide?

Starring: Jason Hall-Spencer, Katsuo Inaba, Vimlendu Jha, Bill Mai, and David Montgomery
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 76 minutes

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TINY TIM: KING OF A DAY

Directed By: Johan von Sydow
Studio: Juno Fiilms

The story about the outcast Herbert Khaury’s rise to stardom as Tiny Tim is the ultimate fairytale. And so is his downfall. Either considered a freak or a genius Tiny Tim left no one unaffected. Over 45 million Americans watched his wedding on the Carson Show, and his queer personality has been celebrated by the likes of Bob Dylan, and Johnny Depp. There were plans and hopes that Tiny Tim would be a lasting star, not only a novelty act. But one man ruined these plans. Tiny Tim. The exclusive access to Tiny Tim’s diaries, and interviews with his family and friends, tells the story about one of the oddest stars the world has ever seen. A life of struggle; against his skeptical parents, hostile neighbors, booing audiences, and his battle with mental illness. And girls! Girls! Girls! And a boy. But also Tiny’s fanatical belief: One day I will be famous!

Starring: Jonas Mekas, Richard Barone, Susan M. Khaury Wellman, Johnny Pineapple, and Justin A. Martell
Genre: Documentary | Animation | Biography | Music
Country: Croatia | Norway | Sweden | USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 78 minutes

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