MAY 28, 2021

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CRUELLA

Directed By: Craig Gillespie
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Academy Award (R) winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar (R) winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Mark Strong
Genre: Comedy | Crime
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and thematic elements)
Runtime: 134 minutes

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A QUIET PLACE PART II

Created By: John Krasinski
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, and Djimon Hounsou
Genre: Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Endangered Species

Directed By: M.J. Bassett
Studio: Lionsgate

Starring Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) and Jerry O’Connell (Showtime’s “Billions”) this gripping adventure tale unfolds beneath a brutal African sun. Jack Halsey takes his wife (Romijn), their adult kids, and a friend for a dream vacation in Kenya. But as they venture off alone into a wilderness park, their safari van is flipped over by an angry rhino, leaving them injured and desperate. Then, as two of them go in search of rescue, a bloody, vicious encounter with a leopard and a clan of hyenas incites a desperate fight for survival.

Starring: Rebecca Romijn, Philip Winchester, Isabel Bassett, Michael Johnston, and Jerry O’Connell
Genre: Action | Thriller
Country: Kenya | USA (English)
Rating: R (for language, some violence and bloody images)
Runtime: 101 minutes

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MOBY DOC

Directed By: Rob Gordon Bralver
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Moby Doc is a surrealist biographical documentary narrated by Moby as he reflects on his turbulent personal life and iconic music from underground punk bands to chart-topping solo artist, and from struggling addict to vegan activist. Featuring interviews with David Lynch and David Bowie, along with extraordinary concert footage, utilizing a unique blend of re-enactments, interviews, and archival footage, audiences will be treated to an insightful, unvarnished look at an artist who has sold more than 20 million albums, an activist who has long championed animal rights, and a man whose traumatic childhood shaped him in profound ways. This introspective journey sets out to answer existential questions of purpose and meaning by examining a life of extreme highs and lows, joy, tragedy, success and failure.

Starring: Moby, David Lynch, David Bowie, Julie Mintz, and Gary Baseman
Genre: Documentary | Biography
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes

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FUNHOUSE

Directed By: Jason William Lee
Studio: Magnet Releasing

Down-and-out backup singer and celebrity ex-husband Kasper is invited to compete in the Funhouse, an online ‘Big Brother’ style reality show. To rebrand his image and tarnished reputation, Kasper reluctantly accepts the offer. Together with 7 other C-list celebrities from around the globe he will compete for the prize of 5 million dollars. At first, the Funhouse is just as the name suggests, full of wild times, budding friendships, love connections and brewing rivalries. To everyone’s surprise, the fun quickly turns into misery when the first challenge leaves one of the contestants brutally murdered.

Starring: Valter Skarsgård, Khamisa Wilsher, Gigi Saul Guerrero, and Christopher Gerard
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden | Canada (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 106 minutes

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BLUE MIRACLE

Directed By: Julio Quintana
Studio: Netflix

To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Raymond Cruz, Anthony Gonzalez, Jimmy Gonzales, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Fernanda Urrejola and Bruce McGill
Genre: Adventure | Biography | Drama | Family
Country: USA (English)
Rating: TV-14
Runtime: 95 minutes

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American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

Directed By: Michael Polish
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Based on the true story, AMERICAN TRAITOR: THE TRIAL OF AXIS SALLY follows the life of American woman Mildred Gillars (Meadow Williams) and her lawyer (Al Pacino), who struggles to redeem her reputation. Dubbed “Axis Sally” for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to American troops during World War II, Mildred’s story exposes the dark underbelly of the Third Reich’s hate-filled propaganda machine, her eventual capture in Berlin, and subsequent trial for treason against the United States after the war.

Starring: Al Pacino, Meadow Williams, Swen Temmel, Thomas Kretschmann and Mitch Pileggi
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for sexual assault)
Runtime: 109 minutes

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Port Authority

Directed By: Danielle Lessovitz
Studio: Momentum Pictures

After getting kicked out of his home in central Pennsylvania, Paul (Fionn Whitehead) arrives to NYC’s dizzying central station with nowhere to go. A momentary encounter with Wye (Leyna Bloom), a trans woman of color, leads him to seek her out. Transfixed by her beauty and confidence, a love soon blossoms. But as the two learn more about each other, Paul’s false narratives begin to surface and the double life he lives must be reconciled.

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Leyna Bloom, McCaul Lombardi and Louisa Krause
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive language, some offensive slurs, sexual content, nudity and violence)
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog

Directed By: Lynn Roth
Studio: Glass Half Full Media

The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany, in the drama SHEPHERD: THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG. When the Nuremberg Laws are passed forbidding Jews to own pets, Kaleb, a German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family and his beloved 10 year old master, Joshua. Kaleb becomes a street dog, is captured and eventually adopted by an SS dog trainer at a Nazi work camp where Kaleb has now been trained to help round up and terrorize Jewish prisoners. One day when a new trainload of prisoners arrives at the camp, Joshua steps out of that train and a miraculous reunion takes place as Kaleb rediscovers his unwavering loyalty to his young master Joshua. Together the pair attempt to escape the camp and begin the perilous journey to freedom. Based on the bestselling Israeli novel “The Jewish Dog” by Asher Kravitz.

Starring: August Maturo, Ken Duken, Ayelet Zurer, and Lois Robbins
Genre: Family
Country: USA | Hungary (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes

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Welcome Matt

Directed By: Leon Pierce Jr.
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Matt is a twenty something year old up and coming filmmaker that encounters a traumatic experience on the verge of his big break into the film industry. As a result of suffering this traumatic incident, he finds himself developing agoraphobia and is now unable to leave his home. Feeling compelled to stay inside where he believes it to be safe, but still wanting to create art, he decides to write, direct and star in a feature film project that no one believes in! As a result of this, his girlfriend breaks up with him, he finds himself being broke and facing an eviction and his only saving grace is to take a movie deal to get back on his feet. But in order to do so, he must overcome his fear of going outside. So, with the help of an in-home therapist, Matt makes an effort to overcome his fears and go outside, in hopes of living a better and much more fulfilling life.

Starring: Tahj Mowry, Deon Cole, Jazsmin Lewis, and Adriyan Rae
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Women (2021)

Directed By: Anton Sigurdsson
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

A small town detective investigates into a Sociology professor when a mutilated body is found and women have gone missing from his class.

Starring: Anna Marie Dobbins, Anna Maiche, Denise Gossett, and Kylie Delre
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA | Iceland | UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Ahead of the Curve

Directed By: Jen Rainin & Rivkah Beth Medow
Studio: Wolfe Video

With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ’90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community. To forge a path forward, Franco reaches out to women working in today’s queer spaces to understand what queer women need today and how Curve can continue to serve the community.

Starring: Franco Stevens, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Andrea Pino-Silva, Melissa Etheridge and Jewelle Gomez
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 minutes

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