JULY 16, 2021

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Space Jam: A New Legacy

Directed By: Malcolm D. Lee
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

When LeBron James and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself.

Starring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Zendaya
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Sport
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for some cartoon violence and some language)
Runtime: 115 minutes

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Gunpowder Milkshake

Directed By: Navot Papushado
Studio: Netflix

Sam (Karen Gillan) was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet (Lena Headey), an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. She uses her “talents” to clean up The Firm’s most dangerous messes. She’s as efficient as she is loyal. But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl — Emily (Chloe Colemaan). With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates: The Librarians (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carla Gugino). These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.

Starring: Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, and Paul Giamatti
Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence throughout and language)
Runtime: 114 minutes

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Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

Directed By: Adam Robitel
Studio: Sony Pictures

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is the sequel to the box office hit psychological thriller that terrified audiences around the world. In this installment, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive… and discovering they’ve all played the game before.

Starring: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Indya Moore, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel, and Carlito Olivero
Genre: Action | Adventure | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for violence, terror/peril and strong language)
Runtime: 88 minutes

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Pig

Directed By: Michael Sarnoski
Studio: Neon

Living alone in the Oregon wilderness, a truffle hunter returns to Portland to find the person who stole his beloved pig.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language and some violence)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Fear Street Part Three: 1666

Directed By: Leigh Janiak
Studio: Netflix

In 1666, a colonial town is gripped by a witch hunt that has deadly consequences for centuries to come, while teenagers in 1994 try to put an end to their town’s curse before it is too late.

Starring: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, and Gillian Jacobs
Genre: Horror | Mystery
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong violence and gore, language, some sexuality and brief drug use)
Runtime: 112 minutes

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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Directed By: Morgan Neville
Studio: Focus Features

It’s not where you go. It’s what you leave behind…. Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.

Starring: Anthony Bourdain
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout)
Runtime: 118 minutes

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Die In A Gunfight

Directed By: Collin Schiffli
Studio: Lionsgate

In Die in a Gunfight, Mary and Ben are the star-crossed black sheep of two powerful families engaged in a centuries-long feud – and they’re about to reignite an affair after many years apart. Their forbidden love will trigger the dominoes that will draw in Mukul, Ben’s best friend, who owes him a life debt; Terrence, Mary’s would-be protector-turned-stalker; Wayne, an Aussie hitman with an open mind and a code of ethics; and his free-spirited girlfriend, Barbie. As fists and bullets fly, it becomes clear that violent delights will have violent ends.

Starring: Billy Crudup, Diego Boneta, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Alexandra Daddario
Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Out Of Death

Directed By: Mike Burns
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

A corrupt Sheriff’s department in a rural mountain town comes undone when an unintended witness throws a wrench into their shady operation.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Jaime King, and Lala Kent
Genre: Crime | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout, violence and drug use)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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No Ordinary Man

Directed By: Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

American jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable touring and recording career in the mid-twentieth century, along with his band The Billy Tipton Trio. After his death in the late 80s, it was revealed that Tipton was assigned female at birth, and his life was swiftly reframed as the story of an ambitious woman passing as a man in pursuit of a music career. The genre-defying documentary NO ORDINARY MAN seeks to correct that misrepresentation by collaborating with trans artists. As they collectively celebrate Tipton’s story as a musician living his life according to his own terms, they paint a portrait of a trans culture icon. NO ORDINARY MAN features leading voices and breakout stars in the trans community, including Marquise Vilsón, Scott Turner Schofield, Susan Stryker, C. Riley Snorton, and Thomas Page McBee, among others.

Starring: Marquise Vilsón, Scott Turner Schofield, Susan Stryker, C. Riley Snorton, and Thomas Page McBee
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 83 minutes

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Mama Weed

Directed By: Jean-Paul Salomé
Studio: Music Box Films

A French-Arabic translator for the Paris police anti-narcotics unit, Patience Portefeux (Isabelle Huppert) interprets the daily calls and conversations between the city’s biggest drug dealers. In the evenings, she looks in on her aging mother (Liliane Rovère, “Call My Agent”) at the long-term care facility where she is months behind in paying the bills. When she overhears the son of one of her mother’s nurses on the wiretap, Patience is moved to protect him. But her involvement in his business quickly escalates and she finds herself in possession of a huge store of hash and the insider knowledge required to move it. With her newly adopted retired police dog at her side, Patience transforms into Mama Weed, a savvy saleswoman capitalizing on her field experience to earn the extra income she so desperately needs while doing her best to stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the precinct.

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Hippolyte Girardot, Farida Ouchani, and Liliane Rovère
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | International
Country: France | Belgium (French, Arabic, & Yiddish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Great White

Directed By: Martin Wilson
Studio: RLJE Films

In GREAT WHITE, a blissful tourist trip turns into a nightmare when five seaplane passengers are stranded miles from shore. In a desperate bid for survival, the group try to make it to land before they either run out of supplies or are taken by a menacing terror lurking just beneath the surface.

Starring: Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Tim Kano, Te Kohe Tuhaka and Kimie Tsukakoshi
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 minutes

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The Sleepless Unrest

Directed By: Kendall Whelpton & Vera Whelpton
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

The world-famous house that inspired The Conjuring film has recently been sold and is now open to paranormal investigations. With special access, a small group of filmmakers and paranormal investigators are allowed to move into the famously haunted home for two weeks in hopes of capturing evidence. During this time the group will be experiencing, investigating, and documenting every moment. Will they be able to make it through their stay? Do malevolent spirits still haunt this home, or is it something more sinister?

Starring: Kendall Whelpton, Vera Whelpton, and Cory Heinzen
Genre: Documentary | Horror | Mystery | Reality-TV | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 80 minutes

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Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

Directed By: Tom Hurwitz & Rosalynde LeBlanc
Studio: Kino Lorber

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters is a feature documentary that traces the remarkable history and legacy of one of the most important works of art to come out of the age of AIDS–choreographer Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet “D-Man in the Waters.” In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company felt as they were embattled by the AIDS pandemic.As a group of young dancers reconstructs the dance, they learn about this oft forgotten history and deepen their understanding of the power of art in a time of plague.

Starring: Bill T. Jones
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes

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The Maid

Directed By: Lee Thongkham
Studio: Epic Pictures

Joy is the new maid of a royal house, whose previous maid disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and is now haunting and terrorizing the family. Joy works to uncover the reason behind the former maid’s disappearance.

Starring: Ploy Sornarin, Savika Chaiyadej, Theerapat Sajakul, and Kannaporn Puangtong
Genre: Drama | Horror | International | Mystery | Thriller
Country: Thailand (Thai)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes

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The Boys In Red Hats

Directed By: Jonathan Schroder
Studio: Shark Dog Films

January 18, 2019. Surrounded by cheering classmates on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, 17-year-old Nick Sandmann instantly and unwittingly became a global headline as he appeared to confront Nathan Phillips, a Native American elder, at that year’s heated March for Life rally. Overnight, clips of the interaction went viral, Sandmann and his classmates hit with a tidal wave of worldwide outrage and the entire Cov Cath community suddenly at the center of uncomfortable conversation. A graduate of that elite institution, filmmaker Jonathan Schroder watched it all unfold with keen interest. Seeking to better understand the scene on the steps, the people involved in it and its larger ramifications for the community, the media and our democracy as a whole, The Boys in the Red Hats deftly explores the media’s obsession with immediacy over accuracy, the danger in prioritizing intent over impact and what it’s going to take if we ever hope to bridge the deep divides in our communities–and our country.

Starring: Nicholas Sandmann and Nathan Phillips
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 87 minutes

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How To Deter A Robber

Directed By: Maria Bissell
Studio: Shout! Studios

In a desolate town in Northern Wisconsin, a stubborn young woman and her naïve boyfriend face off against a pair of amateur burglars.

Starring: Vanessa Marano, Benjamin Papac, Abbie Cobb, Sonny Valicenti, Gabrielle Carteris and Chris Mulkey
Genre: Comedy | Crime
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 85 minutes

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Final Set
(Cinquième set)

Directed By: Quentin Reynaud
Studio: Apollo Films

Thomas was once renowned as a young tennis prodigy, but never had the career he hoped for. At 37, despite his declining physical fitness, he decides to compete in the qualifying rounds of the French Open for one last attempt at glory.

Starring: Alex Lutz, Ana Girardot, and Kristin Scott Thomas
Genre: Drama | International | Sport
Country: France (French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 105 minutes

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The Hidden Life of Trees

Directed By: Jörg Adolph
Studio: MPI Media Group

When Peter Wohlleben published his book “The Hidden Life of Trees” in 2015, he quickly entered bestseller lists. The forester wrote vividly about his experience that trees are able to communicate with each other, a thesis explored here.

Starring: Peter Wohlleben, Achim Bogdahn, Markus Lanz, and Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt
Genre: Documentary
Country: Germany (erman, Korean, English, & Polish)
Rating: PG (for some suggestive material, brief language and smoking)
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Josee, The Tiger and the Fish

Directed By: Kotaro Tamura
Studio: FUNimation Films

With dreams of diving abroad, Tsuneo gets a job assisting Josee, an artist whose imagination takes her far beyond her wheelchair. But when the tide turns against them, they push each other to places they never thought possible, and inspire a love fit for a storybook.

Starring: Kaya Kiyohara, Taishi Nakagawa, Matsutera Chiemi, and Kengo Kawanishi
Genre: Animation | Drama | International | Romance
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 99 minutes

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Casanova, Last Love

Directed By: Benoît Jacquot
Studio: Wild Bunch

The famous libertine Casanova meets a young courtesan who challenges him by refusing to give him power or control over her.

Starring: Vincent Lindon, Stacy Martin, Valeria Golino, and Julia Roy
Genre: Drama | History | International | Romance
Country: France | Belgium | United States (Frennch & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 minutes

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