JULY 23, 2021

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SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS

Directed By: Robert Schwentke
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested — even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.

Starring: Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Úrsula Corberó, Samara Weaving, and Iko Uwais
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence and brief strong language)
Runtime: 121 minutes

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OLD

Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan
Studio: Universal Pictures

A tropical holiday turns into a horrific nightmare when a family visits a secluded beach that’s somehow causing them to age rapidly — reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Starring: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Alex Wolff, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Embeth Davidtz, Emun Elliott, and Kathleen Chalfant
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for strong violence, disturbing images, suggestive content, partial nudity and brief strong language)
Runtime: 108 minutes

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Joe Bell

Directed By: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Studio: Roadside Attractions

The true story of a small town, working class father who embarks on a solo walk across the U.S. to crusade against bullying after his son is tormented in high school for being gay.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Reid Miller and Connie Britton
Genre: Biography | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language including offensive slurs, some disturbing material, and teen partying)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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How It Ends

Directed By: Zoe Lister Jones & Daryl Wein
Studio: MGM Studios

In this feel good apocalyptic comedy, freewheeling Liza (Zoe Lister-Jones) scores an invite to one last wild party before the world ends. But making it there won’t be easy, after her car is stolen, and the clock is ticking on her plan to tie up loose ends with friends and family. Accompanied by her younger self (Cailee Spaeny), Liza embarks on a hilarious journey across Los Angeles, running into an eclectic cast of characters.

Starring: Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Olivia Wilde, Fred Armisen, Helen Hunt, Lamorne Morris, Nick Kroll, Bradley Whitford, Colin Hanks, Logan Marshall-Green, Bobby Lee, Whitney Cummings, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, and Pauly Shore
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout, sexual references and drug material)
Runtime: 82 minutes

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The Last Letter From Your Lover

Directed By: Augustine Frizzell
Studio: Netflix

A pair of interwoven stories set in the past and present follow an ambitious journalist determined to solve the mystery of a forbidden love affair at the center of a trove of secret love letters from 1965.

Starring: Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner, Nabhaan Rizwan, Joe Alwyn, and Ncuti Gatwa
Genre: Drama | International | Romance
Country: UK (English)
Rating: TV-MA
Runtime: 110 minutes

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JOLT

Directed By: Tanya Wexler
Studio: Amazon Studios

Lindy is a beautiful, sardonically-funny woman with a painful secret: Due to a lifelong, rare neurological disorder, she experiences sporadic rage-filled, murderous impulses that can only be stopped when she shocks herself with a special electrode device. Unable to find love and connection in a world that fears her bizarre condition, she finally trusts a man long enough to fall in love, only to find him murdered the next day. Heartbroken and enraged, she embarks on a revenge-filled mission to find his killer, while also being pursued by the police as the crime’s prime suspect.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, Stanley Tucci and Jai Courtney.
Genre: Action | Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong violence, sexual content, and language throughout)
Runtime: 91 minutes

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The Comeback Trail

Directed By: George Gallo
Studio: Madman Films

Two movie producers who owe money to the mob set up their aging movie star for an insurance scam to try and save themselves. But they wind up getting more than they ever imagined.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff, Emile Hirsch, Eddie Griffin, Kate Katzman, Blerim Destani, and Joel Michaely
Genre: Comedy | Crime
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout and some violence)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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SETTLERS

Directed By: Wyatt Rockefeller
Studio: IFC Midnight

Mankind’s earliest settlers on the Martian frontier do what they must to survive the cosmic elements and one another.

Starring: Sofia Boutella, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Brooklynn Prince, Nell Tiger Free, Jonny Lee Miller, and Natalie Walsh
Genre: Drama | International | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: UK | Sout Africa (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 103 minutes

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Woodstock 99: Peace, Love and Rage

Directed By: Garret Price
Studio: HBO Max

Woodstock 99, a three-day music festival promoted to echo unity and counterculture idealism of the original 1969 concert but instead devolved into riots, looting and sexual assaults.

Starring:
Genre: Documentary | Music
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 110 minutes

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VAL

Directed By: Ting Poo & Leo Scott
Studio: Amazon Studios

For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.

Starring: Val Kilmer & Jack Kilmer
Genre: Documentary | Biography
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some language)
Runtime: 109 minutes

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Midnight in the Switchgrass

Directed By: Randall Emmett
Studio: Lionsgate

Bruce Willis and Megan Fox lead a powerful cast including Emile Hirsch, Lukas Haas, and Colson Baker in this gritty and intense crime-thriller. While in Florida on another case, FBI agents Helter (Willis) and Lombardo (Fox) cross paths with state cop Crawford (Hirsch), who’s investigating a string of female murders that appear to be related. Lombardo and Crawford team up for an undercover sting, but it goes horribly wrong, plunging Lombardo into grave danger and pitting Crawford against a serial killer in a twisted game of cat and mouse.

Starring: Megan Fox, Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Lukas Haas, Colson Baker and Lydia Hull
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence, and language throughout)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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AILEY

Directed By: Jamila Wignot
Studio: Neon

Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. AILEY traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through Ailey’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with those who intimately knew him, director Jamila Wignot weaves together a resonant biography of an elusive visionary.

Starring: Alvin Ailey, Bill T. Jones, Judith Jamison, and George Faison
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Runtime: 82 minutes

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MANDIBLES

Directed By: Quentin Dupieux
Studio: Magnolia Pictues | Magnet Releasing

When simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, they decide to train it in the hope of making a ton of cash.

Starring: David Marsais, Grégoire Ludig, Adèle Exarchopoulos, India Hair, Roméo Elvis, Coralie Russier, Bruno Lochet, and Dave Chapman
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | International
Country: France | Belgium (French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 77 minutes

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Broken Diamonds

Directed By: Peter Sattler
Studio: FilmRise

In the wake of his father’s death, a twenty-something writer sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he’s forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister.

Starring: Ben Platt, Lola Kirke, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alphonso McAuley, and Lynda Boyd
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements and a crude gesture)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Danny. Legend. God.

Directed By: Yavor Petkov
Studio: Shark Dog Films

DANNY is an influential city councilor and businessman in an unnamed Eastern European town. He is young and charismatic and some of the things he says are funny in the extreme. Danny has agreed to be the subject of a documentary on money laundering. But as soon as they arrive, Danny tells the film crew to forget about their script and just follow him and film everything. The documentary is now a feature called “DANNY. LEGEND. GOD.”

Starring: Dimo Alexiev, Kate Nichols, James Ryan Babson, Valentina Aleksandrova, and Iliana Lazarova
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Innternnational
Country: UK (English & Bulgarian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 106 minutes

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The Christmas Dance

Directed By: Michael Arcell
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Traumatized by her past Christmas is not at the top of Sarah’s list this time of year. However, waltzing through life’s unexpected emergencies, she is taught the Christmas dance.

Starring: Katherine Kelly Lang, Richard Karn, Briana White, Kristen Vaganos, Master P, and Scott Bailey
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes

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SMELLIVILLE

Directed By: Jens Møller & Toby Genkel
Studio: Viva Pictures

Young Max meets the Ogglies, a family of green, garbage-eating creatures who live at the dump in the town of Smelliville. When a contractor plans to build a wellness temple at the dump, Max and his pal must hatch a plan to save the Ogglies’ home.

Starring: Sema’j Alexander Cunningham, Kya Stein, Ben Young, and Lily Held
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Family | International
Country: Germany | Belgium (English)
Rating: PG (for rude material, language and brief smoking)
Runtime: 85 minutes

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Once I Was Engaged

Directed By: Maclain Nelson
Studio: Purdie Distribution

A new romantic comedy from the creators of Once I Was a Beehive! When Bree Carrington gets engaged while at BYU Hawaii, her loving but over-the-top mom goes all out to create the wedding of the century. But both mother and daughter must overcome the pressure of perfection when this happily ever after story doesn’t go quite as expected.

Starring: Bart Johnson, Paris Warner, Clare Niederpruem, Tanner Gillman, and Allie Jennings
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 107 minutes

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All The Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997)

Directed By: Jeremy Elkin
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

In the late 80s and early 90s, the streets of downtown Manhattan were the site of a collision between two vibrant subcultures: skateboarding and hip hop. Narrated by Zoo York co-founder Eli Gesner with an original score by legendary hip-hop producer Large Professor (Nas, A Tribe Called Quest), All the Streets Are Silent brings to life the magic of the time period and the convergence that created a style and visual language that would have an outsized and enduring cultural effect. From the DJ booths and dance floors of the Mars nightclub to the founding of brands like Supreme, this convergence would lay the foundation for modern street style. Paris Is Burning meets Larry Clark’s KIDS, All the Streets Are Silent is a love letter to New York–examining race, society, fashion, and street culture.

Starring: Rosario Dawson, Leo Fitzpatrick, Moby, Fab 5 Freddy, and Darryl McDaniels
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 89 minutes

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Fearing and Loathing in Aspen

Directed By: Bobby Kennedy III
Studio: Shout Studios

Fed-up with local pollution problems, journalist and activist Hunter S. Thompson challenges the establishment by running for sheriff of Aspen, Colo., in 1970.

Starring: Weston Cage Coppola, Blake Lindsley, Jay Bulger, and Laird Macintosh
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 85 minutes

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