DECEMBER 10, 2021

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West Side Story

Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Studio: 20th Century Studios

Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks — two rival gangs vying for control of the streets.

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, and Rita Moreno
Genre: Crime | Drama | Musical | Romance
Country: USA (English & Spanish)
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong violence, strong language, thematic content, suggestive material and brief smoking)
Runtime: 156 minutes


Don’t Look Up

Directed By: Adam McKay
Studio: Netflix

Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem: it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout, some sexual content, graphic nudity and drug content)
Runtime: 138 minutes


Being The Ricardos

Directed By: Aaron Sorkin
Studio: Amazon Studios

Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos in Academy Award (R)-winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Being the Ricardos. A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom “I Love Lucy.”

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J. K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy, and Clark Gregg
Genre: Biography | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language)
Runtime: 90 minutes



Directed By: Bruno Dumont
Studio: Kino Lorber

In FRANCE, a satirical drama set in contemporary Paris, Léa Seydoux stars as France de Meurs, a seemingly unflappable superstar TV journalist whose career, home life, and psychological stability are turned upside down after she carelessly drives into a young delivery man on a busy street. This unexpected eruption of reality triggers a series of self-reckonings as well as a strange romance that proves impossible to shake. As France attempts to slow down and retreat into a simpler, anonymous life, her fame continues to pursue her. Starting out as a tragicomic satire of the news media, writer-director Bruno Dumont’s provocative new film spirals out into something darker as it examines the difficulty of maintaining one’s sense of self in a corrosive culture.

Starring: Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay, Emanuele Arioli, Juliane Köhler, Gaëtan Amiel, Jewad Zemmar and Marc Bettinelli
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Country: France | Germany | Italy | Belgium (French, German, & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 134 minutes


National Champions

Directed By: Ric Roman Waugh
Studio: STXfilms

Three days before the college football national championship game, star quarterback LeMarcus James (Stephan James) and teammate Emmett Sunday (Alexander Ludwig) ignite a player’s strike declaring they won’t compete until all student-athletes are fairly compensated. With billions of dollars at risk and legacies on the line, the stakes could not be higher. Now, with only hours until kickoff, the head coach (J.K. Simmons) and various power brokers (Lil Rel Howery, Tim Blake Nelson, Andrew Bachelor, Jeffrey Donovan, David Koechner, Kristin Chenoweth, Timothy Olyphant, Uzo Aduba) must race against the clock to protect or destroy the prevailing collegiate athletics system.

Starring: Stephan James, J. K. Simmons, Alexander Ludwig, Lil Rel Howery, Tim Blake Nelson, Andrew Bachelor, Jeffrey Donovan, David Koechner, Kristin Chenoweth, Timothy Olyphant, and Uzo Aduba
Genre: Drama
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout and sexual references)
Runtime: 116 minutes


The Hating Game

Directed By: Peter Hutchings
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Based on the best-selling book, THE HATING GAME tells the story of ambitious good girl Lucy Hutton and her cold, efficient work nemesis, Joshua Templeton. Committed to achieving professional success without compromising her ethics, Lucy ultimately embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against Josh, a rivalry that is increasingly complicated by her mounting attraction to him.

Starring: Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Corbin Bernsen, Sakina Jaffrey, and Yasha Jackson
Genre: Comedy | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some sexual content and language)
Runtime: 103 minutes


American Sicario

Directed By: RJ Collins
Studio: Lionsgate

The story of the rise and fall of the first American-born drug lord in Mexico, this tale of power, money, greed and betrayal amongst rival members of the drug cartels finds American gangster Erik Vasquez (Philippe A. Haddad) scheming to become the top dog in the Mexican underworld, only to find himself making enemies out of both the powerful cartels and his own allies.

Starring: Danny Trejo, Maya Stojan, Maurice Compte, and Philippe A. Haddad
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence, pervasive language, drug use and some sexual material)
Runtime: 101 minutes


The Last Son

Directed By: Tim Sutton
Studio: DECAL + Redbox Entertainment

Sam Worthington stars as Isaac LeMay, a murderous outlaw who learns he is cursed by a prophecy: one of his children will kill him. To prevent this, he hunts down each of his estranged children including long-lost son Cal (Colson Baker). With bounty hunters and Sheriff Solomon (Thomas Jane) on his tail, LeMay must find a way to stop his children and end the curse.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Machine Gun Kelly, Thomas Jane, Emily Marie Palmer, and Heather Graham
Genre: Action | Drama | Western
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence throughout, some sexual content, nudity and language)
Runtime: 96 minutes



Directed By: Mickey Reece
Studio: Magnet Releasing

A nun’s disturbing behavior sparks rumors of demonic possession at a remote convent. When a priest-in-waiting and his disillusioned mentor are sent to investigate, their methods backfire, leaving a wake of terror and trauma.

Starring: Molly C. Quinn, Sean Gunn, Chris Sullivan, Hayley McFarland, and Chris Browning
Genre: Drama | Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes



Directed By: Kirby Atkins
Studio: Saban Films

A species of creatures known as thoriphants rebel against their life of servitude and embark on a journey to find the fabled city of Uprights.

Starring: Lucy Lawless, John Rhys-Davies, Temuera Morrison and Rhys Darby
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | International
Country: New Zealand | China (English)
Rating: PG (for violence and peril, thematic elements and a smoking image)
Runtime: 97 minutes


American Refugee

Directed By: Ali LeRoi
Studio: Epix

With the American economy in collapse and the nation under martial law, a family seeks shelter in their neighbor’s bunker, where the danger inside is potentially greater than the danger outside.

Starring: Erika Alexander, Derek Luke, Sam Trammell, Zamani Wilder, and Jessi Case
Genre: Crime | Drama | Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes



Directed By: Sonny Mallhi
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

A soldier and his wife find themselves in a fight for their lives when they take a Halloween haunted hayride.

Starring: Emily Van Raay, Andrew Creer, Bradley Hamilton, and Stephanie Moran
Genre: Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes


The Only One

Directed By: Noah Gilbert
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

On the brink of resigning herself to a life of independence, a young woman visits an old flame and takes one last shot at a committed relationship.

Starring: Caitlin Stasey, Jon Beavers, Blake Lindsley, and Hugo Armstrong
Genre: Drama
Country: USA | Canada | France (English & French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 104 minutes



Directed By: Michael Leoni
Studio: An 11:11 Experience

Driven by a devastating need to expose the truth, A-list celebrity Jason Mast pushes the boundaries of friendship to reveal the true cost of fame. What appears to be a night of celebration turns out to be an intricate plan to confront his past.

Starring: Chris Kattan, Brooke Butler, Megan Davis, and C.J. Valleroy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 110 minutes


Revolution of Our Times

Directed By: Kiwi Chow

A modern, dark-humored tale of greed, romance, and lost innocence in consumer-crazed, alienated society that functions as a harsh critique of society today without taking itself too seriously.

Starring: Ron Perlman, Natasha Henstridge, Vanessa Marano, and Judson Mills
Genre: Documentary | International
Country: Hong Kong (Chinese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 152 minutes


Joy Womack: The White Swan

Directed By: Dina Burlis & Sergey Gavrilov
Studio: Film Movement

The film follows several years in the life of Joy Womack, the first American to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s main training program, and the first American woman to sign a contract with the Bolshoi Ballet. Joy grew up in a typical American family. She always wanted to be a ballet dancer and moved to Russia when she was 15 to follow her dream. Without a word of Russian, not completely fit for the physical requirements of Russian ballet dancers, Joy shows her strength and dedication to ballet and accomplishing her dreams. We follow Joy’s personal and professional life: from her daily challenges, injuries, performances to becoming a ballet dancer with Bolshoi Theatre group and then prima ballerina of Kremlin Ballet, where she has performance of her lifetime — Swan Lake, before closing this chapter of her life and leaving Russia to pursue new opportunities.

Starring: Joy Annabelle Womack, Nikita Ivanov-Goncharov, Elizabeth Shvedenko, and Natalia Goncharova
Genre: Documentary | International
Country: Russia | UK | USA (Russian & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes


The Lady of Heaven

Directed By: Eli King
Studio: Enlightened Kingdom

The heart-wrenching journey of Lady Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad. Separated by 1400 years, an Iraqi child, in the midst of a war-torn country at the hands of ISIS, learns the importance and power of patience. After losing his mother, the child finds himself in a new home, where a loving grandmother narrates the historical story of The Lady and how her suffering as the first victim of terrorism spun out of control into the 21st century.

Starring: Conrad Anker, Alex Lowe, Isaac Lowe, and Jennifer Lowe
Genre: Action | Drama | History | International
Country: UK (English)
Rating: R (for strong/bloody violence)
Runtime: 141 minutes


To What Remains

Directed By: Chris Woods
Studio: Abramorama

Project Recover, a small team of accomplished scientists, historians, and military veterans, scour the depths of the ocean and the farthest corners of the earth, to search for and recover the remains of the more than 80,000 Americans missing in action since World War II, delivering closure, solace, and kinship to MIA families who’ve gone generations without answers.

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 81 minutes


Off The Rails

Directed By: Jules Williamson
Studio: Screen Media Films

Three best friends from college recreate their post-graduation trip across Europe to honor the memory of their friend Anna. Joining Kate (Jenny Seagrove), Liz (Sally Phillips) and Cassie (Kelly Preston) is Anna’s 18-year-old daughter Maddie fulfilling her mother’s last wish to have them take this trip with her. When lost passports, train strikes and romantic entanglements get in their way, they put old feuds aside to complete the journey and remind themselves that they are still at their peak.

Starring: Jenny Seagrove, Sally Phillips, Ismael Calvillo Millán, and Kelly Preston
Genre: Comedy | International
Country: UK (English)
Rating: R (for some language)
Runtime: 94 minutes


White On White

Directed By: Theo Court
Studio: Outsider Pictures

At the dawn of the twentieth century, Pedro arrives in Tierra del Fuego, a violent and hostile territory, to immortalize the marriage of a powerful landowner. Fascinated with the bride-to-be’s beauty, he betrays the rules and is left to face a land crawling with violence and marked by the genocide of its indigenous inhabitants.

Starring: Alfredo Castro, Lola Rubio, Lars Rudolph, and Alejandro Goic
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Spain | Chile | France | Germany (Spanish & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes


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