DECEMBER 24, 2021

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The Matrix Resurrections

Directed By: Lana Wachowski
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr. Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. If he’s learned anything, it’s that choice, while an illusion, is still the only way out of — or into — the Matrix. Neo already knows what he has to do, but what he doesn’t yet know is that the Matrix is stronger, more secure and far more dangerous than ever before.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lambert Wilson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi
Country: USA (English & French)
Rating: R (for violence and some language)
Runtime: 148 minutes


The King’s Man

Directed By: Matthew Vaughn
Studio: 20th Century Studios

One man must race against time to stop history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds from starting a war and wiping out millions of people.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Thriller
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: R (for sequences of strong/bloody violence, language, and some sexual material)
Runtime: 131 minutes


Sing 2

Directed By: Garth Jennings
Studio: Universal Pictures + Illumination

This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet… all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star–played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut–to join them.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman, Bobby Cannavale, Pharrell Williams, Halsey, Chelsea Peretti, Letitia Wright, Eric André, and Bono
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Musical
Country: USA | France | Japan (English)
Rating: PG (for some rude material and mild peril/violence)
Runtime: 110 minutes


A Journal for Jordan

Directed By: Denzel Washington
Studio: Sony Pictures + Columbia Pictures

Directed by Denzel Washington and starring Michael B. Jordan with a screenplay by Virgil Williams, A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN is based on the true story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King (Jordan), a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Back at home, senior New York Times editor Dana Canedy (Chanté Adams) revisits the story of her unlikely, life-altering relationship with King and his enduring devotion to her and their child. A sweeping account of a once-in-a-lifetime love, the film is a powerful reminder of the importance of family.

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Chanté Adams, Jalon Christian, and Robert Wisdom
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content, partial nudity, drug use and language)
Runtime: 131 minutes


The Tragedy of Macbeth

Directed By: Joel Coen
Studio: A24

A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, and Brendan Gleeson
Genre: Drama | History | Thriller | War
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence)
Runtime: 105 minutes


Parallel Mothers

Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, and Milena Smit
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Spain | France (Spanish)
Rating: R (for some sexuality)
Runtime: 123 minutes


The Velvet Queen

Directed By: Marie Amiguet & Vincent Munier
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard. Munier introduces Tesson to the subtle art of waiting from a blind spot, tracking animals, and finding the patience to catch sight of the beasts. Through their journey in the Tibetan peaks, inhabited by invisible presences, the two men ponder humankind’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way.

Starring: Vincent Munier and Sylvain Tesson
Genre: Documentary | International
Country: France (French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes


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