JANUARY 7, 2022

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The 355

Directed By: Simon Kinberg
Studio: Universal Pictures

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown (Oscar®-nominated actress Jessica Chastain) will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie (Diane Kruger, In the Fade), former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah (Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o), and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela (Oscar® winner Penélope Cruz) on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing Fan, X-Men: Days of Future Past), who is tracking their every move. As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the opulent auction houses of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world–or get them killed.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Bingbing Fan, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Édgar Ramírez, and Sebastian Stan
Genre: Action | Thriller
Country: USA | China (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence, brief strong language, and suggestive material)
Runtime: 124 minutes



Directed By: Asghar Farhadi
Studio: Amazon Studios

Rahim (Amir Jadidi) is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor (Mohsen Tanabandeh) to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don’t go as planned…

Starring: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh and Alireza Jahandideh
Genre: Drama | International | Thriller
Country: France | Iran (Persian)
Rating: R (for some thematic elements and language)
Runtime: 127 minutes


American Siege

Directed By: Edward Drake
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Washed-up Sheriff Ben Watts (Bruce Willis) guards the secrets of the wealthy residents of a small Georgia town. When three outlaws take a prominent town doctor hostage in search of a missing woman, Sheriff Watts is called in to handle the situation before the FBI arrives. In a race against time, mayor Charles Routledge (Timothy V. Murphy) pressures Sheriff Watts to launch an assault on the hostage-takers and to eliminate all witnesses. When the Sheriff realizes he may be a pawn in a larger scheme, he must carve a bloody warpath to expose the truth behind the town’s dark secrets.

Starring: Timothy V. Murphy, Bruce Willis, Rob Gough, Johann Urb, Anna Hindman, Johnny Messner, Cullen G. Chambers, and Janet Jones
Genre: Action | Thriller
Country: USA | Canada (English)
Rating: R (for violence, language throughout and some drug content)
Runtime: 100 minutes


The Commando

Directed By: Asif Akbar
Studio: Saban Films

In this edge-of-your-seat crime thriller starring Michael Jai White and Mickey Rourke, an elite DEA agent (White) returns home after a failed mission when his family makes an unexpected discovery in their house — a stash of money worth $3 million. They soon face the danger and threat of a newly released criminal (Rourke) and his crew who will do whatever it takes to retrieve the money — including kidnap the agent’s daughters. Stakes are high and lives are at risk in this head-to-head battle as the agent stops at nothing to protect his family against the money-hungry criminals.

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Brendan Fehr, Michael Jai White, and Jeff Fahey
Genre: Action | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong violence, language throughout and some drug use)
Runtime: 93 minutes


See For Me

Directed By: Randall Okita
Studio: IFC Midnight

Sophie, a young blind woman, house-sitting at a secluded mansion, finds herself under invasion by thieves seeking a hidden safe. Her only means of defense: a new app called “See For Me.” It connects her to a volunteer across the country who helps her survive by seeing on her behalf. Sophie is connected to Kelly, an army veteran who spends her days playing first person shooter games. Sophie is forced to learn that if she’s going to survive the night, she’ll need all the help she can get. A blind teenage girl who ends up being not so powerless after all.

Starring: Laura Vandervoort, Matthew Gouveia, Emily Piggford, Joe Pingue and Kim Coates
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: Canada (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes


June Again

Directed By: JJ Winlove
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

In the heartfelt comedy JUNE AGAIN, a twist of fate gives family matriarch June (Noni Hazlehurst) a reprieve from a debilitating illness. Much to their amazement, June re-enters the lives of her adult children, Ginny (Claudia Karvan) and Devon (Stephen Curry), and learns that ‘things haven’t gone according to plan’. With limited time but plenty of pluck, she sets about trying to put everything, and everyone, back on track. When her meddling backfires, June sets out on a romantic journey of her own and discovers she needs help from the very people she was trying to rescue.

Starring: Noni Hazlehurst, Claudia Karvan and Stephen Curry
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Australia (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 99 minutes


The Kindred

Directed By: Jamie Patterson
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Haunted by spirits after her father kills himself, a young woman uncovers a dark family history that could prove deadly for her child.

Starring: Samantha Bond, James Cosmo, Patrick Bergin, and April Pearson
Genre: International | Thriller
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes


Road To Perth

Directed By: Chad Peter
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

An intimate tale of two people — an American tourist and an Australian woman — that meet each other at a time of need, all while road tripping the gorgeous roads of the Australian south.

Starring: Tommy O’Brien, Hannah Lehmann, Rachel Scott, and Ellen Grimshaw
Genre: Drama
Country: USA | Australia (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 82 minutes


The Legend of La Llorona

Directed By: Patricia Harris Seeley
Studio: Saban Films

A malevolent spirit bent on vengeance, stalks a young family visiting Mexico. Andrew, Carly and their son Danny travel to an isolated hacienda in Mexico for a much needed vacation. As they enter the town, signs showing missing children set an ominous tone. The family learns of the legend of “La Llorona,” the evil spirit of a distraught mother who lurks near the water’s edge and strikes fear in the hearts of all who see her. La Llorona torments the family mercilessly, snatching Danny and trapping him in a netherworld between the living and the dead. Aided by the resourceful taxi driver Jorge (Danny Trejo, Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn) the family races to save their only child, navigating the foreboding countryside held by menacing cartel thugs. Gaining strength and power and leaving a path of death and destruction in her wake, La Llorona is seemingly unstoppable. But a secret from Carly’s past may provide an opportunity to finally defeat the spirit.

Starring: Autumn Reeser, Danny Trejo, Antonio Cupo, and Josh Zaharia
Genre: Horror | International | Thriller
Country: Canada | Mexico (English & Spanish)
Rating: R (for some violence and language)
Runtime: 98 minutes


King Car (Carro Rei)

Directed By: Renata Pinheiro
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

A teen’s ability to surreally speak with cars sparks a revolution that could save his community. However, he soon finds himself in a fight for survival when his invention inadvertently accelerates the underlying problems.

Starring: Okado do Canal, Jules Elting, Matheus Nachtergaele, and Luciano Pedro Jr.
Genre: International | Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil (Portuguese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 97 minutes


Sparks: The Ken Sparks Story

Directed By: Jeff Joslin
Studio: Native Wind Media

Sparks: The Ken Sparks Story, is an award-winning documentary on the life of Coach Ken Sparks at Carson-Newman University. For 46 years, Ken Sparks devoted his life, despite the sacrifices it demanded of him, to coach the game of football in such a way that it led players, coaches, families, and fans to Christ, and in so doing made the man a legend. At the end of his career and life, he had ended up being the 5th all-time winningest coach in NCAA, in front of Bear Bryant of Alabama, and behind Bobby Bowden of Florida State University. He also was the all time winningest coach in the NCAA Div II. His record was 338-99-2.

Starring: Chad Sparks, Chanda Childress, Jeff Joslin, Ken Smith, and Tony Dungy
Genre: Biography
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 88 minutes



Directed By: Xiao Lu Xue
Studio: China Lion Film Distribution

From the director of FINDING MR. RIGHT comes a series of interconnected stories set against the backdrop of the early days of the pandemic. Here, individual souls realize the world is changing, sometimes yielding heartbreak, sometimes yielding happiness, always leading to a deeper understanding of their fellow human beings. From finding love, to connecting through music, heroes emerge, each contributing in small ways to a very new world around them, however dangerous.

Starring: Bo Huang, Ling Jia, Yilong Zhu, and Fan Xu
Genre: Drama | International
Country: China (Chinese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 125 minutes


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