FEBRUARY 25, 2022

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Directed By: Joe Wright

Studio: MGM+United Artists Releasing

Cyrano

Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (played by Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne (Haley Bennett), Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her — and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.).

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Ben Mendelsohn
Genre: Drama | Musical | Romance
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong violence, thematic and suggestive material, and brief language)
Country: USA | UK | Canada (English)
Runtime: 124 minutes

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Directed By: BJ McDonnell

Studio: Open Road Films

Studio 666

In STUDIO 666, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock history to record their much anticipated 10th album. Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.

Starring: Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee, while Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega and Jeff Garlin
Genre: Comedy | Horror | Music
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, and sexual content)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 106 minutes

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Directed By: Brian Petsos

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Big Gold Brick

Big Gold Brick recounts the story of fledgling writer Samuel Liston and his experiences with Floyd Deveraux, the enigmatic middle-aged father of two who enlists Samuel to write his biography. But the circumstances that lead up to this arrangement in the first place are quite astonishing–and efforts to write the biography are quickly stymied by ensuing chaos in this darkly comedic, genre-bending film.

Starring: Emory Cohen, Andy Garcia, Megan Fox, Lucy Hale, Oscar Isaac, Shiloh Fernandez and Frederick Schmidt
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 132 minutes

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Directed By: Edward Drake

Studio: Saban Films

Gasoline Alley

Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson and Devon Sawa star in the chilling story of a savage Hollywood murder set in present day Los Angeles. Jimmy Jayne (Sawa), a reformed ex-con, is the prime suspect who will stop at nothing to prove his innocence. Homicide detectives Freeman (Willis) and Vargas (Wilson) are close on his tail as Jimmy takes on his own investigation, risking his life in the dark underbelly of L.A.

Starring: Devon Sawa, Bruce Willis and Luke Wilson
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rating: R (for violent content, drug use, language throughout and some sexual content)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed by: Tyler Perry

Studio: Netflix

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming

Madea’s back — hallelujer! Tyler Perry returns with everyone’s favorite character in TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA HOMECOMING, the newest film in the MADEA franchise set to debut on Netflix. Writer-director-producer Perry stars in the film that centers around Madea’s great-grandson’s college graduation, though the celebratory moment hits a halt as hidden secrets and family drama threaten to destroy the happy homecoming.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis-Patton, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Gabrielle Dennis, and Brendan O’Carroll
Genre: Comedy
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes

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Directed By: Stephanie Laing

Studio: Screen Media Films

Family Squares

The Worths are a family portrait of dysfunction. When Grandma Mabel dies suddenly, they must set aside their differences and come together. Mayhem quickly ensues as long buried family secrets bubble to the surface with a shocking revelation. But, as they begin to find their way back to each other, they soon realize that while you can’t choose your family, you can choose to be friends with them.

Starring: Elsie Fisher, Judy Greer, Zoe Chao, Billy Magnussen, Sam Richardson, Ann Dowd, Henry Winkler, Margo Martindale, Casey Wilson, June Squibb, and Timothy Simons
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: R (for language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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Directed By: Phillip Noyce

Studio: Vertical Entertainment+Roadside Attractions

The Desperate Hour

Unfolding in real time, THE DESPERATE HOUR is a “riveting and pulse pounding” thriller from award-winning director Phillip Noyce. Recently widowed mother Amy Carr (Academy Award®-nominee Naomi Watts) is doing her best to restore normalcy to the lives of her young daughter and teenage son in their small town. As she’s on a jog in the woods, she finds her town thrown into chaos as a shooting takes place at her son’s school. Miles away on foot in the dense forest, Amy desperately races against time to save her son.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Colton Gobbo, and Sierra Maltby
Genre: Thriller
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content and some strong language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 84 minutes

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Directed By: Eva Husson

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Mothering Sunday

On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house nearby, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.

Starring: Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman, and Colin Firth
Genre: Drama | International | Romance
Rating: R (for sexual content, graphic nudity and some language)
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Directed By: Michael Feifer

Studio: Lionsgate

Desperate Riders

In this Western starring Tom Berenger and Trace Adkins, the action begins as Kansas Red (Drew Waters, “True Detective”) rescues young Billy from a card-game shootout. The boy asks Red for help protecting his family from the outlaw Thorn (Adkins), who’s just kidnapped Billy’s mother, Carol. As Red and Billy ride off to rescue Carol, they run into beautiful, tough-as-nails Leslie, who’s managed to escape Thorn’s men. The three race to stop Thorn’s wedding to Carol with guns a-blazing — but does she want to be rescued?

Starring: Trace Adkins, Drew Waters, Vanessa Lee Evigan, Sam Ashby, and Victoria Pratt
Genre: Western
Rating: PG-13 (for violence including brief sexual assault)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: John Andreas Andersen

Studio: Magnet Releasing

The Burning Sea

An oil platform dramatically goes down on the Norwegian coast, and researchers try to find out what happened when they realize this is just the start of something even more serious.

Starring: Rolf Kristian Larsen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Bjørn Floberg, and Anneke von der Lippe
Genre: Action | International
Rating: PG-13 (for peril, some disturbing images, language and brief partial nudity)
Country: Norway (Norwegian)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Directed By: Martha Coolidge

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

I’ll Find You

It’s the 1930’s. Two young lovers, ROBERT, a catholic opera singer and RACHEL, a Jewish violin virtuoso, dream of one day performing together at legendary Carnegie Hall. When they’re torn apart by the German invasion of Poland, Robert vows to find Rachel, no matter what.

Starring: Adelaide Clemens, Leo Suter, Stephen Dorff, and Ursula Parker
Genre: Drama | Music | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 116 minutes

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Directed By: Paul A. Kaufman

Studio: Blue Fox Entertainment

Butter

Butter is a smart, funny high school junior who happens to be obese. He secretly befriends the prettiest girl in school via social media by pretending to be a jock from another school. As Butter struggles with bullying and self-esteem at school, he plans an incredible social media stunt that will risk his life, but gain him attention and popularity. As the day arrives can he really do it?

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Mykelti Williamson, Brian Van Holt, Ravi Patel, Annabeth Gish and Alex Kersting
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving suicide, crude sexual material, language, and drinking – all involving teens)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 110 minutes

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Directed By: James Vaughan

Studio: Grasshopper Film

Friends and Strangers

Friends and Strangers is a comedy-drama that explores displacement, disconnection and ennui in contemporary Australia through the eyes of two upper-middle class millennials.

Starring: Amelia Conway, Emma Diaz, David Gannon, Poppy Jones, and Malcolm Kennard
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Australia (English)
Runtime: 84 minutes

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Directed By: Dan Crane & Katie Taber

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Let Me Be Me

When the Westphal family learned that their 6-year-old Kyle was on the Autism spectrum, they feared they might never develop a real connection to their child. Withdrawn and constantly wrapping himself in fabric and blankets, Kyle was retreating from the world around him. Determined to find a way to connect, his parents embarked on an intense and radical journey which involved compassionately joining Kyle in his unique behaviors. Twenty years later, the entire family looks back at Kyle’s journey with candor and humor. Let Me Be Me reveals what happens when a boy who used fabric as his shield to hide himself grows up to become a fashion designer, forging connections with friends and family along the way.

Starring: Kyle Westphal
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 75 minutes

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Directed By: Nicolas Maury

Studio: Altered Innocence

My Best Part

Nicolas Maury (Netflix’s “Call My Agent!”, Knife+Heart) stars in this Cannes Official Competition coming-of-age dramedy as Jérémie, a hypersensitive struggling actor with an uncontrollable green-eyed monster on his back. Grappling with personal loss, a love life in shambles, and a faltering career, Jérémie turns to his clear-headed mother for support (ten-time César Award nominee Nathalie Baye, Every Man for Himself, Catch Me If You Can) in this auspicious, often touching, directorial debut.

Starring: Nicolas Maury, Nathalie Baye, Arnaud Valois, and Laure Calamy
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France (French)
Runtime: 108 minutes

Directed By: Reem Morsi

Studio: Epic Pictures

The Last Mark

A self-loathing and aging hitman, Keele is tasked to kill a witness who can link him and his psychotic partner, Palmer, to a recent murder. This routine execution falls apart as Keele struggles with pulling off his task due to a crisis of conscience. He quickly discovers that his new mark, Peyton, is the most difficult target of his career.

Starring: Alexia Fast, Shawn Doyle, Josh Cruddas, and Bryce Hodgson
Genre: International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Canada (English)
Runtime: 85 minutes

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Directed By: Ivan Ostrochovský

Studio: Film Movement

Servants

Two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia must decide if they’ll choose the easier way of collaboration, or if they’ll subject themselves to the surveillance of the secret police.

Starring: Samuel Skyva, Samuel Polakovic, Vlad Ivanov, Vladimír Strnisko, and Milan Mikulcík
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Slovakia | Romania | Czech Republic | Ireland (Slovak)
Runtime: 80 minutes

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Directed By: Machete Bang Bang & Erin Granat

Studio: Good Deed Entertainment

Moon Manor

Today is Jimmy’s last day alive. He has advancing Alzheimer’s, so he’s decided to die like he has lived — with intention, humor, and zest. In his last day on Earth, he’ll show an obituary writer, his death doula, his estranged brother, his caretaker, a surreal being, and the guests at his fabulous FUN-eral, that perhaps the art of living is actually the art of dying.

Starring: Debra Wilson, Lou Taylor Pucci, Richard Riehle, and Ricki Lake
Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 103 minutes

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