JULY 1, 2022

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Directed By: Kyle Balda

Studio: Illumination + Universal Pictures

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions.

Starring: Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, and Alan Arkin
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Family | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG (for some action/violence and rude humor)
Country: USA (English & Vietnamese)
Runtime: 87 minutes

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Directed By: John Michael McDonagh

Studio: Roadside Attractions + Vertical Entertainment

The Forgiven

The Forgiven takes place over a weekend in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and explores the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of both the local Muslims, and Western visitors to a house party in a grand villa.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith, Ismael Kanater, Caleb Landry Jones, Abbey Lee, Mourad Zaoui, Marie-Josée Croze, Alex Jennings, Saïd Taghmaoui, and Christopher Abbott
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: R (for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and brief violence)
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 117 minutes

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Directed By: Le-Van Kiet

Studio: Hulu + 20th Century

The Princess

When a beautiful, strong-willed princess refuses to wed the cruel sociopath to whom she is betrothed, she is kidnapped and locked in a remote tower of her father’s castle. With her scorned, vindictive suitor intent on taking her father’s throne, the princess must protect her family and save the kingdom.

Starring: Joey King, Dominic Cooper, Olga Kurylenko, and Veronica Ngo
Genre: Action | Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
Rating: R (for strong/bloody violence and some language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 94 minutes

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Directed By: Jon Keeyes

Studio: Screen Media Films

Code Name Banshee

Caleb (Antonio Banderas), a former government assassin in hiding, resurfaces when his protégé, the equally deadly killer known as Banshee (Jaime King), discovers a bounty has been placed on Caleb’s head. Now they must put the past behind them and join together one last time to fight off the secret CIA backed killers who threaten to destroy them.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Jaime King, Tommy Flanagan, Kim DeLonghi, and Catherine Davis
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 88 minutes

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Directed by: James Cullen Bressack

Studio: Lionsgate

Hot Seat

Oscar-winner Mel Gibson brings this explosive cyber-thriller to life. The action begins as IT expert Friar (Kevin Dillon, Poseidon) finds a hair-trigger bomb strapped to his desk chair. An unseen hacker orders him to steal digital funds online–or have his daughter abducted. As a fearless bomb expert (Gibson) arrives on the scene, the hacker frames Friar as the bomber. The tension mounts as Friar races to clear his name and expose the real terrorist–without getting himself blown to smithereens.

Starring: Kevin Dillon, Mel Gibson, Shannen Doherty, Michael Welch, Sam Asghari, Eddie Steeples, Lydia Hull, Anna Harr, and Kate Katzman
Genre: Thriller
Rating: R (for language throughout and some violence)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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Directed By: Magdalena Lauritsch

Studio: IFC Midnight

Rubikon

Following a catastrophe on Earth, the planet is covered in a toxic fog. The crew in the space station, must decide whether to risk their lives to get home and search for survivors, or stay safe in the station’s “algae symbiosis system”.

Starring: Julia Franz Richter, George Blagden, Mark Ivanir, Nicholas Monu, and Daniela Kong
Genre: International | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Austria (English)
Runtime: 110 minutes

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Directed By: Emma Holly Jones

Studio: Bleecker Street

Mr. Malcolm’s List

When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù). Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton (Freida Pinto) to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman…or the perfect hoax.

Starring: Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ashley Park, Zawe Ashton, and Theo James
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Rating: PG (for some smoking and mild language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 115 minutes

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Directed By: Aku Louhimies

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Attack on Finland

After Finland’s Independence Day celebration is interrupted by a terrorist attack on the Presidential Palace and distinguished guests are taken hostage, security service officer Max Tanner tries to uncover who is trying to destabilize Europe.

Starring: Jasper Pääkkönen, Nanna Blondell, Sverrir Gudnason, Cathy Belton, Juhan Ulfsak, Dragomir Mrsic, Slaven Spanovic, Märt and Priit Pius, and Mirtel Pohla
Genre: Action | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Finland (Finnish, Swedish, Serbian, English, Russian, French, & Spanish)
Runtime: 119 minutes

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Directed By: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Clara Sola

In a remote village in Costa Rica, Clara, a withdrawn 40-year-old woman, experiences a sexual and mystical awakening as she begins a journey to free herself from the repressive religious and social conventions which have dominated her life

Starring: Wendy Chinchilla Araya, Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Flor María Vargas Chavez, and Laura Román Arguedas
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: PG (for thematic elements and brief language)
Country: Sweden | Costa Rica | Belgium | Germany | France | USA (Spanish)
Runtime: 106 minutes

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Directed By: Marian Bushan

Studio: Well Go USA

Sniper: The White Raven

After suffering a senseless tragedy at the hand of invading soldiers in the Donbas region in 2014, a former Ukrainian physics teacher renounces his peaceful way of life and seeks revenge. Upon joining the military and earning a coveted spot as a sniper, he sets his sights on an elite Russian sniper whose elimination could change the tide of the conflict.

Starring: Maryna Koshkina, Andrey Mostrenko, Aldoshyn Pavlo, Roman Semysal, and Zachary Shadrin
Genre: Drama | International | War
Rating: R (for violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity)
Country: Ukraine (Ukrainian)
Runtime: 120 minutes

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Directed By: Dan Chen

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Accepted

T.M. Landry, an unconventional prep school in Louisiana, receives national attention for sending its graduates to elite universities. When an explosive New York Times exposé rocks the school, students face uncertain futures and must decide for themselves what they are willing to do to be accepted.

Starring: Cathy Bui, James Dennis, Mike Landry, Adia Sabatier, Alicia Simon, and Isaac Smith
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Directed By: Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah. This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times. The song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit. And moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom Hallelujah has become a personal touchtone.

Starring: Leonard Cohen, Nancy Bacal, Steve Berkowitz, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, and Brandi Carlile
Genre: Documentary | Biography | Music
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language and some sexual material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 115 minutes

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Directed By: Louis C.K.

Studio: Circus King

Fourth of July

A recovering alcoholic and jazz pianist in NYC confronts his acerbic family during their annual Fourth of July vacation.

Starring: Louis C.K., Joe List, Lynne Koplitz, Robert Kelly, Nick Di Paolo, and Allan Havey
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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