AUGUST 26, 2022

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Directed By: George Miller

Studio: MGM Studios

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic — content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt, Berk Ozturk, and Anthony Moisset
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Romance
Rating: R (for some sexual content, graphic nudity and brief violence)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 108 minutes

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Directed By: Jessica M. Thompson

Studio: Sony Pictures

The Invitation

After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test… and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.

Starring: Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen, Alana Boden, Courtney Taylor, Hugh Skinner, and Sean Pertwee
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Rating: PG-13 (for terror, violent content, some strong language, sexual content and partial nudity)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Directed By: Abi Damaris Corbin

Studio: Bleecker Street

Breaking

When Marine Veteran Brian Brown-Easley is denied support from Veterans Affairs, financially desperate and running out of options, he takes a bank and several of its employees hostage, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with the police. Based on the true story.

Starring: John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Selenis Leyva, Connie Britton, Jeffrey Donovan, and Michael Kenneth Williams
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Rating: PG-13 (for some violent content, and strong language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 103 minutes

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Directed By: John Hamburg

Studio: Netflix

Me Time

With his family away, a stay-at-home dad enjoys his first me-time in years by reconnecting with an old friend for a wild weekend that may upend his life.

Starring: Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Regina Hall, and Andrew Santino
Genre: Comedy
Rating: R (for some sexual material, language and brief drug use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Directed by: Julius Avery

Studio: Amazon Studios

Samaritan

Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Javon Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, and Moises Arias
Genre: Action | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13 (for strong violence and strong language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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Directed By: Owen Kline

Studio: A24

Funny Pages

A teenage cartoonist rejects the comforts of his suburban life and leaves home, finding an unwilling teacher and unwitting friend in Wallace, a former low-level comic artist.

Starring: Daniel Zolghadri, Matthew Maher, Miles Emanuel, Maria Dizzia, and Josh Pais
Genre: Comedy
Rating: R (for crude sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief violent images)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Directed By: Fernando León de Aranoa

Studio: Cohen Media Group

The Good Boss

Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds its fate in their hands as to whether they merit a local Business Excellence award. Everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, the company’s proprietor, Blanco (Javier Bardem) pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.

Starring: Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, Almudena Amor, Óscar de la Fuente, and Sonia Almarcha
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Spain (Spanish)
Runtime: 116 minutes

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Directed By: Kate Cox

Studio: Lionsgate

Into the Deep

In this intense action-thriller, Jess (Ella-Rae Smith) is swept off her feet by a mysterious stranger named Ben (Matthew Daddario), who takes her to his boat that’s docked nearby. Dangerously adrift miles from shore, their romance is interrupted when Lexie (Jessica Alexander) shows up, and soon the three get wasted and play sexy games. When the party takes a sudden turn for the worse, it’s clear that either Ben or Lexie is a dangerous liar. In the explosive climax, Jess must decide which one to help… and which one to destroy.

Starring: Ella-Rae Smith, Jessica Alexander, and Matthew Daddario
Genre: Thriller
Rating: R (for some sexual content/nudity, drug use, violence, and language throughout)
Country: USA | UK (English)
Runtime: 87 minutes

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Directed By: M. Cahill

Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Adopting Audrey

Fired from her seventh job in two years and estranged from her family, Audrey (Jenna Malone) is restless and dwells in a distinctly modern solitude, relying on YouTube for companionship. After falling down a video rabbit hole, she discovers the world of adult adoption and decides to try it herself in hopes of finding a sense of belonging. Audrey soon finds is an adoptive family whose dysfunction mirrors her own, allowing her to form an unlikely bond with the cantankerous patriarch, Otto (Robert Hunger-Bühler), who is seemingly as cold as she is courteous.

Starring: Jena Malone, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Emily Kuroda, and Will Rogers
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Directed By: Neil LaBute

Studio: Quiver Entertainment

Out of the Blue

After spending time in prison following an assault charge, Connor Bates now works in a library and spends his free time running, swimming, and trying to piece his world back together. When he meets Marilyn Chambers, the wife of a wealthy businessman, they collide into an intense physical and emotional relationship that quickly escalates into idle talk about her husband’s murder.

Starring: Diane Kruger, Chase Sui Wonders, Hank Azaria, and Ray Nicholson
Genre: Thriller
Rating: R (for sexual content, language and some violence)
Country: USA | Brazil | Denmark (Portuguese & Tupi)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Directed By: Sabrina Jaglom

Studio: Blue Fox Entertainment

JANE

Seemingly perfect high school senior, Olivia, struggles with grief from the recent loss of a friend. When she gets deferred from her dream college, she begins to spiral and embarks on a social media-fueled rampage against those that stand in the way of her success. But as things escalate, she is forced to confront — and ultimately embrace — her darkest impulses in order to get ahead.

Starring: Madelaine Petsch, Chloe Bailey, Melissa Leo, Chloe Yu, Nina Bloomgarden, Kerri Medders, and Ian Owens
Genre: Thriller
Rating: R (for language and some teen drug/alcohol use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 80 minutes

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Directed By: Choi Dong-hoon

Studio: Well Go USA

Alienoid

The door of time opens between the swordsman who wants to seize the legendary divine sword at the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and those who chase after an alien prisoner imprisoned in a human body in 2022.

Starring: Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Woo-bin, and Kim Tae-ri
Genre: Action | Fantasy | International | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: South Korea (Korean)
Runtime: 142 minutes

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Directed By: Justin Lee

Studio: Saban Films

Maneater

Jesse and her friends’ idyllic island vacation turns into a gruesome nightmare when they become the target for an unrelenting great white shark. Desperate to survive, she teams up with a local sea captain to stop the vicious man-eater before it strikes again in this heart-pounding thriller.

Starring: Nicky Whelan, Trace Adkins, Shane West, and Jeff Fahey
Genre: Action | Horror | Thriller
Rating: R (for language and some violent content/gore)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 89 minutes

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Directed By: Matthew Halmy & Jaron Halmy

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

The Youth Governor

Over the course of four months, 4,000 teens in California run a simulated government complete with legislators, lobbyists, party bosses and elections.

Starring: Aidan Blain, Bayo Collins, and Piper Samuels
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Directed By: Aly Muritiba

Studio: Kino Lorber

Private Desert

Sara is a genderfluid blue-collar worker who lives as her male birth identity Robson by day while caring for her religious grandmother in Sobradinho, a small town in the northeast of Brazil. Daniel, who teaches in a police academy in southern metropolis Curitiba, has been placed on unpaid leave after a violent incident that’s all over the news. The only thing holding him together is his online romance with Sara, whom he has never met in person. When she suddenly disappears, Daniel drives 2,000 miles across Brazil to find her. He posts Sara’s picture all over town but no one recognizes her, until he receives a mysterious call from someone claiming to know her and asking to meet. What follows is a journey of the heart that will change Sara and Daniel forever.

Starring: Antonio Saboia, Pedro Fasanaro, Thomas Aquino, and Laila Garin
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Brazil | Portugal (Portuguese)
Runtime: 121 minutes

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Directed By: Jaclyn Bethany

Studio: Indican Pictures

Highway One

In rural California, Anna (Marié Botha, “Dickinson”) is hosting a New Year’s Eve party. Nina (Juliette Labelle, Nighthawks), a long-gone friend from high school unexpectedly shows up, bringing out the sexual yearnings of Maria (Aisha Fabienne Ross, “The Witcher”). Over the course of the evening, Maria struggles with her new found feelings and facing the partygoers: a gaggle of eccentric millennials.

Starring: Stella Baker, Ivy George, Aisha Fabienne Ross, and Dan Shaked
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Vlad Yudin

Studio: The Vladar Company

Kai: The Kai Greene Story

Kai Greene is one of the biggest modern day legends in bodybuilding. He’s an athlete, an artist, an actor, and an entrepreneur. But his journey to greatness first started in childhood – when he chose bodybuilding as a form of survival.

Starring: Kai Greene, Michael O’Hearn, and Phil Heath
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Directed By: Romain Quirot

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Last Journey of Paul W.R.

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the Great mission, Paul disappeared.

Starring: Hugo Becker, Jean Reno, and Paul Hamy
Genre: Adventure | Drama | International | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France (French)
Runtime: 87 minutes

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Directed By: Giles Anderson

Studio: TriCoast Worldwide

The Stranger in Our Bed

A married woman finds her life in grave danger when her lover mysteriously disappears and a young girl is murdered.

Starring: Emily Berrington, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, and Samantha Bond
Genre: International | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Amartya Bhattacharyya

Studio: Film Movement

Adieu Godard

A small Indian village: an old man is addicted to watching pornography with his friends. One fine day, he accidentally brings home a DVD with a Godard film inside it. Attracted by the newness of the film, he starts renting all of Godard’s oeuvre, leading him and his friends to attempt to organize a Godard film festival in their village.

Starring: Choudhury Bikash, Sudhasri Madhusmita, and Dipanwit Dashmohapatra
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: PG-13 (for some action/violence and smoking)
Country: India | France (Oriya)
Runtime: 83 minutes

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