NOVEMBER 25, 2022

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Directed By: Don Hall & Qui Nguyen

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Strange World

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-packed adventure “Strange World” introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog and a slew of ravenous creatures.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, and Lucy Liu
Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG (for action/peril and some thematic elements)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 102 minutes

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Directed By: Rian Johnson

Studio: Netflix

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Benoit Blanc returns to peel back the layers in a new Rian Johnson whodunit. This fresh adventure finds the intrepid detective at a lavish private estate on a Greek island, but how and why he comes to be there is only the first of many puzzles. Blanc soon meets a distinctly disparate group of friends gathering at the invitation of billionaire Miles Bron for their yearly reunion. Among those on the guest list are Miles’ former business partner Andi Brand, current Connecticut governor Claire Debella, cutting-edge scientist Lionel Toussaint, fashion designer and former model Birdie Jay and her conscientious assistant Peg, and influencer Duke Cody and his sidekick girlfriend Whiskey. As in all the best murder mysteries, each character harbors their own secrets, lies and motivations. When someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: PG-13 (for strong language, some violence, sexual material and drug content)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 140 minutes

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Directed By: James Gunn

Studio: Disney+

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Star-Lord, Drax, Rocket, Mantis, and Groot engage in some spirited shenanigans.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker, and Kevin Bacon
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 44 minutes

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Directed By: Luca Guadagnino

Studio: MGM Studios + United Artists Releasing

Bones and All

BONES AND ALL is a story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee, an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.

Starring: Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny, Jake Horowitz, David Gordon Green, and Jessica Harper
Genre: Drama | Horror | Romance
Rating: R (for strong, bloody and disturbing violent content, language throughout, some sexual content and brief graphic nudity)
Country: USA | Italy (English)
Runtime: 131 minutes

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Directed By: J.D. Dillard

Studio: Columbia Pictures + Sony Pictures

Devotion

Devotion, an aerial war epic based on the bestselling book of the same name, tells the harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.

Starring: Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson, Joe Jonas, Nick Hargrove, Spencer Neville, Thomas Sadoski, and Daren Kagasoff
Genre: Action | Drama | War
Rating: PG-13 (for strong language, some war action/violence, and smoking)
Country: USA (English & Korean)
Runtime: 138 minutes

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Directed by: Noah Baumbach

Studio: Netflix

White Noise

At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Starring: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Raffey Cassidy, André Benjamin, Alessandro Nivola, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Don Cheadle
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Horror | Mystery
Rating: R (for brief violence and language)
Country: USA | UK (English)
Runtime: 13689 minutes

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Directed By: Nikyatu Jusu

Studio: Amazon Studios

Nanny

In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family’s volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.

Starring: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Morgan Spector, Rose Decker and Leslie Uggams
Genre: Drama | Horror | Thriller
Rating: R (for some language and brief sexuality/nudity)
Country: USA (English & Wolof)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Laura Poitras

Studio: Neon

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis.

Starring: Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, Marina Berio, and Noemi Bonazzi
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 113 minutes

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Directed By: Mario Martone

Studio: Film Movement

The King of Laughter

Naples, 1904: Eduardo Scarpetta risked everything by staging a parody of the great Italian poet, Gabriele D’Annunzio. Despite legal troubles and familial strife, Scarpetta fought for his legacy as one of the greats of Italian theater.

Starring: Toni Servillo, Maria Nazionale, Cristiana Dell’Anna, and Antonia Truppo
Genre: Biography | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Italy | Spain (Italian & Neapolitan)
Runtime: 133 minutes

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Directed By: Anton Cropper

Studio: Paramount+

Fantasy Football

A daughter discovers she can magically control the performance of her football-playing father through her gaming console.

Starring: Omari Hardwick, Kelly Rowland, Marsai Martin, and Tony Gonzalez
Genre: Action | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sport
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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Directed By: Natalia Almada

Studio: Icarus Films

Users

A mother wonders: Will my children grow to love their perfect machines more than they love me? Intimate in scope and epic in scale, director Natalia Almada embarks on a cinematic journey into an invisible realm, where it is taken for granted that technological progress will always inspire social progress, and that ever-smarter machines will make humankind ever better. Constructed from stunning, immaculately rendered images and featuring a score performed by the Kronos Quartet, Users is an immersive journey into the heart of our changing relationship to the natural world.

Starring:
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA | Mexico (English)
Runtime: 81 minutes

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Directed By: Nikki Parsons

Studio: Disney+

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

It’s the night of the annual New Year’s Eve block party and Maria-Clara’s mom and pop aren’t getting along … and it’s bringing her down. Maria-Clara embarks on a holiday adventure to bring her parents back together, finding help along the way from the magical toymaker, Drosselmeyer, and the Nutcracker whom she brings to life. Maria-Clara’s journey takes her from the streets of New York to fantasy worlds where she battles with mice and toy soldiers, and back in time to the Land of Sweets in order to find the key to unlock her holiday wish. Will it be enough to rekindle her parents’ lost love before the clock strikes midnight?

Starring: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Stephen Boss, Viktor White, Tiler Peck, and Allison Holker
Genre: Comedy | Family | Music
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 44 minutes

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Directed By: Brandon Slagle

Studio: Paramount Pictures + Saban Films

Battle for Saipan

Casper Van Dien (Alita: Battle Angel) and Louis Mandylor (Rambo: Last Blood) star in this edge-of-your-seat WWII epic. On July 7th, 1944, a US Army hospital on the remote island of Saipan is overrun by Japanese forces during a relentless attack. Outgunned and surrounded by the enemy, a lone medic (Van Dien) puts it all on the line to lead a band of wounded warriors to safety.

Starring: Randall J. Bacon, Luana Cavalcante, Stien Davis, and Jeff Fahey
Genre: Action | History | International | War
Rating: R (for strong violence, bloody images and some language)
Country: Thailand (English)
Runtime: 94 minutes

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Directed By: Martika Ramirez Escobar

Studio: Music Box Films

Leonor Will Never Die

Leonor Reyes was once a major player in the Filipino film industry after creating a string of successful action films, but now her household struggles to pay the bills. When she reads an advertisement looking for screenplays, Leonor begins tinkering with an unfinished script about the quest of young, noble Ronwaldo, forced to avenge his brother’s murder at the hand of thugs. While her imagination provides some escape from reality, she goes all-in after an accident involving a television knocks her out, sends her into a coma, and transports her inside the incomplete movie. Now Leonor can play out her wildest dreams firsthand and discover the perfect ending to her story.

Starring: Sheila Francisco, Bong Cabrera, Rocky Salumbides, and Anthony Falcon
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Philippines (Filipino & English)
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Directed By: Eric Ustian

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Most Guys Are Losers

Sandy’s new boyfriend, Bo, meets all the criteria for a good partner (and she knows it)! However, when she brings him home for the holidays, her dad, Mark, thinks he knows better. Bar owner Mark Berzins has seen decades of relationships-gone-wrong, and is determined to poke some holes in this one. A well-intentioned investigation into the new boyfriend leads to awkward misunderstandings, spilled secrets, and heartwarming moments.

Starring: Andy Buckley, Mira Sorvino, Michael Provost, Grace Caroline Currey, Keith David, and Paul Sorvino
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 91 minutes

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Directed By: Michael Su

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Night of the Tommyknockers

When miners blast for gold in the 1870s, they accidentally release ancient creatures known as Tommyknockers. The town of Deer Creek, Nev., is soon under siege with only a handful of survivors held up in the local saloon.

Starring: Richard Grieco, Tom Sizemore, Robert LaSardo, Jessica Morris, and Angela Cole
Genre: Drama | Horror | Western
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Petersen Vargas

Studio: Star Cinema

An Inconvenient Love

It follows Ayef. She has no time for love because of her dream of becoming an animator. She meets Manny, and they agree to a convenient relationship that will expire on the month she is set to leave for Singapore.

Starring: Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, JC Alcantara, and Jeffrey Quizon
Genre: Comedy | International | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Philippines (English & Filipino)
Runtime: 124 minutes

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