APRIL 7, 2023

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Directed By: Aaron Horvath & Michael Jelenic

Studio: Illumination + Universal Pictures

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Fred Armisen
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Romance | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG (for action and mild violence)
Country: USA | Japan (English)
Runtime: 92 minutes


Directed By: Ben Affleck

Studio: MGM + Amazon Studios


From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

Starring: Matt Damon, Affleck, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans, Chris Messina, Chris Tucker, and Viola Davis
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (for language throughout)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 112 minutes


Directed By: Brit McAdams

Studio: IFC Films


In PAINT, Owen Wilson portrays Carl Nargle, Vermont’s #1 public television painter who is convinced he has it all: a signature perm, custom van, and fans hanging on his every stroke… until a younger, better artist steals everything (and everyone) Carl loves.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Michaela Watkins, Ciara Renée, Stephen Root, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lucy Freyer, Lusia Strus, and Michael Pemberton
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual/suggestive material, drug use and smoking)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes


Directed By: Kelly Reichardt

Studio: A24

Showing Up

A sculptor (Michelle Williams) preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in Kelly Reichardt’s vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art and craft.

Starring: Michelle Williams, Hong Chau, Maryann Plunkett, John Magaro, André Benjamin, James LeGros, and Judd Hirsch
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: R (for brief graphic nudity)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 108 minutes


Directed By: John Swab

Studio: Lionsgate

One Day As A Lion

Jackie Powers (Scott Caan) is a nice guy but a lousy hit man, and when he’s sent to take out a crafty debtor (J.K. Simmons), Jackie only pisses him off. Fleeing the scene, Jackie takes bored waitress Lola as a hostage. When Jackie reveals he needs money to get his son out of jail, Lola cooks up a scheme for them to get cash from her dying mother (Virginia Madsen). Meanwhile, a thug sent to kill him is sleeping with Jackie’s ex. Also starring Frank Grillo, this crime-comedy is a witty homage to Tarantino and the Coen brothers.

Starring: Scott Caan, Frank Grillo, Marianne Rendón, Taryn Manning, Slaine, Virginia Madsen, and J.K. Simmons
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rating: R (for pervasive language, some violence and sexual references)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 87 minutes


Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber

Studio: Neon

How To Blow Up A Pipeline

A crew of young environmental activists execute a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline, in Daniel Goldhaber’s taut and timely thriller that is part high-stakes heist, part radical exploration of the climate crisis. Based on the controversial book by Andreas Malm.

Starring: Ariela Barer, Kristine Froseth, Lukas Gage, Forrest Goodluck, Sasha Lane, Jayme Lawson, Marcus Scribner, Jake Weary and Irene Bedard
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller | Western
Rating: R (for language throughout and some drug use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 103 minutes


Directed by: Saim Sadiq

Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories


The Ranas–a happily patriarchal joint family–yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line. Their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls for an ambitious trans starlet. Their impossible love story slowly illuminates the entire Rana family’s desire for sexual rebellion.

Starring: Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gilani, and Salmaan Peerzada
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Pakistan | USA (Punjabi & Urdu)
Runtime: 126 minutes


Directed by: Jonás Cuarón

Studio: Netflix


While visiting family in Mexico, teenage Alex gains an unlikely companion when he discovers a young chupacabra hiding in his grandpa’s shed. To save the mythical creature, Alex and his cousins must embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Starring: Demián Bichir and Christian Slater
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Family | Fantasy
Rating: PG (for some action, peril and thematic elements)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 95 minutes


Directed by: Andy Fickman

Studio: The Avenue

One True Loves

Simu Liu (Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and Luke Bracey (Point Break) star in this modern twist on a classic love story from NY Times bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid. Emma and Jesse are living the perfect life together, until Jesse disappears in a tragic helicopter crash on their first wedding anniversary. Four years later, Emma has found happiness again and is about to marry her best friend when Jesse resurfaces, turning her world upside down and leaving her torn between two great loves.

Starring: Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, Luke Bracey, Oceana Matsumoto, Michaela Conlin, and Tom Everett Scott
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive material and language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 100 minutes


Directed by: Laurynas Bareiša

Studio: Dekanalog


Indre and Paulius travel to the small town where a gruesome crime was committed and they learn it is not as easy as expected to revisit the past.

Starring: Gabija Bargailaite, Jolanta Dapkunaite, Zygimante Jakstaite, and Giedrius Kiela
Genre: Crime | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Lithuania (Lithuanian)
Runtime: 92 minutes


Directed by: Joe Bland & Andrew Balek

Studio: Epic Pictures


On his mission from Mars, a space colonist’s ship is attacked by a Moon-based civilization and crash lands on Earth. Having lost his memory, he joins forces with a Resistance to save the galaxy from human extinction.

Starring: Daniel Roebuck, Sean Kanan, Louise Barnes, Jon Provost, Jamie Bernadette, and Mike Ferguson
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 80 minutes


Directed by: Patrick Lussier

Studio: Voltage Pictures

Play Dead

Chloe fakes her own death to steal evidence from a morgue. The Coroner uses the morgue as a front for a sick and twisted business. A scary game of cat and mouse ensues as Chloe learns more about the dead than she bargains for.

Starring: Bailee Madison, Jerry O’Connell, Anthony Turpel, Lestonja Diaz, and Kyler O’Neal
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 106 minutes


Directed by: Larry Yang

Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

Ride On

After two debt collectors attempt to seize a stunt horse belonging to washed-up stuntman Luo (Jackie Chan), video of the ensuing confrontation–and the dynamic duo’s narrow acrobatic escape–goes viral on social media. Furious at being humiliated online, the debt collectors return to seek revenge, leaving Luo and Red Hare to engage in a series of hilarious, action-packed antics that outdo even the most daring acts from their glory days.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Haocun Liu, Qilin Guo, Jing Wu, Yu Xing, and Andy On
Genre: Action | Comedy | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: China (Mandarin)
Runtime: 126 minutes


Directed By: Beth Hanna & Jerren Lauder

Studio: Quiver Distribution

You’re Killing Me

“You’re Killing Me” follows Eden Murphy (McKaley Miller), who goes to a coveted ‘Heaven and Hell’ party, hoping to get a letter of recommendation to an elite university from the wealthy parents of her classmate, but the party quickly turns into a fight for her life.

Starring: McKaley Miller, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Heche, Brice Anthony Heller, Wil Deusner, and Keyara Milliner
Genre: Action | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 94 minutes


Directed By: Tina Gordon Chism

Studio: Peacock

Praise This

A young woman with dreams of being a superstar joins an underdog Atlanta choir praise team in the lead up to the national competition.

Starring: Chloe Bailey, Druski, and Anjelika Washington
Genre: Musical | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: — minutes


Directed By: Sean McNamara

Studio: Amazon Studios

On A Wing and A Prayer

In this extraordinary true story of faith and survival, On a Wing and a Prayer follows passenger Doug White’s (Dennis Quaid) harrowing journey to safely land a plane and save his entire family from insurmountable danger, after their pilot dies unexpectedly mid-flight.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Heather Graham, and Jesse Metcalfe
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG (for peril, some language, suggestive references and thematic elements)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 102 minutes


Directed By: Trip Jennings

Studio: Adventure Entertainment


Forest and climate experts discuss our relationship with wildfires as the world prepares for an increasingly hotter and drier future.

Starring: David Oyelowo
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 79 minutes


Directed By: Reed Harkness

Studio: Film Independent

Sam Now

A mother’s disappearance sends pain and mystery through her family. SAM NOW follows her son’s 25-year search for answers.

Starring: Doris Harkness, Jared Harkness, Jois Harkness, Randy Harkness, Reed Harkness, and Sam Harkness
Genre: Documentary | Adventure | Drama | Mystery
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 87 minutes


Directed By: Lucas Delangle

Studio: Dark Star Pictures

The Strange Case of Jacky Caillou

When Jacky’s grandmother, a renowned healer, suddenly passes away and a particularly compelling young woman with a mysterious rash arrives on his doorstep, he has no choice but to stay and try to help. As her condition worsens, it becomes clear that she’s afflicted with no ordinary illness. She’s transforming into something dangerous before his eyes, but he’s already in too deep to abandon her.

Starring: Lou Lampros, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h, Romain Laguna, Jean-Marc Ravera, and Thomas Parigi
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France (French)
Runtime: 92 minutes


Directed By: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza

Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

Fist of the Condor

Upon the empire’s fall to invading conquistadors, the 16th-century Incas quickly concealed a sacred manual containing the secrets behind their deadly fighting technique. But after centuries of careful safeguarding, the manual is again at risk of falling into the wrong hands, leaving its rightful guardian to battle the world’s greatest assassins to protect the ancient secrets within.

Starring: Marko Zaror, Eyal Meyer, Gina Aguad, Fernanda Urrejola, Man Soo Yoon, and Jose Manuel
Genre: Action | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Chile (Spanish)
Runtime: 85 minutes


Directed By: Constance Marks

Studio: Freestyle Digital Media

Grandpa Was an Emperor

GRANDPA WAS AN EMPEROR follows Yeshi Kassa, great-granddaughter of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, as she embarks on a personal quest to discover what happened to her closest relatives during the coup of 1974. While Yeshi and her older sister were thousands of miles away in a British boarding school, her great-grandfather was deposed by a revolution, setting off a harrowing chain of events that would put her parents and siblings in grave danger. For the very first time, the royal family examines the events that led to the collapse of a 3,000-year-old dynasty and reflects on how, against all odds, they were able to survive this turbulent time in Ethiopian history.

Starring: Yeshi Kassa
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 92 minutes


Directed By: Gregg Araki

Studio: Strand Releasing

The Doom Generation

Teens Jordan White (James Duval) and Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) pick up a handsome drifter named Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech). Red tends to create combustible situations — for example, a trip to a convenience store leads to a clerk getting decapitated. Afterward, the trio voyages through small-town America, where Amy is accosted by various men claiming to be her lovers, and she and Jordan find themselves drawn to Xavier. But can any amount of sex lift the sense of doom hanging over them?

Starring: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech, Margaret Cho, Amanda Bearse, and Parker Posey
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama
Rating: R (for strong vicious violence, graphic sexuality, pervasive strong language and some drug use)
Country: USA | France (English)
Runtime: 83 minutes


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