AUGUST 4, 2023

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Directed By: Jeff Rowe
Studio: Paramount Pictures

After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O’Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

Starring: Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, Brady Noon, Hannibal Buress, Rose Byrne, John Cena, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Natasia Demetriou, Ayo Edebiri, Giancarlo Esposito, Post Malone, Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Maya Rudolph
Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG (for sequences of violence and action, language and impolite material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 99 minutes


The Meg 2: The Trench

Directed By: Ben Wheatley
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush this summer in “Meg 2: The Trench,” a literally larger-than-life thrill ride that supersizes the 2018 blockbuster and takes the action to higher heights and even greater depths with multiple massive Megs and so much more! Dive into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal Megs and relentless environmental plunderers, our heroes must outrun, outsmart, and outswim their merciless predators in a pulse-pounding race against time. Immerse yourself in the most electrifying cinematic experience of the year with “Meg 2: The Trench” — where the depths of the ocean are matched only by the heights of sheer, unstoppable excitement!

Starring: Jason Statham, Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels and Cliff Curtis
Genre: Action | Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Rating: PG-13 (for action/violence, some bloody images, language and brief suggestive material)
Country: USA | China (English)
Runtime: 116 minutes


Dreamin’ Wild

Directed By: Bill Pohlad
Studio: Roadside Attractions

Dreamin’ Wild, the true story of love and redemption, is about what happened to singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson and his family when the album he and his brother recorded as teens was rediscovered after thirty years of obscurity and was suddenly hailed by music critics as a lost masterpiece. While the album’s rediscovery brings hopes of second chances, it also brings long-buried emotions as Donnie, his wife Nancy, brother Joe, and father Don Sr. come to terms with the past and their newly found fame.

Starring: Casey Affleck, Noah Jupe, Zooey Deschanel, Walton Goggins, and Beau Bridges.
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music
Rating: PG (for language and thematic elements)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 110 minutes


Corner Office

Directed By: Joachim Back
Studio: Lionsgate

Authority Inc’s newest employee, Orson (Jon Hamm), instantly develops a distaste for his office colleagues, offended by such things as their lackadaisical work habits, their sloppy attire, and even the lack of credibility of a young child’s drawing depicting the sun on one of their desks. Determined to be “a person to be reckoned with,” he prides himself on his work ethic, hewing to a strict hourly schedule of 55 minutes of intense work followed by a five-minute break. It isn’t until Orson discovers an empty, elegantly appointed, wood-paneled office that he finds momentary contentment. Retreating there whenever he can, he discovers that it provides an inner peace that enables him to do his best work, resulting in kudos from his boss and the never seen “EVP” upstairs who truly controls things. His newfound status only increases his co-workers’ resentment. More problematically, none of them can see the apparently magical office that serves as Orson’s refuge.

Starring: Jon Hamm, Danny Pudi, Sarah Gadon and Christopher Heyerdahl
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 101 minutes



Directed By: Maryna Er Gorbach
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

July 2014. Expectant parents Irka and Tolik live in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, disputed territory in the early days of the Donbas war. Their nervous anticipation of their first child’s birth is violently disrupted as the vicinal crash of flight MH17 elevates the forbidding tension enveloping their village. The looming wreckage of the downed airliner and an incoming parade of mourners emphasize the surreal trauma of the moment. As Tolik’s separatist friends expect him to join their efforts, Irka’s brother is enraged by suspicions that the couple has betrayed Ukraine. Irka refuses to be evacuated even as the village gets captured by armed forces, and she tries to make peace between her husband and brother by asking them to repair their bombed house.

Starring: Oksana Cherkashina, Serhiy Shadrin, and Oleg Shcherbina
Genre: Drama | International | War
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Ukraine | Turkey (Ukrainian, Russian, Chechen, & Dutch)
Runtime: 100 minutes


Mob Land

Directed By: Nicholas Maggio
Studio: Saban Films

Deep in the heart of Dixie, in a small town struggling with the ravages of addiction, a local sheriff (John Travolta) tries to maintain the peace when desperate family man Shelby (Shiloh Fernandez) robs a pill mill with his reckless brother-in-law, Trey (Kevin Dillon). But the supposedly easy score takes a violent turn, alerting the New Orleans mafia’s revenge-seeking enforcer (Stephen Dorff), who threatens Shelby’s wife (Ashley Benson) and daughter. With its unpredictable twists and turns, Mob Land is a heart-pounding, action thriller.

Starring: Shiloh Fernandez, Stephen Dorff, Ashley Benson, Kevin Dillon, and John Travolta
Genre: Action | Crime | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Canada (English)
Runtime: 111 minutes



Directed By: Randall Park
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O’Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

Starring: Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Tavi Gevinson, Sonoya Mizuno, Jacob Batalon and Timothy Simons
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Rating: R (for language throughout, sexual material and brief nudity)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 92 minutes



Directed By: Ira Sachs
Studio: MUBI

Celebrated filmmaker Ira Sachs (Love is Strange) makes a breathtaking return with PASSAGES, a fresh, honest and brutally funny take on messy, modern relationships, starring Franz Rogowski (Great Freedom), Ben Whishaw (Women Talking) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour). Set in Paris, this seductive drama tells the story of Tomas (Rogowski) and Martin (Whishaw), a gay couple whose marriage is thrown into crisis when Tomas begins a passionate affair with Agathe (Exarchopoulos), a younger woman he meets after completing his latest film.

Starring: Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, and Adèle Exarchopoulos
Genre: Drama | International | Romance
Rating: NC-17
Country: France | Germany (English & French)
Runtime: 91 minutes


What Comes Around

Directed By: Amy Redford
Studio: IFC Films

A young love affair becomes a menacing game of cat and mouse where nothing is what it seems in this immersive thriller.

Starring: Summer Phoenix, Grace Van Dien, Jesse Garcia, Kyle Gallner, Indiana Affleck, Reina Hardesty and Sierra Nicole Rose
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 85 minutes


A Compassionate Spy

Directed By: Steve James
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Directed by two-time Oscar® nominated filmmaker Steve James (HOOP DREAMS, LIFE ITSELF), A COMPASSIONATE SPY is a gripping real-life spy thriller about controversial Manhattan Project physicist Ted Hall, who infamously provided nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union, told through the perspective of his loving wife Joan, who protected his secret for decades. Recruited in 1944 as an 18-year-old Harvard undergraduate to help Robert Oppenheimer and his team create a bomb, Hall was the youngest physicist on the Manhattan Project, and didn’t share his colleagues’ elation after the successful detonation of the world’s first atomic bomb. Concerned that a U.S. post-war monopoly on such a powerful weapon could lead to nuclear catastrophe, Hall began passing key information about the bomb’s construction to the Soviet Union. After the war, he met, fell in love with, and married Joan, a fellow student with whom he shared a passion for classical music and socialist causes — and the explosive secret of his espionage. The pair raised a family while living under a cloud of suspicion and years of FBI surveillance and intimidation. A COMPASSIONATE SPY reveals the twists and turns of this real-life spy story, its profound impact on nuclear history, and the couple’s remarkable love and life together during more than 50 years of marriage.

Starring: Joan Hall, Ted Hall, Joseph Albright, Daniel Axelrod, and Tom Goodwin
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 101 minutes


The Collective

Directed By: Tom DeNucci
Studio: Quiver Distribution

A group of righteous assassins called The Collective take aim at a highly sophisticated human trafficking ring backed by a network of untouchable billionaires. With their backs against the wall, The Collective has no choice but to put their most important mission in the hands of rookie assassin Sam Alexander.

Starring: Lucas Till, Ruby Rose, Mercedes Varnado, Paul Ben-Victor, Tyrese Gibson and Don Johnson.
Genre: Action
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 86 minutes


Til Death Do Us Part

Directed By: Timothy Woodward Jr. & Shane Dax Taylor
Studio: Cineverse

After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. Their new friend, April O’Neil, helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

Starring: John Magaro, Chasten Harmon, Kat Cunning, Aylya Marzolf, Alexandra Grey, and James Carpinello
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 109 minutes


The Passenger

Directed By: Carter Smith
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

Randy (Johnny Berchtold) is perfectly content fading into the background. But when his coworker Benson (Kyle Gallner) goes on a sudden and violent rampage leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Randy is forced to face his fears and confront his troubled past to survive.

Starring: Johnny Berchtold, Kyle Gallner, Liza Weil, and Billy Slaughter
Genre: Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 94 minutes



Directed By: Andrew Legge
Studio: Dark Sky Films

1941, sisters Thom and Mars have built a machine, LOLA, that can intercept radio and TV broadcasts from the future. This allows them to listen to iconic music before it has been made, place bets knowing what the outcome will be and embrace their inner punk well before the movement came into existence. But with the Second World War escalating, the sisters decide to use the machine for good to intercept information from the future that could help with military intelligence. The machine initially proves to be a huge success, rapidly twisting the fortunes of the war against the Nazis. While Thom becomes intoxicated by LOLA, Mars begins to realize the terrible consequences of its power.

Starring: Stefanie Martini, Emma Appleton, Rory Fleck Byrne, Hugh O’Conor, Ayvianna Snow, and Aaron Monaghan
Genre: International | Sci-Fi | War
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Ireland | UK (English)
Runtime: 79 minutes



Directed By: Clement Virgo
Studio: Vertical

Adapted from David Chariandy’s award-winning novel of the same name, Brother is propelled by the pulsing beats of Toronto’s early hip hop scene following the story of Francis (Lamar Johnson) and Michael (Aaron Pierre), sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men. A mystery unfolds during the sweltering summer of 1991, and escalating tensions set off a series of events that change the course of these brothers’ lives forever. Brother crafts a timely story about the profound bond between siblings, the resilience of community and the irrepressible power of music.

Starring: Aaron Pierre, Lamar Johnson, Kiana Madeira, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Lovell Adams-Gray, Maurice Dean Wint and Dwain Murphy.
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Canada (English)
Runtime: 119 minutes



Directed By: Kim Seong-hun
Studio: Well Go USA

After a South Korean diplomat to the Middle East suddenly receives a coded message from an abducted colleague who has long been presumed dead, he volunteers to lead the dangerous rescue mission. But when the plan goes awry, he is forced to team up with a local taxi driver–the only Korean expat he can find–and go deep into the heart of Lebanon in a final desperate attempt to bring their fellow countryman home.

Starring: Ju Ji-hoon, Ha Jung-woo, Anas El Baz, Nada El Belkasmi, Kim Jong-soo, and Fehd Benchemsi
Genre: Action | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: South Korea (Korean & Arabic)
Runtime: 132 minutes


Men of Deeds

Directed By: Paul Negoescu
Studio: Dekanalog

Ilie, a small-town police chief, wants to build a modest comfortable life for himself, but ends up making the wrong choices. Middle-aged and alienated, he feels the need to be a part of something — to build an orchard, even a home. Although dubious things happen in the village, Ilie only sees what suits him. The moment he gets involved in the village marks the beginning of his collapse. In a vacuum of solutions, he tries to be what he has never been before: the justice seeker who arrests everyone guilty.

Starring: Iulian Postelnicu, Anghel Damian, Vasile Muraru, Crina Semciuc, and Vitalie Bichir
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Romania | Bulgaria (Romanian & Ukrainian)
Runtime: 105 minutes


Our Body

Directed By: Claire Simon
Studio: The Cinema Guild

In a Parisian public hospital, Claire Simon questions what it means to live in women’s bodies, filming their diversity, singularity and their beauty in all stages throughout life. Unique stories of desires, fears and struggles unfold, including the one of the filmmaker herself.

Starring: Claire Simon
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France (French, English, & Spanish)
Runtime: 168 minutes


Bobcat Moretti

Directed By: Rob Margolies
Studio: Stonecutter Media

Bobby Moretti is an obese multiple sclerosis patient who is struggling to cope with personal tragedy and find inner peace. Looking for a fresh start, Bobby takes up boxing, the same sport his late father once practiced. With the help of dedicated trainers at the gym, Bobby embarks on a transformative journey to regain his health and self-confidence shedding 154 pounds. Along the way, he discovers the strength to overcome his past and move forward with a new sense of purpose.

Starring: Tim Realbuto, Vivica A. Fox, Taryn Manning, Coolio, Matt Peters, and Sally Kirkland
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (for language throughout, some violent content and drug use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes


Tokyo Pop
(1988 Re-Release)

Directed By: Fran Rubel Kuzui
Studio: Kino Lorber

Bleach-blonde wannabe rocker Wendy (Carrie Hamilton) is disillusioned with her life in New York City. After receiving a postcard from Japan saying “wish you were here,” she spontaneously hops on a plane to Tokyo with dreams of making it big as a singer. Quickly finding herself broke and a fish out of water, she moves into a youth hostel for gaijin (foreigners) and takes up work as a hostess at a karaoke bar. Just when she’s at her breaking point, she meets Hiro (Diamond Yukai), a rock ‘n’ roller whose band is looking for their big break. They form a romantic and musical connection and Hiro convinces Wendy to become their lead singer. Through a combination of hustle and luck, they stumble into their 15 minutes of fame, but Wendy soon comes to realize that being a gaijin rocker may be nothing more than a passing fad. An underseen gem of ’80s American independent cinema by Fran Rubel Kuzui (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Tokyo Pop takes us on a breezy tour through bubble era Tokyo, replete with knowing nods to the city’s vibrant pop culture.

Starring: Carrie Hamilton, Diamond Yukai, Taiji Tonoyama, Tetsurô Tanba, Masumi Harukawa, and Toki Shiozawa
Genre: Comedy | International
Rating: R
Country: USA | Japan (English & Japanese)
Runtime: 99 minutes


The Hiding Place

Directed By: Laura Matula
Studio: Trafalgar Releasing

World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe, and the boots of the Third Reich echo through the streets. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, some choose to resist. Corrie Ten Boom and her family risk everything to hide Jewish refugees by the hundreds, and they ultimately face the consequences when they are discovered. The Hiding Place is their story–a story of faith, hope, love, and forgiveness in the face of unthinkable evil. This powerful cinematic presentation was adapted for the stage by A. S. Peterson, directed for the stage by Matt Logan, and filmed for cinema audiences in Nashville, Tennessee.

Starring: Nan Gurley, John Schuck, Carrie Tillis, Nat McIntyre, Garris Wimmer, and Ross Bolen
Genre: Biography
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 153 minutes



Directed By: Michael Akkerman
Studio: Buffalo 8

In late 1943, an American squad engages in a skirmish with German soldiers along the Winter Line in central Italy. As artillery shells begin to rain down, the Americans must honor the rules of war and protect their wounded prisoners. Huddled together in a cave and made to see the enemy as human, the soldiers wrestle with unimaginable moral questions that lie outside the boundaries of nationality and allegiance.

Starring: Jared Becker, Joe Bongiovanni, Calvin Cook, Kevin Czako, Nicolas Decorse, and Christopher Erk
Genre: Drama | War
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (German, English, & Polish)
Runtime: 109 minutes


The Wendigo

Directed By: Jake Robinson
Studio: Terror Films

After a social media star disappears in the woods of North Carolina, his friends are set to figure out what happened to him. Ignoring the legend of the cursed land was only their first mistake.

Starring: Matthias Margraves, Jake Robinson, Hunter Redfern, Tyler Gene, and Taylor-Grace Davis
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: — minutes


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