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New June 21:
Synopsis – My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
In this sequel to the 2002 sleeper hit MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Toula (Nia Vardalos) finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married — which, of course, requires an even bigger Greek wedding so they can officially tie the knot. Meanwhile, Toula struggles to spice up her marriage to Ian (John Corbett), and is heartbroken when her daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) says she wants to go to a distant college in order to get away from her overbearing clan.
Synopsis – 10 Cloverfield Lane
Following a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) awakens in the basement fallout shelter of a conspiracy-crazed man (John Goodman) who claims to have saved her from the wreckage of the crash. He also informs her that a chemical attack has devastated the surrounding area, rendering the outside world uninhabitable. Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.), who barely made it into the shelter, corroborates this version of events, but Michelle remains suspicious. As the dynamics within the bunker continually shift, she begins to doubt the truth of both what’s happening in the shelter and in the outside world. Dan Trachtenberg made his feature-length debut with this semi-sequel sci-fi thriller, produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, and Damien Chazelle.
New June 14:
Synopsis – Hello, My Name is Doris
Sixtysomething spinster Doris (Sally Field) attempts to woo her much younger co-worker John (Max Greenfield) after she attends a self-help seminar. To her surprise, she is soon welcomed into John’s social circle, although her new and exciting life strains her relationship with her longtime best friend (Tyne Daly). WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER co-writer Michael Showalter directed this comedy-drama.
Synopsis – Eddie the Eagle
Sports biopic of Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards (Taron Egerton), whose participation in the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary marked the first time a Brit had ever competed in the ski-jumping event. Edwards trains as a ski jumper under the tutelage of a hard-drinking former champ (Hugh Jackman), and eventually finds fame as a lovable loser who’s just trying his best. Directed by Dexter Fletcher.
New June 7:
Synopsis – The Other Side of the Door
An American family living in India are devastated when their young son is killed in an accident. The wife (Sarah Wayne Callies) soon performs a ritual at a Hindu temple that will let her speak to the dead, but her actions cause her family to be haunted by an otherworldly force. Jeremy Sisto, Logan Creran, Sofia Rosinsky, and Suchitra Pillai co-star. Directed by Johannes Roberts.
Synopsis – Zootopia
In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city’s herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis. Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia L. Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Alan Tudyk, Don Lake, and John DiMaggio also lend their voices.
New May 31:
Synopsis – Race
This drama based on true events focuses on legendary black athlete Jesse Owens (Stephan James) and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics under the tutelage of gruff Ohio State coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis). At the same time, Owens also contends with a rivalry with German competitor Carl “Luz” Long (David Kross), while Olympic committee members Jeremiah Mahoney (William Hurt) and Avery Brundage (Jeremy Irons) deal with Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels (Barnaby Metschurat) and his desire to make the Games a celebration of Aryan supremacy. Carice van Houten co-stars as controversial filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Directed by Stephen Hopkins.
Synopsis – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jane Austen’s beloved tome gets the zombie treatment in this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith best-selling spin on the classic book. Natalie Portman handles producing and acting duties in this Lionsgate production.
New May 24:
Synopsis – Zoolander 2
Past-their-prime male models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) are recruited by Interpol to investigate a conspiracy after a number of beautiful celebrities are assassinated while posing with Zoolander’s signature “Blue Steel” look. Their probe uncovers an ingenious plot by fashion mogul Mugatu (Will Ferrell) to locate and harness the source of the legendary Fountain of Youth. Directed by Ben Stiller. Olivia Munn, Kristen Wiig, and Penélope Cruz co-star.
Synopsis – How to Be Single
Four women with vastly different ideas about love and relationships navigate the single life of New York City. Taking a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh (Nicholas Braun), Alice (Dakota Johnson) sets out on a journey of self-discovery with her hard-drinking new friend Robin (Rebel Wilson). Meanwhile, Alice’s career-driven older sister Meg (Leslie Mann) struggles with the idea of settling down, and uptight romantic Lucy (Alison Brie) searches for her perfect match. Adapted from former SEX AND THE CITY writer Liz Tuccillo’s debut novel, this modern rom com was directed by Christian Ditter.
New May 17:
Synopsis – Dirty Grandpa
Straight-laced lawyer Jason (Zac Efron) goes on a road trip to Daytona Beach with his horndog grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), who was recently widowed and is eager to party hard on spring break now that he’s a single man. Along the way, Dick prods Jason to let loose and have fun, and tries to convince him that he shouldn’t get married to his controlling fiancée (Julianne Hough). Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney, Zoey Deutch, Jason Mantzoukas, and Adam Pally co-star. Directed by Dan Mazer.
Synopsis – The Program
Stephen Frears directed this docudrama about the downfall of cyclist Lance Armstrong (Ben Foster), the winner of seven consecutive Tour de France races. As an Irish sportswriter (Chris O’Dowd) digs into the truth behind his success, one of Armstrong’s teammates (Jesse Plemons) contemplates blowing the whistle on the sport’s rampant doping. Guillaume Canet, Lee Pace, and Dustin Hoffman co-star.
New May 10:
Synopsis – Dead Pool
In this irreverent spin on the superhero genre, mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) agrees to participate in a top-secret experiment after learning that he has terminal cancer. When the procedure leaves him with advanced healing powers and a disfigured face, he reinvents himself as a wisecracking, spandex-clad antihero known as Deadpool, and seeks revenge on those responsible. Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, and Gina Carano co-star. Directed by Tim Miller.
Synopsis – Regression
A detective (Ethan Hawke) investigates horrifying claims that a young woman (Emma Watson) was tormented by a satanic cult that infiltrated her small town. However, controversy brews when it’s revealed that her memories of the abuse may have been implanted under hypnosis by a misguided psychiatrist (David Thewlis), and are obscuring the real culprit. Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar.
New May 3:
Synopsis – The Choice
In this romantic drama adapted from the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, medical student Gabby (Teresa Palmer) moves next door to a charming womanizer named Travis (Benjamin Walker) in North Carolina. Although Gabby has a serious boyfriend, she and Travis quickly develop feelings for each other that blossom into love; over the course of a decade, their relationship faces ups and downs as they try to decide what they want out of life and what is truly important to them. Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace, Tom Welling, and Tom Wilkinson co-star. Directed by Ross Katz.
Synopsis – Joy
Biopic of entrepreneur Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), a divorced mother of two who risks her life’s savings to produce and market her invention, the Miracle Mop. Joy faces opposition from her dysfunctional family, including her father Rudy (Robert De Niro), as they meddle in her burgeoning business. But when the head of the newly founded QVC network (Bradley Cooper) gives her a chance to sell her product on live TV, the Miracle Mop becomes a household name. The success of that invention later leads to a home-shopping empire and Joy’s ascension to the matriarch of her extended family. David O. Russell directed this briskly paced comedy-drama, with Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, and Elisabeth Röhm co-starring.
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