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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.
New April 26:
Synopsis – Ride Along 2
Friction continues between rookie cop Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) and his seasoned partner (and future brother-in-law) James Payton (Ice Cube) in this sequel to the hit action comedy RIDE ALONG. After discovering a mysterious flash drive during an arrest, the pair travel to Miami to hunt down a local drug lord with the help of a savvy detective (Olivia Munn). Directed by Tim Story.
Synopsis – Jane Got A Gun
In the Old West, Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) must recruit the help of gunslinger and former lover Dan Front (Joel Edgerton) to protect her current husband Bill (Noah Emmerich) from an outlaw gang led by the relentless Colin McCann (Ewan McGregor). Directed by Gavin O’Connor.
New April 18:
Synopsis – Lady in the Van
Truth is stranger than fiction in this comedy-drama based on the real-life tale of a homeless woman named Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), who parks her van in the driveway of a house owned by playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) and lives there for 15 years. Over the course of her stay, the two form a unique friendship. Jim Broadbent, Dominic Cooper, Samuel Barnett, and Frances de la Tour co-star. This adaptation of the 1999 stage hit was directed by Nicholas Hytner (THE HISTORY BOYS).
Synopsis – The Revenant
In 1820s America, frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his teenage son Hawk (Forrest Goodluck) join a pelt-gathering expedition. However, their party are attacked by Arikara Native Americans, who kill a number of the men. Glass then tries to lead the remainder of the group to safety, charting a new path to a U.S. fort. Unfortunately, he is soon mauled by a grizzly bear while hunting for food, and is horribly wounded. He is left in the care of roughneck John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) and the young and inexperienced Jim Bridger (Will Poulter), while Hawk watches on in horror. Fitzgerald betrays him and leaves him buried alive in a shallow grave, but Glass nurses himself back to health and sets out to seek revenge. Alejandro González Iñárritu directed this pulse-pounding epic.
New March 29:
Synopsis – The Hateful Eight
Bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his dangerous prisoner Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter a treacherous blizzard en route to her sentencing in Wyoming. During their stagecoach ride they come across another bounty hunter, Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), and former Confederate rebel leader Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins). Seeking refuge from the weather, the group chart a course for a mountain cabin to wait out the storm. There, they meet four other traveling strangers (Tim Roth, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern) with whom they must share the stuffy confines until the end of the blizzard. Tensions eventually boil over as each individual has his or her own agenda in this inventive Western, which is set in the aftermath of the American Civil War and written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Synopsis – Forsaken
As relentless land-grabbers approach their community, a resentful son (Kiefer Sutherland) must make amends with his estranged father (Donald Sutherland) in order to protect their home. Jon Cassar directs this menacing western, which also stars Demi Moore and Brian Cox. FORSAKEN received its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
New March 22:
Synopsis – Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
In the conclusion of the global-phenomenon HUNGER GAMES FILM SERIES, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) stakes her claim as the leader of District 13, and commands the revolution against the brutal dictatorship of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the Capitol. Meanwhile, her brainwashed former love interest Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) joins the rebellion’s perilous mission to assassinate Snow. Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Woody Harrelson, and Julianne Moore all return to reprise their roles one last time, with Francis Lawrence continuing his directorial duties.
Synopsis – Daddy’s Home
Will Ferrell stars as Brad Taggart, a mild-mannered everyman whose only goal in life is to be a good stepdad to the two kids of his wife Sarah (Linda Cardellini). Just when he thinks he’s finally won them over, Sarah’s supercool ex-husband and the biological father of her children, Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg), comes back into the picture, determined to usurp Brad’s standing as the favorite dad. These two polar opposites soon get caught up in a competition to win the hearts of the family they both love, but their rivalry quickly escalates out of control. Directed by Sean Anders. Thomas Haden Church, Scarlett Estevez, and Owen Vaccaro co-star.
New March 15:
Synopsis – The Big Short
This adaptation of Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book THE BIG SHORT explores the 2008 financial crisis through the lens of four unorthodox moneymen, who foresaw the consequences of the fraudulent mortgage-lending practices of large banks on Wall Street. Christian Bale plays Michael Burry, a former hedge-fund manager who was one of the first to forecast the collapse of the credit bubble due to excessive subprime lending. Steve Carell is Mark Baum (based on the real-life Steve Eisman), a money manager who rose to fame after successfully betting against subprime mortgages. Directed by Adam McKay. Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Marisa Tomei co-star.
Synopsis – Sisters
SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-star in this Universal Studios comedy about two daffy adult sisters, one an irresponsible single mom and the other a kindhearted nurse, who decide to throw one last wild party at their childhood home before it’s sold by their parents. However, their bash ends up going disastrously awry. Written by Paula Pell and directed by Jason Moore.
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