New Releases for the Week of January 6, 2017


A Monster CallsA MONSTER CALLS

(Focus) Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Ben Moor, Jennifer Lim, James Melville, Liam Neeson, Geraldine Chaplin. Directed by Juan Antoniio Bayona

A young British boy is having a very rough time of things. Not only is he being bullied at school, his mum – all he has in the world – is very sick. Overwhelmed by everything happening around him, he escapes into a world of fantasy where friendly monsters help him deal with his anger and his grief. It’s based on a best-selling book.

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Release Formats: Standard, 3D
Genre: Family
Now Playing: Wide Release

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content and some scary images)

The Bronx Bull

(Momentum) William Forsythe, Joe Mantegna, Tom Sizemore, Paul Sorvino. This is a new take on the story of Jake LaMotta, one of the most legendary figures in boxing. That life was already the subject of Martin Scorsese’s classic Oscar-winning opus Raging Bull.

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Release Formats: Standard
Genre: Biographical Drama
Now Playing: AMC Loew’s Universal Cineplex

Rating: R (for brutal fights, pervasive language and some sexual content/nudity)

Hidden Figures

(20th Century Fox) Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner, Janelle Monáe. This is the true and largely forgotten story of three brilliant African-American women who overcame the prejudices of their era to become vital to the space program and instrumental to doing what nobody had done before them – launching a human being into orbit.

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Release Formats: Standard
Genre: True Life Drama
Now Playing: Wide Release

Rating: PG (for thematic elements and some language)

Underworld: Blood Wars

(Screen Gems) Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies. Selene returns as the war between the vampires and the werewolves (a.k.a. the Lycans) heats up. An ambitious vampire and a formidable leader of the Lycans clash as Selene and her human ally David are once again caught in the middle.

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Release Formats: Standard, 3D
Genre: Horror Action
Now Playing: Wide Release

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, and some sexuality)

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New Releases for the Week of January 6, 2012


TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY

(Focus) Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Svetlana Khodchenko, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham. Directed by Tomas Alfredson

George Smiley is a whip-smart and meticulous spy for MI-6 who had been fired in the wake of a disastrous field mission is secretly re-hired by the government because of concerns that the Soviets have infiltrated the venerable intelligence agency with a mole (did I mention this is set in 1973?) and quickly learns he has a whole list of suspects to choose from. What he doesn’t expect that he’s on that very same list. From the classic Cold War novel from master novelist John Le Carre.

See the trailer, clips and featurettes here.

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Release formats: Standard

Genre: Spy Drama

Rating: R (for some violence, sexuality/nudity and language)

The Devil Inside

(Paramount) Fernanda Andrade, Isabella Rossi, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth. A 911 call in 1989 yields a grisly find; three people dead during the performance of an exorcism. The caller, the possessed person, admits to killing everyone else in the house. She is spirited to a mental institution in Italy where 20 years later her now-grown daughter, wanting to find out what happened that horrible

night, tries to find some answers only to discover that those answers may be more bizarre and terrifying than she realizes.

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Release formats: Standard

Genre: Supernatural Horror

Rating: R (for disturbing violent content and grisly images, and for language including some sexual references)

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(Studio 18) Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol.  This is an action packed movie based on The Italian Job, complete with Mini-Coopers. There’s not a lot of information out there about it but you can see the trailer and judge for yourself.

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Release formats: Standard

Genre: Action

Rating: NR