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Director: Garry Marshall
I Saw the Light
Director: Marc Abraham
The Meddler Writer & Director: Lorene Scafaria Miles Ahead
Director: Don Cheadle
Maggie's Plan Green Room
Director: Rebecca Miller
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Alice Through the Looking Glass Sundance Film Festival 2016 Jason Bourne Film Previews
I Saw the Light
Director: James Bobin
Reviewed by Derek Sante
Director: Paul Greengrass Reviews of 34 upcoming releases
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
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, other s Day is the latest star-studded ensemble comedy from
director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman,Valentineâ€™s Day). Bringing
together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts, along with Jason Sudeikis, it's a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Motherâ€™s Day. , Mother s Day opens in theatres April 29, 2016.
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I SAW THE LIGHT directed by Ma rc Abra h a m
Saw The Light tells the story of the iconic, tormented singer-songwriter Hank Williams who revolutionized country music with his raw charisma, haunting voice and original songs, most of which are considered American standards today and have been recorded many times over by pop, rock and country artists alike. Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) emerged from the local Alabama music scene after World War II. Wife Audrey (Elizabeth Olsen) was desperate to sing by his side despite being of lesser talent, which fueled an extremely turbulent home life. But Williams’ ability to write songs covering a wide range of emotions, using his own personal troubles as inspiration, became the essence of country music. In the end, he realized his dreams: hit records, a place on Nashville's prestigious stage and radio show the Grand Ole Opry and even guest spots on the then-new medium of TV. Refusing to hide his longtime alcoholism and dependency on painkillers behind the wholesome facade Nashville and the Opry expect of its stars, Hank remained prolific and immensely popular until the very end of his life. Like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, Hank's star burned brightly, but briefly, over the six years before he died on New Year's Day of 1953. He was 29. Country is the most popular music in America today, and Hank Williams had much to do with that. His enduring qualities explain his inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1961), the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1970) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987). Williams had 33 hit country singles during his life: 30 reached the Top Ten; eight hit Number One. Seven more Top Tens came after his death, three of which went to Number One.
FROM THE DIRECTOR I have been a fan of country music since I was an eight-year old kid growing up in Kentucky. When I was a college student I wrote a paper about the influence of the genre on American culture. It
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focused on Hank Williams, a man many have called one of this country’s greatest poets as well as the first “rock star,” even to the point of living hard and dying young. His indelible imprint on today’s music world has not diminished in over 60 years. When I decided to make a film about Hank’s life, I was intent on telling the story through the window of his relationships with powerful women, his physical pain and his most human flaws; to show the passion and always-chaotic emotional life behind the curtain. I feel it’s only by exposing his inner turmoil that we can truly understand what drove his lyrics, music and explosive performances. The truth is, Hank Williams' downfalls were his inspirations. “Cold Cold Heart” isn’t a song written on a scrap of paper by a man looking for a hit. It is a song lived by a man whose wife had an abortion without telling him and then blamed him for it. One of Hank’s last recordings was “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” This was shortly after his second divorce from Audrey was final. It is a brilliant example of how Williams used his personal experiences to relate to every man and woman. In my own way, I wanted to make a film that felt like a song. I studied just about every movie ever made about musicians. The ones that resonated emotionally and cinematically stayed away from psychological examination. I had no interest in trying to analyze Hank Williams through his drinking or his childhood. To me that would be like trying to explain how Bob Zimmerman from Hibbing Minnesota, whose father ran a furniture store, became Bob Dylan. I Saw The Light tells Williams' story as truthfully and accurately as possible. It doesn’t manipulate events or make up scenes to illustrate his talent. It delves into the people, the actual places, and the simple everyday moments that made him who he was. Then came the music. The leap from the one to the other is, for me, where all the power lies. – Marc Abraham In theatres starting March 25, 2016.
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ith a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life.
Behind the story It was a few years ago. My boyfriend had just dumped me and my father was still dead. I hated my job and LA and every thought in my head. And just when I wanted to pick up and go anywhere else, my mother sold the house in New Jersey and moved three thousand miles to be closer to me. I’ve been raising her in Los Angeles ever since. My mom spends a lot of time by herself. I have a lot of guilt about that. And a lot of resentment about the guilt, and then some more guilt about the resentment, with lots of layers of love in between. I wish I could fill the void that my father left, but he was larger than life. And I miss him like crazy. After he died, my mom and I were grieving so differently, it was hard to find common ground. But in watching her handle her grief so beautifully, so optimistically, I realized that I wanted to tell her story. And I wanted to be honest about it—how lonely it was, how mean I could be, how annoying she could be, but also how generous and giving, and how unbelievably brave she was for making that big sea of change. So this is her story, but with a little more adventure and trouble and fun and even a love interest with a mustache. It's an apology and a pep talk and a reality check and a bunch of wish fulfillment. But it’s not just for my mother. It’s for your mother. It’s for you. It’s for anyone who knows what it’s like to start over. It’s for anyone who’s been left behind. It’s about our struggle to be understood, to not be forgotten. But above all, it’s the story of someone we should all be so lucky to be annoyed with sometimes: a mother who loves us a little too much. – Lorene Scafaria In theatres April 22, 2016.
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iles Ahead, inspired by events in his life, is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holdsbarred portrait of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career-defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle makes his bravura directorial debut. In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. A wily music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor), forces his way into Davis’ house and over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician’s latest compositions. Davis’ mercurial behavior is fueled by memories of his failed marriage to the talented and beautiful dancer Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). During their romance and subsequent marriage, Frances served as Davis’ muse. It was during this period that he released several of his signature recordings including the groundbreaking “Sketches of Spain” and “Someday My Prince Will Come.” The idyll, however, was short lived. The eight-year marriage was marked by infidelity and abuse, and Frances was forced to flee for her own safety as Miles’ mental and physical health deteriorated. By the late ‘70s, plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art. In theatres starting April 1, 2016.
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MAGGIE'S PLAN directed by
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n Rebecca Millerâ€™s witty, modern romantic comedy Maggie's Plan, Greta
Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working at the New School who, without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), a ficto-critical anthropologist and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in a strained marriage with Georgette NĂ¸rgaard (Julianne Moore), a brilliant Danish academic. With a Greek chorus of Maggieâ€™s eccentric and hilarious best friends Tony and Felicia (played by Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph) observing wryly from the sidelines, Maggie sets into motion a new plan that catapults her into a nervy love triangle with John and Georgette, intertwining their lives and connecting them in surprising and humorous new ways. Maggie learns that sometimes destiny should be left to its own devices. Maggie's Plan is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course of time.
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GREEN ROOM is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band. Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown. Intense, emotional, and ingeniously twisted, Green Room is genre filmmaking at its best and most original. Saulnier continues to build his reputation as one of the most exciting and distinctive directors working today, with a movie that’s completely different from his previous, highly acclaimed Blue Ruin, but which is just as risk-taking and even more full of twists. The entire cast deliver firstrate performances, but Patrick Stewart gives a transformative and brilliantly devious turn as Darcyelegant yet lethal, droll yet terrifying, Stewart makes the film simply unforgettable.
Directed by Jeremy Saulnier April 15th - NY & LA April 29th - Nationwide
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Through the Looking Glass. So that is where I will start. Can you tell me the chasm of difference going from The Muppets, with the magic of hands in green felt, to the CGI expansive world of Alice?
directed by Jam e s Bo b i n
tepping into a Looking Glass may seem like an ominous leap, but no more so than stepping into the role as director of this highly-anticipated franchise. Director James Bobin falls into the world of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Cheshire Cats and CGI graphics that would make any right-minded person mad as a Hatter. Luckily, this venerated artist has the backing of not one but two Muppet movies that denote imagination, style, and love of beloved characters. From love to loss, sanity to madness, and new to old, Time is not only a construct but a character to enjoy. We return to Wonderland to save friends and family, right evil wrongs and travel through time before the clock rings its last and leaves the land of Wonder barren and lifeless.
James Bobin: “Ha ha, yes. The two could not be more different. I think as a director, though, you always want to challenge yourself. With The Muppets, I always tried to keep everything In-Camera with puppetry to show that magical world. Everything is very tactile and real, versus the world of Alice, which is on the other side of the spectrum set in the world of CGI and blue-screen. Although I do like building stuff, so we built a fair number of sets.” DS: Now this holds true especially for the newly introduced character “Time,” played by Sacha Baron Cohen, who is a mixture of character, costume and CGI. Correct?
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JB: “For sure! Part of Sacha’s character, his castle and extended world were all created in blue-screen. He was aware of the size and the space he would be seen in. And he needed to be a very large character, especially to fit into Tim Burton’s range of other characters, Helena’s Red Queen and Johnny’s Hatter. Sacha’s Time had to fit into that palette, so I was very conscious to make him just so.”
Derek Sante: I know you have been in a darkened cave working post production and score for Alice
DS: Were you excited when they first brought you this classic and ever-expanding world?
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JB: “Oh yes, it was like getting handed the Crown Jewels. Just like The Muppets, you feel a great weight and responsibility. I mean, the Alice books were what you grew up with in England. My parents’, parents’, parents’, parents’ generation began with them and it has unfolded ever since. So this idea of me taking responsibility for my children’s generation is a huge one.” DS: Returning to Time, it is not only a character, but it is a very important plot device that shows Alice’s progression. JB: “Yes, Time isn’t my invention; it’s actually Lewis Carroll’s invention. In the book, when Alice meets Hatter for the first time, he’s stuck in this tea party and says to her, ‘I’ve been stuck in the tea party since last March when Time and I quarreled!’ And I thought, that’s a great idea, where Time in Wonderland is a real person. “Also, I’ve always really appreciated the humor of Lewis Carroll. To me, he is a great satirist. So making Time the antagonist was a joy, and I also thought it would be good to make him a constant idiot. That’s one of my favorite movie troupes. And obviously, with movies like Borat and Bruno, Sacha is very good playing the constant idiot. I was keen to make Time powerful, but with an Achilles heel. That being, he is a buffoon. This all felt very Lewis Carroll. With Time as a man, that Time was flawed and that Time could be in love.” DS: We are very excited to see more of Time as he’s been in the trailers and commercials, but a character that has piqued our interest is The Hatter’s father played by Rhys Ifans. JB: “Yeah, The Hatter’s family is a crucial part of the story as Alice travels back in time to save his family, to then save present-day Hatter. Without giving away anything, you will get to meet The Hatter’s father in various stages of his life. And Rhys had the right mixture of serious Victorian father but also an interesting oddball. I mean The Hatter is his progeny and some of the strangeness came from somewhere. This helps to bolster a theme in the film, though, of generational conflict: Alice and her mother with what a woman’s place in society is, and Hatter and his father, with what being a man means.” DS: A very large part of the magical worlds that you’ve helmed is the music. Can you tell us the difference between working with Bret Mckenzie on The Muppets and Danny Elfman on Alice? JB:“Well working with Bret is very easy—knowing him for years with Muppets and Flight of the Conchords before. With Danny, it was working out a new relationship and, of course, I was a huge fan of
his movie work going all the way back to Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. And the score for the first Alice was so beautiful; I was very keen to pick up on that.” DS: Tell us about stepping into the world of Tim Burton, the imagery and characters he left for you to play with. JB: “The characters were brilliantly done and, really, I was lucky in that this movie takes place in different time periods, giving us license to change things a bit. And it may seem a little brighter, mainly because my background is more in comedy. I wanted to bring a little brevity, a little light. I can’t help myself, that’s what I do.” DS: As a personal favorite, do we get to see more of the dual personalities of Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum? JB: “Ha ha, yes. We get to encounter them in various stages in their lives.” DS: Can I say, one of the things that I am grateful for from this film is one last glimpse, even in voice, of the great Alan Rickman as the Blue Caterpillar. Whether on the big screen, or just in a quick television commercial, it is a delight. JB: “It’s a terrible, terrible shame; a great loss. He was so fantastic in the film, even if just his resonant and recognizable voice.” DS: In closing, was there anything that pleased or surprised you during the production of Alice Through the Looking Glass? JB: “I was really pleased in how Johnny and Sacha played together. They were very combative, in that they like to play. They have good chemistry together. They also like improvising. In fact, there was one sequence where it was very hot. We were shooting in the summer in England. And we were shooting on a green screen stage outdoors, and when it’s outdoors, you need a huge number of lights to correct daylight. So it must have been 120 degrees on the set, hugely hot. Sacha and Johnny both were wearing very heavy clothes and makeup, but they didn’t care, they kept going. And there is a take which lasted something like seven-and-a-half minutes; it lasted, that is, until they broke the camera. The camera overheated and stopped working, which I’ve never seen before. Ha, ha, ha! They had to keep one-upping each other, and finally it was the camera that gave up!” --Based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and written by Linda Woolverton In theatres starting May 2016. © Disney Enterprises, Inc. summer 2016
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omething to understand about the Sundance Film Festival is this: It is a vehicle for imagination, a spokesperson for change, and Hollywood in logcabin form, with cable, central air and a personal barista. In short, it’s the mecca of film “projects” and the location where ideas, friendships, and cinema’s yearly artistic slates are birthed; we journalists take every opportunity to return to this festival. Every January the film industry and dedicated movie buffs descend upon the small town of Park City, Utah with the promise of quaint glamour. Corporations thrust their brands and promote hashtags while fans walk the streets in the hope of running into Matt Damon or Kevin Smith. My personal goals while there are typical – interviewing any and all talented artists, catching as many movies and premieres as possible, and trying not to tumble to the snowy ground, thus cementing my status as a complete citified-citizen. My first day finds me looking at the amazing slate of feature films, shorts, and documentaries.
Miles Ahead: Up first is the much talked about Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, which is directed, written, and led by the gifted Don Cheadle. He stars as Miles himself and takes the audience through the highs and lows of the Jazz icon’s life without missing a beat. Of course, being a Jazz and Blues man at heart, I had to take the chance to ask some questions of Cheadle and his co-star Ewan McGregor who plays Dave Brill, a reporter on the hunt for Miles Davis’ secret album and the resulting comeback story. Derek Sante: Congratulations on this movie and also for being as many may think is the new face for Miles Davis of the next generation! Don Cheadle: “That’s very kind, but his is the enduring legacy; I just got to visit for a minute. Miles Davis is Miles Davis; there’s only one.” DS: After directing, writing, and starring in this film, how has the music of Miles Davis been defining your life? DC: ”I mean…it already did. One of the first albums I ever came across, which my parents had, was
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Porgy and Bess, featured pretty heavily in this film. The album was in heavy rotation when I was growing up. In fact, when I went to college, I took the album with me. So he’s been a part of my life for a long time”. DS: Aside from what was in the script for your character Dave Brill, what did you learn about Miles Davis? Ewan McGregor: “Well I was introduced to a lot of his music I was unfamiliar with. I had a sort of everyman’s knowledge of his music previously, you know, “Kind of Blue,” “Sketches of Spain” and other obvious choices. I was grateful to the film because it allowed me to listen to his other stuff, his later music.”
DS: When you walk onto a set like The Birth of a Nation, which takes place in a beautiful plantation, does it take you back in time? Penelope Ann Miller: Yes it does! The costumes, the heat in Savannah Georgia, the moss hanging from the trees. It was really beautiful, yet heartbreaking. I think we knew when we were filming this story that we were making something really special. The fact that we’re here at Sundance is a testament to Nate’s filmmaking and vision.
Captain Fantastic: The Birth of a Nation: A favorite at Sundance, The Birth of a Nation combines great casting and well-researched history, thanks to writer and director Nate Parker and writer Jean McGianni Celestin. Winner of Sundance’s U.S. Grand Jury Prize, The Birth of a Nation lunges forward with a story of a rebellion led by preacher and activist Nat Turner. Shot in Georgia with a backdrop of cotton fields, the cast brings to life shadows of past hated and mistreated men and women who were hopeful of a better future. With this film a favorite topic of discussion among attendees, I was fortunate enough to come across The Birth of a Nation actors Jackie Earle Haley and Penelope Ann Miller. While bundled up in the snow, they were happy and willing to brave the weather and talk about their amazing performances. Jackie Earle Haley delivers talent in his role as a “Paddy Troller,” a police officer whose only job is to keep slaves in their places. Penelope Ann Miller’s character Elizabeth Turner is a noblewoman, reaching across racial tension lines to teach words and create the fire of selfworth. Both actors deliver honest performances. Derek Sante: When you initially read your part, did you first try to become it, or simply digest the story and this chapter in history? Jackie Earle Haley: Both. I think the truth of it is, it’s a sad chapter in American history, but a chapter in a book we are still reading and must learn from and not forget.
A tale of fatherhood and family unrolls on the screen in the Matt Ross-written and directed Captain Fantastic. A man with a matter-of-fact method of parenting escapes to nature with his six children. Treating daughters and sons like adults, he grooms them to be free thinkers and true survivors of the world as he sees it. Unfortunately, he decides to connect with society once again only to receive disheartening news. His wife has passed away. The unhappy news rattles his core and opens a floodgate of guilt and uneasy questions. His perfect family bubble works, but for how long? Catching Viggo quickly on the red carpet, I had a very specific question about his feelings towards his character Ben and his parenting choices. Derek Sante: Was there anything about Ben and his choices that resonated with you? Viggo Mortensen: “Yeah, yeah. In raising my son, that decision of how much media-communication devices exposure to allow…and at what age? It’s a dilemma that each parent has to deal with. In the case of Ben, he’s pretty bold. There’s nothing he can’t talk about with his children: death, sex, philosophy, literature…skinning a dear. Ha ha, to say the least, it is an unusual family. It was really fun to bond and go through it with these actors; they are amazing… you’ll see.” This is but a minor glimpse of the abundant artistic talent making way to Sundance Film Festival this year. Avid movie fans can enjoy these compelling stories and many more at a Regal Cinema this summer season.
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att Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Picturesâ€™ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIAâ€™s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse.
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hen the Black family comes into some unexpected funds, they decide to leave Chicago and all of their problems behind for a better life in Beverly Hills. But the family doesn’t know about the Annual Purge Night in Beverly Hills – a night where all crime is legal for twelve hours. While the group settles into their new home, all of their former enemies get wind about the annual purge. When they come looking for their fortune, claiming it is rightfully theirs, they must face them in order to show they have no plans of giving up their newfound home and life in the Beverly Hills suburbs. “Meet the Blacks takes spoofing to a new level and is pure cinematic fun for audiences who just want a laugh. This movie assembles a very diverse comedy all-star team that delivers on this promise—in a big way. We truly feel it has all the ingredients for a breakout hit."
– Deon Taylor
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FIL M PREVIEWS
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A BIGGER SPLASH
Director: Luca Guadagnino Starring: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson In A Bigger Splash, the lives of a high-profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker (Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts), vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter, creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved. In theatres May 5, 2016.
Director: Mandie Fletcher Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around Londonâ€™s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at a fashionable Uber launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanentÂ and live the high life forevermore. In theatres in 2016.
A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING
Director: Tom Tykwer Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury A washed-up American salesman looks to recoup his losses and travels to Saudi Arabia to secure the IT contract for a massive new complex being built in the middle of the desert. In theatres April 22, 2016.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Director: James Bobin Starring: Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen and Anne Hathaway
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. The story is based on Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll and is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. In theatres May 27, 2016.
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Director: Mike Flanagan Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Annabeth Gish and Thomas Jane A young couple adopts an orphaned child and sets off to what they expect to be a bonding experience with their newly formed family. However, the child’s dreams alter reality, becoming a test to his new parents who are overwhelmed by the child’s haunted fantasies. In theatres April 8, 2016.
Director: Matt Ross Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella and Kathryn Hahn In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and reenter society, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. In theatres in 2016.
Director: Ariel Vromen Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Alice Eve The memories and skills of a deceased CIA agent are implanted into an unpredictable and perilous convict, causing him to become a danger to all of those around him. In theatres April 15, 2016.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and introducing Judah Lewis Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. In theatres April 8, 2016.
ELVIS AND NIXON
Director: Liza Johnson Starring: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey and Alex Pettyfer The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock ‘n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. In theatres April 22, 2016.
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FIL M PREVIEWS EVERYBODY WANTS SOME
Director: Richard Linklater Starring: Zoey Deutch, Tyler Hoechlin and Ryan Guzman Set in the 1980s, the film follows the lives of college baseball players who navigate their paths through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. In theatres April 15, 2016.
FREE STATE OF JONES
Director: Gary Ross Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell and Gugu Mbatha-Raw After surviving the 1862 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of small farmers and local slaves in an armed rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County. Knight subsequently marries Rachel, a former slave. He establishes a mixed-race community, unique to the post-war South. In theatres May 13, 2016.
Director: Michael Grandage Starring: Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Nicole Kidman and Jude Law A chronicle of Max Perkinsâ€™s time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others. In theatres July 29, 2016.
Director: Jeremy Saulnier Starring: Alia Shawkat, Imogen Poots, Anton Yelchin After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads. In theatres April 1, 2016.
Director: Ilya Naishuller Starring: Haley Bennett, Tim Roth and Sharlto Copley A first-person action film from the eyes of Henry, whoâ€™s resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers. In theatres April 4, 2016.
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FIL M PREVIEWS I SAW THE LIGHT
Writer and Director: Marc Abraham Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson and Wren Schmidt I Saw The Light is the story of the legendary country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief lifetime of 29 years created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. In theatres April 1, 2016.
Director: Luis Prieto Starring: Halle Berry, Christopher Berry and Dana Gourrier Kidnap is the suspenseful thriller about a mother whose child has been abducted. She will stop at nothing to get him home. In theatres May 13, 2016.
LA LA LAND
Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Finn Wittrock Set in modern-day Los Angeles, La La Land portrays a romantic relationship between Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist, and Mia (Emma Stone), an actress. In theatres July 15,2016.
LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT
Director: Rodrigo García Starring: Susan Gray, Ciarán Hinds and Ewan McGregor This story relates an imagined chapter from Jesus’ forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis. In theatres May 13, 2016.
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
Director: Whit Stillman Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny and Xavier Samuel Set in the 1790s, the widowed Lady Susan Vernon seeks refuge with her in-laws as rumors about her private life circulate through society. While staying at the estate, Lady Susan decides to find husbands for herself and her daughter Frederica. In theatres May 13, 2016.
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FIL M PREVIEWS MAGGIE'S PLAN
Writer and Director: Rebecca Miller Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph
Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding, an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette, an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie’s eccentric best friends, she sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways. In theatres May 20, 2016.
Director: Don Cheadle Starring: Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Michael Stuhlbarg Miles Ahead is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career-defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle’s bravura directorial debut is not a conventional biopic but rather a unique, no-holds-barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis. In theatres April 1, 2016.
Director: Garry Marshall Starring: Britt Robertson, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts This film presents intersecting stories in the lives of very different moms, depicting tales of friendship, courage and strength that collide on Mother’s Day. In theatres April 29, 2016.
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2
Director: Kirk Jones Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett and Michael Constantine After spending most of the time focusing on their troubling teenage daughter, Toula and Ian are facing marital problems while also having to deal with yet another wedding. This time a Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. In theatres March 25, 2016.
OUR KIND OF TRAITOR
Director: Susanna White Starring: Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård Perry and Gail, a British couple, find themselves lured into a Russian organization’s high-profile money-laundering scheme while on holiday in Marrakech. The pair are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust. In theatres June 3, 2016.
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FIL M PREVIEWS OUR LITTLE SISTER
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda Starring: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa and Kaho This is a story about the lives of three sisters who live in their grandmother’s home. Not having heard a word from their father in 15 years, they receive news of his death. At the funeral, they meet their half-sister Suzu Asano, a 14-year-old girl with no remaining caretaker. In theatres in 2016.
SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME
Director: Michael Carney Starring: Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, Jon Voight and Greg Kinnear An international art dealer Ron Hall (Kinnear) must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save the struggling marriage to his wife (Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. In theatres April 29, 2016.
Director: Oliver Stone Starring: Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scott Eastwood The true story of American computer professional Edward Snowden who, in June 2013, leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) to The Guardian. In theatres May 13, 2016.
Director: Terence Davies Starring: Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan and Kevin Guthrie Aberdeenshire, a farm girl and daughter of a Scottish farmer, searches for her independence against the odds in an epic rites-of-passage story set in the 1900s just before the First World War. In theatres April 22, 2016.
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Director: Nate Parker Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley and Gabrielle Union Set against the antebellum South, The Birth Of A Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities—against himself and his fellow slaves—Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. In theatres in 2016.
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FIL M PREVIEWS THE DARKNESS
Director: Greg McLean Starring: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and David Mazouz Two families take a relaxing vacation to the Grand Canyon. Upon their return and unbeknownst to them, they bring back a chilling, supernatural force. In theatres May 13, 2016.
Writer and Director: Lorene Scafaria Starring: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Cecily Strong, Jerrod Carmichael and Michael McKean The Meddler follows Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon), recent widow and eternal optimist, as she moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne). Armed with an iPhone and a full bank account, Marnie sets out to make friends, find her purpose, and possibly open up to someone new. In theatres April 22, 2016.
THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR
Director: James DeMonaco Starring: Elizabeth Mitchell, Frank Grillo and Mykelti Williamson Two years after choosing not to kill the man who murdered his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the frontrunner in the next presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. In theatres July 1, 2016.
TOP SECRET LONELY ISLAND MOVIE Directors: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone Starring: Imogen Poots, Andy Samberg and Sarah Silverman
When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4Real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. Heâ€™ll try anything to bounce backâ€”anything except reunite with The Style Boyz, his old rap group. In theatres June 3, 2016.
THE SPACE BETWEEN US
Director: Peter Chelsom Starring: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino A sixteen-year-old boy growing up on Mars has been communicating with a girl on Earth. He falls in love and begins a journey to visit her. In theatres July 29, 2016.
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