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Destroyer

Drama R

A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.

The Escape Room

Horror PG-13

Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive

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Holmes and Watson

Comedy PG-13

An entertaining take on the classic mysteries from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story features Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

On the Basis of Sex

Drama PG-13

The inspiring and spirited true story of young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

Welcome to Marwen

Drama PG-13

When a devastating attack leaves Mark Hogancamp shattered and without his memory, no one expected recovery. But by putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous fantasy world, where he draws strength to triumph in the real one. His astonishing art installation becomes a testament to the powerful women who support him on his journey.

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A Breath Away

Foreign (French) NR

When Paris is submerged in a strange mortal fog, survivors take refuge on the city’s upper floors and rooftops. Without news, electricity, water or food, one small family struggles to survive the catastrophe. But as the hours pass, they are forced to face reality: rescue teams aren’t coming. If they hope to make it out alive, they will have to risk going out into the fog.

Bumblebee

Sci-Fi PG-13

Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends a Transformer to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson, a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns, the Transformer and Charlie team up to protect the world in an action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family.

The Mule

Drama R

Earl Stone is a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. Even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.

Vice

Drama R

Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in this epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. Co-starring Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell, it is a darkly comic look behind the scenes of American politics.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

Drama R

A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.

Second Act

Comedy PG-13

A big box store worker, Maya, reinvents her life story to land a job in the corporate side of the company she works for. After the aid of a fabricated resume and social network profile, she is offered the position. She accepts the position to try to prove what street smarts can do.

Stan & Ollie

Drama PG

One of the world’s great comedy teams set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past.

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Green Book

Drama PG-13

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African Americans. Confronted with racism and danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Mortal Engines

Sci Fi PG-13

Hundreds of years after our civilization was destroyed, a new world has emerged. A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw leads a band of outcasts in the fight to stop London, now a giant predator city on wheels, from devouring everything its path.

Monsieur and Madame Adelman

Drama NR

The decades-spanning tumultuous romance of a quintessentially French couple is chronicled in the thought-provoking funny movie. Told in flashback from the early ’70s forward, this epic love-hate relationship begins as angst-ridden writer Victor meets Sarah, a brilliant doctoral student who fall head-over-heels. A complicated courtship and eventual marital discord ensue, as the egocentric Victor becomes a literary superstar and the enigmatic Sarah, lingers in the shadows.

Tyrel

Drama R

Tyler, a sole black man, attends an otherwise all-white weekend of drunken bro debauchery on a birthday trip to a cabin in the Catskills.

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Creed 2

Drama PG-13

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family.

Ben is Back

Drama R

Ben Burns, a drug-addicted teenager, shows up unexpectedly to visit his family on Christmas Eve. His wary mother welcomes him, but after finding out he’s still in danger, she must to do everything she can to help her family.

 

The Favourite

Drama R

Early eighteenth century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way.

Instant Family

Comedy PG-13

When Pete and Ellie choose to start a family, they stumble headfirst into the world of foster care adoption. After they learn their perfect foster child comes with two other siblings, Pete and Ellie find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight and must hilariously learn the ropes of instant parenthood if they hope to become a real family.

Vox Lux

Drama R

The story of Celeste’s rise from the ashes of a national tragedy to stardom. It follows her life from 1999 to 2017 including her survival of a violent tragedy as a teenager, her rise to fame with the help of her sister and talent manager, and her mounting a comeback after a scandal.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

Comedy PG

Video game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the Internet, where they must rely on the citizens, or Netizens, to help navigate their way.

Mary, Queen of Scots

Drama R

Queen of France at sixteen, widowed at eighteen, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, she also has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I, who rules as the Queen of England. Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens, driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.

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