Now You See Me 2

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    Following the box office hit Now You See Me, new cast members Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe join Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Morgan Freeman for a second mind-bending adventure in Now You See Me 2, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights.

    One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation, the Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance. This time, they’re determined to expose the unethical practices of a tech magnate, who has threatened the illusionists into pulling off their most impossible heist yet.

    Eye In The Sky

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    Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi, Eye in the Sky is a smart, politically charged thriller set on the cutting edge of contemporary drone warfare.

    The film centres on Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren), a UK military intelligence officer in command of a top-secret operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. When Powell learns the terrorists are about to embark on a deadly suicide mission, the operation escalates from “capture” to “kill.” American drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) is poised to engage when, suddenly, a nine-year-old girl enters the kill zone. As the military’s man-on-the-ground risks everything to save the girl, the impossible decision of when to strike gets passed up the “kill chain” of politicians and lawyers as the seconds tick down.

    With nuanced performances from a terrific ensemble cast, Eye in the Sky deftly explores the ethical conundrum of collateral damage; should one innocent life be sacrificed to save hundreds more? Moving at a heart-racing pace, Eye in the Sky takes us into a moral and political minefield, where every decision comes at a steep price.
     

    Gods Of Egypt

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    In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the mythology of Egypt, a clever mortal thief, Bek [Brenton Thwaites], undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he enlists the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

    Dirty Grandpa

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    Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, “dirty” Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had.

     

    Spotlight

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    Starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton, Spotlight tells the gripping true story of a team of Boston Globe reporters who launch a fearless investigation into child abuse allegations against the Catholic Church. What they eventually uncover is a shocking citywide scandal; almost ninety priests guilty but never convicted, legal settlements done in private, and a systematic cover-up of the abuse by church leadership. Determined to leave no stone unturned in their hunt for the truth, their investigation soon threatens to bring down some of the city’s most powerful figures. Capturing the high-pressure world of in-depth reportage, Spotlight is a smart, thrilling depiction of journalism at its best.

    Love The Coopers

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    The holiday season comes but once a year – and that’s more than enough for the Cooper family. In this hilarious and heartwarming comedy, the family brace themselves for their annual Christmas Eve celebration.

    With her marriage on the rocks, Charlotte Cooper (Diane Keaton) has just one wish – to bring the whole family together for one last perfect Christmas. But with grand plans to rekindle the spark in their relationship, Charlotte’s husband Sam (John Goodman) is determined to use the holiday season to win her back. They aren’t the only ones trying to conceal the less than perfect aspects of their lives. Their perennially single daughter Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) persuades a charming soldier (Jake Lacy) she meets at the airport to pose as her boyfriend, and their son Hank (Ed Helms) is struggling with single parenthood. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s sister Emma (Marisa Tomei) has a run-in with the law on the day of the gathering.

    From the producers of The Family Stone, and boasting an all-star cast, Love the Coopers is a fun, riotous ride through the joy and chaos of Christmas… and nobody does chaos quite like the Coopers.

     

    Freeheld

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    Based on an inspiring true story, Freeheld stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as a couple who, in their darkest hour, take on the biggest fight of their lives. 

    When police detective Laurel Hester (Moore) meets Stacie Andree (Page), they instantly form a connection. The couple fall deeply and unexpectedly in love, and before long are building a life together. But when tragedy strikes and Laurel is diagnosed with cancer, she faces discrimination as government officials refuse to allow her to leave her pension, earned over 23 years of service, to Stacie. With the help of fellow detective Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) and larger-than-life activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), Laurel and Stacie spend their last days together fighting to overturn the decision. 

    As the campaign for marriage equality gains momentum worldwide, Freeheld is a poignant reminder of the personal struggles at the heart of the movement. Moore and Page deliver powerful, heartfelt performances in this stirring tribute to an ordinary couple whose love and integrity compelled them to demand equal rights in an extraordinary act of courage. 

     

    The Last Witch Hunter

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    Vin Diesel plays the last remaining witch hunter who must battle against an uprising of witches in modern day New York. Also starring Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood and Michael Caine, Diesel plays Kaulder, a valiant warrior and witch hunter, who was cursed with immortality by the evil Queen Witch when he slayed her hundreds of years ago. Today, Kaulder is the last of his kind and has spent centuries slaying witches while mourning the loss of his family. However, unbeknownst to him, the Queen Witch and her underlings are planning her resurrection - and she's ready for an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.

    Miss You Already

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    Starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, Miss You Already tells the story of Jess and Milly, life-long best friends who have shared everything since childhood. Now, Milly has a high-flying job, a rock-star husband and two gorgeous children. Jess has dedicated herself to environmental work, and lives with her boyfriend in a bohemian houseboat on the London canals. The best friends are as close as ever. But their relationship is put to the test when Milly discovers she has breast cancer, while Jess faces motherhood for the first time.

    Featuring a picturesque London setting and terrific chemistry between Barrymore and Collette, Miss You Already is a heartwarming film about the true meaning of friendship. When life falls apart, friends keep it together.

    Cut Snake

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    Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a very private man in his twenties who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged to the beautiful Paula (Jessica De Gouw). But the prospect of his new life is challenged when the charismatic Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back into a world that he thought he had left behind. 

    A Walk in the Woods

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    When an ageing travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail with a long-estranged high school buddy, the duo learn that some roads are better left untraveled. 

    Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, two icons of cinema, are a perfect comedic pair, bringing their characters to life with exceptional nuance. As the two face off with each other and an eccentric assortment of characters, the grand trail proves to be an epic journey. Emma Thompson brilliantly counterbalances their antics as the patient companion, wise enough to let them go on this ill-conceived journey. As moving as it is playful, A Walk in the Woods proves that amid the glory of stunning vistas and Appalachian wildlife, the untamed human condition can be just as formidable.

    Irrational Man

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    Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey, Irrational Man is a wry, upbeat comedy about a brilliant but tormented philosophy professor in crisis. Abe (Phoenix) arrives at a picturesque Rhode Island College feeling that his life is meaningless. He soon attracts the attention of Rita (Posey), a lonely professor who sees Abe as her escape from an unhappy marriage, and Jill (Stone), a bright student who finds his tortured artistic personality irresistible. Pure chance changes everything for Abe when he overhears a stranger’s tale of woe. Abe sees his opportunity to perform what he believes is a moral act and suddenly his life has purpose. But as Jill begins to uncover the true cause of Abe’s newfound happiness, his perfect plan begins to unravel. Showcasing terrific comedic performances and Woody Allen’s trademark wit, Irrational Man is a playful musing on the fallibility of reason in the face of reality.

    Trumbo

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    A fascinating portrait of one of the most emblematic figures of Hollywood’s Golden Age, TRUMBO stars Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as prolific screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

    In 1947, the successful career of Trumbo comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political ideologies. Risking everything, Trumbo refuses to renounce his beliefs, and pays the price for his commitment to freedom. The studios refuse to hire him, the US government sentence him to a year in prison, and the conflict soon entangles everyone in Hollywood – from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren), to actors John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, and director Otto Preminger. With an irrepressible creative talent, Trumbo would find his way back onto the big screen, writing several scripts under pseudonyms during his exile, including Roman Holiday and The Brave One, both of which won Academy Awards under aliases.

    Featuring an exceptional lead performance by Cranston, TRUMBO is a gripping, spirited drama that sheds light on one of the darkest chapters in Hollywood history.