A UNITED KINGDOM Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Director: Amma Asante Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael, Jack Davenport
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An all-new epic adventure in the first of the Star Wars standalone films. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.”
Director: Gareth Edwards Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or “No-Maj” people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. Written by J.K. Rowling
Director: David Yates Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell
When Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) is passed over for a promotion at her firm, she fights for the opportunity to take a start-up public, hoping this promising IPO will secure her a place at the firm’s highest level. But when an employee at the start-up raises questions about a possible crack in the company’s walls, Naomi must decide whether to investigate rumors that may compromise the deal, or push forward with the confidence her superiors expect.
Director: Meera Menon Cast: Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas
HACKER (AKA ANONYMOUS) Crime, Drama, Thriller
When his family hits financial trouble, Alex Danyliuk turns to a life of crime and identity theft, with the help of Sye, a street-wise hustler who introduces him to the world of black market trading, Kira, a young female hacker, and contacts on the dark web. After finding success in causing financial market chaos, they gain the attention of Z, a mysterious masked figure, who’s the head of an organization known as Anonymous, and a number one target by the FBI.
Director: Akan Satayev (as Akan Sataev) Cast: Callan McAuliffe, Lorraine Nicholson, Daniel Eric Gold, Zachary Bennett, Kristian Truelsen, Clifton Collins Jr.
ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST Drama
Ted and Lynn Murphy lead a simple suburban life. They have three wonderful children, their own small business, and good relationships with friends and neighbours. But that life is turned upside down when Ted signs a petition advocating traditional marriage. It is a small act of civic duty in his mind, but to others in their community it seems like a heartless act of bigotry.
Director: Duane James Barnhart (as Duane Barnhart) Cast: Larry Bukovey, Kristin Wollett, David Mackey, Hannah Malone, Jackson T. Kramer
ALMOST CHRISTMAS Comedy, Drama
The festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honour that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.
Director: David E. Talbert Cast: Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Danny Glover, Gabrielle Unio, Mo’Nique, Romany Malco
MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE Comedy, Family
Imaginative quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his middle school’s obsession with the rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Desperate to shake things up, Rafe and his best friends have come up with a plan: break every single rule in the school and let the students run wild.
Director: Steve Carr Cast: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Alexa Nisenson, Bob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca
BALLERINA (LEAP) Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Paris, 1884. A orphaned girl arrives in Paris from Brittany. Félicie Milliner is 11 and has no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer. With nothing left to lose, Félicie takes a big risk: she ‘borrows’ a spoiled brats identity and enters the Opera Ballet School. But how long can she be someone else? Mentored by the tough and mysterious cleaner, Odette , Félicie learns that talent is not enough – it takes hard work to be better than her ruthless, conniving fellow students. That and friendship. Felicie’s inventive, exhausting and charismatic best friend Victor also has a dream: becoming a famous inventor. Together, they both encourage each other to reach for the stars.
Directors: Eric Summer (as Éric Summer), Éric Warin Cast: Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler
VEEP Season 5 Political Satire
Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. The series follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington.
Creator: Armando Iannucci Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale,
Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole