MOLLY’S GAME Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
Director: Aaron Sorkin Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Samantha Isler, Jeremy Strong, Graham Greene
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever.
Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.
Director: Rian Johnson Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
THIS IS YOUR DEATH Drama
A reality TV host and greedy network executive launch a terrifying program that exploits the on-camera deaths of its players. When reality tv boundaries seem like they can’t be pushed any further, game-show host Adam Rogers steps in to break down the wall by hosting a new game show where contestants end their lives for a chance to win money. Adam will only be satisfied if his reality show is number one in the ratings, and he’ll stop at nothing to make sure he gets there, even if it means letting go of his humanity.
Director: Giancarlo Esposito Cast: Josh Duhamel, Sarah Wayne Callies, Giancarlo Esposito, Famke Janssen, James Franco, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Chelah Horsdal, Chris Ellis
WONDER WHEEL Drama
Four peoples’ lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.
Director: Woody Allen Cast: Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi
MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in “A Christmas Carol,” forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.
Director: Bharat Nalluri Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce
FERDINAND Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
Director: Carlos Saldanha Cast: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning, Gina Rodriguez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, David Tennant
DC SUICIDE SQUAD: HELL TO PAY Animation, Action
A special group of imprisoned villains is brought together by Amanda Waller. Task Force X is assigned the mission of retrieving a mystical object. Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, Killer Frost, and Copperhead risk their lives to find the powerful object.
Director: Sam Liu Cast: Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams, Billy Brown, Tara Strong, Matthew Mercer, Liam McIntyre
ANIMAL KINGDOM Season 2 Crime, Drama
Joshua “J” Cody, moves in with his freewheeling relatives in a California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody and her right-hand Baz, who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious “baby” of the family. The season begins as a risky job goes wrong, the boys blame Smurf. Baz is still investigating the loss of Cath.
Creator: Jonathan Lisco Cast: Shawn Hatosy, Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso, Molly Gordon, Carolina Guerra
PENNY DREADFUL Season 3 Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. Now the gang must each face – and embrace – their own most truly monstrous selves. But for the beautiful and tortured Vanessa Ives, accepting her demons could plunge the world into unending darkness.
Creator: John Logan Cast: Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper, Harry Treadaway, Danny Sapani, Helen McCrory