THE GLASS CASTLE Biography, Drama
Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want to take on the work of raising a family.
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts
GIRL’S TRIP Comedy
Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Director: Malcolm D. Lee Cast: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Kate Walsh
FUN MOM DINNER Comedy
Four women whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless dinner. The night begins as a disaster, but the combination of alcohol, karaoke, and a cute bartender leads to an unforgettable night where these seemingly different women realize they have more in common than motherhood and men.
Director: Alethea Jones Cast: Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Bridget Everett, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott, Adam Levine, Paul Rust, Paul Rudd
2:22 Action, Thriller
Two planes almost collide after a blinding flash of light paralyzes air traffic controller Dylan Branson for a few seconds. Suspended from his job, Dylan starts to notice a repetition of sounds and events in his life at exactly the same time every day. An underlying pattern soon builds, drawing him into New York’s Grand Central Station daily at 2:22 p.m. Now drawn into a complex relationship with a woman, Dylan must figure out a way to break the power of the past and take control of time itself.
Director: Paul Currie Cast: Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer, Sam Reid, Maeve Dermody
MY COUSIN RACHEL Drama, Mystery, Romance
Philip is a young Englishman who finds his cousin Ambrose dead after traveling to Florence, Italy. He vows revenge against Ambrose’s missing wife Rachel, blaming her for his untimely demise. When Philip meets Rachel for the first time, his mood suddenly changes as he finds himself falling for her seductive charm and beauty. As his obsession for her grows, Rachel now hatches a scheme to win back her late husband’s estate from the unsuspecting Philip.
Director: Roger Michell Cast: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger
VASSELIENTJIE Afrikaans Drama
This is the story of Helena ‘Vaselinetjie’ Bosman, a white girl raised by her loving brown grandparents in a remote rural village in the Northern Cape, South Africa. However, upon learning that Vaselinetjie is not their biological grandchild, the welfare intervenes and decides to send Vaselinetjie to a state orphanage in the far away city of Johannesburg. Life in Johannesburg does not resemble her prior existence and is in vivid contrast to it. For the first time, Vaselinetjie is confronted with the harsh realities of life.
Director: Corne van Rooyen Cast: Marguerite van Eeden, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Nicole Bond, Royston Stoffels, Arno Greeff, Elzet Nel, Elani Dekker, Marise Loots
HOSTILE BORDER Drama
Raised in the U.S., Claudia (22) is an undocumented illegal immigrant living beyond her means when she’s arrested by the FBI for credit card fraud and deported to Mexico. Speaking no Spanish and lost in her foreign ‘homeland’, she reluctantly takes refuge at her estranged father’s cattle ranch. As she clashes with her unyielding father, her attempts to return to the U.S. thrust her into a dangerous bond with a foreign smuggler, Ricky. Caught between her father’s sermons, Ricky’s promises, and the encroaching military, Claudia must navigate a tightrope of impossible choices.
Directors: Michael Dwyer, Kaitlin McLaughlin Cast: Veronica Sixtos, Julio Cesar Cedillo
BABY DRIVER Action, Crime, Music
Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Director: Edgar Wright Cast: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal,
Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Eiza González
WILD FOR THE NIGHT (48 HOURS TO LIVE)
Drama, Music, Thriller
A 3D hybrid merging the genres of film noir, dance, and mystery. A loner fresh out of rehab and hunted by both sides of the law returns home to solve the murder of his sister, and finds himself entangled in a game of revenge on the LA club circuit.
Director: Benny Boom Cast: Tommy Flanagan, DeRay Davis, Madison Iseman, Bianca A. Santos, Jade Tailor
HOLIDAY JOY Comedy
A shy high school student (Bailee Madison) makes a Christmas wish for the perfect family, but when it comes true it isn’t as perfect as she thought it would be.
Director: Kirk D’Amico Cast: Bailee Madison, Jennifer Robertson, Sandy Jobin-Bevans, French Stewart
LUKE CAGE Season 1 Action, Crime, Drama
This gritty, action-packed drama follows the evolution of Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a man with super strength and unbreakable skin caused by a sabotaged experiment. After a failed relationship with fellow superhero Jessica Jones, Cage tries to rebuild a quiet life in Harlem, New York – until he is pulled out of the shadows and forced into a battle for his city. Along the way, Cage cannot avoid confronting his past, which he has worked hard to bury.
Creator: Cheo Hodari Coker Cast: Mike Colter, Justin Swain, Simone Missick
THE CROWN Season 1 Drama, History
Based on an award-winning play “The Audience”, this lavish Netflix-original chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.
Creator: Peter Morgan Cast: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby, John Lithgow, Eileen Atkins, Pip Torrens, Jeremy Northam, Ben Miles, Greg Wise
EMPIRE Season 3 Drama, Music
The series centres around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company.
Creators: Lee Daniels, Danny Strong Cast: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Bryshere Y. Gray, Grace Gealey, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Serayah McNeill, Bre-Z, Xzibit
MADAM SECRETARY S3 Political Drama
Elizabeth encourages President Dalton’s campaign for re-election, but a proposed shift in foreign policy in response to climate change jeopardizes his candidacy. Henry and Elizabeth worry their family is being stalked after a series of incidents involving Jason terrifies the McCord family. Also, Henry returns to work for the DIA and reunites with Dmitri.
Creator: Barbara Hall Cast: Tim Daly, Téa Leoni, Patina Miller,
Bebe Neuwirth, Keith Carradine, Erich Bergen, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Sebastian Arcelus, Kathrine Herzer, Evan Roe, Wallis Currie-Wood
AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 6: ROANOKE
Drama, Horror, Thriller
An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult.
After a disturbing incident, a young couple move into a seemingly perfect home built in the 18th century. However, the building’s close proximity to the site of the Lost Colony’s disappearance and with horrific events happening at the house the couple start to sense something dark underneath the facade.
Creators: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy Cast: Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding, Jr., André Holland, Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare, Wes Bentley, Evan Peters
CRIMINAL MINDS Season 12 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioural Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation’s most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes. The season beings with Agent Luke Alvez joining the team as they are tasked with capturing a serial killer in Arizona who escaped from prison with twelve other convicts.
Creator: Jeff Davis Cast: Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Damon Gupton