THE PREPPIE CONNECTION Crime, Drama
Based on the true wild story of a teen drug trafficker who rocked headlines in 1984, this true crime caper stars Thomas Mann as Toby, a blue-collar scholarship student at an elite boarding school who finds an in with the cool crowd by supplying them with cocaine. But things spiral out of control when Toby goes from small-time dealer to international drug trafficker, culminating in a trip to Colombia and a daring deal with a cartel. Capturing the music, style, and burgeoning “greed is good” ethos of the 1980s, The Preppie Connection is a stranger than fiction look at the price of popularity.
Director: Joseph Castelo Cast: Thomas Mann, Lucy Fry, Logan Huffman, Samuel Page
STRONGER Biography, Drama
Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.
Director: David Gordon Green Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown
THE BIG SICK Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the film tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
Director: Michael Showalter Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
UNLOCKED Action, Drama, Mystery
After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another attack is imminent. Alice soon learns that the classified information she’s uncovered has been compromised. Running for her life, she turns to a former soldier to help her prevent a lethal biological attack on the citizens of London.
Director: Michael Apted Cast: Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas, Toni Collette, Michael Epp, Jessica Boone, Philip Brodie, Makram Khoury
THE EMOJI MOVIE Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. All have only one facial expression, except for Gene who has multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone’s very existence.
Director: Tony Leondis Cast: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Sofía Vergara
CHICAGO JUSTICE Season 1 Crime, Drama
Dick Wolf’s Chicago universe expands into the city’s State’s Attorney’s office, where a dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigate the challenging world of politics and controversy while fearlessly pursuing justice.
Creator: Dick Wolf Cast: Philip Winchester, Jon Seda, Joelle Carter, Monica Barbaro, Carl Weathers, Gary Basaraba
SUPERNATURAL Season 12 Drama, Fantasy, Horror
This haunting series follows the thrilling yet terrifying journeys of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who face an increasingly sinister landscape as they hunt monsters. After losing their mother to a supernatural force, the brothers were raised by their father as soldiers who track mysterious and demonic creatures. Violent memories and relationship-threatening secrets add additional burdens on Sam and Dean as they investigate all things that go bump in the night. As old tricks and tools are rendered useless and friends betray them, the brothers must rely on each other as they encounter new enemies.
Creator: Eric Kripke Cast: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Mark A. Sheppard