CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Biography, Comedy, Crime
The true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to be published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
Director: Marielle Heller Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone
WHAT MEN WANT Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
The story of a female sports agent (Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear mens’ thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar. The lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest to the test.
Director: Adam Shankman Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tracy Morgan
HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U Drama, Horror, Mystery
Collegian Tree Gelbman wakes up in horror to learn that she’s stuck in a parallel universe. Her boyfriend Carter is now with someone else, and her friends and fellow students seem to be completely different versions of themselves. When Tree discovers that Carter’s roommate has been altering time, she finds herself once again the target of a masked killer. When the psychopath starts to go after her inner circle, Tree soon realizes that she must die over and over again to save everyone and discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
Director: Christopher Landon Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
Three desperate souls must fight their way out of a dead-end world. Earl (Jamie Bell) is a struggling ex-marine and father determined to make a better life for his family—no matter what it takes. Angus (Frank Grillo) is a violent, unhinged drug dealer who leaves a trail of death and destruction in his wake. And Delia (Margaret Qualley) is a haunted woman who will do anything to escape a life of crime she can no longer bear. In their kill-or-be-killed world, all roads lead to the Donnybrook: an illicit backwoods cage match where bare-knuckled fighters brawl for a shot at a $100,000 prize. It’s either a last-ditch chance at redemption—or a death sentence.
Director: Tim Sutton Cast: Jamie Bell, Frank Gillo, Margaret Qualley, James Badge Dale
THE DEUCE Season 2 Drama
Police corruption and political tolerance for New York’s midtown demimonde is at its height. The Mafia, early backers of pornography after the courts declared its legality, are now poised to reap the profits. A comparable – and, in some ways, more professional – porn industry is rising on the West Coast as well. But for now, New York is holding its own in a city flush with movies, music and art, as the drug-fueled party rages around the clock.
Creators: George Pelecanos, David Simon Cast: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal,
Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade