JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 Action, Crime, Thriller
Retired super-assassin John Wick’s plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favors. Ordered by Winston, kingpin of secret assassin society The Continental, to respect the organization’s ancient code, Wick reluctantly accepts the assignment to travel to Rome to take out D’Antonio’s sister, the ruthless capo atop the Italian Camorra crime syndicate.
Director: Chad Stahelski Cast: Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan
Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son’s (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.
Director: Denzel Washington Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson
FIFTY SHADES DARKER Drama, Romance
When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle them, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
Director: James Foley Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Kim Basinger, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes
THE SALESMAN (Forushande) Drama, Thriller
Forced to leave their collapsing house, Ranaa and Emad, an Iranian couple rehearsing for Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers. Unaware of the fact that the previous tenant had been a woman of ill repute having many clients, they settle down. By a nasty turn of events one of the clients pays a visit to the apartment one night while Ranaa is alone at home taking a bath and the aftermath turns the peaceful life of the couple upside down.
Director: Asghar Farhadi Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi
GALLOWS ROAD Christian, Drama
A story of choices. An evil act takes the lives of a man’s wife and children. Despaired he retreats to isolation. He is done with God and men. Two children discover him and their friendship begins to penetrate his soul. Can he rise above the ashes and learn to forgive or will he seek revenge? Ask and ye shall receive… seek and ye shall find.
Director: Bill McAdams Jr. Cast: Ernie Hudson, Kevin Sorbo, Frank Mosley, Rett Terrell, Bill McAdams Jr.
POLDARK Drama, History, Romance
This all-new version of the vintage masterpiece series stars Aidan Turner as Capt. Ross Poldark, a redcoat returning to Cornwall from the American War of Independence to his Cornish copper mines, after spending three years in the army to avoid charges of smuggling. When he gets home, he finds his father dead, his estate in ruins, and his old sweetheart Elizabeth engaged to his cousin Francis. He rescues a young woman, Demelza, from a beating, and takes her on as a kitchen maid while trying to help the people of the village and attempting to gain control of the mines sought after by his rival, the greedy and arrogant George Warleggan.
Creator: Debbie Horsfield Cast: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Warren Clarke, Ruby Bentall, Beatie Edney, Jack Farthing, Kyle Soller, Richard Harrington
ROCK DOG Animation, Adventure, Comedy
For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff – guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music. However, when his son Bodi discovers a radio that fell from the sky, it takes just a few guitar licks for the lad’s fate to be sealed. Wanting to be a rock ‘n’ roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus Scattergood, a legendary musician who needs to write a new song.
Director: Ash Brannon Cast: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon, Sam Elliott, Mae Whitman
LEGO: BATMAN MOVIE Animation, Action, Adventure
A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
Director: Chris McKay Cast: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Mariah Carey, Channing Tatum, Conan O’Brien, Zoë Kravitz
BILLIONS Season 1 Drama
Ruthless U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes, goes head to head with powerful and corrupt hedge-fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. As Rhodes investigates Axelrod in an attempt to bring his crimes to justice, a high-stakes battle between these two influential and ambitious men plays out in the world of New York politics and high finance.
Creators: Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Andrew Ross Sorkin Cast: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff
LUCKY MAN Seasons 1 & 2 Crime, Action, Sci-Fi
Based on an original idea from comic book legend Stan Lee, Lucky Man tells the story of Harry Clayton, a cop from Central London’s notorious Murder Squad. Harry is down on his luck; his wife and child have left him due to his gambling habit, his boss thinks he’s in league with the devil, and he has a huge debt to an infamous underworld crime boss who is threatening his life. A chance meeting with a mysterious woman who gives him an ancient bracelet changes everything. It appears to give Harry control over luck itself, but at what cost?
Creator: Stan Lee Cast: James Nesbitt, Eve Best, Sienna Guillory, Amara Karan