THE ARRIVAL Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
MAGGIE’S PLAN Comedy, Drama, Romance
Maggie’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?
Director: Rebecca Miller Cast: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Travis Fimmel, Maya Rudolph, Wallace Shawn
MOANA Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, she fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.
Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams
Cast: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Nicole Scherzinger
ELENA OF AVALOR Animation, Adventure, Family
Teenage princess Elena has saved her magical kingdom, Avalor, from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as its crown princess. Elena’s adventures will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders. Since she is only 16 years old, she has a Grand Council comprised of her grandparents, older cousin Chancellor Esteban and a new friend, Naomi, to give advice along the way. Elena also looks to her younger sister Isabel, her friends Mateo and Gabe, and a trio of magical flying creatures called jaquins for guidance and support.
Creator: Craig Gerber Cast: Aimee Carrero, Jenna Ortega, Christian Lanz
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES
Season 1 Animation, Action, Comedy
The series stars the Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact. The Kyber Saber, his world is turned upside down, and he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters, and learn the true value of what it means to be a family.
Creators: Bill Motz, Bob Roth, Carrie Beck, Jake Blais, Leland Chee, Jason Cosler, George Lucas, Keith Malone, John McCormack Cast: Vanessa Lengies, Grey DeLisle