BIRTH OF A NATION Biography, Drama, History
Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner’s quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.
Director: Nate Parker Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller
Fifteen-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone – even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by Flaco, a local hood. Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers.
Director: Justin Tipping Cast: Jahking Guillory, Christopher Jordan Wallace
SMALL TIME Drama
While enduring a devastating mid-life crisis, used car dealer Al is thrilled when his estranged son decides to skip college and join the business. But it doesn’t take long for Al to realize that both he and his son deserve more than this job.
Director: Joel Surnow Cast: Christopher Meloni, Devon Bostick, Dean Norris, Bridget Moynahan, Ken Davitian
RINGS Drama, Horror
Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt, when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious video said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before.
Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Laura Wiggins
WOLVES AT THE DOOR Horror, Thriller
Four friends gather at an elegant home during the Summer of Love, 1969. Unbeknownst to them, deadly visitors are waiting outside. What begins as a simple farewell party turns to a night of primal terror as the intruders stalk and torment the four, who struggle for their lives against what appears to be a senseless attack.
Director: John R. Leonetti Cast: Katie Cassidy, Elizabeth Henstridge, Adam Campbell, Lucas Adams, Miles Fisher
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Cast: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Ruby Rose, Shawn Roberts, William Levy
NO STRANGER THAN LOVE Comedy, Romance
A young, pretty art teacher, Lucy (adored by every male in her small home town), attempts to embark on an affair with her co-worker, married high-school football coach, Clint. Before it can eventuate he is sucked into a bottomless, zero-gravity hole in her living room floor. One by one all town members come to inspect, theorize about and try to remove Clint from the hole, and in doing so learn about his disloyalty to his wife. The movie is a bit like Being John Malkovich in its metaphysical satire.
Director: Nick Wernham Cast: Alison Brie, Justin Chatwin, Colin Hanks
INSECURE Season 1 Comedy
The series follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American women as they navigate the pitfalls of their personal and professional lives in south Los Angeles.
Creators: Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore Cast: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Amanda Seales, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Lisa Joyce
ELEMENTARY Season 3 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The season begins when Holmes returns to New York City with a new apprentice, Kitty Winter (Ophelia Lovibond), and a renewed interest in working with the NYPD after being fired by London’s MI6. Unfortunately, Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), the NYPD’s new go-to private investigator, must give her approval first before Sherlock can resume consulting for the department. As for Kitty, she assists Sherlock on cases but she struggles with a dark secret from her past that comes back to haunt her present. And speaking of the past, Holmes is implicated in the murder of a woman who was killed during the height of his drug addiction.
Creator: Robert Doherty Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill
CRIME SUSPECT Season 1-3 Crime, Drama, Mystery
After a colleague suffers a near-fatal heart attack, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison takes over an investigation into the murder of a young prostitute. The case is challenging enough in its own right, since Jane quickly determines that there is very little tangible evidence against the main suspect, an ex-convict. Worse, however, she suspects there is a cover-up going on in her department, where her male team of investigators isn’t making a secret of their displeasure to be working for a woman.
Creator: Lynda La Plante Cast: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis, John Benfield
KILLJOY Season 2 Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody interplanetary class war, a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants. As they hit the ground running to uncover Khlyen (Rob Stewart)’s secret agenda in the second season, shocking truths are revealed and they realize the galaxy’s notorious criminals are no match to the threat that comes from within the RAC.
Creator: Michelle Lovretta Cast: Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane, Sarah Power
DOWNTON ABBEY: THE WEDDINGS