TRUMBO Biography, Drama
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. The film recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Director: Jay Roach Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk,
John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlabrg, Richard Portnow, Louis C.K.
JOY Biography, Comedy, Drama
The wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. A story of family, loyalty, and love.
Director: David O. Russell Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Bradley Cooper
Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her young son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. Based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue.
Director: Lenny Abrahamson Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Amanda Brugel, Cas Anvar, Joe Pingue, Matt Gordon
FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK Comedy
In a spoof of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Hannah Steele interviews entrepreneur Christian Black (Marlon Wayans) for her roommate’s school newspaper. The wealthy and eligible Black quickly learns how clumsy the young woman is. As flirtation leads to attraction, Christian invites Hannah to his home and introduces her to his kinky world of S&M. Despite their different backgrounds, the new couple consistently surprise each other with how far they’re willing to go to make their relationship work.
Director: Michael Tiddes Cast: Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Fred Willard, Jane Seymour, King Bach, Affion Crockett, Mike Epps, Fred Willard, Kate Miner, Florence Henderson
SOLACE Crime, Drama, Mystery
A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), works with an FBI special agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived two years in isolation since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an FBI special agent, to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy.
Director: Afonso Poyart Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, Marley Shelton, Luisa Moraes, Janine Turner, Matt Gerald
THE CURSE OF DOWNERS GROVE
Drama, Horror, Mystery
The town of Downers Grove looks like your average suburban neighborhood —but Downers Grove has a disturbing secret…. For the past eight years, one senior from every high school graduating class has met a bizarre death right before graduation day. And this year, Chrissie Swanson (Bella Heathcote) has a terrible feeling that she is going to be the one to die. Can Chrissie survive the curse of Downers Grove or will she, like those seniors before her, fall prey to the town’s deadly secret?
Director: Derick Martini Cast: Bella Heathcote, Lucas Till, Penelope Mitchell, Tom Arnold, Kevin Zegers, Helen Slater, Zane Holtz, Mark L. Young, Jacqueline Emerson
TIMBER: THE TREASURE DOG Family
Two kids find a treasure map, and with their trusty sidekicks (three talking dogs) go on an adventure of a lifetime to save their family and farm.
Director: Ari Novak Cast: Kix Brooks, Averie South, Wilford Brimley, J.D. Hoppe, Veronon Wells, Rib Hillis, Casey Fitzgerald, Kelcey Watson, Sewell Whitney, Jessica Morris
CREED Drama, Sport
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky’s help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.
Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew, Andre Ward, Gabriel Rosado
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.
Director: Jason Moore Cast: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, James Brolin,
Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Rachael Dratch, John Leguizamo
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Season 1, 2 and 3
Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Detective Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), shaken to the core over the fact that everything she thought she knew about her life has been a lie, is determined to get answers to the secrets that have been revealed about her family. Cat must also try to navigate her evolving relationship with handsome doctor Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan), who struggles with becoming a terrifying beast when he is enraged, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Cat and Vincent continue to grapple with the desire to be a normal couple while trying to keep a low profile in order to stay one step ahead of the mysterious organization known as Muirfield, now on the hunt for both of them.
Creator: Ron Koslow Cast: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Nicole Gale Anderson, Max Brown, Ted Whittall, Brain White
THE MILLERS Season 1 Comedy
Nathan Miller, a recently divorced, roving, local news reporter, is looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol and Tom, his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Already in shock, Nathan is even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan’s sister, Debbie, her husband Adam and their daughter Mykayla. Nathan’s best friend and news cameraman, Ray, was excited to be Nathan’s wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last.
Creator: Gregory Thomas Garcia Cast: J.B. Smoove, Nelson Franklin, Margo Martindale, Will Arnett, Jayma Mays, Beau Bridges, Lulu Wilson, Sean Hayes, Eve Moon
THE ODD COUPLE Season 1 Comedy
After being kicked out of their houses by their wives, two friends try to share an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.
Creators: Danny Jacobson, Joe Keenan, Matthew Perry
Cast: Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane, Yvette Nicole Brown, Wendell Pierce, Geoff Stults
THE LAST SHIP Season 2 Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
The second season of this post-apocalyptic drama finds the crew of the USS Nathan James encountering both old and new obstacles in their plight to save humanity from the deadly virus that has already wiped out much of the world’s population. With Amy Granderson (Alfre Woodard) and her soldiers having captured many of the crew members and taken control of the ship, Cdr. Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and his remaining men find an unlikely ally in Thorwald (Titus Welliver), a mysterious underground warlord, in their fight to stop Granderson from continuing to massacre innocent people. It is discovered that remnants of other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces still exist, and some characters embark on quests to locate their loved ones. The crew of the USS Nathan James also faces off against a new enemy in the form of a group of people who have united over their common trait of immunity from the fatal disease who attempt to continue spreading the infection in order to rise to power. Meanwhile, Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra) perseveres in her relentless mission to concoct a vaccination and spread it throughout the world
Creators: Steven Kane, Hank Steinberg
Cast: Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims, Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, John Pyper-Ferguson, Kevin Michael Martin
UNDER THE DOME Season 3
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town of Chester’s Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the “dome” and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.
Creator: Brian K. Vaughan Cast: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill