THE LOST CITY OF Z Adventure, Biography, Drama
The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
Director: James Gray Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller
THE WIZARD OF LIES Drama
Based on the 2011 book authored by New York Times reporter Diana B. Henriques, who interviewed Bernie Madoff in his North Carolina prison, the film is an account of financier Madoff’s orchestration of one of the largest frauds in U.S. history which led to financial ruin for thousands of investors as well as the destruction of his own family.
Director: Barry Levinson Cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alessandro Nivola, Hank Azaria, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Action, Adventure, Drama
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Director: Matt Reeves Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller
Howard has a loving wife (Garner), two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. But inwardly he’s suffocating, and eventually he snaps and goes into hiding in his garage attic leaving his family to wonder what happened to him. He observes them from his window – an outsider spying in on his own life – as the days of exile stretch into months. Is it possible to go back to the way things were?
Director: Robin Swicord Cast: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Beverly D’Angelo
VAN DER MERWE Comedy
The iconic South African character, Van der Merwe, struggles to keep his family together when his daughter brings her British fiancé home to the farm. Van’s staunchly traditional father is strongly opposed to the wedding and instructs him to end to it. When the family of the British fiancé arrives on the farm the tension rises as the clash of cultures results in a number of awkward situations, and some classic ‘Van der Merwe jokes’.
Director: Bruce Lawley Cast: Rob van Vuuren, Chanelle de Jager, Reine Swart,
Andre Jacobs, Adrienne Pearce, Ian Roberts, Matthew Baldwin, Francois Coertze
MARIAH CAREY’S ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
Animation, Comedy, Family
The film centers on young Mariah, a little girl who dreams of getting a dog for Christmas after seeing a puppy named Princess at the local pet store. To see if she’s ready for the responsibility, Mariah is tasked with dog-sitting her uncle’s crazy canine Jack, who upends the family’s holiday preparations with his various shenanigans.
Director: Guy Vasilovich Cast: Mariah Carey, Breanna Yde, Henry Winkler, Phil Morris, Bria D. Singleton, Connie Jackson
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE
Animation, Action, Comedy
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Director: David Soren Cast: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll
GOTHAM Season 3 Drama
The stakes are higher than ever as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City.
The season peels back the curtain on the infamous criminal organization known as the Court of The Owls.
Creator: Bruno Heller Cast: Ben McKenzie,
Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin,
Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Season 4 Comedy, Crime
Jake and Holt are placed in Florida as part of the witness protection program until the 9-9 helps them take down Figgis. The squad is subsequently punished by being placed on the night shift, but are put back on the day shift when Captain C.J. Stently is transferred from active duty for his incompetence. Jake and Rosa compete for a spot on their idol Lt. Hawkins’ task force, but Hawkins turns out to be a dirty cop and she frames them for bank robbery. They are found guilty and are each sentenced to 15 years in jail.
Creators: Daniel J. Goor, Michael Schur Cast: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker