MONEY MONSTER Crime, Drama, Thriller
In this taut and tense thriller, Lee Gates (Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (O’Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.
Director: Jodie Foster Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell,
Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Meade, Lenny Venito
THE KEEPING ROOM Drama, Western
In this radically reimagined American Western set towards the end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington and Kyle Soller) who are on a mission of pillage and violence. After escaping an attempted assault, Augusta races back to the isolated farmhouse to her sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) and their female slave Mad Muna Otaru.) When the pair of soldiers track Augusta down intent on exacting revenge, the trio of women are forced to take up arms to fend off their assailants, finding ways to resourcefully defend both their home – and themselves.
Director: Daniel Barber Cast:Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, Sam Worthington, Muna Otaru, Kyle Soller, Amy Nuttall, Ned Dennehy, Nicholas Pinnock, Charles Jarman
THE PARDON Crime
The true story of Toni Jo Henry, a woman tried for the crime of murder in 1942 in the state of Louisiana. Toni Jo, a product of childhood abuse and neglect, briefly discovers love and happiness that soon turns to despair when her husband Cowboy is sent to prison and she embarks on an ill-fated plan with an accomplice Arkie to free him. Toni Jo instantly becomes a notorious celebrity, drawing unparalleled media attention with her beauty and the two highly publicized and sensational murder trials. With inner strength and the help of a priest, Father Richard, she is able to face her life with a calm and peace that defies explanation.
Director: Tom Anton Cast: Jaime King, John Hawkes, Jason Lewis, T. J. Thyne
THE CONJURING 2 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield, a borough in north London. There, they meet Peggy Hodgson, an overwhelmed single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. Ed and Lorraine believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. As the Warrens try to help the besieged girl, they become the next targets of the malicious spirit.
Director: James Wan Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O’Connor, Lauren Esposito, Simon McBurney, Benjamin Haigh, Bonnie Aarons
ME BEFORE YOU Drama, Romance
Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.
Director: Thea Sharrock Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTee, Matthew Lewis, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, Vanessa Kirby, Brendan Coyle, Steve Peacocke
A BIGGER SPLASH Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. The film is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.
Director: Luca Guadagnino Cast: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Aurore Clément, Corrado Guzzanti, Lily McMenamy, Elena Bucci
HARDCORE HENRY Sci-Fi, Action
A man wakes up in a Moscow laboratory to learn that he’s been brought back from the dead as a half-human, half-robotic hybrid. With no memory of his former life, a woman who claims to be his wife tells him that his name is Henry. Before she can activate his voice, armed thugs storm in and kidnap her. As Henry starts to understand his new abilities, he embarks on a bloody rampage through the city to save his spouse from a psychopath (Danila Kozlovsky) who plans to destroy the world.
Director: Ilya Naishuller Cast: Ilya Naishuller, Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky, Dasha Charusha, Cyrus Arnold, Andrei Dementiev
DC SUPERHERO GIRLS: HERO OF THE YEAR
Animation, Action, Adventure
It’s time for the annual Hero of the Year ceremony and the students of Super Hero High compete for the top prize. But the festivities take a turn when Dark Opal targets the heroes and steals some of their most valued possessions to form the ultimate weapon! It’s up to the students at Super Hero High to spring into action! But can Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl and Bumblebee stop Dark Opal- and his mysterious partner in crime to save the day?
Director: Cecilia Aranovich Cast: Grey Griffin, Anais Fairweather, Mae Whitman
THE BLACKLIST Season 3 Crime, Drama, Mystery
FBI Agent Elizabeth “Liz” Keen is now a fugitive and on the run with criminal mastermind Raymond “Red” Reddington. With Assistant FBI Director Harold Cooper under investigation, a conflicted Agent Donald Ressler leads the FBI Task Force on a massive manhunt for Liz and Red – more dangerous together than apart since Liz has expert knowledge of FBI procedures and no one exceeds Red’s vast resources. As they struggle to stay one step ahead of their former colleagues and Liz immerses herself into Red’s underworld of disreputable contacts and covert operations, will the notorious list of new Blacklisters this season play a key role in their survival or their demise? Liz is on an unpredictable journey of self-discovery and all the pieces of her life, including her indefinable relationship with Tom, will be drastically challenged as she continues to believe Red holds all the answers.
Creator: Jon Bokenkamp Cast: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, Mozhan Marnò, Hisham Tawfiq, Ryan Eggold
REIGN Season 2 Drama, Fantasy
The second season begins with Mary and Francis on the throne of a nation burning. France is rocked by the aftereffects of the plague , a disease that crept inside the castle walls, taking thousands upon thousands of lives across the land, and ravaging the stability of a nation. From the ashes, powerful lords will rise, carrying out personal, religious and political vendettas, taking lives, and tearing at Mary and Francis’ commitment to their people – and to each other.
Creators: Laurie McCarthy, Stephanie Sengupta Cast: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden, Caitlin Stasey, Anna Popplewell
ONCE UPON A TIME Season 5
Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
A woman’s destiny unfolds after she arrives in a modern-day town populated by fairy-tale characters. New characters are introduced this season including King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Merida, Percival, Nimue, Hades, Hercules, Megara, Zeus, Poole, Jekyll and Hyde.
Creators: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis
Cast: Jared Gilmore, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Rebecca Mader
GREY’S ANATOMY Season 12 Drama, Romance
Set in the surgical wing of the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle, Washington, the season takes place three months after the events of the last season finale in which Richard and Catherine got married. April and Jackson’s relationship has hit the rocks after April has resumed her work overseas in Jordan, leaving Jackson high and dry once again. Once the new intern year begins, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) starts teaching the new interns an anatomy class. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson) is appointed the new Chief of Surgery, much to the dismay of her husband Ben Warren (Jason George), who starts to feel like he is the inferior one in their relationship, leading to some tension between the two.
Creator: Shonda Rhimes Cast: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr., Sara Ramirez, Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams, Camilla Luddington, Jerrika Hinton, Caterina Scorsone, Kelly McCreary, Jason George
STAR WARS REBELS Season 2
Animation, Action, Adventure
An American 3D CGI animated television series set fourteen years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and five years before the original Star Wars, Rebels takes place during an era when the Galactic Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy. Imperial forces are hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights while a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking form.
Creators: Simon Kinberg, Carrie Beck, Dave Filoni
Cast: Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar,
Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker, David Oyelowo, Sarah Michelle Gellar