LOVING VINCENT Animation, Biography, Crime
The life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.
Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Chris O’Dowd, Robert Gulaczyk
JOURNEY’S END Drama, War
It’s March 1918 and C-company arrive in the front-line trenches of norther France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope. With a German offensive approaching, the officers and their cook use food and the memories of their lives to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with the dread of the inevitable. Young officer Raleigh arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. The men are trapped as the days tick by and the attack drawing ever closer.
Director: Saul Dibb Cast: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge, Robert Glenister, Miles Jupp, Robert Wickham
DEAD POOL 2 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.
Director: David Leitch Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Terry Crews, David Leitch
LIFE OF THE PARTY Comedy
Dumped by her husband, longtime housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Winding up at the same school as her daughter, Deanna plunges headlong into the campus experience – embracing the fun, the freedom and the frat boys.
Director: Ben Falcone Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Molly Gordon, Matt Walsh, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph
FIRST REFORMED Drama, Thriller
The pastor of a small church in upstate New York spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.
Director: Paul Schrader Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Philip Ettinger
DAMASCUS COVER Mystery, Thriller
Ari Ben-Zion, haunted by the death of his son, is assigned by the Mossad to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria. Within days his mission goes wrong. To survive Ari reaches out to a deep cover agent code named, The Angel. He soon discovers that he is a pawn in a much bigger plan.
Director: Daniel Zelik Berk Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, John Hurt, Navid Negahban, Aki Avni
FUTURE WORLD Action, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried-up, a prince from the oasis (one of the last known safe-havens) must venture out to find medicine for the ailing queen (Lucy Liu), but along the way he gets mixed up with the warlord (James Franco) and his robot Ash (Suki Waterhouse), which leads to a daring journey through the desolate wastelands.
Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Cheung
Cast: James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Milla Jovovich, Rumer Willis
A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
Director: Deon Taylor Cast: Priscilla Quintana, Luke Goss, Paula Patton, Omar Epps, Roselyn Sánchez, Missi Pyle
ANOTHER KIND OF WEDDING Comedy, Drama
Matthew and Louisa are about to celebrate the biggest day of their lives, but their wedding becomes the perfect venue for their dysfunctional family to confront what tore them apart in the first place. Of course, when you marry your brother’s ex-girlfriend, and force your separated parents to be in the same place at the same time, fireworks are bound to go off! Drinks will flow, insults hurled and punches thrown, at this catastrophic wedding.
Director: Pat Kiely Cast: Kathleen Turner, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Kevin Zegers
SHOW DOGS Adventure, Comedy, Family
After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world’s most exclusive dog show. To find the panda, Max goes under cover as a contestant to get the lowdown from his fellow canines. With help from their new friends, the crime-fighting duo must now foil another kidnapping plot and rescue other valuable animals from a gang of greedy smugglers.
Director: Raja Gosnell Cast: Will Arnett, Ludacris, Natasha Lyonne, Stanley Tucci, Shaquille O’Neal, Gabriel Iglesias, Alan Cumming, RuPaul, Jordin Sparks
SAMSON Action, Drama
A Hebrew with an unusual gift of strength must respond properly to the call of God on his life in order to lead his people out of enslavement. After his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, his acts of revenge thrust him into direct conflict with the Philistine army. As his brother mounts a tribal rebellion, only Samson’s relationship with a Philistine seductress and his final surrender – both to the Philistines and to God – turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.
Directors: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane,
Taylor James, Caitlin Leahy, Lindsay Wagner, Rutger Hauer, Frances Sholto-Douglas
THE LOOMING TOWER Drama, Miniseries
This 10-episode series, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright, exposes the increasing danger of Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s, focusing on how the clash between the FBI and CIA might have accidentally cleared the path for the disaster that was 9/11 and, subsequently, the war in Iraq. John O’Neill (Jeff Daniels), part of the counter-terrorism division of the FBI, must deal with the insufficient help from their colleagues in the CIA – including their combative leader, Martin Schmidt (Peter Sarsgaard). Both groups travel the globe, clashing over the ownership of data while they are supposedly trying to achieve the same goal: keeping the country safe.
Creators: Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright Cast: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Ella Rae Peck, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard
CHICAGO FIRE Season 6 Action, Drama
With most of Firehouse 51 still trapped in the warehouse fire, Boden makes a split decision and uses water cannons in order to save his men despite the dangers caused by the resulting steam. Casey receives a Medal of Valour and it is revealed he is being considered for promotion to Captain; Casey’s view on the matter is that he has had enough politics. Dawson’s father moves out and finds employment, and Mouch returns to 51 with a new fitness persona. Brett reunites with a childhood friend by the name of Hope, who strikes up a relationship with Severide. Meanwhile a teacher gets burned in a fire at the high school where Boden’s wife Donna recently started working.
Creators: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas Cast: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Yuri Sardarov