A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING Comedy, Drama
A beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who’s trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.
Director: Tom Tykwer Cast: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Chowdhury, Tom Skerritt, Jane Perry, Ben Whishaw
TRUTH Biography, Drama
The story of The Killian Documents controversy (a.k.a. “Rathergate”) in the days leading up to the 2004 presidential election. When veteran newscaster Dan Rather and CBS News head Mary Mapes choose to air a segment on 60 Minutes exposing how President Bush avoided being drafted to Vietnam through his father’s political advantages, the resulting fallout ultimately costs them their jobs and reputations.
Director: James Vanderbilt Cast: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach, David Lyons, Dermot Mulroney
CELL Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A graphic novelist (John Cusack) begins a desperate search for his estranged wife (Clark Sarullo) and son (Ethan Andrew Casto) after a mysterious cellphone signal transforms New Englanders into savage killers.
Director: Tod Williams Cast: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Stacy Keach, Anthony Reynolds, Erin Elizabeth Burns, Owen Teague, Catherine Dyer
BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA Action
Follows the journey of John and Colt, gunfighters and sometimes lovers, on parallel but very different journeys through an underground dueling culture.
Director: Ken Sanzel Cast: Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Ryan Kwanten, Carolina Gómez, Jon Mack, Maruia Shelton
NEIGHBOURS 2: SORORITY RISING Comedy
Life is good for Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) and pregnant wife Kelly (Rose Byrne) until the unruly sisters of Kappa Nu move in next door. As the loud parties threaten the sale of their home, the couple turn to ex-neighbor and one-time enemy Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) for help. Now united with the former college student, the trio devises schemes to get the wild sorority off the block. Unfortunately, the rebellious young women refuse to go down without a fight.
Director: Nicholas Stoller Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, Ike Barinholtz, Kiersey Clemons, Dave Franco, Jerrod Carmichael
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE Animation, Action, Comedy
Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red (Jason Sudeikis), who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival
Directors: Clay Kaytis, Feral Reilly Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz
WELCOME TO MONSTER HIGH Animation, Family
A vampire named Draculaura is narrating the story, talking about what is normal for some people, and not normal for others. She gets along well with Frankie Stein, who she makes a new school with, and meets a girl named Clawdeen Wolf, who becomes their friend. Along the way, they met a girl named Moanica D’kay, a zombie girl who has an army of “zomboys” (zombies, male zombies) to use at her whim to get the world back from the humans. Moanica is the story’s main antagonist, and Draculaura and Moanica try to meet a human celebrity girl named Tash – who turns out to be a monster like them, a ghost girl named Ari Hauntington.
Directors: Stephen Donnelly, Olly Reid Cast: Hippo Cabal, Cam Clarke, Sara Cravens
CHICAGO MEDICAL Season 1 Drama
An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room.
Creators: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Matt Olmstead Cast: Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, Marlyne Barrett
CHICAGO FIRE Season 4 Action, Drama
Casey is placed in a dangerous situation while working undercover to bring down a trafficking ring being run out of Nesbitt’s club. The squad’s high turnover rate results in an unwelcome surprise for Severide. In other events, Dawson recognizes that her life is about to change; a new candidate makes an unusual first impression; and residents band together to protest a drug den in their neighborhood.
Creators: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas Cast: Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund, Yuri Sardarov, Eamonn Walker, Christian Stolte, Joe Minoso, Randy Flagler
SCREAM QUEENS Season 1 Horror, Comedy
Wallace University is rocked by a string of murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc, claiming one victim, one episode at a time. Part black comedy, part slasher flick, this is a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder… Or could easily be the next blood-soaked casualty.
Creators: Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Nick Jonas
EMPIRE Season 2 Drama, Music
The second season of the hip-hop drama centers on a battle for control over Empire Entertainment. The premiere opens three months following the shocking arrest and incarceration of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), who is attempting to control his record label from inside federal lockup. At the same time, his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson), is still plotting a hostile takeover of the lucrative biz, while also trying to establish a small startup. Neither goes smoothly. But success does come to Lucious when he records an epic track from prison. Guest appearances include Ne-Yo, Ludacris, William Fichtner, Adam Rodriguez, Kelly Rowland, Chris Rock, Andre Royo and Marisa Tomei.
Creators: Danny Strong, Lee Daniels Cast: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Malik Yoba, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray, Lyon Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday
HOUSE OF CARDS Season 4 Drama
The series opens with Frank and Claire still at odds with each other. Claire’s determination to be a political figure puts Frank’s campaign and marriage in jeopardy. Meanwhile Frank battles for the Democratic Party nomination and seeks a suitable running mate. While the young attractive Conservative candidate Will Conway uses social media to increase his popularity. Lucas is let out of prison and will stop at nothing to expose the truth about President Underwood.
Creator: Beau Willimon Cast: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly