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Status Movie to be reviewed Genre
ASSIGNED TO:
Nicky M VanValkenburgh by Feb 24

Open: February 24, 2017 (wide—2,077 theaters)

Animation Family Comedy
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Open: February 24, 2017 (wide—2,045 theaters)

Action Crime Thriller
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Open: February 24, 2017 (wide—2,781 theaters)

Horror Suspense
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currently showing nationwide—3,185 U.S. theaters

Comedy
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currently showing nationwide—3,113 U.S. theaters

Action Crime Thriller Sequel
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Gabriel Mohler [LATE]
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Open: February 17, 2017 (wide—3,326 theaters)

Action Adventure War Fantasy 3D
Thursday, March 2, 2017
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March 2, 2017 (theaters)
DVD: April 11, 2017

Christian Documentary
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  • Andrea McAteer
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REVIEW IT AT HOME—video release: April 11, 2017

Christmas Drama
Friday, March 3, 2017
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“What if today was the only day of the rest of your life?”

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Open: March 3, 2017

Starring: Zoey Deutch, Liv Hewson, Logan Miller, Jennifer Beals, Halston Sage

Teen Mystery Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Dennis Smith
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Open: March 3, 2017 (wide—2,500+ theaters)

Drama Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera by Mar 5
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Open: March 3, 2017 (wide—3,900+ theaters)

Superhero Sci-Fi Action Sequel 3D IMAX
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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DVD: March 7, 2017

Christian Romance Drama
Friday, March 10, 2017
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Open: March 10, 2017 (wide)

Sci-Fi Action Adventure Fantasy 3D IMAX
Friday, March 17, 2017
ASSIGNED TO:
Blake Wilson by Mar 20
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  • Nicky VanValkenburgh
  • Alexander Malsan
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Open: March 17, 2017

Live-Action Musical Fantasy Romance 3D
Friday, March 24, 2017
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Open: March 24, 2017

Christian Sports Drama
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Open: March 24, 2017 (wide)

Superhero Sci-Fi Action Adventure
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Open: March 24, 2017

Action Crime Comedy Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan by Mar 25
Alternate:
  • Pamela Gardner by Mar 27
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Open: March 24, 2017

Sci-Fi Thriller
Friday, March 31, 2017
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Open: March 31, 2017 (wide)

DreamWorks Animation

Animation Family Comedy Fantasy 3D
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Open: March 31, 2017 (wide)

Sci-Fi Crime Action Thriller Adaptation 3D IMAX
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  • Jonathan Rodriguez
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The Zookeeper's WifePG-13

“They gave all they had to save all they could”

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Open: March 31, 2017 (wide)

Focus Features—Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl / Director: Niki Caro —“Whale Rider” (2002)

Synopsis

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.

When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl).

To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

based on the book by Diane Ackerman
Biography War History Drama Adaptation
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The Discovery

“The end is only the beginning.”

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Open: March 31, 2017 (Netflix)

Netflix—Starring: Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Riley Keough and Jesse Plemons

Synopsis

Dr. Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford) has made a scientific breakthrough that shocked the world. This knowledge has thrown our lives off balance and challenged everything we know about life and death. What is The Discovery?

The Discovery stars Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Riley Keough and Jesse Plemons and is a love story set in a world where the afterlife has been scientifically proven, and as a result millions of people start taking their own lives to ‘get there.”

One year after the scientist makes this incredible world-changing discovery, his son falls in love with a woman haunted by a tragic past.

Directed by Charlie McDowell and written by McDowell and Justin Lader (The One I Love), the film was produced by Alex Orlovsky of A-LO Films and James D. Stern of Endgame Entertainment, and was co-financed by Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures. Executive Producers are Julie Goldstein, Lucas Smith, Mike Goodridge, Dimitra Tsingou, Hunter Gray, McDowell and co-producer Erika Hampson.
Sci-Fi Romance
Friday, April 7, 2017
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Smurfs: The Lost VillagePG
also known as “The Smurfs 3”

“They were never alone”

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Open: April 7, 2017 (wide)

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Gordon Ramsay as Baker, Gabriel Iglesias as Jokey, Tituss Burgess as Vanity, Jeff Dunham as Farmer, Jake Johnson as Grouchy / Director: Kelly Asbury—“Shrek 2” (2004), “Beauty and the Beast” (1991), “Gnomeo and Juliet” (2011)

Synopsis

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

Joining the already announced Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf will be: triple Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck-It Ralph) as the sweet, awkward and honest-to-a-fault Clumsy, who's forever trying his best and missing the mark; Danny Pudi (Community) as book smart and geek proud Brainy, who's long on knowledge, but short on inter-Smurf-onal skills; and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) as the strong and super-positive Hefty, a loyal dynamo struggling with his hero complex.

The newest entry in the Columbia Pictures movie franchise that has grossed more than $900 million globally, ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ is set for a worldwide release on March 31, 2017. The fully-animated return to the tone and style of the beloved comic book creations of Peyo is directed by Kelly Asbury (‘Shrek 2,’ ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’), produced by Jordan Kerner (Charlotte's Web, The Smurfs), co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder (Hotel Transylvania), and executive produced by Raja Gosnell and Ben Waisbren.

It seems to Smurfette that everyone else in the Village has a purpose - Papa Smurf (leading), Baker Smurf (baking), even Grouchy Smurf (grouching) - except for her. So what's the only girl in the village to do? Go in search of hers, of course! When she accidentally crosses paths with a mysterious creature that takes off into the Enchanted Forest, she follows, and sets off into the uncharted and strictly forbidden woods. Joined by her brothers Brainy, Hefty and Clumsy - and with the evil wizard Gargamel shadowing their every step - Team Smurf undertakes a wild journey full of action, danger and discovery, setting them on a course that leads to the biggest mystery in Smurf history!

Animation Kids Family Comedy 3D Reboot Sequel
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Going in StylePG-13

“You’re never too old to get even.”

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Open: April 7, 2017 (wide)

New Line Cinema, division of Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Christopher Lloyd, Alan Arkin, Matt Dillon, Joey King, Ann-Margret / Director: Zach Braff—“Garden State” (2004)

Three retired men lose their pensions when the company they’ve worked for their entire lives is sold to a foreign corporation. Desperate for money to survive, they set out to rob the bank that’s withholding their money.
Crime Comedy Remake
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The Case for ChristPG

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Open: April 7, 2017 (wide)

Pure Flix Entertainment—Starring: Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Robert Forster

Synopsis

‘The Case for Christ,’ based on the New York Times best-selling book by Lee Strobel, is the 1980 Chicago true story of a renowned, award-winning journalist and then atheist (Strobel) who goes on a C.S. Lewis-like journey from skepticism to faith by first trying to debunk Christianity, only to realize that the evidence for Christ was just too powerful to remain an unbeliever. Strobel applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife with unexpected, life-altering results.

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Christian Drama
Friday, April 14, 2017
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Spark: A Space Tail

Open: April 14, 2017 (wide)

Open Road Films—Starring: Hilary Swank (Voice), Susan Sarandon (Voice), Patrick Stewart (Voice), Jessica Biel (Voice)

Synopsis

Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana—a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.
Animation
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The Lost City of ZPG-13

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Open: April 14, 2017

Amazon Studios—Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller, Angus Macfadyen / Director/Writer: James Gray

Synopsis

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle's The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization—which he dubbed Z—existed. Then his expedition vanished.

‘The Lost City of Z’ is both written and directed by British filmmaker James Gray, of ‘Little Odessa,’ ‘We Own the Night,’ ‘Two Lovers’ and ‘The Immigrant’.

adapted from David Grann’s book
Action Adventure Biography Adaptation
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The Fate of the FuriousPG-13
also known as “Fast and Furious 8”

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Open: April 14, 2017 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Helen Mirren, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky / Director: F. Gary Gray

Synopsis

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.
Crime Action Thriller Sequel
Friday, April 21, 2017
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Leap!

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Open: April 21, 2017 (wide)

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Elle Fanning (Voice), Dane DeHaan (Voice)

Synopsis

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
Animation Family Adventure
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Free FireR

Open: April 21, 2017 (wide)

A24—Starring: Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Jack Reynor, Noah Taylor / Director: Ben Wheatley

Synopsis

Set in Boston in 1978. Wilde plays Justine, a woman who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Murphy, Smiley) and a gang led by Hammer and Evans who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart-stopping game of survival begins.
Action Crime Comedy
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UnforgettableR

“When love ends madness begins”

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Open: April 21, 2017 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson, Cheryl Ladd, Geoff Stults / Director: Denise Di Novi

Synopsis

tells the story of a woman starting over with a new husband and step-daughter only to be tormented by the man’s mentally unstable ex-wife who sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife and the whole family

Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice).

Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa's jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia's dream into her ultimate nightmare.
Thriller
Friday, April 28, 2017
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The Circle

“Knowing is good. Knowing everything is better.”

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Open: April 28, 2017

STX Entertainment—Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Patton Oswalt, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane / Director: James Ponsoldt—“The Spectacular Now” (2013)

Synopsis

The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”) and John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.

based on the 2013 novel by David Eggers which was published by Vintage
Sci-Fi Thriller Adaptation
Friday, May 5, 2017
Applicants:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Open: May 5, 2017

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Starring: Chris Pratt, Kurt Russell, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Nathan Fillion, Glenn Close, Chris Sullivan, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan / Director: James Gunn

Synopsis

‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,” Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their new-found family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes” aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Superhero Sci-Fi Action Adventure Adaptation Sequel
Friday, May 12, 2017
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

“From nothing comes a king”

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Open: May 12, 2017 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Director: Guy Ritchie—“Sherlock Holmes” (2009), “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (2015) / Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Katie McGrath

Synopsis

Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.’ Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy… whether he likes it or not.
Action Adventure Fantasy IMAX 3D
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The Wall

Open: May 12, 2017

Amazon Studios—Director: Doug Liman—“The Bourne Identity” (2002) / Starring: John Cena, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Laith Nakli

Synopsis

An American sharpshooter and his spotter are trapped in a standoff with a legendary Iraqi sniper. Nicholas Irving, former US RANGER Sniper and author of The Reaper is a technical advisor on this project. Irving was nicknamed “the reaper” during his tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Psychological War Thriller
Friday, June 2, 2017
Applicants:
  • Blake Wilson by Jun 6
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Wonder Woman

“Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder.”

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Open: June 2, 2017 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright / Director: Patty Jenkins

Synopsis

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars (set in 1920s), Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

The Amazonian princess-warrior Diana leaves her lush tropical island to dwell in our urban cityscapes of glass and steel. Tutored in the ways of the Greek warriors, and outfitted with incredible gifts the Goddess bestowed upon her people, she becomes Paradise Island's emissary to civilization.
Superhero Fantasy Action Adventure
Friday, June 16, 2017
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The Book of HenryPG-13

“Never leave things undone.”

Open: June 16, 2017

Focus Features—Director: Colin Trevorrow—“Jurassic World” (2015), “Safety Not Guaranteed” (2012), “Home Base” (2002) / Starring: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, and Dean Norris

‘Book of Henry’ is the story of a single mother raising two boys, one of whom is a genius. / an original screenplay written by best-selling novelist Gregg Hurwitz (Tell No Lies, Don’t Look Back)

Drama Comedy
Friday, June 30, 2017
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Open: June 30, 2017

Synopsis

Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn't telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.

Supernatural Horror Thriller
Friday, July 28, 2017
Distributor: Columbia Pictures. Trademark logo.
The Dark Tower

Open: July 28, 2017

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee / Writer: Stephen King / Director: Nikolaj Arcel—“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2009), “The Keeper of Lost Causes” (2013), “A Royal Affair” (2012)

Synopsis

Gunslinger Roland Deshain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of a dark tower, which is rumored to be a magical portal to other worlds, a structure that holds the key to the nexus of all universes. He encounters many allies and enemies along the way, as the world crumbles around him. Matthew McConaughey plays the villainous character (Walter Padick, a.k.a. the Man in Black)—a man who exposes hypocrisies.
Sci-Fi Adventure Fantasy Horror Western Adaptation
Friday, August 18, 2017
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  • Emily Piburn
  • Andrea Lopez
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Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

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Open: August 18, 2017

Open Road Films—Starring: Will Arnett (Surly), Katherine Heigl (Andy), Jackie Chan, Maya Rudolph (Precious the Dog), Gabriel Iglesias (Jimmy) and Jeff Dunham (Mole) / Director: Cal Brunker

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THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE follows the adventures of Surly Squirrel when the evil mayor of Oakton decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends need to band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.
Animation Adventure Family Comedy Sequel
Friday, September 22, 2017
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  • Blake Wilson by Sep 26
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The LEGO NINJAgo Movie

“Find your inner piece”

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Open: September 22, 2017

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Michael Pena, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Fred Armisen / Director: Charlie Bean

Synopsis

Six young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they're gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they're ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.

The teenagers are ‘hired’ by an old master (Jackie Chan). Meanwhile, a hungry warlord (Justin Theroux) plots for revenge on his brother, who is the master that trained the ninjas.

The voice cast includes Jackie Chan as Master Wu, Dave Franco as Lloyd, Michael Peña as Kai, Abbi Jacobson as Nya, Kumail Nanjiani as Jay, Zach Woods as Zane, and Fred Armisen as Cole.
Animation Family Action Adventure Martial-Arts 3D
Friday, October 20, 2017
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  • John Walker
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Same Kind of Different as Me leave your comments

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Open: October 20, 2017

Pure Flix—Starring: Greg Kinnear, Jon Voight, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, Olivia Holt / Director: Michael Carney

Synopsis

Paramount assembled a topnotch cast for this true story film based on Denver Moore’s memoir, telling the story of a modern-day slave, an international art dealer, and the unlikely woman who bound them together.

It’s about an unlikely friendship between wealthy white art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) and former sharecropper-turned-drifter Denver Moore (Djimon Hounsou). Introduced by Hall’s wife Deborah (Renee Zellweger), the two men from opposite walks of life met at a homeless shelter where Hall was volunteering.

The book Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together, was published by Thomas Nelson (June 2006) and was co-written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, with Lynn Vincent. It tells about Hall’s and Moore’s intersecting life journeys. “Moore grew up as a sharecropper on a plantation in Red River Parish, Louisiana. He lived through years of hardship and homelessness, but changed both his and others’ lives after meeting Hall, who was volunteering in a meals program.” “Ron Hall and Denver Moore became best friends through Ron’s wife, Deborah. When she was dying of cancer Denver helped Deborah carry on the ministry she had started. The story goes into the developing personal friendship between two men of different upbringing, and the struggle that is required to make and maintain such a friendship across a wide cultural canyon.”

“The book was #11 on the January 9th, 2009 New York Times Best Seller list for paperback non-fiction.” (Wikipedia)
Christian Drama Adaptation
Friday, November 10, 2017
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  • Blake Wilson by Nov 13
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The Star
also known as “The Lamb”

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Open: November 10, 2017

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Steven Yeun (Bo the donkey), Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse), Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep), Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove), Kristin Chenoweth (Mouse), Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat), Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the dog), Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog), Delilah Rene (Elizabeth), Kris Kristofferson (Old Donkey), Gina Rodriguez (Mary), Zachary Levi (Joseph), with Oprah Winfrey (Deborah), Tyler Perry (Cyrus) and Tracy Morgan (Felix) as the three camels, and Christopher Plummer (King Herod) / Producer: Affirm Films / Director: Timothy Reckart—“Anomalisa” (Lead Animator) / Executive Producer: DeVon Franklin—“Miracles From Heaven”

Synopsis

A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told—the first Christmas.

THE STAR is directed by Academy Award® nominated writer/director Timothy Reckart (HEAD OVER HEELS); executive-produced by DeVon Franklin (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), Lisa Henson and Brian Henson (The Jim Henson Company); produced by Jenni Magee Cook; with a story by Carlos Kotkin and Simon Moore; and screenplay by Carlos Kotkin. Digital animation by Cinesite Studios.
Christmas Animation Family Comdey 3D

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