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Satire Romance Fantasy

Open: February 13, 2019 (wide—3,300+ theaters)

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Samiatu Dosunmu —review delayed due to major winter storm
Horror Mystery Thriller Sequel Copyrighted poster art

“Death makes a killer comeback”

Open: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (wide—3,000+ theaters)

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Action Thriller Remake Copyrighted poster art

currently showing nationwide—2,630 U.S. theaters

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Action Thriller Drama Remake Copyrighted poster art

currently showing nationwide—2,203 U.S. theaters

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Biography Comedy Drama Copyrighted poster art

“Based on a true story”

Open: February 14, 2019

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Friday, February 22, 2019
Faith-based Sports Drama Copyrighted poster art

Official site Link to official Web site for more info

Open: February 22, 2019

From the distributors of “I Can Only Imagine” / Executive Producer: Tim Tebow (NY Mets baseball player and former NFL quarterback) / Starring: Frances Fisher, Mario Van Peebles, etc. / Producers: Ken Carpenter, Jake McEntire, Darren Moorman

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Animation Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy Family IMAX 3D Sequel Copyrighted poster art

“The friendship of a lifetime”

Official site Link to official Web site for more info

Open: February 22, 2019

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Friday, March 1, 2019
Horror Drama Copyrighted poster art
GretaR-Rating (MPAA)

“Everyone needs a friend”

Open: March 1, 2019 (wide release)

Focus Features—Starring: Isabelle Huppert (as Greta Hideg), Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, and Stephen Rea / Director: Neil Jordan

A young woman befriends a lonely widow who's harboring a dark and deadly agenda towards her.

A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances does not think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta, an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two quickly become friends—but Greta's maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta's life is what it seems.

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Comedy Copyrighted poster art
Tyler Perry's A Madea Family FuneralPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“She puts the fun in funeral.”

Open: March 1, 2019 (wide release)

Lionsgate—Starring: Courtney Burrell, Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely / Director: Tyler Perry

A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets.

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Friday, March 8, 2019
Western Biography Action Drama Distributor: Lionsgate Films. Trademark logo.
The KidR-Rating (MPAA)

Open: March 8, 2019

Lionsgate—Starring: Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Chris Pratt, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Leila George / Director: Vincent D'Onofrio

The story of a young boy (Jake Schur) who reaches out to Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan) to help save his kidnapped sister, and witnesses Billy’s encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke).

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Sci-Fi Superhero Action Adventure 3D IMAX Copyrighted poster art
Captain MarvelPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

Open: March 8, 2019 (wide release)

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  • Casey Scharven by Mar 9
  • Brandon Primeaux by Mar 9
Friday, March 15, 2019
Animation Adventure Family 3D Copyrighted poster art
Wonder ParkPG-Rating (MPAA)

“Go on the ride ”

Official site Link to official Web site for more info

Open: March 15, 2019 (wide release)

Paramount Pictures Corporation—Starring: Brianna Denski (June), Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Mila Kunis, Jeffrey Tambor, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, John Oliver / Director: Dylan Brown

WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.

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Romance Drama Copyrighted poster art
Five Feet Apart

Open: March 15, 2019 (wide release)

Lionsgate—Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Claire Forlani, Parminder Nagra, Moises Arias

A pair of teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love.

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Friday, March 22, 2019
Horror Thriller Copyrighted poster art
UsR-Rating (MPAA)

Open: March 22, 2019 (wide release)

Universal Pictures—Writer/Director: Jordan Peele—“Get Out” (2017) / Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop, Kara Hayward, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, ‘Us,’ from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway.

‘Us’ pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper.

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Comedy Drama Adaptation
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Open: March 22, 2019 (wide release)

Annapurna Pictures—Starring: Cate Blanchett (Bernadette Fox), Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Billy Crudup, Laurence Fishburne / Director: Richard Linklater

Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett) hates people, she hates leaving the house, and more than anything, she hates the other parents at her daughter's school. After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to find out where she is and what really happened to her, discovering her troubled past in the process.

This film is based on the novel by Maria Semple.

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Friday, March 29, 2019
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Unplanned

Official site Link to official Web site for more info

“What she saw changed everything”

Open: March 29, 2019 (wide release)

Pure Flix

UNPLANNED: THE TRUE STORY OF ABBY JOHNSON is the dramatic account of a former Planned Parenthood superstar. Johnson was one of their greatest allies as the youngest director of a clinic in the nation, until she walked out after assisting in an abortion of a 13-week-old fetus. Johnson worked for the abortion industry for eight years and was awarded the 2008 Employee of the Year at Planned Parenthood. She became a national headline when she walked out and even though Planned Parenthood tried to silence her, no court found their arguments credible.

UNPLANNED is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

Since leaving, she has helped nearly 500 former abortion workers, including seven doctors, leave their jobs and find fulfilling careers outside of the abortion industry.

A gripping film about one woman’s journey that captures your heart and never lets go! UNPLANNED cuts past the rhetoric and the politics to tell the story about an insider who saw the truth and how it changed her life.

From Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the writers/co-producers of ‘God’s Not Dead,’ comes a film that speaks to one of the most polarizing topics of our day. UNPLANNED brings us an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate. After reading Abby Johnson’s best-selling book of the same title, Cary and Chuck were moved to bring this inspiring true story to the big screen, giving voice to a woman who has been on both sides of the abortion conversation.

UNPLANNED is the most important movie you’ll ever see on the most controversial issue of our time. No matter which side of the fence you’re on, no one will leave this film unmoved by Abby’s journey.

With nearly one million abortions that take place each year in the United States, and public opinion evenly split on the topic, UNPLANNED shows what life is like on both sides of the fence.

Fox & Friend interview: “Actress’ pro-life movie role leads to a shocking revelation

Actress Ashley Bratcher was nearly aborted by her own mother, which she didn’t find out until filming began. “I was born for this role,” said Bratcher.

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Family Fantasy Adventure Adaptation 3D IMAX Copyrighted poster art
DumboPG-Rating (MPAA)

Open: March 29, 2019 (wide release)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Director: Tim Burton / Starring: Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Alan Arkin

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

The film uses a mix of CGI and live action and adds new characters, World War I and a tragic family story that parallel Dumbo’s journey.

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  • Samiatu by 5-7 days after release
Sci-Fi Alien-Invasion Copyrighted poster art
Captive StatePG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“This is no longer our planet. Ten years ago, they took our planet. Today, we take it back.”

Open: March 29, 2019

Focus Features—Produced by DreamWorks / Director: Rupert Wyatt—“Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Gambler” (2014) / Starring: John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, Madeline Brewer, Alan Ruck, Kevin J. O'Connor

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, ‘Captive State’ explores the lives on both sides of the conflict—the collaborators and dissidents.

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Thursday and Saturday, April 4 and 6, 2019
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Palau the Movie

Official site Link to official Web site for more info

Open: April 4 and 6, 2019

Trafalgar Releasing—Starring: Renowned Argentine actor Gastón Pauls plays the role of Luis Palau, alongside acclaimed actors Scott Reeves (“Nashville”) who plays Palau's mentor, Ray Stedman, and Daniel Roebuck (“Lost,” “The Fugitive”), who plays Fred Renich, a deeply influential figure in Palau's life. / Director: Kevin Knoblock—“The First American” (2016), “Nine Days That Changed the World” (2010), “America at Risk” (2010)

The Luis Palau Association, Ollawood Productions, Rivka Entertainment Group and Trafalgar Releasing announced today that tickets are now on sale for the two-day theatrical release of PALAU the Movie, a feature film to honor the legacy of international evangelist Luis Palau. The film will premiere in theaters across the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico on April 4 and 6, 2019. The film's release comes at an incredibly important time as Luis Palau continues to battle stage 4 lung cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2018, days before production began on the film.

PALAU the Movie tells the true story of a man who was born in a small town in Argentina, committed his life to the work of the Lord and embarked on an inspiring journey to become one of the greatest evangelists in history who has led countless people to Jesus Christ. Amidst both seemingly insurmountable struggles and remarkable miracles, Luis never lost sight of his calling. Palau's story demonstrates what God can do with a willing heart. PALAU the Movie will inspire people of faith for generations to come.

After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Palau, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute due to poor financial management of his father’s estate by his relatives. Palau is forced to discontinue his education at an elite boarding school in Argentina and provide for his family as they slip into poverty.

A story of relentless grit, motivational strength and humbling triumph, Palau is a film many will relate to. As a young man, a passion and vision to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all the nations was planted deep in Luis' heart. Amidst both seemingly insurmountable struggles and remarkable miracles, Luis never lost sight of his calling. His extraordinary story will bring hope to the masses and encourage all that God has greatness in store for them.

In the years that follow, Luis devotes his life to God, begins preaching, launches a radio show and, ultimately, is invited to the United States to train to become a missionary. His decision to study in the United States is not easy, and he must leave his mother and four sisters in Argentina to follow in faith what God has called him to do.

During seminary school, Luis is taught to plant churches and train nationals. Since he was a child, however, he envisioned himself bringing the good news of Jesus to people across the globe. To fulfill this vision, he must overcome many challenges, including his doubts and impatience with the process and serious threats to his safety as he begins evangelizing in South America, which is in violent political turmoil.

Through his message of hope and unity, built upon his unwavering belief that the Bible and a relationship with God are the answer to everything, Luis has impacted people all around the world, from the most influential business and political leaders to ordinary citizens. An unexpected encounter with Billy Graham would bring about the launch of his global ministry at a level only God could ordain. His path is not always smooth or easy, but by remaining dedicated to his life’s calling and walking in faith, Luis is able to bring the good news to millions.

Based on the true story of Luis Palau’s life, this legacy film will honor his life while inspiring faith leaders across the globe for generations.

Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people through evangelistic events and media. He has spoken in person to 30 million people in 75 countries, with more than 1 million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. Luis Palau festivals have produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America. His radio broadcasts in both English and Spanish are heard by millions on 3,500 radio outlets in 48 countries. Among other top-tier programs, Luis currently hosts Luis Palau Responde, an international Q&A program in Spanish, and Reaching Your World, a devotional-style program emphasizing biblical wisdom. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world.

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Friday, April 5, 2019
Horror Thriller Remake Copyrighted poster art
Pet Sematary

Open: April 5, 2019 (wide release)

Paramount Pictures Corporation—Starring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow

Based on a Stephen King novel

Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ located near their home. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better.

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Civil-Rights Drama Adaptation Copyrighted poster art
The Best of EnemiesPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“Change is worth fighting for”

Open: April 5, 2019 (wide release)

STX Entertainment—Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche, John Gallagher Jr., Bruce McGill / Director: Robin Bissell

Based on Osha Gray Davidson’s book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South

Henson portrays Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist in Durham, N.C., who battled Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell) for a decade until 1971, when the two agreed to co-chair a two-week community meeting to deal with a court-ordered school desegregation decree. That event changed both of their lives immeasurably.

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Shazam!PG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“Just say the word”

Open: April 5, 2019 (wide release)

New Line Cinema, division of Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Asher Angel, Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Borth / Director: David F. Sandberg—“Annabelle: Creation” (2017), “Lights Out” (2016)

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM! - this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

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  • Samiatu by 5-7 days after release
Music Drama Copyrighted poster art
Teen SpiritPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“From the producer of ‘La La Land’”

Open: April 5, 2019 (?-limited)

Bleecker Street Media—Starring: Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Millie Brady / Director: Max Minghella

Violet (Elle Fanning), a shy teenager living in Eastern Europe dreams of pop stardom and with the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters an international singing competition, that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Romance Drama Adaptation Copyrighted poster art
After

“After your first, life is never the same.”

Open: April 12, 2019 (wide release)

Aviron Pictures—Starring: Jennifer Beals, Selma Blair, Meadow Williams, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Peter Gallagher, Josephine Langford

A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. Josephine Langford as Tessa Young, a college student, begins a turbulent relationship with bad boy Hardin Scott, played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin. Based on the novel by Anna Todd.

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Animation Adventure Comedy 3D Copyrighted poster art
Missing Link

“Meet Mr. Link / Things are about to get hairy”

Open: April 12, 2019 (wide release)

Annapurna Pictures—Brand: Laika / Starring voices of: Hugh Jackman (Sir Lionel Frost), Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Fry / Director: Chris Butler—“Kubo and the Two Strings” (2016)—writer, “ParaNorman” (2012)

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel’s last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America's Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.

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Supernatural Fantasy Action Adventure IMAX Copyrighted poster art
Hellboy

Open: April 12, 2019 (wide release)

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate Films—Starring: David Harbour (Hellboy), Milla Jovovich (Nimue the Blood Queen), Sasha Lane, Penelope Mitchell, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, Thomas Haden Church, Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson / Director: Neil Marshall

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. He comes to England, where he must defeat Merlin's consort and Nimue the Blood Queen. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, a fate he desperately tries to turn away.

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Little

“Little secret, big problems. / She woke up like this”

Open: April 12, 2019 (wide release)

Universal Pictures—Director/Writer: Tina Gordon Chism—“Peeples” (2013)

A woman receives the chance to relive the life of her younger self, at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much for her to bear.

Girls Trip’s Regina Hall and Black-ish’s Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation.

Insecure’s Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line. ‘Little’ is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right.

Will Packer, blockbuster producer of ‘Girls Trip,’ the ‘Ride Along’ franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including ‘Night School,’ ‘No Good Deed’ and ‘Think Like a Man,’ brings an all-new perspective to the body-swap comedy.

‘Little’ is directed by Tina Gordon (writer, ‘Drumline’) with a story by Tracy Oliver (‘Girls Trip’) and a screenplay by Oliver and Gordon, based on an idea by teen actress Martin. The film is produced by Packer and his producing partner James Lopez and by Kenya Barris (‘Girls Trip,’ ‘Black-ish’), and is executive produced by Preston Holmes (‘Night School’), Hall, Marsai Martin and Josh Martin.

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Horror Mystery Thriller Copyrighted poster art
The Curse of La LloronaR-Rating (MPAA)

Open: April 19, 2019 (wide release)

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Alexander Malsan by Apr 20
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019
Faith-based Biography Drama Adaptation Copyrighted poster art
BreakthroughPG-Rating (MPAA)

Official site Link to official Web site for more info

Open: WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (wide release)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Dennis Haysbert, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Chrissy Metz, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz / Producer: DeVon Franklin—“Miracles from Heaven,” “Heaven Is for Real” (author, Seventh-day Adventist preacher, motivational speaker) / Director: Roxann Dawson

BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came around.

Based on: The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s

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PenguinsG-Rating (MPAA)

“For Steve, his adventure isn't all black and white.”

Official site Link to official Web site for more info

Open: WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (wide release)

DisneyNature

The story of Steve, an Adélie penguin, on a quest to find a life partner and start a family. When Steve meets with Wuzzo the emperor penguin they become friends. But nothing comes easy in the icy Antarctic.

Disneynature's all-new feature film ‘Penguins’ is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind ‘Bears’ and ‘Chimpanzee,’ Disneynature's ‘Penguins’ opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.

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Friday, April 26, 2019
Superhero Sci-Fi Action Adventure 3D IMAX Sequel Copyrighted poster art
Avengers: Endgame
also known as “Avengers 4,” “Avengers: Infinity War - Part II”

Open: April 26, 2019 (wide release)

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Friday, May 3, 2019
Comedy Distributor: Summit Entertainment. Trademark logo.
Long Shot

Open: May 3, 2019 (wide release)

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate Films—Starring: Seth Rogen (as Fred Flarsky), Charlize Theron, June Diane Raphael, Alexander Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Randall Park / Director: Jonathan Levine

Fred Flarsky, an unemployed journalist battered by his own misfortune, endeavors to pursue Charlotte Field, his childhood crush and babysitter who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet.

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The IntruderPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“Your house. His home.”

Open: May 3, 2019 (wide release)

Screen Gems, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment—Starring: Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good, Michael Ealy / Director: Deon Taylor

A psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.

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Animation Comedy Adventure Copyrighted poster art
UglyDolls

“A classic underdoll story / And sew it begins”

Open: May 3, 2019 (wide release0

STX Entertainment—Starring: Kelly Clarkson (Voice), Nick Jonas (Voice), Janelle Monáe (Voice), Blake Shelton (Voice), Pitbull (Voice), Wanda Sykes (Voice), Emma Roberts (Voice), Jane Lynch (Voice), Ice T (Voice), Gabriel Iglesias (Voice) / Director: Kelly Asbury—“Shrek 2” (2004), “Gnomeo and Juliet” (2011), “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” (2002)

An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

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Friday, May 10, 2019 (Mother’s Day Weekend)
Biography Drama Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures. Trademark logo.
TolkienPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

Open: May 10, 2019

Fox Searchlight Pictures, a sister company of 20th Century Fox—Starring: Nicholas Hoult (as J.R.R. Tolkien), Lily Collins, Genevieve O'Reilly, Pam Ferris, Derek Jacobi, Laura Donnelly, Craig Roberts, Colm Meaney / Director: Dome Karukoski (Finnish filmmaker)

This film is about the English professor, philologist and author J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, as well as notable academic works. The movie explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school who called themselves the Tea Club and Barrovian Society (TCBS). Lily Collins plays Edith Bratt Tolkien, love and later wife of Tolkien, who was also the inspiration of the princess characters in The Lord of the Rings.

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The HustlePG-Rating (MPAA)leave your comments

“They’re giving dirty rotten men a run for their money”

Open: May 10, 2019 (wide release)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)—Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Tim Blake Nelson

A remake of the 1988 comedy, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,’ in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a ‘loser leaves town’ contest.

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Animation Family Fantasy Copyrighted poster art
Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Open: May 10, 2019

Warner Bros. Pictures—Producer: Legendary Entertainment / Director: Rob Letterman—“Gulliver's Travels” (2010), “Monsters vs. Aliens” (2009), “Shark Tale” (2004), “Goosebumps” / Starring: Ryan Reynolds (voice), Suki Waterhouse, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Justice Smith, Ken Watanabe

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (pokemon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

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Poms

“Inspired by a true story”

Open: May 10, 2019 (wide release)

STX Entertainment—Starring: Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver, Rhea Perlman, Bruce McGill, Charlie Tahan

45 minutes outside of Phoenix lies a retirement community. A place where palm trees line the streets, the skies are always clear and the ‘taxi’ (ambulance) drives by two or three times a day – a final destination for retirees. This is the story of America’s first cheer-leading squad for women aged 60.

POMS is a comedy about a diverse group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community to fulfill their lifelong dreams, proving that you're never too old to ‘bring it!’ Keaton plays the woman who starts the club.

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Friday, May 17, 2019
Romance Drama Adaptation Copyrighted poster art
The Sun Is Also a StarPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“Love is a universe all of its own”

Open: May 17, 2019 (wide release)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Yara Shahidi (as Natasha Kingsley), Charles Melton (as Daniel Bae) / Director: Ry Russo-Young

This film is based on the best-selling young adult novel of the same name written by Nicola Yoon about a teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family’s life.

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

“Over the course of a single day in New York City, two teenagers who have nothing in common randomly meet and fall in love. Natasha is a practical young woman trying to keep her family from being deported in a matter of hours. Daniel is a poet at heart, but on this day he is dutifully making good on his familial commitment to a college interview. The two are inexplicably drawn to each other and somehow their paths keep converging. The Sun is Also a Star is a thought-provoking story of possibility, fate, and the illogical beauty of love.”

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Drama Adaptation Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
A Dog's Journey

Open: May 17, 2019 (wide release)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin, Josh Gad (voice), Marg Helgenberger, Kathryn Prescott / Director: Gail Mancuso

A DOG’S JOURNEY is the soulful story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Buddy is a good dog, and after searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, he is sure that he has found and fulfilled his purpose. Yet watching on as curious baby Clarity gets herself into mischief and numerous dangerous situations, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own.

When Buddy is reborn (reincarnated), he realizes that he has a new lease on life and a new destiny. He is overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity—now a vibrant but troubled teenager. But when they are suddenly separated, he is left to wonder who will take care of his girl?

Based on a book in the bestselling series by author W. Bruce Cameron as a follow-up to ‘A Dog’s Purpose.’

‘A Dog's Purpose’ grossed $196 million at the global box office, $88 million of which was from China.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Open: May 17, 2019

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate Films—Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, Jason Mantzoukas, Robin Lord Taylor, Asia Kate Dillon, Hiroyuki Sanada / Director: Chad Stahelski

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Sci-Fi Adventure Mystery Drama Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
Ad Astra

Open: May 24, 2019 (wide release)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Gray, Ruth Negga, John Ortiz, Jamie Kennedy

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the very edge of the solar system to find his missing father who disappeared on a mission to find alien life 20 years prior—and solve a puzzle that threatens survival on our planet. On his journey, he reveals secrets that question human existence and our place in the universe.

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Musical Adventure Fantasy Copyrighted poster art
Aladdin

“Choose wisely.”

Open: May 24, 2019 (wide release)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Starring: Will Smith (Genie), Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud / Director: Guy Ritchie

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  • Alexander Malsan by May 25
Comedy
Booksmart

Open: May 24, 2019 (wide release)

Annapurna Pictures—Starring: Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Sudeikis, Kaitlyn Dever, Billie Lourd / Director: Olivia Wilde

2 academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram 4 years of fun into 1 night.

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Sci-Fi “Superhero” Horror Screen Gems
BrightBurn

Open: May 24, 2019 (wide release)

Screen Gems, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment—Writers: Brian and Mark Gunn / Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner / Director: David Yarovesky

“What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With BRIGHTBURN, the visionary filmmaker of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and SLITHER presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.”

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  • Pamela Karpelenia by May 26
Action Adventure Drama Adaptation Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
Minecraft the First Movie

Open: May 24, 2019 (wide release)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring:

A teenage boy and his unlikely group of adventurers must save Overworld from the malevolent Ender Dragon and Herobrine the king of minecraft it turns out to be a hard challenge. A person is dropped into the middle of nowhere and must build out a world of their own, but monsters can come out at any time and you must survive the night. This feature film is based on the popular sandbox video game MINECRAFT.

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Friday, May 31, 2019
Sci-Fi Action Adventure Sequel Copyrighted poster art
Godzilla: King of the MonstersPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“Long live the king”

Open: May 31, 2019 (wide release)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, David Strathairn, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Bradley Whitford, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Aisha Hinds / Director: Michael Dougherty

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-speciesthought to be mere mythsrise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanitys very existence hanging in the balance.

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Horror Thriller Copyrighted poster art
Ma

“Get home safe”

Open: May 31, 2019

Universal Pictures—Starring: Octavia Spencer, Missi Pyle, Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Allison Janney / Director: Tate Taylor / Producer: Jason Blum

In this new psychological horror-thriller from Tate Taylor and Blumhouse, a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

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Musical Surreal-Fantasy Biography Copyrighted poster art
Rocketman

Open: May 31, 2019 (wide release)

Paramount Pictures Corporation—Executive Producer and developer: Elton John / Screenplay: Lee Hall—“Victoria and Abdul” (2017), “Billy Elliot” (2014), “War Horse” (2011), “Billy Elliot” (2000) / Starring: Taron Egerton (as Elton John), Jamie Bell (as Bernie Taupin), Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tate Donovan, Richard Madden / Director: Dexter Fletcher

“A musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.”

The story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music (where by age 11 he won a scholarship), to a young man who rebelled against his strict upbringing, wore outrageous costumes and became a global icon who teamed with songwriter Bernie Taupin to sell more records that just about any musical artist of his era. It also deals with his struggles with depression, substance abuse, and acceptance of his sexual orientation.

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Action Crime Drama Adaptation Copyrighted poster art
The Informer

Open: August 16, 2019 (wide release)

Aviron Picture s—Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike, Common, Ana de Armas / Director: Andrea Di Stefano

An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.

Pete Koslow (Joel Kinnaman), a reformed criminal and former special operations soldier, is working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the Polish mob’s drug trade in New York. In a final step toward freedom, Koslow must return to the one place he’s fought so hard to leave, Bale Hill Prison, where his mission becomes a race against time when a drug deal goes wrong and threatens to identify him as a mole.

Based on the Swedish novel by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom

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Friday, November 1, 2019
Animation Entertainment Studios
Arctic DogsPG-Rating (MPAA)leave your comments

Open: November 1, 2019 (wide release)

Entertainment Studios—Starring: Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Anjelica Huston, John Cleese, James Franco, Omar Sy / Director: Aaron Woodley—“Spark: A Space Tail” (2016)

Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic's star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delivers a package to a mysterious location. He stumbles upon a secret fortress where he comes face to face with Otto Von Walrus, a blubbery evil genius who walks around on mechanical legs and commands a loyal army of oddly polite puffin henchmen. Swifty soon discovers Von Walrus' plan to melt the polar ice caps and flood the world in order to reign supreme. Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends: PB, a concerned polar bear, Lemmy, a scatterbrained albatross, Bertha and Leopold, two conspiracy theorist otters and Jade, a worldly fox. This ragtag group of Arctic misfits has to band together to stop Von Walrus' sinister plans and save the day

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Action Mystery Thriller Adaptation Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
The Rhythm Sectionleave your comments

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Open: November 22, 2019 (wide release)

Paramount Pictures Corporation—Starring: Blake Lively, Jude Law / Director: Reed Morano

After the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, Stephanie Patrick discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adopting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible.

Based on the novel of the same name by Mark Burnell

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Friday, May 8, 2020
War Drama Adaptation Distributor: Columbia Pictures. Trademark logo.
Greyhound

Open: May 8, 2020

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham

During World War II, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by Commander Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks), cross the treacherous North Atlantic while being hotly pursued by wolf packs of German U-boats.

This film is based on The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester.

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  • Shawna Ellis by Mar 24

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