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Family Comedy Drama Copyrighted poster art

Open: August 8, 2018 (wide—2,500+ theaters)

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currently showing nationwide—1,005 U.S. theaters

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currently showing nationwide—3,188 U.S. theaters

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Romance Comedy Adaptation Copyrighted poster art

Open: August 15, 2018 (wide—3,200+ theaters)

Samiatu Dosunmu by Aug 17
Friday, August 17, 2018
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“From the director of LONE SURVIVOR and PATRIOTS DAY”

Open: August 17, 2018 (wide—3,400+ theaters)

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey / Director: Peter Berg—“Deepwater Horizon” (2016), “Lone Survivor” (2013), “Patriot's Day” (2016)

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Three Secondsleave your comments

Open: August 17, 2018 (wide release)

Aviron Pictures—Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen, Rosamund Pike, Common, Ana de Armas

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.

Action Thriller Drama 3D IMAX Copyrighted poster art

Open: August 17, 2018 (wide—2,500+ theaters)

Shawna Ellis by Aug 19
Friday, August 24, 2018
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Open: August 24, 2018 (wide release)

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Open: August 24, 2018 (wide release)

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The Happytime Murdersleave your comments

“No sesame. All street. / Sex. Murder. Puppets.”

Open: August 24, 2018

STX Entertainment—Director: Brian Henson / Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Maya Rudolph, Jimmy O. Yang, Leslie David Baker, etc.

A murder mystery set in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, but puppets are viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a former cop, who has since become a private eye, takes on the case.

When the stars of “The Happytime Gang” are mysteriously murdered, two mismatched detectives—one a type-A, take-no-prisoners human with a secret, and the other a crass, hard-drinking puppet with a connection to one of the victims—must put aside their differences to stop the killings and catch the culprit, while resisting the temptation to murder each other.

The raucous comedy explores a world where puppets and humans live side by side, and the puppet stars of the iconic TV show “The Happytime Gang” are some of the biggest celebrities around. But off camera, the family-friendly cast leads the kinds of lives that would make a tabloid writer blush.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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Operation FinalePG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“After World War II, Hitler's deadliest lieutenant escaped.”

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Open: August 29, 2018

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)—Starring: Oscar Isaac (Peter Malkin), Ben Kingsley (Adolf Eichmann), Lior Raz (Isser Harel), Melanie Laurent, Greta Scacchi, Haley Lu Richardson, Nick Kroll / Director: Chris Weitz—“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (2009), “The Golden Compass” (2007), “About a Boy” (2002)

This thrilling true story follows the 1960 covert mission of legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin as he infiltrates Argentina and captures Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps.

  • Keith Rowe by Sep 22
Friday, August 31, 2018
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KINPG-13-Rating (MPAA)leave your comments

“Some things aren’t meant to be found / From the producers of Arrival and Stranger Things

Open: August 31, 2018 (wide release)

Lionsgate—Starring: Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor, Myles Truitt, Carrie Coon, etc. / Director: Jonathan and Josh Baker

KIN, a pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers,​ a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

Friday, September 7, 2018
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Open: September 7, 2018 (wide release)

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The Nun

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Open: September 7, 2018 (wide)

New Line Cinema, division of Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope / Director: Corin Hardy

Filmmaker James Wan, director of the record-setting horror hits “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2,” explores another dark corner of that universe with “The Nun.” Directed by Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”), the new fright-fest is produced by Wan and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films in “The Conjuring” franchise.

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

Action Thriller Drama Copyrighted poster art

Open: September 7, 2018 (wide)

Samiatu Dosunmu by Sep 9
Friday, September 14, 2018
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A Simple Favor

“Can you keep a secret?”

Open: September 14, 2018 (wide release)

Lionsgate Films—Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Jean Smart / Director: Paul Feig—“Ghostbusters” (2016), “Spy” (2015), “The Heat” (2013)

A SIMPLE FAVOR centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

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The Predator
also known as “Predator 4”

“The hunt has evolved”

Open: September 14, 2018 (wide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key Yvonne Strahovski, Jake Busey, Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K. Brown, Lochlyn Munro / Director: Shane Black—“Lethal Weapon” 1-2, “Iron Man 3” (2013), “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (2005), “The Last Boy Scout,” “Last Action Hero”

This is a sequel to the 1987 sci-fi film, ‘Predator.’

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy (Jacob Tremblay) accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher (Olivia Munn) can prevent the end of the human race.

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Unbroken: Path to RedemptionPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

Open: September 14, 2018 (wide release)

Shawna Ellis by Sep 14
Friday, September 21, 2018
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White Boy Rick

“Based on a true story”

“in 1980s Detroit, Ricky Wershe Jr. was a Street Hustler, FBI Informant and Drug Kingpin - all before he turned 16. Based on the true story”

Open: September 14, 2018 (wide release)

Columbia Pictures, Studio 8—Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bel Powley, Rory Cochrane, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern / Director: Yann Demange

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, WHITE BOY RICK is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

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The House with a Clock in Its WallsPG-Rating (MPAA)

Open: September 21, 2018 (wide release)

Charity Bishop by Sep 22
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Life Itself

Open: September 21, 2018 (wide release)

Jonathan Rodriguez by Sep 21
Friday, September 28, 2018
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Little Women: A Modern RetellingPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“New generation, same sisters”

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Open: September 28, 2018 (wide release)

Quality Flix, a division of Pure Flix—Starring: Lea Thompson, etc. / Director: Clare Niederpruem

For 150 years, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has motivated women of all ages to dream together and celebrate family. Coming to theaters for the first time September 28, a modern retelling of LITTLE WOMEN brings a new generation together with their mothers, sisters and friends.

A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.

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SmallfootPG-Rating (MPAA)

“There’s been a big myth-understanding. / Yeti or not here they come.”

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Open: September 28, 2018 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Jimmy Tatro, / Director: Karey Kirkpatrick—“Over the Hedge” (2006)

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, ‘Smallfoot’ turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist‒a human.

News of this ‘smallfoot‘ throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all-new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

‘Smallfoot’ stars Channing Tatum (The LEGO® Batman Movie, the Jump Street films) as the Yeti, Migo, and James Corden (Trolls, The Emoji Movie) as the Smallfoot, Percy. Also starring are Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Common (Selma), LeBron James (upcoming Space Jam 2), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Danny DeVito (The Lorax), Yara Shahidi (TV’s Black-ish), Ely Henry (TV’s Justice League Action), and Jimmy Tatro (22 Jump Street).

‘Smallfoot’ is directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Annie Award-winning director of ‘Over the Hedge’ and Annie nominee for the screenplays for ‘Chicken Run’ and ‘James and the Giant Peach.’ The film is produced by Bonne Radford (Curious George), Glenn Ficarra (Storks, This is Us) and John Requa (Storks, This is Us). Serving as executive producers are Nicholas Stoller, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Jared Stern, Sergio Pablos, and Kirkpatrick. The creative team includes editor Peter Ettinger, and composer Heitor Pereira.

  • Shawna Ellis by Sep 30
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Night SchoolPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

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Open: September 28, 2018 (wide release)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Keith David, etc. / Director: Malcolm D. Lee—“The Best Man Holiday” (2013), “Undercover Brother” (2002), “The Best Man” (1999)

A group of misfit troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school.

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Hell Fest

“Fun going in. Hell getting out.”

Open: September 28, 2018 (wide release)

CBS Films—Starring: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Amy Forsyth, Tony Todd, Reign Edwards, etc. / Director: Gregory Plotkin—“Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” (2015)

A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.

Friday, October 5, 2018
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A Star Is Born

Open: October 5, 2018 (wide)

  • Jonathan Rodriguez by Oct 5
  • Samiatu Dosunmu by by Oct 7
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Bad Times At The El Royale

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Open: October 5, 2018 (wide release)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Nick Offerman, Cynthia Erivo, Cailee Spaeny, etc. / Director: Drew Goddard—“The Cabin in the Woods” (2012)

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.

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Open: October 5, 2018 (wide)

Francisco Gomez Jr. by Oct 6
Friday, October 12, 2018
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Open: October 12, 2018 (wide release)

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Madison Iseman, Odeya Rush, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jack Black (voice), Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong

Halloween comes to life in a brand-new comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books.

Biography History Drama Adaptation IMAX
First ManPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

Open: October 12, 2018 (wide release)

  • Keith Rowe by Oct 13
  • Raphael Vera by Oct 14
Friday, October 19, 2018
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The Hate U GivePG-13-Rating (MPAA)

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Open: October 19, 2018 (wide release)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: K.J. Apa, Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, Russell Hornsby / Director: George Tillman Jr.—“The Longest Ride,” “Faster,” “Notorious,” “Men of Honor,” “Soul Food”

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas.

Thriller Drama

Open: October 19, 2018 (wide release)

Aviron Pictures—Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong / Director: Steven Knight

“From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.”

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HalloweenR-Rating (MPAA)

Open: October 19, 2018 (wide release)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Virginia Gardner, Will Patton

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

  • Samiatu Dosunmu by 48 hrs after release date
Friday, October 26, 2018
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“One marriage. One family. Under God.”

Open: October 26, 2018 (wide release)

Pure Flix—Produced by Reserve Entertainment / Starring: Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Jason George, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Skye P. Marshall, Tanner Stine, Madeline Carroll / Director: David G. Evans—“The Grace Card” (2010)

Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain Darren Turner faces a crisis that shatters his family and faith in God but through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family.

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Johnny English Strikes AgainPG-Rating (MPAA)

“When only the best will do and no one else is available”

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Open: October 26, 2018 (wide release)

Focus Features—Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson / Director: David Kerr

‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ is the third installment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent. The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the secret service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

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Hunter Killer

“From the producers of FAST & FURIOUS and OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN”

Open: October 26, 2018 (wide release)

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate Films—Starring: Gary Oldman, Gerard Butler, Common, Michael Nyqvist, Caroline Goodall

Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler, Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII.

This film is based on the novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace.

Friday, November 2, 2018
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

“Let the mystery unfod. / The legend you know has a dark side.”

Open: November 2, 2018 (wide release)

Alexander Malsan by Nov 3
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Bohemian Rhapsody

Open: November 2, 2018 (wide release)

Samiatu Dosunmu by Nov 4
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SuspiriaR-Rating (MPAA)

Open: November 2, 2018 (wide release)

Amazon Studios—Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth / Director: Luca Guadagnino

Suspiria is a Latin word for “sighs.”

‘Suspiria’ follows a young American woman named Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson), who travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Belin in 1977, and arrives just as one of its members, Patricia (Chloe Moretz), has dissapeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie looks into the woman's whereabouts under the guidance of Madame Blanc, she befriends another dancer, Sara (Mia Goth), who shares her suspicions that the matrons and the company itself, could be harboring a dark secret.

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Based on Dario Argento's 1977 film of the same name

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Nobody's Fool

“She shows up. Everything blows up.”

Open: November 2, 2018 (wide release)

Paramount pictures Corporation—Starring: Tiffany Haddish, Missi Pyle, Tika Sumpter, Whoopi Goldberg, Courtney Henggeler / Director: Tyler Perry

Nobody messes with these sisters. A wild woman (Tiffany Haddish) gets released from prison and reunites with her sister (Tika Sumpter), who discovers she is in an online relationship with a man that may be “catfishing” her.

Friday, November 9, 2018
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Dr. Seuss' The GrinchPG-Rating (MPAA)

“Oh, joy.”

Open: November 9, 2018 (wide release)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch (voice) / Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

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Open: November 9, 2018 (wide release)

Keith Rowe by Nov 10
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The Girl in the Spider's Web

“The past never forgets”

Open: November 9, 2018 (wide release)

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Claire Foy, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Vicky Krieps, Cameron Britton, Sverrir Gudnason / Director: Fede Alvarez—“Don't Breathe” (2016), “Evil Dead” (2013), “Panic Attack!” (2009)

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the acclaimed Millennium book series creaTED BY STIEG LARSSON, RETURNS TO THE SCREEN IN THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB, a first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller. Golden Globe winner Claire Foy, the star of “The Crown,” plays the outcast vigilante defender under the direction of Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s thriller ‘Don’t Breathe.’

Friday, November 16, 2018
Comedy Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Instant Family

Open: November 16, 2018

Paramount Pictures Corporation—Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Octavia Spencer / Director: Sean Anders

A couple decides to start a family and adopt three children through the foster-care system, only to find they’re raising wild kids who have interest in being parented. The movie is based on real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders. Isabela Moner plays a rebellious 15-year-old (Transformers: The Last Knight).

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Open: November 16, 2018 (wide release)

Jessica D. Lovett by Nov 17
  • Charity Bishop by Nov 18
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WidowsR-Rating (MPAA)

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Open: November 16, 2018 (wide release)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Jon Bernthal, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Carrie Coon, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Brian Tyree Henry, Lukas Haas, Kevin J. O'Connor, Jacki Weaver / Director: Steve McQueen—“12 Years a Slave” (2013), “Shame” (2011), “Hunger” (2008)

From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. WIDOWS is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. ‘Widows’ also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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Green BookPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“Inspired by a true friendship”

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Open: November 21, 2018

Universal Pictures—Director: Peter Farrelly, Linda Cardellini, Don Stark, P.J. Byrne, Sebastian Maniscalco, Brian Stepanek, Iqbal Theba, Tom Virtue, Daniel Greene, David Kallaway, Joe Cortese, Ninja N. Devoe, Anthony Mangan / Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ GREEN BOOK. In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) produce alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The drama is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll (The Help) and Jonathan King (Lincoln), along with Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) and Kwame L. Parker (Kill Bill series), as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (Boyhood) and Steven Farneth.

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Robin Hood

“No force is stronger than family / From the producers of Arrival and Stranger Things

Open: November 21, 2018 (wide)

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate Films—Starring: Taron Egerton (Robin Hood), Jamie Dornan (Will Scarlet), Jamie Foxx (Little John), Ben Mendelsohn (Sheriff of Nottingham), Paul Anderson (Guy of Gisborne), Eve Hewson (Maid Marian) / Director: Otto Bathurst

Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

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Second ActPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“Her talent was real. Her résumé was not.”

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Open: November 21, 2018 (wide)

STX Entertainment—Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Treat Williams / Director: Peter Segal—“50 First Dates”

‘Second Act’ is a comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. Jennifer Lopez stars as Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act. ‘Second Act’ follows a big-box store employee (Lopez) who, after reinventing herself, gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Open: November 21, 2018 (wide release)

Alexander Malsan by Nov 21
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Creed II

Open: November 21, 2018 (wide release)

Samuel A. Torcasio by Nov 22
Friday, December 14, 2018
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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Open: December 14, 2018 (wide)

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Shameik Moore, Miles Morales, Liev Schreiber, Lily Tomlin

Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

This is a big screen animated take on Peter Parker/Spider-Man, intended to exist apart from the other Spider-Man projects in the live-action universe.

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Mortal Engines

“Some scars never heal” / from the filmmakers of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”

Open: December 14, 2018 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Written and produced by Peter Jackson / Director: Christian Rivers / Starring: Hugo Weaving, Frankie Adams, Stephen Lang, Caren Pistorius, Robert Sheehan, Ronan Raftery

Many years after the “Sixty Minute War,” cities survive a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels attacking and devouring smaller towns to replenish their resources.

This is a film adaptation of the popular Scholastic book series of the same name by Philip Reeve. The story is set thousands of years in the future. Earth’s cities now roam the globe on huge wheels, devouring each other in a struggle over diminishing resources. On one of these massive Traction Cities, Tom Natsworthy has an unexpected encounter with a mysterious young woman from the Outlands, who will change the course of his life forever.

  • Samiatu Dosunmu by 48 hrs after release date
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Mary Poppins ReturnsPG-Rating (MPAA)

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Open: December 19, 2018 (wide)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Director: Rob Marshall —“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011), “Chicago” (2002), “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005) / Starring: Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Ben Whishaw, Dick Van Dyke, Emily Mortimer, Lin-Manuel Miranda

This sequel to the 1964 classic Disney film is set in Depression-era London. It follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

The story takes place in London 20 years after events in the first film and uses storylines from the P.L. Travers’ children books focusing on the magical nanny’s continued adventures with the Banks family. Songwriting team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”) composed new original songs and a new score.

  • Pamela Karpelenia by Dec 21
Friday, December 21, 2018
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“Home is calling”

Open: December 21, 2018 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Director: James Wan / Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Karl Urban, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson

Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world—Aquaman, the King of the Seven Seas, who is caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, but is committed to protecting the entire globe. This sea-based superhero has the ability to live under water and communicate telepathically with sea creatures. / Brand: DC Comics

  • Alexander Malsan by Dec 22
Cyberpunk Sci-Fi Action Adaptation RealD 3D IMAX
Alita: Battle Angel

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Open: December 21, 2018 (wide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Director: Robert Rodriguez—“Sin City” / Producer: James Cameron, Jon Landau / Starring: Rosa Salazar (Alita), Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Rodriguez, Christoph Waltz, Eiza González, Jackie Earl Haley, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, etc.

An action-packed story of one young woman's journey to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world.

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

Set in the 26th century, the rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals. Within the context of an epic action-adventure, the film aims to explore a young woman’s journey of self-discovery and finding love.

The movie is based on the Japanese manga and graphic novel Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro.

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“Every adventure has a beginning”

Open: December 21, 2018 (wide release) / Director: Travis Knight

Paramount Pictures Corporation—Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Martin Short, John Cena, Pamela Adlon, Megyn Price, John Ortiz

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds secret refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Adventure Mystery Comedy Distributor: Columbia Pictures. Trademark logo.
Holmes and Watson

Open: December 21, 2018 (wide)

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Director: Etan Cohen / Starring: Will Ferrell (Holmes), Ralph Fiennes (Moriarty), John C. Reilly (Watson), Hugh Laurie (Mycroft), Rebecca Hall (Dr. Grace Hart)

A humorous take on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

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Welcome to Marwen

Open: December 21, 2018 (wide release)

Raphael Vera by Dec 23
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On the Basis of SexPG-13-Rating (MPAA)

“Her story made history”

Open: December 25, 2018 (wide release)

Focus Features—Starring: Felicity Jones (Ruth Bader Ginsburg), Armie Hammer (Marty Ginsburg), Kathy Bates, Justin Theroux, Stephen Root, Sam Waterson, Jack Reynor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Director: Mimi Leder

Distributor’s synopsis: “The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.”

• The film’s release is in line with her 25th anniversary on the Court.
• She was an ACLU lawyer and was appointed by Bill Clinton, taking the oath of office in 1993.
• Ruth Bader Ginsburg is currently the Supreme Court’s most liberal judge and much loved by Progressive Liberals for consistently opposing conservative viewpoints. For the period of 1937-2006, her votes rank her as the 2nd most liberal Supreme Court judge.
• In 2012, she advised Egytians not to use the U.S. Constitution as a model, but rather the leftist progressive South African constitution.
• Her career began at Harvard University and Columbia Law School.
• She is 85 years old and currently the oldest Supreme Court justice.


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