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Romance Music Drama Adaptation
PG-Rating (MPAA)
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“Find your way back home / Based on the Best-selling novel”

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Open: January 19, 2018 (wide—1,000+ theaters)

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Action Crime Thriller
R-Rating (MPAA)

Open: January 19, 2018 (wide—2,400+ theaters)

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Alexander Malsan by Jan 21
War History Action Drama
R-Rating (MPAA)

Open: January 19, 2018 (wide—2,900+ theaters)

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Raphael Vera by Jan 21
Friday, January 26, 2018
Sci-Fi Action Adventure Thriller Adaptation Sequel 3D IMAX
PG-13-Rating (MPAA)
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Open: January 26, 2018 (wide release)

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Charity Bishop by Jan 26
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  • Pamela Karpelenia by Jan 28
Western Adventure Drama
R-Rating (MPAA)
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Open: January 26, 2018 (wide—3,000+ theaters)

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Francisco Gomez Jr. by Jan 31
Friday, February 2, 2018
Supernatural Horror
PG-13-Rating (MPAA)
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Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built

“Terror is building”

Open: February 2, 2018 (wide release)

CBS Films—Starring: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook

“On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant 24 hour a day, 7 days a week mania for decades, it stands 7 stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house.

She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…

After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, and upon advisement from a medium, Sarah Winchester is adamant that she is cursed and responds with the unending building of the enormous Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California—designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. The eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

When a skeptic is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.”

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Friday, February 9, 2018
History Thriller Drama
PG-13-Rating (MPAA)
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The 15:17 to Paris

“A true story of the real heroes / In the face of fear ordinary people can do the extraordinary”

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Open: February 9, 2018 (wide release)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Director: Clint Eastwood

From Clint Eastwood comes “The 15:17 to Paris,” which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride.

In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris‒an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.

The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film. Starring alongside them are Jenna Fischer (“Hall Pass,” TV’s “The Office”); Judy Greer (“War for the Planet of the Apes”); Ray Corasani (TV’s upcoming “The Long Road Home”); PJ Byrne (“The Wolf of Wall Street”); Tony Hale (TV’s “Veep”); and Thomas Lennon (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”). Paul-Mikél Williams plays the younger Anthony, Bryce Gheisar plays the younger Alek, and William Jennings plays the younger Spencer‬.

Eastwood (“Sully,” “American Sniper”) directs from a screenplay by Dorothy Blyskal, based on the book by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern. Eastwood also produces the film, along with Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera and Jessica Meier. The film’s executive producer is Bruce Berman.

Behind the scenes, the creative team includes frequent collaborators Tom Stern, who served as cinematographer on 13 of Eastwood’s previous films, and Deborah Hopper, who has served as Eastwood’s costume designer on 17 prior films; editor Blu Murray, who most recently cut “Sully,” and that film’s composer, Christian Jacob. Veteran art director Kevin Ishioka, whose work can be seen in “Sully” and in “Dunkirk,” serves as production designer.

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Family Adventure Comedy
PG-Rating (MPAA)
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Peter Rabbit

Open: February 9, 2018 (wide release)

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Shawna Ellis by Feb 10
Friday, February 16, 2018
Action Biblical Biography Drama
PG-13-Rating (MPAA)
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Samson

“Chosen. Betrayed. Redeemed.”

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Open: February 16, 2018 (wide release)

Pure Flix Entertainment—Starring: Billy Zane, Rutger Hauer, Lindsay Wagner, Jackson Rathbone, Taylor James (as Samson)

SAMSON is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

Director Bruce Macdonald says, ‘Most people know that Samson had long hair, Delilah cut it off, and that he lost his strength, but there’s so much more. Samson was an unwilling hero, and his journey to regain his faith—the whole story—is relevant in 2017.’

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Animation Comedy Family Adventure
PG-Rating (MPAA)
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Early Man

“Yeah. It’s a little epic. / Stone vs Bronze. A battle for the Ages. / The greatest underdog story in prehistory.”

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Open: February 16, 2018 (wide release)

Lionsgate—Produced by Aardman Animation / Director: Nick Park—“Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.” / Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Timothy Spall, Maisie Williams

“Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, ‘Early Man’ tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Plucky caveman Dug, along with his sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game and saves the day.”

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Sci-Fi Superhero Action Adventure Drama Copyrighted poster art
Black Panther

Open: February 16, 2018 (wide release)

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Applicants:
  • Blake Wilson by Feb 19
  • Francisco Gomez Jr. by Feb 16
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Biography Documentary DVDCopyrighted poster art
Steve McQueen: An American Iconleave your comments

“Actor. Legend. Tough Guy. American Icon.”

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Wide video release through Universal Pictures—February 20, 2018 (NOW streaming on Amazon and CURRENTLY available from the producer on video disc

Universal Pictures—Narrator: Gary Sinise / Featuring: Greg Laurie, Mel Gibson, etc.

Steve McQueen truly is an American Icon. One of America’s most endearing and intriguing movie stars, he ‘is still the King of Cool’ according to Esquire Magazine-50 years after the zenith of his career. The strangest thing about him, however, is barely known, despite countless biographies and articles. Steve McQueen was a believer in Jesus Christ.

On the surface McQueen had everything he could want-fame, cars, homes, more money than he could spend in a lifetime. An avid fan of the actor (and owner of a replica of McQueen’s car in the classic film ‘Bullitt’), Pastor Greg Laurie hits the road in his mint Mustang, traveling the country in search of the true, untold story of McQueen’s redemption-filled final chapters.

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Romance Fantasy Drama Adaptation
PG-13-Rating (MPAA)
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Every Day

“Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.”

Open: February 23, 2018 (nationwide release)

Orion Pictures—Starring: Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Owen Teague , Debby Ryan, Colin Ford / Director: Michael Sucsy—“The Vow” (2012)

A shy teenager falls for someone who transforms into another person every day.

16-year-old Rhiannon falls in love with a spirit named “A,” a traveling soul who wakes each morning in a different body, living a different life every day.

“Every day “A” wakes up in a different body, accessing that persons' memories and essentially becoming them for 24 hours before inhabiting another body involuntarily. They have no gender and go by the pronoun ‘they’; and they have known no life other than the one they lead. A chose their own name as a small child but has never shared the story A never inhabits the same body more than once and although having no body has grown up and aged as they started as a baby and always inhabits hosts their age as years go by. A up until the story's start strives to respect the people they possess and sticks to their routines as closely as they can. A keeps a personal email where they write their thoughts. Other than this they have no life of their own. A's fascination with Rhiannon means A begins to pursue their own goals more causing them some moral conflict.”

Based on the young adult romance and fantasy novel by David Levithan

Susan Carpenter of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “It’s the rare book that challenges gender presumptions in a way that’s as entertaining as it is unexpected and, perhaps most important, that's relatable to teens who may not think they need sensitivity training when it comes to sexual orientation and the nature of true love. Every Day is precisely such a book… A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself—splendorous.”

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Action Crime Comedy Copyrighted poster art
Game Night

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Open: February 23, 2018 (wide release)

Warner Bros.—Starring: Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler

A group of couples get caught up in a very real game night. They get together regularly to play games together but on this night, things get real and it becomes a murder mystery.

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Sci-Fi Adventure Fantasy Adaptation Copyrighted poster art
Annihilation

Open: February 23, 2018 (wide release)

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Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan by Feb 24
  • Francisco Gomez Jr. by Feb 24
Family Comedy Adaptation Copyrighted poster art
The War with Grandpa

Open: February 23, 2018

Dimension Films, a division of The Weinstein Company—Starring: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour, Cheech Marin / Director: Tim Hill—“SpongeBob SquarePants” (TV 1999-2016), “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” (2004)

Smith’s bestselling youth title is about a young man who loves his grandfather, but also loves his bedroom. When grandpa’s wife dies, he moves in. His bad leg means he can’t stay in the attic bedroom, so guess who gives up his beloved bedroom? The young man engages in a series of pranks meant to drive out grandpa, but the old man is pretty resourceful in returning each salvo.

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Spy Thriller Adaptation Copyrighted poster art
Red Sparrow

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Open: March 2, 2018 (wide release)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts, Nicole O'Neill, Kristof Konrad and Sergei Polunin / Director: Francis Lawrence

Dominika Egorova is many things.
A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs.
A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit.
A master of seductive and manipulative combat.


When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking President Vladimir Putin, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of the post-Soviet intelligence jungle. Ordered against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash (Joel Edgerton), a young CIA officer who handles the Agency’s most important Russian mole. As the action careens between Russia, Finland, Greece, Italy, and the United States, Dominika and Nate soon collide in a duel of wills, tradecraft, and–inevitably–forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but those of others as well.

As secret allegiances are made and broken, Dominika and Nate’s game reaches a deadly crossroads. Soon one of them begins a dangerous double existence in a life-and-death operation that consumes intelligence agencies from Moscow to Washington, DC.

Based on the novel by Jason Matthews

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Action Crime Drama Remake
R-Rating (MPAA)
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Death Wish

“They came for his family. Now he’s coming for them.”

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Open: March 2, 2018 (wide release)

Annapurna Pictures—Starring: Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris, Mike Epps / Director: Eli Roth—“Hostel”

A ordinary man and mild-mannered father in Chicago goes vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter attacked—torn apart by a violent act.

This film is a revamp of the 1974 Charles Bronson film ‘Death Wish.’

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Friday, March 9, 2018
Family Adventure Fantasy Adaptation 3D
PG-Rating (MPAA)
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A Wrinkle in Time

“Be a warrior”

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Open: March 9, 2018 (wide release)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Starring: Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit), Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Peña, Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who), Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which) / Director: Ava DuVernay—“13th” (2016), “Selma” (2014)

“After the disappearance of her scientist father (Chris Pine), three peculiar beings send teenager Meg Murry, her genius brother Charles Wallace and classmate Calvin O'Keefe to space in order to find him.

Adapted from Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet novel series, along the way, they are counseled by the mysterious trio of the celestial beings, as they travel through time and visit strange worlds.

The story examines the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.”

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    Blake Wilson by Mar 13
Action Crime Thriller
PG-13-Rating (MPAA)
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The Hurricane Heist

Open: March 9, 2018 (wide release)

Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures—Starring: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson / Director: Rob Cohen—“The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” (2008), “The Fast and the Furious” (2001), “xXx” (2002), “Alex Cross” (2012),

Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

A team of tech hackers embark on a $600 million robbery from a coastal U.S. mint facility at the same time a disastrous Category 5 hurricane is set to strike. The remaining people left in the deserted beach town are a meteorologist, a Treasury agent and the meteorologist’s ex-Marine brother. Together they not only must survive the hurricane, but also stop the mastermind thieves from accomplishing the heist of the century.

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Action Dark-Comedy Drama
R-Rating (MPAA)
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Gringo

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Open: March 9, 2018 (wide release)

STX Entertainment and Amazon Studios—Starring: David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Alan Ruck, Sharlto Copley / Director: Nash Edgerton

An American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that's about to go public finds his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico. GRINGO is a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, exploring the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

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Comedy Drama Remake Copyrighted poster art
The Upside

Open: March 9, 2018 (wide release)

The Weinstein Company—Director: Neil Burger—“The Illusionist” (2006), “Divergent ” (2014) / Starring: Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Tate Donovan

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

Written by Jon Hartmere, this English-language remake reinvents the French classic, The Intouchables, that took the world by storm and went on to gross over $400 million worldwide— making it the second highest grossing non-English language film of all time.

The film chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a hang-gliding accident, and convicted felon Dell (Kevin Hart), recently released from prison and in need of a job and a fresh start. From worlds apart, Phillip and Dell form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Christian Biography Drama
PG-Rating (MPAA)
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I Can Only Imagine

“The song you know. The story you don’t.”

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Open: March 16, 2018

Roadside Attractions—Producer: Erwin Brothers Entertainment—“Mom’s Night Out,” “Woodlawn,” “October Baby” / Starring: Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, Cloris Leachman and broadway star J. Michael Finney

This true story follows the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, who loses his father to cancer and is inspired to write the mega-hit song, ‘I Can Only Imagine.’

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  • John Johnson
Action Adventure Fantasy 3D IMAX Reboot Copyrighted poster art
Tomb Raider

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Open: March 16, 2018 (wide release)

Warner Bros.—Starring: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Dominic West, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nick Frost, Daniel Wu / Director: Roar Uthaug—“The Wave” (2015)

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing eccentric adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who — against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit — must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name Tomb Raider.

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Applicants:
  • John Johnson
Teen Coming-of-Age Drama Adaptation
PG-13-Rating (MPAA)
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Love, Simon

“He’s done keeping his story Straight. / Everyone deserves a great love story”

Open: March 16, 2018 (nationwide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford, Colton Haynes, Alexandra Shipp / Director: Greg Berlanti (openly homosexual and is quickly adding Gay characters to his shows)—“Riverdale,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Brothers and Sisters”

“Everyone deserves a great love story. But for 17 year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous male classmate (a Jewish-Episcopalian) he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.”

Based on the young adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Animation Family Comedy Sequel Copyrighted poster art
Sherlock Gnomes
also known as “Gnomeo and Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes,” “Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes”

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Open: March 23, 2018

Paramount Pictures—Starring: Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor / Director: John Stevenson

A sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo and Juliet, this next adventure offers a lawn ornament take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective. As in the original, ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ will feature new music by Elton John.

When gnomes start disappearing from the suburban gardens of England, Gnomeo, Juliet and friends enlist the help of Sherlock Gnomes, ‘the greatest ornamental detective,’ to track the culprit.

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Sci-Fi Action Adventure 3D IMAX Copyrighted poster art
Pacific Rim Uprising
also known as “Pacific Rim 2”

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Open: March 23, 2018 (wide release)

Universal Pictures—Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Levi Meaden, Nick E. Tarabay, Rinko Kikuchi / Steven S. DeKnight—“Daredevil” Netflix series

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

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Stop-Motion Animation Adventure Comedy Copyrighted poster art
Isle Of Dogs

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Open: March 23, 2018

Fox Searchlight—Director: Wes Anderson—“The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014), “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012), “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) / Starring: Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Fisher Stevens, Tilda Swinton

Set in Japan, ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

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Romance Drama Remake Copyrighted poster art
Midnight Sun

“Dreams come true at night”

Open: March 23, 2018 (nationwide)

Open Road Films—Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle / Director: Scott Speer—“Step Up Revolution”)

Based on the 2006 Japanese film, ‘Midnight Sun’ centers on Katie (Bella Thorne), a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger) and they embark on a summer romance.

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Horror Thriller Drama Distributor: Bleecker. Trademark logo.
Unsane

Open: March 23, 2018 (nationwide)

Bleecker Street—Director: Steven Soderbergh—“Traffic” (2000), “Erin Brockovich” (2000), “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” (1989) / Starring: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharaoh, Juno Temple, Amy Irving

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
History Drama Distributor: Columbia Pictures. Trademark logo.
Paul, Apostle of Christ

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Open: March 28, 2018

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: James Faulkner (as Paul), James Caviezelas Luke), Joanne Whalley (Priscilla), Olivier Martinez, John Lynch (Aquila), Yorgos Karamihos (Saul of Tarsus) / Produced by Affirm Films

In PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST, Paul (James Faulkner) suffers alone in a Roman prison, awaiting his execution under Emperor Nero. Mauritius, the ambitious prison prefect, can hardly see what threat this broken man poses. Once he was Saul of Tarsus (Yorgos Karamihos), the high-ranking and brutal killer of Christians.

Now his faith rattles Rome. At great risk, Luke the Physician (James Caviezel) visits the aged Paul to comfort and tend to him-and to question, to transcribe and to smuggle out Paul’s letters to the growing community of believers. Amid Nero's inhuman persecution, these men and women will spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and change the world.

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Christian Drama Sequel Distributor: PureFlix. Trademark logo.
God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
also known as “God's Not Dead 3”

Open: March 30, 2018

Pure Flix Entertainment—Starring: Jennifer Taylor, John Corbett, Tatum O'Neal, Ted McGinley, Shane Harper, David A.R. White

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Applicants:
  • John Johnson
Historical-Fiction Drama Copyrighted poster art
Mary Magdalene
Tagline: “Her story will be told”

Open: March 30, 2018

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Rooney Mara (as Mary Magdalene), Joaquin Phoenix (as Jesus Christ), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Peter), Tahar Rahim / Director: Garth Davis

“Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman (Mary Magdalene) leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus' inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus' destiny and her own place within it.”

The producers describe this film as “an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history.”

The actor playing Jesus Christ is self-proclaimed Atheist Joaquin Phoenix.

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Sci-Fi Action Adventure Adaptation 3D IMAX Copyrighted poster art
Ready Player One

“Break free”

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Open: March 30, 2018 (nationwide)

Warner Bros.—Director: Steven Spielberg / Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Hannah John-Kamen, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance

When the eccentric billionaire creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

The story centers on a teenager named Wade Watts who escapes his bleak surrounds by logging into OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users lead idyllic alternate lives. Wade Watts is pitted against powerful corporate foes and several ruthless competitors who’ll do anything, in the Oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

Based on 2011 novel by Ernest Cline set in a not-too-distant future where advanced Internet, gaming and virtual reality technologies have changed the world as we know it and led to the creation of the Oasis, a virtual reality universe that people live in and value more than the real world

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Applicants:
  • Francisco Gomez Jr. by Mar 30
Comedy Drama
R-Rating (MPAA)
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Acrimony

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Open: March 30, 2018 (nationwide)

Lionsgate—Director: Tyler Perry / Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Jazmyn Simon, Danielle Nicolet, Lyriq Bent, Ajiona Alexus

A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.

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Friday, April 6, 2018
Family Comedy
PG-Rating (MPAA)
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Show Dogs

“Unleashed and undercover”

Open: April 6, 2018

Open Road Films—Starring: Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O'Neal, Stanley Tucci / Director: Raja Gosnell

Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening. SHOW DOGS is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet.

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Blockers

“Teens out to have fun. Parents out to stop it.”

Open: April 6, 2018 (nationwide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: John Cena, Leslie Mann, Kathryn Newton, Ike Barinholtz / Director: Kay Cannon

When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (‘The Other Woman,’ ‘This Is 40’), Ike Barinholtz (‘Neighbors,’ ‘Suicide Squad’) and John Cena (‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Sisters’) star in ‘Blockers,’ the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the ‘Pitch Perfect’ series).

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Horror Superhero Action Sci-Fi
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The New Mutants
also known as “X-Men: The New Mutants”

Official site

Open: April 13, 2018

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Producer: Marvel Studios / Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik: a Russian mutant with sorcery powers, who uses teleportation discs to travel
Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane: a Scottish mutant struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf.
Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball: a Kentuckian mutant who can propel himself into the air and is invulnerable while doing so
Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot: a Brazilian mutant with the ability to manipulate solar energy
Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage: a Native American mutant who has the power to create illusions drawn from the fears and desires of a person's mind
Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes: a mentor to the group, and a medical doctor who has the ability to generate a protective bio-field around herself
Director: Josh Boone—“The Fault in Our Stars” (2014)

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

This is a spinoff of the X-Men franchise.

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Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
Friday, April 20, 2018
Sci-Fi Horror Mystery Sequel Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Cloverfield Movie

Open: April 20. 2018

Paramount Pictures—Producer: Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams / Starring: Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O'Dowd, Daniel Brühl, David Oyelowo, Ziyi Zhang

In the near future, after a physics experiment with a large hadron accelerator causes the Earth to seemingly vanish completely, the terrified crew of an orbiting American space station is left floating in the middle of now-even-more-empty space. When a European spacecraft appears on their radar, the Americans must determine whether it’s their salvation, or a harbinger of doom. The team of astronauts discovery challenges everything they know about the fabric of reality, as they desperately fight for survival.

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Romance Comedy Remake Distributor: Lionsgate Films. Trademark logo.
Overboard

Open: April 20, 2018

Lionsgate—Starring: Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, John Hannah, Swoosie Kurtz / Directors: Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee, in this gender-switched remake of the 1987 comedy starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

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Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan by Apr 21
Sci-Fi Action Adventure IMAX 3D Copyrighted poster art
Rampage

“Big meets bigger”

Official site

Open: April 20, 2018 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman / Director: Brad Peyton—“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (2012), “San Andreas” (2015)

based on the classic 1980s Atari video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities

“Rampage” will feature three creatures — a monstrously transformed gorilla, crocodile and wolf — who wreak havoc on North American cities and landmarks.

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Friday, April 27, 2018
Thriller Supernatural Horror Copyrighted poster art
Truth or Dare

Open: April 27, 2018 (nationwide release)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Landon Liboiron, Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Sam Lerner / Director: Jeff Wadlow—“Kick-Ass 2” (2013) / Producer: Jason Blum

A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

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Applicants:
  • Pamela Karpelenia by Apr 30
Friday, June 8, 2018
Action Crime Thriller Copyrighted poster art
Ocean's 8
tagline: “Every con has its pros”

Official site

Open: June 8, 2018

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Armitage, Matt Damon, Damian Lewis, James Corden, Dakota Fanning, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Anna Wintour, Adriana Lima and Katie Holmes / Director: Gary Ross—“The Hunger Games” / Producers: George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Action Thriller Drama 3D IMAX Copyrighted poster art
Alpha
also known as “The Solutrean”

“Leaders are born from survival”

Official site

Open: September 14, 2018 (wide release)

Set 20,000 years ago in the Ice Age, an Upper Paleolithic period hunting expedition goes awry and a young survivor braves the inhospitable and dangerous conditions to find his way back.

Anthropologists call the humans of this supposed “period” “Solutreans,” humans like us, but who lacked metals (for whatever reason) and had to rely on their relatively advanced flint tool-making abilities and clever minds to survive. The term Solutrean derives from a site in France (Solutre-Pouilly), where archaeologists discovered numerous flint points and tools with the bones of reindeer, elephants, deer and horses.

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Director/Writer: Albert Hughes—“The Book of Eli” (2010), “From Hell” (2001) / Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela

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  • Shawna Ellis

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