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Stressed-out mothers Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn decide to rebel against convention and challenge the head of the PTA (Christina Applegate) and her cult of perfect moms (Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo) in this comedy written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (the writers of The Hangover). Instead of a sequel, the spinoff Bad Dads will head to theaters next summer.
This moving and well-reviewed documentary follows the story of NFL athlete Steve Gleason as he is diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34 and given less than five years left to live.
Daniel Radcliffe stars as Nate Foster, an FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a right-wing terrorist group. But the young, idealistic agent finds it difficult to maintain his principals as well as his new identity as a white supremacist. Written and directed by Daniel Ragussis, this decently reviewed thriller is based on the life of agent Michael German.
It was always the even-numbered Star Trek movies that won over fans, but with this rebooted franchise—now in its third installment—the odds have it. Most critics seem to prefer Beyond to 2013's ultimately disappointing (though slightly higher scoring) Star Trek Into Darkness. The film finds Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) taking over as director from J.J. Abrams, and also sees co-star Simon Pegg co-writing the script (with four others). It's the final trip on the Enterprise for the late Anton Yelchin (whose role of Chekov will not be recast going forward), and the first Star Trek outing for Idris Elba, who plays the crew's main antagonist.
|More movie releases on November 1, 2016|
|Anthropoid DRAMA/THRILLER | Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan|
|Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders ANIMATION | Adam West, Burt Ward|
|Battle of the Sexes (1960) COMEDY | Robert Morley, Constance Cummings|
|Billionaire Ransom THRILLER | Jeremy Sumpter|
|Carnage Park ACTION/THRILLER/HORROR | Ashley Bell|
|Daylight's End ACTION/SCI-FI/HORROR | Johnny Strong, Lance Henriksen|
|Dirty 30 COMEDY | Grace Helbig|
|Free to Run DOCUMENTARY|
|Happy Birthday HORROR/THRILLER|
|I Wake Up Screaming (1941) THRILLER | Betty Grable, Victor Mature|
|Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero COMEDY | Maz Jobrani|
|The Kind Words FOREIGN/DRAMA|
|Men Go to Battle COMEDY/DRAMA|
|Milton's Secret DRAMA/FAMILY | Donald Sutherland|
|Miss Sharon Jones! DOCUMENTARY/MUSIC|
|My Blind Brother COMEDY/DRAMA | Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate|
|My Love, Don't Cross That River FOREIGN/DOCUMENTARY|
|Nine Lives FAMILY/COMEDY | Kevin Spacey|
|The Sea of Trees DRAMA | Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts|
|Uncle Nick COMEDY | Brian Posehn|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Building Star Trek TV SPECIAL|
|The Durrells in Corfu SEASON 1|
|Elvis Lives! TV MOVIE|
|Hell on Wheels SEASON 5 VOL 2|
|Hell on Wheels COMPLETE SERIES|
|The IT Crowd COMPLETE SERIES|
|The Librarians SEASON 1|
|Outlander SEASON 2|
|The Walking Dead SEASON 6 (LIMITED ED.)|
When his film premiered at Sundance in January, critics agreed that James Schamus had made a smooth transition from writer/producer/executive to director. His adaptation of Philip Roth’s 2008 novel (yes, it's a Roth film adaptation that actually works) follows Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a Jewish college student from Newark who clashes with the dean (Tracy Letts) of the Lutheran college he attends. While he is there, Marcus also falls for a fellow student, the mysterious Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon). For many who have seen the film, the highlight is a 15-minute showdown between Lerman and Letts.
Writer-director Chad Hartigan’s follow-up to This Is Martin Bonner picked up a pair of awards at Sundance earlier this year. One of those went to star Craig Robinson for his performance as a single father who relocates to Heidelberg, Germany with his 13-year-old son (Markees Christmas). As the only African-Americans in the town, the pair struggle to get a handle on their new lives.
In this raunchy, R-rated, CG-animated movie, a variety of talking supermarket foods learn their horrifying fate as they’re taken home by happy customers to be sliced, diced, and consumed in a variety of graphic ways. This twisted, foul-mouthed riff on a Pixar film—written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter (who worked in various capacities on This Is the End and The Night Before) and featuring voice work by Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Edward Norton, Bill Hader and Salma Hayek—earned a decent reception from critics, and distributor Sony is mounting an Oscar campaign for the film.
|More movie releases on November 8, 2016|
|Kickboxer: Vengeance ACTION | David Bautista|
|Lolo COMEDY | Julie Delpy, Danny Boon|
|Lone Wolf and Cub (1972-74) Criterion Collection release (6-film set)|
|Phantom Boy FOREIGN/ANIMATION|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Batman Beyond COMPLETE SERIES|
|Billions SEASON 1|
|Black Sails SEASON 3|
|Into the Badlands SEASON 1|
|The Making of the Mob: Chicago MINISERIES|
|Marvel's Daredevil SEASON 1|
|Powers SEASON 2|
|Red Dwarf SERIES 11|
|Sisters SEASON 6|
|Turn: Washington's Spies SEASON 3|
|Your Family or Mine SEASON 1|
Love for 2003’s Finding Nemo leads to high expectations—which are only somewhat met—for this sequel that reunites Nemo (now voiced by Hayden Rolence), Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) as the forgetful blue tang fish searches for her family. Director Andrew Stanton returns after jumping into live-action filmmaking with John Carter, and this time he’s joined by co-director Angus MacLane.
The big winner at 2014's SXSW festival, this sharply observed, small-scale indie comedy finds two friends (Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty) heading out on a day trip from Brooklyn to the beach. It's the debut feature for writer-directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers.
The latest from Italian director Nanni Moretti (We Have a Pope) tells the story of a film director (Margherita Buy) dealing with her mother’s impending death while shooting a film with a famous American actor (John Turturro).
|More movie releases on November 15, 2016|
|Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) Criterion Collection release|
|Army of One COMEDY | Nicolas Cage|
|Boomerang (1947) DRAMA | Directed by Elia Kazan|
|Breathless (1960) Criterion Collection release|
|Cardboard Boxer DRAMA | Thomas Haden Church, Terrence Howard|
|Cry of the City (1948) DRAMA | Victor Mature, Richard Conte|
|Houdini (1953) DRAMA | Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh|
|J'Accuse (1938) FOREIGN/DRAMA|
|Macbeth (1948) DRAMA | Orson Welles|
|One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) ADVENTURE/DRAMA|
|Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Criterion Collection release|
|When Two Worlds Collide DOCUMENTARY|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Better Call Saul SEASON 2|
|Community COMPLETE SERIES|
|Cook's Country SEASON 9|
|Game of Thrones SEASON 6|
|The Living and the Dead SEASON 1|
|Looking COMPLETE SERIES|
|The Lucy Show COMPLETE SERIES|
|McMillan & Wife COMPLETE SERIES + MOVIES|
|The Mindy Project SEASON 4|
|NYPD Blue SEASON 11|
|The Rifleman SEASON 3 VOL 2|
|Star Trek: The Animated Series COMPLETE SERIES|
|Wentworth SERIES 1|
Edgar Ramirez stars as boxer Roberto Duran, and Robert De Niro plays trainer Ray Arcel, in the first English-language feature for writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz. The film tracks the life of the Panamanian fighter who made his boxing debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. He is best known for beating Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher) in 1980 and then retiring in their rematch with the words “no mas.”
Despite flying a bit under the radar, this thriller is one of 2016's best films. Written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) and directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up), this story of West Texas brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who rob from the bank that’s foreclosing on their family farm shows that the writer and director’s previous outings were no fluke. Jeff Bridges (at his grizzled best) plays a Texas Ranger, while Gil Birmingham co-stars as his half-Comanche partner.
The latest release from the stop-motion animators at Laika tells the story of Kubo (Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) who, with the help of Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), must find the armor of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. As with Laika's previous features (Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls), the visuals appear to be stunning, but that doesn’t mean the studio skimped on voice talent, as George Takei, Rooney Mara, and Ralph Fiennes all add to this unique film.
For his latest documentary, director Werner Herzog—known for his sunny optimism, love of nature, and hopes for a long life for Klaus Kinski (or perhaps the opposite of all that)—applies his unique methods to explore the origins, growth, and future of the internet in 10 chapters. Like much of his recent work, Herzog’s quizzical consideration proved a winner with critics when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
Todd Phillips directs this decent, based-on-a-true-story comedy about two small-time arms dealers (Jonah Hill and Miles Teller) who find themselves in over their heads after securing a $300 million government contract to supply weapons in Afghanistan. This adaptation of a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson also stars Ana de Armas and Bradley Cooper.
|More movie releases on November 22, 2016|
|Chicken People DOCUMENTARY|
|The Childhood of a Leader DRAMA | Robert Pattinson, Berenice Bejo|
|Good Kids COMEDY | Zoey Deutch|
|The Greasy Strangler HORROR/COMEDY|
|Harry & Snowman DOCUMENTARY|
|Homo Sapiens DOCUMENTARY|
|I.T. THRILLER | Pierce Brosnan|
|The Land DRAMA|
|Mechanic: Resurrection ACTION/THRILLER | Jason Statham, Jessica Alba|
|The Nightmare DOCUMENTARY|
|One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Criterion Collection release|
|Silicon Cowboys DOCUMENTARY|
|The Squid and the Whale (2005) Criterion Collection release|
|Yoga Hosers HORROR/COMEDY | Directed by Kevin Smith|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Lou Grant SEASON 3|
|Mystery Science Theater 3000 VOL XXXVII|
|Poldark SEASON 2|
Roald Dahl's children's book about a "Big Friendly Giant" comes to the big screen courtesy of director Steven Spielberg, who re-enlists his Bridge of Spies star Mark Rylance to play the titular character. The story follows 10-year-old Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), a London orphan, as she’s kidnapped by the BFG and taken to Giant Country, where the BFG lives, and Dream Country, where he works. Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement play not so friendly giants, and Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Hall play the Queen and her maid in a part of the movie that pleased most critics but bombed at the box office.
In director Fede Alvarez’s follow-up to Evil Dead, three friends (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto) break into the house of a wealthy blind man (Stephen Lang), thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. (Spoiler alert: they don’t.) For a late-summer, low-budget thriller, this tense, unpredictable film collected surprisingly good reviews.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery’s jump to big-budget, effects-driven filmmaking actually earned better reviews than the film that inspired it. Co-written by Lowery with Toby Halbrooks, new Pete's Dragon re-imagines the classic characters from a short story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field—but omits the musical numbers from Disney's 1977 film. Bryce Dallas Howard plays Grace, a forest ranger whose father (Robert Redford) has always spun tales of a dragon living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Her skepticism toward his stories changes when she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a mysterious 10-year-old orphan who claims to live in the woods with a dragon named Elliot. The supporting cast includes Oona Lawrence, Wes Bentley, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Karl Urban.
|More movie releases on November 29, 2016|
|Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie COMEDY | Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley|
|The Intervention COMEDY/DRAMA | Clea DuVall, Jason Ritter, Alia Shawkat, Ben Schwartz|
|White Girl DRAMA | Morgan Saylor (out Friday 12/2)|
|The Wild Life ANIMATION/FAMILY|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|A Chef's Life SEASON 4|
|House of Lies SEASON 5|
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