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Alice Through the Looking Glass - 1.4.1

Escaping her sexist would-be fiancé through a magic mirror portal, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) revisits Wonderland and finds that she must save her dying best friend the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) by traveling to the past and saving his long lost family. In so doing she may irrevocably break history. Also with Helena Bonham Carter, Leo Bill, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway and the voices of Alan Rickman, Paul Whitehouse, Matt Lucas and Timothy Sprall. Directed by James Bobin. People made up of fruit speak a few lines in their own language, accompanied by English subtitles. [1:48 - PG]

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The Angry Birds Movie - 3.3.2

A very angry redbird (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) becomes even angrier when strange pigs visit Bird Island and steal all the eggs. The redbird uses his fury to spur the avian population to take back their unhatched offspring. Also with the voices of Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon, Kegan-Michael Key, Danny McBride, Josh Gad and Bill Hader. Directed by Clay Kaytis &, Fergal Reilly. [1:37 - PG]

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A Bigger Splash - 9.4.9

A famous singer (Tilda Swinton) recovering from surgery convalesces on an island with her boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts) and everything becomes confused when her ex (Ralph Fiennes) arrives with his teenage daughter (Dakota Johnson). Also with Corrado Guzzanti. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. [2:05 - R]

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The Nice Guys - 7.7.10

A private detective (Ryan Gosling) trying to come to terms with the loss of his wife while raising a teen daughter (Angourie Rice) and a street-level enforcer (Russell Crowe) inadvertently end up working together when a missing person case leads to murder. Also with Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Amelia Kuttner, Yaya DaCosta and Kim Basinger. Directed by Shane Black. [1:56 - R]

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising - 7.6.10

Immature parents (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) confront the wild freshman leader (Chloë Grace Moretz) of a new party-loving sorority next door. The sorority declares war on the family and escalates their partying as their neighbors attempt to stop them with harebrained schemes. Also with Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, Ike Barinholtz, Zac Efron, Selena Gomez and Dave Franco. Directed by Nicholas Stuller. [1:32 - R]

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The Lobster - 7.6.5

In the near future, humans are legally required to be in long-term relationships and single people are sentenced to a 45-day stay at a hotel to search for a mate; if unsuccessful, they are turned into animals. One single man (Colin Farrell) discovers renegade loners in nearby woods, and realizes that love is not allowed there. Also with Olivia Coleman, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz and Lea Seydoux. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. A few lines of dialogue are in French with English subtitles. [1:58 - R]

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Pelé: Birth of a Legend - 1.3.1

The story of the legendary Brazilian soccer star Pelé, and how he changed soccer. With Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Colm Meaney, Tonya Cornelisse, Kevin de Paula, Seu Jorge and Leonardo Lima Carvalho. Directed by Jeff & Michael Zimbalist. [1:47 - PG]

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The Darkness - 1.6.5

A father (Kevin Bacon) returns home with his family after a vacation and his son (David Mazouz) brings home Native American stones that hold fear-loving supernatural entities that now inhabit their home. Also with Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh, Jennifer Morrison and Parker Mack. Directed by Greg McLean. Several lines of dialogue are in a Southwest Native American language and in Spanish with translations or English subtitles. [1:35 - PG-13]

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The Meddler - 2.3.5

After the death of her husband, a woman (Susan Sarandon) moves to LA to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne). However, the proximity makes the daughter's life more difficult and she struggles with her mother's constant interference. Also with J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch, Michael McKean, Jason Ritter, Sarah Baker, Casey Wilson, Amy Landecker, Billy Magnussen and Megalyn Echikunwoke. Directed by Lorene Scafaria. [1:40 - PG-13]

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Money Monster - 5.5.10

A self-absorbed TV host (George Clooney) delivers stock tips, until a distraught truck driver (Jack O'Connell) that lost everything based on the host's bad advice holds him hostage, on air, at gunpoint. The show's producer (Julia Roberts) frantically calls for help, while the host digs for answers to his failed tips, turning the program into a different sort of reality show. Also with Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Christopher Denham and Giancarlo Esposito. Directed by Jodie Foster. There are a few lines of dialogue in Korean that are not translated. [1:38 - R]

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Green Room - 1.9.10

Destitute punk rockers (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole and Callum Turner) live in their van and end a lackluster tour when they receive a call for another gig. They arrive to find a dilapidated club and a corpse and are trapped backstage in the green room by the sinister club owner (Patrick Stewart). Also with Imogen Poots and Macon Blair. Directed by Jerry Saulnier. [1:34 - R]

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Captain America: Civil War - 1.7.3

When the Avengers participate in a mission that ends disastrously, it is decided that in the future they should be controlled and restrained by a UN body. The group breaks into factions, each one believing they are right and each side suffers consequences. With Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp and Tom Holland. Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. Several lines of dialogue are in other languages with English subtitles. [2:27 - PG-13]

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Mother's Day - 4.3.5

Three personal stories link a successful HSN jewelry entrepreneur (Julia Roberts), a divorcée (Jennifer Aniston) with two sons, and a wife and mother (Kate Hudson) who is feuding with her own mom. Also with Jason Sudeikis, Aasif Mandvi, Sarah Chalke, Brit Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo and Jack Whitehall. Directed by Gary Marshall. [1:58 - PG-13]

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Ratchet & Clank - 1.3.1

A call for a new Galactic Ranger inspires a young Lombax (voiced by James Arnold Taylor) to try out for the position. Dejected, he takes refuge in a machine shop with a friend (voiced by John Goodman) until their planet is threatened and he figures out a way to save everybody. Also with the voices of David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti and Sylvester Stallone. Directed by Kevin Munroe & Jericca Cleland. [1:34 - PG]

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Keanu - 6.7.10

A sad jilted man (Jordan Peele) perks up when he finds a kitten on his doorstep. After he comes to adore it, a local drug gang steals it. Heartbroken, he enlists the help of his straight-laced cousin (Keegan-Michael Key) to infiltrate the gang and steal back his pet. Also with Will Forte, Method Man, Nia Long and Luis Guzman. Directed by Peter Atencio. [1:38 - R]

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The Family Fang - 3.5.5

The members of an eccentric, dysfunctional family of performance artists are estranged from each other, until reunited after an accident and the parents (Chrstopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) try to convince the children (Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman) to participate in another performance. Also with Kathryn Hahn, Marin Ireland, Harris Yulin, Eugenia Kuzmina, Jason Butler Harner and Linda Emond. Directed by Jason Bateman. [1:45 - R]

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Sing Street - 3.4.5

A teen boy (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is forced to change schools when his parents can no longer afford his tuition and in order to cope with the stress of dealing with bullies and being the new kid he organizes a band that eventually changes the path of his life. Also with Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton, Kelly Thornton, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton and Karl Rice. Directed by John Carney. [1:46 - PG-13]

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A Hologram for the King - 5.3.5

A Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a taxi driver (Alexander Black) help a middle-aged Boston businessman (Tom Hanks) with local customs and bureaucracy as he pitches a deal for hologram communications software to the king of Saudi Arabia. Also with Tracey Fairaway, David Menkin, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Whishaw, Jane Perry and Tom Skerrit. Directed by Tom Tykwer. Many lines of dialogue are in Arabic with English subtitles and several lines are not translated. [1:37 - R]

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The Huntsman: Winter's War - 3.6.3

A wicked queen (Charlize Theron) punishes her sister (Emily Blunt) for falling in love by turning her heart to ice. She then becomes the Ice Queen and creates a frozen kingdom when she discovers she can conjure ice and snow at will. The sisters wage war against each other, while the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) attempts to stop them. Also with Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, Rob Brydon and Jessica Chastain. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. [2:05 - PG-13]

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The Jungle Book - 1.4.1

Raised in India by a wolf pack, a young boy (Neel Sethi) leaves his jungle home when an evil tiger (voiced by Idris Elba) threatens to kill him. An authoritarian panther (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and a funny bear (voiced by Bill Murray) help the boy navigate the jungle as he encounters a hungry python, a gangster ape and destruction caused by humans. Also with the voices of Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken. Directed by Jon Favreau. [1:50 - PG]

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Barbershop: The Next Cut - 4.4.5

After more than a decade the South Side Chicago barbershop is now a unisex salon with both men (Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer) and women (Nikki Minaj, Regina Hall and Eve) employees. The men and women stylists argue good naturedly, but decide to work together to stop the rising violence in their neighborhood. Also with Anthony Anderson, JB Smoove and Common. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. [1:52 - PG-13]

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Midnight Special - 0.5.2

A man (Michael Shannon) kidnaps his young son (Jaeden Lieberher) from a commune and makes his way across the country while being trailed by the FBI, the NSA and commune henchmen. Also with Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard and Paul Sparks. Directed by Jeff Nichols. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish without translation. [1:52 - PG-13]

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Miles Ahead - 6.6.10

A look at the tumultuous period in the late 1970s when jazz legend and musical genius Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) all but disappeared from the music world. For 5 years he suffered from physical and emotional pain and drug abuse but then returned to accolades. Also with Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Keith Stanfield, Christina Karis, Austin Lyon, Nina Smilow, Joshua Jessen and Theron Brown. Directed by Don Cheadle. [1:40 - R]

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Criminal - 2.7.9

After a CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) is murdered, his memories are transplanted into another man's brain in order to extract sensitive details about a criminal plot. The difficulties begin when the man (Kevin Costner) chosen to receive the memories is a murderous psychopath on death row. Also with Gal Gadot, Alice Eve, Antje Traue, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Scott Adkins and Michael Pitt. Directed by Ariel Vromen. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in foreign languages with English subtitles. [1:53 - R]

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The Boss - 5.5.9

A rich woman (Melissa McCarthy) rules the business world, until she is convicted for insider trading and sentenced to four months in prison. After her release, she is bankrupt, homeless and without prospects and she throws herself on the mercy of her former assistant, who's a single mom (Kristen Bell). Also with Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson, Annie Mumolo, Tyler Labine, Kristen Schaal, Margo Martindale and Kathy Bates. Directed by Ben Falcone. [1:39 - R]

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Hardcore Henry - 6.10.9

A scientist resurrects a dead man as a cybernetic super-soldier, although he has amnesia and is mute. Through his eyes we see him struggle to save his former wife (Haley Bennett) from dangerous thugs, defeat a warlord (Danila Kozlovsky) who has a bio-engineered army for world conquest and rediscover his own identity. Also with Sharlto Copley, Andrey Dementyev and Tim Roth. Directed by Ilya Naishuller. A few lines of dialogue are in Russian with English subtitles and many additional lines of Russian dialogue are not translated. [1.36 - R]

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The Invitation - 6.6.7

A man (Logan Marshall-Green) struggling with grief accepts an invitation to the home of his ex-wife and her new husband for a reunion. As the evening progresses, it becomes obvious to him that there is a sinister ulterior motive behind the invitation. Also with Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aiden Lovekamp, Michelle Krusiec, Mike Doyle, Jordi Vilasuso, Jay Larson, Marieh Delfino, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Lindsay Burdge and John Carroll Lynch. Directed by Karyn Kusama. [1:40 - NR]

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Demolition - 3.5.8

A successful investment banker (Jake Gyllenhaal) questions his marriage and his life after his wife is killed in an automobile accident. His behavior becomes increasingly odd as he writes confessional letters to a vending machine rep and starts to demolish anything that upsets him, from appliances to a house. Also with Naomi Watts, Heather Lind, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis and Polly Draper. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. [1:40 - R]

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Meet the Blacks - 5.6.10

When a family steals a million dollars in drug money, the dad (Mike Epps) moves them from Chicago to Beverly Hills, unwittingly just in time for the annual Purge Night. Their Chicago creditors come to hunt them down during the 12-hour crime spree in which lawbreaking of all kinds is allowed for one night. Also with Gary Owen, Zulay Henao, Mike Tyson, George Lopez, Lil Duval and Bresha Webb. Directed by Deon Taylor. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish without subtitles or translation [1:33 - R]

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Eye in the Sky - 1.6.5

With eyes on several of the most wanted terrorists planning to unleash suicide bombers, the decision must be made on how much collateral damage can be tolerated in the war on terrorism. With Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Bob Chappell, Alex Gallafent, Babou Ceesay, Carl Beukes, Kate Liquorish and Aisha Takow. Directed by Gavin Hood. Several lines of dialogue are in Swahili, Somali and Arabic with English subtitles. [1:42 - R]

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God's Not Dead 2 - 1.3.1

A student (Hayley Orrantia) asks a question in her high school history class about Jesus Christ, her teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) cites biblical scripture, and a civil liberties lawyer persuades the student's parents to sue the teacher to prove that there is no historical evidence for the existence of Jesus. Also with Jesse Metcalfe, Fred Thompson, Robin Givens, Ray Wise, Ernie Hudson, Marlene Robertson and the Newsboys. Directed by Harold Cronk. Several lines of dialogue are in Chinese with English subtitles. [2:01 - PG]

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - 4.3.2

In this sequel a Greek-American woman (Nia Vardalos) and her husband (John Corbett) are burning out on married life as they struggle with their teen daughter's (Elena Kampouris) demands for independence. The woman's aging parents and large extended family add annoyance but a shocking revelation creates a need for cooperation. Also with Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Alex Wolff, Joey Fatone, Gia Carides and Louis Mandylor. Directed by Kirk Jones. A few lines of dialogue are in Greek with English subtitles and several lines of dialogue are in Greek without translation. [1:34 - PG-13]

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I Saw the Light - 6.3.5

The story of the successful, and tragically short, singing and songwriting career of Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston) who suffered from spina bifida and died at the age of 29. Also with Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, Cherry Jones, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt, David Krumholtz, Josh Pais, Wes Langlois, Joshua Brady, Casey Bond, Michael Rinne and Will Beinbrink. Directed by Marc Abraham. [2:03 - PG-13]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - 3.6.3

Superman (Henry Cavill) considers Batman (Ben Affleck) to be nothing more than a violent vigilante and Batman considers Superman's almost unlimited powers to be a threat to humanity. Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) takes advantage of their mutual antipathy and with a little kryptonite tries to get them to destroy each other. Also with Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Gal Gadot, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter. Directed by Zack Snyder. [2:33 - PG-13]

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 1 - 2.5.4

In this second sequel in the trilogy about a future where everyone is a member of a genetically-produced faction, rebellious teens (Shailene Woodley and Theo James) lead a small group to escape the wall that surrounds Chicago. Once outside, they learn shocking truths while not knowing who to trust. Also with Jeff Daniels, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Daniel Dae Kim, Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts. Directed by Robert Schwentke. [2:00 - PG-13]

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The Bronze - 7.3.10

An American gymnast (Melissa Rauch) ruptures her Achilles tendon in the 2004 Olympics, but wins bronze with her parallel bars routine. However, her endorsements eventually run out and her life in her father's (Gary Cole) basement is uneventful. When her old coach is found dead, a suicide note promises the ex-star $500,000 to train a local rising gymnast (Haley Lu Richardson). Also with Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Cecily Strong, Dale Raoul and Michael Shamus Wiles. Directed by Bryan Buckley. [1:48 - R]

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Miracles from Heaven - 2.3.1

A young girl living in Texas with her family is seemingly perfectly healthy and happy until she begins to get sicker and sicker and no one can figure out what is wrong with her. Then her mother takes a bold step that she hopes will turn things around and save her daughter and her family. Also with John Carroll Lynch, Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Brighton Sharbino, Courtney Fansler, Queen Latifah and Eugenio Derbez. Directed by Patricia Riggen. [1:49 - PG]

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The Young Messiah - 2.6.2

Seven-year-old Jesus bar-Joseph (Adam Greaves-Neal) and his parents (Sara Lazzaro and Vincent Walsh) return to Nazareth after their long exile to Egypt. From the child's viewpoint, the future Messiah learns more about family secrets and his divine purpose. Also with Sean Bean, Vincent Walsh, Johnathan Bailey, David Bradley, David Burke and Lee Boardman. Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. Two religious songs are sung in a Middle Eastern language without subtitles. [1:51 - PG-13]

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The Brothers Grimsby - 9.7.6

An undercover operative (Mark Strong) separated from his brother (Sacha Baron Cohen) when they were young is reunited with him and together they try to thwart the efforts of an evil adversary. Also with Rebel Wilson, Freddie Crowder, Jon-Jon Lockwood, Claudia Adshead, Shaun Thomas, Lex Shrapnel and Isla Fisher. Directed by Louis Leterrier. [1:23 - R]

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny - 3.7.0

Sequel to the 2000 film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon": After the death of her lover, a legendary warrior (Michelle Yeoh) comes out of retirement in order to keep the powerful Green Destiny sword from an ambitious warlord. Several warriors, including a master swordsman (Donnie Yen) who was believed to be dead, join her mission. Also with Harry Shum Jr., Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jason Scott Lee, Eugenia Yuan, Roger Yuan, Juju Chan, Chris Pang, Woon Young Park, Darryl Quon, Veronica Ngo and Shuya Chang. Directed by Woo-Ping Yuen. [1:36 - PG-13]

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10 Cloverfield Lane - 2.6.5

After leaving her boyfriend and surviving a car accident, a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up in a concrete block basement. She believes she was abducted by an unhinged survivalist (John Goodman) but he insists that he saved her life when the outside world was destroyed by a chemical or nuclear attack. Uncertain and afraid, she plans to escape, no matter what she will face outside. Also with John Gallagher, Jr., Mat Vairo, Cindy Hogan and Jamie Clay. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg. [1:45 - PG-13]

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - 6.7.10

Based on true events: a cable news reporter (Tina Fey) takes an assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2003 and she discovers a dust-filled war zone full of competing reporters, wild parties, chauvinism and chaos. A British journalist (Margot Robbie) and a Scottish photographer (Martin Freeman) become her friends, while an Afghan warlord tries to woo her. Also with Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun and Sheila Vand. Directed by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Several lines of dialogues are in Afghan dialects with and without English subtitles. [1:51 - R]

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Zootopia - 1.3.2

Zootopia is a multicultural mammal community with 12 climate zones, where prey and predators live together in peace. A female bunny (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit on the police force, but encounters discrimination and bullying. Obstructed by her boss (voiced by Idris Elba), she works with a sly fox (voiced by Jason Bateman) who can be a creative problem solver. Also with the voices of Shakira, JK Simmons, Jenny Slate and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore & Jared Bush. [1:48 - PG]

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London Has Fallen - 1.8.8

In this sequel to "Olympus Has Fallen" the British Prime Minister has died and many heads of state attend his funeral. Terrorists destroy all of London's landmarks and threaten the America President and only four people can stop the pending apocalypse: the POTUS, (Aaron Eckhart), his VP (Morgan Freeman), the head of the Secret Service (Gerard Butler) and a British MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley). Also with Alon Moni Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo and Radha Mitchell. Directed by Babak Najafi. Several lines of dialogue are in Japanese, Italian and French with English subtitles. [1:40 - R]

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Triple 9 - 7.8.10

Several current and former corrupt police officers (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul and Clifton Collins Jr.) operate together to pull off robberies for a Russian mob boss and his ruthless wife (Kate Winslet). Needing extra time for one robbery they decide to cause a "Triple 9," which is police code for an officer down; they plan to kill their leader's new partner (Casey Affleck). Also with Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Ang. Directed by John Hillcoat. [1:55 - R]

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Eddie the Eagle - 3.4.3

Inspired by actual events: A boy (Tom Costello Jr.) in a knee brace is determined to become an Olympic athlete, against his father's (Keith Allen) objections. As an adult (Taron Egerton) he plans to represent Great Britain in the ski jump at the 1988 Winter Olympics, but must train without financial support or the approval of the British Olympic Committee. Also with Hugh Jackman, Iris Berben, Christopher Walken and Jo Hartley. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. Some lines of dialogue are in Finnish, German and Norwegian with English subtitles. [1:45 - PG-13]

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Gods of Egypt - 5.6.3

The Egyptian god of darkness (Gerard Butler) kills his father, blinds his brother (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and takes Egypt's throne, throwing the empire into an epic war. A mortal woman (Courtney Eaton) dies, but her lover (Brenton Thwaites) is determined to fight the god of darkness and bring the woman back from death. Also with Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Rufus Sewell and Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Alex Proyas. [2:07 - PG-13]

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Race - 2.3.4

The story of Jesse Owens and the lead up to his record breaking gold metal victories at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. He was confronted with segregation and racism stateside as well as Nazi notions of Aryan racial superiority in Germany. Also with Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton, Carice van Houten, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, David Kross, Shamier Anderson and Jonathan Higgins. Directed by Stephen Hopkins. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in German with translation and subtitles in English. [2:14 - PG-13]

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Risen - 2.5.1

A Roman tribune (Joseph Fiennes) in Judea is disturbed when tasked with solving the disappearance of Yeshua's (Cliff Curtis) body from its tomb. Accompanied by his aide (Tom Felton) he must find a corpse and quell an uprising based on rumors of a risen Jewish Messiah. What he sees in his 40-day assignment makes him question his beliefs in the Roman gods. Also with Peter Firth, Stewart Scudamore, Maria Botto and Misha Boyko. Directed by Kevin Reynolds. [1:47 - PG-13]

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The Witch - 5.7.3

A Puritan farmer (Ralph Ineson), his pregnant wife (Kate Dickie) and their four children are banished from a New England settlement in 1630. When their newborn vanishes from their isolated farm, the mentally unstable mother blames her oldest daughter (Anya Taylor-Joy), who was playing peek-a-boo with the infant at the time of the disappearance. Two other children (Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson) accuse their sister of witchcraft, while they themselves make bargains with evil entities. Also with Bathsheba Garnett and Harvey Scrimshaw. Directed by Robert Eggers. [1:30 - R]

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Deadpool - 8.8.10

Stricken with cancer after being dishonorably discharged from special ops, a man (Ryan Reynolds) undergoes an experimental medical cure that's actually a procedure designed to create mutant soldiers. Endowed with super agility and accelerated healing powers but also horribly scarred, he goes after the madman (Ed Skrein) responsible for his plight. Also with Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano and Brianna Hildebrand. Directed by Tim Miller. [1:45 - R]

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Zoolander 2 - 6.6.5

In this sequel the Interpol Fashion Police recruits two former male models (Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) to stop the worldwide assassination of top celebrities. The two recruits re-enter a changed and confusing world of high fashion to investigate, while their former rival (Will Ferrell) escapes from fashion prison and seeks revenge. Also with Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen. Directed by Ben Stiller. [1:42 - PG-13]

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How to be Single - 7.3.6

Four women (Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann) and several men navigate the confusing pathways of friendship, drinking, sex and love in New York City. Also with Anders Holm, Jake Lacey, Nicholas Braun, Jason Mantzoukas and Damon Wayans, Jr. Directed by Christian Ditter. [1:50 - R]

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Where to Invade Next - 6.4.5

Documentarian Michael Moore visits several countries (Italy, Finland, France, Slovenia, Tunisia and Iceland) and finds out that they have solved problems we continue to struggle with in the US. He suggests that we steal their ideas on education, prison reform, drugs, and bank management. With Krista Kiuru and Tim Walker. Directed by Michael Moore. Some dialogue is in Italian with English subtitles. [1:50 - R]

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - 2.6.2

In this re-imagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," 19th century London endures a zombie apocalypse: A woman (Lily James) fighting zombies with kung fu and Chinese weapons must join forces with a snobbish colonel (Sam Reilly), although some of their allies are not what they seem. Also with Matt Smith, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Suki Waterhouse, Sally Phillips, Douglas Booth and Jack Huston. Directed by Burr Steers. Some lines of dialogue are in Japanese and Chinese with English subtitles. [1:40 - PG-13]

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Hail, Caesar! - 3.3.4

The story of a Hollywood "fixer" (Josh Brolin) during the 1950s whose job it is to keep the celebrities who star in his studio's films in check and out of trouble. Also with George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio and Heather Goldenhersh. Directed by Ethan & Joel Coen. [1:46 - PG-13]

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The Choice - 4.4.4

A self-styled North Carolina playboy (Benjamin Walker) falls in love with a medical student (Teresa Palmer) when she becomes his neighbor but after a car crash becomes comatose. He must decide whether to hope and wait or allow her to pass away. Also with Maggie Grace, Alexandria Daddario, Tom Welling and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Ross Katz. [1:49 - PG-13]

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