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The Eyes of My Mother - 6.8.0

A black and white film about a young woman (Kika Magalhaes) left alone in an isolated farm to face the torment of her loneliness. Also with Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond, Will Brill, Joey Curtis-Green and Flora Diaz. Directed by Nicolas Pesce. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Portuguese with English subtitles. [1:16 - R]

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Incarnate - 1.5.5

A scientist with powers to heal the mind (Aaron Eckhart) answers a distress call from the Vatican, and ends up entering the subconscious of a young boy (David Mazouz), who is possessed by a demon that levels ferocity at the scientist from a long-held grudge. Also with Catalina Moreno, Mark Henry and Carise van Houten. Directed by Brad Peyton. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in an unknown language by a demon-possessed boy and a woman, with some lines accompanied by English subtitles. [1:31 - PG-13]

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Jackie - 2.5.5

After the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) must face her grief while maintaining the decorum of being First Lady and the compassion of being a mother to her two young children. Also with Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant, Caspar Phillipson, Beth Grant, John Carroll Lynch and Max Casella. Directed by Pablo Larraín. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Spanish with English subtitles. [1:39 - R]

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Miss Sloane - 5.3.6

A high-powered lobbyist (Jessica Chastain) is sought after to make the case against a firearms bill but her conscience won't allow it. When she takes the other side in the public battle, she becomes a pawn in the process of establishing or rejecting gun safety rules. Also with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark Strong, Jake Lacy, Alison Pill, Sam Waterston, Ennis Esmer and Douglas Smith. Directed by John Madden. [2:12 - R]

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Allied - 6.7.6

In 1942 a Canadian intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) falls in love with and marries a French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard). He then learns that his wife may be a covert agent for the Axis Powers and he must execute her. Unconvinced, he begins his own high risk investigation. Also with Lizzy Caplan, Jared Harris and Matthew Goode. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Many lines of dialogue are in French with English subtitles and a few lines of dialogue in French and German are not translated. [1:57 - R]

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Rules Don't Apply - 5.2.5

In 1958 a starlet (Lily Collins) and a chauffeur (Alden Ehrenreich) begin a romance that is frowned upon by their religious denominations and forbidden by the rules of their employer, the reclusive and peculiar billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty). Also with Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Warren Beatty. [2:06 - PG-13]

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Bad Santa 2 - 8.5.10

Sequel to the 2003 film: Still on a perpetual bender, the foul-mouthed, sex-obsessed, Santa suit-wearing delinquent (Billy Bob Thornton) is persuaded to join his sidekick (Tony Cox) who has just been released from jail. Together they plan a sure-thing job that also brings him back in contact with his estranged mother (Kathy Bates). Also with Christina Hendricks, Brett Kelly and Ryan Hansen. Directed by Mark Waters. [1:32 - R]

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Moana - 1.3.1

Animated tale of a girl (voiced by Auli'i Cravalho) destined to lead the people of her small Polynesian island. She is drawn to the sea and when her people's survival is threatened she takes to the water to find help. Also with the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker & Chris Williams. [1:53 - PG]

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Bleed for This - 6.6.9

Based on a true story: a boxer known as "The Pazmanian Devil" (Miles Teller) wins two world championship titles, but nearly dies in a massive automobile accident. Left with a broken neck, he goes against doctor's orders and works tirelessly with a well-known trainer (Aaron Eckhart) for a comeback bout. Also with Katey Sagal, Ciaran Hinds, Christine Evangelista, Ted Levine and Amanda Clayton. Directed by Ben Younger. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish with no translation and a man translates at a press conference for two boxers. [1:57 - R]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 2.4.2

A British wizard (Eddie Redmayne) comes to America to seek out magical beasts and catalogue them into a textbook that will teach wizards to protect the animals. While doing so, he must confront bureaucrats, a society for the destruction of witches, and an evil sorcerer (Colin Farrell). Also with Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Johnny Depp. Directed by David Yates. [2:13 - PG-13]en and Tzi Ma. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. [1:57 - PG-13]

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Nocturnal Animals - 7.8.10

An art dealer (Amy Adams) receives a novel manuscript from her ex-husband and watches her own life unravel while reading the distressing story. Also with Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo, Laura Linney and Michael Sheen. Directed by Tom Ford. [1:57 - R]

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The Edge of Seventeen - 5.3.6

A teenage girl (Hailee Steinfeld) struggles with being a teenager, having no friends, the death of her father and her brother's apparent perpetual success. Also with Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, Hayden Szeto, Alexander Calvert and Eric Keenleyside. Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. [1:44 - R]

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20th Century Women - 6.3.5

Set in the late 1970s in Santa Barbara, California, the single mother (Annette Bening) of a teenage boy struggles with how to raise him to be a good man while also trying to deal with her relationships. Also with Elle Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Laura Wiggins, Billy Crudup and Greta Gerwig. Directed by Mike Mills. [1:58 - R]

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Manchester by the Sea - 6.5.10

A man (Casey Affleck) moves away from his home town and works as a janitor after a tragic accident. But when his brother dies, he returns to sort out the man's affairs and care for his teenage son. Also with Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Liam McNeill, C.J. Wilson and Heather Burns. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan. [2:17 - R]

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Arrival - 1.3.5

UFOs land in 12 nations around the world and the US Army uses a linguist to attempt to decipher the language of the seven-legged alien visitors. As governments of the remaining nations cut communications with America, the linguist and a scientist (Jeremy Renner) study the alien language to prevent global destruction, and encounter a unique perspective regarding time. Also with Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O'Brien and Tzi Ma. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. [1:57 - PG-13]

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Almost Christmas - 3.3.4

An aging widower (Danny Glover) invites his four adult children and in-laws for Christmas to celebrate the memory of his wife. He hopes that his daughters (Gabrielle Union and Kimberly Elise) and sons (Romany Malco and Jessie T. Usher) will spend five days together without drama, but arguments begin immediately. Also with Omar Epps, John Michael Higgins, Mo'Nique, Nicole Ari Parker and J. B. Smoove. Directed by David E. Talbert. [1:52 - PG-13]

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Trolls - 2.3.2

Animated feature about a happy Troll princess (voiced by Anna Kendrick) that convinces a grouchy survivalist (voiced by Justin Timberlake) to help save their people from the giant Bergens, who eat Trolls once a year in order to absorb their happiness. Also with Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Cleese, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, James Corden and Gwen Stefani. Directed by Mike Mitchell & Walt Dohrn. [1:32 - PG]

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Hacksaw Ridge - 4.9.4

Based on true events: During WWII a conscientious objector (Andrew Garfield) enlists in the US Army but suffers condemnation from other recruits and recriminations from his commanding officers. Finally cleared to serve as a medic in Okinawa, he works alone to save 75 wounded men, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor and three Purple Hearts, without ever using a weapon. Also with Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer and Rachel Griffiths. Directed by Mel Gibson. [2:18 - R]

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Dr. Strange - 1.5.3

An arrogant, successful neurosurgeon (Benedict Cumberbatch) loses the use of his hands in an automobile accident. Becoming despondent, he stumbles onto the ways of a group of wizards and struggles with accepting a new role as a champion against dark forces in multiple universes. Also with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Directed by Scott Derrickson. [1:55 - PG-13]

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Inferno - 2.6.5

The third entry in the Dan Brown "Da Vinci Code" series: A prominent symbologist (Tom Hanks) finds himself in a hospital after an accident that has left him with memory loss. Reconstructing the past with flashbacks and a series of clues left by a dead man, he tries to solve an intricate life-threatening puzzle. Also with Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, Ana Ularu and Ida Darvish. Directed by Ron Howard. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in a foreign language with English subtitles. [2:01 - PG-13]

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Ouija: Origin of Evil - 1.6.3

Set in 1967, a widow and her two daughters try to make ends meet by performing séances and communicating with their clients' dead relatives. It all seems innocent enough until a Ouija board is used and a dark presence invades their lives. With Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Henry Thomas, Parker Mack, Doug Jones, Chelsea Gonzalez, Lincoln Melcher, Nicholas Keenan and Michael Weaver. Directed by Mike Flanagan. [1:39 - PG-13]

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - 3.6.4

A former military police investigator (Tom Cruise) visits his old army base to see the new commander (Cobie Smulders). Upon arrival, he finds her in the brig for treason and then he's charged with two murders and a paternity suit. He determines to discover who and what is behind the conspiracy. Also with Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh and Holt McCallany. Directed by Edward Zwick. [1:58 - PG-13]

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Keeping Up with the Joneses - 5.5.5

New neighbors (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) in an Atlanta cul-de-sac bring intrigue when they are suspected of not being what they claim, and an otherwise ordinary couple (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) becomes embroiled in international espionage. Also with Patton Oswalt, Ming Zhao, Matt Walsh, Maribeth Monroe, Michael Liu and Kevin Dunn. Directed by Greg Mottola. A few lines of dialogue are in foreign languages with no subtitles but a character translates (presumably correctly). [1:45 - PG-13]

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Moonlight - 6.5.7

We watch a young boy grow to manhood while struggling with the difficulties of his mother's drug addiction, his own sexuality and loneliness in a rough neighborhood in Miami. With Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Jaden Piner, Ashton Sanders, Edson Jean and Patrick Decile. Directed by Barry Jenkins. A song is played in Spanish with no subtitles. [1:50 - R]

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Max Steel - 1.5.4

A teenager (Ben Winchell) discovers that he can emit waves of tachyon energy, but cannot control them until a quirky extraterrestrial (voiced by Josh Brener) asks to link their skills and channel the energy to save lives. When joined, they become an incredible superhero who must confront a mad scientist (Andy Garcia) and super-villains from a far off galaxy. Also with Maria Bello, Ana Villafane and Mike Doyle. Directed by Stewart Hendler. [1:32 - PG-13]

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Priceless - 4.5.1

Based on true events: a widower (Joel Smallbone) in financial straits accepts a shady job, hoping to regain custody of his daughter, and he ends up driving a truck across the country with unknown cargo. When he discovers that he is delivering two women, he is disturbed and with the help of a motel owner (David Koechner) he attempts to shut down a prostitution ring. Also with Bianca Santos, Amber Midthunder, Jim Parrack, Sarah Minnich, Jodi Lynn Thomas and Travis Hammer. Directed by Ben Smallbone. Several lines of dialogue are in Spanish and some of them are accompanied by English subtitles. [1:38 - PG-13]

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Boo! A Madea Halloween - 4.5.5

In this sequel Madea (Tyler Perry) spends Halloween keeping track of her teenage granddaughter (Diamond White) and a nearby fraternity that is going overboard with Halloween activities. Madea and her friends become embroiled in chaos when she confronts fraternity brothers, zombies and killer clowns after her granddaughter sneaks out of the house. Also with Bella Thorne, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Andre Hall and Yousef Erakat. Directed by Tyler Perry. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish and Chinese with no translation or subtitles. [1:43 - PG-13]

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Kevin Hart: What Now? - 4.5.10

A movie version of Kevin Hart's performance at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA, with the addition of cinematic extras. Also with Hale Berry, Don Cheadle and David Meunier. Directed by Leslie Small & Tim Story. A couple of lines of dialogue are spoken in Russian with English subtitles. [1:36 - R]

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The Accountant - 1.7.7

A boy with autism and uncanny math skills grows up to become a forensic accountant (Ben Affleck). His chief clients are major crime families, but he takes on a legitimate case for a robotics company and when he finds massive embezzlement people begin dying at the hands of hired assassins while the FBI is unable to stop the murders. Also with Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, J.K. Simmons and John Lithgow. Directed by Gavin O'Connor. A few lines of dialogue are in a foreign language and accompanied by English subtitles. [2:08 - R]

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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life - 2.3.3

A middle school student (Griffin Gluck) enjoys an expansive imagination and dislikes authority figures. When he attends a school where he is expected to follow a massive list of rules, trouble begins. With a friend (Thomas Barbusca) he plots pranks against the uptight principal (Andy Daly) in order to annoy him and impress a female classmate (Isabela Moner). Also with Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Adam Pally and Retta. Directed by Steve Carr. A few phrases are spoken in Spanish without translation. [1:32 - PG]

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American Honey - 9.4.10

A teenage girl (Sasha Lane) desperate to separate herself from her dysfunctional life runs away with a traveling magazine sales group and learns life changing lessons. Also with Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice, Veronica Ezell, Chad Cox, Garry Howell, Kenneth Kory Tucker, Raymond Coalson, Isaiah Stone, Dakota Powers, Shawna Rae Moseley and Chris Wright. Directed by Andrea Arnold. [2:43 - R]

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The Girl on the Train - 8.6.9

An alcoholic divorcée (Emily Blunt) insinuates herself into the life of her abusive ex-husband (Justin Theroux), his current wife (Rebecca Ferguson), their nanny (Haley Bennett) and the nanny's husband (Luke Evans), all of whom she watches obsessively from the window of her daily commuter train. Then the nanny goes missing, and it's not clear who's a witness to murder or actually a murderer. Also with Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudos and Laura Prepon. Directed by Tate Taylor. [1:52 - R]

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Masterminds - 3.4.5

Based on actual events: In 1997 a bored armored car driver (Zach Galifianakis) lets a crush on a colleague (Kristen Wiig) lure him into the North Carolina "Hillbilly Heist" along with a group of dimwits under the leadership of a trailer park playboy (Owen Wilson). The police, as well as a hit man (Jason Sudeikis), go after them. Also with Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Jon Daly. Directed by Jared Hess. [1:30 - PG-13]

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - 1.5.3

After the mysterious sudden death of his grandfather (Terence Stamp), a teen boy (Asa Butterfield) follows clues that lead him to a magical estate where young people with special powers can reside. The headmistress (Eva Green) assigns him the task of protecting them from a monstrous villain (Samuel L. Jackson) and his two leagues of minions. Also with Chris O'Dowd, Judi Dench, Eva Purnell, Rupert Everett and Allison Janney. Directed by Tim Burton. [2:07 - PG-13]

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The Birth of a Nation - 5.8.3

Based on the story of Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a slave in the antebellum South who led a slave rebellion in 1831. Hundreds of slaves were murdered in retribution. Also with Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union and Penelope Ann Miller. Directed by Nate Parker. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in an African language with English subtitles. [2:00 - R]

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Deepwater Horizon - 4.7.5

Based on actual events from 2010: An electrician (Mark Wahlberg) on a major offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico must survive a massive oil and gas explosion and help his crew to safety. The rig produced the largest oil spill in global history, becoming a major controversy. Also with Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson, Ethan Suplee, Henry Frost and Jeremy Sande. Directed by Peter Berg. [1:47]

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Queen of Katwe - 2.3.1

Based on a true story: In Uganda a young girl (Madina Nalwanga) shows extraordinary chess playing skills, thought an unusual trait for girls and the poor. Encouraged and challenged to succeed by her brother and mentors, she hones her skills against chauvinistic boys, rich snobs, and international chess masters. Also with David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Kabanz and Taryn Kyaze. Directed by Mira Nair. Several lines of dialogue are in an Ugandan language with English subtitles. [2:04 - PG]

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