New Movies In Theaters (3/31)

31 March, 2017 at 6:38 am

“Ghost in the Shell” (PG-13)

Scarlett Johansson plays a cyborg in a futuristic anti-terrorist unit that hunts down terrorists who can hack into people’s minds. But as she gets deeper into her mission, she’s confronted with the fact that her whole existence is a lie.
She learns that her old life was actually STOLEN from her, and vows to find out who’s responsible and stop them from doing it to anyone else.
It’s based on a Japanese manga comic book from 1989 about a cyborg named Major who questions whether or not she still has a soul now that she’s more machine than human. It was also an anime TV series and movie in the ’90s.

“The Boss Baby” (PG)

An animated movie starring Alec Baldwin as the new baby in the house . . . who wears a suit, talks, carries a briefcase . . . and starts a fierce rivalry with his 7-year old brother. Their parents are played by Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow.

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” (PG-13)

Jessica Chastain stars in this World War II movie about a couple who were running a zoo in 1939 Poland when the Germans invaded, and then began secretly working with the Resistance to save the lives of as many people as they can in the Warsaw Ghetto.

New Movies In Theaters (3/24)

24 March, 2017 at 6:16 am

“Power Rangers” (PG-13)

Five teenagers become superheroes after they discover a hidden spaceship that gives them powers to fight off an alien threat. Bryan Cranston is their mentor Zordon, Bill Hader is the voice of his robot sidekick, and Elizabeth Banks is their main enemy.
You probably wouldn’t recognize the new rangers, except for the girls. Naomi Scott from “Terra Nova” is the Pink Ranger, and rapper Becky G is the Yellow Ranger . . . who is struggling with her sexuality in this version.
Amy Jo Johnson and Jason David Frank both scored cameos for the movie. Amy Jo played the Pink Ranger, Kimberly, and Jason played Tommy, the Green Ranger.

“Life” (R)

A sci-fi thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, and Rebecca Ferguson as scientists who are on the International Space Station when the crew brings aboard a rapidly evolving life form that caused the extinction of all other life on Mars.

“CHiPs” (R)

If you grew up watching “CHiPs” in the ’70s and ’80s, you knew it as a serious drama about two motorcycle cops named Jon Baker and Frank Poncharello, who worked for the California Highway Patrol.
Dax Shepard plays Jon Baker in the movie. He wrote and directed it too. His version is a comedy where Baker’s a rookie cop and Michael Pena is an FBI agent using the name Poncharello as his undercover identity to investigate crooked cops in the CHP.
Maya Rudolph, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Kristen Bell are also in it.
Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada played Jon and Ponch on the original show. Erik has a cameo in the remake, but Larry is hating on it pretty hard. He says Warner Brothers ruined the brand and calls it, quote, “Dumb and Dumber on motorcycles.”

New Movies In Theaters (3/10)

10 March, 2017 at 7:09 am

“Kong: Skull Island” (PG-13)

Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly star in the latest “King Kong” remake, but don’t call it that. They’d rather you say it’s “a completely new original story that redefines the myth of Kong.” Whatever.
John Goodman commissions an expedition to an uncharted island to prove that monsters exist. It takes place in the ’70s, at the end of the Vietnam War, with Samuel L. Jackson leading troops who end up at war with the other monsters on the island.
The Kong in this movie is over 100 feet tall and still growing. So by the time they do the “Godzilla vs Kong ” sequel in 2020, he should be a lot bigger than what you see here.

“The Ottoman Lieutenant” (R) (Limited)

Michael Huisman from “Game of Thrones” plays an officer in the Ottoman Imperial Army who falls in love with a young American nurse during World War I. That sets off a love triangle with Josh Hartnett, the jealous doctor she came to Europe with.

“Personal Shopper” (R) (Limited)

A ghost story starring Kristen Stewart as a personal shopper to the stars . . . who’s also a spiritual medium. She’s grieving over the recent death of her twin brother, and determined to make contact with him at his Paris home.

New in Theaters (3/3/17)

3 March, 2017 at 7:01 am

“Logan” (R)

“Logan” is the first X-men movie to be rated R, and only two of the X-Men are actually in it . . . Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. It’s set in a near future where mutants are all but extinct, and Logan is hiding out near the Mexican border with Professor X.
When a girl shows up with powers that are strikingly similar to his, Wolverine becomes her reluctant guardian, protecting her from mutant hunters led by “Narcos” star Boyd Holbrook. The mini-Wolverine is played by a kid named Dafne Keen.
This is Hugh Jackman’s ninth time playing Wolverine over the past 17 years. He says this is his last time wearing the claws, and Patrick Stewart recently confirmed that this would also be his last time playing Professor X.

“The Shack” (PG-13)

Sam Worthington is a grieving father trying to cope with the loss of his daughter. He then receives a mysterious letter telling him to visit the shack where she was murdered.
And while he’s there he has a spiritual encounter with the Holy Trinity, which is led by Octavia Spencer as the Heavenly Father. Tim McGraw is also in it as his best friend. And the movie features his duet with Faith Hill on the song “Keep Your Eyes on Me”.

“Before I Fall” (PG-13)

Zoey Deutch plays a chick who relives the day of her death over and over again until she gets the day right by breaking free of the mean girl clique and ending the cycle of bullying she’d participated in. Jennifer Beals plays her mom.
You know Zoey from “Dirty Grandpa” and “Vampire Academy”. She’s also the daughter of “Back to the Future” star Lea Thompson.

New Movies In Theaters (2/24)

24 February, 2017 at 7:12 am

“Get Out” (R)

A horror thriller that stars British actor Daniel Kaluuya as an African-American who visits his white girlfriend’s secluded family estate to meet her parents for the first time. He’s then shocked to discover there’s a much more sinister reason for the invitation.
The mom’s a psychiatrist who “innocently” offers to hypnotize him to help him stop smoking, but the few black people he meets have no sense of their own culture and it soon becomes obvious to him that they’re struggling under some kind of mind control.
Allison Williams from “Girls” plays his girlfriend, and her malevolent parents are played by Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener.

“Collide” (PG-13)

After a heist goes bad, Nicolas Hoult is on the run and trying to save his girlfriend from the threats of a mob boss played by Anthony Hopkins.
Felicity Jones from “Rogue One” is his girlfriend, and Ben Kingsley is also in it as a shady drug dealer Nicolas turns to for help.

“Rock Dog” (PG)

An animated movie starring Luke Wilson as a dog who discovers music for the first time and leaves his remote mountain home to become a rock star.
J.K. Simmons is his disapproving father, Eddie Izzard is his musical mentor, and Lewis Black is a wolf trying to take down a bunch of sheep the dogs are guarding.

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New Music In Theaters (2/17)

17 February, 2017 at 7:11 am

“The Great Wall” (PG-13)

Matt Damon goes to China looking for the secret of black powder and stumbles across a war against dragon-like creatures that rise up every 60 years to feed on people.
It’s directed by the guy who did “House of Flying Daggers”. Pedro Pascal from “Game of Thrones” is a fellow mercenary who helps Matt fight the creatures, and William Dafoe is a white guy already being held prisoner by the Wall’s guardians.
Their sexy Chinese co-star Jing Tian is just starting to make a name for herself here. She’ll also be in next month’s “Kong: Skull Island” and next year’s “Pacific Rim” sequel.

“Fist Fight” (R)

It’s teacher on teacher violence in this comedy where Ice Cube challenges Charlie Day from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to a fight after he rats Cube out to the principal to try to save his own job from budget cuts.
Dean Norris from “Breaking Bad” is the principal. Christina Hendricks is a hot French teacher, Jillian Bell from “Workaholics” plays a meth head guidance counselor and, and Tracy Morgan is the football coach in is his first movie since his accident.

“A Cure for Wellness” (R)

Dane DeHaan plays a young executive sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious “wellness center” in the Swiss Alps. But when he tries to leave, he’s in a car accident that leaves him trapped as an involuntary patient at the clinic with a broken leg.
Jason Isaacs from the “Harry Potter” movies is the sinister doctor running the place.
You’d remember Dane as Harry Osborn in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, or as the heroic roadie from “Metallica Through the Never”.

“American Fable”

The Movie is set during the farm crisis of the 1980s. A young girl is jolted out of her fantasy world when she discovers that her family is holding a rich guy captive in their silo. He’s played by Richard Schiff from “The West Wing”.


This stars Riley Keough as a mom who’s neglected by her husband and takes a trip where she grows extremely close to her best friend, Jena Malone.


A horror anthology of four short films directed by women.

New Movies In Theaters (2/10)

10 February, 2017 at 7:15 am

“Fifty Shades Darker” (R)

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are back as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. They split up at the end of the last movie, but he talks her into getting back together, renegotiates their relationship contract . . . and even proposes . . . between their many, many sex scenes, of course.
Rita Ora is in it as Christian’s sister, Mia Grey, Kim Basinger is the woman who taught him to be a man, and Bella Heathcote is a former submissive who stalks Ana.

“John Wick: Chapter Two” (R)

In this one, John Wick’s forced out of retirement by someone who wants him to eliminate one of the leaders of an international assassins’ guild.
Keanu Reeves returns as John Wick. Common and Ruby Rose are two of the assassins trying to kill him, and Laurence Fishburne is a crime lord Keanu turns to for help. Ian McShane and John Leguizamo are also back from the first movie.

“The LEGO Batman Movie” (PG)

Will Arnett is back as Batman, who sets off a world of chaos after hurting the Joker’s feelings by saying he’s not his #1 nemesis. Zach Galifianakis is the Joker.
The rest of the villains include Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Conan O’Brien as the Riddler, Billy Dee Williams as Two Face, and Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn.
And the rest of the heroes include Channing Tatum as Superman, Jonah Hill as Green Lantern, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, and Michael Cera as Robin.

New Movies In Theaters (2/3)

3 February, 2017 at 7:18 am

“The Space Between Us” (PG-13)

Asa Butterfield from “Ender’s Game” is the first human born on Mars. He comes to Earth for the first time and romances Britt Robertson, a girl he’s been video chatting with from space.
Unfortunately, his organs can’t handle our atmosphere, so he doesn’t have a lot of time to find the dad he never knew and experience everything else he’s been missing.
Carla Gugino plays the astronaut who raises him after his mom dies in childbirth, and Gary Oldman is the billionaire who owns the company that colonized Mars.

“Rings” (PG-13)

The third movie in “The Ring” series reveals more about the origins of Samara, but it’s not getting very good reviews. Matilda Lutz plays a chick who’s worried about her boyfriend’s interest in a videotape that kills people seven days after they watch it.
So she sacrifices herself to save him and discovers there’s a “movie within the movie” no one’s ever seen before. Johnny Galecki and Vincent D’Onofrio are in it too.

“Wheeler” (PG) (Limited)

Stephen Dorff plays an aspiring country singer trying to make it in Nashville. It’s filmed to look like a documentary, with Stephen infiltrating the Nashville music scene by wearing prosthetic make-up so people wouldn’t recognized him when he performed.
Dorff co-wrote the movie, helped compose the music, and co-wrote the lead single. It’s a song called “Pour Me Out Of This Town”, which his brother Andrew helped him write before he passed away in December. Kris Kristofferson is in it too, as himself.

“The Comedian” (R) (Limited)

Robert DeNiro is sentenced to 100 hours of community service after assaulting someone in his dwindling audience. That’s where he meets Leslie Mann, who inspires him to revitalize his comedy career.
Danny DeVito plays his brother. It also includes cameos by Billy Crystal, Gilbert Gottfried, Brett Butler, and Jimmie Walker.

“I Am Not Your Negro” (PG) (Limited)

A documentary that breathes new life into an unfinished book by civil rights activist James Baldwin. He was writing about the assassinations of his friends, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and civil rights leader Medgar Evans, when he died in 1987.
It’s nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar against “OJ: Made in America” and “13th”, which is about the 13th Amendment . . . the one that abolished slavery.
Samuel L. Jackson narrates from the book, and they show a lot of archive footage from Baldwin’s own speeches and TV appearances.

“Eloise” (R) Trailer (Limited)

Chace Crawford breaks into an abandoned insane asylum with three of his friends to look for a death certificate that will help him get a large inheritance. Too bad the place is haunted. Eliza Dushku and Brandon T. Jackson are also in it.

New Movies In Theaters (1/27)

27 January, 2017 at 7:06 am

“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (R)

Milla Jovovich is back as Alice for the sixth movie in the series. She returns to the hive in Raccoon City to deploy an airborne antivirus that can supposedly destroy the T-virus.
Iain Glen from “Game of Thrones” returns as the main villain, Dr. Isaacs . . . Ali Larter is back as Claire Redfield . . . and Ruby Rose from “Orange is the New Black” joins the fight as a new character.

“A Dog’s Purpose” (PG)

Josh Gad does the voice of a dog who keeps getting reincarnated and finds his way back to the same boy. K.J. Apa . . . who plays Archie on the CW’s new “Riverdale” series . . . is the boy as a teenager, and Dennis Quaid is the boy when he’s older.
Britt Robertson from “Under the Dome” is his girlfriend. And Peggy Lipton from “The Mod Squad” and “Twin Peaks” plays her when she’s older.

“Gold” (R)

Matthew McConaughey plays a guy with a struggling mining company in the ’80s who teams up with a geologist to find a gold mine in the jungles of Indonesia. They hit the motherlode and then go up against the suits on Wall Street who all want a piece of it.
Bryce Dallas Howard plays his girlfriend and Edgar Ramirez is his partner. You’d know Edgar from the “Point Break” remake, “The Girl on the Train”, and for playing Roberto Duran in the boxing movie “Hands of Stone”.

New Movies In Theaters (1/20)

20 January, 2017 at 7:17 am

“xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (PG-13)

Vin Diesel returns as extreme athlete turned government agent Xander Cage. He puts together a team to recover a device that can control every military satellite in the world.
Ruby Rose from “Orange is the New Black” is the team’s sniper, and Nina Dobrev from “The Vampire Diaries” plays the nerdy tech girl who invents all of his gadgets. Samuel L. Jackson, and martial arts ninjas Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa are also in it.

“The Founder” (PG-13)

Michael Keaton plays McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, the guy who revolutionized the fast food industry in the 1950s by franchising a new system he stumbled across at a family-owned burger operation.
The McDonald brothers are played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch . . . who played Twisty the Clown on “American Horror Story: Freak Show”. Sorry Ronald. Linda Cardellini is also in it as Kroc’s third wife.

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” (PG-13)

James McAvoy plays a guy with multiple personalities who carjacks three teenage girls. And Anya Taylor-Joy from “The Witch” and “Morgan” is the kidnap victim trying to figure out which of his two dozen personalities she can convince to let them go.

“The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” (PG)

Brett Dalton from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” plays a Hollywood actor forced to do community service at a local church. He pretends to be Christian just so he can land the part of Jesus in the church’s annual play . . . and then finds religion along the way.
The dad from “The Middle” plays Gavin’s dad . . . comedian Anjelah Johnson from “MADtv” is the pastor’s daughter directing the play . . . and rassler Shawn Michaels is a member of the congregation who teaches Gavin an important lesson.

New Movies In Theaters

13 January, 2017 at 7:20 am

“Sleepless” (R) Trailer

Jamie Foxx is a Vegas cop who steals a shipment of cocaine during a drug bust. He’s then carjacked in retaliation by thugs from a casino who kidnap his son and demand their drugs in exchange for his son’s life.
Michelle Monaghan is an Internal Affairs investigator trying to prove he’s corrupt, T.I. plays his partner, and Octavius Johnson from “Ray Donovan” is his kidnapped son.

“Monster Trucks” (PG) Trailer

Lucas Till from “MacGyver” builds a monster truck out of spare parts from scrapped cars . . . and then powers it with an ACTUAL monster. Jane Levy from “Suburgatory” is the hot chick he likes. Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon, and Rob Lowe are also in it.

“The Bye Bye Man” (PG-13) Trailer

A horror thriller about three college friends who stumble onto a story of the Bye Bye Man, an evil creature that gets inside your head and makes you commit unspeakable acts. And the only way to survive his possession is: “Don’t say it. Don’t think it.”

“Patriots Day” expands nationwide. (R) Trailer

Mark Wahlberg is a cop hunting down the Boston Marathon bombers. Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, and J.K. Simmons are also in it.

“Live By Night” expands nationwide. (R) Trailer

Ben Affleck wrote, directs, and stars as World War I vet who runs a rum operation during prohibition. Zoe Saldana, Anthony Michael Hall, Miguel, and Elle Fanning are in it too.

New Movies In Theaters (1/6)

6 January, 2017 at 7:09 am

“Underworld: Blood Wars” (R)

“Blood Wars” is the fifth movie in the “Underworld” franchise. Kate Beckinsale returns as vampire death dealer Selene, who’s being hunter by the new leader of the Lycan army, as well as the group of vampires who betrayed her.
Her vampire allies are Theo James from the “Divergent” movies and Charles Dance from “Game of Thrones” . . . who you know better as Tywin Lannister.

“Hidden Figures” opens nationwide. (PG)

Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Octavia Spencer break down racial barriers as a team of African American women doing the math to put astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1961. Jim Parsons is also in it, and Kevin Costner plays their boss.

“A Monster Calls” opens nationwide. (PG-13)

A boy gets help from a tree monster to help him cope with his mom’s terminal illness. The mom is played by Felicity Jones, his grandma is played by Sigourney Weaver, and Liam Neeson is the monster.

“Railroad Tigers” (Unrated)

Jackie Chan stars in this subtitled Asiatic comedy as a retired Chinese railroad worker who uses his knowledge of the train system to fights against the Japanese to feed his starving people during World War II.

New Movies In Theaters (12/16)

16 December, 2016 at 7:11 am

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (PG-13)

The prequel takes place just before Episode IV, “A New Hope”. Felicity Jones is a former criminal named Jyn Erso, who’s recruited by the Rebel Alliance to steal the plans to the Death Star . . . because her father is helping the Empire test it.
Diego Luna and Forest Whitaker are part of her team on the mission.
And Alan Tudyk from “Firefly” is the voice of K-2S0, an imperial security droid reprogrammed to serve the Rebellion. He filmed his part with motion capture technology, just like he did when he played the robot Sonny in “I Robot”.
And since this is set during the time of the first Death Star, you can expect to see a little Darth Vader action. James Earl Jones is back to do his voice.
Jimmy Smits is also back as Bail Organa, the adopted father of Princess Leia. He had a smaller role in the second trilogy, but you probably remember seeing him in Episodes II and III: “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”.

“Collateral Beauty” (PG-13)

Will Smith plays a father struggling with the death of a child. He copes by writing letters to the cosmos, and gets unexpected answers from Love, Death, and Time.
Ed Norton, Michael Pena, and Kate Winslet play Will’s misguided coworkers. They SET HIM UP by hiring actors to play those parts so they can catch him on film having emotionally unstable conversations and prove to the board that he’s unfit for his job.
Helen Mirren shows up as Death, R&B singer Jacob Latimore is Time, and Keira Knightley is Love. Her “Pirates of the Caribbean” costar Naomie Harris is the person Will turns to, to make sense of it all. She runs a therapy group for grieving parents.


Denzel Washington stars as a father struggling with racial tension in the 1950s, and opposing his son’s dream of becoming a football player. Viola Davis plays his wife, Mykelti Williamson is his brother, and Jovan Adepo is Denzel’s son.


Anthony Hopkins stars as a psychic the FBI asks to help catch a serial killer. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the FBI agent who asks for his help, and Colin Farrell is the guy they’re after . . . who’s also psychic and better at it than theirs.

New Movies In Theaters (12/9)

9 December, 2016 at 7:13 am

Office Christmas Party (R)

Jennifer Aniston is a CEO who wants to shut down her brother’s hard-partying branch. So when she challenges him to close a $14 million account, he throws an epic Christmas party to try to win over the client and save everyone’s jobs.
T.J. Miller plays her brother, Jason Bateman is one of his senior execs, and Courtney B. Vance is the client they need to impress.
The rest of the cast includes Olivia Munn, Rob Corddry, “SNL’s” Kate McKinnon and Vanessa Bayer, and Jillian Bell from “Workaholics”.

The Bounce Back (PG-13)

Shemar Moore from “Criminal Minds” plays a relationship expert making the talk show rounds to promote his book “The Bounce Back”. He falls for Nadine Velazquez, a talk show therapist who puts him on blast and calls him a scam artist on live TV.

La La Land

Ryan Gosling stars as a jazz musician who falls for aspiring actress Emma Stone as they struggle to get their careers off the ground.

Sugar Mountain”

Sugar Mountainis about a guy who helps fake his brother’s disappearance in the Alaskan wilderness and is then accused of killing him. Jason Momoa is a thug who’s after the missing brother and Cary Elwes is the sheriff investigating the disappearance.

New Movies In Theaters (12/2)

2 December, 2016 at 7:21 am

“Incarnate” (PG-13)

Aaron Eckhart plays a crippled scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of people who are the possessed. The Vatican recruits him to help a little boy who’s been possessed by an extremely powerful demon that’s killed their best exorcists.
Carice van Houten is also in it. You know her as the naughty red priestess Melisandre in “Game of Thrones”.

“Jackie” (R) (Limited)

Natalie Portman plays First Lady Jackie Kennedy as she struggles to hold onto her husband’s legacy in the days immediately after JFK’s assassination. A guy named Caspar Phillipson plays John F. Kennedy, and Peter Sarsgaard is Bobby Kennedy.

New Movies In Theaters (11/23)

23 November, 2016 at 7:43 am

“Moana” (PG)

16-year-old Auli’i Cravalho is Moana, a Hawaiian princess who goes on a quest across the ocean to find a shapeshifting demi-god named Maui and convince him to help save her island from monsters. The Rock plays Maui and does his own singing in the movie.
It includes songs by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Rock does one, and Jemaine Clement from “Flight of the Conchords” does another as a monstrous crab. Nicole Scherzinger is also in it as Moana’s mom.

“Allied” (R) Trailer

Brad Pitt plays an officer during World War II who’s told the French Resistance fighter he married is actually a German spy. He’s given 72 hours to prove her innocence, and ordered to execute her himself if it turns out to be true.
French actress Marion Cotillard plays his wife. There were rumors they were having an off-screen affair before Brad and Angelina broke up, but nothing ever came of that.

“Bad Santa 2” (R)

Billy Bob Thornton returns as Willie Soke, a fake Santa who plans to rip off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve with the help of his angry little sidekick. Christina Hendricks is the well-chested charity director. And Kathy Bates joins the cast as Billy Bob’s mom.

“Rules Don’t Apply” (PG-13)

Lily Collins plays an aspiring young actress under contract to Howard Hughes in the ’50s who falls in love with her driver . . . defying Hughes’ #1 rule that no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress.
Alden Ehrenreich from the upcoming Han Solo movie plays her driver, and Warren Beatty plays Howard Hughes. Beatty also directed it. The rest of the cast includes Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, and Alec Baldwin.

New Movies In Theaters (11/18)

18 November, 2016 at 7:32 am

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (PG-13)

The new “Harry Potter” spinoff is the first of five movies set in the same wizarding world.
It’s actually based off one of Harry’s textbooks from Hogwarts. You may remember that J.K. Rowling published it in 2001 to help benefit Comic Relief. It included handwritten notes from Harry on some of the entries, plus a foreword written by Albus Dumbledore.
In the movie, Eddie Redmayne plays the book’s author, Newt Scamander. He’s a wizard from the 1920s who comes to America with a magical zoo hidden in his suitcase.
Unfortunately, a non-magic user gets his hands on the suitcase and accidentally releases a lot of the creatures, which gets Newt in trouble with the American version of the Ministry of Magic . . . the Magical Congress of the United States of America.
Colin Farrell is the wizard hunting them down . . . and the two lady wizards who help Newt avoid the law so he can recapture the beasts are played by Katherine Waterston from next year’s “Alien” prequel, and A Fine Frenzy singer Alison Sudol.
The rest of the cast includes Ezra Miller from the new “Justice League” movies, Zoe Kravitz, and Ron Perlman as a goblin who owns a magic nightclub.
But, more importantly, Johnny Depp also makes a brief cameo as the dark wizard Gellert Grindelward. And that will serve as a lead-in for him appearing in the sequels.

“The Edge of Seventeen” (R)

Hailee Steinfeld plays an awkward teenager trying to come to grips with her best friend dating her brother, while desperately searching for a relationship of her own.
Woody Harrelson is a teacher she turns to for advice, Kyra Sedgwick plays her mother, and the guy who played Ryder Lynn on “Glee” is her brother.

“Bleed for This” (R)

Miles Teller plays a boxer who fought his way back to the ring after a car accident left him with a fractured neck and the prognosis that he’d never fight again. Aaron Eckhart plays his trainer. It’s based on the true story of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza.

“Officer Downe” (R)

Stars Kim Coates from “Sons of Anarchy” as a cop who keeps getting resurrected from the dead to fight crime. It’s based on a graphic novel from Image Comics, and it’s directed by Shawn Crahan from Slipknot.

“Nocturnal Animals” (R)

Stars Amy Adams as a woman immersed in a manuscript for an intense revenge novel written by her ex-husband, Jake Gyllenhaal.

“The Take” (R)

Stars Richard Madden from “Game of Thrones” as a pickpocket who’s framed as a terrorist and Idris Elba as a CIA agent who helps him clear his name. Richard Madden is the guy who played Robb Stark.

New Movies In Theaters (11/4)

4 November, 2016 at 6:16 am

Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” (PG-13)

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Dr. Stephen Strange, an arrogant neurosurgeon who learns to wield magic after a car accident does permanent nerve damage to his hands.
Rachel McAdams is the ER doctor who operates on him, Chiwetel Ejiofor helps begin his training in the mystic arts, and Tilda Swinton is the Ancient One, a bald little sorcerer who opens his eyes to magic and teaches him to bend reality to his will.

“Trolls” (PG)

Anna Kendrick teams up with the grumpiest troll in her village, Justin Timberlake, to rescue their friends after everyone else is captured by creatures who want to eat them.
It’s based on the troll dolls that became popular in the ’60s. The rest of the cast includes Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, and Gwen Stefani.

“Hacksaw Ridge” (R)

Andrew Garfield plays Private Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector to ever be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Violence was against his religious beliefs but he still wanted to serve his country in World War II.
He enlisted as a medic and single-handedly saved the lives of 75 men by evacuating them from behind enemy lines during one of the bloodiest battles of Okinawa. It also stars Sam Worthington as his company commander.

New Movies In Theaters (10/28)

28 October, 2016 at 6:17 am

“Inferno” (PG-13)

Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon in the latest sequel to “The Da Vinci Code”, which is directed by Ron Howard. In this one, Professor Langdon has to stop a plague that would wipe out humanity, by using clues from Dante’s “Inferno”.
The only problem is, he’s suffering from amnesia and has to rely on Felicity Jones to help him try to get his memories back. She’s the chick who stars in “Rogue One”.
“Inferno” is actually the fourth book in the series, but the third one they’ve turned into a movie. The second movie was called “Angels and Demons”. Author Dan Brown just announced that he’s working on a fifth book that will be called “Origin”.
That one’s hitting stores next year. The third book is called “The Lost Symbol”, but there aren’t any plans to turn that one into a movie at this time.

“Gimme Danger” (R) (Limited)

A documentary about Iggy Pop and The Stooges, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Iggy launched in the late ’60s. It opens with the band falling apart in 1973 and includes new interviews with Iggy, plus old footage from their concerts.

“The Unspoken” (Not Rated) (Limited)

A horror movie starring Jodelle Ferland from “Silent Hill” and Syfy’s “Dark Matter”. She takes a job working as a nanny in a creepy house where another family disappeared two decades earlier . . . that’s secretly being used by drug dealers to hide their stash.