ANTICIPATED MOVIES

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Writer(s): Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham

Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Lieung, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Michelle Yeoh

Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy

Plot Summary:Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization.

Premieres: September 3rd

Cry Macho

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writer(s): Nick Schenk, N. Richard Nash

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Dwight Noakam, Fernanda Urrejola, Brytnee Ratledge, Natalia Travern

Genre: Drama/Thriller/Western

Plot Summary: A one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder takes a job to bring a man’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. On their journey, the horseman finds redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.

Premieres: September 17th

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Director: Michael Showalter

Writer(s): Abe Sylvia

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Vincent D’Onofrio, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Sam Jaeger

Genre: Biography/Drama/History

Plot Summary: An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Premieres: September 17th

Dear Evan Hansen

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Writer(s): Steven Levenson

Starring: Ben Platt, Kailtyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams

Genre: Drama/Musical

Plot Summary: Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate.

Premieres: September 24th

The Many Saints of Newark

Director: Alan Taylor

Writer(s): Lawrence Konner

Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Billy Magnussen

Genre: Crime/Drama

Plot Summary: A look at the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano.

Premieres: October 1st

No Time To Die

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Writer(s): Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes

Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller

Plot Summary: James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Premieres: October 8th

Mass

Director: Fran Kranz

Writer(s): Fran Kranz

Starring: Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, Reed Birney, Breeda Wool

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: Aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways.

Premieres: October 8th

The Velvet Undergound

Director: Todd Haynes

Writer(s): Todd Haynes

Genre: Documentary

Plot Summary: The Velvet Underground explores the multiple threads that converged to bring together one of the most influential bands in rock and roll.

Premieres: October 15th

Halloween Kills

Director: David Gordon Green

Writer(s): David Gordon Green

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Anthony Michael Hall, Judy Greer, Will Patton, Kyle Richards

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Plot Summary:The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.

Premieres: October 15th

Needle in a Timestack

Director: John Ridley

Writer(s): John Ridley

Starring: Orlando Bloom, Cynthia Erivo, Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr., Laysla de Oliveira

Genre: Romance/Sci-Fi

Plot Summary: Nick and Janine live in marital bliss until Janine’s ex-husband warps time to try to tear them apart. As Nick’s memories disappear, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to hold onto – or let go of – everything he loves.

Premieres: October 15th

Dune (2021)

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Writer(s): Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth 

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin

Genre: Adventure/Drama/Sci-Fi

Plot Summary: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

Premieres: October 22nd

Antlers

Director: Scott Cooper

Writer(s): Henry Chaisson, Nick Antosca, Scott Cooper

Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze

Genre: Drama/Horror/Mystery

Plot Summary: In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.

Premieres: October 29th

Spencer

Director: Pablo Larraín

Writer(s): Steven Knight

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins, Amy Manson, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing

Genre: Biography/Drama/Romance

Plot Summary: During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

Premieres: November 5th

Passing

Director: Rebecca Hall

Writer(s): Rebecca Hall

Starring: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Andre Holland, Alexander Skarsgard, Bill Camp

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: “Passing” follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities.

Premieres: November 10th

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Director: Jason Reitman

Writer(s): Gil Kenan, Jason Reitman

Starring: Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Tracy Letts

Genre: Comedy/Fantasy

Plot Summary: When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Premieres: November 12th

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Director: Radu Jude

Writer(s): Radu Jude

Starring: Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Malai, Nicodim Ungureanu, Alexandru Potocean

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Plot Summary: Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure.

Premieres: November 19th

Mothering Sunday

Director: Evan Husson 

Writer(s): Alice Birch

Starring: Olivia Coleman, Colin Firth, Josh O’Connor, Odessa Young, Glenda Jackson

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: A maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.

Premieres: November 19th

Encanto

Director: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith

Writer(s): Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Rhenzy Feliz, Angie Cepeda

Genre: Animation/Adventure/Comedy

Plot Summary: A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

Premieres: November 26th

Licorice Pizza

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Writer(s): Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Alana Haim, Skyler Gisondo, Emma Dumont, Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Plot Summary:The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

Premieres: November 26th

Malignant

Director: James Wan

Writer(s): Akela Cooper

Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White

Genre: Crime/Drama/Horror

Plot Summary: Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

Premieres: September 10th

Blue Bayou

Director: Justin Chon

Writer(s): Justin Chon

Starring: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien, Randy Austin, Brad Blanchard

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

Premieres: September 17th

The Duke

Director: Roger Michell

Writer(s): Richard Bean, Clive Coleman

Starring: Matthew Goode, Helen Mirren, Anna Maxwell Martin, Jim Broadbent, Fionn Whitehead

Genre: Biography/Comedy/Drama

Plot Summary: In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London.

Premieres: September 17th

I'm Your Man

Director: Maria Schrader

Writer(s): Jan Schomburg, Maria Schrader

Starring: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw, Wolfgang Hübsch

Genre: Comedy/Romance/Sci-Fi

Plot Summary: In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment: for three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot, created to make her happy.

Premieres: September 24th

Titane

Director: Julia Ducournau

Writer(s): Julia Ducournau

Starring: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh

Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Plot Summary: Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.

Premieres: October 1st

Lamb

Director: Vladimar Jóhansson

Writer(s): Sjón, Vladimar Jóhansson

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Gudnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Igvar Sigurdsson

Genre: Drama/Horror/Mystery

Plot Summary: A childless couple, María and Ingvar discover a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland. The unexpected prospect of family life brings them much joy, before ultimately destroying them.

Premieres: October 8th

Venom: Let there be Carnage

Director: Andy Serkis

Writer(s): Kelly Marcel

Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Stephen Graham, Naomie Harris

Genre: Action/Thriller

Plot Summary: Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.

Premieres: October 15th

The Last Duel

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer(s): Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Starring: Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver, Maron Csokas, Zeljko Ivanek

Genre: Drama/History

Plot Summary: King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

Premieres: October 15th

Bergman Island

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve

Writer(s): Mia Hansen-Løve

Starring: Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska, Anders Danielsen Lie, Melinda Kinnaman

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: A couple retreat to the island that inspired Ingmar Bergman to write screenplays for their upcoming films when the lines between reality and fiction start to blur.

Premieres: October 15th

The French Dispatch

Director: Wes Anderson

Writer(s): Wes Anderson

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Edward Norton, Jeffrey Wright, Elizabeth Moss, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson

Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance

Plot Summary: A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.

Premieres: October 22nd

Last Night in Soho

Director: Edgar Wright

Writer(s): Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Jessie Mei Li, Terence Stamp

Genre: Drama/Horror/Mystery

Plot Summary: An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.

Premieres: October 29th

The Souvenir: Part II

Director: Joanna Hogg

Writer(s): Joanna Hogg

Starring: Honor Swinton Byrne, Charlie Heaton, Tilda Swinton, Alice McMillan

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.

Premieres: October 29th

Eternals

Director: Chloé Zhao

Writer(s): Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo

Starring: Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan

Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama

Plot Summary: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Premieres: November 5th

Belfast

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writer(s): Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Caitrona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench, Colin Morgan, Lara McDonnell

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

Premieres: November 12th

C'Mon C'Mon

Director: Mike Mills

Writer(s): Mike Mills

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Gabby Hoffman, Woody Norman, Scoot MacNairy, Molly Webster

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary:A radio journalist embarks on a cross-country trip with his young nephew.

Premieres: November 19th

Top Gun: Maverick

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Writer(s): Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Manny Jacinto, Jon Hamm

Genre: Action/Drama

Plot Summary: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

Premieres: November 19th

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Director: Johannes Roberts

Writer(s): Johannes Roberts

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Neal McDonough, Tom Hopper

Genre: Action/Horror/Mystery

Plot Summary: Set in 1998, this ‘Resident Evil’ origin story explains the secrets of the Spencer Mansion and Raccoon City.

Premieres: November 26th

House of Gucci

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer(s): Becky Johnston, Roberto Ventivegna

Starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino

Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller

Plot Summary: Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.

Premieres: November 26th

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