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VENOM

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Studio: Columbia / Sony Pictures

Official Synopsis: Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of an alien symbiote that gives him a violent super alter-ego: Venom. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organisation looking for a symbiote of their own.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott

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A STAR IS BORN

Directed by: Bradley Cooper
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Synopsis: In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers–and falls in love with–struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott

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THE HATE U GIVE

Directed by: George Tillman Jr.
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Official Synopsis: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a white police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what she believes may be right.

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, and Anthony Mackie

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SHINE

Directed by: Anthony Nardolillo
Studio: GVN Releasing

Official Synopsis: Two Puerto Rican brothers, Ralphi Matas (Jorge Burgos) and Junior (Gilbert Saldivar), from New York’s Spanish Harlem and the street’s best salsa dancers are separated after a tragedy. After 7 years of absence, Ralphi is back to develop commercial real estate in his old neighborhood. Upon his return, Ralphi encounters his estranged brother, Junior, who followed in his father’s footsteps, Ramon Matas (David Zayas), and is now an elite salsa dancer and an unwavering activist against gentrification.

Starring: Jorge Burgos, Gilbert Saldivar, Kimberli Flores, Jadi Collado, David Zayas, and Alysia Reiner

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RIDE

Directed by: Jeremy Ungar
Studio: RLJ Entertainment

Official Synopsis: An Uber driver and his passenger are terrorized by a dangerously manipulative psychopath over the course of an agonizing night. A romantic escapade from everyday routine turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival as the duo are forced to fight for their lives.

Starring: Bella Thorne, Jessie T. Usher, Will Brill, Hailee Keanna Lautenbach, and Sara Lindsey

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TROUBLE

Directed by: Theresa Rebeck
Studio: Paladin

Official Synopsis: Maggie (Anjelica Huston) and Ben (Bill Pullman) are middle-aged siblings who don’t care for one another. Although Ben, a perpetual screw up, sold his share of their father’s estate to his sister years ago, he returns hoping to build a house and a new future. With an acquaintance (Julia Stiles) in the Bureau of Land Management ready to falsify records of the original sale, he hashes out a plan to regain the property while smoking joints with good friend Gerry (David Morse). Maggie must decide how to react as sibling rivalries renew. Trouble marks the second feature film for Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright and novelist Theresa Rebeck (“Mauritius,” “Seminar”); and also serves as a reunion for Huston and Brian d’Arcy James, who both appeared on the Rebeck-created NBC cult TV musical “Smash.”

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman and David Morse

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MAXIMUM IMPACT

Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Studio: Unified Pictures

Official Synopsis: A secret summit in Moscow between the US and Russia forces agents from both countries to work together to prevent a full-scale international crisis.

Starring: Alexander Nevsky, Yevgeny Stychkin, Kelly Hu, Eric Roberts, Polina Butorina, Mark Dacascos, Matthias Hues, Danny Trejo, Tom Arnold, William Baldwin, and Bai Ling

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AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Directed by: Johnny Kevorkian
Studio: Dark Sky Films

Official Synopsis: It’s Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war? Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen a message glows ominously: ‘Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions’. As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

Starring: David Bradley, Grant Masters, Neerja Naik, Sam Gittins, and Holly Weston

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HEAVY TRIP

Directed by: Jukka Vidgren & Juuso Laatio
Studio: Music Box Films

Official Synopsis: In this offbeat comedy from Finland, Turo is stuck in a small village where the best thing in his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his bandmates have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway–the promoter for a huge heavy metal music festival–and decide it’s now or never. They steal a van, a corpse, and even a new drummer in order to make their dreams a reality.

Starring: Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen, Ville Tiihonen, Max Ovaska, Samuli Jaskio, and Antti Heikkinen

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PRIVATE LIFE

Directed by: Tamara Jenkins
Studio: Netflix

Official Synopsis: The new film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills), PRIVATE LIFE is the bracingly funny and moving story of Richard (Academy Award-nominee Paul Giamatti) and Rachel (Kathryn Hahn), a couple in the throes of infertility who try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. After the emotional and economic upheaval of in vitro fertilization, they’re at the end of their middle-aged rope, but when Sadie (breakout newcomer Kayli Carter), a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, things begin to look up.

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn, Kayli Carter, Molly Shannon, John Carroll Lynch, Desmin Borges and Denis O’Hare

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STUDIO 54

Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer
Studio: Zeitgeist Films

Official Synopsis: Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism–a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.

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VIKING DESTINY

Directed by: David L.G. Hughes
Studio: Saban Films

Official Synopsis: A Viking Princess is forced to flee her kingdom after being framed for the murder of her father, the King. Under the guidance of the God Odin, she travels the world gaining wisdom and building the army she needs to win back her throne.

Starring: Martyn Ford, Paul Freeman, Ian Beattie, Terence Stamp, Anna Demetriou, and Will Mellor

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A CROOKED SOMEBODY

Directed by: Stephen Kunc
Studio: Vertical Entertainment & Direct TV

Official Synopsis: Michael Vaughn’s minister father always told him: Better to be an honest nobody than a crooked somebody. But Michael (Richard Sommer) doesn’t see the harm in giving people the closure they need with the dead and travels town-to-town professing his abilities as a spirit medium. One night, Michael is kidnapped. With a knife to his throat, Michael suddenly sees the opportunity of a lifetime in his psychologically unstable captor’s desperation to make contact with the other side. Intent on saving his floundering career, Michael sets out to become a celebrity TV psychic by solving the mystery of a high-profile crime in the national spotlight.

Starring: Rich Sommer, Clifton Collins Jr., Joanne Froggatt, Amy Madigan, Randee Heller, Amanda Crew, Paul-Ben Victor and Michael Mosley

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BAYOU CAVIAR

Directed by: Cuba Gooding Jr.
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Official Synopsis: Oscar (R) winner Cuba Gooding Jr.’s directorial debut, is a thrilling story of sex, murder, and revenge set in Louisiana. A Russian gangster (Oscar (R) winner, Richard Dreyfuss) engages Rodney (Gooding Jr.), a former boxer, to take down his associate’s son-in-law via a salacious tape made by photographer, Nic (Famke Janssen, X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Starring: Famke Janssen, Richard Dreyfuss, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lia Marie Johnson, Katharine McPhee, Ken Lerner, and Kedrick Brown

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FENG SHUI

Directed by: Hee-kon Park
Studio: CJ Entertainment America

Official Synopsis: One’s ancestors’ tomb spot could change one’s destiny. Jae-Sang (CHO Seung-Woo), a prodigal geomancer, loses his family while trying to stop the Kim family from conquering Korea by getting their hands on all the propitious tomb spots. 13 years later, Heung-Sun from a fallen royal family comes to Jae-Sang and suggests ousting the Kim family from power. The two men decide to work together, but they soon reach conflict when they learn of a tomb spot that would produce two kings in a family.

Starring: Cho Seung-woo, Ji Sung, Kim Sung-kyun, Baek Yoon-sik and Moon Chae-won

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KNUCKLEBALL

Directed by: Michael Peterson
Studio: Freestyle Digital Media

Official Synopsis: Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12 year old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, when his secretive grandfather dies suddenly in the night.

Starring: Michael Ironside, Munro Chambers, Luca Villacis, Kathleen Munroe, Chenier Hundel, and Chenier Hundal

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THE GREAT BUSTER

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Studio: Cohen Media Group

Official Synopsis: THE GREAT BUSTER celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films from the Cohen Film Classics library, THE GREAT BUSTER is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, a filmmaker and cinema historian whose landmark writings and films on such renowned directors as John Ford and Orson Welles have become the standard by which all other studies are measured. Keaton’s beginnings on the vaudeville circuit are chronicled in THE GREAT BUSTER, as is the development of his trademark physical comedy and deadpan expression that earned him the lifelong moniker of “The Great Stone Face”, all of which led to his career-high years as the director, writer, producer and star of his own short films and features. Interspersed throughout are interviews with nearly two-dozen collaborators, filmmakers, performers and friends, including Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Dick van Dyke and Johnny Knoxville, who discuss Keaton’s influence on modern comedy and, indeed, cinema itself. The loss of artistic independence and career decline that marked his later years are also covered by Bogdanovich, before he casts a close eye on Keaton’s extraordinary output from 1923 to 1929, which yielded 10 remarkable feature films (including 1926’s The General and 1928’s Steamboat Bill, Jr.) that immortalized him as one of the greatest actor-filmmakers in the history of cinema.

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THE CHURCH

Directed by: Dom Frank
Studio: Hard Floor Entertainment

Official Synopsis: In this twisting, heart-pounding thriller, the minister of a once vibrant, landmark Baptist church, now struggling to survive, is the sole hold-out in a decaying Philadelphia neighborhood earmarked for gentrification. But ultimately, the preacher’s steely resolve to preserve his family’s evangelical legacy in the community and dwindling congregation dissolves under relentless pressure from his status-seeking wife and greedy church leaders. Lured by cash bribes and promises from unscrupulous developers to establish a flashy mega-ministry elsewhere.

Starring: Bill Moseley, Ashley C. Williams, Lisa Wilcox, Keith Stallwortch, and Clint Howard

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MORNING, NOON & NIGHT

Directed by: Josh Becker
Studio: Panoramic Pictures

Official Synopsis: MORNING, NOON & NIGHT explores a day-in-the-life of six people battling different addictions. The characters feel all too familiar as they could be your neighbor, your family or even yourself. The film functions as a mirror as it examines three college students, a history teacher, a lawyer and a top executive as they struggle to make it through a single day.

Starring: Michael Bugard, Mara Kanyon, Regie Cashaw, Anne Alexander Sieder, and Tonya Hawkins

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MOYNIHAN

Directed by: Joseph Dorman & Toby Perl Freilich
Studio: First Run Features

Official Synopsis: Eli (Ryan Ochoa) gets to know his grandfather Samuel (Hal Linden) for the first time when he makes him the subject of an animated art project for school. With dreams of becoming a professional artist, Eli discovers that his Jewish grandpa, a San Diego dry cleaner, was heroically saved from Nazi capture in Germany by a young woman when he was a boy.

Starring: Jeffrey Wright

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LONGING

Directed by: Savi Gabizon
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Official Synopsis: Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him a couple of very surprising things: first, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a lovely boy. The second thing will make Ariel explore the hidden aspects of parenthood and change his life forever.

Starring: Shai Avivi, Asi Levi, Neta Riskin, Yoram Tolledano, and Shimon Mimran

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LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST

Directed by: Susan Kucera
Studio: Vision Films

Official Synopsis: In this documentary, Jeff Bridges explores the environmental challenges faced by the planet with the aid of notable scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, physicists, spiritual leaders, politicians, military leaders, and breathtaking wildlife photography.

Starring: Jeff Bridges

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BILL COORS: THE WILL TO LIVE

Directed by: Kerry David
Studio:

Official Synopsis: Having recently observed his 102nd birthday, beer-brewing titan Bill Coors – along with family, friends, associates and admirers – look back on one man’s struggle to overcome heart-wrenching adversity and his historic contributions not only to industry, but to top-secret military efforts in WWII, the environment, holistic and mental health (a 25-year, personal journey), LGBTQ rights and a philosophy of tolerance and self-love. How one man not only witnessed a century of history, but helped make it … and today shares an extraordinary legacy of overcoming depression and anxiety to achieve emotional wellbeing.

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OVER THE LIMIT

Directed by: Marta Prus
Studio: Film Movement

Official Synopsis: Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. Elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. She’s soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. A nail-biting behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.

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CHASING THE BLUES

Directed by: Scott Smith
Studio: Ammo Content

Official Synopsis: Two Rival record collectors attempt to con an old lady out of a rare, but cursed 1930’s Blues record. When a series of unfortunate circumstances lands them in jail, the feud festers for over twenty years until they are released from prison and get a second chance at snagging the vinyl, this time from a more formidable foe.

Starring: Grant Rosenmeyer, Jon Lovitz, Chelsea Tavares, Ronald L. Conner, and Anna Maria Horsford

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