MONSTER’S BALL

Original Release Date: February 8, 2002
Directed by: Marc Forster
Studio: Lionsgate
Streaming: Prime Video

83rd Academy Awards
Best Leading Actress (WINNER)
Best Original Screenplay (Nominee)

Official Synopsis: After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Peter Boyle, Sean Combs, and Mos Def


UNDERTOW

Original Release Date: October 22, 2004
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Studio: MGM
Streaming: Sundance Now

Official Synopsis: After their Uncle, who they did not know exists, returns from prison, two boys, teen Chris and young Tim, learn of an old feud between their father and their Uncle. A period of relative peace exists, and Uncle Deel stays with the boys while their father goes away for work. Upon his return the old feud re-erupts and the boys go on the lam.

Starring: Jamie Bell, Devon Alan, Dermot Mulroney and Josh Lucas


THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDE

Original Release Date: December 1, 2017
Directed by:
Brendan Malloy & Emmett Malloy
Studio: IFC Films
Streaming: Showtime

Official Synopsis: When teenage Medina (Maika Monroe) moves with her family to the picture-postcard perfect paradise of Palos Verdes, California, they seem headed for a happy new chapter in their lives. But old troubles soon catch up to them, as Medina’s parents’ marriage disintegrates, her mother (Jennifer Garner) spirals into an emotional freefall, and her twin brother (Cody Fern) turns to drugs. Caught in the middle of it all, Medina must rely on her inner strength to become the stabilizing force in her family, while finding refuge in a new passion: surfing. Set amidst the sun-kissed beaches and crystal blue waters of the California coast, The Tribes of Palos Verdes is a stirring look at how life’s greatest challenges forge who we become.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Maika Monroe, Cody Fern, Justin Kirk, Elisabeth Röhm, Goran Višnjić, Joely Fisher and Alicia Silverstone


AFTER EVERYTHING

Original Release Date: October 12, 2018
Directed by: Hannah Marks & Joey Power
Studio: Good Deed Entertainment
Streaming: Hoopla

Official Synopsis: When Elliot (Jeremy Allen White), a brash 23-year-old living carefree in New York City, meets the sensible Mia (Maika Monroe) and receives a damning diagnosis all in the same week, his world is turned completely upside down. But as their love blossoms amidst the chaos of his treatment, they discover that Elliot’s illness is not the real test of their relationship – it’s everything else.

Starring: Jeremy Allen White, Maika Monroe, DeRon Horton, Sasha Lane, Dean Winters, Gina Gershon and Marisa Tomei


GAME NIGHT

Original Release Date: February 23, 2018
Directed by:
John Francis Daley
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Streaming: HBO Go

Official Synopsis: A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, and Kyle Chandler


SUBMERGENCE

Original Release Date: April 13, 2018
Directed by:
Wim Wenders
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Streaming: Starz

Official Synopsis: In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, a Scotsman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance.

Starring: James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander, Celyn Jones, Alexander Siddig, Reda Kateb, and Julien Bouanich


ANNIHILATION

Original Release Date: February 23, 2018
Directed by: Alex Garland
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Streaming: Epix

Official Synopsis: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac


TITANS

Original Release Date: October 12, 2018
Streaming: DC Universe

Official Synopsis: A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman’s first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.

Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, and Ryan Potter


LOGAN NOIR

Original Release Date: April 29, 2017
Directed by:
James Mangold
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Streaming: Max Go

90th Academy Awards
Best Adapted Screenplay (Nominee)

Official Synopsis: The re-release of James Mangold’s “Logan,” featured in black-and-white. In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, and Dafne Keen


THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE

Original Release Date: October 12, 2018
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Streaming: Netflix

Official Synopsis: The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel of the same name, about five siblings who grew up in the most famous hauntedhouse in America. Now adults, they’re reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their own pasts… some which lurk in their minds… and some which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.

Starring: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Mckenna Grace, Victoria Pedretti, Violet McGraw


LEAVING NETFLIX THIS WEEK


SATURDAY
OCTOBER 13TH

  • About a Boy – 2 Seasons (2014)
  • The Babadook (2014)

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 14TH

  • Chapo: el escape del siglo (2016)
  • The Chase – Seasons 3-4 (2015)
  • Gravity Is Just a Habit (2016)
  • Guy Martin’s Spitfire (2014)
  • History of the Eagles (2013)
  • Ice Pilots – 2 Seasons (2009)
  • James Patterson’s Murder of a Small Town (2016)
  • The Matchbreaker (2016)
  • Resistance (2011)
  • Road (2014)
  • Seven Pounds (2008)
  • Trapped (2016)
  • Uncle Howard (2016)
  • Vampire Knight – 2 Seasons (2008)

MONDAY
OCTOBER 15TH

  • Emily Owens, M.D. – 1 Season (2012)
  • The Last Fall (2012)

TUESDAY
OCTOBER 16TH

  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Residue (2017)
  • A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 17TH

  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)
  • Antboy 3 (2016)
  • The Lost Key (2014)
  • Serial Killer 1 (2014)

THURSDAY
OCTOBER 18TH

  • NONE

NEXT FRIDAY
OCTOBER 19TH

  • American Hero (2015)
  • One-Punch Man – 1 Season (2015)

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