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AQUAMAN

Directed By: James Wan
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Synopsis: From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime–one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman

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BUMBLEBEE

Directed By: Travis Knight
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Official Synopsis: On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

53Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy, and Fred Savage

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Directed By: Rob Marshall
Studio: Walt Disney Studios

Official Synopsis: Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, “Mary Poppins Returns” also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep). The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt. The screenplay is by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score.

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep

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WELCOME TO MARWEN

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis
Studio: Universal Pictures

Official Synopsis: When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation–a testament to the most powerful women he knows–through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

Starring: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González, Gwendoline Christie, Leslie Zemeckis, and Neil Jackson

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SECOND ACT

Directed By: Peter Segal
Studio: STX Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Second Act is a comedy in the vein of Working Girl and Maid In Manhattan. Jennifer Lopez stars as Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Annaleigh Ashford, Dan Bucatinsky, Freddie Stroma, Milo Ventimiglia, Treat Williams and Larry Miller

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COLD WAR

Directed By: Pawel Pawlikowski
Studio: Amazon Studios

Official Synopsis: Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times.

Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, and Jeanne Balibar

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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

Directed By: Peter Jackson
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Synopsis: Fathom Events has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring Academy Award (R) winner Peter Jackson’s poignant WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old to select cinemas on December 17and 27 only. The film is presented in 2D and RealD 3D. The acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it. Jackson recorded a special introduction to the film offering his perspective on why the film is important for audiences, who have never experienced WWI footage as anything but grainy black & white, and silent. Jackson opens a window to the past in a way that has never been seen or heard before, noting, “Restoration is a humanizing process.”

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SWING KIDS

Directed By: Kang Hyeong-cheol
Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

Official Synopsis: In this swinging musical drama set during the Korean War, the soldiers at a POW camp plan a tap show to distract both themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of war. Led by a former Broadway dancer and a rebellious North Korean soldier, the band of prisoners find a new sense of freedom in dancing.

Starring: Do Kyung-soo, Park Hye-su, Jared Grimes, Oh Jung-se and Kim Min-Ho

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AMERICAN RENEGADES

Directed By: Steven Quale
Studio: EuropaCorp

Official Synopsis: AMERICAN RENEGADES is about a team of Navy Seals on assignment in war-torn Europe who discover a treasure of gold at the bottom of a lake –rumored to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In an effort to help the locals, they go rogue and engineer a heist to retrieve the gold and return it to its rightful owners. But in a deadly turn of events, they are detected by the enemy and left with only 10 hours to carry out their mission.

Starring: J.K. Simmons, Sullivan Stapleton, Charlie Bewley, Sylvia Hoeks, and Joshua Henry

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THE LAST RESORT

Directed By: Kareem Tabsch & Dennis Scholl
Studio: Kino Lorber

Official Synopsis: An uncannily revealing portrait of American photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe and the vibrant community of Jewish retirees they obsessively focused their camera’s lens on in the sunburned paradise of 1970s Miami Beach.

Starring: Edna Buchanan, Gary Monroe, Mitchell Kaplan, Stan Hughes, and Susan Gladstone

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BETWEEN WORLDS

Directed By: Maria Pulera
Studio: Saban Films

Official Synopsis: Between Worlds follows Joe (Cage), a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child. He meets Julie (Potente) a spiritually gifted woman who enlists Joe in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter, Billie (Mitchell). But the spirit of Joe’s dead wife Mary proves stronger, possessing the young woman’s body and determined to settle her unfinished business with the living.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente, Hopper Penn, Penelope Mitchell, and Garrett Clayton

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ZERO

Directed By: Aaanand L. Rai
Studio: Red Chillies Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Born to a wealthy family and raised in an environment of affluence and indulgence, Bauua was never failed by Meerut or its people. But when he meets two women (Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma), his experiences with these women take him on a journey to complete his ‘incompleteness’ and broaden his horizons to find a purpose he never knew he had.

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif

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K.G.F.: CHAPTER ONE

Directed By: Prashanth Neel
Studio: Weekend Cinema

Official Synopsis: A period drama narrates the 17000-year-old history of oppressed waging wars against their oppressors. Set in the early 80s, KGF — the first chapter centers the protagonist who leads a battle against oppressors.

Starring: Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Achyuth Kumar, Malavika Avinash, Anant Nag, and Vasishta N. Simha

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DELAWARE SHORE

Directed By: Raghav Peri
Studio: Avocado Media

Official Synopsis: It follows the life of a Holocaust survivor, “Agnes”, who escapes a concentration camp and finds refuge on a Delaware Beach. Haunted by the war and its atrocities, she finds herself doing the bare minimum to raise her abandoned twin grandchildren. The children, Natasha and Gallagher, both struggle with finding the affection they miss at home with sometimes unforeseen and life changing consequences.

Starring: Ed Aristone, Kevin D. Benton, James Robinson Jr., Emily McKinley Hill, and Bella Dontine

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FOURTH QUARTER

Directed By: Jahmar Hill
Studio: n/a

Official Synopsis: Jay Davis is a star high school athlete with a full college basketball scholarship coming his way. When a new girl, “Karma” moves to town, Jay’s effort in making her welcome is quickly voided when she feels her heart is being played with. Jay now has to fight not only for his basketball career, but for his life.

Starring: Mia Mendez, Jahmar Hill, and Missy Licamara

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