This week’s new offerings include the latest naturalistic musical from the director of Once, a return to Barbershop, an inventive actioner, and much more. Take a look:
Dublin, 1985: Miserable with his transfer to a rigid Catholic school, teenager Cosmo (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) thought he could hook up with aspiring model Raphina (Lucy Boynton) by offering to make her the focus of his band’s new video. After that, he had the small challenges of learning songwriting─and forming a band out of his skeptical new classmates. Another exploration of music’s uplifting power from filmmaker John Carney co-stars Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aiden Gillen, Jack Reynor, Mark McKenna.
His wife (Rebecca De Mornay) killed as a result of rampant gang violence, former CIA operative Stanley Hill (John Travolta) takes matters into his own hands when local corrupt cops let the man responsible walk. Recruiting an old friend (Christopher Meloni), Hill will use every skill he acquired as a black ops agent to exact bloody revenge, exposing a complex government conspiracy in the process. Amanda Schull, Sam Trammell also star in this thrilling action tale.
Shot entirely in a first-person POV, this inventive, adrenaline-fueled action saga follows Henry, a man brought back from the dead and turned into a cybernetic soldier with no memory. He barely has a moment to let that terrifying reality sink in when a woman who is apparently his wife is taken by a telekinetic mercenary warlord with designs on global domination. Now, Henry must embark on a deadly mission to rescue the girl, stop the madman, and save the world. Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, and Tim Roth star.
It’s been a dozen years since we last dropped in at Calvin’s Barbershop, and a lot’s changed…now that Calvin (Ice Cube) has opened the door to hairdresser partner Angie (Regina Hall) and her lady clientele. With the gang violence in the shop’s South Side neighborhood worsening every day, does Calvin have an idea for peace in the community…or is he just going to cut and run? Third tonsorial treat co-stars Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson, Eve, Common, J.B. Smoove, and Nicki Minaj.
Her assets frozen and her home seized while she served four months for insider trading, ruthless businesswoman Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy, who also co-wrote) is forced to move in with her ex-assistant Claire (Kristen Bell). With help from Claire’s daughter Rachel (Ella Anderson), Michelle plans to get back on top by forming her own Girl Scout-esque organization and using cutthroat business tactics to sell brownies, taking down any suburban soccer moms who stand in her way. Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates co-star in this outrageous comedy.