There’s nothing more unbearable than a week without any decent new releases. Fortunately that isn’t a problem for film lovers right now! The latest offerings showcase stars old and new, with features that span from the latest live-action adaptation of a children’s book favorite to an intense Charlton Heston drama. Plan your schedule accordingly, you’ve got a lot of viewing ahead of you!
Having found his place within the Brown household and their community, amiable bear Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) wanted for nothing…except, perhaps, the antique pop-up book that would be the perfect 100th birthday present for Aunt Lucy (Imelda Staunton) back in Peru. His calamitous efforts to raise the necessary cash–and his challenges from a con artist (Hugh Grant) with his own designs on the tome–fuel this charming follow-up. Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson also star.
In the tradition of Michael Mann’s Heat comes this taut crime thriller starring Gerard Butler as Nick Flannagan, a maverick cop with the L.A. Sheriff’s Department. As Flannagan deals with a myriad personal problems, he becomes determined to bring down Ray Merriman (Pablo Schreiber), the leader of a crew of daring professional criminals planning to rob the Federal Reserve Bank. O’Shea Jackson, Jr., 50 Cent, Evan Jones, Dawn Olivieri, Cooper Andrews also star
The thrilling sci-fi series comes to an end with this action-packed tale based on the third and final book in James Dashner’s trilogy of young adult novels. The heroic Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his friends undertake a dangerous mission to bring down the evil agency WCKD once and for all. But is Thomas also the key to a cure for the deadly virus that turns humans into zombie-like monsters? Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Walton Goggins, and Patricia Clarkson co-star.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life-from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions to her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten.
New Mexico, 1892: Army officer Capt. Joseph Blocker’s (Christian Bale) last assignment before retirement is to see that dying Cheyenne war chief Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) and his family are delivered safely to their tribe’s land in Montana. Recently widowed Rosalie Quaid (Rosamund Pike) joins their perilous trek which finds former enemies Blocker and Yellow Hawk forced to work together in order to survive. Riveting western drama also stars Ben Foster, Rory Cochrane, and Stephen Lang.
Eight years after Liam Page (Alex Roe) left fiancé Josie (Jessica Rothe) at the altar, he returns to his small Louisiana hometown as an enormously successful country music megastar. Is it too late for Liam to get the love of his life back, and can he win over the daughter (Abby Ryder Fortson) he never even knew he had? Based on the first book in the series of novels by bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, this sweet romantic drama also stars John Benjamin Hickey, Tyler Riggs, Peter Cambor.
Doctor Detroit is a dangerous, steel-handed pimp who is not to be trifled with. He also doesn’t actually exist. He’s really Clifford Skridlow (Dan Aykroyd), a nerdy college professor who agrees to masquerade as the doc in order to help protect a quartet of sexy hookers from a wicked Chicago crime boss named Mom (Kate Murtagh). Wildly offbeat comedy also stars Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon, Fran Drescher, Lynn Whitfield, and James Brown.
The last hope for a plague-ravaged future Earth rests inside the body of Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon), a beautiful robot/human hybrid. But when she’s abducted by the ruthless Fender Tremolo (Vincent Klyn) and his band of pirates, only wandering mercenary Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) can rescue her so a cure can be developed. Deborah Richter, Alex Daniels also star in this thrilling sci-fi actioner.
James Robertson (Tom Selleck, in his first starring role) is an art collector whose latest acquisition–a painting of three witches being burned at the stake–begins having a strange effect on his wife, Chris (Barra Grant)…who bears an eerily striking resemblance to one of the witches. Before he can say “eye of newt,” James is battling an ancient coven in an effort to free Chris from their evil clutches. Tani Guthrie, Vic Silayan also star in this spooky horror tale.
The genius of stop motion pioneer Art Clokey shines through in these 24 amazing clay animated adventures. These episodes showcase the imagination, creativity and artistic vision of their creator. Sometimes sweet and sometimes surreal, and always heartwarming, these stories entertain both children and adults. The enduring themes have stood the test of time and captivate today’s audiences as they did when first released. Gumby, the world’s original clayboy, is an every man hero, brimming with imagination, positivity, courage and a “can-do” attitude. He enthusiastically helps those in need, including Paul Revere, a dinosaur who’s lost her eggs, a Medieval village tormented by a dragon, and others. The laughs abound when he’s paired with his more realistic and reluctant pony pal Pokey and pitted against the mischievous Blockheads. Enjoy the best episodes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’80s, fully remastered from their original camera rolls and soundtracks, as this fun-filled collection takes you on a wild ride!
One of the milestone films of its era, this satirical drama stars Peter Boyle as Joe Curran, a bigoted, beer-swilling hardhat who befriends strait-laced advertising exec Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick) after Bill confesses he killed his daughter Melissa’s (Susan Sarandon, in her screen debut) drug dealer boyfriend. When Melissa runs away in order to continue living the hippie lifestyle, Joe and Bill search for her, their journey including a stop at a Greenwich Village “org-gy.” With Audrey Claire, K Callan.
A collision with a freighter sinks the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Neptune, leaving it stuck on an undersea ledge. With only 48 hours of oxygen remaining, the captain (Charlton Heston) and crew find their only hope for a rescue lies with a less-than-by-the-book Navy officer (David Carradine) and his experimental diving craft. Based on the novel by David Lavallee, this intense drama co-stars Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox; look for Christopher Reeve in his feature film debut.