2017 FILM RELEASE SCHEDULE: JANUARY - JUNE
“Mena“- Doug Liman (director); Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke – Biographical criminal drama-thriller film directed by Doug Liman and written by Gary Spinelli and starring Tom Cruise, based on the life of Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler in the 1980s and who was recruited later on by the DEA to provide intelligence.
“Hidden Figures” - Theodore Melfi (director); Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Glen Powell, Mahershala Ali - The film recounts the true story of the African-American mathematician, Katherine Johnson, and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race Using their calculations, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit of the Earth.
“Live By Night” - Ben Affleck (director/screenplay); Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Scott Eastwood, Brendan Gleeson, Anthony Michael Hall, Chris Cooper, Max Martini - Set in the 1920s and 1930s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, he becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.
“Table 19” – Jeffrey Blitz (director); Jay Duplass, Anna Kendrick, Amanda Crew, Stephen Merchant, Lisa Kudrow, Wyatt Russell, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, June Squibb A woman (Anna Kendrick) attending her dearest friend's wedding finds herself seated at a random table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers.
“Bastards” - Lawrence Sher (director); Justin Malen (screenplay); Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close, J. K. Simmons, Ving Rhames, Terry Bradshaw - Two brothers (Ed Helms, Owen Wilson) embark on a quest to find their father after learning that he's still alive.
“A Dogs Purpose” - Lasse Hallström (director); Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Bradley Cooper, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance - A Golden Retriever’s reincarnate quest to discover its purpose in the world over the course of several lifetimes with multiple dog owners.
“The Lake” - Steven Quale (director); Sullivan Stapleton, J. K. Simmons, Charlie Bewley, Diarmaid Murtagh, Sylvia Hoeks, Joshua Henry, Dimitri Leonidas - A team of Navy SEALs discover an immense treasure hidden in a Bosnian lake.
"Trainspotting 2" - Danny Boyle (director); Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle - No Plot Provided.
“Same Kind of Difference” - Michael Carney (director/screenplay); Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou, Olivia Holt, Greg Kinnear, Stephanie Leigh Schlund- An art dealer (Greg Kinnear) develops an unlikely friendship with a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou).
“The Dark Tower” - Nikolaj Arcel (director/screeplay); Akiva Goldsman, Anders Thomas Jensen, Jeff Pinkner (screenplay); Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Katheryn Winnick, Claudia Kim. – From Steven King, a gunslinger (Idris Elba) and an evil sorcerer (Matthew McConaughey) embark on a journey to reach a mystical tower that can save their decaying world.
“The Great Wall” - Zhang Yimou (director); Tony Gilroy, (screenplay); Andy Lau, Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal. Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.
“God Particle” - Julius Onah (director); David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and John Krasinski. - The film follows a group of astronauts working aboard an American space station and apparently screwing with the laws of nature with the help of a particle accelerator. After something inevitably goes awry, the astronauts find that planet Earth has seemingly disappeared; what’s more, they’re getting signals from a nearby space station that shouldn’t exist.
“The Shack” - Stuart Hazeldine (director); Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene. After a personal tragedy, a man (Sam Worthington) finds an invitation from God in his mailbox and goes on a life-changing journey.
“Kong; Skull Island” - Jordan Vogt-Roberts (director); Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tom Wilkinson, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Thomas Mann, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham – King Kong reboot.
“Beauty and the Beast” – (Not Animation) - Bill Condon (director); Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw - A young woman (Emma Watson) discovers the kind heart and soul of a beast (Dan Stevens) who keeps her in its castle.
“Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur” - Guy Ritchie (director); Charlie Hunnam, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou - The young Arthur runs the back passages of London with his crew, not knowing his royal lineage until he grabs Excalibur. Instantly confronted by the sword’s influence he meets an enigmatic young woman named Guinevere to eventually understand the power of his word to his quest to defeat the dictator Vortigern, the man who murdered his parents and stole his crown to become king.
"Ghost in the Shell" - Rupert Sanders (director); Jonathan Herman, Jamie Moss (screenplay); Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche and Rila Fukushima - Cyborg The Major (Scarlett Johansson) and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotic's Artificial Intelligence technology.
“Going In Style” - Zach Braff (director); Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt Dillon Desperate for money, three retired men (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin) hatch a scheme to rob a bank.
“Fast 8” - F. Gray (director); Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Kristofer Hivju - Guys and Girls drive cars somewhere faster and higher than physics will or should allow – Makes a lot of money, THE END.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” - James Gunn (director/screenplay); Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Kurt Russell - Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) tries to find his true father.
“Baywatch” - Seth Gordon (director); Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera and Jon Bass. - American action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, based on the 1989 series of the same name.
“Bad Boys 3” - Joe Carnahan (director); Martin Lawrence, Will Smith – The plot is unknown at this time.
“The Mummy” - Alex Kurtzman (director); Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe - Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
“World War Z-2” - Steven Knight, Dennis Kelly (screenplay); Brad Pitt – The World Wide Zombie apocalypse continues.
“Despicable Me 3” - Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud (director); Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Thomas Kretschmann, Ewan McGregor, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Russell Brand - Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a child star from the 1980s, hatches a scheme for world domination.
“The House” - Andrew J. Cohen (director/screenplay); Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Cedric Yarbrough - A husband (Ferrell) and wife (Poehler) team up with their neighbors to start an illegal casino in his basement to earn money, after they destroy their daughter's college fund.
“Uncharted” – David O’ Russell (Director); Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain – No plot details available other than Action, Adventure – Stellar casting.