What to Watch in Movie Theaters
Movie Theaters – Richard Jewell
Richard Jewell is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, and written by Billy Ray. During the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell discovers a suspicious backpack under a bench in Centennial Park. With little time to spare, he helps to evacuate the area until the incendiary device inside the bag explodes. Hailed as a hero who saved lives, Jewell’s own life starts to unravel when the FBI names him the prime suspect in the bombing. Richard Jewell (December 17, 1962 – August 29, 2007) was an American security guard and police officer famous for his role in the events surrounding the Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. While working as a security guard for AT&T, in connection with the Olympics, he discovered a backpack containing three pipe bombs on the park grounds. Jewell alerted police and helped evacuate the area before the bomb exploded, saving many people from injury or death. Initially hailed by the media as a hero, Jewell was later considered a suspect, before ultimately being cleared.
Ford vs Ferrari
American automotive designer Carroll Shelby (matt Damon) and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. The movie recounts a business deal gone wrong and the reaction of a stubborn, egotistical Ford who was willing spend some $25 million and thousands of engineering man-hours to avenge his pride. To Ford, that meant beating Ferrari in the world’s most prestigious car race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He who laughs last laughs hardest and that is what Enzo Ferrari did when he passed on For’s offer to buy his company and the turned around and sold a majority stake in Ferrari to fellow Italian automaker Fiat.
Movie Theaters -Dark Waters
A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to Dupont.
Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo), a corporate lawyer from Cincinnati, Ohio working for law firm Taft, Stettinus & Hollister is visited by farmer Wilbur Tennant (an acquaintance of his grand mothers). Tennant asks that Rob link a number of unexplained deaths in Parkersburg, West Virginia to DuPont.
Bilott is actually a corporate defense lawyer that helps chemical companies pollute without breaking the law. When Bilott reaches the farm, Tennant reveals that over the past couple of years, he has lost over 190 cows to strange medical conditions such as bloated organs, black teeth, and huge tumors. At the farm, Rob witnesses the problem first hand when Tennant is forced to put down a tumor-covered cow right in front of Rob’s eyes.
The post-credits information explains that Rob won his first three multi-million dollar settlements against DuPont, and finally DuPont settles the class action for $671 million for approximately 3500 defendants which averages out to just over $190K each.
Movie Theaters – Rocketman
A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John‘s breakthrough years. Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical fantasy drama film based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Sheila Eileen. The film follows John in his early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his musical partnership with Taupin. The film is titled after John’s 1972 song “Rocket Man.”
Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.
In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
Movie Theaters – The Irishman
In short, a mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
The Irishman follows Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a truck driver who becomes a hitman involved with mobster Russell Bufalino (Pesci) and his crime family, including his time working for the powerful Teamster Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino).
In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa — a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.
The Irishman had a production budget of $159 million and a runtime of 209 minutes, it is among the most expensive and longest films of Scorsese’s career.
Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress and singer in the Marriage Story. She has been the world’s highest-paid actress since 2018, and has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100. Her films have grossed over $14 billion worldwide, making Johansson the third-highest-grossing box office star of all time.
Movie Theaters – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 American comedy drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It features a large cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. Set in 1969 LA, the film follows an actor and his stunt double, as they navigate the changing film industry, and features “multiple storylines in a modern fairy tale tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age“.
Actor Rick Dalton gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western, but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn’t recognize anymore. He spends most of his time drinking and palling around with Cliff Booth, his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate — the filmmaker and budding actress whose futures will forever be altered by members of the Manson Family.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2019, and was theatrically released in the US on July 26, 2019 and in the UK on August 14. The film has grossed $372M worldwide, and received praise from critics for Tarantino’s screenplay and direction, acting, cinematography, costume design, production values, and soundtrack. At the 77th Golden Globe Awards, it won a leading three awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue — leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Downton Abbey is a 2019 historical period drama film. The film, set in 1927, depicts a visit by the King and Queen to the Crawley family’s English country house in the Yorkshire countryside. As the Royal staff descend on Downton, an assassin has also arrived and attempts to kill the monarch. The family and servants are pitted against the royal entourage, including the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, who has fallen out with the Crawleys, especially the Dowager Countess, over an inheritance issue.
Movie Theaters – 1917
Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
During WWI, two British soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save their fellow comrades — including Blake’s own brother.
Rotten Tomatoes says, “Hard-hitting, immersive, and an impressive technical achievement, 1917 captures the trench warfare of World War I with raw, startling immediacy.”