What to Watch in Movie Theaters
Movie Theaters – Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Albus Dumbledore assigns Newt and his allies with a mission related to the rising power of Grindelwald.
Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world.
Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards and witches.
They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.
In Bhutan 1932, Newt Scamander helps a Qilin — a magical creature that can see into one’s soul as well as the future — give birth.
Gellert Grindelwald’s acolytes, led by Credence Barebone, attack and kill the mother, and kidnap the newborn.
Grindelwald subsequently kills the creature to harness its ability of precognition.
However, unbeknownst to them, the Qilin has given birth to twins, the younger of which Newt is able to save.
Unable to battle against Grindelwald due to a blood pact, Albus Dumbledore recruits Newt, his brother, Theseus, Ilvermorny Charms teacher Lally Hicks, Senegalese-French wizard Yusuf Kama and American No-Maj Jacob Kowalski to thwart Grindelwald’s plan for world domination.
Yusuf Kama is tagged as a spy in Grindelwald’s inner circle while the rest of the group is sent to Berlin, Germany.
There, the group witness Grindelwald being acquitted of all criminal charges by the International Confederation of Wizards (ICW) and subsequently running for the office of Supreme Mugwump.
The ICW believes arresting Grindelwald could gain him more support, but beating him in a legitimate election will lose him support.
Movie Theaters – The Batman
When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement.
Batman ventures into Gotham City’s underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues.
As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans become clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis.
The Batman is a 2022 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is a reboot of the Batman film franchise.
The film was directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig.
It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. The film sees Batman, who has been fighting crime in Gotham City for two years, uncover corruption while pursuing the Riddler (Dano), a serial killer who targets Gotham’s elite.
Development began after Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) in 2013.
Affleck signed on to direct, produce, co-write, and star in The Batman, but had reservations about the project and dropped out.
Reeves took over and reworked the story, removing the DCEU connections.
He sought to explore Batman’s detective side more than previous films, drawing inspiration from the films of Alfred Hitchcock and the New Hollywood era, and comics such as “Year One” (1987), The Long Halloween (1996–97), and Ego (2000).
Pattinson was cast in May 2019, with further casting in late 2019.
Movie Theaters – Ambulance
At top speed and with sirens wailing, Ambulance comes riding to the rescue for audiences facing an emergency shortage of Michael Bay action thrills.
Over one day across the streets of L.A., three lives will change forever.
In this breakneck thriller from director-producer Michael Bay, decorated veteran Will Sharp (Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Candyman, The Matrix Resurrections), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t–his adoptive brother Danny (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Zodiac, Spider-Man: Far From Home).
A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million.
With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no. But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza González, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Baby Driver) onboard.
In a high-speed pursuit that never stops, Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing the most insane escape L.A. has ever seen.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González, Moses Ingram
Directed By: Michael Bay
Movie Theaters – The Lost City
A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.
Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan.
While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes she can lead him to an ancient city’s lost treasure from her latest story.
Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.
Movie Theaters – Sonic Hedgehog 2
The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2.
After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero.
His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations.
Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
When the manic Dr Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic and his new friend Tails is all that stands in their way.
Movie Theaters – House of Gucci
House of Gucci is a 2021 American biographical crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott.
It is based on the 2001 book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden.
The film stars Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino.
Filming took place from February to May 2021 in various parts of Italy.
When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge — and ultimately murder.
Gucci family’s response
Patricia Gucci, who is Aldo Gucci’s daughter and Maurizio Gucci’s first cousin, told the Associated Press, in the name of the Gucci family, they were “truly disappointed” by the film.
“They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system.” She added,
“Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything, but there is a borderline that cannot be crossed”.
According to Gucci, the three central concerns of the family are the lack of contact with Ridley Scott, the alleged inaccuracies in the book on which the film is based, and the casting of high-profile actors to play people who were not connected with the murder.
She also said that the Gucci family will decide what their next course of action will be after watching the completed film.
Movie Theaters – Belfast
A semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.
The semi-autobiographical drama follows the story of 10-year-old Buddy during the Troubles in late 1960s Northern Ireland. Buddy is largely inspired by Branagh’s own childhood experience of growing up in Belfast with his Ma, Pa, Gran and Pop by his side
Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast transports viewers back to the Northern Ireland of his 1960s childhood, when the Troubles roiled the streets of the neighborhood he grew up in — and many more like it.
But even though the film is set in the past, the writer/director sees clear allusions to the same social and political fault lines that run through present-day America.
More importantly, those formative experiences gave him firsthand awareness of how quickly divisions can turn to violence, and he points to the Jan. 6 insurrection — when supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol — as one such flashpoint.
Movie Theaters – James Bond – No Time to Die
Craig. Daniel Craig. He’s back for the final time as superspy James Bond in No Time to Die, the 25th 007 film. For a while, the British actor made it sound like he wouldn’t put on Bond’s dinner jacket for a fifth time, so savor this one, fans.
James Bond is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. However, his peace is short-lived as his old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for help.
The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Movie Theaters – South of Heaven
After serving twelve years for armed robbery, Jimmy gets an early parole.
Upon his release from prison he vows to give Annie, his childhood love, now dying from cancer, the best year of her life.
The best last year of her life. If only life were that simple…
Jason Sudeikis plays a recently released ex-con (Jimmy Ray) who becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a big-time gangster.
Jimmy Ray, who’s released a few years early from a 15-year sentence for bank robbery after he makes an impassioned plea to be allowed to reunite with his longtime girlfriend, Annie (Evangeline Lilly), who has cancer and less than a year to live.
“I’m gonna give Annie the best year of her life,” he assures the parole board.
Movie Theaters – The Many Saints of Newark
Witness the making of Tony Soprano.
“The Many Saints of Newark” is a prequel, set roughly 30 years before the start of the show, beginning in the late 1960s and spanning half a decade.
Billed as a Tony Soprano origin story, it instead focuses largely on Dickie Moltisanti, a close friend and associate of the family who, seeing great potential in Tony, takes the young Soprano boy under his wing.
“Many Saints” is a treat for “Sopranos” fans, full of subtle references to series lore and answers to longstanding questions, and it’s a delight to see younger versions of familiar faces.
The story that reveals the humanity behind Tony’s struggles and the influence his family – especially his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti – had over him becoming the most iconic mob boss of all time.
Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark, N.J., history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters start to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family.
Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, whose influence over his nephew will help shape the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss, Tony Soprano.
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.”