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In writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s heartbreaking Manchester By The Sea an uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew after his brother dies. Unknowing he is to be the guardian and struggles with the decision. Throughout the movie he recounts past memories that caused him to leave Manchester and distance himself from his past. Casey Affleck is sensational in his Oscar-winning performance as a man whose path to redemption is one you will remember long after watching this gentle and quiet human drama. Read an interview with writer-director Kenneth Lonergan / Watch the trailer
In the equally powerful drama Denial, An American professor finds herself the defendant in a high-profile British libel trial that would impact the way the history of the Holocaust is told in Denial, a taut courtroom drama based on one of the most significant international legal cases in recent memory. It recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Oscar winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team led by Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. This provocative story about one woman’s relentless efforts to establish justice and remind the world about the tragedies of the Holocaust, offers a gripping, inspirational real-life account based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, and adapted for the big screen by esteemed playwright David Hare. Read more about the film / Watch the trailer
In the local comedy Hoener Met Die Rooi Skoene, Kaptein Hendrik Greyling (Louw Venter), who is known amongst his colleagues as the ‘Iron Rooster’, is always in control. When he falls in cold water during the execution of his tasks, he gets the flu. In his feverish condition, he is appointed as the investigating officer of a very abnormal murder scene, where the body disappears without a trace… and quickly finds himself in the midst of the chaos and confusion of more than one murder. The bonus features include a behind the scenes doccie and Jak de Priester’s music video. Watch the trailer
Passengers is an exciting action-thriller about two strangers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early. Jennifer Lawrence (Aurora) and Chris Pratt (Jim) star in an exciting action-thriller about two strangers who are on a 120-year journey to another planet when their hibernation pods wake them 90 years too early. Jim and Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) are forced to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction as the ship teeters on the brink of collapse, jeopardizing the lives of the passengers on the greatest mass migration in human history. The bonus features include a visit to the set with Chris Pratt, Casting The Passengers, Creating The Avalon, Outtakes from the set, and Book your passage: Learn more about the Homestead company. Read more about the film / Watch the trailer
In the drama Equity Naomi Bishop is an investment banker determined to overcome a previous stain to her professional reputation, which is a challenge in the male dominated financial sector she works in. As Naomi in that spirit makes her move managing a burgeoning new tech IPO, she has to endure not only the condescension of her colleagues, but also her imperious client even as troubling new developments cloud the venture’s future. Against that, the probing of a college friend turned Federal investment law prosecutor and the conniving of her double-dealing boyfriend seem to be manageable complications, until a betrayal by a trusted colleague threatens to ruin everything. The bonus features include a Q & A with Anna Gunn, Meera Menon, Alysia Reiner, Sarah Megan Thomas and Samuel Roukin at the LA Film Festival; The Making of Equity, and ‘’Girl Gang: The Equity of Empowerment’’. Watch the trailer
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead in Resident Evil 6: The Final Chapter. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. Bonus Features: Explore The Hive, The Bad Ass Trinity and the Women of Resident Evil. Watch the trailer