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their-finest-hourIf you are looking for a heartbreaking drama/ romance, Their Finest is an absolute must! The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation It carries an age restriction of 13. Watch Trailer

SpidermanA young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the sensational Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Embraced all over the world, Spider-Man is the most popular comic book character in history and the crown jewel of Marvel comics.  Now, he comes home in a film with a fresh, fun tone and new take, produced by Marvel Studios, that brings the Peter Parker of the comic books to the screen alongside MCU heroes for the first time. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.  His moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be.

churchillDiscerning viewers will delight in Churchill, a captivating drama featuring excellent performances by Brian Cox as British Prime Minister Winston Chruchill and Miranda Richardson as his devoted wife. The story takes place during the days leading up to infamous Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, France in June, 1944.  Tensions mount for the beleaguered Churchill and fearful of repeating his deadly mistakes from World War I in the Battle of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with his historical destiny, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign, one that the entire war effort hinges upon. Clashing with his Allied political opponents U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Slattery) and British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (Julian Wadham), the troubled Churchill receives support and devotion from his wife, the brilliant and unflappable Clementine Churchill, whose strength and shrewdness  halts Winston’s physical, mental spiritual collapse and inspires him on to greatness. Age Restriction 10 – 12 PGD.  Watch the trailer

PROMISEEmpires fall, love survives in The Promise. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves. The Promise is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George.It has an age restriction of 16 PV. Watch trailer

LOST CITYThe True-life drama  The Lost City Of Z is set at the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam)  journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case.It has an age restriction of 13V. Watch trailer

20tth CNTURYThe thought-provoking and challenging 20th Century Women is set during the summer of 1979, with Annette Bening in top form as a headstrong Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord who decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son’s shrewd best friend (Elle Fanning) – to serve as role models in a changing world. There is an age restriction of 13 ATLS. Watch trailer

WHOLE TRUTHIn the crime /courtroom drama The Whole Truth Keanu Reeves plays a defense attorney who takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Renée Zellweger), that he will keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter (Jim Belushi) really was comes to light. While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) tries to dig deeper – and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover. It carries an age restriction of 16 LSV. Watch trailer

FAMILY MANIn the moving A Family Man Gerard Butler delivers a great performance as a hard-driven headhunter who works at a cutthroat firm. When his boss pits him against the equally driven Lynn Vogel, Dane gears up for the professional battle of his life. When his young son is then given a harrowing diagnosis, Dane is suddenly pulled between achieving his professional dream and spending time with the family that needs him now more than ever. It has an age restriction of 13L. Watch trailer

 

CIRCLEIn the thrilling The Circle Mae Holland (Emma Watson) seizes the opportunity of a lifetime when she lands a job with the world’s most powerful technology and social media company. Encouraged by the company’s founder (Tom Hanks), Mae joins a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes soon starts to affect the lives and futures of her friends, family and that of humanity. Age restriction 7-9 PGL. Watch trailer

ARMYIn the wacky Army of One Gary Faulkner (Nicolas Cage), an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote receives a vision from God telling him to capture Osama bin Laden. Armed with only a single sword purchased from a home-shopping network, Gary travels to Pakistan to complete his mission. While on his quest, Gary encounters old friends back home in Colorado, new friends he makes in Pakistan, the enemies he makes at the CIA — and even God and Osama themselves. Watch trailer

Rough NightIn the raunchy adult comedy Rough Night, five friends from college – played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz – reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails.  Just when all hope is lost, they realize there’s more to the story than they could’ve ever imagined. “This movie might seem to be about friends who find themselves in a not-so-average bachelorette party through a series of very over-the-top events, but the movie is really about friendship,” says Scarlett Johansson, who expresses her comedy chops in Rough Night.  “We often can take for granted the people that know us the best… This movie is a sort of cautionary tale about taking that for granted – and also it’s a celebration of that kind of deep friendship.  Underneath this wild, R-rated comedy is a movie with a very warm heart about friendship.” The film is age restricted 16 LSD. The bonus features include a scandalous sing-along, a featurette on the cast. Watch trailer