Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Mile 22 (2018)

Title: Mile 22
Rating: R
Directed by: Peter Berg
Written by: Graham Roland, and Lea Carpenter
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey, and John Malkovich
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Mark for this submission


Crazy Rich Asians (2018)*

Title: Crazy Rich Asians
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Written by: Peter Chiarelli, and Adele Lim
Based on the novel by: Kevin Kwan
Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh, Lisa Lu, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remi Hii, Nico Santos, and Jing Lusi
Release Date: 8/15/2018
Running Time: 120 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim.


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Alpha (2018)

Title: Alpha
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Albert Hughes
Written by: Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt, and Albert Hughes
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 96 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before winter arrives.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Kyle for this submission

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Juliet, Naked (2018)?

Title: Juliet, Naked
Rating: R
Directed by: Jesse Peretz
Written by: Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, and Tamara Jenkins
Based on the novel by: Nick Hornby
Starring: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 98 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Annie, the curator of a small museum in the drab English seaside town where she was born, is beginning to realize that her life has been stuck in low gear. Her partner of 15 years, Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), aspires to be the world’s foremost expert on reclusive American singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke) and spends all his free time maintaining a website dedicated to the mostly forgotten rocker. Crowe quit the business at the height of his fame and now, pushing 50, is living in his ex-girlfriend’s garage in New York and trying to make up for past parental failures by dedicating his life to raising his young son.

But when Duncan receives the long-lost demo version of Crowe’s revered album, Juliet, it sets off a chain reaction that will change all of their lives. Duncan hails the album as a masterpiece on his Crowe-themed website, while Annie, frustrated by his obsession with the washed-up musician, posts her own scathing review, sparking a make-or-break fight between the couple. She is startled when Crowe unexpectedly reaches out to her to agree with her assessment and the two strike up a clandestine online correspondence. As their friendship begins to cross over into romance, Crowe comes to London for a visit and the stage is set for an epically messy love triangle that inspires Annie to take the chance of a lifetime.


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Wife, The (2017)?

Title: The Wife
Rating: R
Directed by: Björn Runge
Written by: Jane Anderson
Based on the novel by: Meg Wolitzer
Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, and Annie Starke
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 100 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements: Where Joe is brash, Joan is shy. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife, keeping the household running smoothly, the adult children in close contact, and Joe’s pills dispensed on schedule. At times, a restless discontentment can be glimpsed beneath Joan’s smoothly decorous surface, but her natural dignity and keen sense of humor carry her through the rough spots.

En route to Stockholm for the Nobel Prize ceremonies (aboard the Concorde, still the transatlantic vessel of choice in 1992), Joan and Joe are accompanied by their son David (Max Irons), an aspiring writer in his twenties who feels that Joe belittles his work. Sulky and resentful, David wears his wounded heart on his sleeve. There’s another man on board who also wants something from Joe: Nathaniel Bone (Christian Slater), a journalist who plans to write the definitive biography of Joseph Castleman, authorized or not. To crusty, arrogant Joe, Nathaniel’s just a pest to be brushed off, but to Joan, making an enemy of Nathaniel is a risky matter. As always, she’s the conciliator between Joe and David, Joe and Nathaniel.

Amid the nonstop round of ceremonial festivities in Stockholm, Joan and Joe are swept into familiar, long-worn roles: Joe is flattered and schmoozed, while Joan stands by his side wearing her quiet smile.

As we see in flashback to Joan and Joe’s early days in the late ‘50s, Joan not only had her own writing aspirations, she had the talent (and the looks) to capture the attention of her teacher, Joe. A caustic encounter with an embittered novelist (Elizabeth McGovern) gives Joan a warning preview, however, of the obscurity awaiting the “lady writer,” no matter how talented. As Joan and Joe embark on a love affair, it fits a certain literary template of the time: she’s the well-bred WASP-y daughter of bland privilege, he’s the scrappy Jewish striver with the Brooklyn accent and the edgy stories to tell. With Joe’s first marriage busted up, they live the bohemian life in a Greenwich Village walk-up. Joan gets a job at a publishing house, encountering enough casual sexism to squelch her own ambitions but spotting a chance to forward Joe’s career as the next hot young discovery. Thus is established the self-sacrificing partnership that continues right up to the Nobel gathering decades later.

Another familiar, long-worn dynamic plays out in Stockholm as Joe is trailed by an attractive young woman photographer assigned to document Joe’s every public moment. Joan recognizes the predictable progression of flirtation and indiscretion that she has stoically overlooked through so many years of Joe’s serial infidelities. This time, Joan’s had enough. Serving Joe notice that she wants no place on a pedestal as his passive muse; matching wits with a prying Nathaniel Bone; letting her own grievances flare, for once, instead of smoothing over everyone else’s problems—Joan finally reaches for self-determination. The Castleman marriage and literary legend will never be the same.


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We the Animals (2018)?

Title: We the Animals
Rating: R
Directed by: Jeremiah Zagar
Written by: Daniel Kitrosser, and Jeremiah Zagar
Based on the novel by: Justin Torres
Starring: Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian, Josiah Gabriel, Sheila Vand, and Raul Castillo
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 94 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.


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Minding the Gap (2018)?

Title: Minding the Gap
Rating: NR
Directed by: Bing Liu
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 93 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
First-time filmmaker Bing Liu’s documentary Minding the Gap is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the film unfolds, Bing is thrust into the middle of Zack’s tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend and Keire’s inner struggles with racial identity and his deceased father. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse, and ultimately that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.


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Memoir of War (2017)?

Title: Memoir of War
Rating: NR
Directed by: Emmanuel Finkiel
Written by: Emmanuel Finkiel
Based on the novel by: Marguerite Duras
Starring: Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Shulamit Adar, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, and Emmanuel Bourdieu
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 127 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
It’s 1944 Nazi-occupied France, and Marguerite is an active Resistance member along with husband Robert Antelme and a band of fellow subversives. When Antelme is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, she becomes friendly with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) to learn of her husband’s whereabouts. But as the months wear on with no news of her husband, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable.


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Little Mermaid, The (2018)?

Title: The Little Mermaid
Rating: PG
Directed by: Blake Harris, and Chris Bouchard
Written by: Blake Harris
Starring: Poppy Drayton, William Moseley, and Armando Gutierrez
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 85 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.


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Meg, The (2018)

Title: The Meg
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Written by: Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber
Based on the novel by: Steve Alten
Starring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy, Jessica McNamee, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Robert Taylor, Sophia Cai, Masi Oka, and Cliff Curtis
Release Date: 8/10/2018
Running Time: 113 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, former deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is drawn out of self-imposed exile by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, Dr. Zhang (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter, Suyin (Li Bingbing), who thinks she can rescue the crew on her own. But it will take their combined efforts to save the crew, and the ocean itself, from this seemingly unstoppable threat—a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. Thought to be extinct, the Meg turns out to be very much alive…and on the hunt.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Marcos, Jason, Ben, and Dan for this submission


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