• Opening This Week – November 4th

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    Opening This Week – November 4

    Doctor Strange (2016) Poster

    Doctor Strange (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

    Metascore: 72/100 (46 reviews)
    A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
    Director:

    Scott Derrickson

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    THE BUZZ: Marvel’s psychedelic gamble should pay off handsomely in the U.S. now that its international weekend tally is in: Stephen Vincent Strange and company opened to the tune of $86 million, owning nearly half of the international marketplace and pacing way ahead of Ant-Man, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and even Guardians of the Galaxy. See our Spotlight on ‘Doctor Strange’.

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    Trolls (2016)

    Certificate PG   –   Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy |Musical

    Metascore: 56/100 (31 reviews)
    After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
    Directors:

    Walt Dohrn | Mike Mitchell

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    THE BUZZ: The other trippy-visual movie being released this week has earned heaps of adult praise, first for the musical direction courtesy of Justin Timberlake, then for the story’s unexpected message that happiness is an intangible thing that resides inside us all and doesn’t need to be teased out with a line of toys or any other cross-promotional tactic.

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    Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

    Certificate R   –   Biography | Drama | Romance | War

    Metascore: 71/100 (43 reviews)
    WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
    Director:

    Mel Gibson

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    THE BUZZ: A decade after the bloody, bone-crunching Apocalypto, Mel Gibson’s return to the director’s chair is no less shocking or relentlessly graphic. Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Desmond T. Doss, a WWII US Army medic who became the first conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor. Doss, played by Andrew Garfield, saved dozens of lives in acts of incredible bravery and this film honors both him and those men. With battle scenes that have drawn comparisons to Saving Private Ryan, Garfield and the film are already generating awards buzz. – Michael

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    Loving (2016) – [Limited]

    Certificate PG-13   –   Biography | Drama

    Metascore: 77/100 (27 reviews)
    Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.
    Director:

    Jeff Nichols

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    THE BUZZ: We remember 1967 as the year of the Summer of Love, when college students transformed America by growing out their hair, smoking marijuana, and having casual sex. This drama tells the little-known true story of the Lovings, a working-class married couple in Virginia that actually changed the nation’s laws. When the Lovings were arrested for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage, they took their case to the Supreme Court. Fortunately, this movie is not a dry history lesson. It’s a love story. Stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton were recently nominated for Gotham Awards, and, based on the trailer, they have fantastic chemistry. – Sara

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    The Eagle Huntress (2016) – [Opens 11/2 – Limited]

    Certificate G   –   Documentary | Adventure | Family | Sport

    Metascore: 72/100 (17 reviews)
    The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter.
    Director:

    Otto Bell

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    THE BUZZ: This documentary’s gorgeous cinematography and message about a young Kazakh woman pushing hard against her culture’s gender barriers have pushed it to the forefront of potential Oscar contenders, but as of this writing (October 30th), the Best Documentary Oscar campaign is only at the official submission stage; we will know the shortlist by the beginning of December.

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    Peter and the Farm (2016) – [Limited]

    Certificate Unrated   –   Documentary

    Metascore: 82/100 (8 reviews)
    A documentary on Peter Dunning, the proprietor of Mile Hill Farm in Vermont who has isolated himself away from his family and often suggests to the filmmakers to make his own suicide a narrative device.
    Director:

    Tony Stone

    Stars:

    Peter Dunning

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    THE BUZZ: This documentary, which is packaged like a character study of your favorite trouble writer or rock star, admits to catching its subject, 68-year-old Peter Dunning, at a low point in his life. We’re hoping that some form of update on Dunning will be made available as the heralded documentary transitions from the festival circuit to awards season.

    In Theaters Now – Box Office Top Ten

    Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Poster

    Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Comedy | Horror

      4.7/10
    Metascore: 30/100 (14 reviews)
    Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.
    Director:

    Tyler Perry

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $28.50M, Gross: $54.51M

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    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Poster

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Crime | Mystery | Thriller

      6.4/10
    Metascore: 47/100 (43 reviews)
    Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
    Director:

    Edward Zwick

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $22.87M, Gross: $40.83M

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    Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Poster

    Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Horror | Thriller

      6.7/10
    Metascore: 65/100 (26 reviews)
    In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
    Director:

    Mike Flanagan

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $14.07M, Gross: $25.91M

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    The Accountant (2016) Poster

    The Accountant (2016)

    Certificate R   –   Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

      7.7/10
    Metascore: 51/100 (45 reviews)
    As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
    Director:

    Gavin O’Connor

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $24.71M, Gross: $62.26M

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    The Girl on the Train (2016) Poster

    The Girl on the Train (2016)

    Certificate R   –   Drama | Mystery | Thriller

      6.7/10
    Metascore: 48/100 (49 reviews)
    A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
    Director:

    Tate Taylor

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $24.54M, Gross: $66.51M

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    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Poster

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Adventure | Drama | Family | Fantasy

      7.1/10
    Metascore: 57/100 (43 reviews)
    When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
    Director:

    Tim Burton

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $28.87M, Gross: $80.38M

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    Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016) Poster

    Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Comedy

      5.8/10
    Metascore: 34/100 (31 reviews)
    A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.
    Director:

    Greg Mottola

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $5.46M, Gross: $11.14M

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    Storks (2016) Poster

    Storks (2016)

    Certificate PG   –   Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

      7.1/10
    Metascore: 56/100 (31 reviews)
    Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.
    Box Office:

    Weekend: $21.31M, Gross: $68.52M

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    Inferno (2016) Poster

    Inferno (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Action | Adventure | Crime | Drama | Mystery |Thriller

      6.4/10
    Metascore: 42/100 (47 reviews)
    When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
    Director:

    Ron Howard

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $14.86M, Gross: $16.25M

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    Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) Poster

    Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)

      –   Drama | Musical | Romance

      5.6/10
    Metascore: 40/100 (4 reviews)
    A story about unrequited love. The journey of three characters, Ayan, Alizeh, and Saba.
    Director:

    Karan Johar

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $2.19M, Gross: $2.19M

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