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  • Opening This Week – December 2

    December 1, 2016 Leave a Comment

    Opening This Week – December 2 

    Jackie (2016) Poster

    Jackie (2016)

    Certificate R   –   Biography | Drama

    Metascore: 85/100 (19 reviews)
    Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.
    Director:

    Pablo Larraín

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    THE BUZZ: It will be emotional for some viewers to remember the Kennedy Era White House as the Obama Administration comes to an end, but we are anticipating Natalie Portman’s performance, which could be her most psychologically intense work since Black Swan. Also looking forward to watching director Pablo Larraín’s profile rise in the U.S.; he also has the drama Neruda with Gael García Bernal and Luis Gnecco out this month.

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    Incarnate (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Horror | Thriller

     
    A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.
    Director:

    Brad Peyton

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    THE BUZZ: Here’s hoping that Carice van Houten and Aaron Eckhart are in complete scenery chewing mode since this movie feels pieced together from any number of horror and sci-fi films. Interesting that this is director Brad Peyton’s follow-up to San Andreas.

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    The Eyes of My Mother (2016) – [Limited]

    Certificate R   –   Drama | Horror

    Metascore: 65/100 (13 reviews)
    A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.
    Director:

    Nicolas Pesce

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    THE BUZZ: With a trailer that’s five times more frightening than any “AHS: Roanoke” episode and polarizing critical response, I feel powerless against the pull of this black-and-white nightmare created by first-time director Nicolas Pesce. We’re also pro Pesce because he wrote up a list of his favorite B&W horror movies for us. – Arno

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    Things to Come (2016) – [Limited]

    Certificate PG-13   –   Drama

    Metascore: 86/100 (12 reviews)
    A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.
    Director:

    Mia Hansen-Løve

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    THE BUZZ: Isabelle Huppert is having quite a year with her revered work in Elle and this drama from director Mia Hansen Love, who has established herself as a respected filmmaker worldwide. As Huppert navigates awards season, Love has started work on her next project: She just cast Juliette Binoche as part of the ensemble of her long-in-the-works Maya.

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    Old Stone (2016) – [Limited]

    Certificate Unrated   –   Thriller

     
    A psychological thriller about a taxi driver battling bureaucracy and legal manipulation in China.
    Director:

    Johnny Ma

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    The Duelist (2016) – [Limited]

    Certificate R Action | Drama | Thriller

     
    Set in 19th century Imperial Russia, the story revolves around a retired army veteran who makes a good living by settling duels for aristocrats, a common practice of the era. Shot in IMAX. Cast Petr Fedorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Martin Wuttke, Julia Khlynina, Yuri Kolokolnikov Director Alexey Mizgirev
    Director:

    Aleksey Mizgirev

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    In Theaters Now – Box Office Top Ten 

    Moana (2016) Poster

    Moana (2016)

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

      8.3/10 
    Metascore: 81/100 (43 reviews)
    In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
    Box Office:

    Weekend: $56.63M, Gross: $87.59M

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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Poster

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Adventure | Family | Fantasy

      7.8/10 
    Metascore: 66/100 (50 reviews)
    The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
    Director:

    David Yates

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $74.40M, Gross: $161.13M

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    Doctor Strange (2016) Poster

    Doctor Strange (2016)

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

      7.9/10 
    Metascore: 72/100 (49 reviews)
    A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
    Director:

    Scott Derrickson

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $85.06M, Gross: $207.45M

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    Allied (2016) Poster

    Allied (2016)

    Certificate R   –   Action | Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

      7.2/10 
    Metascore: 60/100 (44 reviews)
    In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
    Director:

    Robert Zemeckis

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $12.70M, Gross: $20.09M

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    Arrival (2016) Poster

    Arrival (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

      8.4/10 
    Metascore: 81/100 (52 reviews)
    A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.
    Director:

    Denis Villeneuve

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $24.00M, Gross: $64.29M

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    Trolls (2016) Poster

    Trolls (2016)

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

      6.7/10 
    Metascore: 56/100 (32 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.
    Box Office:

    Weekend: $46.58M, Gross: $136.22M

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    Bad Santa 2 (2016) Poster

    Bad Santa 2 (2016)

    Certificate R   –   Comedy | Crime | Drama

      5.7/10 
    Metascore: 38/100 (36 reviews)
    Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.
    Director:

    Mark Waters

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $6.18M, Gross: $10.18M

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    Almost Christmas (2016) Poster

    Almost Christmas (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Comedy | Drama

      6/10 
    Metascore: 55/100 (27 reviews)
    A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.
    Director:

    David E. Talbert

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $15.56M, Gross: $35.26M

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    Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Poster

    Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

    Certificate R   –   Drama | History | War

      8.6/10 
    Metascore: 71/100 (45 reviews)
    WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to win the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
    Director:

    Mel Gibson

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $15.19M, Gross: $53.15M

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    The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Poster

    The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

    Certificate R   –   Comedy | Drama

      8/10 
    Metascore: 77/100 (37 reviews)
    High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.
    Box Office:

    Weekend: $4.75M, Gross: $10.74M

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