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  • Opening This Week – December 9

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    Opening This Week – December 9 

    La La Land (2016) Poster

    La La Land (2016) – [Limited]

    Certificate PG-13   –   Comedy | Drama | Musical | Romance

    Metascore: 89/100 (33 reviews)
    A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
    Director:

    Damien Chazelle

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    THE BUZZ: Two years after Whiplash Damien Chazelle returns with another Oscar candidate that has transfixed nearly every audience it has performed for, and we admit it’s sweet to see people so charmed by a modern-day Los Angeles romance. Since you really can’t say “Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have never been better,” it might be more grounded to say that their work here will go down as some of the finest work of their respective careers. Since Hollywood tends to love to celebrate itself, it might be tough to top this in the Best Picture race, but more than anything we’re looking forward to watching more and more audiences fall in love with a mix of classic and contemporary filmmaking.

    Office Christmas Party (2016) Poster

    Office Christmas Party (2016)

    Certificate R   –   Comedy

    Metascore: 43/100 (32 reviews)
    When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…
    Directors:

    Josh Gordon | Will Speck

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    THE BUZZ: A welcome theme of putting people over profits and the dynamic between this stacked cast help make Office Christmas Party a well-timed holiday comedy that serves as a perfect 90-minute distraction from anything that might be ailing you. The couple gross-out gags are rather memorable, but we’d love to see a movie that allows people like T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon to fully let loose and get as weird as possible.

    Befikre (2016) Poster

    Befikre (2016)

    Certificate Unrated   –   Comedy | Crime | Romance

     
    Set in Paris, Befikre is a free spirited, contemporary love story of Dharam and Shyra, who find love in an impulsive, engaging series of experiences. Doused in the spirit of Paris, it celebrates love- sensual, carefree and focused on living life to the fullest.
    Director:

    Aditya Chopra

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    THE BUZZ: After Rab ne Bana Di Jodi, Aditya Chopra is back in the director’s seat with Befikre. Set in Paris, Befikre! looks at modern-day lovers, Dharam and Shayra, who live life to the fullest. Chopra has reinvented his filmmaking technique for the movie and says that Befikre! is a contemporary take on Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. This movie perfect for audiences that are looking for a light-hearted comedy about relationships today.

    Miss Sloane (2016) Poster

    Miss Sloane (2016) – [Nationwide Expansion]

    Certificate R   –   Drama | Thriller

    Metascore: 64/100 (33 reviews)
    In the world of political power-brokers, Sloane takes on the most powerful opponent of her career and will do whatever is required to win.
    Director:

    John Madden

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    THE BUZZ: Despite an early reveal about how the story might unfurl, it’s a thrill to watch Jessica Chastain ice out her enemies and allies alike as she single handedly looks to take down an entrenched political system. And with only a few key scenes, Alison Pill turns in quite a performance as well.

    Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) Poster

    Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) – [Limited]

    Certificate Unrated   –   Documentary

    Metascore: 76/100 (9 reviews)
    What we know today about many famous musicians, politicians, and actresses is due to the famous work of photographer Harry Benson. He captured vibrant and intimate photos of the most famous band in history;The Beatles. His extensive portfolio grew to include iconic photos of Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, and Dr. Martin Luther King. His wide-ranging work has appeared in publications including Life, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Benson, now 86, is still taking photos and has no intentions of stopping.
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    THE BUZZ: If there was a larger-than-life public figure or unforgettable cultural event from the last half century, chances are photographer Harry Benson captured it with an image you find familiar. I’m looking forward to learning more about a man whose eyes and empathy for his subjects have influenced our memories. – Bret

    In Theaters Now – Box Office Top Ten 

    Moana (2016) Poster

    Moana (2016)

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

      8.2/10 
    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: $123.38M

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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: $186.14M

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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: $74.57M

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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: $30.45M

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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: $216.72M

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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: $141.97M

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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 receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
    Director:

    Mel Gibson

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $15.19M, Gross: $57.97M

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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: $15.03M

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    Incarnate (2016) Poster

    Incarnate (2016)

    Certificate PG-13   –   Horror | Thriller

      5.5/10 
    Metascore: 30/100 (9 reviews)
    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

    Box Office:

    Weekend: $2.53M, Gross: $2.89M

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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: $38.56M

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