Friday, April 22
Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys—dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake, chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark, short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka “Webs.” But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade, an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become … The Good Guys?
Awkwafina, Sam Rockwell, Pierre Perifel, Anthony Ramos, Zazie Beetz, Richard Ayoade, Marc Maron, Craig Robinson
Nicolas Cage stars as... Nick Cage in the action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nick Cage.
Nicolas Cage, Ike Barinholtz, Neil Patrick Harris, Tom Gormican, Kevin Turen, Kevin Etten, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen
Set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son and his marriage.
Jim Broadbent, Matthew Goode, Roger Michell, Nicky Bentham, Fionn Whitehead, Nicholas Martin, Richard Bean, Clive Coleman
To revive their marriage and reconnect, a couple (Eva Longoria and Matt Walsh) takes a self-prescribed digital detox weekend to a remote mountain town. What starts as a perfect weekend getaway without technology quickly spirals out of control, forcing them to discover the only way home is to rely on each other.
Lea Thompson, Matt Walsh, Eva Longoria, Keith David, Nicole Byer, Al Madrigal, Debra Neil-Fisher, Brad Morris
Inspired by a true story, Hostile Territory is a rousing western action-adventure. Former P.O.W. Jack Calgrove moves Heaven and Earth to be reunited with his children following the Civil War. After returning home, Jack finds out his wife has died and his children, presumed orphans, are heading deep into the West aboard a train crossing old enemy lines. Calgrove and another former soldier are joined by a troop of Native American sharpshooters and a freed slave, as they race to intercept the orphan train before all hope is lost.
Lew Temple, Brad Leland, Brian Presley, Craig Tate, Natalie Whittle, Matt McCoy
A former burlesque dancer turned author (Lena Headey) discovers a second chance at life and redemption when she risks everything to rescue her young neighbor after he witnesses his parents’ murder. Now on the run from the local crime boss (Sam Worthington), who happens to be her longtime ex, she makes a desperate attempt to get the boy to safety.
Sam Worthington, Lena Headey, Barbara Hershey, Gigi Gaston, Dean Scott Vazquez, La La Anthony
After her grandmother dies, Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) is taken to her mother’s childhood home. While her parents go about cleaning out the house, Nelly explores the surrounding woods. She encounters Marion (Gabrielle Sanz), a girl exactly Nelly’s age and to whom she bears a striking resemblance. The pair become fast friends, constructing a hut together, sharing lunches, and talking over the life transitions both are in the midst of. (Marion is only days away from going to hospital for an operation.) Incrementally, the girls’ eerie similarities yield revelations that merge events of the past with those of the present.
Nina Meurisse, Céline Sciamma, Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Stéphane Varupenne, Margo Abascal
Tells the story of a new mother whose memories of her own youth prepare her to navigate motherhood in the increasingly challenging world that polar bears face today.
Alastair Fothergill, Roy Conli, Jeff Wilson, Jason Roberts, Keith Scholey, Catherine Keener
The summer before college Auden meets the mysterious Eli, a fellow insomniac. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she wanted.
Kate Bosworth, Andie MacDowell, Belmont Cameli, Dermot Mulroney, Samia Finnerty, Sofia Alvarez, Emma Pasarow, Laura Kariuki
Two teen sisters, Hailey and Brooke, go to live with their grandmother when their father is arrested for a crime he didn't commit. Their grandma used to be a country music star but she retired after the death of their grandfather in a car accident. Hailey wants to be a country singer like her grandma but she suffers from bad stage fright. Brooke used to be a barrel racer but she was injured in the accident. The girls convince their grandmother to come out of retirement to raise money for their dad's defense. The concert is a success and helps Hailey get over her stage fright. However, when they go to withdraw the money they find that it is gone. The girls and their grandma find a way to recover the money and they ultimately use it to free their father. And with their grandma's help both girls go on to chase their dreams of being a singer and a barrel racer.
Marcus Mauldin, Timothy Armstrong, Cheryl Ladd, Savannah Lee May, Darci Lynne, Rachel Cannon, Dodge Prince, Jared Trevino Maggie McClure
CHARLOTTE is an animated drama that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish painter who comes of age in Berlin on the eve of the Second World War. Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. Her first love applauds her talent, which emboldens her resolve. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously, limiting her options and derailing her dream. When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, she leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again, and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret. Believing that only the extraordinary will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.
Jim Broadbent, Keira Knightley, Sam Claflin, Eddie Marsan, Eric Warin, Tahir Rana, Brenda Blethyn, Henry Czerny
Follows a family of four – two middle-aged parents and their sons, one a taciturn adult, the other an ebullient six-year-old – as they drive across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog. Unspoken tensions arise and the film builds emotional momentum as it slowly reveals the furtive purpose for their journey.
Panah Panahi, Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar
Prim and proper Maria Barbizan (Susanne Wuest of GOODNIGHT MOMMY) unceremoniously walks away from her boring job, her inept husband, and her obnoxious daughter. Moments later, she is swept up in a bizarre contest alongside a handful of idiosyncratic characters, all competing for the chance to win true enlightenment... and one slightly used habanero-orange compact sport utility vehicle.
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Adam Brown, Susanne Wuest, with Cara Ricketts, Christian Serritiello, George Tchortov, Julian Richings
A teenage delinquent (Miya Cech) befriends a surly magician (Rhea Perlman) who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional family with sleight of hand magic. A coming-of-age comedy that touches on unlikely friendships, grief and finding hope in the darkest moments.
Miya Cech, Jonathan Slavin, Kate Tsang, Rhea Perlman, Leonardo Nam, Paulina Lule, Kannon Omachi, Jae Suh Park
A manifesto for today's youth on the societal forces that have both shaped and held back their generation. This upbeat and hopeful film shows examples of young leaders working to revolutionize systems that have failed their generation.
Michelle Rodriguez, Rebecca Tickell, Josh Tickell