Movies Released December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9

Nocturnal Animals

The plot is described as a "story inside a story," with the first part following a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second part of the story follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.
Amy Adams, Armie Hammer, Michael Shannon, Aaron Johnson, George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Grant Heslov, Isla Fisher
Thriller Adaptation Noir

Miss Sloane

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.
Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kris Thykier, Alison Pill, John Lithgow, John Madden
Drama Thriller Political
105 mins

Office Christmas Party

In Office Christmas Party, when the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Rob Corddry, Randall Park, Jillian Bell, Karan Soni
Comedy Holiday
128 mins

La La Land

Tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, Damien Chazelle, Sonoya Mizuno, John Legend
Drama Comedy
101 mins

Land of Mine

As World War Two comes to an end, a group of German POWs, boys rather than men, are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task – to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over.
Martin Zandvliet, Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Joel Basman, Louis Hofmann, Emil Belton, Osakar Belton
War

Spectral

A special ops group forms to bring down evil ghosts that have taken over Manhattan.
Max Martini, Clayne Crawford, Nic Mathieu, Thomas Tull, Ian Fried, John Gatins, George Nolfi, James Badge Dale
Action Supernatural
102 mins

Burn Country

An Afghan journalist is exiled from his war-torn country to a small bohemian community in Northern California. When he attempts to turn his menial job on the local police blotter into "Afghan-style" coverage of local crime, he gets drawn into the backwoods of this small town — a shadow Northern California where sex is casual, true friendship is hard to come by and an unfamiliar form of violence lurks all around.
James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan, Melissa Leo, Dominic Rains, Ian Olds, Paul Felten, Thomas Jay Ryan, James Oliver Wheatley
Drama Thriller

Kill Ratio

An attack on the new President of a fledgling Eastern European democracy pits an American covert operative against the country’s ruthless military leader determined to seize control of the government.
Paul Tanter, Steven Palmer Peterson, Tom Hopper, Lacy Moore, Amy Huberman
Action

All We Had

A mother and her 13-year-old daughter, living on the edge of poverty, find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America.
Katie Holmes, Luke Wilson, Judy Greer, Eve Lindley, Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh, Stefania Owen, Mark Consuelos
Drama

Harry Benson: Shoot First

Harry Benson: Shoot First charts the illustrious career of the renowned photographer who initially rose to fame alongside The Beatles, having been assigned to cover their inaugural trip to the United States in 1964. With unprecedented “behind the scenes” access, Benson captured some of the most vibrant and intimate portraits ever taken of the most popular band in history. His extensive portfolio includes iconic images of Winston Churchill, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali, Greta Garbo, Michael Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, and his work has appeared in publications including Life, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. Now 86, workaholic Benson has no intention of stopping.
Matthew Miele, Justin Bare
Documentary
90 mins

Contract to Kill

Steven Seagal stars as Harmon, a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team—seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp—he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: Islamic extremists plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling routes to bring deadly weapons, and leaders, into the U.S. To prevent an attack on America, Harmon must turn these two savage forces against one another before his time—and his luck—run out.
Steven Seagal, Keoni Waxman, Jemma Dallender, Russell Wong
Action Adventure
125 mins

The Salesman

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.
Asghar Farhadi, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Mina Sadati, Maral Bani Adam, Mehdi Kooshki
Drama Thriller
104 mins

The Bounce Back

Father, author and relationship expert, Matthew Taylor is on a whirlwind book tour promoting his new best seller, The Bounce Back. He's got it all figured out until he meets the sharp and witty Kristin Peralta, a talk show circuit therapist who's convinced he's nothing but a charlatan. Matthew's life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face a painful truth of his past relationship.
Victor Teran, Youssef Delara, Staci Robinson, Shemar Moore, Bill Bellamy, Sheryl Underwood, Kali Hawk, Nadine Velazquez
Romance Romantic Comedy
95 mins

Jackie

An intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.
Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard, Noah Oppenheim, Billy Crudup, Beth Grant, Scott Franklin
Drama Historical True Story
88 mins

Frank & Lola

Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots star as a couple that builds an intense relationship that saves each other from their mutual despair, but begins to crack as a man from Lola’s past temps her future with Frank.
Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Matthew M. Ross, Robert Halmi Jr., Justin Long, Michael Nyqvist.
Romance

Friday, December 9