Movies Released December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
Brendan Coyle, Gemma Chan, Melanie Johansson, Debra Hayward, Beau Willimon, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce
Drama Biography
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
104 mins

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.
Steve Kloves, Cate Blanchett, Jonathan Cavendish, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jack Reynor, Eddie Marsan, Andy Serkis, Callie Kloves
Action Adventure

Dumplin'

Dumplin’ (Danielle Macdonald) is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston), who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
Kristin Hahn, Dove Cameron, Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Anne Fletcher, Michael Costigan, Luke Benward, Bex Taylor-Klaus
Drama Adaptation Teen Dramedy
Netflix
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Schindler's List: Remastered

Winner of seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, this incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.
Liam Neeson, Steven Zaillian, Caroline Goodall, Embeth Davidtz, Steven Spielberg, Ben Kingsley, Jonathan Sagalle, Ralph Fiennes
Drama True Story Re-Release
80 mins

Hospitality

Former prostitute Donna (Emmanuelle Chriqui) turned her brothel into a legitimate bed and breakfast, following the birth of her cognitively deficit son Jimmy (Conner McVicker). Trouble comes knocking when ex-con Cam (Sam Trammell) arrives to collect what he’s been hiding there for the past two decades. As it turns out, he’s not the only one looking for it. In a brutal fight for survival, Donna must protect Jimmy and her home from a crooked cop (JR Bourne) and a thug (Jim Beaver).
Sam Trammell, Emmanuelle Chriqui, JR Bourne, Nick Chakwin, David Guglielmo, Jim Beaver, Conner McVicker
Thriller

Dumplin'

Dumplin’ (Danielle Macdonald) is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston), who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
Kristin Hahn, Dove Cameron, Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, Anne Fletcher, Michael Costigan, Luke Benward, Bex Taylor-Klaus
Drama Adaptation Teen Dramedy
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Vox Lux

Celeste rises from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom.
Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Brady Corbet, Stacy Martin
Drama Music
New York / Los Angeles
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Appearance

Mateho the Inquisitor (Jake Stormoen) and his comrade (Kristian Nairn) are summoned to a monastery to investigate a series of mysterious murders and the alleged ‘witch’ accused of the horrific crimes. It soon becomes clear that something evil haunts the church and Mateho must act quickly to stop the dark vengeance from destroying everything in its path.
Kristian Naim, Kurt Knight, Jake Storemoen, Adam Johnson, Baylee Self, Michael Flynn
Drama Thriller
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Ben Is Back

Story of 19-year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), a young man with substance abuse issues who unexpectedly returns to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mom, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.
Peter Hedges, Lucas Hedges, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Julia Roberts, Dan Friedkin, Ben Stillman, Michael Heimler
Drama
86 mins

Tyrel

Tyler joins his friend on a trip to the Catskills for a weekend birthday party with several people he doesn’t know. As soon as they get there, it’s clear that (1) he’s the only black guy, and (2) it’s going to be a weekend of heavy drinking. Although Tyler is welcomed, he can’t help but feel uneasy in “Whitesville.” The combination of all the testosterone and alcohol starts to get out of hand, and Tyler’s precarious situation starts to feel like a nightmare.
Michael Cera, Christopher Abbott, Sebastian Silva, Jason Mitchell, Ann Dowd
Drama

Swimming With Men

His job is a drag, his wife may be cheating on him, and he’s not getting any younger. Accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who have found camaraderie and self-worth through synchronized swimming. Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they’re determined to prove they have what it takes to be a whirling, twirling, scissor-kicking aquatic dream team. And they’ve set their sights on the ultimate prize: the world championship.
Rupert Graves, Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley, Oliver Parker, Aschlin Ditta, Rob Brydon, Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter
Comedy
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Back Roads

After his mother (Juliette Lewis) goes to jail for shooting and killing his abusive father, Harley Altmyer (Alex Pettyfer) is left to care for his three younger sisters in a rural Pennsylvania town. The uneducated Harley works two dead-end jobs to preserve what’s left of his family, including the rebellious, sexual 16-year-old Amber (Nicola Peltz). Angered and traumatized by his painful past, Harley finally begins to feel hope when he connects with an older, married woman (Jennifer Morrison), and they embark on an affair. When shocking family secrets emerge, Harley’s life begins to spiral downward.
Michael Ohoven, Alex Pettyfer, Adrian Lyne, Juliette Lewis, Ben White, Dan Spilo, Tawni O'Dell, Jennifer Morrison
Drama Thriller Adaptation
92 mins

Anna and the Apocalypse

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other...
Alan McDonald, Marli Siu, Ryan McHenry, Malcolm Cumming, John McPhail, Ella Hunt, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye
Horror Musical Holiday Zombies
Expansion
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
107 mins

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes deftly fuses the personal, the political and the surreal as it charts the rise and fall of Fox News mogul, Roger Ailes. A key media consultant to Presidents Nixon, Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Ailes powerfully shaped American political history. But after creating a ratings powerhouse, he went down in flames amid scandal, paranoia, and multiple sexual harassment allegations.
Alexis Bloom
Documentary Political
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
88 mins

Bernie The Dolphin

Kevin and Holly love splashing and playing with their dolphin friend Bernie and his family. But when Bernie goes missing, the kids go looking for him. While searching, they discover a real-estate development plan that threatens the baby sea turtles on their favorite beach. Can the brave duo stop the developers while racing to reunite Bernie with his loved ones?
Kirk Harris, Lola Sultan, Patrick Muldoon, Logan Allen, Stelio Savante, Dahlia Legault, Lily Cardone, Sam Sorbo
Family

Asher

Asher (Ron Perlman) is a former Mossad agent turned gun for hire, living an austere life in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Approaching the end of his career, he breaks the oath he took as a young man when he meets Sophie (Famke Janssen) on a hit gone wrong. In order to have love in his life before it's too late, he must kill the man he was, for a chance at becoming the man he wants to be.
Ron Perlman, Michael Caton-Jones, Jay Zaretsky, Famke Janssen, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Facinelli, Jacqueline Bisset
Action Crime

The American Meme

Follows the journeys of four shocking social media disruptors, Paris Hilton (@parishilton), Josh Ostrovsky (@thefatjewish), Brittany Furlan (@brittanyfurlan) and Kirill Bichutsky (@slutwhisperer), as they hustle to create empires out of their online footprints.
Bert Marcus
Documentary
Netflix
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, December 7