Movies Released December 17, 2021

Friday, December 17

150 mins

Spider-Man: No Way Home PG-13

Tom Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker/Spider-man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya, Rachel O’Connor, Jamie Foxx, J.K. Simmons, Angourie Rice, Avi Arad, Jon Watts
Action Adventure Sequel Superhero Re-Release

Nightmare Alley R

Based on the 1947 film about a corrupt con-man who teams up with a female psychiatrist to trick people into giving them money.
Guillermo del Toro, Toni Collette, Richard Jenkins, Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, Ron Perlman, J. Miles Dale, Rooney Mara
Thriller Adaptation Noir
126 mins

Last Words NR

It is 2085. A young man, one of the few survivors of the human community of old, embarks on a long voyage to find others.
Charlotte Rampling, Jonathan Nossiter, Nick Nolte, Stellan Skarsgard
120 mins

Margrete - Queen of the North

The year is 1402. Margrete has achieved what no man has managed before. She has gathered Denmark, Norway and Sweden into a peace-oriented union, which she single-handedly rules through her young, adopted son, Erik. The union is beset by enemies, however, and Margrete is therefore planning a marriage between Erik and an English princess. An alliance with England should secure the union’s status as an emerging European power but a breathtaking conspiracy is under way that can tear Margrete and all she believes in apart.
Jesper Fink, Trine Dyrholm, Charlotte Sieling, Maya Ilsøe, Søren Malling, Jakob Oftebro, Morten Hee Andersen, Paul Blackthorne
Drama Historical

Swan Song R

Set in the near future, Swan Song is a journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father diagnosed with a terminal illness who is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief. As Cameron grapples with whether or not to alter his family’s fate, he learns more about life and love than he ever imagined.
Jonathan King, Naomie Harris, Benjamin Cleary, Adam Shulman, Jacob Perlin, Rebecca Bourke, Mahershala Ali, Mimi Valdes
Apple TV+
2 / 5
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104 mins

The Tender Bar R

A boy grows up without a father but is surrounded with unlikely surrogates: the patrons who haunt a pub in Manhasset, Long Island where his uncle tends bar. He eventually breaks into journalism as a copy-boy at "The New York Times" and goes on to win a Pulitzer for feature writing at the "L.A. Times."
Peter Chernin, William Monahan, Christopher Lloyd, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, Lily Rabe, Max Casella
Drama Biography True Story Coming-of-Age
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Play Trailer Buy / Rent
100 mins

Fortress R

A maniacal criminal (Chad Michael Murray, left, with Jesse Metcalfe) hellbent on revenge infiltrates a retirement community for National Clandestine Service members in the action thriller.
Bruce Willis, Shannen Doherty, Kelly Greyson, James Cullen Bressack, Chad Michael Murray, Jesse Metcalfe, Ser'Darius Blain
Action Thriller

The Novice NR

A college freshman joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.
Lauren Hadaway, Isabelle Fuhrman, Amy Forsyth, Dilone Kate Drummond, Jonathan Cherry, Charlotte Ubben
VOD / Digital
5 / 5
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81 mins

The Scary of Sixty-First NR

While out apartment hunting, college pals Noelle and Addie stumble upon the deal of a lifetime: a posh duplex on Manhattan's Upper East Side. But soon after moving in, a more sinister picture of the apartment emerges when a mysterious woman arrives and claims the property used to belong to the infamous and recently-deceased Jeffrey Epstein.

With this news, Noelle becomes obsessed with the visitor—to the point of infatuation. As the pair plunge deeper into the conspiracies of the Epstein case, Addie falls into her own bizarre state: a pseudo-possession complete with inexplicable fits of age-regressed sexual mania. As they peel back on these strange occurrences, the truth reveals itself to be more twisted than they could have ever imagined.
Mark Rapaport, Dasha Nekrasova, Madeline Quinn, Betsey Brown

Mother/Android R

Set in the near future, Mother/Android follows Georgia (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her boyfriend Sam (Algee Smith) through their treacherous journey of escape as their country is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Days away from the arrival of their first child, they must face No Man’s Land – a stronghold of the android uprising, in hopes of reaching safety before giving birth.
Matt Reeves, Rafi Crohn, Mattson Tomlin, Adam Kassan, Bill Block, Charles Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, Algee Smith
Thriller Sci-Fi

The Lost Daughter R

While on a holiday by the sea, Leda experiences a seemingly meaningless event that causes her to be overwhelmed by memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family. What begins as an apparently serene tale of a woman’s pleasant rediscovery of herself soon becomes a ferocious psychological thriller about a confrontation with an unsettled past.
Peter Sarsgaard, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Ed Harris, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Talia Kleinhendler, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Olivia Colman
Drama Thriller Adaptation Psychological


When Robert Mugabe was removed from power, Zimbabwe military leaders promised they would not seize control for themselves but would ensure democracy in a national election. Against a backdrop of economic crisis, food shortages, and political violence, the stakes could not be higher.Working to defeat the ruling party, which has controlled Zimbabwe since independence, is the young and charismatic Nelson Chamisa, who draws comparisons to a young Nelson Mandela in expressing the country’s utmost desire to be “led” and not “ruled”. After decades of a corrupt group clinging to power using any tool available—legal or not—can a free, fair, and transparent election be truly possible? As the follow-up to her widely acclaimed Democrats, Camilla Nielsson brings viewers into the heart of the struggle for power with stunningly close access and unhesitating courage, in a nation closely monitored by the entire world. President is a riveting and epic reminder that, while individuals and their specific ideals may differ, the fight for democracy is never-ending and of profound significance everywhere.
Camilla Nielsson
123 mins

Schemes in Antiques NR

Despite his family’s famed expertise on ancient relics, Xu Yuan makes a simple living as the owner of an electronics shop, eager to distinguish himself from a disgraced ancestor who was executed for treason after stealing a Chinese artifact for Japan. But when a descendant offers to return the relic to China, Xu Yuan uncovers a decades-old mystery and soon embarks on a journey that could finally restore his family’s reputation—and may also cost him his life.
Derek Kwok, Lei Jiayin, Li Xian, Xin Zhilei, Ge You
Thriller Suspense
86 mins

Wild Game NR

When a cash-strapped rancher takes an offer to help a movie star poach elk it seems like easy money, until a fatal run-in with the local authorities triggers a series of events that pits man against man in a bloody showdown.
Jared Bonner, Matthew Daddario, Brock Harris, Creed Garnick, Charlie Barnett, Allison Paige
95 mins

Christmas Is Canceled R

The story centers on 29-year-old Emma (Orrantia), whose 54-year-old father (Mulroney) begins dating her high school frenemy (Parrish) soon after his wife passes away. Emma embarks on a mission to break up the happy couple after her dad insists they spend the holidays together.
Dermot Mulroney, Prarthana Mohan, Sara Endsley, Hayley Orrantia, Janel Parrish, Larry Grimaldi, Neil Elman, Hannah Pillemer
Comedy Holiday
5 / 5
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