Movies Released July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21

137 mins

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Valerian has more in mind than a professional relationship with his partner- blatantly chasing after her with propositions of romance. But his extensive history with women, and her traditional values, drive Laureline to continuously rebuff him.

Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha's seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.
Dane DeHaan, Luc Besson, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Herbie Hancock, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna
Action Adaptation Sci-Fi Comic Book
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Dunkirk

Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in Word War II.
Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, James D'Arcy, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard
Action Adventure War Historical IMAX
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Girls Trip

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Will Packer, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Kenya Barris, Malcolm D. Lee, Tracy Oliver, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith
Comedy
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
97 mins

First Kill

In order to reconnect with his son Danny (Ty Shelton), big shot Wall Street broker Will (Hayden Christensen) takes his family on a hunting trip to the cabin where he grew up. While out hunting with Danny, the trip takes a deadly turn when they stumble upon several robbers and witness the murder of one of the criminals. After becoming entangled in a bank heist gone bad that results in the kidnapping of Danny, Will is forced to help the kidnappers evade the police chief (Bruce Willis) and recover the stolen loot in exchange for his son's life.
Bruce Willis, Steven C. Miller, Nick Gordon, Hayden Christensen, Gethin Anthony, Megan Leonard, Tyler Jon Olson, Shea Buckner
Thriller

The Black Prince

The King, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was placed on the throne at the age of five only to be robbed of it by a bloody treason at the hands of trusted courtiers.

He was then torn from his mother and taken to England by the British at age fifteen. While in England, he was introduced to Queen Victoria, who took an immediate liking to him, calling him “The Black Prince”. He was indoctrinated into Christianity and baptized, changing his life forever.

Meeting his mother again after thirteen years, the Maharajah awakens to the realities of his former life in Punjab. He then begins the arduous journey to regain all that was lost, and re-embrace the faith of his birth, Sikhism.

Maharajah Duleep Singh, his character as it evolves, torn between two cultures and facing constant dilemmas as a result. His relationship with Queen Victoria will be the most impactful relationship in the film, the Queen representing the English culture he was drawn into. The Black Prince begins a lifelong struggle to regain his Kingdom. It takes him on an extraordinary journey across the world.
Jason Flemyng, Shabana Azmi, David Essex, Joe Egan, Kavi Raz, Amanda Root, Ameet Chana, Alexa Morden
Drama Historical
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Killing Ground

Ian and Samantha head to a national park, hoping the bush will give them space for some quiet time together. They arrive at an isolated campsite to find an SUV and a tent – no sign of the occupants. As night falls and the campers fail to return, Ian and Sam grow increasingly uneasy. The discovery of a distressed child wandering in the woods unleashes a terrifying chain of events that test the young couple to breaking point.
Damien Power, Harriet Dyer, Aaron Glenane, Aaron Pederson, Ian Meadows
Thriller Suspense

Landline

When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn). The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process.
Jenny Slate, Gigi Pritzker, Edie Falco, Gillian Robespierre, Elisabeth Holm, John Turturro, Jay Duplass, Abby Quinn
Comedy

Who the F*** is that Guy?

Discover the incredible life of Michael Alago, a gay Puerto Rican kid from Brooklyn who went on to shape and reinvent the world’s musical landscape -- first as a 19-year-old talent booker at the legendary Ritz nightclub in New York City and then as a 24-year-old A&R exec who signed Metallica, White Zombie and worked with other notable artists including Nina Simone, John Lydon and Cyndi Lauper. The film tells the tender, loving and sometimes self-destructive story of a man who “just loved music.” He had the passion to bring it to the world on his terms and lived to talk about it. Barely.
Dito Montiel, Michael Alago, John Lydon, Drew Stone, Cyndi Lauper, Lars Ulrich, Eric Bogosian, Rob Zombie
Documentary
89 mins

The Gracefield Incident

Matt, a video game developer, embeds an iPhone camera into his prosthetic eye to secretly record and document a weekend with friends in a luxurious mountain top cabin. The weekend takes a terrifying turn when a meteorite crashes the party forcing everyone to face the darkest, screaming nightmare while somehow connecting life, love, and loss in a twist of fear.
Mathieu Ratthe, Kimberly Laferriere, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Juliette Gosselin, Alex C. Nachi
Thriller Sci-Fi Mystery

Kuso

Depicts the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare through music, special effects and animation to take a look at the dark history of America.
Steve Ellison
Thriller Horror
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
99 mins

The Fencer

A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel’s background…Endel learns to love the children and looks after them; most are orphans as a result of the Russian occupation. Fencing becomes a form of self-expression for the children and Endel becomes a role model. The children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, and Endel must make a choice: risk everything to take the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.
Klaus Härö, Ursula Ratasepp, Liisa Koppel, Lembit Ulfsak, Märt Avandi
Drama
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
80 mins

The Girls Without Hands

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands. So begins her long journey towards the light… but in spite of her resilience and the new protection of a handsome prince’s estate, the Devil devises a plan of his own.
Sébastien Laudenbach, Anais Demoustier, Jeremie Elkaim
Animation
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Friday, July 21