Movies Released September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23

The Magnificent Seven

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, Haley Bennett, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jason Momoa, Antoine Fuqua, John Lee Hancock
Western Remake

Storks

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.
Kelsey Grammer, Danny Trejo, Phil Lord, Keegan-Michael Key, Ty Burrell, Christopher Miller, Glenn Ficarra, Brad Lewis
Adventure Comedy Animation 3D
112 mins

Beauty and the Beast

1810. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant (André Dussollier) exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle (Léa Seydoux), his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace. One day, during an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles across the magical domain of the Beast (Vincent Cassel), who sentences him to death for stealing a rose. Feeling responsible for the terrible fate which has befallen her family, Belle decides to sacrifice herself and take her father's place. At the Beast's castle, it is not death that awaits Belle, but a strange life in which fantastical moments mingle with gaiety and melancholy. Every night, at dinner, Belle and the Beast sit down together. They learn about each other, taming one another like two strangers who are total opposites. When she has to repulse his amorous advances, Belle tries to pierce the mysteries of the Beast and his domain. And when night falls, the Beast's past is revealed to her bit by bit in her dreams. It is a tragic story, which tells her that this solitary and fearsome being was once a majestic prince. Armed with her courage, ignoring every danger, and opening her heart, Belle manages to release the Beast from his curse. And in doing so, she discovers true love.
Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noriega, Myriam Charleins, Audrey Lamy, Sara Giraudeau, Jonathan Demurger
Adventure Fantasy

End of a Gun

Steven Seagal stars as a former DEA agent who strikes a deal with a mysterious and seductive woman to help her steal $2 million from a sadistic drug lord. Now he finds himself struggling to survive, on the run, and caught in a bloody game of cat and mouse.
Steven Seagal, Keoni Waxman, Chuck Hustmyre, Jade Ewen, Florin Piersic Jr., Ovidiu Niculescu, Jonathan Rosenthal, Alexandre Nguyen
Action Adventure

Queen of Katwe

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and with the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family.
Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, William Wheeler, Mira Nair, Esther Tebandeke, Will Weiske, Troy Buder
Drama Adaptation True Story

The Dressmaker

Tilly Dunnage (KATE WINSLET), a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly (JUDY DAVIS) and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (LIAM HEMSWORTH), but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in so doing gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Kate Winslet, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Liam Hemsworth, Caroline Goodall, Rebecca Gibney, Jocelyn Moorhouse, Judy Davis
Drama Comedy Adaptation

Dirty 30

The film follows three lifelong friends, Kate, Evie, and Charlie, who vow to throw a raging party for Kate’s 30th birthday to escape the rut they’ve found themselves in. What was supposed to be a celebration spins out of control however as proceedings become a who’s who of their past and present.
Flula Borg, Andrew Bush, Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Matt Dellapina, Anna Akana, Adam Lustick
Comedy
95 mins

I.T.

Mike Regan is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home”. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed, starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, Mike needs to rely on his old connections to defeat a new kind of nemesis.
Pierce Brosnan, Nicolas Chartier, John Moore, David Friendly, Craig J. Flores, William Wisher
Thriller

My Blind Brother

A handsome man gets all the women and is the perfect athlete–even though he's blind. His less handsome brother's role in life is to serve as his brother's eyes. That is until the blind brother falls for a young woman that the sighted brother falls for, too.
Jenny Slate, Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, Sophie Goodhart, Tyler Davidson, Charlie Hewson
Drama Romance

The Free World

How hard would you fight to be free? After spending two decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mo (Boyd Holbrook) struggles to put his past behind him as he readjusts to a new life working in an animal shelter. Doris (Elisabeth Moss) is trapped in another sort of prison: an abusive marriage. A dramatic encounter brings these two troubled souls together, and a possible murder connects them. Soon, Mo finds himself risking everything—including being locked up once again for someone else's crime—to protect the fragile Doris.
Octavia Spencer, Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss, Sung Kang, Jason Lew
Drama
96 mins

Goat

The tale of 19-year-old Brad Land who is left physically injured and psychologically traumatized after a horrifying assault. He and his brother pledge a fraternity at Clemson University where disastrous events occur that force Brad to come to grips with his problems.
David Gordon Green, James Franco, Jeff Nichols, Nick Jonas, Jocelyn Hayes, Vince Jolivette, Mike Roberts, Andrew Neel
Drama Adaptation
90 mins

Closet Monster

This surreal tale follows the artistically driven Oscar (AMERICAN CRIME’s Connor Jessup) hovering on the brink of adulthood. Struggling to find his place in the world after a rough childhood and haunted by images of a tragic incident, Oscar dreams of escaping his small town. After he meets a mysterious and attractive new co-worker, Oscar follows the guidance of his pet hamster Buffy (voiced by Isabella Rossellini) and faces his demons to find the life he wants.
Aaron Abrams, Isabella Rossellini, Sofia Banzhaf, Jack Fulton, Mary Walsh, Stephen Dunn, Connor Jessup, Joanne Kelly
Drama

Total Frat Movie

Three years after his fraternity's chapter is revoked, Charlie Martin searches for redemption by attempting to get the frat reinstated, but he needs 15 new members by the end of rush week. One problem: rush starts in 24 hours.
Tom Green, Warren P. Sonoda, Brad Luff, Justin Deeley, Nick Bateman, Bob Sanitsky, Brian Ross, Stephen Fromkin
Comedy

Girl Asleep

In this portrayal of Australian adolescence, Greta Driscoll's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and invite the whole school! Perfectly content being a wallflower, suddenly Greta's flung far from her comfort zone into a distant, parallel place -- a strange world that’s a little frightening and a lot weird, but only there can she find herself.
Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Rosemary Myers, Matthew Whittet, Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Amber McMahon, Eamon Farren
Comedy
94 mins

The Lovers and the Despot

They were the Brangelina of ’70s South Korea—the romance between the debonair film director Shin Sang-ok and glamorous actress Choi Eun-hee took them to the heights of South Korean society. Fame took a toll on their love, but it also attracted unbelievable twists of fate. The two find themselves kidnapped by the North Korean regime, and they are forced to play along with a bizarre filmmaking project led by superfan cinephile Kim Jong-il. Enduring torture, imprisonment, and surveillance, their romance is rekindled, and they realize escape is only possible through filmmaking—but the smallest mistake in their plans could cost them their lives.

This film noir of the most twisted order is meticulously crafted with an analog-loving sensibility, offering incredible archive footage of the era that even includes rare clandestine audio recordings of Jong-il discussing his plot for a cinematic paradise. The tapes deliver a chilling yet fascinating glimpse into the psychology of the North Korean dictatorship and what happens when art, love, and megalomania collide.
Robert Cannan, Ross Adam
Documentary
93 mins

Generation Startup

Takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup.
Cheryl Houser, Cynthia Wade
Documentary
95 mins

Audrie & Daisy

Two different girls sexually assaulted on two different nights, in two different towns. Audrie & Daisy takes a hard look at the issues faced by America's teenagers who are coming of age in the new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.
Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen
Documentary

Friday, September 23