For movies opening November 9, 2018
The Girl in the Spider’s Web (R for violence, profanity, sexuality and nudity) Reboot of the film franchise inspired by the late Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of suspense thrillers revolves around a veteran journalist (Sverrir Gudnason) and young computer hacker (Claire Foy) caught in a web of espionage, corruption and cyber crime. With Sylvia Hoeks, Lakeith Stanfield and Stephen Merchant.
The Grinch (PG for brief rude humor) Animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ children’s classic about a bad-tempered grouch (Benedict Cumberbatch) who masquerades as Santa Claus in order to steal Christmas. Narrated by Pharrell, and featuring the voicework of Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury and SNL’s Kenan Thompson.
Overlord (R for profanity, graphic violence, disturbing images and brief sexuality) World War II horror flick about an advance team of American paratroopers who encounter both Nazis and zombies when dropped behind enemy lines a few hours before D-Day. Co-starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson and Bokeem Woodbine.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
Chef Flynn (Unrated) Fine dining documentary chronicling the culinary exploits of master chef Flynn McGarry, a precocious 10 year-old who serves sumptuous feasts for gourmets in his living room with the help of classmates.
The Front Runner (R for profanity and sexual references) Political biopic revisiting the 1988 presidential campaign of Democrat Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) who dropped out of the race after being caught having an extramarital affair with former Miss South Carolina Donna Rice (Sara Paxton). With Vera Farmiga as Lee Hart, Michael Crider as Bob Dole, Spencer Garrett as Bob Woodward, Alfred Molina as Ben Bradlee, and Braden Bunch as Tom Brokaw.
Lez Bomb (Unrated) Out-of-the-closet comedy about a young woman (Jenna Laurenzo) whose family finds out she’s gay when she brings her girlfriend (Caitlin Mehner) home for Thanksgiving. Cast includes Bruce Dern, Cloris Leachman, Kevin Pollak and Steve Guttenberg.
Narcissister Organ Player (Unrated) Brooklyn-based, performance artist Narcissister wrote, directed and stars in this loving tribute to her late mother.
Pimp (Unrated) Inner-city saga revolving around a female pimp (Keke Palmer) exploiting a stable of prostitutes working the streets of a rough ‘hood.’ With Vanessa Morgan, Aunjanue Ellis and DMX.
River Runs Red (Unrated) Vigilante thriller about a judge (Taye Diggs) who, with the help of another grieving father (George Lopez), exacts revenge on the corrupt cops (Luke Hemsworth and Gianni Capaldi) who killed his son. With John Cusack, RJ Mitte and Jennifer Tao.
They Fight (Unrated) Boxing biopic about Walt Manigan, legendary coach and mentor to many aspiring, young pugilists in a popular after-school program in Washington, D.C.