Watch Louder Than Bombs (2015). A widower (Gabriel Byrne) and his two sons must cope with new details about the death of his wife (Isabelle Huppert), a famed war photographer.
Directed by: Joachim Trier
Written by: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
Runtime: 109 min
Release date: April 8, 2016 (USA)
Starring: Gabriel Byrne (Gene), Isabelle Huppert (Isabelle), Jesse Eisenberg (Jonah), Devin Druid (Conrad), Amy Ryan (Hannah), Ruby Jerins (Melanie), Megan Ketch (Amy), David Strathairn (Richard), Rachel Brosnahan (Erin), Russell Posner (Kenneth)…
Louder Than Bombs is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It has also been selected to be shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
Watch The Invitation (2015). While attending a dinner party at his former house, a man (Logan Marshall-Green) starts to believe that his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband (Michiel Huisman) have sinister plans for the guests.
Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband… and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind. Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will’s hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?
Watch Demolition (2015). Grieving investment banker Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal) returns to work after losing his beloved wife in a tragic car accident. After writing a letter to complain about a vending machine, Mitchell receives a phone call from Karen (Naomi Watts), a customer service rep from the company. Karen becomes moved by his complete honesty, while Davis finds someone to lend a sympathetic ear. As his new friendship with Karen and her son grows, Mitchell finds the strength he needs to rebuild his life.
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Written by: Bryan Sipe
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 100 min
Release date: April 8, 2016 (USA)
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal (Davis), Naomi Watts (Karen), Chris Cooper (Phil), Judah Lewis (Chris), C.J. Wilson (Carl), Polly Draper (Margot), Malachy Cleary (Davis’ Dad), Debra Monk (Davis’ Mom), Heather Lind (Julia), Wass Stevens (Jimmy), Blaire Brooks (Amy)…
Demolition is a 2015 American comedy-drama film. The film opened the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was theatrically released on April 8, 2016, by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Watch The Boss (2016). Wealthy CEO Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) always gets her way, until she’s busted for insider trading and sent to federal prison. After leaving jail, Darnell finds herself broke, homeless and hated. Luckily, she tracks down former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell), the only person who’s willing to help. While staying with Claire and her young daughter, the ex-con devises a new business model for a brownie empire. Unfortunately, some old enemies stand in the way of her return to the top.
Directed by: Ben Falcone
Written by: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Mallory
Runtime: 99 min
Release date: April 8, 2016 (USA)
Starring: Melissa McCarthy (Michelle Darnell), Kristen Bell (Claire), Peter Dinklage (Renault), Ella Anderson (Rachel), Tyler Labine (Mike Beals), Kathy Bates (Ida Marquette), Cecily Strong (Dana Dandridge), Mary Sohn (Jan Keller), Kristen Schaal (Scout Leader Sandy), Eva Peterson (Chrystal)…
The Boss is a 2016 American comedy film. The story follows Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she is convicted of insider trading. After she is released from prison, she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart. However, everyone she has screwed over is not so quick to forgive and forget.
Watch Hardcore Henry (2015). A man wakes up in a Moscow laboratory to learn that he’s been brought back from the dead as a half-human, half-robotic hybrid. With no memory of his former life, a woman who claims to be his wife tells him that his name is Henry. Before she can activate his voice, armed thugs storm in and kidnap her. As Henry starts to understand his new abilities, he embarks on a bloody rampage through the city to save his spouse from a psychopath (Danila Kozlovsky) who plans to destroy the world.
Directed by: Ilya Naishuller
Written by: Ilya Naishuller
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 96 min
Release date: April 8, 2016 (USA)
Starring: Sharlto Copley (Jimmy), Danila Kozlovsky (Akan), Haley Bennett (Estelle), Tim Roth (Henry’s Father), Andrei Dementiev (Slick Dmitry), Svetlana Ustinova (Olga the Dominatrix), Darya Charusha (Katya the Dominatrix), Oleg Poddubnyy (Yuri)…
Hardcore Henry (also known simply as Hardcore) is a 2015 Russian-American science fiction action film. As the film begins, Henry (the audience) recalls being bullied as a child before waking up in a tank of water inside a laboratory on an airship missing his left arm and left leg. A scientist, Estelle (Haley Bennett), replaces his missing limbs with cybernetic ones and reminds Henry that she is his wife and that he has amnesia after waking up from a horrible accident. Just as Henry begins to get his bearings, a group of mercenaries led by the telekinetic Akan (Danila Kozlovsky) arrive and kill the other scientists, intending to abduct Henry. Estelle leads Henry to an escape pod built for one, but he pulls her into the pod with him before it launches. The pod lands in the middle of a Moscow highway, and more mercenaries abduct Estelle and waylay Henry.
Watch God’s Not Dead 2 (2016). High school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) comes under fire for answering a student’s (Hayley Orrantia) question about Jesus. When Grace refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate. Forced to stand trial to save her career, Grace hires young lawyer Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe) to defend her in court. Endler devises a powerful strategy to show the jury the historical significance of Wesley’s classroom discussion.
Directed by: Harold Cronk
Written by: Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon
Release date: April 1, 2016 (USA)
Starring: Maria Canals-Barrera (Catherine Thawley), Pat Boone (Walter Wesley), Robin Givens (Principal Kinney), Melissa Joan Hart (Grace Wesley), Brad Heller (School Attorney), Ernie Hudson (Judge Robert Stennis), Paul Kwo (Martin Yip), Trisha LaFache (Amy Ryan), Jon Lindstrom (Superintendent Jim Powell)…
God’s Not Dead 2 is a 2016 Christian film. It is the sequel to the 2014 film God’s Not Dead and was released on April 1, 2016. This time, Melissa Joan Hart stars as a high school teacher who quotes the Bible in class and gets sued by a student (Hayley Orrantia of The Goldbergs) who believes in this silly idea called “separation of church and state.”
Watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they’re also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.
Directed by: Kirk Jones
Written by: Nia Vardalos
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1h 34min
Release date: March 25, 2016 (USA)
Starring: Nia Vardalos (Toula), John Corbett (Ian), Michael Constantine (Gus), Lainie Kazan (Maria), Andrea Martin (Aunt Voula), Gia Carides (Nikki), Joey Fatone (Angelo), Elena Kampouris (Paris), Alex Wolff (Bennett)…
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a 2016 American romantic comedy film. It is the sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was released in 2002. Filming began in late May 2015 in Toronto.
Watch Zootopia (2016). From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.
Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Screenplay by: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Release Date: 4 March 2016 (USA)
Runtime: 1h 48min
Starring (voice): Ginnifer Goodwin (Judy Hopps), Jason Bateman (Nick Wilde), Idris Elba (Chief Bogo), Jenny Slate (Bellwether), Nate Torrence (Clawhauser), Bonnie Hunt (Bonnie Hopps), Don Lake (Stu Hopps), Tommy Chong (Yax), J.K. Simmons (Mayor Lionheart), Shakira (Gazelle)…
Zootopia (known as Zootropolis in the UK, Zoomania in Germany and Crazy Animal City in China) is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated buddy cop comedy film. The film details the unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist as they uncover a conspiracy that involves the disappearance of predator civilians within a mammalian utopia. The film received critical acclaim, with praise directed towards the animation, voice acting, and screenplay; critics highlighted the film’s topical themes of prejudice and stereotypes as timely. The film opened to record-breaking box office success in several countries. It is currently the highest grossing film of 2016.
Watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.
Directed by: Zack Snyder Streaming
Written by: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 2h 31min
Starring: Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Amy Adams (Lois), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Jeremy Irons (Alfred), Holly Hunter (Senator Finch)…
Eighteen months after the destructive battle with General Zod in Metropolis (Man of Steel), Superman has become a controversial figure. Daily Planet journalist Clark Kent, Superman’s alter ego, has moved in with Lois Lane. Billionaire Bruce Wayne, who has operated in Gotham City as Batman for nearly two decades, sees Superman as a potential threat to humanity. After learning of Batman’s activities, Superman also views him as a threat, and seeks to stop him via the Daily Planet articles under his disguise.
Wayne learns that weapon trafficker Anatoli Knyazev has been contacting LexCorp’s mogul Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, Luthor tries to convince Senator June Finch to allow him to import kryptonite retrieved from the Indian Ocean (results of Zod’s terraforming attempt), claiming to use it as a “deterrent” against Kryptonians. He also makes side dealings with Finch’s subordinate and demands access to Zod’s body and the Kryptonian scout ship. In the next meeting with Luthor, Finch denies his request…
Watch Everybody Wants Some!! (2016). A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. In 1980 Texas, a college freshman (Blake Jenner) meets his new baseball teammates (Will Brittain, Ryan Guzman), an unruly group of disco-dancing, skirt-chasing partyers.
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Written by: Richard Linklater
Runtime: 1h 56min
Starring: Blake Jenner (Jake), Juston Street (Jay), Ryan Guzman (Roper), Tyler Hoechlin (McReynolds), Wyatt Russell (Willoughby), Glen Powell (Finnegan), Temple Baker (Plummer), J. Quinton Johnson (Dale)…
In Theaters: March 30, 2016 Limited
Everybody Wants Some!! is a 2016 American sports comedy-drama film about college baseball players in the 1980s. On the heels of his success with the groundbreaking drama Boyhood, director Richard Linklater shifts gears to sports for this comedy about a successful college baseball team that plays hard both on and off the diamond. Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Dutch, Will Brittain, and Glen Powell star.
Richard Linklater’s 1993 coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused has become a modern classic, falling into the same category as bittersweet coming of age films like George Lucas’ American Graffiti. As he did for the 1970s, the writer/director is now back to take on the ‘80s with Everybody Wants Some, his so-called “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused, which just dropped a hilarious, heartfelt new trailer.