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September 23

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The Magnificent Seven

  • Columbia Pictures

(2016)    –   Action | Western

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Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Summary: 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.
Director:

Antoine Fuqua

Stars:

Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio

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The Hollywood Reporter
Todd McCarthy
Except for the fact that virtually every shot, chop or stab the good guys make hits its mark to make the bad guys quickly drop like toy soldiers, the climactic showdown delivers what it needs to action-wise, leading to a satisfactory wrap-up.
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Storks

  • Warner Bros.

(2016)

 rated-PG   –   Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.
Summary: 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. [Warner Bros.]
Directors:

Nicholas Stoller | Doug Sweetland

Stars:

Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Kelsey Grammer

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Queen of Katwe

(2016)

 rated-PG   –   Biography | Drama | Sport

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At the age of 10, Phiona Mutesi sees her world rapidly change when the young girl from the streets of rural Uganda is introduced to the game of chess.
Director:

Mira Nair

Stars:

Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Kabanza

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TheWrap
Claudia Puig
This humanistic tale, helmed by a masterful filmmaker, offers a potent — and yes, inspirational — story of triumph against huge odds.
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The Dressmaker

– Il diavolo è tornato

(2015)

rated-R   –   Drama

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A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Summary: After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis). She also falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth), and armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong
Director:

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Stars:

Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook

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The Hollywood Reporter
Jon Frosch
The film boasts enough manic energy and straight-up weirdness to keep you entertained before overstaying its welcome in the final act.
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Goat

(2016)

  –   Drama

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Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old boy enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood,” tests the boy and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.
Summary: Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways
Director:

Andrew Neel

Stars:

Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty

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Screen International
Anthony Kaufman
Goat is a potent reminder that even traditional gender roles can be rife with angst, anxiety and devastating social pressures.
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The Lovers and the Despot

  • Magnolia Pictures

(2016)

  –   Documentary | Thriller

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After the collapse of their glamorous romance, a famous director and actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in the world’s weirdest state, they get a second chance at love, but only one chance at escape.
Summary: 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. [Magnolia Pictures]
Directors:

Ross Adam | Robert Cannan

Stars:

Paul Courtenay Hyu

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Variety
Justin Chang
While a more thorough archival survey of Choi and Shin’s work together (pre- and post-abduction) would have allowed for a deeper perspective, this real-life romantic thriller/escape saga still boasts enough fascinating details and angles to qualify as essential stranger-than-fiction viewing.

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