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June 7

Anomalisa [2015] [R] - 8.1.8
Stop-motion feature about a married middle-aged executive who has trouble connecting with people -- he perceives everyone as basically the same person. During a business trip he meets a younger woman who seems to be an anomaly, a person he thinks he can connect with and he's ready to leave his family for her. Voiced by David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan. Directed by Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman. [1:30]

Hail, Caesar! [2016] [PG-13] - 3.3.3
The story of a Hollywood "fixer" (Josh Brolin) during the 1950s whose job it is to keep the celebrities who star in his studio's films in check and out of trouble. Also with George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio and Heather Goldenhersh. Directed by Ethan & Joel Coen. [1:46]

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi [2016] [R] - 2.8.10
A depiction of the events that took place during the September 11th 2012 attack by Libyan militants on the Benghazi US diplomatic outpost: the US Ambassador to Libya, a US diplomat and two CIA contractors were killed. With John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, Max Martini, Sona Jillani and Matt Letscher. Directed by Michael Bay. [2:24]

Zootopia [2016] [PG] - 1.3.2
Zootopia is a multicultural mammal community with 12 climate zones, where prey and predators live together in peace. A female bunny (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit on the police force, but encounters discrimination and bullying. Obstructed by her boss (voiced by Idris Elba), she works with a sly fox (voiced by Jason Bateman) who can be a creative problem solver. Also with the voices of Shakira, JK Simmons, Jenny Slate and Alan Tudyk. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore & Jared Bush. [1:48]


June 14

Eddie the Eagle [2016] [PG-13] - 3.4.3
Inspired by actual events: A boy (Tom Costello Jr.) in a knee brace is determined to become an Olympic athlete, against his father's (Keith Allen) objections. As an adult (Taron Egerton) he plans to represent Great Britain in the ski jump at the 1988 Winter Olympics, but must train without financial support or the approval of the British Olympic Committee. Also with Hugh Jackman, Iris Berben, Christopher Walken and Jo Hartley. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. Some lines of dialogue are in Finnish, German and Norwegian with English subtitles. [1:45]

45 Years [2016] [R] - 5.1.5
A couple (Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) is getting ready to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when they are shocked by news from their past and their relationship is shaken to its core. Also with Geraldine James, Dolly Wells and David Sibley. Directed by Andrew Haigh. [1:35]

London Has Fallen [2016] [R] - 1.8.8
In this sequel to "Olympus Has Fallen" the British Prime Minister has died and many heads of state attend his funeral. Terrorists destroy all of London's landmarks and threaten the America President and only four people can stop the pending apocalypse: the POTUS, (Aaron Eckhart), his VP (Morgan Freeman), the head of the Secret Service (Gerard Butler) and a British MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley). Also with Alon Moni Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo and Radha Mitchell. Directed by Babak Najafi. Several lines of dialogue are in Japanese, Italian and French with English subtitles. [1:40]

10 Cloverfield Lane [2016] [PG-13] - 2.6.5
After leaving her boyfriend and surviving a car accident, a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up in a concrete block basement. She believes she was abducted by an unhinged survivalist (John Goodman) but he insists that he saved her life when the outside world was destroyed by a chemical or nuclear attack. Uncertain and afraid, she plans to escape, no matter what she will face outside. Also with John Gallagher, Jr., Mat Vairo, Cindy Hogan and Jamie Clay. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg. [1:45]


June 21

The Brothers Grimsby [2016] [R] - 9.7.6
An undercover operative (Mark Strong) separated from his brother (Sacha Baron Cohen) when they were young is reunited with him and together they try to thwart the efforts of an evil adversary. Also with Rebel Wilson, Freddie Crowder, Jon-Jon Lockwood, Claudia Adshead, Shaun Thomas, Lex Shrapnel and Isla Fisher. Directed by Louis Leterrier. [1:23]

Midnight Special [2016] [PG-13] - 0.5.2
A man (Michael Shannon) kidnaps his young son (Jaeden Lieberher) from a commune and makes his way across the country while being trailed by the FBI, the NSA and commune henchmen. Also with Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard and Paul Sparks. Directed by Jeff Nichols. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish without translation. [1:52]

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 [2016] [PG-13] - 4.3.2
In this sequel a Greek-American woman (Nia Vardalos) and her husband (John Corbett) are burning out on married life as they struggle with their teen daughter's (Elena Kampouris) demands for independence. The woman's aging parents and large extended family add annoyance but a shocking revelation creates a need for cooperation. Also with Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Alex Wolff, Joey Fatone, Gia Carides and Louis Mandylor. Directed by Kirk Jones. A few lines of dialogue are in Greek with English subtitles and several lines of dialogue are in Greek without translation. [1:34]


June 28

Clouds of Sils Maria [2015] [R] - 6.3.7
An actress (Juliette Binoche) struggles with aging and insecurity when she is asked to take on a role in a film that continues the story of an older film that started her career. Also with Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn, Angela Winkler, Hanns Zischler, Nora von Waldstätten, Brady Corbet, Aljoscha Stadelmann and Claire Tran. Directed by Olivier Assayas. [2:04]

Eye in the Sky [2016] [R] - 1.6.5
With eyes on several of the most wanted terrorists planning to unleash suicide bombers, the decision must be made on how much collateral damage can be tolerated in the war on terrorism. With Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Bob Chappell, Alex Gallafent, Babou Ceesay, Carl Beukes, Kate Liquorish and Aisha Takow. Directed by Gavin Hood. Several lines of dialogue are in Swahili, Somali and Arabic with English subtitles. [1:42]

Kung Fu Panda 3 [2016] [PG] - 1.4.1
In this sequel the Dragon Warrior panda (voiced by Jack Black) meets his biological father (voiced by Bryan Cranston) and helps a secret panda village fight against a supernatural villain. Also with the voices of Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim and Jackie Chan. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson & Alessandro Carloni. [1:40]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [2016] [R] - 6.7.10
Based on true events: a cable news reporter (Tina Fey) takes an assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2003 and she discovers a dust-filled war zone full of competing reporters, wild parties, chauvinism and chaos. A British journalist (Margot Robbie) and a Scottish photographer (Martin Freeman) become her friends, while an Afghan warlord tries to woo her. Also with Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun and Sheila Vand. Directed by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Several lines of dialogues are in Afghan dialects with and without English subtitles. [1:51]



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