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Needle In A Timestack

Leslie Odom Jr.’s charisma can’t save Needle in a Timestack

Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley taps into the Sci-Fi genre for his sophomore directorial feature in Lionsgate, Needle in a Timestack. Ridley adapts the short story of the same name by author Robert Silverberg. Oscar Nominees Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Ervo topline the film, asking if love is in the form of a circle, what lines would you cross to be with your soulmate.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a fun sequel

Andy Serkis makes a return to the world of Marvel, this time as director for Columbia Pictures Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Tom Hardy returns as investigative journalist Eddie Brock, the host of an alien symbiote named Venom that imbues him with super-human abilities.

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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen is a winning adaptation

Ben Platt reprises his Tony-Winning Award in Universal Pictures Dear Evan Hansen. Stephen Chbosky directs the movie from a screenplay by Steven Levenson. The film is an adaptation of the 2015 stage musical of the same name by Levenson, Benji Pasek, and Justin Paul.

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Cry Macho

Cry Macho is strictly by the motions

There is a saying that you cannot keep a good man down, and this rings true for Clint Eastwood as he stars in and directs Cry Macho from Warner Bros. An adaption of N. Richard Nash’s same-titled 1975 novel, the film tells the story of Mike Milo (Clint Eastwood), a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who is now retired due to a severe back injury.

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Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair is a different look at male bonding

Playwright John Pollono adapts one of his plays in Small Engine Repair from Vertical Entertainment for the big screen. Frankie (John Pollono), Swain (Jon Bernthal), and Packie (Shea Whigham) are lifelong friends who share a love of the Red Sox, rowdy bars, and Frankie’s teenaged daughter Crystal (Ciara Bravo).

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Wild Indian

Wild Indian is an intense character study

Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. makes an impressive directorial debut in Wild Indian from Vertical Entertainment. Decades after covering up his classmate’s murder, Michael (Michael Greyeyes) has moved on from his reservation and fractured past. Upon release from prison, Ted-O (Chaske Spencer), a man who shares his violent secret, seeks vengeance

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Reminiscence

Reminiscence is a mixture of movies you’ve seen before

Director Lisa Joy reunites The Greatest Showman co-stars Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson in Reminiscence from Warner Bros. Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman), a private investigator, navigates the minds darkly fascinating world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories.

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The Protégé

Maggie Q shines in The Protégé

Martin Campbell directs Maggie Q and co-stars Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton in Lionsgate’s entertaining actioner, The Protégé. Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer.

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Breathe 2

Vengeance isn’t blind in Don’t Breathe 2

Stephen Lang returns as Norman Nordstrom / “The Blind Man,” a blind military veteran you don’t want to mess with in Sony Pictures’ Don’t Breathe 2. Rodo Sayagues makes his directorial debut with the film. In addition, Sayagues co-writes the film’s screenplay with Fede Álvarez, the first film’s director.

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Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes is a fun but risky gamble

An iconic action figure receives an origin story from Robert Schwentke in Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins. Henry Golding steps in the title role, which opens with a young Snake Eyes and his dad enjoying life in a rural area.

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