New Movies In Theaters

Hidden Figures PG
Overall: A

As NASA prepares for its space missions, they need a team of mathematical geniuses. They find expertise they can count on in an unexpected place: some brilliant African-American women. Based on a true story, this film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle MonĂ¡e.

Monster Trucks PG
Overall: B

With little to do in his small hometown, Tripp (Lucas Till) scrounges scrap parts with the hopes of building a big truck. But the teen's project gets a boost when a mysterious creature takes up residence under the hood. Expect some big, loud and animation-enhanced action from this movie that takes the phrase Monster Trucks literally.

Even though his father was a cop, Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) prefers to deal in the dark workings of organized crime. In the Prohibition Era of the 1920s, opportunities to make money seem endless -- and so do the dangers that go with the job.

When his boy goes missing, a police officer uses all of his connects -- both above and below the law -- to get his son back.

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, first responders and investigation personal pulled together to find the those responsible for the act of terror. This movie dramatizes the the events through the eyes of a fictitious police sergeant (played by Mark Wahlberg), with real life players being depicted by John Goodman (Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis), Kevin Bacon (Special Agent Richard Deslauriers) and J.K. Simmons (Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese).

What makes people do terrible things? This movie suggests it isn't "what" but "who". And the answer is The Bye Bye Man -- an evil being that gets into one's mind and makes the soul he possesses commit unspeakable acts of violence.

A Monster Calls PG-13
Overall: B+

There are scary things happening in the life of Connor (Lewis McDougall). He's bullied at school, emotionally isolated at home and afraid his sick mother (Felicity Jones) might be dying. And that is when a monster calls. The enormous tree-like creature (voiced by Liam Neeson) offers the support the young boy needs to face his inner demons.

In this fifth film in the franchise, Kate Beckinsale reprises her role as Selene. This time the skilled assassin's attempts to stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires may cost her something personal.

New Movies on DVD

Deepwater Horizon PG-13
Overall: B+

Based on the real disaster that caused a major oil spill in 2012, this fictional story is set aboard the drilling rig named Deepwater Horizon. The movie follows the harrowing experiences of a worker and family man (Mark Wahlberg).

Max Steel PG-13

Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) thought he was an ordinary teen until he discovered he has inherited the ability to generate energy from his scientist father. However, he doesn't have the power to control it -- until he meets a robotic alien named Steel (voice of Josh Brener). Working together the pair becomes Max Steel -- Super Hero.

Based on the true story of Nat Turner (Nate Parker), this movie follows the literate black slave's attempt to preach peace to his angry fellows, until even he can no longer tolerate the mistreatment their people are enduring under white masters. Then he turns his talents to leading a rebellion.

Comedian Kevin Hart mixes some movie script with live footage of his performance at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field (2015) to bring his fans this theatrical version of his stand-up comedy routine.

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Upcoming New Movies

Jan
20

Split

PG-13
Kevin (James McAvoy) suffers from split-personality disorder. His changing personas become increasingly dangerous and cause him to kidnap three teenaged girls (Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Kim Director).
Jan
20

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

PG
XXX is believed dead --- but Xander Cage ( Vin Diesel) gets back in the game by his handler Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson). Expect extreme action to ensue.
Jan
20

The Founder

PG-13
This movie is a dramatization of the life of Ray Kroc (played by Micael Keaton), who claimed to be the founder of the world famous McDonalds fast-food franchise.
Jan
20

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

PG
A forgotten child star (Brett Dalton) thinks he has a second shot at the limelight when his is sentenced to community service at a Christian church preparing to put on its annual Passion Play. Instead he is forced to take a second look at himself and the role of religion in his life.

Upcoming DVD Releases

Jan
17

Keeping Up With the Joneses

PG-13
A suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) can't believe their new neighbors are as perfect as they appear to be. And they're right! When they spy on Tim and Natalie Jones (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) they discover the pair have a few secrets behind their closed doors.
Jan
17

The Girl on the Train

R
Every day as Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) commutes to work on the train, she passes a home where she catches glimpses of what she imagines to be the perfect couple. But when the woman of the house (Haley Bennett) goes missing, Rachel finds herself caught up in the mystery of what really happened to Megan.
Jan
17

Ouija: Origin of Evil

PG-13
To earn a living and provide for her two daughters (Annalise Basso and Lulu Wilson) during the 1960s, a widow (Elizabeth Reaser) claims to be able to talk to the dead by holding seances. But all of her contact with the unseen world is fake. Then one day, she awakens a real ghost... and the evil being won't leave the little family alone.
Jan
24

Inferno

PG-13
Tom Hanks reprises his role as Robert Langdon, a man who now finds himself suffering from amnesia. Fortunately, he has not forgotten how to decipher symbols. And that skill is in desperate need if mankind hopes to prevent a global epidemic.