New Movies In Theaters

Coco (2017) PG
Overall: B+

There is only one thing Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) wants to do -- become a musician. But his quest to become like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt) leads him on an unexpected journey that even involves a visit to the lively Land of the Dead and an unexpected family reunion.

The story behind the creation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol is told as the author's (Dan Stevens) imagination brings to life the beloved characters. Christopher Plummer also stars in the role of Scrooge.

Winston Churchill (played by Gary Oldman) became the British Prime Minister during England's darkest hour. With World War II underway, the new political leader needed to decide how to deal with Hitler's threats. And the fate of the world depended on his choices.

Wonder PG
Overall: A

Born with a facial deformity, Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) finds it difficult to fit into a new school. But his association with teachers and students soon has everyone learning that neither books nor faces should be judged by their covers.

Justice League PG-13
Overall: B

Batman (Ben Affleck) has learned something important after his battle with Superman (Henry Cavill) -- no one is strong enough to battle evil alone. With the arrival of a new threat, he enlists the help of a whole league of super heroes, including: Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash (Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller).

The Star PG
Overall: B

The story of the first Christmas is told through the perspective of a donkey (voice of Steven Yeun) and some of his animal friends (some voiced by Tyler Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and Keegan-Michael Key). These characters attempt to keep Mary and Joseph (voices of Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi) safe as they travel to Bethlehem.

Denzel Washington plays Roman J. Israel Esq., an idealistic (and stubborn) defense attorney who is trapped in the past. When unforeseen changes force him to move on with the times, he struggles to hang onto his ethics while also trying to grasp much-needed financial opportunities.

Struggling to survive in Afghanistan under the Taliban, an eleven-year-old girl (voice of Saara Chaudry) makes a desperate decision. With no way to help as a female, Parvana cuts her hair and dresses like a boy, so she can find food for her starving family. This animation is based on a children's novel of by Deborah Ellis.

New Movies on DVD

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are space/time agents who are sent by the government on a mission to the intergalactic city of Alpha -- home to a multitude of species from all over the universe.

Leap! (Ballerina) PG
Overall: B

Felicia Milliner (voice of Elle Fanning), an aspiring ballerina, will do anything to get a chance to dance, including running away from an orphanage and impersonating someone else.

When a hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to be a witness at an international court, someone must keep him alive until after he testifies. That job falls on a capable bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) -- even though he has some reservations about the man he is supposed to protect.

This bio-drama about Bruce Lee (played by Philip Ng) follows the up-and-coming martial artist when he challenges a legendary kung fu master, Wong Jack Man (Yu Xia), to a match in Northern California.

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Upcoming New Movies

Dec
1

Wonder Wheel

PG-13
Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a lifeguard on Coney Island during the 1950s, keeps his eye on more than just the beach-goers. He also notices the unhappy, middle-aged wife (Kate Winslet) of the local carousel operator (James Belushi). And when their a young relative (Juno Temple) comes to town, he observes she's followed by suspicious mobsters.
Dec
1

The Shape of Water

R
During the Cold War, a government-operated secret scientific lab holds a mysterious creature in an aquarium. The trapped "Amphibian Man" (Doug Jones) attracts the attention of the facility's cleaning lady (Sally Hawkins). Relating to each other's loneliness, the two develop romantic feelings.
Dec
8

Just Getting Started

PG-13
A retirement residence turns into a testosterone showdown between rivals Duke and Leo (Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones). But the two of them are forced to put differences aside when they discover one of them is from the witness protection program and the other a former FBI agent. Both are now in the crosshairs of the mob.
Dec
15

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Not Rated
In this follow up to the 2015 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Rey (Daisy Ridley) begins to discover the Force within her while on a quest to find The Last Jedi. But as her abilities grow, so does the pull between using her powers for the light or dark side. Also part of Episode VIII are Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Leia (the late Carrie Fischer).

Upcoming DVD Releases

Nov
28

Tulip Fever

R
In the midst of the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam, a portrait artist (Dane DeHaan) gets caught up in his own fever when he falls in love with a young married woman (Alicia Vikander)he has been commissioned to paint.
Nov
28

Logan Lucky

PG-13
Car racing will never know what hit them -- or so hope brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) who plan an elaborate heist during the Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Dec
5

Jumanji

PG
When a couple of children (Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce) begin to play the board game Jumanji, they accidentally unleash jungle animals, a great white hunter and Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) -- a young man who has been trapped in the game for the last 26 years.
Dec
5

Despicable Me 3

PG
Gru (voice of Steve Carell), Lucy (voice of Kristen Wiig) and the minions (voiced by of Pierre Coffin) return in this third despicable adventure where they try to catch the bubble-gum-chewing super villain Balthazar Bratt (voice of Trey Parker).