Magnificent Seven – Antoine Fuqua teams again with Denzel Washington to update the classic Sturges Western with help from Vincent D’Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, and Chris Pratt as four of the seven the guns for hire who are recruited to protect a small town from unscrupulous developers.
Eight Days a Week – Beatlemaniacs be advised! The British Invasion comes back to vivid life in Ron Howard’s documentary about the Beatles’ whirlwind tour schedule from 1963 to 1966.
Southside With You – It’s that time to celebrate the presidential passing of the torch with movies made about the outgoing POTUS. In his feature directorial debut, filmmaker Richard Tanne shows us when Barack met Michelle.
Borderless – A boy’s quiet fishing spot is ruined with the sudden appearance of a stranger. We don’t get many Iranian films, so fans of foreign cinema will definitely want to check this a out.
Jason Bourne – Matt Damon returns almost a decade after we last saw Bourne take to the big screen, and this time he has Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Vincent Cassel hot on his trail. A good night’s action fix!
The Secret Live of Pets – It’s basically Toy Story with pets meets The Warriors as Louie C.K. and Eric Stonestreet are lost dogs trying to make their way home across New York while staying ahead of the disgruntled bunny voiced by Kevin Hart and his army of disgruntled pets. Family fun!
The BFG – Disney, Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg team-up for this often touching tale of orphan girl Sophie who befriends a big friendly giant. Not Spielberg’s best, but it still shows off his rare touch with children and fantasy stories, and Mark Rylance is excellent as the BFG.
Florence Foster Jenkins – Meryl Streep goes full Streep in this true to life tale about an heiress with operatic dreams, but terrible voice realities. We dare you not to be delighted.
Pete’s Dragon – The remake of 1977 movie about a lost boy and his friend and protector Elliot, a dragon that’s far from imaginary. Another great family flick in time for the holidays.
The Hollars – In this comedy-drama, a man leaves his fast life in the city behind to look after his ailing mother back home. The sophomore film from John Krasinski. That’s right, Jim from The Office directs movies!
Secret Agent – BBC’s lavish three-part production of Joseph Conrad’s novel stars Toby Jones and Ian Hart in a tale that finds an unassuming London shopkeep trying to keep secret from all who know him that he’s really a Russian spy. A series that’s both classic and timely at the same time.
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The Thomas Staff