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Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Director: Denis Villeneuve
November 17 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (3D)
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Stars: Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell Director: David Yates
November 24 THE FOUNDER M 115 mins
The Founder tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food at their San Bernardino hamburger stand and the crowds of patrons it attracted, Kroc immediately saw franchise potential and maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. And thus McDonald’s was born. Stars: Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton, Patrick Wilson Director: John Lee Hancock
December 8 TOLLS (3D)
Directed by: Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Icona Pop TROLLS, a new animated comedy with music from the creators of SHREK, brings these beloved creatures, and their gravity defying and colorful manes, to the big screen. Setting out on an epic adventure that takes her far beyond the only world she has ever known, Poppy (Anna Kendrick) joins forces with the ever gloomy Branch (Justin Timberlake) in a daring mission to rescue her friends from the clutches of the sinister Bergen and their leader, King Gristle. Poppy’s epic quest will test her strength, reveal her true colors and challenge her ability to burst into musical mash-ups at a moment’s notice. This adventure also features the voice talent of Zooey Deschanel, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar and Icona Pop.
December 8 THE DISAPOINTMENTS ROOM MA15+ 92 mins
A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home. Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Lucas Till, Michaela Conlin Director: D.J. Caruso
December 16 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (MARVEL)
Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing “Rogue One,” which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release. Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed Director: Gareth Edwards
December 26 WHY HIM?
Director: John Hamburg Cast: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch
December 26 SILENCE
Director : Martin Scorsese Cast: Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver Writer: Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York) // Based on the novel by Shusaku Endo Genre: Drama Martin Scorsese finally realises his long-held dream to direct SILENCE, an adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel about 17th century Jesuits who risk their lives to bring Christianity to Japan. It is 1640 and Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield), an idealistic Jesuit priest, sets sale for Japan determined to help the brutally oppressed Christians there. He is also desperate to discover the truth about his former mentor, rumoured to have renounced his faith under torture. Rodrigues cannot believe the stories about a man he so revered, but as his journey takes him deeper into Japan and then into the hands of those who would crush his faith, he finds himself forced to make an impossible choice: whether to abandon his flock or his God.
December 26 MOANA (DISNEY)
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into Australian theatres Boxing Day, 2016. Stars: Auli’I Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
December 26 RED DOG: TRUE BLUE PG 89 mins
When eleven-year-old Mick (LEVI MILLER) is shipped off to his grandfather's (BRYAN BROWN) cattle station in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship, but instead finds myth, adventure, and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind dog that will change his life forever Stars: Levi Miller, Bryan Brown, Jason Isaacs Director: Kriv Stenders
December 26 SING
Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of The Secret Life of Petsin summer 2016, Illumination presents SING at the holidays. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in a musical comedy about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us. Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, SING stars Buster Moon (Academy Award®winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award®winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. Featuring more than 85 hit songs, SING is written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth McFarlane