Reel Roundup for week of April 15th

The Jungle Book (2016) Poster

The Jungle Book (2016)

Certificate PG 105 min   –   Adventure | Drama | Family | Fantasy

An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
Director:  Jon Favreau
Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Poster

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

Certificate PG-13112 min   –   Comedy

As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin’s Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood.
Director:  Malcolm D. Lee
Stars:  Ice Cube, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Eve

Criminal (2016) Poster

Criminal (2016)

Certificate R113 min   –   Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

The memories & skills of a deceased CIA agent are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous convict.
Director:  Ariel Vromen
Stars:  Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman

Green Room (2015) Poster

Green Room (2015)

Certificate R 94 min   –   Crime | Horror | Thriller

After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads.
Director:   Jeremy Saulnier
Stars:  Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart

Fan (2016) Poster

Fan (2016)

142 min   –   Drama | Thriller

An Indian superstar becomes an unhealthy obsession for a Delhi-based fan.
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Stars:  Shah Rukh Khan, Joelle Koissi, Mariola Jaworska, Farah Ahmed

Sing Street (2016) Poster

Sing Street (2016)

Certificate PG-13 106 min   –   Drama | Musical

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band and moving to London.
Director:  John Carney
Stars:  Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

Rio, I Love You (2014) Poster

Rio, I Love You (2014)

Certificate R 110 min   –   Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance

A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
Directors:  Vicente Amorim  | Guillermo Arriaga  | Stephan Elliott  | Sang-soo Im  | Nadine Labaki  | Fernando Meirelles  | José Padilha  | Carlos Saldanha  |Paolo Sorrentino  | John Turturro  | Andrucha Waddington  | César Charlone
Stars:  Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Bruna Linzmeyer

Our Last Tango (2015) Poster

Our Last Tango (2015)

85 min   –   Documentary | Musical

The life and love story of Argentina’s famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart.
Director:  German Kral
Stars:  María Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes, Johana Copes, Alejandra Gutty

Colonia (2015) Poster

Colonia (2015)

110 min   –   Drama | History | Romance | Thriller

A young woman’s desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Florian Gallenberger


Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey

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