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September 21

A Simple Favor

A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.
posted by lunasol at 10:46 AM - 1 comment

September 20

Miss Congeniality

An F.B.I. agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a known terrorist from bombing the event. There's a lot of falling down in high heels. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 1:58 PM - 5 comments

Perfect Blue

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan. Satoshi Kon's directorial debut.
posted by Berreggnog at 1:04 PM - 4 comments

September 19

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

This Oscar nominated documentary tells the story of the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis: A small family owned bank serving the Chinese American community. [more inside]
posted by mark k at 9:29 PM - 3 comments

King Ralph

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 3:44 PM - 5 comments

The Tin Drum

On his third birthday Oskar decides to stop growing. Haunted by the deaths of his parents and wielding his tin drum, Oskar recounts the events of his extraordinary life [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 1:11 AM - 2 comments

September 18

The Emperor's New Groove

Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder. [more inside]
posted by zinon at 1:53 PM - 26 comments

Slice

In a spooky small town, when a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.
posted by Berreggnog at 12:32 PM - 1 comment

September 14

Mandy

Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.
posted by Literaryhero at 8:05 PM - 16 comments

Putney Swope

Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight regime of monied white ad men with his militant brothers. Soon afterwards, however, the power that comes with its position takes its toll on Putney... [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 3:39 AM - 0 comments

September 13

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:32 PM - 7 comments

September 12

Death Becomes Her

When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 7:08 AM - 13 comments

September 11

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus. [more inside]
posted by zinon at 12:08 PM - 0 comments

Inside Llewyn Davis

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 2:30 AM - 2 comments

September 8

Active Measures

Active Measures chronicles the most successful espionage operation in Russian history, the American presidential election of 2016. Filmmaker Jack Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladimir Putin to disrupt, and ultimately control world events. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 5:31 PM - 2 comments

September 6

Victor Victoria

On the verge of starvation in 1930s Paris, entertainer Victoria Grant is rescued by cabaret performer Carole "Toddy" Todd. What Victoria needs to succeed, decides Toddy, is a gimmick. So Victoria becomes the male impersonator Count Victor Grazinski, pretending to be a female impersonator, and soon becomes the toast of Paris. [more inside]
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 6:00 PM - 8 comments

September 4

The Road to El Dorado

Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado. [more inside]
posted by zinon at 8:23 AM - 5 comments

The Package (🍆)

When a group of teenage friends go on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to save their friend's most prized possession. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy at 4:46 AM - 7 comments

September 3

Kin

While scavenging for copper wire, Detroit teenager Eli Solinski stumbles upon an otherworldly high-tech gun. When his brother, Jimmy, lands in trouble with a local crime boss, the two siblings go on the run with the weapon. Meanwhile two mysterious soldiers are also hunting down the gun. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 1:10 PM - 1 comment

Tag

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've been playing since the first grade. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they're coming...and he's ready. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:54 PM - 9 comments

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