Dark, disturbing, and laugh-out-loud funny, director Riley Stern’s SXSW breakout has all the makings of an instant cult classic. With a perfect balance of off-kilter comedy and twisty thriller, THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE is what would happen if Charlie Kaufman wrote FIGHT CLUB. Or if Yorgos Lanthimos directed KARATE KID. Plus, dachshunds.
Jesse Eisenberg (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) is perfectly cast as Casey Evans, a timid bookkeeper who joins a strip mall dojo after getting attacked on the street by a roving motorcycle gang. With guidance from his alpha-sensei (Alessandro Nivola, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE) and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots, GREEN ROOM), Casey enters an absurdly hyper-masculine world full of mind games, dark secrets, and heavy metal.
A biting satire on toxic masculinity, THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE takes a thoughtful look at traditional values of manhood – violence, emotional reticence, not petting your dog – and then proceeds to roundhouse kick them squarely in the face.
Everyone deserves a break once in a while. And after everything he’s been through in recent years, Peter Parker (Tom Holland, AVENGERS: ENDGAME) is ready to temporarily hang up his Spidey suit and just enjoy being a kid. Unfortunately for him, the forces of evil don’t take vacation.
Peter and some of his classmates embark on a school trip to Europe, a getaway that’s supposed to be all about sightseeing, goofing off with his friend Ned (Jacob Batalon, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING), and perhaps a bit of innocent flirting with MJ (Zendaya, SMALLFOOT). But when mysterious elemental creatures begin to wreak havoc across the continent, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, CAPTAIN MARVEL) calls on Peter to suit up.
The team that brought you HOMECOMING reunites for SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, infusing it with the same sense of adventure, humor, and heart as that film, while also introducing an air of intrigue with Spider-Man’s enigmatic new ally, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal, VELVET BUZZSAW). It’s a bad trip for Peter that promises to be a fun ride for all of us.
Young couple Dani and Christian have been going through a rough patch, so a vacation to a tiny sun-dappled Swedish village seems like just what they need to heal. They arrive during a nine-day pagan festival filled with flower garlands, kinship, and twirling 'round the maypole. But on closer look (and under the influence of mysterious powders) they find a bizarre undercurrent of cultish violence beneath the smiling facade.
Director Ari Aster’s follow-up to last year’s nightmarish HEREDITARY brightens the exteriors but retains an uneasy menace in what he calls a “Scandinavian folk horror.” With all manner of grief, confusion, and ritualistic sadism unfolding in the radiant light of day, MIDSOMMAR will forever change the way you look at the idyllic countryside. Remember to breathe.
She’s just been released from prison, and already Scottish rogue Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley, BEAST) is pursuing her dreams of country music stardom. Fame and fortune don’t come easy, though, and getting from Glasgow to Nashville is no easy task – especially for an ex-con working as a housekeeper with two young children to care for.
None of that will get Rose-Lynn down, though. With counsel from her employer and her mother, possessed of her own broken dreams, she sets her mind to making it as the next Dolly Parton – without abandoning the responsibilities of being an adult.
With a star-making performance from Buckley and a soundtrack of country favorites and originals, WILD ROSE is a funny, emotional, and ultimately uplifting tale that gets to the truth of how stars are born. It’s not through romance; not through sudden explosions of celebrity; but through hard work, determination, and compromise.
The Men In Black have always protected Earth from the scum of the universe – but until now, audiences have only seen them protect the United States. Enter Agents H and M, two hotshot members of the MIB's London branch. Together, they're tasked with doing some of that world-saving business – only this time, the threat comes from a mole inside the MIB itself.
THOR: RAGNAROK stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reunite for the latest MEN IN BLACK adventure. With snappy suits, high-tech equipment, and no shortage of attitude, they'll take on threats human and alien alike. And they'll make it look good.
Coming from THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS director F. Gary Gray, MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL takes the sci-fi comedy franchise around the world in pursuit of aliens, action, and laughs. With a supporting cast that includes Emma Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, and countless extraterrestrials, MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL is a fresh, funny take on an old favorite.
It’s ten years after the events of X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, and the X-Men are heroes in the public eye. But when a solar flare strikes during a daring space mission, young mutant Jean Grey’s abilities begin to change – and outgrow her control. With the Phoenix rising inside Jean, the X-Men’s greatest challenge may yet come from within.
One of the Marvel universe's greatest storylines comes to new life in DARK PHOENIX. Starring GAME OF THRONES’ Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, along with the current X-Men roster of Xavier (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp), DARK PHOENIX will prove a dangerous and emotional struggle both for the X-Men and for Jean herself.
Longtime X-MEN writer/producer Simon Kinberg takes the director’s chair for this newest, darkest entry into the franchise. Bringing a host of complex relationships to the fore, DARK PHOENIX represents a fight for Jean’s soul – and for the future of mutantkind.
Described by director Dexter Fletcher (BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY) as a “musical fantasy,” ROCKETMAN is a dream-like interpretation of Elton John’s incredible rise to success. Starring Taron Egerton (KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE) as Elton and Jamie Bell (BILLY ELLIOT) as his lyricist and collaborator Bernie Taupin, it tells story of an artistic friendship amidst the insanity of public life and self-destruction.
No typical biopic, this film eschews the history books and favors playful invention over fact-checking. But instead of glorifying Elton, it shows all the ugliness and vulnerability of a real human being shoved into the limelight. Featuring colorful interpretations of his ‘70s hits (and outfits), ROCKETMAN is a freewheeling, joyful look at a difficult period in a rock legend’s brilliant career.
The secret cryptozoology organization Monarch has their hands full. Why? Well, the ancient behemoth Godzilla has once again surfaced from the unfathomable depths and is destroying the city. And so is Mothra. And Rodan. And the enormous three-headed dragon, King Ghidorah.
Fortunately, Monarch’s Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga, CAPTIVE STATE) has found a way to communicate with the otherworldly kaiju. Unfortunately, she and her daughter (Millie Bobby Brown, STRANGER THINGS) are kidnapped by a shadowy organization with sinister designs for these brawling giants.
What writer/director Michael Dougherty (KRAMPUS, TRICK 'R TREAT) calls a “monster opera,” GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS is a thrilling elevation of the franchise, as the delicately rendered titans rage and battle on a mythic scale. A gorgeous and terrifying account of a world under siege, this enormous sequel is a cinematic event you won’t want to run screaming away from.
Everyone knows the story. Alien child crashes to Earth; is raised by small-town American family; starts to manifest superpowers; grows up to be a hero. But what if that child wasn't a hero at all? What if that child was a monster?
That's the question asked by BRIGHTBURN, the new film produced by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's James Gunn. Subverting the Superman concept, story, and even visual iconography, BRIGHTBURN presents a deliciously horrific take on the superhero genre.
Starring Elizabeth Banks (THE HUNGER GAMES) and David Denman (THE OFFICE) as the boy's adoptive Earth parents, BRIGHTBURN is a horror movie for superhero lovers, offering a wildly alternate take on a legend.