New films this weekend include Morgan (Kate Mara), Max Rose (Jerry Lewis), No Manches Frida (Omar Chaparro), The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (documentary), White Girl (Morgan Saylor), Yoga Hosers (Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp), The Light Between Oceans (Michael Fassbender), Solace (Anthony Hopkins), and Naam Hai Akira (Sonakshi Sinha). Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new movies for this weekend.
A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
A jazz pianist makes a discovery after the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.
No Manches Frida is a re-make of the German smash hit, Fack ju Göhte, distributed by Constantin Films in 2013, that went on to become one of Germany’s top 10 films of all time. Slated for a Labor Day 2016 release, the Latino adaptation tells the story of Zequi (Omar Chaparro), a recently released bank robber who goes to recover stolen money buried by his ditzy accomplice before he was incarcerated, only to find that a school gymnasium has been built over the burial site. To recover the money, he ends up taking a job as a substitute teacher and meets the sweet and earnest Lucy (Martha Higareda) as well as an unruly class of teenagers. Zequi finds that life on the inside may have been easier to deal with than a classroom of wild rebellious teens.
In 1973 Berger abandoned the metropolis to live in the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. He realized that subsistence peasant farming, which had sustained humanity for millennia, was drawing to an historical close. He determined to spend the rest of his life bearing witness to this vanishing existence, not least by participating in it. Berger’s trilogy Into their Labours chronicles the peasant life of this Alpine village and its surrounding countryside. Our portrait places Berger in the rhythm of the seasons in Quincy.
Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back. White Girl’s provocative story, already being praised as a “Kids” for the millennial generation, is based on the real-life events of director Elizabeth Wood.
15-year-old yoga-nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie love their smart phones and hate their after school job at Manitoban convenience store Eh-2-Zed. But when an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with the legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe to fight for their lives with all seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.
A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), works with an FBI special agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an FBI special agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy.
Acclaimed director and producer A.R. Murugadoss delivers the action-drama Naam Hai Akira, a remake of the hit Tamil film Mouna Guru, powered by Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role.