The big new movie this weekend is Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg). Their impossible mission is to dethrone Antman. Other new movies include The Seventh Dwarf (animated), Best of Enemies (documentary), The End of the Tour (Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky), The Kindergarten Teacher (Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz), and Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary (documentary). Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.
With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.
Join all seven dwarfs for an adventure as big as they are small! It’s the eve of Princess Rose’s 18th birthday. Everyone in the kingdom has come to Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate, including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. But just before the stroke of midnight Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) with a cursed needle and sends the kingdom into a century-long slumber! To find Rose’s true love Jack to save her with a kiss, Bobo and the other six dwarfs must go on a treacherous journey, face a fiery dragon and outwit the jealous, scheming and evil witch, Dellamorta.
Best of Enemies is a behind-the-scenes account of the explosive 1968 televised debates between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and their rancorous disagreements about politics, God and sex.
The End of the Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties — but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir about this unforgettable encounter, written following Wallace’s 2008 suicide. Both Segel and Eisenberg reveal great depths of emotion in their performances and the film is directed with humor and tenderness by Sundance vet James Ponsoldt from Pulitzer- Prize winner Donald Margulies’ insightful and heartbreaking screenplay.
A kindergarten teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.
Oscar-winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar-nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the LEGO universe like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question…is it a toy or something more? A LEGO Brickumentary delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. From art galleries full of LEGO creations, to the workshops of Master Builders, into the world of LEGO therapy, and to encounters with AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell. A LEGO Brickumentary explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world.