This weekend take your pick of crime thriller “Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story,” holiday fare “The Grinch,” horror Sci-Fi “Overlord,” a docudrama about 1988 Presidential candidate Gary Hart “The Front Runner,” a very cool thriller “River Runs Red,” and lots more. Happy movie going!
Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
What it’s about: A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
Directed by: Yarrow Cheney | Scott Mosier
Who’s in it: Rashida Jones, Tristan O’Hare, Scarlett Estevez, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story
Crime | Drama | Thriller
What: Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Who’s in it: Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant
Action | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller | War
What it’s about: The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day.
Directed by: Julius Avery
Who’s in it: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk
The Front Runner
Biography | Drama
What it’s about: American Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair.
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Who’s in it: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Mark O’Brien
Biography | Crime | Drama
What it’s about: Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people’s things, but it wasn’t until his early adolescence that his true calling–to be a thief–manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they will embark on a journey of discoveries, love and crime. Killing is just a random offshoot of the violence, which continues to escalate until Carlitos is finally apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos “The Angel of Death.” Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity. Altogether, he is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides. Today, after more than forty-six years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest- serving prisoner in the history of Argentina.
Directed by: Luis Ortega
Who’s in it: Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darín, Daniel Fanego, Mercedes Morán
River Runs Red
What it’s about: When the son of a successful judge (Taye Diggs) is killed by two police officers (Luke Hemsworth/Gianni Capaldi) and the system sets them free, a hardened veteran detective (John Cusack) finds some incriminating files on the officers and the judge teams up with another mourning father (George Lopez) to take the law into his own hands.
Directed by: Wes Miller
Who’s in it: Taye Diggs, John Cusack, George Lopez, Luke Hemsworth
Postcards from London
What it’s about: A stylish, sexy film about a young man’s journey into an unusual form of escort work, set in an imaginary vision of London’s Soho.
Directed by: Steve McLean
Who’s in it: Harris Dickinson, Jonah Hauer-King, Alessandro Cimadamore, Leonardo Salerni
Comedy | Drama
What it’s about: A still closeted young woman brings her girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, only to have her coming out efforts thwarted by the unexpected arrival of her male roommate.
Directed by: Jenna Laurenzo
Who’s in it: Elaine Hendrix, Cloris Leachman, Kevin Pollak, Steve Guttenberg