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    Into The Forest

    Movie release: July 29, 2016
    Director: Patricia Rozema
    Starring: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella
    Based on: Into The Forest by Jean Hegland
    Summary: After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

     

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    Jason Bourne

    Movie release: July 29, 2016
    Director: Paul Greengrass
    Starring: Alicia Vikander, Matt Damon, Julia Stiles
    Based on: The Bourne Betrayal by Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum

    SummaryJason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.

     
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    Indignation

    Movie release: July 29, 2016
    Director: James Schamus
    Starring: Sarah Gadon, Logan Lerman, Ben Rosenfield
    Based on: Indignation by Philip Roth

    Summary: In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

     

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    Suicide Squad

    Movie release: August 5, 2016
    Director: David Ayer
    Starring:Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne
    Based on: Various Titles

    Summary: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

     
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    A Tale of Love and Darkness

    Movie release: August 19, 2016
    Director: Natalie Portman
    Starring:Natalie Portman, Ohad Knoller, Shira Haas
    Based on: A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz

    Summary: The story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live.

     
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    Ben-Hur

    Movie release: August 19, 2016
    Director: Timur Bekmambetov
    Starring: Jack Huston, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer
    Based on: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace

    Summary: A falsely accused Jewish nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his Roman best friend, who betrayed him.

     
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    Blood Father

    Movie release: August 26, 2016
    Director: Jean-François Richet
    Starring:Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna
    Based on: Blood Father by Peter Craig

    Summary: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

     
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    The 9th Life of Louis Drax

    Movie release: September 2, 2016
    Director: Alexandre Aja
    Starring: Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul
    Based onThe Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

    Summary: A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

     
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    The Light Between Oceans

    Movie release: September 2, 2016
    Director: Derek Cianfrance
    Starring: Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz
    Based on: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

    Summary: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

     
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    Sully

    Movie release: September 9, 2016
    Director: Clint Eastwood
    Starring: Tom Hanks, Anna Gunn, Aaron Eckhart
    Based onHighest duty : my search for what really matters by Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger with Jeffrey Zaslow

    Summary: The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers.

     

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    Snowden

    Movie release: September 16, 2016
    Director: Oliver Stone
    Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley
    Based on: The Snowden Files by Luke Harding

    Summary: Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government.

     
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    Bridget Jones's Baby

    Movie release: September 16, 2016
    Director: Sharon Maguire
    Starring: Renée Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson
    Based on: Various Titles by Helen Fielding

    Summary: The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

     
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    Queen of Katwe

    Movie release: September 23, 2016
    Director: Mira Nair
    Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
    Based onQueen of Katwe by Tim Crothers
    Summary: A young girl from Uganda trains to become a world chess champion.

     

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    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

    Movie release: September 30, 2016
    Director: Tim Burton
    Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield
    Based on: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

    Summary: After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

     

     
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    Denial

    Movie release: September 30, 2016
    Director: Mick Jackson
    Starring: Rachel Weisz, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall
    Based onHistory on Trial by Deborah Lipstadt

    Summary: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

     

     
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    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

    Movie release: October 7, 2016
    Director: Steve Carr
    Starring: Isabela Moner, Lauren Graham, Thomas Barbusca
    Based onMiddle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

    Summary: A quiet teenage artist Rafe Katchadorian has a wild imagination and is sick of middle school and the rules that have been put before him. Rafe and his best friend Leo have come up with a plan: break every rule in the school hand book and as you expect trouble follows.

     
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    The Girl on the Train

    Movie release: October 7, 2016
    Director: Tate Taylor
    Starring: Laura Prepon, Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson
    Based onThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

    Summary: The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in London, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

     

     
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    A Monster Calls

    Movie release: October 21, 2016
    Director: J.A. Bayona
    Starring: Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson
    Based on: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

    Summary: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom's terminal illness.

     
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    American Pastoral

    Movie release: October 21, 2016
    Director: Ewan McGregor
    Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Ewan McGregor
    Based on: American Pastoral by Philip Roth

    Summary: Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.

     

     
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    Rings

    Movie release: October 28, 2016
    Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez
    Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Johnny Galecki, Alex Roe
    Based on: Ring by Koji Suzuki

    Summary: Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again in the third film of the Ring series, Rings.

     
     
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    Inferno

    Movie release: October 28, 2016
    Director: Ron Howard
    Starring: Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Tom Hanks
    Based on: Inferno by Dan Brown 

    Summary: When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

     

     
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    Cold Moon

    Movie release: October 27, 2016
    Director: Griff Furst
    Starring: Madison Wolfe, Christopher Lloyd, Robbie Kay
    Based onCold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell

    Summary: From the Writer of Beetlejuice & the Nightmare Before Christmas... A Chilling Tale of Supernatural Vengeance

     
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    Doctor Strange

    Movie release: December 25, 2016
    Director: Scott Derrickson
    Starring: Rachel McAdams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton
    Based on: Various Titles

    Summary: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

     

     
     
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    Movie release: November 11, 2016
    Director: Roger Donaldson
    Starring: Travis Fimmel
    Based on: All Quiet on the Western Front on Erich Maria Remarque

    Summary: A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.

     
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    Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

    Movie release: November 11, 2016
    Director: Ang Lee
    Starring: Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund
    Based on: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

    Summary:19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

     

     
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Movie release: November 18, 2016
    Director: David Yates
    Starring: Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell
    Based onFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander; J. K. Rowling

    Summary: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

     

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    Nocturnal Animals

    Movie release: November 18, 2016
    Director: Tom Ford
    Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher
    Based on: Nocturnal animals ; or Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

    Summary: An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

     

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    Lion

    Movie release: November 25, 2016
    Director: Garth Davis
    Starring: Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Dev Patel
    Based on: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

    Summary: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

     

     
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    Assassin's Creed

    Movie release: December 21, 2016
    Director: Justin Kurzel
    Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
    Based on: Various Titles

    Summary: When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

     
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    Patriots Day

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Peter Berg
    Starring: Melissa Benoist, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan
    Based onBoston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge

    Summary: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

     
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