Opening This Weekend – December 16, 2016

Planning to go to the movies this weekend? Want to see all the options before you? We’ll help you out!

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Video Courtesy : Star Wars via YouTube

Director : Gareth Edwards

Starring : Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Riz Ahmed, Alan Tudyk.

Synopsis : 

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.

Rogue Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Poster 2

2. Collateral Beauty

Video Courtesy : Warner Bros. Pictures via YouTube

Director : David Frankel

Starring :  Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore, Kate Winslet and Helen Mirren.

Synopsis : 

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Collateral Beauty (2016) - Poster 2

3. A Kind of Murder

Video Courtesy : Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing via YouTube

Director : Andy Goddard

Starring : Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Haley Bennett, Vincent Kartheiser,  Eddie Marsan, Lucas Bentley.

Synopsis : 

In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.

A Kind of Murder (2016) - Poster 1

3. Solace

Video Courtesy : Lionsgate Movies via YouTube

Director : Afonso Poyart

Starring : Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, Colin Farrell.

Synopsis : 

When FBI Special Agent Joe Merriwether (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is unable to solve a series of homicides, he decides to enlist the help of his former colleague Dr. John Clancy (Anthony Hopkins), a retired physician with psychic powers. The reclusive Clancy, who shuttered his practice and retreated from the world following the death of his daughter and subsequent break-up of his marriage, wants nothing to do with the case. He soon changes his mind after seeing disturbingly violent visions of Joe’s partner, FBI Special Agent Katherine Cowles’s (Abbie Cornish) ultimate demise. When Clancy’s exceptional intuitive powers put him on the trail of a suspect, Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell), the doctor soon realizes his abilities are no match against the extraordinary powers of this vicious murderer on a mission.

Solace (2016) - Poster

Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.