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Hyde Park on Hudson

1939 was a year in the British historical canon that brought many changes to the country. For one, it was a time when the nation was at the brink of war with Germany. In June of that year, it also become the first time a reigning English monarch visited America. Set during that historic weekend in upstate New York, ‘Hyde on Hudson’ tells the story of the King and Queen of England’s (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) visit to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s (Billy Murray) summer manor as seen through the eyes of FDR’s neighbor and intimate Daisy (Laura Linney).




Playing For Keeps

Gerard Butler stars as a charismatic former soccer star that is forced to return home in order to get his life back on track. In trying to pick up the pieces that is his family life, Butler’s character decides to coach his son’s recreational soccer team. This seemingly simple task proves otherwise as his charming personality and eye-catching looks attract attention from both home and away team soccer moms. Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Dennis Quaid co-star.

Lay the Favorite

In this heartwarming true-story about dreams and friendship, Rebecca Hall plays Beth Raymer, a hardworking stripper from Florida who leaves her old life behind and heads westward in order to attain her life-long goal of becoming a cocktail waitress at a fancy casino. Sadly, Raymer’s lofty career aspirations do not work out for her, and she finds herself spending more and more time with Dink (Bruce Willis) a sports betting prodigy who just so happens to be married already.


Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde play sibling robbers who are on the run from a casino heist gone horribly wrong. After a deadly car crash leaves the two stranded, brother and sister decide to split up and head to the safety of the Canadian border separately. With police forces hot on both of their trails, matters are made even worse for the two robbers after a ferocious blizzard rolls in. Family ties and individual motivations are spread thin in this gripping thriller.

David Morris



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