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New This Week : Dr Seuss’ The Grinch | Academy Award® nom­i­nee Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch lends his voice to the in­fa­mous Grinch, who lives a soli­tary life in­side a cave on Mt. Crum­pet with only his loyal dog, Max, for com­pany. With a cave rigged with in­ven­tions and con­trap­tions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neigh­bors in Who-ville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christ­mas they dis­rupt his tran­quil soli­tude with their in­creas­ingly big­ger, brighter and louder cel­e­bra­tions. When the Whos de­clare they are go­ing to make Christ­mas three times big­ger this year, the Grinch re­al­izes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christ­mas. To do so, he de­cides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christ­mas Eve, even go­ing so far as to trap a lack­adaisi­cal mis­fit rein­deer to pull his sleigh. The Girl In The Spi­der’s Web | Fired from the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency, Frans Balder re­cruits hacker Lis­beth Sa­lan­der to steal Fire­Wall, a com­puter pro­gram that can ac­cess codes for nu­clear weapons world­wide. The down­load soon draws at­ten­tion from an NSA agent who traces the ac­tiv­ity to Stock­holm. Fur­ther prob­lems arise when Rus­sian thugs take Lis­beth’s lap­top and kid­nap a math whiz who can make Fire­Wall work. Now, Lis­beth and an un­likely ally must race against time to save the boy and re­cover the codes to avert dis­as­ter. Over­lord | On the eve of D-Day, Amer­i­can para­troop­ers drop be­hind enemy lines to pen­e­trate the walls of a for­ti­fied church and de­stroy a ra­dio trans­mit­ter. As the sol­diers ap­proach their tar­get, they soon be­gin to re­al­ize that there’s more go­ing on in the Nazioc­cu­pied vil­lage than a sim­ple mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion. Mak­ing their way to an un­der­ground lab, the out­num­bered men stum­ble upon a sin­is­ter ex­per­i­ment that forces them into a vi­cious bat­tle against an army of the un­dead. Con­tin­u­ing : Bo­hemian Rhap­sody | Singer Fred­die Mer­cury, gui­tarist Brian May, drum­mer Roger Tay­lor and bass gui­tarist John Dea­con take the mu­sic world by storm when they form the rock ‘n’ roll band Queen in 1970. Sur­rounded by darker in­flu­ences, Mer­cury de­cides to leave Queen years

later to pur­sue a solo ca­reer. Di­ag­nosed with AIDS in the 1980s, the flam­boy­ant front­man re­unites with the group for the ben­e­fit con­cert Live Aid -lead­ing the band in one of the great­est per­for­mances in rock his­tory. No­body’s Fool | A woman dis­cov­ers that her sis­ter’s pic­ture-per­fect life and boyfriend may not be what they seem. The Nutcracker And The Four Realms | Young Clara needs a mag­i­cal, one-of-a-kind key to un­lock a box that con­tains a price­less gift. A golden thread leads her to the cov­eted key, but it soon dis­ap­pears into a strange and mys­te­ri­ous par­al­lel world. In that world, she meets a sol­dier named Phillip, a group of mice and the re­gents who pre­side over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now en­ter a fourth realm to re­trieve the key and re­store har­mony to the un­sta­ble land. Hunter Killer | An untested Amer­i­can sub­ma­rine cap­tain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to res­cue the Rus­sian pres­i­dent, who has been kid­napped by a rogue gen­eral. In­di­vis­i­ble | IN­DI­VIS­I­BLE is based on the ex­tra­or­di­nary true story of Army Chap­lain Dar­ren Turner and his wife Heather. With a strong, faith-filled mar­riage, the Turn­ers are ready to fol­low their call­ing: serv­ing God, fam­ily, and coun­try. Fresh from sem­i­nary and ba­sic train­ing, Chap­lain Turner and his fam­ily ar­rive at Fort Stew­art. Yet be­fore the Turn­ers can even un­pack their new house, Dar­ren is de­ployed to Iraq. Heather is left tak­ing care of their three young chil­dren alone … as well as serv­ing the fam­i­lies of the other de­ployed sol­diers. De­spite a de­sire to stay con­nected with their loved ones, the harsh re­al­i­ties of war take a daily toll over the course of the Bat­tal­ion’s ex­tended de­ploy­ment. Mean­while back home, ba­bies are born, kids keep grow­ing, and nerves are frayed with ev­ery late-night knock on the door. With deeply etched bat­tle scars, the sol­diers’ long-awaited home­com­ing is much dif­fer­ent than any of their fam­i­lies an­tic­i­pated. Hal­loween | On a cold Hal­loween night in 1963, six year old Michael My­ers bru­tally mur­dered his 17-year-old sis­ter, Ju­dith. He was sen­tenced and locked away for 15 years. But on Oc­to­ber 30, 1978, while be­ing trans­ferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael My­ers steals a car and es­capes Smith’s Grove. He re­turns to his quiet home­town of Had­don­field, Illi­nois, where he looks for his next vic­tims. Mid90s | A teen es­capes his tur­bu­lent home life by hang­ing out with new friends he meets at a skate shop. The Old Man And A Gun |At the age of 70, For­rest Tucker makes an au­da­cious es­cape from San Quentin, con­duct­ing an un­prece­dented string of heists that con­found au­thor­i­ties and en­chant the pub­lic. Wrapped up in the pur­suit are de­tec­tive John Hunt, who be­comes cap­ti­vated with For­rest’s com­mit­ment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his cho­sen pro­fes­sion. First Man | On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®win­ning smash, La La Land, Os­car®-win­ning direc­tor Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures’ First Man, the riv­et­ing story of NASA’s mis­sion to land a man on the moon, fo­cus­ing on Neil Arm­strong and the years 19611969. A vis­ceral, first-per­son ac­count, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will ex­plore the sac­ri­fices and the cost—on Arm­strong and on the na­tion—of one of the most dan­ger­ous missions in his­tory. The Hate U Give | Starr Carter is con­stantly switch­ing be­tween two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neigh­bor­hood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she at­tends. The uneasy bal­ance be­tween these worlds is soon shat­tered when she wit­nesses the fa­tal shoot­ing of her child­hood best friend at the hands of a po­lice of­fi­cer. Fac­ing pres­sure from all sides of the com­mu­nity, Starr must find her voice and de­cide to stand up for what’s right. Goose­bumps 2 : Haunted Hal­loween | While col­lect­ing junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mis­chievous talk­ing dummy from an un­pub­lished “Goose­bumps” book by R.L. Stine. Hop­ing to start his own fam­ily, Slappy kid­naps Sonny’s mother and brings all of his ghoul­ish friends back to life. Sonny joins forces with his sis­ter, Sam and a kindly neigh­bor to save Sonny’s mom and foil Slappy’s plan. A Star Is Born | In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays sea­soned mu­si­cian Jack­son Maine, who dis­cov­ers—and falls in love with—strug­gling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… un­til Jack coaxes her into the spot­light. But even as Ally’s ca­reer takes off, the per­sonal side of their re­la­tion­ship is break­ing down, as Jack fights an on­go­ing bat­tle with his own in­ter­nal demons. Venom | Re­porter Ed­die Brock de­vel­ops su­per­pow­ers af­ter be­com­ing a host to an alien par­a­site. Night School | Teddy Walker is a suc­cess­ful sales­man whose life takes an un­ex­pected turn when he ac­ci­den­tally blows up his place of em­ploy­ment. Forced to at­tend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds him­self deal­ing with a group of mis­fit stu­dents, his for­mer high school neme­sis and a feisty teacher who doesn’t think he’s too bright. The House With A Clock In Its Walls | Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his un­cle in a creaky old house that con­tains a mys­te­ri­ous tick­tock noise. When Lewis ac­ci­den­tally awak­ens the dead, the town’s sleepy fa­cade mag­i­cally springs to life with a se­cret world of witches and war­locks.

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