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1917

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During WWI, young British soldiers Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay) are tasked with going behind enemy lines to deliver a message to advancing troops that a German trap awaits them. If the messengers don't arrive in time, there will be a massacre that includes Blake's brother (Richard Madden).

This sensational war drama presents the familiar deadly mission scenario in a unique way. Director Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), who co-wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, draws

COLD PURSUIT

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As a snowplow driver and recently named Citizen of the Year in a Rocky Mountains resort town, Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) leads a good life with wife Grace (Laura Dern). But when their son is found dead, he becomes distant from his spouse and is obsessed with eliminating those responsible. The body count begins to rise as Nels works his way up the chain - leading to violent drug kingpin Viking (Tom Bateman) and a final confrontation that includes a rival gang.

This grisly revenge drama is laced with dark-edged humor. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film "In Order of Disappearance" (original title "Kraftidioten") starring Stellan Skarsgård, the loose remake feels

GLASS

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David Dunn (Bruce Willis), a security guard with super powers, seeks to put an end to the killing spree of Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), a murderer with multiple personalities controlled by The Beast. A deadly encounter between the two gets them captured and sent to an asylum under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson). Another patient, Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), has a connection to the new residents that could have devastating results.

Director/writer M. Night Shyamalan's latest big screen effort is

FIRST MAN

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After losing his young daughter to a malignant brain tumor, test pilot and aeronautical engineer Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) decides to try out for NASA's space program as a civilian astronaut. When the ultimate challenge arises, he leaves wife Janet (Claire Foy) and family behind to join the flight to his fated destination: the Moon.

Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle strike movie gold again as they
depart La La Land for

A SIMPLE FAVOR

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Widowed single mom Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger with a growing audience, finds a new best friend in Emily (Blake Lively) - the mother of her young son Miles' (Joshua Satine) schoolmate Nicky (Ian Ho). When Emily suddenly disappears, Stephanie is determined to find out what happened. She teams up with the missing housewife's distraught husband Sean (Henry Golding) and seeks help from her online viewers. As the puzzle unfolds, complications arise.

Pitch perfect performances from Anna Kendrick and

ALPHA

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20,000 years ago in Europe's harsh terrain, teen Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee) accompanies his father Tau (Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson) and tribal members on the annual bison hunt for the first time. When he becomes injured and presumed dead, Keda must learn to survive in the unforgiving wilderness. In an attack by a wolf pack, the teen seriously injures the leader. Rather than killing the abandoned animal, Keda nurses the canine he names Alpha back to health. Together, they slowly

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

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After a failed assignment, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his Impossible Missions Force must stop a nuclear disaster from occurring. Joining the group is CIA operative August Walker (Henry Cavill), tasked with making sure all goes well. But Hunt is being framed and it becomes a race against the clock to clear himself and prevent a catastrophic event.

Realistic edge-of-your-seat stunts and an intricate plot worthy of the classic television series make for another accomplished mission. Action superman Tom Cruise, doing