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THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

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Ivan (the voice of Sam Rockwell), a silverback gorilla, is the main attraction at the Big Top Mall. With a circus-like atmosphere, owner Mack (Bryan Cranston) and his small menagerie of animals entertain a shrinking audience. Looking to boost crowds and stay open, Mack buys baby elephant Ruby (voiced by Brooklynn Prince). Now out of the spotlight, Ivan ponders his past and future. Among those helping him through this new phase of life are aging elephant Stella (the voice of Angelina Jolie), Bob the dog (voiced by Danny DeVito) and Julia (Ariana Greenblatt), the young daughter of mall employee George (Ramon Rodriguez). CGI talking animals, a cute kid, and ringmaster Bryan Cranston keep things moving along in this entertaining diversion. Based on Katherine Applegate's novel of the same name, the story is a fantasy version of real-life gorilla Ivan - who gained fame for his paintings. Director Thea Sharrock ("Me Before You"), working from Mike White's (who also provides

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

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Searching for a key that will unlock a precious gift from her late mother, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is drawn into another world of four magical Realms. While in the lands of Flowers, Snowflakes and Sweets, she meets Nutcracker soldier Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight) and the Realms' rulers: Hawthorne (Eugenio Derbez), Shiver (Richard E. Grant) and Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). To reclaim the key, Clara and Phillip must enter the dark Fourth Realm and face the tyrannical Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren) and a gang of mice. The fate of the kingdoms is in their hands. This Disney cinematic gift will put most family members in a festive spirit. But there's more