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GET OUT

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Interracial couple Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams) take their dating to the next level: a weekend getaway to meet her parents. The rural estate of Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford) seems peaceful and they appear to welcome him into their family. But some startling discoveries give Chris a sense of danger and the need to get out.

Heightened suspense and a gripping story make this a top-grade thriller. First-time director Jordan Peele, comedy partner of Keegan-Michael Key, proves with this movie that he can give up his day job. He also wrote this film, which takes the horror genre to a new level. Peele has much to say about society and race with an

COLLATERAL BEAUTY

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - After a terrible tragedy, New York advertising executive Howard (Will Smith) withdraws from family and friends. He desperately seeks answers by writing letters to Love, Death and Time. Soon he is

MISS SLOANE

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - One of the top lobbyists in Washington D.C., Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) now faces the toughest opponent of her career. She must do whatever

OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - A fun-loving boss (T.J. Miller), his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) and their co-workers must throw a monumental holiday office party to impress a client and save the company branch from being shut down by his CEO sister (Jennifer Aniston). This boisterous comedy may not be art, but

JACKIE

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - In the days following the assassination of her husband, Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) reflects on her recent White House years with Life Magazine reporter Theodore H. White (Billy Crudup). Natalie Portman delivers

RULES DON'T APPLY

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) disrupts the romance between an aspiring actress (Lily Collins) and her young driver (Alden Ehrenreich). Director/writer Warren Beatty has concocted a good old-fashioned romantic comedy that is sure to please baby boomers. Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich are

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - High school life becomes intolerable for Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) when she finds out that her older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) is dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). Feeling angry and alone, she turns to teacher Mr. Bruner (Woody Harrelson), who becomes a reluctant sounding board for all that is happening

BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - 19-year-old Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn), a war hero home on a victory tour with his squad, must come to grips with loss and the aftermath of battle while waiting to participate in the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Dallas football game. Director Ang Lee's latest film is a gripping depiction of the

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Art gallery owner Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) is haunted by the manuscript of her ex-husband's (Jake Gyllenhaal) new novel - the story of a man's revenge after his wife and daughter are raped and murdered. This "story within a story" weaves back and forth between Susan's troubled real life with

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - 13-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Mongolian family in this documentary narrated by Daisy Ridley. Strength and the determination to

ARRIVAL

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Linguist Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and a team of experts are recruited to find out the meaning behind alien spacecraft landings around the globe. If you're looking for action,

LOVING

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - In 1958, interracial couple Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Jeter Loving (Ruth Negga) were arrested and sentenced to prison in Virginia. Their suit against the state led to the Supreme Court's unanimous decision making

HACKSAW RIDGE

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The inspirational true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who saved many lives during the Battle of Okinawa and was the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to be awarded

TROLLS

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Trolls Poppy (the voice of Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) try to save their friends from being eaten by their nemeses in this animated feature. This colorful 3D spectacle is filled with

MOONLIGHT

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - The enlightening story of African American male Chiron told in three parts: as a child (Alex Hibbert), teen (Ashton Sanders) and adult (Trevante Rhodes). Director Barry Jenkins takes his time letting this

THE PICKLE RECIPE

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - Desperate for cash, party emcee Joey (Jon Dore) is coerced by his Uncle Morty (David Paymer) into stealing his Grandmother Rose's (Lynn Cohen) treasured secret pickle recipe. Strained family relationships are

OASIS: SUPERSONIC

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - A super rock doc that chronicles the rise of brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher's band Oasis. Filled with music and behind-the-scenes drama, this visually

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

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ROG'S VIEWPOINT - A suburban couple's (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) life becomes chaotic when their new neighbors (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) turn out to be spies. This comedy falls flat with most of the belly laughs revealed in the