– Zootopia (aka Zootropolis in Europe) is the big city where all the other animals have come to live together, both predator and prey, after they evolved into a working civilized society. Judy Hopps, a rabbit, has always dreamed of becoming a police officer and quickly becomes the first rabbit to join the force. Eager to prove that she’s a real police officer and not just meter maid, Judy with the help of a con artist fox, Nick Wilde, go in search of a missing otter that leads to a conspiracy of missing predators all across Zootopia. While watching, make sure you pay attention to the movies being sold by the weasel (a great Disney joke to upcoming movies) and to the newscaster as the animal changes in various regions around the world.
– Stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Shakira, Bonnie Hunt, Nate Torrence, Alan Tudyk, Maurice LaMarche, John DiMaggio, and Kristen Bell. Directed by Byron Howard & Rich Moore. Rated PG.
London Has Fallen
– The sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen has the world leaders gather in London for the funeral of the British Prime Mister. Even though security is on high alert due to the mysterious circumstances of the Prime Minister’s death and the various world leaders in attendance, terrorists attack and kill many of the leaders and destroy London landmarks. Secret Service agent Mike Banning (apparently AGAIN) loses the President of the United States to the terrorists. Eventually Banning teams up with the President and an English MI-6 agent to be able to take down the terrorists that are trying to strike fear into the world and more.
– Stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo, and Radha Mitchell. Directed by Babak Najafi. Rated R.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
– Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on the memoir “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” by the cable news producer Kim Barker. Wanting something a little different, Kim Barker takes a new assignment to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2002 to cover part of Operation Enduring Freedom. During her time there, Kim makes friends with fellow journalist Tanya Vanderpoel, who helps her adjust to the new lifestyle, and develops a relationship with a Scottish reporter. Amidst all of that and dealing with warlords, fighters, the military, and even partying, Kim Barker tries to discover the key to becoming a successful wartime correspondent.
– Stars Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, and Billy Bob Thornton. Directed by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Rated R.
The Boy and the Beast – March 4 – 5, 2016 Only
– The Boy and the Beast officially is only being released for two days but AMC (the main distributor for the movie) has it listed for a week among others. The movie is a very limited release with both a sub and a dub version. The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no Ko) is the the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda (director of Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and others). A young runaway orphan Kyuta is living on the streets of Shibuya when he’s discovered by Kumatetsu, a warrior beast bear, who is in search of an apprentice. The master of the Jutengai, the world where animals live like humans, wants to retire to reincarnate to become a God and has two likely successors in Kumatetsu and Iozen. Iozen already has several apprentices but Kumatetsu has none and suggests that if he wants to succeed him, Kumatetsu needs one. Because Kumatetsu is so gruff, ill-mannered, and tough, he hasn’t been able to retain any. Kyuta decides to follow Kumatetsu to the world of Jutengai and become his apprentice. Together they learn to become better and form a surrogate father and son relationship. They must work together to overcome great challenges both in Jutengai and the human world.
– Dub cast stars Luci Christian, Eric Vale, John Swasey, Bryn Apprill, Monica Rial, Ian Sinclair, Sean Hennigan, Austin Tindle, Morgan Berry, Josh Grelle, Brittney Karbowski, Jessica Cavanagh, Chuck Huber, and Steve Powell. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Rated PG-13.