– American Made is “based on the true story” of Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot (from the now defunct airline) and drug smuggler who makes a deal with the CIA to avoid jail time. However he soon gets involved with one of the biggest covert operations of all time that nearly destroys the Reagan presidency. Though just be warned, this story does not end well for all involved.
– Stars Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Alejandro Edda, Mauicio Mejia, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Lara Grice, Frank Licari, Jed Rees, Caleb Landry Jones, and Connor Trinneer. Directed by Doug Liman. Rated R.
Flatliners (2017 version)
– Though it wasn’t readily apparent from the trailer or any of the promotional material, but Flatliners is actually a sequel to the 1990 Flatliner movie. Like the original, a group of medical students experiment with near-death experiences to experience the drug-like high it provides but the side effect of their pasts coming to haunt them, literally. To add to it, Kiefer Sutherland returns as Nelson Wright from the first film.
– Stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, Beau Mirchoff, and Kiefer Sutherland. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. Rated PG-13.
Battle of the Sexes
– This is the nationwide expansion of Battle of the Sexes, the story about the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between champion women’s tennis player Billie Jean King and former champion Bobby Riggs that comes out of retirement to have a man vs woman tennis match to see who is better. The match was notable for having one of the largest ratings of sports in history and the largest for tennis with over 90 million people tuning in worldwide (and this was in the 70s too with less people and less televisions) and is considered a milestone in the acceptance of women’s tennis which is now more popular than ever among other social effects for feminism.
– Stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales, Eric Christian Olsen, Lewis Pullman, Jessica McNamee, Martha MacIsaac, Wallace Langham, Mark Harelik, Fred Armisen, and Chris Parnell. Directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris. Rated PG-13.