14A, 121 min
In 1942 Casablanca during WWII, Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), a French-Canadian intelligence officer, meets French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard), on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
They fall in love while working together on a mission to kill a German official, and afterwards Max convinces Marianne to come with him to London to marry him. She does and the happy couple soon have a child together. However, their relationship is threatened by the pressures of war, especially when Max is told that Marianne may be a Nazi spy. He's given 72 hours to find out the truth, and if the suspicions are true, he's ordered to execute her or be hanged himself.
4:15 7:10 10:05
PG, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, 116 min
When mysterious spaceships land in various locations around the world, the military hires an elite team consisting of linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) and Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to investigate.
As mankind is on the verge of a global war, Louise must learn the language of the aliens to allow communication, and the team must determine whether these alien crafts simply come in peace — or are a threat to humanity.
Based on a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang called Story of Your Life.
Canadian Connection: Filmed in Montreal, Quebec.
4:25 7:15 10:10
Bad Santa 2
18A, Comedy, 87 min
Booze-soaked, foul-mouthed con-man Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) is back to his old tricks in the sequel to Bad Santa. Teaming up once again with his sidekick, Marcus, Willie plans to pose as Santa, this time to swindle money from a charitable organization on Christmas Eve.
But this time, they're joined by Willie's equally wicked mother, Sunny Soke (Kathy Bates). Meanwhile, Willie is infatuated with the curvaceous and prim Diane (Christina Hendricks), who unlike Willie, has a heart of gold. She also happens to be the charity director of the charity he plans on scamming, which throws a wrench into his plans.
Canadian Connection: Filmed in Montreal, Quebec.
4:30 7:30 10:15
PG, Action, 114 min
A brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon named Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has a horrific car accident when he pays attention to texting on his cell rather than concentrate on the winding road. His car goes over the side and crashes. Although his life is saved, when he wakes up in the hospital, he finds he has serious nerve damage to his hands and can no longer work as a doctor.
When Strange is given a tip from someone who survived a similar accident, he goes on a quest for a miracle cure and finds a mystical and mysterious sorcerer called the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). She teaches him to put his massive ego aside and instead, give himself over to the mystical arts in order to defend the world against evil.
Doctor Strange 3D
PG, Action/Adventure, 114 min
A brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon named Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has his life changed after a car accident limits the use of his hands. Sent on a maddening quest for a miracle cure, he is taken under the wing of a sorcerer, who teaches him the mystical arts in order to defend the world against evil.
Now, Doctor Strange must put his ego aside, and utilize a vast array of abilities and artifacts to act as an intermediary between both the real world and what lies beyond.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
PG, Fantasy, 133 min
Seventy years before Harry Potter reads writer Newt Scamander's (Eddie Redmayne) book in school, the author enjoys adventures in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
The spinoff film takes place in 1926, as Newt travels the globe to find and document magical creatures. But after completing a global excursion and arriving in New York for a brief stopover, his misplaced magical case leads to the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts in the No-Maj (American equivalent of "Muggle") world.
Based on the novel written by famed author J.K. Rowling, who wrote the Harry Potter books. She also wrote the screenplay for this movie.
3:50 7:00 10:00
PG, Family, 103 min
On a mystic island off Oceania in the South Pacific, young princess Moana Waialiki (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) is the feisty teenage daughter of the chief of her tribe, and the only daughter in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sails off across the open Pacific ocean on an epic adventure to save her people.
Joined by the energetic, less-than-humble, once-powerful demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), Moana is determined to prove herself a master wayfinder and to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. Along the way, she discovers her own identity on the mission, which also pits her against impossible odds and enormous monsters.
4:00 6:50 9:30
Rules Don't Apply
14A, Comedy, 126 min
In 1950s Hollywood, aspiring young actress Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle with the absurd eccentricities of wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty), whom they work for.
Marla is a strict Baptist who cannot fraternize with boys, much to the chagrin of Frank who, despite his mounting attraction, is forbidden to make a move for fear of losing his job. However, the two eventually come to the conclusion that the rules "don't apply" to them. Their situation is made even more tense when Hughes begins making passes at Marla. And things really start to heat up when Hughes puts a ring on Marla's finger.
G, Family, 92 min
The overly optimistic Trolls live in a colorful, wondrous world full of song and dance. But their lives of rainbows and happiness are changed forever when the Troll-hungry Bergens invade their colorful Troll Village.
Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the bright and sunny leader of the Trolls, must set off on a journey to save the town along with her polar opposite, the overly pessimistic Branch (Justin Timberlake). The mismatched duo are taken far beyond the only world they’ve ever known, and must tolerate each other long enough to get their job done.