Captain Marvel (PG-13 for action, violence and brief suggestive language) 21st installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Brie Larson in the title role as a former fighter pilot turned superhero who finds herself at the center of the maelstrom when a galactic conflict erupts on Earth between two alien races. Cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening and Djimon Hounson.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
An Elephant Sitting Still (Unrated) The late Hu Bo wrote and directed this adaptation of his short story chronicling the serendipitous series of events inspiring four strangers (Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang and Congxi Li) to board a bus for a long-distance trip to the city of Manzhouli's zoo to see a mythical, motionless elephant ostensibly oblivious to the outside world. With Jing Guo, Wei Kong and Xiang Rong Dong. (In Mandarin with subtitles)
Boy Band (Unrated) Musical comedy chronicling the reunion of the members of the Heartthrob Boyz, a celebrated singing group trying to mount a comeback a couple of decades after their last hit. Co-starring Jerry O'Connell, Gilbert Gottfried, Steve Agee, Seth Herzog and Jordan Carlos.
Ferrante Fever (Unrated) Reverential biopic about Italian author Elena Ferrante, whose “Neapolitan Novels” sold 10 million copies across 50+ countries, leading her to be named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine. Featuring commentary by Hillary Clinton, Jonathan Franzen and Roberto Saviano. (In French, English and Italian with subtitles)
Gloria Bell (R for sexuality, nudity, profanity and drug use) Julianne Moore star as the title character in this romance drama as a free-spirited divorcee who unexpectedly finds a new love (John Turturro) at an L.A. nightclub. Ensemble cast includes Michael Cera, Rita Wilson, Sean Astin, Brad Garrett and Jeanne Tripplehorn.
I'm Not Here (Unrated) Suspense thriller about a man (J.K. Simmons) haunted by his past who reflects about a specific event in his life to try to understand how he ended up alone. Support cast includes Sebastian Stan, Maika Monroe and Mandy Moore.
The Kid (R for profanity and violence) Fact-based Western about a young boy (Jake Schur) who witnessed the historic showdown between Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke) and the infamous outlaw, Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan). With Vincent D'Onofrio, Leila George and Adam Baldwin.
The Sex Trip (Unrated) Supernatural comedy about a shallow womanizer (Marc Crumpton) who finds himself magically transformed into a woman (Jade Ramsey) after rejecting a witch's (Eve Sigall) request for a kiss. With Louis Mandylor, Jim Hanks (Tom's brother) and Rebecca Grant.