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    Me Before You

    Movie release: June 3, 2016
    Director: Thea Sharrock
    Starring: Emilia Clarke
    Based on: Me Before You By Jojo Moyes

    Summary:Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

     

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    Genius

    Movie release: June 10, 2016
    Director: Michael Grandage
    Starring:Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman
    Based onMax Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg

    Summary: A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

     

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    The Fundamentals of Caring

    Movie release: June 24, 2016
    Director: Rob Burnett
    Starring: Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd, Bobby Cannavale
    Based onThe Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison

    Summary: A writer (Paul Rudd) retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen's caregiver. When the two embark on an impromptu road trip, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship.

     

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    The Legend Of Tarzan

    Movie release: July 1, 2016
    Director: David yates
    Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens
    Based on: Tarzan Of The Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Summary: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

     
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    The BFG

    Movie release: July 1, 2016
    Director: Steven Spielberg
    Starring: Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader
    Based on: The BFG By Ronald Dahl

    Summary:Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

     

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    Our Kind Of Traitor

    Movie release: March 4, 2016
    Directors: Susanna White
    Starring: Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis
    Based on: Our Kind Of Traiter by John Le Carre

    Summary: A couple find themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.

     
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    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    Movie release: July 8, 2016
    Director: Jake Szymanski
    Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron
    Based onMike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a thousand cocktails by Dave Stangle and Mike Stangle

    Summary: Two brothers place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.

     
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    Cell

    Movie release: July 8, 2016
    Director: Tod Williams
    Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman
    Based on: Cell by Steven King

    Summary: A man begins a desperate search for his son after a mysterious cellphone signal transforms New Englanders into savage killers.

     
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    Infiltrator

    Movie release: July 13, 2016
    Director: Brad Furman
    Starring: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger
    Based onThe Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel by Robert Mazur

    Summary: A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

     

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    Into The Forest

    Movie release: July 29, 2016
    Director: Patricia Rozema
    Starring: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella
    Based on: Into The Forest by Jean Hegland
    Summary: After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

     

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    Jason Bourne

    Movie release: July 29, 2016
    Director: Paul Greengrass
    Starring: Alicia Vikander, Matt Damon, Julia Stiles
    Based on: The Bourne Betrayal by Eric Van Lustbader, Robert Ludlum

    SummaryJason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.

     
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    Indignation

    Movie release: July 29, 2016
    Director: James Schamus
    Starring: Sarah Gadon, Logan Lerman, Ben Rosenfield
    Based on: Indignation by Philip Roth

    Summary: In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

     

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    Suicide Squad

    Movie release: August 5, 2016
    Director: David Ayer
    Starring:Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne
    Based on: Various Titles

    Summary: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

     
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    Ben-Hur

    Movie release: August 19, 2016
    Director: Timur Bekmambetov
    Starring: Jack Huston, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer
    Based on: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace

    Summary: A falsely accused Jewish nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his Roman best friend, who betrayed him.

     
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    The Light Between Oceans

    Movie release: September 2, 2016
    Director: Derek Cianfrance
    Starring: Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz
    Based on: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

    Summary: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

     
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    Sully

    Movie release: September 9, 2016
    Director: Clint Eastwood
    Starring: Tom Hanks, Anna Gunn, Aaron Eckhart
    Based onHighest duty : my search for what really matters by Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger with Jeffrey Zaslow

    Summary: The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers.

     

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    Snowden

    Movie release: September 16, 2016
    Director: Oliver Stone
    Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley
    Based on: The Snowden Files by Luke Harding

    Summary: Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government.

     
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    Bridget Jones's Baby

    Movie release: September 16, 2016
    Director: Sharon Maguire
    Starring: Renée Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson
    Based on: Various Titles by Helen Fielding

    Summary: The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

     
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    Queen of Katwe

    Movie release: September 23, 2016
    Director: Mira Nair
    Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
    Based onQueen of Katwe by Tim Crothers
    Summary: A young girl from Uganda trains to become a world chess champion.

     

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    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

    Movie release: September 30, 2016
    Director: Tim Burton
    Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield
    Based on: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

    Summary: After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

     

     
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    Denial

    Movie release: September 30, 2016
    Director: Mick Jackson
    Starring: Rachel Weisz, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall
    Based onHistory on Trial by Deborah Lipstadt

    Summary: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

     

     
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    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

    Movie release: October 7, 2016
    Director: Steve Carr
    Starring: Isabela Moner, Lauren Graham, Thomas Barbusca
    Based onMiddle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

    Summary: A quiet teenage artist Rafe Katchadorian has a wild imagination and is sick of middle school and the rules that have been put before him. Rafe and his best friend Leo have come up with a plan: break every rule in the school hand book and as you expect trouble follows.

     
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    The Girl on the Train

    Movie release: October 7, 2016
    Director: Tate Taylor
    Starring: Laura Prepon, Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson
    Based onThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

    Summary: The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in London, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

     

     
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    A Monster Calls

    Movie release: October 21, 2016
    Director: J.A. Bayona
    Starring: Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson
    Based on: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

    Summary: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom's terminal illness.

     
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    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Movie release: October 21, 2016
    Director: Edward Zwick
    Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper
    Based on: Various Books by Lee Child

    Summary: Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.

     

     
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    Rings

    Movie release: October 28, 2016
    Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez
    Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Johnny Galecki, Alex Roe
    Based on: Ring by Koji Suzuki

    Summary: Samara returns with a familiar video tape to strike terror again in the third film of the Ring series, Rings.

     
     
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    Inferno

    Movie release: October 28, 2016
    Director: Ron Howard
    Starring: Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Tom Hanks
    Based on: Inferno by Dan Brown 

    Summary: When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

     

     
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    Cold Moon

    Movie release: October 27, 2016
    Director: Griff Furst
    Starring: Madison Wolfe, Christopher Lloyd, Robbie Kay
    Based onCold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell

    Summary: From the Writer of Beetlejuice & the Nightmare Before Christmas... A Chilling Tale of Supernatural Vengeance

     
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    Doctor Strange

    Movie release: December 25, 2016
    Director: Scott Derrickson
    Starring: Rachel McAdams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton
    Based on: Various Titles

    Summary: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

     

     
     
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    Movie release: November 11, 2016
    Director: Roger Donaldson
    Starring: Travis Fimmel
    Based on: All Quiet on the Western Front on Erich Maria Remarque

    Summary: A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.

     
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    Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

    Movie release: November 11, 2016
    Director: Ang Lee
    Starring: Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund
    Based on: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

    Summary:19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

     

     
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Movie release: November 18, 2016
    Director: David Yates
    Starring: Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell
    Based onFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander; J. K. Rowling

    Summary: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

     

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    Lion

    Movie release: November 25, 2016
    Director: Garth Davis
    Starring: Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Dev Patel
    Based on: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

    Summary: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

     

     
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    Assassin's Creed

    Movie release: December 21, 2016
    Director: Justin Kurzel
    Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
    Based on: Various Titles

    Summary: When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

     
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