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    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.


    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.


    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.




    Movie release: September 30, 2016
    Director: Mick Jackson
    Starring: Rachel Weisz, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall
    Based onVarious titles 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.



    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.


    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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    American Pastoral

    Movie release: October 21, 2016
    Director: Ewan McGregor
    Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Ewan McGregor
    Based on: American Pastoral by Philip Roth

    Summary: Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.




    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.



    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.



    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


    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.



    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.



    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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    Nocturnal Animals

    Movie release: November 18, 2016
    Director: Tom Ford
    Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher
    Based on: Nocturnal animals ; or Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

    Summary: An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.





    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.




    Movie release: December 16, 2016
    Director: Pablo Larraín
    Starring: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco
    Based on: Various Titles

    Summary: An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.



    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.


    A Monster Calls

    Movie release: January 6, 2017
    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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    Patriots Day

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Peter Berg
    Starring: Melissa Benoist, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan
    Based onBoston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge

    Summary: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

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    Hidden Figures

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Theodore Melfi
    Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
    Based on: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

    Summary: A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

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    Live by Night

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Ben Affleck
    Starring: Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Elle Fanning
    Based onLive by Night by Dennis Lehane

    Summary: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

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    A Dog's Purpose

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Lasse Hallström
    Starring: Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton
    Based on: A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron

    Summary: A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

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    Same Kind of Different As Me

    Movie release: February 3, 2017
    Director: Michael Carney
    Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou
    Based on: Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall

    Summary: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

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    T2: Trainspotting

    Movie release: February 10, 2017
    Director: Danny Boyle
    Starring: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller
    Based on: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

    Summary: A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters.

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    The Dark Tower

    Movie release: February 17, 2017
    Director: Nikolaj Arcel
    Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Katheryn Winnick
    Based on: The Dark Tower series by Steven King

    Summary: Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

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    The Mountain Between Us

    Movie release: October 20, 2017
    Director: Hany Abu-Assad
    Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet
    Based onThe Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

    Summary: A pair survive a plane crash in the mountains where they are forced to trust each other and find safety while badly injured. Director: Hany Abu-Assad


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