New in Theaters This Week for 12/1/17
Welcome to a new recurring feature here at The Nerd Mentality. As movie lovers we often scramble to find all the films coming out in a given week. We thought we would take some of the guesswork out for our readers. We’ll be showcasing both wide and limited releases. In cases like The Disaster Artist and The Shape of Water where there is a set wide release (12/8 for both), we’ll include them there. So sit back watch some trailers and you might find something new to go watch this weekend. These films are what’s New in Theaters This Week for 12/1/17, shown in total random order, because why not?
Wonder Wheel (Amazon)
Four peoples’ lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. Directed by Woody Allen
Brotherhood of Blades 2: The Infernal Battlefield (Well Go USA)
An imperial guard searches for the truth behind a conspiracy that framed him and his partners. The proof of his innocence lies with a wanted woman named Bei Zhai… but will she reveal what she knows? In this intense prequel to BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES, the only thing he can truly trust is his sword.
LOVE BEATS RHYMES (Lionsgate)
When struggling rapper Coco (Azealia Banks) enrolls in a poetry class, she thinks her rhymes will impress her teacher, Professor Dixon (Jill Scott). Instead, Dixon challenges Coco to seek real meaning in her lyrics, setting her on a journey of discovery that takes her through rap clubs and poetry slams, leading her to find her true voice.
The Tribes of Palos Verdes (IFC Films)
A teenage girl (Maika Monroe) and her family move from the Midwest to an affluent Southern California community. She soon learns to surf, which gives her the solace she needs to deal with her parents’ crumbling marriage and the toll it takes on her brother (Cody Fern).
Psychopaths (Orion Pictures / Samuel Goldwyn Films)
An executed serial killer, an escaped mental patient, a beautiful seductress, a crazed strangler and a masked murderer unleash blood-soaked mayhem over the course of one night.
Slumber (Vertical Entertainment)
A doctor must confront her own nightmares while battling a parasitic demon that preys on people while they sleep.
The Dancer (Pacific Northwest Pictures)
In 1887, after the death of her father, 25-year-old Marie-Louise leaves her life in the American West to join her mother in New York and pursue her dream of becoming an actress. On stage one night, she avoids falling by spinning the fabric of her long dress in a graceful gesture, and the Serpentine Dance is born. The dazzled audience calls out for more. Marie-Louise becomes Loïe Fuller and leaves New York, where imitators try to steal her radical innovations, for Paris.
Another WolfCop (Parade Deck Films)
An alcoholic cop experiences blackouts and starts turning into a werewolf when the full moon appears in the sky.
Official site has merch, no showtimes.
Firangi (K9 Films)
In 1920 during India’s freedom movement, one man firmly believes the British are not as bad as everyone believes.
Gangster Land (Cinedigm)
Al Capone recruits “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn to help protect his criminal empire in 1920s Chicago. McGurn soon rises through the ranks of the Italian mob, igniting the most brutal gang war the country has ever seen.
You can buy coffee on their official site, but not find showtimes, go figure.
The Swindlers (Well Go USA)
High stakes and fast talk are the game in this crime caper that brings together an all-star cast (Yoo Ji-tae, Hyun Bin, Bae Seong-woo, Park Sung-woong, Nana) as unlikely allies from different sides of the law. Each member of the team has their own motives, but they’ll have to work together to achieve their common goal – trapping the world’s most legendary con man.
Daisy Winters (Hannover House)
Daisy Winters is about an eleven year-old girl’s unconventional, yet deeply loving relationship with her mother and what happens when this essential mother/daughter bond is harshly broken. Along her journey, including her quest to discover her father, the courageous, resourceful and precocious Daisy learns about how to embrace every moment with determination and an unrelenting belief in herself.
24 Hours to Live (Saban Films)
After a mercenary (Ethan Hawke) dies in a brutal firefight, a new regenerative surgery gives him a second chance at life and another shot at redemption.
Inoperable (ITN Distribution, Zorya Films)
A young woman wakes up in a mysterious hospital as an ominous hurricane approaches. Stuck in a time loop, she must find a way to escape before malevolent forces trap her there forever.
Yes this horror film seems to be playing only for two showings during the afternoon only in Tampa FL.
Badsville (Epic Pictures)
A violent greaser gang is ripped apart when their leader finds love and is determined to leave Badsville – a town where love doesn’t exist.
Drawing Home (M.Y.R.A. Entertainment)
A young woman’s life turns upside down when she finds romance with a Canadian painter in 1920s Boston.
Quest (First Run Features)
Filmed over the course of eight years, filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski chronicles the daily struggles and successes of the Raineys, an African-American family living in Philadelphia.
So that’s it. Well maybe. There are a few other films listed as releasing tomorrow on a few sites, but I can’t find showtimes or other info. So they must not want them to be seen, it’s not like movies cost thousands of dollars to make or anything. New in Theaters This Week for 12/1/17 brought to you by The Nerd Mentality! Check back each week by bookmarking our Coming Soon tag.