New in Theaters This Week for 12/15/17
Welcome to a newer 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. 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 12/15/17, shown in total random order, because why not? I mean I could start with Star Wars, but everyone knows that is this week. Showtimes are linked on the titles so you can see if it is playing near you.
When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner—the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda)—he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice.
TNM Notes: Everyone loves everything A24 right? I know we at TNM always say Bill Pullman should be in more things, so we’ll be keeping an eye on this one.
Ferdinand (20th Century Disney)
The story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (Well Go USA)
Written and produced by Tsui Hark & Directed by Yuen Woo Ping. Dao, a naïve young constable, discovers a secret society with supernatural abilities that has protected mankind for centuries. As he’s drawn into a power struggle within their ranks, they learn that an ancient creature with the power to destroy the world is rising – and it will take all of their powers combined to stop it.
TNM Notes: All you need is to look at the writer and director’s credit to know this should be a very entertaining film. Looking forward to checking this out if it comes closer.
Permanent (Magnolia Pictures)
Killing for Love (IFC Films)
March 30, 1985: Derek and Nancy Haysom are discovered brutally murdered at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The subsequent arrest and conviction of the couple’s daughter Elizabeth, a wealthy scholarship student at the University of Virginia, and her boyfriend Jens Söring, the brilliant son of a German diplomat, set off a media frenzy, becoming the first trial of its kind to be nationally televised. But what if the justice system got it all wrong? This gripping true crime tale untangles the web of romantic obsession and betrayal that may have led an innocent man to make the ultimate sacrifice for love: take the fall for a murder he didn’t commit.
Beyond Skyline (Vertical Entertainment)
When the population of Los Angeles is vacuumed off the face of the earth, Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. But after crashing the ship in Southeast Asia, he must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.
TNM Notes: Perhaps falling into the realm of sequels no one asked for, we might forget Skyline actually made some money in 2010. Even if it did only end up with 16% fresh, I will always fondly remember Chris Turk fighting aliens and pictured Donald as that character the entire time. Also this seems to have zero characters from the first, so who knows if it will resolve the cliffhanger ending. I’m sure I’ll probably still buy the Blu-ray…
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. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children looks like an interesting film, but I couldn’t find full details as to where it is playing. Might be worth keeping a lookout. Also, you didn’t really need me to post the trailer for Star Wars right? You’ve probably already seen the film five times.
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