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The Babadook

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Amelia is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at her house, she is forced to battle with her son's deep seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her.                                                      

Not rated.

 

 

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

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With the games destroyed and Peeta captured, Katniss becomes the symbol of rebellion while trying to rescue Peeta from the capitol.

This film is rated PG-13.     

 

 

 

The Imitation Game

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During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of "gross indecency," an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually indicting the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, "The Imitation Game" is about a genius who, under nail-biting pressure, helped to shorten the war and save thousands of lives.

This film is rated PG-13. 

 

 

The Rewrite

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Screenwriter Keith Michaels was once on top of the world. Now he's divorced, broke, approaching fifty, and hasn't written a hit film in years. So when a university in the quiet town of Binghamton asks him to teach a course in screenwriting, Keith can't say no. His attitude slowly begins to change once he gets to know his students, including Holly, a single mom looking to start a new chapter in life.

Not rated.

 

 

St. Vincent

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Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her twelve-year old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a desire for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper, named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine, race track, strip club, and a dive bar.

This film is rated PG-13.