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Drama, Comedy / 91 mins. / English / April 2
Alan, a widower and retired tailor, spends his days entertaining himself by playing online Scrabble with strangers.
Although his first son, Michael, went missing long ago, Alan continues to play Scrabble day and night. As a boy, Michael stormed out of the house after an argument with Alan over a game of Scrabble and hasn’t returned since.
Alan’s second son Peter has an awkward relationship with his father. However, when Alan excitedly tells Peter that one of his online opponents’ choice of words and expressions remind him of Michael, they begin to wonder if Michael is out there somewhere playing Scrabble like he used to.
But when they get a call from a morgue about a body that matches Michael’s physical description, the duo visit, half afraid and half curious, to see if they have finally found their long-lost Michael.
Actors Bill Nighy and Sam Riley play Alan and Peter.
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Horror, Mystery / 94 mins. / English / April 2
Kate Mandell is the new governess for 7-year-old Flora Fairchild at the Fairchild Estate.
Although Kate hears rumors that the previous tutor mysteriously disappeared, she promises Flora that she won’t leave her. She sympathizes with Flora after the caretaker Mrs. Grose tells her that the girl witnessed her parent’s death in a car accident.
Flora’s brother Miles is also back in the estate after being expelled from the boarding school for trying to strangle his classmate.
Kate’s days are preoccupied with taking care of children, but she begins to have nightmares. Her hallucinations intensify after she finds the diary of the former tutor, Miss Jessel.
Upon reading the journal, Kate learns the horrific truth behind her disappearance.
Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince portray Kate, Miles and Flora. Davis played the super soldier Grace in “Terminator: Dark Fate” last year. Wolfhard and Prince are both popular young stars, the former stars on the hit Netflix original series “Stranger Things,” and appeared in the 2017 film “The Florida Project.”
Comedy, Romance / 104 mins. / English / April 1
“We should break up.”
These four words can easily break someone’s heart, just as it did for Stilman after his girlfriend Debbie uttered them.
Instead of lamenting over the breakup, Stilman, a physics whiz, creates a time machine to travel back in time so that he can do everything “right” to prevent them from ever separating in the first place.
Whenever he finds himself in an awkward situation, Stilman goes back in time until he can turn the awkward moment into a happy one. Zooming through his moments with Debbie, Stilman visits every moment that could have led to their separation.
When the time machine freezes, however, it’s up to Stilman to get the rest of their relationship right by himself.
Stilman and Debbie are played by Asa Butterfield and Sophie Turner. Butterfield is best known for playing Otis in the Netflix original series “Sex Education” and Bruno in the Holocaust film, “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” (2008). Turner is known for portraying Sansa Stark on the megahit HBO television series “Game of Thrones.”
Drama, Musical / 118 mins. / English / March 25
This biographical drama portrays the final year of iconic American singer and actor Judy Garland’s life.
In 1968, things are not looking good for Judy: She is no longer asked to perform on stage after losing credibility for being unreliable.
An agent tells her that British audiences are eager to see her perform, so she makes the difficult decision to part from her children in order to make enough money to be able to take care of them. She leaves them with her ex-husband Sidney Luft and goes to Britain, where audiences go wild for her.
The film flashes back to show how the singer rose to fame in her iconic role of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” Through the flashbacks, Judy’s exhaustion in the present and her inconsistencies are explained.
Actor Renee Zellweger plays Garland. For this role, Zellweger took home a number of Best Actress trophies from The Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Bafta Awards and the Academy Awards.
Fantasy, Horror / 108 mins. / English / March 25
On Halloween in 1968, four teenagers in Pennsylvania - Stella, Auggie, Chuck and Ramon - decide to explore their town’s famous “haunted house” which was once owned by a wealthy family. Inside the house, they find a secret room and a book containing a collection of horror stories written by former resident Sarah Bellows.
As they open the book, a new collection of horror stories, written in red, begin to appear. However, when the stories come to life, the four realize that they’re next on the list. Although they try to destroy it, the book is indestructible, and monsters that come from the book turn out to be their worst nightmares.
Romance / 107 mins. / Korean / March 25
So-jeong is a part-timer at a cafe who dreams of one day owning her own bakery. But for now, she is always being reprimanded by her boss, Seung-jae, and has a sick mother to take care of.
One late night as she is closing up the cafe after an eventful day that prompted Seung-jae to yell at her, a strange old lady lends her a book titled “Are You in Love?” and disappears.
After receiving the book, So-jeong’s life begins to turn around, with a slew of love interests that keep her busy for months. One of the candidates turns out to be Seung-jae.
So-jeong and Seung-jae are played by actors Kim So-eun and Sung Hoon. Kim is best known for her role in the hit KBS drama series “Boys Over Flowers” (2009), while Sung Hoon appears on the hit MBC variety show “I Live Alone.”
Horror, Thriller / 103 mins. / English / March 19
“We take care of women like you.”
In October, 1957, Mary, unmarried and pregnant, seeks refuge at a convent called Sisters of Divinity after a nun advises her to do so.
She enters the convent hoping to ease some of the financial burdens of having a child. However, after she arrives, a cluster of terrified single mothers greet her.
The convent follows a strange but strict set of rules and Mary is overwhelmed by horror at the “punishment” she may face if she breaks the rules. She is renamed Agatha, and as the days pass she discovers some terrible secrets that prevent anyone from leaving.
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