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First Man

A NASA test pilot struggles to balance his personal and professional lives in this film based on the true story of an American hero. Not long after losing a child to cancer, Neil Armstrong (Gosling) is selected to become an astronaut, and he begins training for the mission that will eventually land him on the moon. But at home, his wife, Janet (Foy), struggles to raise their children while living with the knowledge that her husband could be killed in an accident at any time. As Armstrong becomes increasingly preoccupied with the approaching launch of Apollo 11, he distances himself from his family.

Director: Damien Chazelle. Stars: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Patrick Fugit, Christopher Abbott. 2018. 141 min. Biography.


The Hate U Give

Starr (Stenberg) lives in two worlds: her home life is in a lower-income and predominantly black neighborhood, but she attends a mostly white private school. When her childhood best friend is shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop, Starr finds herself torn between her two worlds as protests begin to sweep through her neighborhood. With a local gang also getting involved in the situation, the teen finds herself unsure about whether to speak out about what she witnessed on the fateful night that her friend was killed.

Director: George Tillman Jr.  Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, K.J. Apa, Sabrina Carpenter. 2018. 133 min. Drama.


Johnny English Strikes Again

When a cyber attack exposes the identities of all of its active field agents, MI7 reinstates its retired agents in order to find the attacker. The reinstated agents include the incomparable Johnny English (Atkinson). Leaving behind his second career as a geography teacher, English reunites with his old assistant, Bough (Miller), and jets off to the south of France, where a clue leads him to a luxury yacht, a beautiful woman (Kurylenko) and a nefarious scheme to extort the leaders of the world's wealthiest countries.

Director: David Kerr. Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Adam James, Emma Thompson, Jake Lacy, Vicki Pepperdine. 2018. 89 min. Action.