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Ready Player One

In the not-so-distant future, countless people escape from the grim realities of their lives in OASIS, a massive virtual reality game. When a message from the game's late creator is uncovered that announces that the first player to discover three hidden keys will receive full control and ownership of OASIS, 17-year-old orphan Wade Watts (Sheridan) embraces the challenge in hopes of finding an escape from his dreary life. Together with some new friends that he makes inside the virtual reality world, he begins solving the clues left behind by the program's creator, but he's far from the only one tackling the challenge with a massive video game company and its sinister leader, who is also determined to use its vast resources to gain control of OASIS at any cost.

Director: Steven Spielberg. Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg. 2018. 140 min. Action.


Incident in a Ghostland

Many years after surviving a horrifying ordeal, Beth (Reed) has become a successful novelist, but when she returns to the old house that she grew up in, her sister Vera (Phillips) reminds her of the terrifying night that the two lived through with their mother so long ago. Together, the sisters dredge up old and long-buried memories of their first night in the house, when a pair of menacing intruders broke in and turned what should have been a happy homecoming into a terrifying night of brutal torture.

Director: Pascal Laugier. Stars: Anastasia Phillips, Crystal Reed, Mylène Farmer, Emilia Jones, Taylor Hickson. 2018. 91 min. Horror.


The Con Is On

Glamorous British con artist Harriet (Thurman) travels to Los Angeles with her heavy-drinking husband, Peter (Roth), in order to pull off a scheme to steal his actress ex-wife's (Eve) jewelry so that Harriet can pay off her gambling debts, but the heist starts to go off the rails as some of Hollywood's most eccentric and narcissistic characters divert the pair's attention.

Director: James Oakley. Stars: Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Alice Eve, Maggie Q, Stephen Fry, Sofia Vergara, Parker Posey. 2018. 90 min. Comedy.