By Vicki Severn —
When mysterious space pods land at 12 different locations on Earth, noted linguist Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is the only one qualified to break the language barrier between us and the aliens. Tensions run high due to miscommunication and mistrust between the nations of Earth. Working with her newly acquired partner, Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), Banks risks her life—and possibly humanity—to unravel the mystery of the alien’s communication. This sci-fi drama is heady, brilliant and mind-blowing, and was released Feb. 14.
An adventurous teenager sets out on a quest to return a stone to its proper owner in hopes of saving her people. Along the way, she must rescue the tattooed demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), retrieve his magic fish hook, battle piratical coconuts, and learn about the history of her ancestors. The music and animation are gorgeous and will satisfy the whole family’s wanderlust. Moana is scheduled to be released March 7.
A shady Los Angeles power couple hire a shady real estate agent to sell their home. Mistaken identity, adultery, murder and revenge fill this tragicomic film. Starring Rob Lowe and Burt Reynolds, Pocket Listing is scheduled to be released March 7.