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Sean Means Reviews Movies for November 10th, 2016

Artises:

King Cobra (NR) – 1 1/2 Stars

When a lonely suburban man turned gay porn producer discovers a hot, lucrative new star, he finds himself the target of rival pornographers who will stop at nothing to steal his money maker. Based on the novel “Cobra Killer”.

Director: Justin Kelly

Starring: Garrett Clayton, Christian Slater, James Franco

 

Harry and Snowman (NR) – 2 1/2 Stars

Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods. They were famous for their day and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime.

Director: Ron Davis

Starring: Harry deLeyer

 

Moonlight (R) – 4 Stars

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Director: Barry Jenkins

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert

Fartsies:

Almost Christmas (PG-13) – Not Screened

A new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas), Almost Christmas tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.

Director: David E. Talbert

Starring: Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, JB Smoove

 

Shut In (PG-13) – Not Screened

SHUT IN is a heart-pounding thriller starring Naomi Watts as a widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. When a young boy Mary (Watts) is treating goes missing, and is presumed dead, she becomes convinced that his ghost is haunting her and her bedridden son.

Director: Farren Blackburn

Starring: Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt, Jacob Tremblay

 

Arrival (PG-13) – 4 Stars

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team–lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)–are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers–and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker


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