STC, Action/Adventure, 124 min
In the small town of Angel Grove, five teenagers (Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, Becky G) who are treated like outcasts by their peers find themselves in a strange cave with colorful, glowing coins. When they fall into the water, they're amazed to find their bodies are glowing, each in a different color.
The next morning they discover that they all have super strength. The kids who once bullied them are surprised to find the five teens are invincible. In order to find out how and why this happened, the five teens decide to go back to the cave where it all began. There they encounter a voice that informs them they are the Power Rangers and they must defeat an evil alien named Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks).
Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale
Animation, 119 min
In Sword Art Online we see Kirito (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) and his friends exploring the world of the "Ordinal Scale." It's a new game of augmented reality technology that makes the virtual world stunningly real. But it seems the virtual world is becoming too real as the lines between it and reality begin to blur. Now it's up to Kirito and his friends to save themselves from their worst nightmares.
1:30 4:00 10:20
The Last Word
14A, Comedy, 108 min
A high-handed, retired businesswoman named Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) decides to get someone to write her obituary before she dies, to make sure her life story is told on her own terms.
A young journalist named Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried) is tasked with writing Harriet's obituary, and decides to investigate the truth behind the woman's story. When Anne is given a list of people to gather quotes from about Harriet, it becomes clear that she's not well-liked amongst her peers. In spite of Harriet's domineering attitude, the two eventually establish a friendship of sorts.
1:30 4:10 6:50 9:50
G, Animation, 89 min
An orphan girl (Elle Fanning) has big dreams of becoming a ballerina. Her friend Victor (Dane DeHaan) decides to help her run away from the small town where they live in order to get her into a ballet school in Paris.
Although she has no formal training, she gets a position as a pupil at the prestigious school. It soon becomes clear that she has a lot of work to do in order to keep up with the other students, who've been training for years. She will dance off against her rival ballerina Camille (Maddie Ziegler), for a coveted part in the ballet recital.
1:30 4:15 8:10
PG, Drama, 132 min
When Mack Philips (Sam Worthington) takes three of his children on a camping trip, his youngest daughter, Missy, goes missing. Evidence discovered in an abandoned shack leads authorities to believe she was kidnapped and murdered by a serial killer, although her body isn't found.
Four years later, Mack receives a note in his mailbox asking him to return to the shack. The note is signed from "Papa" and Mack suspects it could be from God, whom his wife Nan (Radha Mitchell) always refers to as "Papa." Against his better judgment, he accepts the invitation and finds something there that will change his life forever.
Canadian Connection: Based on the bestselling novel by Canadian author William Paul Young. The movie was filmed in British Columbia and several cast members are Canadian.
14A, Thriller, 103 min
A young man named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is preparing to meet his girlfriend Rose's (Allison Williams) parents for the first time. However, he is skeptical of the introduction because Rose, who's white, hasn't told her parents that he is black. While she sees no importance in the color of his skin, he knows it's going to be an issue.
As they make their way to Rose's family estate, he is immediately subjected to racial profiling by a cop; but he just chocks it up to typical white suburban behavior. When they arrive at the vast estate, Rose's parents (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford) do not hide their discomfort at their daughter's choice of suitor. And as the awkward visit drags on, Chris begins to notice that all the African Americans in the town are acting strangely almost as if they're hypnotized and soon uncovers a twisted plot that may leave him at the mercy of the townsfolk.
2:35 5:05 8:10 10:40
La La Land
PG, Comedy, 128 min
Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress who works in a coffee shop in a busy Hollywood studio lot in between auditions, keeps bumping into the disgruntled Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated yet stubborn jazz musician who dreams of opening his own jazz club one day.
The two finally get together and Mia even begins to love jazz, but she also begins to lose faith in herself when yet another audition goes wrong. Sebastian believes in her and convinces her to give it one last shot, but she feels he's selling out when he joins a popular band as a keyboard player in an effort to make money for the two of them. Their struggles and differences drive a wedge between them.
1:20 4:00 7:35 10:30
PG, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, 116 min
When mysterious spaceships land in various locations around the world, the military hires an elite team consisting of linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) and Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to investigate.
As mankind is on the verge of a global war, Louise must learn the language of the aliens to allow communication, and the team must determine whether these alien crafts simply come in peace or are a threat to humanity.
Based on a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang called Story of Your Life.
Canadian Connection: Filmed in Montreal, Quebec.
Stratford Festival: Macbeth