Due to our tech difficulties, I’m playing catch-up with posts and trying to balance a number of things so unfortunately there will be no formal “In Theaters This Week” column. The big release this week, clearly, is The Arrival. It sat at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for weeks before settling down at 93% at time of writing. My pick to win the weekend, though, is a repeat win for the good Doctor Strange. Either way, there’s plenty to keep you entertained at the cinema.
*Text from Coming Soon
An adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s 2012 prohibition era thriller, Ben Affleck also stars alongside Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Brendan Gleeson (In the Heart of the Sea, the Harry Potter films), Chris Messina (Argo, The Mindy Project), Sienna Miller (American Sniper, Foxcatcher), Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar), and Oscar winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation, The Town).
Live by Night is set in the roaring ’20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.
Live by Night is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street, Out of the Furnace) and Jennifer Davisson (The Ides of March, Orphan), under the Appian Way banner; and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Across the Universe) for Pearl Street Films. Chris Brigham, Dennis Lehane and Chay Carter are serving as executive producers.
Live by Night opens in theaters on January 13, 2017.
My apologies for technical difficulties this week, but hopefully the Killing Time IT staff has fixed our vexing computer woes. In return, I give you ANOTHER ROGUE ONE TRAILER! I know the last two they posted I said was probably the last one, but I’m happily made a liar again as Lucasfilm releases an unprecedented number of trailers for this first Star Wars spin-off film. This is the second international trailer, and while it follows the course of the last domestic trailer, there’s more Vader and Death Star action, so watch it on a loop! We’re only five weeks away from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when it opens December 16, 2016.