Superhero films and special effects-heavy blockbusters are massively popular, and the reasons aren't surprising. They give us the chance to explore exciting new worlds and meet larger-than-life characters.
But what if you're looking for spectacle on a smaller, more human scale? There are exceptional movies coming to theatres which fit that bill, too!. Fall is the perfect season for the audience that wants something different. As the year's big-budget releases start to wind down for the year, let’s take a look at three movies coming to Cinemark which are perfect for anyone who isn't interested in blockbusters, or just wants to see a classic-style story on the big screen.
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Consider the dangers of online dating when time isn't on your side. In THE GOOD LIAR, con man Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) meets a millionaire widow named Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. He's got one thing on his mind: Stealing her fortune. Eventually, what started as a con develops into a friendship that makes Courtnay question whether he truly has it in him to destroy the person he cares about.
THE GOOD LIAR presents a fun opportunity for both Mirren and McKellen. On one hand, there’s Mirren, who gets to play with expectations by turning Betty into an enticing enigma. What is she really thinking and feeling? Then there's McKellen, who gets to develop the complex nature of an unsavory character who hides his ruthlessness behind a warm veil of charm. [November 15]
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He brought joy to millions of people for years, but just who was Mr. Rogers? That question is answered in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, which shows Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) through the eyes of reporter Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys). The writer is initially skeptical about the TV host — his good nature has to be an act, right? To his surprise, he finds the person behind and in front of the camera are not as different as he initially thought.
Hanks has played several challenging roles throughout his career, but this is arguably one of his most complex. Mr. Rogers was a loving presence on television, but A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD will dive into what made him tick. The movie is a chance for Hanks to embody Rogers’ unparalleled charisma and to explore his human side, tapping into his emotions and state of mind as he hosted arguably one of the most beloved TV shows in history. [November 22]
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KNIVES OUT takes the murder mystery back to its Agatha Christie roots but isn't shy about throwing in a few big twists of its own. Successful novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plumber) dies under mysterious circumstances while celebrating his 85th birthday with his bitter, contentious family. Enter Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), a clever, no-nonsense investigator who suspects Harlan’s death to be the result of foul play. The main suspects? Thrombey's entire family.
The film features an all-star cast that includes Chris Evans, Katherine Langford, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michael Shannon. What makes KNIVES OUT particularly fun is that it allows most of its cast to embody character types they don’t get to explore often. Craig’s Detective Blanc is a far cry from his action-prone James Bond; Evans portrays a completely despicable guy and, as director Rian Johnson revealed to The Hollywood Reporter, Shannon steps into the shoes of an insecure man who can’t get out from under his brother’s shadow. [November 27]