THE BUZZ: Blissfully, comedian Jordan Peele's talent is everywhere these days, and this horror-thriller, which marks his directorial debut, demonstrates yet another facet to the funnyman's skill set. Serving also as the film's writer, Peele uses a story about an interracial couple's visit to a creepy family estate to showcase his sharp insight about contemporary conceptions and assumptions about race. I'm expecting some good chills here, mixed with some biting commentary about the way things are ... and the way things should never be (or so the movie's super compelling trailer leads me to believe). - Bret
THE BUZZ: Pretty much everything written on Eran Creevy's latest action movie focuses on the behind the scenes drama the project endured as it swapped studios (from struggling Relativity Media to Open Road Films) and faced a few release date switches. Chances for success seem limited, but we have enjoyed positioning the movie as a version of Crank where Nicholas Hoult's love for Felicity Jones is the only thing that keeps him from certain death.
THE BUZZ: Former Pixar storyboard artist and Toy Story 2 co-director Ash Brannon steers the first Chinese animated movie produced by an American studio; the thought here is to introduce the adaptation of the Chinese graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog to a global audience, but we sense awareness of the movie is quite low in the U.S.
Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.
Set in the early 1990's, "As You Are" is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.
THE BUZZ: This project seems to function as a follow-up to the 2009 indie Punching the Clown as director Gregori Viens re-teams with his co-writer/star Henry Phillips and looks at the life of a comedian in the YouTube/social media era. A clutch of fine actors and comedians should help give the movie extended life in the streaming world.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days.
WHO'S IN IT?Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Bonnie Morgan, Vincent D'Onofrio
This is the third film in the horror franchise.
The last film, The Ring Two, came out in 2005.
The budget was $33 million.
THE SPACE BETWEEN US (Romance)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes.
WHO'S IN IT? Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman
The original release date was December 16th, 2016.
The original title was Out of This World.
The budget was $30 million.
THE FOUNDER (Bio-Pic)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The story of Ray Kroc and his acquisition of the McDonald's fast food chain.
WHO'S IN IT? Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman