By Vineel Raj
The movie picks up right after Scorpion’s Revenge, where the heroes are attacked by Shao Kahn, which will force Raiden and his group of warriors into a deal to compete in a final Mortal Kombat. That will determine the fate of the realms. This forces the good guys to travel to Outworld to defend Earthrealm. Scorpion journeys to find the Kamidogu (a mystic relic made by the almighty Elder Gods) before it is used to bring back the mysterious One Being, who would destroy the universe. Stars: Jordan Rodrigues, Dave B. Mitchell, and Bayardo De Murguia.
Dinosaur Hotel: Action, adventure
Somewhere in present-day England, Dinosaur Hotel, a new underground game show, is all the rage. Its concept is straightforward, a group of contestants is sent to a lavish old hotel and hunted by dinosaurs. Survive for twenty-four hours and win a huge cash prize. Sienna is desperate to win a large cash prize in this secret underground game show. However, dinosaurs begin to hunt her down for the entertainment of the wealthy. Can she be the last to survive the horrific night to win the prize? Sienna Stars: Chrissie Wunna, Junior Thompson-Wunna, and Ruby Wattis-Wunna.
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Comedy, drama, adventure.
A young girl’s love for a tiny puppy named Clifford makes the dog grow to an enormous size. As a middle schooler, Emily Elizabeth struggles to fit in at home and at school, and the small red puppy is destined to become her best friend from a magical animal rescuer. Clifford becomes a gigantic red dog in her New York City apartment and attracts a genetics company that wishes to supersize animals. Emily and her clueless Uncle Casey have to fight the forces of greed as they go on the run across New York. The film is based on the much-loved children’s book series of the same name by Norman Bridwell. Stars: Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, and Izaac Wang.
Candyman: Horror, thriller.
A sequel to the 1992 original Candyman, a hip young couple moves into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini – Green, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony explores these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings. Unknowingly, he opened the door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. Stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
The Card Counter: Drama, thriller.
The film follows William Tell, a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Part road movie, part gambling drama, and part revenge/redemption thriller, Oscar Isaac portray William Tell, an ex-serviceman, and professional gambler. He takes a former Marine with anger issues under his wing only to find the young man plotting vengeance against a mutual enemy played by William Dafoe. Directed by Paul Schrader. Stars: Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, and Tiffany Haddish.
Peace by Chocolate: Drama, comedy
After the bombing of his father’s chocolate factory, a charming young Syrian refugee struggles to settle into his new small-town life, caught between following his dream and preserving his family’s legacy. Based on a true story, Peace by Chocolate follows an attempt to make a new start in a rural town in Nova Scotia, Canada. Issam Hadhad, the patriarch of the family who decides to restart the chocolate business, called Peace by Chocolate, despite his family’s opposition. Meanwhile, his son Tareq, played by Syrian actor Ayham Abou Ammar, is torn between his dream of becoming a doctor and his obligation to the family business. Director: Jonathan Keijser. Stars: Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar, Yara Sabri.