This week, the epic dramatic war drama Midway illuminates the screen. Other noteworthy releases include the Shia LaBeouf penned drama Honey Boy and ‘Game of Thrones’ alum Emilia Clarke’s romantic holiday film Last Christmas.
Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, with Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson
Midway centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and sailors who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
Action, Drama – Rated PG-13
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe and FKA Twigs
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach, LoveTrue) brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.
Drama – Rated R
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson
A young woman, who has been continuously unlucky, accepts a job as a department store elf during the holidays. When Kate meets Tom on the job, her life takes a turn.
Drama, Romance – Rated PG-13
Playing With Fire
Starring: John Cena, John Leguizamo, Judy Greer
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson and his elite team of firefighters come to the rescue of three siblings, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet — babysitting.
Comedy – Rated NR