Coming Soon Trailers: Miss Bala, Stan and Ollie.
We get the big Hollywood adaptation of an indie hit from Mexico, Miss Balla, and a biopic about famous funny men Laurel and Hardy.
I feel a little bad for this week’s new releases. We get two very interesting films with unique stories…but they’re both likely to get lost in the shuffle of the Oscars. If you were in the mood for a touching biopic or a hard-hitting film set in Mexico, the Academy Awards has already got you covered with films that are getting a lot more attention. Sometimes you can’t win.
On the home front, we have eight entries, even divided between the end of January and the start of February. We also get one limited release from India, opening this Wednesday.
Miss Bala (2019)
Gloria and Suzu are two friends growing up on either side of the US/Mexico border. Gloria goes to visit her friend in Tijuana on the eve of the Miss Baja beauty pageant, only to get caught up in the crossfire of a cartel fight. With Suzu missing and Gloria taken hostage by the cartel, events spiral out of control. Gloria becomes caught in the middle of a scheme by the criminals to set up a DEA agent, but can she avoid becoming a casualty of the drug war herself?
Stan and Ollie.
Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) are two beloved film funny men who are facing the end of their career. With the industry having moved on from the slapstick silent films that made them famous, and facing ailing health, the two embark on a tour of Europe to recapture their fading glory.
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.
A young woman tries to maintain her independence in the face of mounting pressure to get married and the overtures of a famous suitor.
Video on Demand.
Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists.
A documentary about two New York journalists whose reporting came to define an era and to set the standards for journalistic excellence across the country.
Hot to Trot.
A documentary following four men and women who are attempting to make it into the guadrennial Gay Games, while overcoming personal hardships and tragic pasts.
Who Killed Cock Robbin?
A journalist tries to unravel the mystery of a hit-and-run killing he witnessed years earlier. As time runs out on keeping the case open, he has to dig through missing sources, corrupt officials, and a conspiracy looking to make the case go away.
St. Bernard Syndicate.
Two Americans look to break into the lucrative dog breeding market in China, but instead wind up in way over their head.
Driving While Black.
Dmitri is a young black man in LA, struggling to keep his friends and family off his back for being a lowly pizza delivery driver. When he gets the offer to drive a lucrative Hollywood tour bus, it seems his problems are over…until the interview from hell reminds him how much trouble you can get into for driving while black in America.
A man decides to indulge his murderous urges by luring a call girl up to a hotel room arranged for the perfect crime. When Jackie arrives for the “date” she quickly turns the tables on him. As the night wears on, it becomes hard to distinguish who is the hunter and who is the prey.
Then Came You.
A young hypochondriac learns to face his problems when he makes friends with a young woman (Maisie Williams) who is dying from a terminal disease. As they try to make it through her eccentric bucket list, they both learn about appreciating the life you have.