What’s in theaters worth your dollars

No shortage of movies to see this week! The Film Yap’s Christopher Lloyd breaks it all down for us:

The Promise

Oscar Isaac gives a career-defining performance as an Armenian medical student caught up in a love triangle and genocide during WWI, in a film that recalls “Doctor Zhivago.”

 

Unforgettable

Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl play women sparring over the same man in this psychological thriller in the mold of “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.”

 

Colossal

Anne Hathaway goes deep into indie territory in this mind-bending sci-fi comedy about a woman’s mental breakdown that involves a giant tree-like monster that she seems to be controlling.”

 

The Lost City of Z

Charlie Hunnan stars in this adventure story based on a real-life British explorer who disappeared into the Amazon in the 1920s while searching for glory and knowledge.”

 

Free Fire

Rival 1970s Boston gangs meet in a warehouse to settle the score. Starring Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy. Big guns and big hair.”

 

Their Finest

Gemma Arterton makes propaganda films for the British during the Blitzkrieg of WWII. With Jeremy Irons and Bill Nighy.”

 

Born in China

This G-rated documentary follows a panda bear mom and her little cub, along with a golden monkey and a snow leopard in this look at raising a family on the wild side.”

 

Grow House

Lil Duval and DeRay Davis do the Cheech & Chong thing for a new generation, playing potheads who start a new business to pay off their debts. Co-starring Snoop Dogg, of course.”

 

Split

James McAvoy does the split-personality killer thing in this surprisingly effective horror/thriller from M. Night Shyamalan. Stream It.”

 

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