It’s that time of year again, where the stars come out and shine at Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscars. Catch up with this year’s nominees for Best Picture and prepare for the biggest night in Hollywood. Be sure to tune into the 89th Annual Academy Awards live on February 26th hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, on ABC.
Expert linguist, Louise Banks (Amy Adams), is put to the test when she and her team are tasked with communicating with a mysterious spacecraft that has just touched down on Earth. With the livelihood of humanity at stake, she and her team race to the clock to avoid global war.
Set in 1950s Pittsburg, Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), dreamed of a career in major league baseball but was past his prime when the color barrier was finally broken, allowing players of color into the league. This soured Maxson’s mood often taking his issues out on his family. Adapted from August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences follows how Maxson’s subsequent actions threaten to tear his family apart.
Based on a true story, Hacksaw Ridge recounts the extraordinary story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) as he saved 75 men in Okinawa in WWII. What’s even more astounding is that Doss was the only American soldier to fight in the front lines in WWII without a weapon. While he believed the war was necessary he felt strongly against the use of weapons.
Hell or High Water
Hellbent on saving their family’s land from foreclosure, Texas brothers, Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster), embark on a string of bank robberies. While it seems like justice will be theirs, in walks Texas Ranger, Marcus (Jeff Bridges) equally determined to secure one more grand arrest before his retirement.
La La Land
Dreams are at stake for aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and struggling jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) in a city known for crushing the hopes and hearts of dreamers. Modern day Los Angeles serves as the backdrop for the musical that explores what is most important in life.
At 5 years old, Saroo is separated from his family after getting lost on a train. Miles from his family in India, Saroo learns to survive a lonely life in Kolkata before eventually being adopted by an Australian couple. With a few memories in tow, Saroo sets out to find his family 25 years later by using the help of Google Earth.
Manchester by the Sea
Lee Chandler’s life of a loner handyman is turned upside down when his only brother passes away. This not only brings grief and a move back to Boston but Lee is now tasked with the guardianship of his 16-year-old nephew.
A coming of age story, Moonlight follows the life of a young African American man from childhood to adulthood as he grapples with his place in life.
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