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This Week In Movies: ‘The Circle,’ ‘How To Be A Latin Lover,’ ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’

How To Be A Latin Lover is how we begin the week’s film releases. For the love of a god, any god, I hope this comedy doesn’t regress Latino culture 30 years. To be frank, I can’t bring myself to see it. You guys let me know how it is. In other releases, Tom Hanks and Emma Watson engage us in a black mirror story about technology and social media and humanity in The Circle and Rami Malek leaves his Mr. Robot persona to give us Buster’s Mal Heart, a quirky thriller that is sure to make you see Malek with different eyes. Enjoy the trailers and listen to our podcast for our in-depth reviews of this week’s releases and more!


The Circle (PG-13, 110m, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
Director: James Ponsoldt
Voice Cast: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane
Synopsis: A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity.

How to Be a Latin Lover (PG-13, Comedy)
Director: Ken Marino
Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell
Synopsis: The push to make Eugenio Derbez a household name in the US begins with this comedy that will hopefully build on the success of Instructions Not Included, which made $100+ million worldwide and has an English-language remake in development.

Sleight (R, 90m, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
Director: J.D. Dillard
Cast: Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Dulé Hill, Storm Reid
Synopsis: A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.


Buster’s Mal Heart (R, 96m, Drama, Thriller)
Sarah Adina Smith
Cast: Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Lin Shaye
Synopsis: In this bold thriller spiked with dark humor, Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) is a family man whose chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter leaves him on the run from the police and an impending event known as The Inversion.

One Week and a Day (98m, Drama )
Asaph Polonsky
Cast: Sharon Alexander, Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina, Uri Gavriel
Synopsis: When Eyal finishes the week of mourning for his late son, his wife urges him to return to their routine but instead he gets high with a young neighbor and sets out to discover that there are still things in his life worth living for.

Below Her Mouth (94m, Drama)
April Mullen
Cast: Erika Linder, Natalie Krill, Sebastian Pigott, Mayko Nguyen
Synopsis: An unexpected affair quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality for two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever.

Grey Lady (R, 1h 47m, Thriller)
Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Cast: Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy Madigan
Synopsis: A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, but he finds more than he bargained for.

LA 92 (R, 1h 54m, Documentary)
Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Synopsis: A look at the events that led up to the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles following the Rodney King beating by the police.

The Mayor (Korean Drama)
In-je Park
Cast: Min-sik Choi, Do-won Kwak, Eun-kyung Shim
Synopsis: For the first time in Korean history, the Seoul Mayor attempts third term in mayor’s office.

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