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In Theaters Today: Ready Player One

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One, Ernest Cline's best-selling love letter to the 1980's, hits screens today from a screenplay by Cline and Zak Penn.

"The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger."

In Theaters Today: A Wrinkle in Time

Adapted from the Newberry Medal-winning novel by Madeleine L'Engle published in 1962, A Wrinkle in Time is premiering in theaters today with a screenplay by Jennifer Lee (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph) and directed by Ava DuVernay.

Disney first adapted the book in 2003 as a made-for-TV movie that was written by Susan Shilliday (Legends of the Fall, I Dreamed of Africa).

Disney describes it's 2018 version as "an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light."

In Theaters Today: All the Money in the World

From a screenplay by David Scarpa (The Last Castle, The Day the Earth Stood Still) that was based on a book by John Pearson (Painfully Rich: the Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty), Ridley Scott tells the story of the 44-year old kidnapping of J. Pauly Getty III in All the Money in the World.

"All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money."

All the Money in the World is in theaters today.

In Theaters Today: Arrival

Arrival, written by Eric Heisserer based on the story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang, directed by Denis Villenueve, and starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker, arrives in theaters today.

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team is brought together to investigate.

In Theaters Today: The Nice Guys

New in theaters today from Warner Bros. Pictures is The Nice Guys, written by Shane Black and Anthony Bagarozzi, and directed by Shane Black, and starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

“The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

In Theaters Today: Money Monster

New in theaters today from Sony Pictures Entertainment is Money Monster, written by Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore, and Jim Kouf based on a story by DiFiore and Kouf, directed by Jodie Foster, and starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, and Giancarlo Esposito.

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