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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.

Trailer: The Hateful Eight

New from The Weinstein Company is the full trailer for The Hateful Eight, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and starring Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walter Goggins, Tim Roth, Zoe Bell, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern.

"In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…"

The Hateful Eight opens in select theaters on December 25, 2015, and in wide release on January 8, 2015. 

The Story of Dalton Trumbo Comes to the Big Screen

Bleacher Street, along with ShivHans Pictures and Groundswell Productions, is bringing the story of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo to theaters this November in TRUMBO.

"The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger."

Dalton Trumbo wrote over sixty films including Spartacus, Papillon, Thirsty Seconds Over Tokyo, Johnny Got His Gun, A Guy Named Joe, Five Came Back, Roman Holiday, and Exodus.

TRUMBO was based on the book by Bruce Cook, with a screenplay by John McNamara, directed by Jay Roach, and stars Bryan Cranston, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk, John Goodman, Louis C.K., and Adawale Akinnouye Agbage.

TRUMBO will be released in theaters on November 6, 2015.

Trailer: Daredevil

New from 20th Century Fox is the trailer for Daredevil, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (the that wrote  Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation), directed by Tim Miller, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gian Carano, and T.J. Miller.

"Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life."

Deadpool premieres in theaters on February 12, 2016.

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