Cinema & Cinema Highlights: April 16, 2021

Some of the latest series and movies available to rent or stream! Check your streaming service for availability.

The Half of It (2020)
When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for the school jock Paul Munsky, she doesn’t expect to become his friend — or fall for his crush Aster Flores.
Cast: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire
Creators: Alice Wu
Genre: Movie – Comedy, Drama, Romance


The Death of Stalin (2017)
When Joseph Stalin dies, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains — just who is running the government?
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor
Director: Armando Iannucci
Genre: Movie – Comedy, Drama, History


Shadow and Bone (2021)
In a war-torn world, Alina has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers.
Cast: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes
Creator: Mairzee Almas
Genre: Movie – Action, Drama, Fantasy


Lady Bird (2017)
A nurse works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her: loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf
Director: Greta Gerwig
Genre: Movie – Comedy, Drama


Apostle (2018)
London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives.
Cast: Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn
Creator: Gareth Evans
Genre: Movie – Drama, Fantasy, Horror


Star Wars: Ewoks (1985)
The series focuses on the adventures of Wicket W. Warrick and his friends on the forest moon of Endor before the events of the original Star Wars film and Caravan of Courage.
Cast: Jim Henshaw, James Cranna, Cree Summer
Director: Raymond Jafelice
Genre: TV Series – Animation, Adventure


Monsters, Inc. (2001)
In Monstropolis, best friends Sulley and Mike are the top scarers working at the Monsters, Inc. However, their lives are hugely disrupted when a human girl enters their world.
Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs
Director: Pete Docter
Genre: Movie – Animation, Adventure, Comedy


Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
A girl bends the rules, to reach her goal, in professional soccer. But her traditional parents refuse to even consider it and want her to hang up her football boots, find a nice boy and learn to cook.
Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Genre: Movie – Comedy, Drama, Romance


Bumblebee (2018)
Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee.
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena
Director: Travis Knight
Genre: Movie – Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


Bolt (2009)
Bolt is a dog who stars in a superhit television show in which he possesses superpowers. However, things change when he believes his powers are real and embarks on a purposeful mission.
Cast: John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman
Directors: Byron Howard, Chris Williams
Genre: Movie – Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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