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Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich - Near the end of World War II, American and British Special Forces must extract a resistance fighter behind Nazi lines. Directed by Claudio Fah. Starring: Sean Patrick Flanery, Tom Sizemore, Kip Pardue.
Cell -When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England. Based on the Stephen King Novel. Directed by Tod Williams. Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman.
Central Intelligence - After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople - A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. Directed by Taika Waititi. Starring: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata.
The Shallows - A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo.
Thirteen - (BBC America TV Mini-Series) 26-year-old Ivy Moxam steps out of an ordinary house, on an ordinary street, on an ordinary day. Ivy hasn't been seen for thirteen years, she was kidnapped in 2003 at the age of thirteen. Creator & Writer: Marnie Dickens. Starring Jodie Comer, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham.
The Tunnel - (Season One. BBC America TV Series) - Set primarily in Folkestone and Calais where detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann are called to investigate the death of a French politician. When a shocking discovery is made at the crime scene, the pair is forced into an uneasy partnership as they seek out a politically-motivated serial killer who draws them into his own personal agenda. Starring: Stephen Dillane, Clémence Poésy, Cédric Vieira. Both of these are edge-of-your-seat stuff. Enjoy!
The Huntsman: Winter's War - Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron.
Ma Ma - (Foreign) In the aftermath of a tragedy a woman, Magda, reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends. Directed by Julio Medem. Starring: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia.
The author of “The Girl on the Train”steers away from a couple of popular genres: “I have (shamefully) never read any sci-fi, and I tend to avoid horror because I’m a wimp.”
What books are currently on your night stand?
“As If,” by Blake Morrison; “The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead; Virginia Woolf’s “A Writer’s Diary.” I’m also listening to the audiobook of “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” by Marlon James.