Another Nicholas Sparks adaptation is making its way to the big screen this weekend! In the romantic drama The Longest Ride, Luke (Scott Eastwood) and Sophia (Britt Robertson) are unlikely star-crossed lovers. He’s a champion bull rider looking to make a comeback to make ends meet — even though another injury could kill him. She’s a college student about to start her dream job in New York City. By chance, they meet Ira, an elderly man whose own recollections of a decades-long love inspire Luke and Sophia, giving them newfound hope and revitalized faith in their own love story. Together, they face both the challenges and the rewards of their everlasting love. Click here for showtimes.
TRAILER: The Longest Ride
Debuting in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver is the drama Clouds of Sils Maria. Maria (Juliette Binoche) is an accomplished actress who’s asked to take part in a the very play that made her famous 20 years prior. Except this time, she’ll be playing the older character rather than Sigrid, the sultry young woman she became known for. Stepping into her shoes is a reckless young Hollywood starlet (Chloë Grace Moretz), whom she realizes is a reflection of herself. Click here for showtimes.
TRAILER: Clouds of Sils Maria
Releasing in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and on VOD is the thriller Cut Bank. Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) is a small-town mechanic who, by chance, witnesses and records the murder of a postal worker. He stands to earn a hefty $100,000 reward, which begins raising suspicions of how he was coincidentally filming at the exact time the murder occurred. To make matter worse for Dwayne, the body is nowhere to be found. Click here for showtimes.
TRAILER: Cut Bank
In the comedy drama Danny Collins, aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins (Al Pacino) can’t seem to give up the hard living thrills of the rock-n-roll lifestyle. But when his manager Frank Grubman (Christopher Plummer) finds a letter written 40 years ago to Danny from John Lennon, he changes course, embarking on a journey to reconnect with his family, find true love and begin his happily ever after. Click here for showtimes.
TRAILER: Danny Collins
Opening in Toronto is the comedy Road Hard. Bruce Madsen was once a big-time star. Now, he’s been bumped down the totem pole to performing in dingy clubs, sleeping in cheap hotels and flying coach. Click here for a showtime near you.
TRAILER: Road Hard
Debuting in Toronto and Vancouver is The Salt of the Earth, an Oscar-nominated French-Brazilian biopic about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Spending the last 40 years travelling the world, Sebastião has witnessed historic events and captured timeless moments. Sebastião’s journey is told through his son, film director Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders, a mogul in New German Cinema. Click here for showtimes in your city.
TRAILER: The Salt of the Earth
Releasing in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal is the drama The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet. Ten-year-old T.S. Spivet is a gifted cartographer (a person who creates maps) living in a secluded Montana ranch with his parents, brother and sister. After inventing a perpetual motion machine, T.S. learns he’s been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by Washington’s Smithsonian Institution. To acknowledge the recognition and claim his prize, he leaves for Washington, unbeknownst to his family. Click here for showtimes in your city.
TRAILER: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
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