Movie Beat with Ralph Garman: Sweet Virginia, Almost Friends, Roman J. Israel, Esq., Wonder, The Star & Justice League

What a batch of movies this weekend! Let’s take a look at what hits theaters!

Sweet Virginia [Limited]

Director: Jamie M. Dagg

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Christopher Abbott, Rosemarie DeWitt

Plot: A former rodeo champ befriends a young man with a propensity for violence.

Almost Friends [Limited]

Director: Jake Goldberger

Stars: Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush, Christopher Meloni, Haley Joel Osment

Plot: Charlie is an unmotivated man in his mid 20s still living at home with his mother and stepfather who falls for a young woman who has a serious boyfriend.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. [Limited]

Director: Dan Gilroy

Stars: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt

Plot: Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action.

Wonder

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Plot: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The Star

Director: Timothy Reckart

Stars: Steven Yeun, Kristen Chenoweth, Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez

Plot: A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

Justice League

Director: Zack Snyder

Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Mamoa, Ezra Miller

Plot: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

 

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