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Movies Coming Out Today – February 26th

Tom and Jerry – PG – Adventure, Comedy, Family
One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story’s “Tom & Jerry.” The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them.
Michael Pena, Tim Story, Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Dan Lin, Eric Gravning, Pallavi Sharda, Ken Jeong

Cherry – R – Drama, Crime
Follows the wild journey of a disenfranchised young man from Ohio who meets the love of his life, only to risk losing her through a series of bad decisions and challenging life circumstances. Inspired by the best-selling novel of the same name, CHERRY features Tom Holland in the title role, as an unhinged character who drifts from dropping out of college to serving in Iraq as an army medic and is only anchored by his one true love Emily (Ciara Bravo). When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and spirals into drug addiction, surrounding himself with a menagerie of depraved misfits. Draining his finances, Cherry turns to bank robbing to fund his addiction, shattering his relationship with Emily along the way.
Tom Holland, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Ciara Bravo, Kelli Burglund, Jessica Goldberg, Jack Reynor, Forrest Goodluck

My Zoe – R – Drama
Isabelle is a geneticist recovering from a toxic marriage and raising her daughter Zoe in conjunction with her ex-husband. Zoe means everything to her mother, but when tragedy strikes the fractured family, Isabelle takes matters into her own hands.
Gemma Arterton, Sophia Ally, Julie Delpy, Gabrielle Tana, Hubert Caillard, Dominique Boutonnat, Daniel Brühl, Lior Ashkenazy

Crisis – R – Drama, Thriller
Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market.
Greg Kinnear, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Nicholas Jarecki, Lily-Rose Depp

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Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw named latest Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR

It has been reported that British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw was named latest UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Mbatha-Raw highlighted the need to support refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to work in support of refugees and help amplify their voices. I am always amazed by their courage and strength in the face of such seemingly insurmountable odds and it’s a real honour to play a part in sharing their stories”, she said.

Ms. Mbatha-Raw is no stranger to UNHCR as she has been working as a High-Profile Supporter for the agency since 2018. She has spent time in the field, including visiting Burundian and Congolese refugees in Rwanda and Uganda, meeting with women who survived conflict-related sexual violence and also with youth living with albinism. The new Goodwill Ambassador has also taken part in UNHCR’s EveryOneCounts campaign, challenging xenophobia and advocating for stronger partnerships to find solutions to global displacement.

“The Covid crisis has made us all aware of the fragility of the lives we build and the importance of doing all we can to support those who have had to leave the place they call home”, she added.

“The crisis has also taught us that, in this interconnected world, we are only as strong as the most vulnerable in society. Inclusion of refugees is vital in ensuring the wellbeing of whole communities.”

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Celebrity Chef Ayesha Curry Announces Latest Collab

Celebrity chef, New York Times bestselling cookbook author and restaurateur Ayesha Curry is teaming up with So Delicious to prove just how easy it really is to ditch dairy cheese, thanks to new So Delicious Dairy Free Cheese Alternatives.

“I’m a firm believer in eating mindfully, while not depriving yourself of the things you love to eat. Reaching for more plant-based ingredients is one trick I know helps me feel my best,” said Ayesha, a wife and mother of three. “Cheese is a staple in so many of my favorite recipes, and So Delicious Dairy Free Cheese Alternatives are the perfect swap. You’ll see what I mean when you try them for yourself!”

Ayesha and So Delicious remixed a few of her favorite cheesy recipes from her latest cookbook, The Full Plate, and her own recipe collection—a Chicken Parm Burger, Butternut Squash Cheesy Mac with Edamame, and The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich—using So Delicious Dairy Free Cheese Alternatives instead of dairy cheese.

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Secret Theatre Presents ‘Redemption Room’ Live Online Thriller Experience World Premiere 2/27/21

Making its World Premiere on February 27th, Redemption Room is a new live online theatrical experience where the virtual-studio audience gets to judge six disgraced celebrities as they seek redemption for their societal crimes.

Presented by Secret Theatre, this original innovative experience will go live across the world in a Zoom studio from six major cities, including Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and New York, where the celebrities are located.

Redemption Room takes a thrilling twist after an evil entity is awakened into the proceedings. Who will survive? Who will get their redemption? The virtual-studio audience will decide, voting on how far to push the celebrity’s fears. But be warned, every-night one audience member will be asked to compete along with the celebrities. The virtual experience allows audiences to vote, judge, contact the celebrities directly and impact their outcome.

To get the full theatrical experience, turn off the lights, light a candle and be prepared for the unexpected. For those with paranormal fears, please prepare accordingly. If a Ouija board is within reach, bring it and get involved. Also, wearing black can summon demons – you have been warned.

Shows go live on February 27th and run through March 14th, 2021 and can be viewed on any device that supports Zoom. Screening dates and times vary across the US, including a special scary Midnight show (PST) on March 13th.

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Movies Coming Out This Week – February 22nd

The Killing of Two Lovers – R – Drama
Follows David, who desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife, Nikki. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife’s new relationship.
Arri Graham, Robert Machoian, Clayne Crawford, Sepideh Moafi, Chris Coy, Avery Pizzuto, Ezra Graham

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry – NR – Documentary
The coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this extraordinary teenager’s journey, at just seventeen years old, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, while writing, recording and releasing her debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”
R.J. Cutler

The United States vs. Billie Holiday – NR – Biography
Her voice would not be silenced. Experience Andra Day as Billie Holiday in ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday,’ directed by Lee Daniels.
Garrett Hedlund, Joe Roth, Natasha Lyonne, Evan Ross, Dana Gourrier, Erik LaRay Harvey, Tyler James Williams, Lee Daniels

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