In this sweet 2016 sequel to the 2003 animated blockbuster “Finding Nemo,” Ellen DeGeneres reprises her beloved voice performance as the title character, a plucky little fish with profound short-term memory problems. Moviegoers clearly remembered how much they loved the original movie, though, since they flocked to this follow-up, which racked up the highest global gross of any 2016 animated release and became the third highest-grossing Pixar film ever. The voice cast also includes Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton and Ed O’Neill.
Two British master thespians, Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, elevate Bill Condon’s twisty 2019 crime thriller adapted from a novel by Nicholas Searle. McKellen stars as aging con artist Roy Courtnay, who has carved a lucrative career out of his knack for persuading the rich to grant him financial access to their fortunes. His latest mark is wealthy widow Betty Mcleish (Mirren), a widow and former history professor at Oxford. Roy is about to discover Betty is a lot more complicated than she looks, however. Russell Tovey also stars.
TV weather reporter Leah Waddell (Cindy Busby) is frustrated that she can’t get either her bosses or viewers to take her seriously as a meteorologist, and since her dating life is just as unsatisfying, she promises herself she’ll table romantic matters for a year and focus entirely on her job. Naturally, as soon as she does this, suddenly it’s raining men in Leah’s life, including Mark (Christopher Russell), a handsome farmer who is her new neighbor.
Danny A. Abeckaser’s 2019 mob drama is based on an actual 1957 incident, when roughly 100 members of the mafia, from all across the United States, were summoned by mob kingpin Vito Genovese (Robert Davi) to the remote upstate New York estate of Joe Barbara (played by Abeckaser). The gathering was prompted by Genovese’s wish to establish himself as the boss of bosses of the Luciano crime family. David Arquette, Jennifer Esposito, P.J. Byrne and Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”) also star.