Raleigh, N.C. — A look at what's new in theaters this week.
Born in China (Documentary, G, Starring John Krasinski, Xun Zhou) - Born In China follows the adventures of three animal families the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard. Featuring stunning imagery, the film navigates the vast terrain from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest on the wings of a red-crowned crane, showcasing remarkably intimate family moments captured on film for the first time ever.
Free Fire (Action/Adventure, Comedy, Suspense/Thriller, R, Starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Michael Smiley, Sharlto Copley) - An arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Justine has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon and Ord, who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival.
Phoenix Forgotten (Horror, PG-13, Starring Chelsea Lopez, Matt Biedel, Justin Matthews, Luke Roberts, Flo Hartigan) - Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed...
The Promise (Drama, PG-13, Starring Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bon, Jean Reno, James Cromwell) - It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, is about to be consumed by chaos. Michael Boghosian, arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries. Photo-journalist Chris Myers, has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana, an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father. When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men.
As the Turks form an alliance with Germany and the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to survive even as events threaten to overwhelm them.
Unforgettable (Drama, Suspense/Thriller, R, Starring Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson, Geoff Stults, Isabella Rice, Simon Kassianides) - Tessa Connover is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David, becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks- not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly.
Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa's jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia's dream into her ultimate nightmare.