From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal. BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as relevant in today’s tumultuous world. Based on the book Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth.
Vitals: Director: Spike Lee. Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Corey Hawkins, Laura Harrier, Alec Baldwin, Ryan Eggold, Paul Walter Hauser.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 134 min., Drama, Box office gross: $47.128 million, Universal.Extras: "A Spike Lee Joint" featurette in which producer Jordan Peele, cast and film subject Ron Stallworth discuss the unique experience of working with iconic director Spike Lee; "BlacKkKlansman" extended trailer featuring Prince’s “Mary Don’t You Weep.”
Mark Wahlberg plays James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and little-known unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must transport an asset who has vital information to an airfield for extraction before the enemy closes in. Fast-paced combat cinema.
Vitals: Director: Peter Berg. Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey, John Malkovich.
2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 95 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $35.833 million, Universal.Extras: "Overwatch" featurette about “Overwatch”, the para-military division in the film; "Introducing Iko" spotlight on world-renowned action star Iko Uwais; "Iko Fight" interview with Iko Uwais; "Bad Ass Women" behind-the-scenes with stars Lauren Cohan and Ronda Rousey; "BTS Stunts"; "Modern Combat" featurette; "Colombia" tour Bogota, Colombia with the cast and filmmakers; trailers.
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