Disney The Lion King Comes Out This Thursday, July 18th.

From Disney Live-Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new -The Lion King- journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother -and former heir to the throne- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Rating PG • Runtime 1:58

Director Jon Favreau • Cast Donald Glover • Beyoncé  • Knowles-Carter • James Earl Jones • Chiwetel Ejiofor • Alfre Woodard

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93% Google users like Wild Wil Country – 8.2/10 on IMBd – 98% on Rotten Tomatoes –4.9/5 On Facebook


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The Week of July 15, 2019

Check your local listings to see what movies are opening around you!

The Lion King

PG | 1h 58min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

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Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Jeff Nathanson (screenplay by), Brenda Chapman (story) |
Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen

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R | 1h 35min | Documentary, Music

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Stars: David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Henry Diltz


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R / 1971 ‧ Crime/Blaxploitation ‧ 1h 40m

John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is the ultimate in suave black detectives. He first finds himself up against Bumpy (Moses Gunn), the leader of the black crime mob, then against Black nationals, and finally working with both against the white mafia who are trying to blackmail Bumpy by kidnapping his daughter.

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