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Now Showing: 'The Last Full Measure,' 'The Gentlemen,' 'The Turning'

Source: Roadside Attractions via MGN
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Published: Jan. 23, 2020 at 4:55 PM CST
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Two new movies shot in the UK and one produced by a filmmaker from Cenla open in theaters this weekend. Do any of them have the firepower to top the reigning box office champ, “Bad Boys for Life?"

Matthew McConaughey leads an all-star cast in "The Gentlemen," Guy Ritchie's latest violent and comedic crime flick. It's getting strong reviews, and box office watchers expect it to debut with about 10 million dollars. It is a solid start, but not nearly enough to knock "Bad Boys" from the top of the chart.

"The Turning" is a horror thriller based on the Henry James story "The Turn of the Screw." Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, and Brooklynn Prince star in the fright film, which experts say should scare up about eight million dollars in its opening weekend.

Finally, “The Last Full Measure” follows the life and legacy of Vietnam War hero Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. and the work that it took to award him the Medal of Honor 32 years after his death. The film stars Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irvine and Peter Fonda in his final film role.

One of the producers on the film is Shaun Sanghani, who’s from right here in Alexandria. Sanghani told News Channel Five about the message of the film and why people should go out and see it:

"It's really one of those movies that, if you go in and watch it, there's no way you're not going to be moved by the film in a positive way. When you see a film like this you realize that, in fact, freedom is not free. And it takes films like this to make you sort of stop for a second and say 'Wait a second. Maybe things aren't so bad,’ People always want to complain about what's wrong with this country…than more of the opposite -- about what's right."
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