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THE GIVER

91 min | PG13
Based on Lois Lowry’s beloved bestselling young adult novel, THE GIVER portrays the haunting story of Jonas, a young man who lives in a colorless world of conformity and contentment. As he spends more time with The Giver (Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART), who is the keeper of the community’s memories, Jonas (Brenton Thwaites, MALEFICENT) begins to realize the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. Against all odds, he must escape their world to protect himself and his loved ones, a challenge at which no one has ever succeeded.

 

Directed By
Phillip Noyce

Written By
Lois Lowry, Michael Mitnick, Robert B. Weide

Language
English Cast Includes
Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift

Official Site
thegiverfilm.com

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MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

98 min | PG13
Oscar winning filmmaker Woody Allen (BLUE JASMINE and MIDNIGHT IN PARIS) delivers another whimsical romantic comedy in his 1920′s period piece MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT. Academy Award winner Colin Firth (THE KING’S SPEECH) stars as a master magician known for his work disproving fake spiritualists, who travels to the south of France to expose another presumed fraud, a psychic medium played by Emma Stone (CRAZY, STUPID LOVE and THE HELP). This quirky tale of mystery and love also stars Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins and Simon McBurney.

 

Directed By
Woody Allen

Written By
Woody Allen

Language
English

Cast Includes
Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden

Official Site
sonyclassics.com/magicinthemoonlight/

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A FIVE STAR LIFE

A FIVE STAR LIFE is the sophisticated story of one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Irene is a luxury hotel critic with an elegant, jet-setting lifestyle that doesn’t leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she’s not working, Irene’s world revolves around her family. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview, Irene’s small support network is fractured as she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

119 min | PG
Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in this heartfelt portrayal of two worlds colliding from Oscar winning director Lasse Hallstrom (CHOCOLAT) and producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. Based on the best-selling novel, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY tells the story of a displaced Indian family who settle in a picturesque French village and open a colorful Indian restaurant, causing an all-out war with the adjacent classical French restaurant. The family’s young culinary ingenue is inspired by his growing love of French haute cuisine to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue the village with the flavors of life.

 

Directed By
Lasse Hallstrom

Written By
Steven Knight, Richard C. Morais

Language
English

Cast Includes
Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Rohad Chand

Official Site
www.100footjourneymovie.com/

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CALVARY

100 min | R
A darkly comedic drama from John Michael McDonagh (THE GUARD), international film sensation CALVARY follows the story of Father James, a priest driven by spiritual integrity whose world is turned upside down when his life is threatened during confessional. Brendan Gleeson (THE GUARD and IN BRUGES) brilliantly inhabits the fascinating role of a good priest tormented by a cynical, spiteful community. As he continues to minster to the towns lost souls in the week leading up to his threatened murder, he struggles to reconcile himself with God’s will.

 

Directed By
John Michael McDonagh

Written By
John Michael McDonagh

Language
English Cast Includes
Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly

Official Site
www.foxsearchlight.com/calvary/

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INTO THE STORM

89 min | PG13
Action-packed disaster thriller INTO THE STORM reveals nature at its most extreme as a town is ravaged by an unprecedented disaster, shown through the eyes (and lenses) of professional storm chasers and thrill-seeking amateurs. Starring Richard Armitage (THE HOBBIT), Sarah Wayne Callies (THE WALKING DEAD), Matt Walsh (TED), and Jeremy Sumpter (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), INTO THE STORM goes directly into the eye of the storm as the storm chasers run towards the vortex to capture a once-in-a-lifetime shot, and townspeople as seek shelter from an onslaught of the most furious twisters they’ve ever seen.

 

Directed By
Steven Quale

Written By
John Swetnam

Language
English

Cast Includes
Sarah Wayne Callies, Richard Armitage, Jeremy Sumpter

Official Site
intothestormmovie.com/

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A MOST WANTED MAN

121 min | R
In his final role, Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (CAPOTE) plays the chief of a covert German spy unit in the adaptation of John le Carr’s bestselling spy novel A MOST WANTED MAN. Written for the screen by Andrew Bovell (EDGE OF DARKNESS) and directed by Anton Corbijn (CONTROL), this twisted mystery follows a tortured Chechen-Russian man on the run as he searches the Islamic community of Hamburg, Germany for his late father’s illegally obtained fortune. Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, and Willem Dafoe also star in this contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue that prickles with tension right through to its final heart-stopping scene.

 

Directed By
Anton Corbijn

Written By
Andrew Bovell, John le Carre

Language
English

Cast Includes
Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe, Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Official Site
amostwantedmanmovie.com/

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SNOWPIERCER

TBD | R
In his first English-language film, visionary Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (THE HOST, MOTHER) mounts a visually breathtaking sci-fi epic in which the survivors of Earth’s new Ice Age are forced to live aboard a train in perpetual motion around the globe. This ambitious adaptation of the popular French graphic novel follows group of insurgents from the impoverished rear car, led by Chris Evans and John Hurt, as they attempt to liberate the train from its decadent ruling class and mysterious mastermind (Tilda Swinton). As cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train hurtles full-throttle towards disaster.

 

Directed By
Bong Joon-ho

Written By
Bong Joon-ho, Kelly Masterson; Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette (graphic novel)

Language
English, Korean, French, and Japanese with English subtitles

Cast Includes
Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton

Awards
Asian Film Awards Best Film nominee

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BOYHOOD

R  |  2 hours 44 minutes

Filmed over a 12-year span with the same cast, Oscar nominee Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is an unprecedented coming-of-age story that follows the ups and downs of childhood like no other film before. Ellar Coltrane gives a stunning breakthrough performance as the boy, Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (Linklater’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT), Emmy winner Patricia Arquette (Medium), and newcomer Lorelei Linklater, this early Oscar contender is already being hailed by critics as one of the finest films of the year.

Directed By

Richard Linklater

Written By

Richard Linklater

Cast

Patricia Arquetter, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke

Official Site

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BEGIN AGAIN

104 min | R
A soul-stirring comedy from the writer/director of acclaimed music film ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN explores what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Songwriter Gretta (Keira Knightley) is left reeling after her long-time boyfriend (Adam Levine) lands a major record deal and leaves her behind. Her world takes a turn for the better when a disgraced record-label exec (Mark Ruffalo) sees her performing in a small club and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

 

Directed By
John Carney

Written By
John Carney

Language
English

Cast Includes
Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld

Official Site
beginagainfilm.com/