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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

"I was born under unusual circumstances." And so begins "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, "Benjamin Button," is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
David Fincher, Kathleen Kennedy, Eric Roth, Brad Pitt, Elias Koteas, Jason Flemyng, Tilda Swinton, Frank Marshall
Drama Fantasy

Last Chance Harvey

Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson reunite in "Last Chance Harvey", a hopeful romance that celebrates new beginnings—at any age. The film is directed and written by Joel Hopkins.

New Yorker Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman) is on the verge of losing his dead-end job as a jingle writer. Warned by his boss (Richard Schiff) that he has just one more chance to deliver, Harvey goes to London for a weekend to attend his daughter’s (Liane Balaban) wedding but promises to be back on Monday morning to make an important meeting—or else. Harvey arrives in London only to learn his daughter has chosen to have her stepfather (James Brolin) walk her down the aisle instead of him. Doing his best to hide his devastation, he leaves the wedding before the reception in hopes of getting to the airport on time, but misses his plane anyway. When he calls his boss to explain, he is fired on the spot. Drowning his sorrows at the airport bar, Harvey strikes up a conversation with Kate (Emma Thompson), a slightly prickly, 40-something employee of the Office of National Statistics. Kate, whose life is limited to work, the occasional humiliating blind date and endless phone calls from her smothering mother (Eileen Atkins), is touched by Harvey, who finds himself energized by her intelligence and compassion.

The growing connection between the pair inspires both as they unexpectedly transform one another’s lives.
Eileen Atkins, Richard Schiff, Kathy Baker, Liane Balaban, Joel Hopkins, James Brolin, Tim Perell, Nicola Usborne
Drama Romance

Twilight

Twilight" is an action-packed, modern day love story between a vampire and a human. Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother remarries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any she's ever met. Intelligent and witty, he sees straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Edward can run faster than a mountain lion, he can stop a moving car with his bare hands – and he hasn't aged since 1918. Like all vampires, he's immortal. But he doesn't have fangs, and he doesn't drink human blood; Edward and his family are unique among vampires in their lifestyle choice. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for – a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will Edward and Bella do when James (Cam Gigandet), Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), the Cullens' mortal vampire enemies, come to town, looking for her?
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Anna Kendrick, Michael Welch, Heather Parry, Melissa Rosenberg, Elizabeth Reaser, Sarah Clarke
Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller Adaptation Teen

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

In this hilariously funny fish-out-of-water tale, "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" tracks the outrageous escapades of Sidney Young (Simon Pegg), a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars.

After disrupting one black-tie event by allowing a wild pig to run rampant, Sidney catches the attention of Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges), editor of Sharp, and accepts a job with the magazine in New York City. Clayton warns Sidney that he'd better impress and charm everyone he can, if he wants to succeed. Instead, Sidney instantly insults and annoys fellow writer Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst). He dares to target the star clients of power publicist Eleanor Johnson (Gillian Anderson). He upsets his direct boss Lawrence Maddox (Danny Huston) and tries to make amends by hiring a stripper to dance for Lawrence during a staff meeting. Sidney, of course, doesn't stop there, finding creative ways to annoy nearly everyone. His saving graces: a rising, sexy starlet (Megan Fox) develops an odd affection for him, and in time, Alison whose friendship with him might be the only thing saving Sidney from torpedoing his career.
Jeff Bridges, Simon Pegg, Max Minghella, Kirsten Dunst, Gillian Anderson, Megan Fox, Robert B. Weide, Peter Straughan
Comedy

Incendiary

An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match.
Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, Andy Paterson, Michelle Williams, Sharon Maguire, Anand Tucker, Adrienne Maguire, Sidney Johnston
Drama Romance

Delhi 6

Roshan travels from the United States to India with his ailing grandmother.
Kamlesh Pandey, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Ronnie Screwvala, Prasoon Joshi, Smitha Baliga
Comedy

Incendiary

An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match.
Ewan McGregor, Matthew Macfadyen, Andy Paterson, Michelle Williams, Sharon Maguire, Anand Tucker, Adrienne Maguire, Sidney Johnston
Drama Romance

Wendy and Lucy

Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and Lucy.
Jon Raymond, Michelle Williams, John Robinson, Kelly Reichardt, Will Patton, Larry Fessenden, Will Oldham
Drama

Taken

"Taken" stars Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, an ex-government operative who has less than four days to find his kidnapped daughter, who has been taken on her first day of vacation in Paris.
Pierre Morel, Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Katie Cassidy, Luc Besson, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, India Osborne, Robert Mark Kamen
Drama Action Adventure

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" delves into the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires, known as Death Dealers, and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). A young Lycan, Lucian (Michael Sheen), emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has persecuted them for hundreds of years. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, the beautiful vampire Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle to free the Lycans from their brutal enslavement.
Tom Rosenberg, Len Wiseman, Gary Lucchesi, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Patrick Tatopoulos, Skip Williamson, Danny McBride
Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller Horror Sci-Fi Prequel

Passengers

After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire (Anne Hathaway), is assigned by her mentor (Andre Braugher) to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric (Patrick Wilson), the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric -- despite her better judgment -- blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.
Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, Dianne Wiest, Rodrigo Garcia, Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane, Judd Payne, Matthew Rhodes
Thriller Suspense

Personal Effects

A young man arrives in a small town seeking vengeance for the murder of his sister and falls for a stunning older woman with her own psychological scars.
Michelle Pfeiffer, David Hollander, Kathy Bates, Ashton Kutcher, Rob LaBelle, Brian Markinson
Drama Romance

Lying

The film centers on three New York City friends who head to the country for the weekend. Away from their usual environment, the girls are forced to reevaluate their perceptions of each other as one guest turns out to be a pathological liar.
M. Blash, Chloë Sevigny, Leelee Sobieski, Jena Malone, Maya Goldsmith, Halley Wegryn Gross, Henry Gummer
Drama

The Grudge

The normal façade of a modest house in Tokyo belies the hidden terror within. It is possessed by a violent plague that destroys the lives of everyone who enters. Known as 'The Grudge,' this curse causes its victims to die in the grip of a powerful rage. Those who are fatally afflicted by the curse die and a new curse is born--passed like a virus to all those who enter the house in an endless, growing chain of horror. Karen is an exchange student studying social work in Japan who innocently agrees to cover for a nurse who didn't show up for work. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman, Emma, who is lost in a catatonic state while the rest of the house appears deserted and disheveled. As she is tending to the stricken old woman, Karen hears scratching sounds from upstairs. When she investigates, she is faced with a supernatural horror more frightening than she could ever imagine. Within this house, a chain of terror has been set in motion resulting from a terrifying evil that was born years before. As more people die, Karen is pulled into the cycle of horror and learns the secret of the vengeful curse that has taken root in this house. Now she must stop it before it's too late.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rob Tapert, Stephen Susco, Takashi Shimizu, Taka Ichise, Sam Raimi, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall
Thriller Suspense Horror Remake Supernatural

The Grudge 3

No plot details have been announced.
Toby Wilkins, Shawnee Smith, Matthew Knight
Drama Sequel Suspense Horror

O Jerusalem

The story of a young Palestinian and his Jewish friend, who are separated during the creation of the state of Israel.
Elie Chouraqui, Winona Ryder, Saïd Taghmaoui
Drama

Of Time and the City

The film is both a love song and a eulogy to the directors birthplace of Liverpool. It is also a response to memory, reflection and the experience of losing a sense of place as the skyline changes and time takes it toll.
Terence Davies, Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos, Tim Pollard
Documentary
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Paul Blart: Mall Cop

In Columbia Pictures' comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," Kevin James stars as the title character, a single, suburban dad, trying to make ends meet as a security officer at a New Jersey mall. Though no one else takes his job seriously, Paul considers himself on the front lines of safety. When a heist shuts down the megaplex, Jersey's most formidable mall cop will have to become a real cop to save the day.
Todd Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Barry Bernardi, Jayma Mays, Jack Giarraputo, Steve Carr, Kevin James, Nick Bakay
Comedy

My Bloody Valentine 3-D

Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine's Day, he woke up...and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed. Ten years later, Tom Hanniger returns to Harmony on Valentine's Day, still haunted by the deaths he caused. Struggling to make amends with his past, he grapples with unresolved feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Sarah, who is now married to his best friend, Axel, the town sheriff. But tonight, after years of peace, something from Harmony's dark past has returned. Wearing a miner's mask and armed with a pickaxe, an unstoppable killer is on the loose. And as his footsteps come ever closer, Tom, Sarah and Axel realize in terror that it just might be Harry Warden who's come back to claim them.
Patrick Lussier, John Sacchi, Mike Paseornek, Jensen Ackles, Tom Atkins, Jack Murray, Zane Smith, Jaime King
Thriller Suspense Horror Remake

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

In Columbia Pictures' comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," Kevin James stars as the title character, a single, suburban dad, trying to make ends meet as a security officer at a New Jersey mall. Though no one else takes his job seriously, Paul considers himself on the front lines of safety. When a heist shuts down the megaplex, Jersey's most formidable mall cop will have to become a real cop to save the day.
Todd Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Barry Bernardi, Jayma Mays, Jack Giarraputo, Steve Carr, Kevin James, Nick Bakay
Comedy

My Bloody Valentine 3-D

Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine's Day, he woke up...and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed. Ten years later, Tom Hanniger returns to Harmony on Valentine's Day, still haunted by the deaths he caused. Struggling to make amends with his past, he grapples with unresolved feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Sarah, who is now married to his best friend, Axel, the town sheriff. But tonight, after years of peace, something from Harmony's dark past has returned. Wearing a miner's mask and armed with a pickaxe, an unstoppable killer is on the loose. And as his footsteps come ever closer, Tom, Sarah and Axel realize in terror that it just might be Harry Warden who's come back to claim them.
Patrick Lussier, John Sacchi, Mike Paseornek, Jensen Ackles, Tom Atkins, Jack Murray, Zane Smith, Jaime King
Thriller Suspense Horror Remake

Outlander

"Outlander" begins when a space craft crashes into the majestic fjords of ancient Norway and into the time of the Vikings. From the wreckage emerge two bitter enemies: a soldier from another world – Kainan – and a bloodthirsty creature known as the Moorwen. Man and monster both seeking revenge for violence committed against them. As the Moorwen ravages the Viking world, killing everything in its path, Kainan forms an unlikely alliance with the primitive but fierce warriors. Combining his advanced technology with ancient Iron Age weapons, the hero leads a desperate attempt to kill the monster - before it destroys them all.
Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman, John Hurt, John Schimmel, Don Carmody, Howard McCain, Christopher Eberts
Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi

Yonkers Joe

"Yonkers Joe" is an exciting, high-stakes con film and moving family drama written and directed by Robert Celestino, and starring Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri, Academy Award-winner Christine Lahti, Tom Guiry ("The Black Donnellys"), Golden Globe-nominee Linus Roache, and Academy Award-nominee Michael Lerner. An ode to old time gamblers, now outdated in an age of powerful upscale casinos, "Yonkers Joe" tells the story of a dice hustler (Palminteri) whose determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life.
Robert Celestino, Trent Othick, Chazz Palminteri, Christine Lahti
Drama

Fanboys

A group of friends who are avid "Star Wars" fans travel west to see the Holy Grail of all sci-fi movies, "Star Wars: Episode I." The year is 1999 and for these death star dorks, the "Star Wars" films are more than just movies; they are a way of life. So, after one of the group takes sick, it is nothing short of a moral imperative that the friends break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to watch the seminal sci-fi picture together before its release. Enlisting the help of an estranged friend, who has traded in his Darth Vader mask for a proper day job, the adventure lays way to some extremely funny situations, including an outrageous brawl with some hard-core Trekkies.
Adam F. Goldberg, Dana Brunetti, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell, Matthew Perniciaro, Kevin Spacey, Carrie Fisher, Danny Trejo
Adventure Comedy

Eden Log

A man named Tolbiec wakes up in a remote cave suffering from amnesia. He finds a corpse next to him and a creature that is pursuing him.
Franck Vestiel, Pierre Bordage
Thriller Horror Sci-Fi Mystery

Valkyrie

Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. The "July 20 Plot" on Hitler's life is one of the most heroic but least known episodes of World War Two. Severely wounded in combat, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg returns from Africa to join the German Resistance and help create Operation Valkyrie, the complex plan that will allow a shadow government to replace Hitler's once he is dead. But fate and circumstance conspire to thrust Stauffenberg from one of many in the plot to a double-edged central role. Not only must he lead the coup and seize control of his nation's government... He must kill Hitler himself.
Tom Cruise, Bryan Singer, Paula Wagner, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Terence Stamp, Chris McQuarrie, Tom Wilkinson
Drama Thriller Suspense

Taking Chance

The Iraq war movie stars Kevin Bacon as Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, an officer who accompanies the body of fallen U.S. soldier Chance Phelps as it is returned home from Iraq for a burial in Wyoming.
Kevin Bacon, Ross Katz, Michael Strobl
Drama

Valkyrie

Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. The "July 20 Plot" on Hitler's life is one of the most heroic but least known episodes of World War Two. Severely wounded in combat, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg returns from Africa to join the German Resistance and help create Operation Valkyrie, the complex plan that will allow a shadow government to replace Hitler's once he is dead. But fate and circumstance conspire to thrust Stauffenberg from one of many in the plot to a double-edged central role. Not only must he lead the coup and seize control of his nation's government... He must kill Hitler himself.
Tom Cruise, Bryan Singer, Paula Wagner, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Terence Stamp, Chris McQuarrie, Tom Wilkinson
Drama Thriller Suspense

Eden Log

A man named Tolbiec wakes up in a remote cave suffering from amnesia. He finds a corpse next to him and a creature that is pursuing him.
Franck Vestiel, Pierre Bordage
Thriller Horror Sci-Fi Mystery

New in Town

Lucy Hill (Renée Zellweger) is an ambitious, up and coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment - in the middle of nowhere - to restructure a manufacturing plant, she jumps at the opportunity, knowing that a big promotion is close at hand. What begins as a straight forward job assignment becomes a life changing experience as Lucy discovers greater meaning in her life and most unexpectedly, the man of her dreams (Harry Connick, Jr.).
Peter Safran, J.K. Simmons, Tracey Edmonds, Harry Connick Jr., Rashida Jones, Jonas Elmer, Darryl Taja, Ken Rance
Comedy

Killshot

In the thriller, based on the Elmore Leonard novel, a woman and her blue-collar husband become the targets of two killers after they stumble on an extortion plot hatched by the bad guys. Carmen (Lane) saw the scam and now she and Wayne (Jane), her ironworker husband, have to pay.

Blackbird (Rourke) kills smart and deadly. Richie kills stupid and crazy. Both are out to erase any living evidence--and when these lethal partners take up the chase, a safe place from killing is awfully hard to find.
Rosario Dawson, Christopher McQuarrie, Quentin Tarantino, Thomas Jane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, John Madden, Lawrence Bender
Action Adventure Thriller Suspense Crime

The Ramen Girl

The film follows an American woman (Murphy) who finds herself stuck in Tokyo after a relationship breaks up. Searching for direction in life, she trains to be a ramen noodle chef under a tyrannical Japanese master (Nishida).
Robert Allan Ackerman, Brittany Murphy, Becca Topol, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tammy Blanchard
Drama Comedy Romance

Powder Blue

The story follows four eclectic characters — a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest and a stripper — brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.
Timothy Linh Bui, Eddie Redmayne, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Patrick Swayze, Kris Kristofferson, Stephane Gauger, Jessica Biel
Drama

Forever Strong

A talented-but-troubled rugby player must play against the team his father coaches at the national championship.
Sean Faris, Neal McDonough, Ryan Little, David Pliler, Gary Cole, Sean Astin
Drama