April 2015 Movies




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The Woman in Gold

Helen Mirren stars in the incredible story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous Lady In Gold, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele. Partnering with an inexperienced but determined young lawyer (Ryan Reynolds), Maria embarks on an epic journey for justice 60 years in the making.
Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Jonathan Pryce, Alexi Kaye Campbell, Helen Mirren, Daniel Bruhl, Charles Dance, Frances Fisher
Drama
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Furious 7

A continuation of the franchise, Fast and the Furious 7 continues after Dominic Torreto and his crew took down Owen Shaw, his brother, Ian Shaw, now wants revenge.
Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, James Wan, Ludacris, Kurt Russell, Neal H. Moritz, Michelle Rodriguez
Action Adventure Sequel
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Last Knights

Follows a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master (Morgan Freeman).
Morgan Freeman, Clive Owen, Aksel Hennie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kazuaki Kiriya, Michael Konyves, Daniel Adegboyega
Action Adventure

Superfast

Undercover cop, Paul White joins Vin Serento’s LA gang of illegal street racers. They’re fast and they’re furious and they plan to double cross LA’s crime kingpin Juan Carlos de la Sol who hides his cash in a downtown Taco Bell. The gang’s outrageous plan is as daring as it is ridiculous and will see them towing the whole damn restaurant, at crazy speeds, half way across the city. But as Vin Serento says: „It’s not the car you drive... it’s the driver who drives the car who’s doing the driving.“
Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg, Lili Mirojnick, Dale Pavinski
Comedy Spoof
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Salt of The Earth

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.
Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Documentary
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Effie Gray

The sotry centers on the epic scandal surrounding the marriage between John Ruskin, the eminent Victorian art critic, and Effie Gray. As her husband begins to lose his mind, Effie has to make sure that she is not subject to scandal because of a love affair with John Everett Millais, the young artist who is the darling of her husband’s critical eye.
Tom Sturridge, Imelda Staunton, Dakota Fanning, Gail Egan, Andrea Calderwood, Greg Wise, Emma Thompson, Saoirse Ronan
Drama

The Girl Is in Trouble

A Lower East Side bartender becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer and the scion of a powerful investment firm.
Columbus Short, Julius Onah, Wilmer Valderrama, Jen Gatien, Ryan Silbert, Dana Offenbach, Jesse Spencer, Spike Lee
Drama Crime Mystery
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Cut Bank

Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) dreams about escaping small town life in Cut Bank, Montana, “the coldest spot in the nation,” with his vivacious girlfriend Cassandra (Teresa Palmer). When Dwayne witnesses an awful crime, he tries to leverage a bad situation into a scheme to get rich quickly but he finds that fate and an unruly accomplice are working against him. Thrust into the middle of a police investigation spearheaded by the local sheriff (John Malkovich), everything goes from bad to worse in this all-American thriller.
Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Oliver Platt, Matt Shakman
Thriller
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Longest Ride

Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, The Longest Ride explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.
Scott Eastwood, George Tillman, Jr., Wyck Godfrey, Michael Weber, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda
Drama Romance
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Ex Machina

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined.
Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Alex Garland, Scott Rudin, Domhnall Gleeson, Andrew Macdonald, Eli Bush, Allon Reich
Thriller Sci-Fi

Lost River

Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy, a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.
Ryan Gosling, Ben Mendelsohn, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Michel Litvak, Matt Smith, David Lancaster, Christina Hendricks
Drama Fantasy Suspense

Man From Reno

Story involves the intersection of three unlikely characters: an aging but still dogged sheriff of a small farming town on the outskirts of San Francisco, a reclusive yet popular writer who harbors a deep secret that would shock her fans and a mysterious drifter -- the eponymous Man from Reno.
Dave Boyle
Thriller
Expansion
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Kill Me Three Times

Kill Me Three Times takes place in a sundrenched Australian surfing town, where a young singer, portrayed by Alice Braga, is the thread that binds three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge. Simon Pegg plays a mercurial assassin, who is hired by her wealthy husband (Callan Mulvey), but there is more than one person gunning for her. Sullivan Stapleton has been cast as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam, whilst Teresa Palmer plays a small town Lady Macbeth who masterminds the scheme. Bryan Brown, a corrupt cop, also tries to get his cut and Luke Hemsworth portrays Braga's love interest, a local surfer who hopes to rescue the young woman from Pegg's telescopic sights.
Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, Alice Braga, Kriv Stenders, James McFarland, Bryan Brown
Thriller Crime

Desert Dancer

Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.
Richard Raymond, Jon Croker, Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Tom Cullen, Simon Kassianides, Nazanin Boniadi, Marama Corlett
Drama Biography Dance

Broken Horses

When violinist Jake Heckum returns to his rural Western town, he learns that his simple-minded brother Buddy has fallen under the influence of murderous ganglord.
Vincent D'Onofrio, Thomas Jane, Sean Patrick Flanery, Wes Chatham, Anton Yelchin, Mark Johnson, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Jason Richman
Crime Gangster
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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Child 44

As an officer of the military police, Leo Demidov, is one of the most feared men in Stalin's Soviet Union. Leo never questions his patriotic duty until the young son of his friend is found brutally killed and he must deny the accusation of murder despite the evidence. When his beloved wife is then accused of being a traitor, Leo is disgraced and fears for his life. Banished to a work camp, he stumbles across a series of child murders matching the death of his friend's son, Leo begins to track down the murderer and is shocked to find that his connection to it is deeper and more dangerous than he could have ever imagined.
Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel, Jason Clarke, Michael Schaefer, Greg Shapiro, Joel Kinnaman
Drama Thriller
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Unfriended

While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something from beyong this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl's computer desktop, Cybernatural redefines "found footage" for a new generation of teens.
Timur Bekmambetov, Jason Blum, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Levan Gabriadze, Nelson Greaves, Shelley Hennig, Renee Olstead
Thriller Suspense Horror Teen
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Follows Paul Blart and his daughter attending a security guard expo in Las Vegas, where he’s mocked by casino security until he helps them take on a group of dangerous art thieves.
Nick Bakay, Adam Sandler, Nicholas Turturro, Neal McDonough, Andy Fickman, Kevin James, Molly Shannon, David Henrie
Comedy Sequel
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Monkey Kingdom

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family is forced to relocate, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill
Documentary Nature
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

True Story

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.
Dede Gardner, Brad Pitt, Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee, Rebecca Henderson, Rupert Goold, Jonah Hill, James Franco
Drama

Desert Dancer

Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.
Richard Raymond, Jon Croker, Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Tom Cullen, Simon Kassianides, Nazanin Boniadi, Marama Corlett
Drama Biography Dance
Expansion
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Dead Lands

Hongi (James Rolleston) – a Maori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious “Warrior” (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.
James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Toa Fraser, Xavier Horan, Raukura Turei
Action
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Monsters: Dark Continent

An American platoon stationed in the Middle East is thrust into battle with a new breed of Aliens in this epic sequel to Gareth Edwards' cult sci-fi hit, Monsters.
Johnny Harris, Brent Bonacorso, Jesse Atlas, Joe Dempsie, Sofia Boutella, Sam Keeley, Kyle Soller, Gareth Edwards
Drama Thriller Sci-Fi

The Road Within

Pic follows Vincent, a young man with Tourette’s, whose mother dies leaving him in the care of his estranged politician father. Placed in a residential home while his dad hits the campaign trailer, Vincent breaks out with an anorexic woman and his OCD roommate (Dev Patel) on a road trip to take his mother’s ashes to the ocean.
Zoe Kravitz, Michael Helfant, Robert Stein, Dev Patel, Gren Wells, Bradley Gallo, Brent Emery, Guy J. Louthan

Amar Akbar & Tony

Details the story of three characters struggling through life in multicultural London.
Atul Malhotra, Victoria Wood, Martin Delaney, Sam Vincenti, Rez Kempton, Laura Aikman, Karen David, Goldy Nota
Drama Comedy

Beyond the Reach

A hunting enthusiast named Madec (Michael Douglas) hires a guide (Jeremy Irvine) for a trek through the desert. The two start off on the wrong foot and things only get worse when the hunter kills a prospector. The hunter then becomes a merciless torturer to the guide and puts him through painful mental and physical tests in the middle of the sweltering desert.
Jeremy Irvine, Michael Douglas, Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, Stephen Susco
Thriller
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Set in an Iranian ghost town reeking of death and loneliness, a strange and jaded population is haunted by a lonesome vampire who preys upon the city's most depraved denizens.
Elijah Wood, Ana Lily Amirpour, Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Sina Sayyah, Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh
Western Horror Vampires
VOD / Digital
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Age Of Adaline

Adaline (Blake Lively) ceases to age following an accident one icy night, but keeps her condition a closely-guarded secret while embarking on a number of incredible adventures throughout the 20th Century. After years of a solitary life, she finds the love and courage that enable her to fully begin living.
Harrison Ford, Steve Golin, Amanda Crew, Blake Lively, Allison Burnett, Ellen Burstyn, Richard Harmon, Jim Tauber
Drama Fantasy Romance
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Little Boy

The story of a 7-year old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
Ben Chaplin, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui, Roma Downey, Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
War Comedy Family
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Water Diviner

Russell Crowe plays Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoðan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth… and his own peace.
Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas, Russell Crowe, Damon Herriman, Andrew Anastasios, Olga Kurylenko, Jacqueline McKenzie, Deniz Akdeniz
Drama War Period
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Just Before I Go

Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for creating the shell of a person he has become. But life is tricky. The more determined Ted is to confront his demons, to get closure, and to withdraw from his family, the more Ted is yanked into the chaos of their lives. So, when Ted Morgan decides to kill himself, he finds a reason to live.
Garret Dillahunt, Kyle Gallner, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Seann William Scott, Olivia Thirlby, Kate Walsh, Rob Riggle
Drama Comedy
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Adult Beginners

In the film, a young, narcissistic entrepreneur (Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Byrne), brother-in-law (Cannavale) and 3-year-old nephew in his suburban childhood home — only to become their nanny.
Rose Byrne, Joel McHale, Jeff Cox, Bobby Cannavale, Ross Katz, Caitlin FitzGerald, Elizabeth Flahive, Nick Kroll
Comedy

The Forger

The world’s best art forger (John Travolta) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull off an impossible heist—he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. He enlists the help of his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan), and together they plan the heist of their lives!
Tye Sheridan, John Travolta, Jennifer Ehle, Christopher Plummer, Marcus Thomas, Erik Howsam, Philip Martin, Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Drama Crime

See You in Valhalla

After the bizarre death of her brother, Johana Burwood must return home after four years to face her quirky family, including her estranged dad, her two competitive brothers and various significant others. The family is uncomfortable with each other at first, and their inner turmoil manifests itself in quarrels and outright fights. Johana is forced to face some secrets from her past when she runs into an old boyfriend who just can’t seem to let go. It’s only when tensions are at a breaking point that someone comes up with a brilliant idea that will send their departed brother off with incredible style.
Odeya Rush, Sarah Hyland, Jake McDorman, Jarret Tarnol, Steve Howey, Bret Harrison, Emma Bell
Drama Comedy

Misery Loves Comedy

Documents the life of stand-up comedians. The film will feature interviews with a wide variety of comedians along with archival footage and photos.
Kevin Pollak, John Vorhaus
Comedy Documentary

Helicopter Mom

Even with good intentions and an abundance of love, parents can sometimes become...smothering. Such is the case with Maggie (Nia Vardalos), who decides that she would not only accept her son Lloyd (Jason Dolley) as gay, she would encourage it. In fact, Maggie becomes so convinced that Lloyd is indeed gay that she "outs" him to his entire high school. Like any good "helicopter mom" Maggie hovers over every aspect of her son's life. She takes control of his social life, sets him up on dates with boys whom she has approved, and files for a gay student college scholarship. There's just one wrench in her grand plans: Lloyd doesn't even know whether he's gay or not - and he's just asked a cute girl to prom (Skyler Samuels). In the end, will Maggie be willing to accept her son for who he is-or just who she thinks he is?
Nia Vardalos, Jason Dolley, Salomé Breziner
Comedy

Laugh Killer Laugh

A Jewel thief named Frank Stone is a very deeply disturbed, anti social, milquetoast who finds no joy or humor in anything - until he awakens from a deep coma with a changed personality.
William Forsythe, Kamal Ahmed, Bianca Hunter, Tom Sizemore, Victor Colicchio
Thriller Crime

Kung Fu Killer

A vicious serial killer is targeting top martial arts masters, and convicted criminal and kung fu master Hahou (Donnie Yen) is the only one with the skills to stop him. Released from jail and into police custody, they soon have their doubts about Hahou’s true allegiance after a series of mysterious events. Hunted by an unstoppable killer (Wang Baoqiang) and the entire police force, Hahou finds himself on his own, leading to a final battle.
Donnie Yen, Charlie Yeung, Teddy Chan, Baoqiang Wang
Action Martial Arts

Iris

IRIS pairs the 87-year-old Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even at Iris' advanced age, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. I feel lucky to be working. If you're lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.
Albert Maysles
Documentary

Soul Boys of the Western World

The doc follows the band from its inception in 1980s London, using footage from the members’ personal archives, before catching up with the five members through recent interviews, tracking the band’s enduring influence on music and fashion and their dramatic rise and fall amidst a headline grabbing breakup.
George Hencken
Documentary Music
New York
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent