Movies Released April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17

82 mins

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.
Jason Blum, Nelson Greaves, Jacob Wysocki, Levan Gabriadze, Timur Bekmambetov, Shelley Hennig, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz
Thriller Suspense Horror Teen

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.
Ridley Scott, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Michael Schaefer, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Maria Cestone, Daniel Espinosa
Drama Thriller

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.
Neal McDonough, Adam Sandler, Andy Fickman, Todd Garner, Kevin James, Gary Valentine, Nick Bakay, Molly Shannon
Comedy Sequel

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

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.
Marama Corlett, Nazanin Boniadi, Richard Raymond, Jon Croker, Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Tom Cullen, Simon Kassianides
Drama Biography Dance

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.
Raukura Turei, Toa Fraser, James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Xavier Horan
Action

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.
Brad Pitt, Felicity Jones, James Franco, Dede Gardner, Rupert Goold, Jonah Hill, Ethan Suplee, Gretchen Mol
Drama

Amar Akbar & Tony

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

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.
Sofia Boutella, Sam Keeley, Gareth Edwards, Brent Bonacorso, Jesse Atlas, Joe Dempsie, Johnny Harris, Kyle Soller
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, Dev Patel, Bradley Gallo, Gren Wells, Robert Stein, Michael Helfant, Brent Emery, Guy J. Louthan
91 mins

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, Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, Stephen Susco, Michael Douglas
Thriller

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