Movies Released August 17, 2012

103 mins

The Expendables 2

The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal...Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Na… more

The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal...Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time — six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme… more

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth, Simon West

Action Sequel

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116 mins

Sparkle

Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing wit… more

Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

Tika Sumpter, Debra Martin Chase, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Omari Hardwick… more

Tika Sumpter, Debra Martin Chase, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Omari Hardwick, Michael Beach, Mara Brock Akil, Jordin Sparks

Drama Remake Musical

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93 mins

ParaNorman

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a… more

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sam Fell, John Goodman… more

Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sam Fell, John Goodman, Jeff Garlin, Chris Butler, Travis Knight

Adventure Comedy Animation Stop-Motion

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Why Stop Now?

The unhealthy relationship between a drug-addicted mother and her college-bound son set on the day of his interview at Julliard and her planned arrival in rehab.

Ron Nyswaner, Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Phil Dorling

Drama Comedy

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79 mins

Death by China

A documentary feature that pointedly confronts the most urgent problem facing America today – its increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with a rapidly rising China. Since China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized products in 2001, over 50,000 American factories h… more

A documentary feature that pointedly confronts the most urgent problem facing America today – its increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with a rapidly rising China. Since China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized products in 2001, over 50,000 American factories have disappeared, more than 25 million Americans can’t find a decent job, and America now owes more than 3 trillion dollars to the world’s largest totalitarian nation. Through compelling interviews with voices across the political spectrum, Death by China exposes that the U.S.-China relationship is broken and must be fixed if the world is going to be a place of peace and prosperity.

Peter Navarro

Documentary

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99 mins

Side by Side

Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in Side by Side. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the me… more

Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in Side by Side. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.

Keanu Reeves, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Kenneally, David Fincher, George Lucas… more

Keanu Reeves, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Kenneally, David Fincher, George Lucas, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Walter Murch

Documentary

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93 mins

Chicken with Plums

Tehran 1958 – Nasser Ali Khan, the most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken. Unable to find another to replace it, life without music seems intolerable. He stays in bed and slips further and further into his reveries from his youth to his own children’s futures. Over the co… more

Tehran 1958 – Nasser Ali Khan, the most celebrated violin player, has his beloved instrument broken. Unable to find another to replace it, life without music seems intolerable. He stays in bed and slips further and further into his reveries from his youth to his own children’s futures. Over the course of the week that follows, and as the pieces of this captivating story fall into place, we understand his poignant secret and the profundity of his decision to give up life for music and love.

Vincent Paronnaud, Mathieu Amalric, Marjane Satrapi, Golshifteh Farahani, Chiara Mastroianni… more

Vincent Paronnaud, Mathieu Amalric, Marjane Satrapi, Golshifteh Farahani, Chiara Mastroianni, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Eric Caravaca

Drama

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108 mins

Cosmopolis

Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) - a 28-year old financial whiz kid and billionaire asset manager - as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father's old barber, while remotely wageringhis company's massive for… more

Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) - a 28-year old financial whiz kid and billionaire asset manager - as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father's old barber, while remotely wageringhis company's massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Packer's luxe trip across the city quickly becomes dizzyingly hellishas he encounters explosive city riots, a parade of provocative visitors, and is thrust into a myriad of intimate encounters. Having started the day with everything, believing he is the future, Packer's perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode.

Robert Pattinson, Mathieu Amalric, Paul Giamatti, David Cronenberg, Paulo Branco… more

Robert Pattinson, Mathieu Amalric, Paul Giamatti, David Cronenberg, Paulo Branco, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Sarah Gadon

Drama

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84 mins

The Day

A group of five survivors armed with shotguns, axes and machetes wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whateve… more

A group of five survivors armed with shotguns, axes and machetes wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators laying in wait to begin their deadly attack. With food and ammunition dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand--over a 24 hour period--battling for their ultimate survival.

Ashley Bell, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, Michael Eklund, Doug Aarniokoski… more

Ashley Bell, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore, Michael Eklund, Doug Aarniokoski, Luke Passmore, Cory Hardrict, Shannyn Sossamon

Action Thriller Sci-Fi

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139 mins

Beloved

A romantic musical drama spanning three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love. In the freewheeling Paris of the '60s, young Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier)--who has gone from selling shoes to sleeping with men for money--falls for a handsome Czech doctor, Jaromil (Rasha… more

A romantic musical drama spanning three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love. In the freewheeling Paris of the '60s, young Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier)--who has gone from selling shoes to sleeping with men for money--falls for a handsome Czech doctor, Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic), whom she soon marries and joins in Prague. A baby daughter is born, but Jaromil's infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in Prague lead Madeleine back to France--though the love between them still burns. Thirty years later in London, we follow Madeleine's daughter, Vera (Chiara Mastroianni), who has fallen in love with a musician (American actor Paul Schneider) who is incapable of devoting himself to her, while her ex (Honore regular Louis Garrel) still pines for her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (Catherine Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Milos Forman).

Milos Forman, Ludivine Sagnier, Paul Schneider, Louis Garrel, Christophe Honoré… more

Milos Forman, Ludivine Sagnier, Paul Schneider, Louis Garrel, Christophe Honoré, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve

Drama Romance Musical

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