Movies Released August 14, 2015

Friday, August 14

147 mins

Straight Outta Compton

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.
Corey Hawkins, Ice Cube, David Engel, Andrea Berloff, Bill Strauss, Matt Alvarez, Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus
Drama Mystery True Story
Nationwide
4 / 5
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116 mins

The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
Armie Hammer, Henry Cavill, Hugh Grant, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, John Davis, Basil Iwanyk, Guy Ritchie
Action Adventure Thriller Suspense Adaptation Based on TV
Nationwide
4 / 5
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82 mins

Underdogs

The story of a reluctant hero whose town is threatened when his long-time rival returns home to avenge an old grudge. When the players from his foosball table are magically brought to life, he recruits them to help him enter into the biggest underdog match ever, save the town and win back the love of his life.
Nicholas Hoult, Ariana Grande, Juan Jose Campanella, Matthew Morrison
Family Animation
Nationwide
3 / 5
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95 mins

Return to Sender

A meticulous small-town nurse (Rosamund Pike) falls victim to a life-altering event after she goes on a blind date with a man (Shiloh Fernandez) who turns out not to be who he says he is. She must find the strength and courage to rebuild her life and return to her former self.
Rosamund Pike, Nick Nolte, Joe Gossett, Fouad Mikati, Patricia Beauchamp, Shiloh Fernandez
Suspense Psychological
Nationwide
3 / 5
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85 mins

People Places Things

A newly single, under-employed graphic novelist navigates life, his young twin daughters, a case of writer's block, a classroom full of students, and a new love while letting go of the woman who left him.
Regina Hall, Alex Turtletaub, Jemaine Clement, James C. Strouse, Michael Clark, Stephanie Allynne, Jessica Williams
Drama Comedy Romance
86 mins

Mistress America

In Mistress America, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke's alluringly mad schemes.
Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach, Lola Kirke, Juliet Brett, Michael Chernus, Cindy Cheung, Shana Dowdeswell, Charlie Gillette
Comedy

Final Girl

FINAL GIRL follows a group of charismatic yet sadistic boys who every night, trick a young, blonde girl into meeting them for a date with the intention to hunt and kill her. However, their horrifying ritual takes a turn when they select the beautiful Veronica (Breslin) as their next victim. When the hunt begins, the boys soon realize they messed with the wrong girl.
Wes Bentley, Jeff Kwatinetz, Abigail Breslin, Tyler Shields, Rob Carliner, Joseph Nasser, Steve Scarlata, Johnny Silver
Thriller

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Tells the story of a young orphan girl, Molly Moon, who comes across a book ‘Hypnotism, An Ancient Art’. Learning its lessons, she hypnotizes her way to stardom in London and becomes rich and famous. But little does she know that an unscrupulous man wants her book. He tracks her to London, kidnaps her dog, Petula and blackmails Molly. In order to get her dog back, she must rob Shorings Bank of all its jewels! And then she must find the friends she has lost from her hypnotic journey.
Emily Watson, Christopher N. Rowley, Dominic Monaghan, Raffey Cassidy
Fantasy Adaptation Family
120 mins

Walt Before Mickey

Before he created Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney was an animator and businessman who spent a decade shrugging off failure in order to build the studio that would turn him into an icon. The indie period drama Walt Before Mickey chronicles nine years worth of these early struggles
Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jon Heder, Jodie Sweetin, David Henrie, Khoa Le, Arthur L. Bernstein, Armando Gutierrez
Drama Biography Period
91 mins

Exeter

At an abandoned asylum, six teens tinker with the occult, causing a possession, a paranormal mystery and a bloody nightmare that no one could predict. From the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious.
Marcus Nispel, Kirsten McCallion, Kelly Blatz, Brittany Curran, Brett Dier, Gage Golightly, Nic Nicotera
Horror
104 mins

Ten Thousand Saints

A coming-of-age story about three teenagers in late 1980s New York City—Jude (Asa Butterfield), new to the city from Vermont, “straight-edge” musician Johnny (Emile Hirsch), and troubled, rich uptown girl Eliza (Hailee Steinfeld)—who break away from their messed-up parents (Ethan Hawke and Emily Mortimer) to form their own surrogate family. Set in 1988, a time of great cultural upheaval—against the excesses of the decade, the AIDS epidemic and the gentrification of the city culminating in the infamous Tompkins Square Park riots.
Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch, Ethan Hawke, Emily Mortimer, Robert Pulcini, Celine Rattray, Luca Borghese, Shari Springer Berman
Drama Adaptation Coming-of-Age
110 mins

We Come As Friends

A modern odyssey – a dizzying, almost science fiction-like journey into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, the continent’s biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old “civilizing” ideology re-emerges – one of colonialism and a clash of empires – with new episodes of bloody (and holy) wars over land and resources. Academy Award® nominated director of Darwin’s Nightmare, Hubert Sauper, takes us on a voyage in his tiny, self-made aircraft constructed from tin and canvas, leading us into the most improbable locations and into people’s thoughts and dreams in both stunning and heartbreaking ways.
Hubert Sauper
Documentary
New York
4 / 5
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Amnesiac

Follows a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.
Wes Bentley, Amy Kolquist, Michael Polish, Kate Bosworth
Thriller

Tom at the Farm

After the sudden death of his lover, Guillaume (Caleb Landry Jones), Tom (Xavier Dolan), travels from his home in the city to a remote country farm for the funeral. Upon arriving, he’s shocked to find that Guillaume's family knows nothing about him and was expecting a woman in his place. Torn between his own grief and that of the family, Tom keeps his identity a secret but soon finds himself increasingly drawn into a twisted, sexually-charged game by Guillaume’s aggressive brother (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), who suspects the truth.
Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lisa Roy
Drama Thriller

Friday, August 14