February 2013 Movies




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Bullet to the Head

An unlikely alliance between a cop and a hitman takes place after each watches his partner die. The new partners seek revenge and discover they have a shared enemy and much in common despite being on opposite sides of the law.
Sylvester Stallone, Alexandra Milchan, Miles Millar, Sarah Shahi, Steve Richards, Walter Hill, Alfred Gough, Kevin King Templeton
Action Adventure Crime Gangster
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Stand Up Guys

Val is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch. Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well - bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they've missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he's been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys' legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.
Gary Lucchesi, Al Pacino, Addison Timlin, Fisher Stevens, Christopher Walken, Sidney Kimmel, Jim Tauber, Bingham Ray
Drama Comedy
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Warm Bodies

A funny twist on a classic love story, Warm Bodies is a tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.
John Malkovich, Jonathan Levine, Teresa Palmer, Bruna Papandrea, Nicholas Hoult, Analeigh Tipton, Laurie Webb, Cori Stern
Comedy Thriller Romance
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Sound City

Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock n' roll's best kept secret: Sound City. America's greatest unsung recording studio housed a one-of-a-kind console, and as its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana all came out to put magic to tape. Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn’t just tell the story of this real-life rock ’n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock's biggest artists to collaborate on a new album.
Dave Grohl
Documentary Music

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

Building on the terror of A Haunting in Connecticut, this horrifying tale traces a young family’s nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell. When Andy Wyrick (Chad Michael Murray, House of Wax) moves his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer, TV’s Mad Men) and daughter Heidi to an historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house’s only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa’s free-spirited sister, Joyce (Katee Sackhoff, TV’s Battlestar Galactica), the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire…a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.
Chad Michael Murray, Emily Alyn Lind, Abigail Spencer, Katee Sackhoff, Cicely Tyson
Sequel Thriller Suspense Horror True Story

Koch

Former Mayor Ed Koch is the quintessential New Yorker. Still ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, the now 88-year-old Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted a revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform. His three terms included a fiercely competitive 1977 election; the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing initiatives; and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city.
Neil Barsky
Historical Biography Documentary
New York
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Last Gladiators

Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney takes an unprecedented look in The Last Gladiators at the National Hockey League’s most feared enforcers and explores the career of Chris “Knuckles” Nilan. The role was simple: protect their teammates no matter the cost. For Chris this meant a shattered body, addiction to drugs, and harming the people closest to him. But in the process, he won the love of hockey’s holy city, Montreal, and helped the team win the Stanley Cup. Through interviews with hockey’s toughest guys, the film explores what it means to enforce the unspoken code of the NHL.
Alex Gibney, Jim Podhoretz, Larry Weitzman
Sports Documentary Hockey

Girls Against Boys

When Shae (Danielle Panabaker), a naïve college student, is tormented by several men in a matter of days, she reaches her breaking point, and is drawn into her friend Lu’s (Nicole LaLiberte) twisted plan for revenge. Together, the two embark on a gruesome killing spree, terrorizing and brutally murdering not just their attackers, but any man who gets in their way. However, after a wild weekend of retaliation, the friendship between the girls shifts into a dangerous obsession, and their perverse game becomes a desperate struggle for Shae to maintain control against Lu’s deadly and seductive influence.
Danielle Panabaker, Austin Chick, Liam Aiken, Nicole LaLiberte, Andrew Howard, Michael Stahl-David
Drama Thriller Suspense Horror
New York / Los Angeles
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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Josh Groban Live: All That Echoes

Showcasing one of the most powerful and unique voices in popular music, Fathom Events and Warner Music Group are pleased to bring Josh Groban Live: All That Echoes to select movie theaters nationwide on Monday, February 4. This special one-night event features hits from Josh's 12-year career, highlighted by exclusive selections from his new album, All That Echoes.
Music

Identity Thief

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (Melissa McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There's only one glitch: The ID she's using to finance these sprees reads "Sandy Bigelow Patterson"... and it belongs to an accounts rep (Jason Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.
Jon Favreau, Eric Stonestreet, Genesis Rodriguez, Jason Bateman, Rob Klein, Steve Conrad, Craig Mazin, John Cho
Comedy Crime
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Side Effects

A provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) – intended to treat anxiety – has unexpected side effects.
Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Jude Law, Vinessa Shaw, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs, Scott Z. Burns, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Thriller
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Spiders 3D

Following a crash of an old Soviet space station in New York City's subway tunnel, a new species of poisonous spiders is discovered. Inadvertently the spiders mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the entire city.
Tibor Takacs, Patrick Muldoon, Christa Campbell, William Hope, Shelly Varod, Jon Mack
Adventure Thriller Horror 3D

The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man's soul.
Vivian Hsu, Jet Li, Siu-Tung Ching, Shengyi Huang, Raymond Lam, Charlene Choi, Zhang Wen
Action Fantasy Martial Arts

Top Gun

Top Gun takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy's prestigious fighter weapons school. Tom Cruise plays Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a daring young flyer who's out to become the best of the best. Kelly McGillis plays the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can't learn in a classroom.
Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Tom Skerritt, Tony Scott, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.
Drama Action Adventure Romance Post-3D

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III

The film, set in a stylized Los Angeles, is a daring, playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money andcharm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates— Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) — he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time?
Aubrey Plaza, Roman Coppola, Youree Henley, Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Katheryn Winnick, Patricia Arquette, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Drama Comedy

Lore

Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive.
Cate Shortland, Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs
Drama War Thriller

Ferlinghetti

In this definitive documentary, director Christopher Felver crafts an incisive, sharply wrought portrait that reveals Ferlinghetti's true role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. One-on-one interviews with Ferlinghetti, made over the course of a decade, touch upon a rich mélange of characters and events that began to unfold in postwar America. These events include the publication of Allen Ginsberg's Howl, William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, and Jack Kerouac's On the Road, as well as the divisive events of the Vietnam war, the sexual revolution, and this country's perilous march towards intellectual and political bankruptcy. Since its inception in 1953, Ferlinghetti's City Lights Bookstore quickly became an iconic literary institution that embodied social change and literary freedom. Continuing to thrive for over five decades, it is a cornerstone of America's modern literary and cultural history.
Christopher Felver
Documentary

The Playroom

In 1970s American suburbia, Maggie and her younger siblings spend the night telling each other stories in the attic. Downstairs, their parents put on airs and entertain guests over the course of a gin-soaked evening. The more they drink, the faster the artificial civility of the gathering deteriorates, and for the first time, the family is forced to confront the truth behind the betrayals and disappointments of their lives.
Molly Parker, John Hawkes, Julia Dyer, Gretchen Dyer, Cody Linley
Drama
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A Good Day to Die Hard

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack--unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.
Bruce Willis, Skip Woods, John Moore, Amaury Nolasco, Alex Young, Jai Courtney, Cole Hauser, Sebastian Koch
Action Adventure Sequel Thriller Crime
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Beautiful Creatures

A hauntingly intense, supernatural love story set in the South, the film follows two star-crossed teenage lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a local boy, and a mysterious new girl, Lena (Alice Englert), who uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Viola Davis, Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Emma Thompson, Richard LaGravenese, Molly Smith, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson
Drama Romance Adaptation
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Safe Haven

When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.
Josh Duhamel, Noah Lomax, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Dana Stevens, Tucker Tooley, Lasse Hallstrom, Ryan Kavanaugh
Drama Romance Adaptation
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
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Escape From Planet Earth

Set at the planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (voiced by Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (voiced by Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (voiced by Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (voiced by James Gandolfini), it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (voiced by Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure hungry son Kip!
Cal Brunker, Adam Kline, James Gandolfini, Jonathan Shestack, Catherine Winder, Donna Gigliotti, Tony Leech, Cory Edwards
Adventure Comedy Family Kids Animation 3D CG
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Saving Lincoln

The story of Mr. Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest hours of the Civil War.
Penelope Ann Miller, Salvador Litvak, Davidovich Litvak, Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Bruce Davison, Creed Bratton, Saidah Arrika Ekulona
Drama Historical Biography

Midrange

Fresh off a stellar collegiate basketball career, aspiring professional basketball star, Damon Sharp, returns to his hometown in Chicago quickly to discover a more challenging game off the court. His former life and old bad habits abruptly challenge his newfound faith in God. Damon’s dreams of playing pro ball hang in the balance while he faces the circling demons of his past, which are being beckoned by his brother Darrin, who’s on a fast track to jail.

Devastated when he doesn’t make the draft pick, weakness takes root and the downward spiraling ensues. Damon’s extended stay at home unveils his mother’s severe depression and his brother’s growing penchant for trouble despite being a single dad, exposing his young nephew’s vulnerability.

An intimate portrait of the two brothers emerges when they are suddenly forced to re-examine their lives, loyalty, love and their own limitations. Ultimately the choices they make reveal their true character when one of them takes a shot in life that will set the course for everyone’s life forever.
Jason Fields
Drama Sports Faith
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Bitter Buddha

The film takes an unconventional journey with a true “comic’s comic”. Eddie Pepitone, a startling voice in the alt-comedy scene, has been battling on-stage for over 30 years. Now in his fifties, he is attempting to take his comedy to the next level. Throughout the film, we follow Eddie as he struggles to break through his cult status while dealing with self-doubt, sobriety and a challenging past.

Original animation, stand-up material and hilarious interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron and others help us gain insight into this fascinating character. Above all, “The Bitter Buddha” is an unhinged portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.
Steven Feinartz
Comedy Documentary

No

Based on a true story, when Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, facing international pressure, calls for a referendum on his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and constant scrutiny by the despot’s watchmen, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.
Gael García Bernal, Pablo Larraín, Pedro Peirano, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Marcial Tagle
Drama

Like Someone In Love

Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (the wonderful 81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno, here playing his first leading role in a film) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, talking, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald records (like the one that gives the film its allusive title). Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryô Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love, or merely something like it?
Abbas Kiarostami, Ryo Kase, Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno
Drama
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Power of Few

International terrorism collides with urban crime in this mystery told from multiple perspectives.
Jimmy Holcomb, Christopher Walken, Christian Slater, Anthony Anderson, Nicky Whelan, Leone Marucci, Kelly Martin Wagner, Q'Orianka Kilcher
Action Thriller Suspense

The Met: Rigoletto

The broadcast of Verdi’s Rigoletto will be presented live for only one day on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 12:55 PM ET / 9:55 AM PT in select movie theaters. Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, Željko Luèiæ is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda.
Michael Mayer, Michele Mariotti
Musical
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Gatekeepers

For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel's domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. Since the Six Day War in 1967, Israel has failed to transform its crushing military victory into a lasting peace. Throughout that entire period, these heads of the Shin Bet stood at the center of Israel's decision-making process in all matters pertaining to security. They worked closely with every Israeli prime minister, and their assessments and insights had - and continue to have - a profound impact on Israeli policy.
Dror Moreh
Documentary
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Snitch

Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission -- risking everything, including his family and his own life.
Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael K. Williams, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt, Ric Roman Waugh
Drama Action Adventure Crime Gangster
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Stand Off

In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage an assortment of colorful characters, including Maguire, who may be his illegitimate father. Surrounded by the Police, the SAS, and the Mobster's crew, the young man must find a way out of his precarious predicament with the help of his oddball captives.
Jay Russell, Yaya DaCosta, David O'Hara, Terry George, Michael Legge, Brendan Fraser, Colm Meaney, Martin McCann
Drama Comedy Crime

Inescapable

Tells the story of a Syrian expatriate (Alexander Siddig) whose journalist daughter goes missing in Damascus. He returns to his homeland to find her and calls on a former flame (Marisa Tomei) to help him, as well as an embassy official (Joshua Jackson) who may have an agenda of his own.
Joshua Jackson, Christine Vachon, Ruba Nadda, Lance Samuels, Marisa Tomei, Alexander Siddig, Kirk D'Amico, Mark Slone
Drama Thriller Romance Mystery

11 Flowers

Eleven-year-old Wang Han lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school through their daily gymnastic regiment, his teacher recommends that he wear a clean, new shirt in honor of this important position – a request that forces his family to make a great sacrifice.

But one afternoon, soon after Wang is given the precious shirt, he encounters a desperate, wounded man, who takes it from him. The man is on the run, wanted by the authorities for murder. In no time the fates of Wang and the fugitive are intertwined.
Wang Xiaoshuai
Drama
New York
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Dark Skies

A psychological thriller about a suburban couple whose lives become a nightmare when a terrifying alien presence enters their home each night to prey upon their children. Increasingly isolated from skeptical friends and neighbors, the couple is forced to take matters into their own hands to save their family.
Jason Blum, Keri Russell, Michael Patrick McGill, Scott Stewart, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Dakota Goyo, Josh Hamilton, Annie Thurman
Thriller Suspense

Bless Me, Ultima

Follows Antonio Marez (Luke Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera named Ultima (Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows, Antonio begins to question the strict Catholic doctrine that he has been taught by his parents (Dolores Heredia and Benito Martinez). Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events Antonio must grapple with questions about his own destiny, the relationship between good vs. evil and ultimately how to reconcile Ultima's powers with those of the God of his church.
Carl Franklin, Luke Ganalon, Miriam Colon, Benito Martinez
Drama
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Kai Poche

An Indian film based on Chetan Bhagat's novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life.
Abhishek Kapoor
Drama Adaptation

Future Weather

Lauduree (Haney-Jardine) is a 13-year-old loner passionate about nature and worried about global warming. Greta (Amy Madigan), her grandmother, is a fiery nurse jaded by alcohol and disappointment. When Lauduree is abruptly abandoned by her dreamer single mom (Marin Ireland), she decides to take survival into her own hands, forcing her and Greta to rethink their futures.
Marin Ireland, Amy Madigan, Lili Taylor, Perla Haney-Jardine, Jenny Deller
Drama Family