Movies Released February 7, 2014

Friday, February 7

The Monument's Men

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.
Paul Giamatti, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, George Clooney, Hugh Bonneville, John Goodman, Grant Heslov
Action War Thriller
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The LEGO Movie

The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Morgan Freeman, as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks, as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett, as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman as a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.
Channing Tatum, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson
Action Adventure Comedy Family Animation
Nationwide
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa - a royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa's guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.
Don Murphy, Zoey Deutch, Danila Kozlovskiy, Lucy Fry, Sarah Hyland, Olga Kurylenko, Claire Foy, Mark S. Waters
Action Adventure Fantasy Adaptation Vampires
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Cavemen

Follows LA playboy Dean (Skylar Astin) who is fed up with one-night-stands and empty relationships and realizes that he wants something more out of life than just a party. With a little inspiration from his nine-year-old nephew and his best friend Tess (Camilla Belle), Dean decides to try his hand at finding true love for the first time - which proves to be much more difficult than he thought in modern-day Los Angeles.
Camilla Belle, Kenny Wormald, Dayo Okeniyi, Chad Michael Murray, Jason Patric, Herschel Faber, Skylar Astin, Alexis Knapp
Comedy
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
220 mins

The Last of the Unjust

1975. In Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews" not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann, week after week for seven years, managing to help around 121,000 Jews leave the country, and preventing the liquidation of the ghetto.

2012. Claude Lanzmann, at 87 – without masking anything of the passage of time on men, but showing the incredible permanence of the locations involved –exhumes these interviews shot in Rome, returning to Theresienstadt, the town “given to the Jews by Hitler”, a so-called model ghetto, but a ghetto of deceit chosen by Adolf Eichmann to dupe the world. We discover the extraordinary personality of Benjamin Murmelstein: a man blessed with a dazzling intelligence and a true courage, which, along with an unrivaled memory, makes him a wonderfully wry, sardonic and authentic storyteller.

Through these three periods, from Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann, and exposes without artifice the savage contradictions of the Jewish Councils.
Claude Lanzmann
Documentary
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Nurse 3D

Two sexy-but-disturbed nurses tend to the sick by day, but uses their charms to seduce and murder philandering men at night.
Katrina Bowden, Boris Kodjoe, Paz DeLa Huerta, Niecy Nash, Doug Aarniokoski, Corbin Bleu, Judd Nelson, Adam Herschman
Thriller Horror 3D
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Simon Pegg plays a crime novelist, whose research into Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, in fear of being murdered.
Simon Pegg, Chris Hopewell, Crispian Mills, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins, Sheridan Smith, Geraldine Patten
Comedy

Welcome to the Jungle

This comedy follows a group of unsuspecting office workers who find themselves stranded on a desert island when a corporate retreat led by unhinged former Marine Storm Rothchild goes horribly wrong. Now Chris and his co-workers must battle nature -- and each other -- to survive!
Dennis Haysbert, Jeff Kauffmann, Adam Brody, Rob Huebel, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Bevan, Rob Meltzer, Justin Kanew
Comedy

The Pretty One

Follows an awkward but loveable young woman who is mistaken for her dead "perfect" identical twin, and seizes the chance to masquerade as her sister. But when she falls in love with her twin’s next door neighbor, she finds herself wanting to live her own imperfect life, and have the truth come out.
Ron Livingston, Zoe Kazan, Jenee LaMarque, Steven J. Berger, Jake Johnson, Robin Schorr
Drama Comedy
91 mins

Love and Air Sex

When brokenhearted Stan (Michael Stahl-David) flies to Austin for the weekend in hopes of "accidentally" running into his ex-girlfriend Cathy (Ashley Bell), he arrives to find their best friends Jeff (Zach Cregger) and Kara (Sara Paxton) in the middle of their own vicious breakup. Before too long, battle lines are drawn – and with the Air Sex World Championships in town, anything can go down.
Sara Paxton, Bryan Poyser, Ashley Bell, Zach Cregger, Michael Stahl-David, Addison Timlin
Comedy

Friday, February 7