Movies Released July 19, 2013

Friday, July 19

The Conjuring

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Ron Livingston, Peter Safran, Patrick Wilson, James Wan, Joey King, Rob Cowan, Vera Farmiga, Tony DeRosa-Grund
Thriller Suspense Horror
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

R.I.P.D.

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.

Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance...or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.
Ryan Reynolds, Neal H. Moritz, Robert Schwentke, Kevin Bacon, Mike Richardson, Phil Hay, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper
Drama Action Adventure Thriller Crime Gangster
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Red 2

In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world—and stay alive in the process.
Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Neal McDonough, David Thewlis, Anthony Hopkins, Gregory Noveck, Byung-hun Lee
Action Adventure Comedy Sequel Crime
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Girl Most Likely

A failed New York playwright is forced to move back in with her New Jersey family after both her personal and professional lives hit the skids.
Matt Dillon, Kristen Wiig, Natasha Lyonne, Annette Bening, Robert Pulcini, Celine Rattray, Alix Madigan, Michelle Morgan
Drama
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
88 mins

Under the Bed

Every child knows about the monster under the bed—Neal Hausman's mistake was trying to fight it. Neal (Jonny Weston) has returned from a two-year exile following his tragic attempt to defeat the monster, only to find his father ticking ever closer to a breakdown, a new stepmother who fears him, and his little brother Paul (Gattlin Griffith) terrorized by the same monster. While Neal and Paul work together to try and fight the nocturnal menace, their parents are taking desperate measures to get the family back to normal. With no support from their parents, the brothers have nothing to rely on but each other, and courage beyond belief.
Gattlin Griffith, Brad Miska, Jonny Weston, Kelcie Stranahan, Tom Owen, Eric Stolze, Peter Holden, Steven C. Miller
Thriller Suspense

Only God Forgives

Julian (Gosling), an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business.

His mother, the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the US to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy. Julian’s brother has just been killed after having savagely murdered a young prostitute. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance she demands the heads of the murderers from Julian.

But first, Julian must confront Chang, a mysterious retired policeman - and figurehead of a divine justice - who has resolved to scourge the corrupt underworld of brothels and fight clubs.
Ryan Gosling, Luke Evans, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nicolas Winding Refn, Tom Burke
Thriller Suspense
95 mins

Ways to Live Forever

Like most inquisitive boys, 12-year-old Sam wants to know about UFOs, horror movies, ghosts, and girls. Sam also has leukemia, and although the adults in his life don’t want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. Together with his best friend, Felix, he embarks on a "scientific investigation" with questions, observations, evidence, reflections, and lists of all the things he wants to do someday—like breaking a world record, flying in a blimp, kissing a girl for the first time, and experiencing what it’s like to be a teenager. In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor, and a touch of the unexpected.
Gustavo Ron, Ben Chaplin, Phyllida Law, Emilia Fox, Greta Scacchi, Robbie Kay, Alex Etel
Drama Family

Evidence

Police arrive at an abandoned gas station following a brutal massacre. The only evidence at the crime scene is the victims’ personal electronic devices, including a camcorder, flip Cam, and two cell phones. With nothing else to go on, a detective must analyze the bits of "found footage" to piece together the identity of the killer.
Adam Siegel, Harry Lennix, Marc Platt, John Swetnam, Nolan Gerald Funk, Anthony Rhulen, David Lancaster, Caitlin Stasey
Thriller Horror Crime
90 mins

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

The film examines the life of the notorious pimp and author of seven ground-breaking books. It includes insightful interviews with well-known artists, scholars, friends and family members that create a riveting tapestry as colorful as the subject himself. The autobiographical work of Iceberg Slim is considered to be the genesis of blaxploitation films and gangster rap and it continues to influence artists today.
Jorge Hinojosa
Documentary
115 mins

The Act of Killing

This chilling and inventive documentary examines a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love.

When the Indonesian government was overthrown in 1965, small-time gangster Anwar Congo and his friends went from selling movie tickets on the black market to leading anti-communist death squads in the mass murder of over a million people. Anwar boasts of killing hundreds with his own hands, but he's lived in his country with impunity ever since. When approached to make a film about their role in the genocide, Anwar and his friends eagerly comply-but their idea of being in a movie is not to provide reflective testimony, but to dance their way through musical numbers, twist arms in film noir gangster scenes, and gallop across the prairies as yodeling cowboys.
Errol Morris, Joshua Oppenheimer, Werner Herzog
Documentary
93 mins

Grabbers

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry. It’s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub.
Kevin Lehane, David Pearse, Jon Wright, Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, Pascal Scott
Comedy Horror Sci-Fi
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, July 19