Friday, March 1
A drama that takes an adult look at the Jack and the Beanstalk legend. When a princess is kidnapped, the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened. A young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing her.
Bill Nighy, Bryan Singer, Nicholas Hoult, David Dobkin, Christopher McQuarrie, Michael Bomback, Darren Lemke, Stanley Tucci
Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is found alone and terrified in the woods. Back in the relative safety of civilization, Nell realizes that she can't remember entire portions of the previous months only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean herlast exorcism was just the beginning.
Marc Abraham, Andrew Sensenig, Eric Newman, Spencer Treat Clark, Judd Lormand, Ed Gass-Donnelly, Damien Chazelle, Ashley Bell
Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Miles Teller (Footloose) and Justin Chon (Twilight) star in 21 and Over, a hilarious movie that showcases a rite of passage gone horribly wrong. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do the unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.
Ryan Kavanaugh, David Hoberman, Sarah Wright, Jon Lucas, Todd LIeberman, Jonathan Keltz, Scott Moore, Miles Teller
Ed Harris plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Forced to leave his wife and daughter, he is rushed into a classified mission, where he is haunted by his past and challenged by a rogue KGB group (led by David Duchovny) bent on seizing control of the ship's nuclear missile. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Harris discovers he's been chosen for this mission in the belief he would fail.
Sean Patrick Flanery, Ed Harris, Lance Henriksen, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, Johnathon Schaech, Todd Robinson, Jason Beghe
49 million people in the U.S. – one in four children – don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity.
Jeff Bridges, Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush
Starring Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Tahar Rahim (The Eagle), Day of the Falcon is an epic film that tackles honor, greed, betrayal and love between rival kingdoms. Just as the two groups cease to fight after years of bloodshed, oil is discovered between their territories, reigniting their once violent past. It’s now up to their children—young lovers who married in hopes of bringing the families together—to find a way to end the violence and to bring peace to the land.
Mark Strong, Riz Ahmed, Antonio Banderas, Tahar Rahim, Corey Johnson, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Freida Pinto, Adriano Giannini
When the mother of his two-year-old son Isaac suddenly passes away, struggling actor Mark (played by writer/director Mark Webber) is forced to grapple with his ability to grow up. As he kindles a relationship with a young single mother (Shannyn Sossamon), he begins to realize that he can no longer remain in denial about the real-life consequences his choices have on Isaac (Isaac Love, Webber’s real-life son).
Michael Cera, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Webber, Mollie Engelhart, Shannyn Sossamon, Jason Ritter, Aubrey Plaza, Jocelin Donahue
With an unexpected encounter surrounding a lost dog, Welcome to Pine Hill blurs the line between documentary and fiction, following protagonist Shannon - a reformed drug dealer who is now an insurance claims adjuster - in the days following a grim medical diagnosis. Shannon, portrayed in an extraordinarily intimate performance by first time actor Shannon Harper, sets out to make peace with those around him and, in turn, find his own peace beyond the cacophony of New York City.
Keith Miller, Shanon Harper
A documentary that takes you deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast—the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick—the film captures the world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail.
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel
Set in a border town in northeastern Malaysia of the same name, Bunohan tells the powerful story of three estranged brothers—Adil, Bakar and Ilham—and their ailing father, whose fates become tragically intertwined in a web of deceit and corruption. After fleeing a deathmatch in Thailand, Adil the kickboxer is on the run from Ilham the hitman. The chase brings them to Bunohan, where they crash into the shady schemes of the ambitious businessman, Bakar. The trio’s unlikely homecoming brings to light the past of Pok Eng the patriarch, whose secrets will unravel the lives of all. Each man’s unfulfilled struggle for reconciliation and forgiveness leads to the violence of loss, betrayal, corruption and murder.
Dain Said, Faizal Hussein, Zahiril Adzim, Pekin Ibrahim
After India's (Mia Wasikowska's) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Dermot Mulroney, Ridley Scott, Michael Costigan, Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Park Chan-wook, Tony Scott
Story centers on Walter L. Shaw, a prolific inventor in the telecommunications field who turned to the mob, whose bookies used his "black box" to run their gambling operations and wound up destitute before passing away in 1996. His son, embittered by his father's destruction, turned to organized crime in the 1970s and 1980s before attempting to set the record straight about his father.
What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley's ghastly story, Frankenstein, is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction… a nightmare from which there is no waking.
Timothy V. Murphy, Andrew Weiner, Kris Lemche, Joe Egender, Eric Zuckerman
Wayne Gretzky (Adam Johnson) is a vampire with teeth that won't grow. His impotence began when he inadvertently killed Mary, the love of his life, 300 years ago. To take his mind off the pain, he teaches college history—who better than a guy who's been around for centuries? Attempting to regain his full vampire powers, he enlists help from his friend and colleague, Dr. Levine (Gary Cole). Nothing works... that is until a new semester brings freshman Chris Keller (Julie Gonzalo)—a dead ringer for his beloved Mary. They begin to have an affair, which quickly goes south when he accidentally turns Chris into a vampire. Now, as she leaves a bloody trail of destruction across campus—converting a sorority house full of co-eds including the irresistible Samantha (Alexis Knapp) to her vampire legion—Wayne is faced with the task of stopping her before she kills half the student body!
Matt Jespersen, Maclain Nelson, Julie Gonzalo, Adam Johnson, Gary Cole, Matt Mattson, Bart Johnson, Alexis Knapp
Tearing up the streets of London, The Sweeney is an action thriller proving sometimes you have to act like a criminal to catch a criminal. Armed and dangerous, the Sweeney Flying Squad are old school crime fighters enforcing the law. Led by legendary detective Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and his loyal partner, they have their own unique way of operating and always get results. With a bank heist in progress and his old enemy making a reappearance on the London crime scene, Regan will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even defying orders from his no-nonsense boss (Damian Lewis).
Hayley Atwell, Ray Winstone, Nick Love, Christopher Simon, Felix Vossen, John Hodge, Damian Lewis, Steven Mackintosh
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.