Movies Released March 8, 2013

123 mins

Oz: The Great and Powerful

When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodo… more

When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well.

James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Sam Raimi, Joe Roth… more

James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Sam Raimi, Joe Roth, Mila Kunis, Abigail Spencer, Mitchell Kapner

Adventure

Nationwide

User Rated: 4 / 5

Adventure   | Nationwide
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98 mins

Emperor

Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, Emperor brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas Ma… more

Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, Emperor brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture - General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?

Gary Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Peter Webber, Russ Krasnoff, Matthew Fox… more

Gary Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Peter Webber, Russ Krasnoff, Matthew Fox, Vera Blasi, David Klass, Eriko Hatsune

Drama

Nationwide

User Rated: 4 / 5

Drama   | Nationwide
118 mins

Dead Man Down

Victor, a right hand man to an underground crime lord in New York City is seduced and blackmailed by Beatrice, a crime victim seeking retribution. Their intense chemistry leads them spiraling into payback delivered in violent catharsis.

Isabelle Huppert, Niels Arden Oplev, Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper… more

Isabelle Huppert, Niels Arden Oplev, Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Ori Marmur, Neal H. Moritz, J.H. Wyman

Action

Nationwide

User Rated: 4 / 5

Action   | Nationwide
101 mins

The Monk

Abandoned at birth at the gates of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, Brother Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), raised by the friars, grows up into a preacher admired far and wide for his fervor. Ambrosio is feared for his righteousness and believes he is immune fro… more

Abandoned at birth at the gates of a Capuchin monastery in Madrid, Brother Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), raised by the friars, grows up into a preacher admired far and wide for his fervor. Ambrosio is feared for his righteousness and believes he is immune from temptation - until the arrival of a mysterious apprentice undermines his convictions and leads him down a dangerous path of sin, corruption and murder.

Vincent Cassel, Dominik Moll, Deborah Francois, Josephine Japy

Drama

Limited

User Rated: 4 / 5

Drama   | Limited

Greedy Lying Bastards

Hurricane Sandy. Wildfires in the West. "Brown-Outs" in the East. Farmers losing crops to the worst drought since the Dust Bowl. Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. Yet, as evidence of our changing clima… more

Hurricane Sandy. Wildfires in the West. "Brown-Outs" in the East. Farmers losing crops to the worst drought since the Dust Bowl. Climate change is no longer a prediction for the future, but a startling reality of today. Yet, as evidence of our changing climate mounts and the scientific consensus proves human causation, there continues to be no political action to thwart the warming of our planet. “Greedy Lying Bastards” investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster. The film details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate science and claims that greenhouse gases are not affected by human behavior. From the Koch Brothers to ExxonMobil, to prominent Senators and Justices, this provocative exposé unravels the layers of deceit threatening U.S. democracy.

Daryl Hannah

Documentary

Limited

User Rated: 1 / 5

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118 mins

The Silence

The Silence begins 23 years ago on a hot Summer day, when a young girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat. Now, on the exact same date in the present, 13-year-old Sinikka is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot. As Krischan, the re… more

The Silence begins 23 years ago on a hot Summer day, when a young girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat. Now, on the exact same date in the present, 13-year-old Sinikka is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot. As Krischan, the retired investigator of the unresolved case, and his younger colleague David struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes, Sinikka’s distraught parents are trapped in an agonizing period of waiting and uncertainty. Meanwhile, their daughter’s fate rips open old wounds in the heart of Pia’s mother, who is visited by an unexpected guest with an eerie connection to her daughter. The unrelenting Summer heat lies over the quaint family homes like a bell jar and behind closed doors, worlds begin to fall apart

Ulrich Thomsen, Baran bo Odar

Drama

Limited

User Rated: 4 / 5

Drama   | Limited

ABC's of Death

A project made up of 26 individual chapters by 26 directors that showcase death in all its wondrous and brutal beauty.

Kaare Andrews

Suspense

Limited

User Rated: 3 / 5

Suspense   | Limited
113 mins

Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey

Follows the real life rock-n-roll fairy tale story of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band, Journey, thereby becoming the latest performer to go from the Internet to real life celebrity. … more

Follows the real life rock-n-roll fairy tale story of Filipino Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band, Journey, thereby becoming the latest performer to go from the Internet to real life celebrity. Having already overcome a life full of painful obstacles and now saddled with the immense pressures of leading a world renowned band and replacing a legendary singer, the film follows Arnel on this personal journey.

Ramona S. Diaz

Documentary

Limited

User Rated: 5 / 5

Documentary   | Limited
103 mins

The We and the I

A coming-of-age drama, which takes a look at a group of kids who, on their last day of high school, ride the same bus home to the Bronx, New York. The bus ride becomes a significant one, as revelations unfurl, relationships unravel and the friends learn a… more

A coming-of-age drama, which takes a look at a group of kids who, on their last day of high school, ride the same bus home to the Bronx, New York. The bus ride becomes a significant one, as revelations unfurl, relationships unravel and the friends learn a whole lot more about each other.

Michel Gondry, Michael Brodie, Teresa Lynn

Drama

Limited

User Rated: 5 / 5

Drama   | Limited

Adventures of Serial Buddies

Gregory is a devout Catholic who wants to kill evil people in order to grant them safe passage to heaven, Gary is an assembly worker at a trophy shop who wants to kill potential trophy winners, Graham is Gary's intern who will do anything to become a trophy… more

Gregory is a devout Catholic who wants to kill evil people in order to grant them safe passage to heaven, Gary is an assembly worker at a trophy shop who wants to kill potential trophy winners, Graham is Gary's intern who will do anything to become a trophy maker and Vinny Van Go drives a road emergency van just to make friends. A coincidental encounter forces these four dim witted rejects to join forces and embark upon an idiotic and altogether hilarious road trip adventure - encountering the likes of skinheads, fraternity jocks, sorority babes, missing children, bikers, porn-stars, clowns, and Kathie Lee Gifford! If the boys aren't careful they might just become human, in what is "the very first serial killer buddy movie!"

Christopher McDonald, Henry Winkler, Christopher Lloyd, Keven Undergaro, Beth Behrs… more

Christopher McDonald, Henry Winkler, Christopher Lloyd, Keven Undergaro, Beth Behrs, Maria Menounos

Comedy

Limited

User Rated: 4 / 5

Comedy   | Limited
75 mins

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Bob Byington’s comedy skips through 35 years in the life of Max Youngman (Keith Poulson), his best (and only) friend Sal (Nick Offerman), and the woman they both adore (Jess Weixler). As they stumble in and out of hilariously misguided relationships — strun… more

Bob Byington’s comedy skips through 35 years in the life of Max Youngman (Keith Poulson), his best (and only) friend Sal (Nick Offerman), and the woman they both adore (Jess Weixler). As they stumble in and out of hilariously misguided relationships — strung together with animated vignettes by Bob Sabiston and an original score by Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio — Max never ages, holding on to a mysterious briefcase that may or may not contain the secret to life.

Jess Weixler, Bob Byington, Nick Offerman, Keith Poulson

Comedy

Limited

User Rated: 5 / 5

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The Girl

A Texas woman finds the young daughter of an illegal immigrant who has become separated from her mother. Saddled with a child she doesn't wish to care for, the woman then searches for the child's mother, a quest that takes her south of the border.

Abbie Cornish, Paul Mezey, David Riker, Maritza Santiago Hernandez, Will Patton

Drama

New York

User Rated: 4 / 5

Drama   | New York
150 mins

Beyond the Hills

Alina returns to Romania from Germany, hoping to bring Voichita—the only person in the world she loves and was loved by—back to her. But Voichita has found God—and God is a hard lover to be jealous of. Alina wishes to take Voichita away from her remote monas… more

Alina returns to Romania from Germany, hoping to bring Voichita—the only person in the world she loves and was loved by—back to her. But Voichita has found God—and God is a hard lover to be jealous of. Alina wishes to take Voichita away from her remote monastery and back to Germany, but as it comes time to leave, Voichita doesn't seem ready to go. Alina decides to stick around to convince her friend, a small decision that will spiral into dark and disturbing places.

Cristian Mungiu, Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta

Drama

Limited

User Rated: 3 / 5

Drama   | Limited

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. Througho… more

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

New York

User Rated: 4 / 5

Comedy   | New York