Movies Released March 14, 2014

Friday, March 14

Need for Speed

The story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time—one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul)—who with his team skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side—reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter.

Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race—the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast and dealing with fallout from a dangerous bounty Dino put on his car. With his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia as allies, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
Dakota Johnson, Michael Keaton, George Gatins, Harrison Gilbertson, John Gatins, Scott Mescudi, Rami Malek, Scott Waugh
Action Adventure Thriller Based on Game
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Bad Words

The bitter child of the organizer of the national spelling bee gets his revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win the bee as an adult. Along the way, he befriends a female reporter and a young Indian contestant who he exposes to the wilder side of life.
Sean McKittrick, Jason Bateman, Ben Falcone, Patricia Belcher, Ted Hamm, Allison Janney, Mason Novick, Jeff Culotta
Comedy
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club

Brought together by an incident at their children’s school, a group of single mothers from different walks of life bond, and create a support group that helps them find comedy in the obstacles of life, as well as their inner strength to overcome their personal challenges.
Tyler Perry, Ryan Eggold, Terry Crews, Matt Moore, Zulay Henao, Eddie Cibrian, Ozzie Areu, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Drama Comedy
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
90 mins

Enemy

Enemy tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Gyllenhaal) who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife Helen (Gadon) and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle. The film is a haunting and provocative psychosexual thriller about duality and identity, where in the end only one man will survive.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Villeneuve, Niv Fichman, Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Miguel Angel Faura, Javier Gullón, Isabella Rossellini
Drama

Veronica Mars

A new case draws Veronica Mars back to her hometown of Neptune, CA, just in time for her ten-year high school reunion.
Kristen Bell, Tina Majorino, Enrico Colantoni, Rob Thomas, Jonathan Chesner, Dianne Ruggiero, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III
Drama Crime Teen Spin-off Mystery Based on TV
90 mins

The Art of the Steal

Renowned art thief and former daredevil Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell) teams up with a motley crew of international grifters to pull off the most elaborate double-crossing caper of a lifetime. Also starring Jay Baruchel and Matt Dillon.
Devon Bostick, Kurt Russell, Katheryn Winnick, Jonathan Sobol, Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Nicholas Tabarrok, Chris Diamantopoulos
Crime Heist

On My Way

Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.
Emmanuelle Bercot
Adventure
93 mins

Le Week-End

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married middle-class British couple who attempt to reinvigorate their marriage by visiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon. While there, they run into an old friend (Jeff Goldblum) who acts as a catalyst for them to recapture their youthful fearlessness, lack of responsibility and idealism.
Jeff Goldblum, Roger Michell, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Hanif Kureishi, Olly Alexander, Judith Davis
Drama Comedy
93 mins

Patrick: Evil Awakens

Follows a former killer who is now a comatose patient in a small psychiatric clinic. When a pretty young nurse begins working with him, she senses that Patrick is communicating with her, and he seems to be using his powers to manipulate events in her life.
Rachel Griffiths, Peta Sergeant, Martin Crewes, Mark Hartley, Charles Dance, Sharni Vinson, Damon Gameau
Thriller Horror
81 mins

The Den

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as THE DEN, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam.

While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.
Melanie Papalia, Zachary Donohue
Suspense
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

U Want Me 2 Kill Him?

A strange Internet relationship turns deadly between a 14-year-old loner and a 16-year-old when the younger boy winds up being stabbed twice and nearly kills by the older boy.
Andrew Douglas, Jack Lowden, Bryan Singer, Fernley Phillips, Jamie Blackley, Joanne Froggatt, Stephanie Leonidas
Drama Thriller Suspense Teen
80 mins

Ernest & Celestine

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bugs Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters – a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart glow.
Didier Bourdon
Adventure Animation 2D
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Shirin In Love

Nazanin Boniadi plays Shirin, an absent-minded, young Iranian-American living in "Tehrangeles" (the large Iranian community in Los Angeles) with her overbearing mother and empathetic father. Despite being engaged for years to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Shirin finds herself breaking loyalty and tradition when she falls in love with a mysterious young man who lives in a lighthouse in northern California. As her secret unravels and cultures clash, Shirin discovers what it ultimately means to be true to herself.
Ramin Niami
Comedy Romantic Comedy

Better Living Through Chemistry

Story centers on a meek small-town pharmacist, stuck in a loveless marriage, who rediscovers himself through an affair with a trophy wife who introduces him to the wonderful world of prescription drugs, and the idea of murdering her husband.
Ben Schwartz, Keith Calder, Felipe Marino, Ray Liotta, Jane Fonda, Ken Howard, Geoff Moore, Joe Neurauter
Drama Comedy
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Right Kind of Wrong

Ryan Kwanten portrays a dishwasher and failed writer made famous by his ex-wife’s blog, “Why You Suck.”
Catherine O'Hara, Will Sasso, Jeremiah Chechik, Robert Lantos, Ari Lantos, Megan Martin, Ryan Kwanten, Sara Canning
Romantic Comedy
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, March 14