Movies Released May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15

Mad Max: Fury Road

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, George Miller, Charlize Theron, Mel Gibson, Josh Helman
Action Adventure Reboot

Every Secret Thing

Detective Nancy Porter (Elizabeth Banks) is still haunted by her failure to save the life of a missing child from the hands of two young girls. Eight years later, another child goes missing in the same town just days after Ronnie and Alice (Dakota Fanning and newcomer Danielle Macdonald), the two girls convicted of the former crime, were released from juvenile detention. Porter and her partner (Nate Parker) must race against the clock to prevent history from repeating itself. But as they begin to investigate the girls and their families, especially Alice's protective mother (Diane Lane), they unearth a web of secrets and deceptions that calls everything into question.
Nicole Holofcener, Elizabeth Banks, Frances McDormand, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Common, Anthony Bregman, Diane Lane
Drama Mystery
103 mins

Good Kill

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) yearns to get back into the cockpit of a real plane, but he now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned box in the Las Vegas desert. When he and his crew start taking orders directly from the CIA, and the stakes are raised, Egan's nerves—and his relationship with his wife (Mad Men's January Jones)—begin to unravel. Revealing the psychological toll drone pilots endure as they are forced to witness the aftermath of their fight against insurgents.
Zoe Kravitz, Ethan Hawke, Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood, Andrew Niccol, January Jones, Peter Coyote, Alma Sisneros
Drama Thriller

Pitch Perfect 2

It’s been three years since the Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win a national title. But when they get banned after a scandal that threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that this time they’ve lost their harmony for good.

With just one chance left at redeeming their legacy, the Bellas must fight for their right to win the World Championships of A Cappella in Copenhagen. And as they struggle to balance the pressures of musical domination with senior angst, it will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world’s top pitches.
Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow, Max Handelman, Kay Cannon, Paul Brooks, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp
Comedy Sequel Musical Teen Music

Area 51

The film follows Reid, who has always been obsessed with UFOs. While on a weekend trip to Vegas, he convinces two friends to join him on a mission to break into Area 51, where they find terrifying proof of alien presence.
Jason Blum, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider, Roy Abramsohn, Sandra Staggs, Jelena Nik
Thriller Suspense Horror Sci-Fi

Time Lapse

Explores the possibilities of time travel through a machine that is capable of taking pictures 24 hours into the future. When three friends discover this mysterious machine in their neighbor’s apartment, they encounter a number of pressing questions, not least of which is the whereabouts of their neighbor. Realizing the potential impact of the machine, Finn (Matt O’Leary), Jasper (George Finn), and Callie (Danielle Panabaker) attempt to cash in on their discovery. But, when a dangerous criminal learns their secret, the friends must set aside their differences and confront the paradox of a future that was once predetermined and entirely uncertain.
Bradley King, BP Cooper, Danielle Panabaker, George Finn, Matt O’Leary
Thriller Sci-Fi
92 mins

Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story

Film student Alex Kralie abandons his feature project after encountering a faceless villain, The Operator, while shooting.
Jake McDorman, James Moran, Kirill Baru, Ian Shorr, Doug Jones, Alexandra Holden, Alexandra Breckenridge, Chris Marquette
Horror
84 mins

Slow West

At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.
Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, John Maclean, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorious
96 mins

Absolution

When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a dangerous, politically connected mob boss (Vinnie Jones) running a human trafficking operation, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the government agency that hired him.
Keoni Waxman, Steven Seagal, Vinnie Jones, Byron Mann
Action
92 mins

I'll See You in My Dreams

After the death of her beloved dog, Carol (Blythe Danner) finds the everyday activities that have given her life structure – her regular bridge game, gardening, a glass of wine or two – have lost their luster. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman).
Marc Basch, Rhea Perlman, Sam Elliott, Brett Haley, Blythe Danner, June Squibb, Martin Starr
Drama Comedy

The Connection

Tells the story of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection. In his crosshairs is charismatic and wealthy kingpin, Gatean "Tany" Zampa (Gilles Lellouche), who runs the largest underground heroin trade into the States. Though the fearless and tenacious Michel, aided by a task force of elite cops, will stop at nothing--including boldly orchestrated drug raids, devastating arrests, and exacting interrogations--to ensure the crime ring's demise, Zampa's "La French" always seems one step ahead. As La French mounts its retaliation, Michel will be forced to make the most difficult decision of his life: to continue waging his war, or ensure his family's safety, before it's too late.
Cedric Jimenez, Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche
Thriller Crime
95 mins

Reality

Jason (Alain Chabat), a quiet cameraman, dreams of directing his first horror movie. Bob Marshal (Jonathan Lambert), a wealthy producer, accepts to finance his movie on one condition: Jason has 48 hours to find the perfect scream in the history of film. During his search, Jason gradually gets lost in a nightmare.
Quentin Dupieux, Alain Chabat, Elodie Bouchez, Jonathan Lambert
Comedy

Friday, May 15