Movies Released November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8

Thor: The Dark World

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's Thor and Marvel's The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Kevin Feige, Chris Hemsworth, Stan Lee, Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Kenneth Branagh
Action Adventure Sequel Superhero 3D Comic Book
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Book Thief

Follows a spirited young girl named Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) who witnesses the horrors of Nazi Germany while in the care of foster parents, played by Rush and Watson. The girl arrives with a stolen book and begins collecting other tomes, learning to read while her stepparents harbor a Jewish refugee (Ben Schnetzer) under the stairs.
Geoffrey Rush, Karen Rosenfelt, Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse, Brian Percival, Michael Petroni, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch
Drama Teen
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

About Time

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time...

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life---so he decides to make his world a better place...by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he's never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again---and again---but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart.

Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road.

But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too
Domhnall Gleeson, Tom Hollander, Tim Bevan, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Margot Robbie, Vanessa Kirby, Richard Curtis
Drama Comedy Sci-Fi
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
85 mins

Ass Backwards

Kate (June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Casey Wilson) are two childhood best friends who met when they placed dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Now they are all grown up and living in New York City, where Chloe works as a “girl in a box” at a nightclub and Kate is a CEO….of her own one-woman egg donor “corporation”. Lost in delusion, they believe they are living large until an invitation to their hometown pageant arrives and their past comes back to haunt them. Join these two loveable losers as they take an ass backwards journey home to reclaim their crown, stopping off at a women’s separatist commune, an amateur strip club competition, and meeting their favorite reality TV star along the way.
Brian Geraghty, Amanda Bowers, Alicia Silverstone, Paul Scheer, Chris Nelson, Heather Rae, Molly Conners, June Raphael
Adventure Comedy
79 mins

The Starving Games

"Good morning hungry citizens of District 12! Don’t forget today is the Gathering Ceremony, so parents please bring your beloved children to the square for a random death lottery.” When lithe and fearless Kantmiss Evershot volunteers to take part in the winner-takes-all Starving Games, she takes on a whole lot more than we could ever have bargained for….including Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and The Avengers.
Jason Friedberg, Peter Safran, Aaron Seltzer, Maiara Walsh, Brant Daugherty, Cody Christian, Alexandria Deberry, Lauren Bowles
Comedy Spoof Satire
Limited
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Great Expectations

Orphan Pip rises from humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class-ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new status to pursue Estella, a beautiful, heartless heiress he’s always loved. The shocking truth behind his fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.
Sally Hawkins, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Mike Newell, David Nicholls, Jeremy Irvine, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane
Drama Adaptation

Best Man Down

The best man at Scott (Long) and Kristin's (Weixler) Arizona destination wedding, Lumpy (Labine) is the life of the party, until a long, indulgent night leads to his untimely death. Forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly back to Minneapolis to arrange for his funeral, Scott and Kristin meet Ramsey (Timlin) and learn that Lumpy isn't quite who they thought he was.
Frances O'Connor, Michael Landes, Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Addison Timlin, Shelley Long, Evan Jones, Ted Koland
Drama Comedy
123 mins

The Armstrong Lie

In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider's view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong himself says: "I didn't live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one."
Frank Marshall, Alex Gibney
Documentary
101 mins

How I Live Now

Daisy (Saoirse Ronan), a teenager from New York, is sent to the English countryside for the summer to stay with cousins. She soon immerses herself in a dreamy pastoral idyll as she falls madly in love with Eddie (George McKay), until their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a 21st century world war. Along with Eddie’s younger siblings, Isaac (Tom Holland) and Piper (Harley Bird), they are left in isolation and forced to fend for themselves. When they are violently separated Daisy must embark on a terrifying journey in order to be reunited with the boy she loves. Eddie is never far from Daisy’s mind but as her journey to find him becomes more desperate, the idea of what she may or may not find consumes her consciousness and haunts her soul.
George MacKay, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Kevin Macdonald, Harley Bird
Drama Thriller

Paris Countdown

Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor, best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub, are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their psychotic liaison to prison. Six years later, the men's nightmare begins again when the pyschopath is granted his freedom. Now, not having talked for years, the old friends are united again in order to survive.
Edgar Marie, Olivier Marchal, Jacques Gamblin
Thriller Crime

The Motel Life

After Jerry Lee Flannigan drunkenly kills a boy in a hit-and-run accident, he and his brother Frank ditch their Reno motel. The grief-stricken, working class, self-described “losers” do their best to keep each other’s spirits up, but all signs point toward more tragedy.
Gabe Polsky, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Alan Polsky, Noah Harpster, Stephen Dorff, Gabriel Polsky, Micah Fitzerman-Blue
Drama Adaptation
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, November 8