Movies Released October 12, 2012

Here Comes the Boom

Kevin James, Henry Winkler, Salma Hayek

Former collegiate wrester Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to canc… more

Former collegiate wrester Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) – but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

Sports

Nationwide

Info Sports   |  Nationwide Release
5 / 5

Argo

Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ben Affleck

Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hosta… more

Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis--the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

120 mins

Political

Nationwide

Info Political   |  Nationwide Release |   120 mins
4 / 5

Atlas Shrugged Part II

Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales

The second part of a planned trilogy that continues the Ayn Rand story.

Mystery

Limited

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4 / 5

Sinister

Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Vincent D'Onofrio

Follows a journalist who moves his family into a house where another family was murdered. After moving in, he uncovers found footage that leads to clu… more

Follows a journalist who moves his family into a house where another family was murdered. After moving in, he uncovers found footage that leads to clues about the murders.

Horror

Limited

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4 / 5

3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom

Sam Anderson, Lizzy Caplan, Whitney Cummings

Frank Bartlett (Charlie Hunnam) has been tortured, embarrassed and humiliated by his brother Bruce (Chris O'Dowd) -usually on film- his entire life. N… more

Frank Bartlett (Charlie Hunnam) has been tortured, embarrassed and humiliated by his brother Bruce (Chris O'Dowd) -usually on film- his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.

89 mins

Comedy

Limited

Info Comedy   |  Limited Release |   89 mins
2 / 5

Special Forces

Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Denis Menochet

European War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to… more

European War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world's most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit to bring her home alive.

108 mins

Thriller

Limited

Info Thriller   |  Limited Release |   108 mins
4 / 5
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The Thieves

Yun-seok Kim, Gianna Jun, Hae-suk Kim

It's the score of their lives--if they can pull it off. Five thieves at the top of their game, and the crew is assembling for their biggest job yet. P… more

It's the score of their lives--if they can pull it off. Five thieves at the top of their game, and the crew is assembling for their biggest job yet. Popie's the muscle and brains, Pepsee's the safecracker. Yenicall climbs walls, Zampano is the strategy man, and Chewingum is the master of disguise. But this new score--it's hot. Maybe too hot. But who can resist the Tear of The Sun: a 318-carat diamond, worth 20 million dollars, and locked away in a casino. The vault is impenetrable, the location covered in cops, and everyone knows there's no honor among thieves--especially not the crew Macao Park, Popie's old partner, has forced their team to work with. As they gear up and stroll into the casino with a plan, skills, and a whole lot of nerve, they quickly learn that avoiding the cops may not be their toughest problem. What's Macao Park's real motive? Who will betray them all? And who will walk away with the diamond?

135 mins

Foreign

Limited

Info Foreign   |  Limited Release |   135 mins
4 / 5

Middle of Nowhere

A drama chronicling a woman’s separation from her incarcerated husband and her journey to maintain her marriage and her identity.

Drama

Limited

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2 / 5

War of Buttons

Guillaume Canet, Laetitia Casta, Jean Texier

Set in occupied WWII France, War of the Buttons tells the tale of pre-teen rebel Lebrac (newcomer Jean Texier) and the “war” he leads between two riva… more

Set in occupied WWII France, War of the Buttons tells the tale of pre-teen rebel Lebrac (newcomer Jean Texier) and the “war” he leads between two rival kid gangs from neighboring villages. Once Lebrac falls for Violette (Ilona Bachelier), a young Jewish girl who is new in town and in danger of being exposed by the Nazis, the children are faced with putting their own conflicts aside to protect her and confront the very real war happening around them.

Family

Limited

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3 / 5

Smashed

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer

Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter... and getting smashed. When Kate's partyin… more

Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter... and getting smashed. When Kate's partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, something's got to give. But change isn't exactly a cakewalk. Sobriety means she will have to confront the lies she's been spinning at work, her troubling relationship with her mother, and the nature of her bond with Charlie.

85 mins

Comedy

Limited

Info Comedy   |  Limited Release |   85 mins
3 / 5

Simon and the Oaks

Bill Skarsgard, Helen Sjoholm, Jan Josef Liefers

An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, this is the gripping story of Simon (played as the adult by Bill Skarsgaard, son of Stellan), who grows… more

An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, this is the gripping story of Simon (played as the adult by Bill Skarsgaard, son of Stellan), who grows up in a loving working-class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg but always feels out of place. Intellectually gifted, he stubbornly persists in acquiring an education normally reserved for young men of the professional classes, much to the chagrin of his parents, who fear that he will become stuck up. He finally convinces his father to send him to an upper-class grammar school, where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled Nazi persecution in Germany. Simon is dazzled by the books, art and music he encounters in the home of Isak's father Ruben (Jan Josef Leifers), which makes Simon long to know more about his own family background. Isak, on the other hand, draws comfort from learning to do something with his hands, helping Simon's dad (Stefan Godicke) make boats. When Isak faces trouble at home, he is taken in by Simon's family and the two households slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways as war rages all over Europe. The film is based on the Swedish bestseller of the same name, written by Marianne Fredriksson. It offers a unique depiction of fate, destiny and free will and vividly portrays the situation for Jews in Sweden during World War II.

122 mins

Drama

New York / Los Angeles

Info Drama   |  New York / Los Angeles Release |   122 mins
2 / 5

Least Among Saints

Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu, Laura San Giacomo

Returning home to a broken marriage and an uncertain future, veteran Anthony Hayward (Martin Papazian) believes there is no hope for himself. Yet when… more

Returning home to a broken marriage and an uncertain future, veteran Anthony Hayward (Martin Papazian) believes there is no hope for himself. Yet when a troubled ten year-old neighbor, Wade (Tristan Lake Leabu), calls out for help, Anthony cannot turn away. To the dismay of the boy's social worker (Laura San Giacomo), Anthony sets out on a fool's quest to help this heartbroken and hard-to-reach child find his long-lost father. In the midst of this new mission--the first that seems to matter since his return--Anthony begins to come to grips with both the costs of war and the universal power of human connection. Papazian finds both the gravity and the grace in ordinary, flawed characters pushed to extraordinary acts of compassion and decency.

Drama

Limited

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3 / 5

Gayby

Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas

Jenn (Jenn Harris) and Matt (Matthew Wilkas) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teach… more

Jenn (Jenn Harris) and Matt (Matthew Wilkas) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer's block and can't get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old-fashioned way. Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? Gayby is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you choose.

Comedy

New York

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2 / 5

Grave Encounters 2

Richard Harmon, Sean Rogerson, Stephanie Bennett

Grave Encounters was a found-footage horror phenomenon that many people believed was just a movie. Film student Alex Wright is out to prove them wrong… more

Grave Encounters was a found-footage horror phenomenon that many people believed was just a movie. Film student Alex Wright is out to prove them wrong in Grave Encounters 2. Alex is as obsessed with the first film as the 20 million people who viewed its viral trailer on YouTube. While he and his friends research the events and visit the real psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film, they find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil, banking on the hope that their knowledge of the original film will help them survive the sequel.

Horror

Limited

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3 / 5

A Whisper to a Roar

Alfred Molina

A Whisper to a Roar tells the heroic stories of courageous democracy activists in five countries around the world – Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuel… more

A Whisper to a Roar tells the heroic stories of courageous democracy activists in five countries around the world – Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. From student leaders to prime ministers and heads of state, these activists share their compelling personal stories of struggle, past and present, with their countries’ oppressive regimes.

Documentary

Limited

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1 / 5

Seven Psychopaths

Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Colin Farrell

Story follows a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) struggling for inspiration for his script, Seven Psychopaths, who gets drawn into the dog kidnapping sche… more

Story follows a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) struggling for inspiration for his script, Seven Psychopaths, who gets drawn into the dog kidnapping schemes of his oddball friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken). Things take a turn for the worse when a gangster's (Mickey Rourke) mutt goes missing.

Comedy

Limited

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4 / 5

Nobody Walks

Olivia Thirlby, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt

Martine, a 23-year-old artist from New York, arrives in Los Angeles to stay in the pool house of a family living in the hip and hilly community of Sil… more

Martine, a 23-year-old artist from New York, arrives in Los Angeles to stay in the pool house of a family living in the hip and hilly community of Silver Lake. Peter, the father, has agreed to help Martine complete sound design on her art film as a favor to his wife. Martine innocently enters the seemingly idyllic life of this open-minded family with two kids and a relaxed Southern California vibe. Like a bolt of lightning, her arrival sparks a surge of energy that awakens suppressed impulses in everyone and forces them to confront their own fears and desires.

83 mins

Comedy

Limited

Info Comedy   |  Limited Release |   83 mins
4 / 5

Smiley

Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson

After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named Smiley can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must de… more

After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named Smiley can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.

90 mins

Horror

Limited

Info Horror   |  Limited Release |   90 mins
3 / 5