Movies Released September 21, 2012

Friday, September 21

101 mins

House at the End of the Street

Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared - leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah's wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan - and the closer they get, the deeper they're all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.
Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Jonathan Demme, Peter Block, David Loucka, Jonathan Mostow, Mark Tonderai, Aaron Ryder
Thriller Suspense Horror

Trouble With the Curve

Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus--who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat--refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries--revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.
Amy Adams, Scott Eastwood, John Goodman, Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, Robert Patrick, Randy Brown
Drama Sports

Dredd

"Dredd" takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot - if necessary
Lena Headey, Wood Harris, Allon Reich, Karl Urban, Alex Garland, Olivia Thirlby, Pete Travis, Jason Kingsley
Action Adventure 3D Shot-In-3D

End of Watch

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena play young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala who patrol the city's meanest streets of south central Los Angeles. Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city's most dangerous corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera, Frank Grillo, Natalie Martinez, David Ayer, John Lesher
Drama Crime Gangster
102 mins

About Cherry

A troubled 18-year-old moves to San Francisco, where she enters the porn industry and becomes involved with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.
Dev Patel, James Franco, Lili Taylor, Heather Graham, Stephen Elliott, Liz Destro, Lorelei Lee, Ashley Hinshaw
Drama
86 mins

17 Girls

Inspired by a true story that took place in Massachusetts, Delphine and Muriel Coulin's provocative debut focuses on a group of bored teenage girls who all make an irrevocable pact. When classmate Camille (Louise Grinberg) accidentally becomes pregnant, she encourages her friends and fellow classmates to follow suit. It's only a matter of time, before 17 girls in the high school are pregnant and the town is thrown into a world of chaos.
Drama

10 Years

An ensemble drama about friends reuniting a decade after their graduation.
Chris Pratt, Oscar Isaac, Justin Long, Marty Bowen, Chris Pine, Lynn Collins, Kate Mara, Anthony Mackie
Drama Ensemble
86 mins

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

A look at the life and work of the legendary fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland. The film will capture Vreeland’s life visually through a multitude of media including film, photography, animation, graphics, text, sound, and music. Vreeland’s own voice and persona -- strong, eloquent and often very exaggerated -- will guide us through her life, adventures, accomplishments, and passions.
Documentary
89 mins

Backwards

Abigail Brooks (Sarah Megan Thomas) has spent her lifetime trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love, and a "normal life" along the way. When she is named an alternate on the Olympic team she quits in haste. Defeated, Abi moves back home with her widowed, workaholic mother (Margaret Colin). Tension builds as Abi's mother urges her to "move on" from the rowing life that Abi's father, a coach, introduced her to. Unable to do so, but needing an immediate job, Abi seizes an open crew coach position at her alma mater, Union High. There, the head of athletics is her old boyfriend, Geoff (James Van Der Beek). Abi trains her high school rowers in an obsessive fashion, taking two girls, Hannah (Alexandra Metz) and Susan (Meredith Apfelbaum), under her wing. After the girls lose an important regional race, Abi reinvents herself as a coach, and, in the process, learns to have fun again both on the water and off.
Sarah Megan Thomas, James Van Der Beek, Ben Hickernell, Glenn Morshower, Margaret Colin, Wynn Everett
Romance Sports
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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Unconditional

Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she's happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she's told and illustrated since childhood have become published books. When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act of violence, Sam loses her faith and her will to live. But a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. As Sam watches "Papa" Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighborhood, she begins to realize that no matter life's circumstances, the love of God is always reaching out to us.
Lynn Collins, Michael Ealy, Brent McCorkle
Drama
109 mins

How to Survive a Plague

The story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process. The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.
David France
Documentary
98 mins

Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best

Recently dumped by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O’Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term “lo-fi,” Alex and Jim find their unique style by bringing the sound of children’s instruments to their unsuspecting fans. Playing a series of bizarre shows and experiencing multiple near-disasters, Alex and Jim’s persistence takes them on a true coming-of-age journey – one that may be their last shot at achieving their childhood dreams.
Arielle Kebbel, Christopher McDonald, Melissa Leo, Michael Weston, Jason Ritter, Ryan O'Nan, Andrew McCarthy, Wilmer Valderrama
Comedy Music
102 mins

My Uncle Rafael

A desperate TV producer convinces an old Armenian uncle to star in a new reality show. Cultures collide when Uncle Rafael is thrown into the Schumacher family household, where he has one week to save a broken and dysfunctional American family from falling apart. The only rule: everyone must follow his rules.
John Michael Higgins, Missi Pyle, Carly Chaikin, Marc Fusco, Vahik Pirhamzei, Anthony Clark, Rachel Blanchard
Comedy

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