AFTER EARTH Now Playing (wide release)

After Earth

Jaden Smith and Will Smith star in AFTER EARTH, a film directed by M. Night Shyamalan also starring Zoe Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo, Glenn Morshower and Kristofer Hivju. Picture courtesy Columbia Pictures.

Featured Release: Free China: The Courage to Believe

Free China: The Courage to Believe

Free China: The Courage to Believe (limited release on Friday, May 31st):

Falun Gong, a practice that combines Buddhism and Daoism rivals the size of the Chinese Communist Party (more than 70 million) and has been outlawed by the Chinese government as a threat to the stability of the State. After the Internet police intercepted a personal e-mail, Zeng, a mother, former Communist Party member...

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Now Playing: The Wall

The Wall

The Wall (limited release on Friday, May 31st):

Martina Gedeck, star of the Academy Award®-winning film The Lives Of Others, brings a vivid intensity to this mysterious and riveting tale of survival set in a spectacularly beautiful Austrian mountain landscape. In a tour-de-force performance, Gedeck stars as an unnamed character who suddenly finds herself cut off from all human contact when an...

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Now Playing: The Lady In Number 6

The Lady In Number 6

The Lady In Number 6 (limited release on Friday, May 31st):

THE LADY IN NUMBER 6 is one of the most inspirational, uplifting stories of the year. 109 year old, Alice Herz Sommer is the world's oldest pianist and oldest holocaust survivor in the world. She shares her views on how to live a long happy life. She discusses the importance of music, laughter and having an optimistic outlook on life. The film feature beautiful photographs and rare film footage that truly brings her amazing story to life.

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Now Playing: Ephraim's Rescue

Ephraim's Rescue

Ephraim's Rescue (limited release on Friday, May 31st):

From T.C. Christensen, director of the sensational pioneer film, 17 Miracles, comes the heroic true story of a simple man who was called to do the work of angels. Ephraim's Rescue uncovers the tale of historical hero and undying legend, Ephraim Hanks: rescuer of the Martin and Willie Handcart companies.

Follow Ephraim as his adventures unite him...

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Now Playing: American Mary

American Mary

American Mary (limited release on Friday, May 31st):

From the creative team that brought you the indie-smash film Dead Hooker In A Trunk -- American Mary is the story of a medical student named Mary who is growing increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of...

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Now Playing: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (limited release on Friday, May 31st):

YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI is the story of the relationship between two characters, Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) & Naina (Deepika Padukone), at two separate but defining times in their lives... first, when they are just out of college and standing on the crossroads of multiple decisions that will shape who and what they become... and then...

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Details on Films Opened Week of Friday, May 24th

Epic

Epic (wide release):

EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, known as the Boggans, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors...

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Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6 (wide release):

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans)...

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The Hangover Part III

The Hangover Part III (wide release):

It's been two years. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happily living uneventful lives at home. Tattoos have been lasered off, files purged. The last they heard from disaster-magnet Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong), he'd been tossed into a Thai prison and, with him out of the way, the guys have very nearly recovered from their nights prowling the seamy side of Las Vegas in a...

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Alyce Kills

Alyce Kills (limited release):

Life takes a downward spiral for Alyce after a night of partying goes terribly wrong and she accidentally pushes her best friend off of a building. Panicked, Alyce lies to the police about her involvement. When she later learns that her friend miraculously survived, she begins to unravel; losing sleep, her job, and eventually her sanity. There is only one way for her to take control... But will she stop with ...

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Before Midnight

Before Midnight (limited release):

An American father, JESSE, (Ethan Hawke) is seeing off his son HANK (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) at the Kalamata Airport in Greece. Hank's returning to his mother and life in the U.S. after spending the "best summer ever" with Jesse and his family. The middle-schooler is more composed than his fortyish father, who hovers anxiously as their separation draws near.

Geography weighs heavily on...

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Doin' It in the Park

Doin' It in the Park (limited release):

In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.

"You can play high school or college for four years. You can play Pro for a decade. You can play pick-up ... for life."

Doin' It In The Park lovingly uncovers th...

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Fill the Void

Fill the Void (limited release):

Fill the Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hasidic family from Tel Aviv.

Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream-come-true, and Shira feels prepared and excited.

On Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child. The pain and grief ...

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A Green Story

A Green Story (limited release):

Van Vlahakis left Greece five decades ago with 22 dollars in his pocket. He arrived in the US hoping for a better future for him and his family. Eftichios - as is his Greek name- not only managed to live the American dream for himself, but also created Earth Friendly Products, a US giant for environmentally friendly cleaning products. His story is not only about transforming his life but also the lives of the ...

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Nancy, Please

Nancy, Please (limited release):

NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a young, gifted, aimless PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his competent, pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in academia. Adulthood looms; responsibility beckons.

There's just one snag: as Paul is unpacking his belongings, he...

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Penguins 3D

Penguins 3D (limited release):

Narrated by David Attenborough, PENGUINS 3D celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Known as Penguin City, the island is also home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals and brawling elephant seals--as well as six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the island inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding...

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Plimpton!

Plimpton! (limited release):

PLIMPTON! STARRING GEORGE PLIMPTON AS HIMSELF is both a chronicle of one of the last century's most interesting characters, as well as a cinematic adaption of his nuanced and very funny literary style. This moving and engaging film tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many. Using Plimpton's own narration -- along with thoughts and stories from friends, family...

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Speak No Evil

Speak No Evil (limited release):

Speak No Evil is the story of Anna (Gabrielle Stone), a single mother fighting to protect her daughter from demonically possessed children and a town gone mad.

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3 Geezers!

3 Geezers! (limited release):

Follow actor J. Kimball (Juno, Spider-man, Up In The Air) as he researches what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts Convalescent Home, he quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may be off from reality. After being on the wrong end of some pranks, J enlists the help of his Hollywood friends (Tim Allen, Scott Caan, Breckin Meyer...

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Vampire

Vampire (limited release):

Simon seems like a fairly normal, average young man who's devoted to his teaching job and ailing mother. Underneath the surface, however, things are not what they seem. Simon hunts through online chat rooms and message boards, searching for the perfect girl: beautiful, shy, and suicidal. Simon has a particular condition: he is compelled to drink blood.

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (limited release):

Filmed with the startling immediacy of unfolding history, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney's WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. Hailed by some as a free-speech hero and others as a traitor and terrorist, the enigmatic...

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A Wedding Invitation

A Wedding Invitation (limited release):

High school sweethearts QiaoQiao and Li Xing are about to graduate from university and Li Xing surprises QiaoQiao with a marriage proposal. QiaoQiao, however, declines the proposal, offering rash arguments as to why he's not ready. Little does he know, QiaoQiao has a devastating secret. Nonetheless, they write a break-up contract; if they're both single in five years, they'll get married. The...

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Details on DVD/Blu-ray Releases, Tuesday, May 21st

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures (wide release):

Oscar® nominee Richard LaGravenese ("The Fisher King,""P.S. I Love You") directs the supernatural love story "Beautiful Creatures" from his adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), 17, has had the same recurring dream for months. A mysterious young girl is waiting for him on a Civil War battlefield. Etha...

 
The Last Stand

The Last Stand (wide release):

After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted...

 
Parker

Parker (wide release):

Set amidst the unparalleled wealth and glamor of Palm Beach, Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez team up to get their cut in the crime thriller PARKER based on the series of bestselling novels by Donald E. Westlake. The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Taylor Hackford (Ray) and also stars Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce (HBO's The Wire) and Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte.

 
Side Effects

Side Effects (wide release):

SIDE EFFECTS is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) -- intended to treat anxiety -- has unexpected side effects.

Emily (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara) and Martin Taylor (Channing Tatum) are a young, beautiful, wealthy couple living the good...

 
Stand Up Guys

Stand Up Guys (wide release):

STAND UP GUYS stars Academy Award® winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in a tough but touching action comedy as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night.

VAL (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend DOC (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up...

 
The ABCs of Death

The ABCs of Death (limited release):

Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABC's OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children's educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual...

 
A Common Man

A Common Man (limited release):

A Common Man is a production of Asia Digital Entertainment which produced the feature film, The Road From Elephant Pass, a Finalist Award winner at the 2011 New York International Television and Film Awards. The film is adapted for the screen and directed by Chandran Rutnam. A Common Man is produced by Manohan Nanayakkara, B.S. Radha Krishnan and Chandran Rutnam.

In A...

 
El Sicario: Room 164

El Sicario: Room 164 (limited release):

In an anonymous motel room on the U.S./Mexico border, a Ciudad Juarez hit man speaks. He has killed hundreds of people and is an expert in torture and kidnapping. He was simultaneously on the payroll of the Mexican drug cartels and a commander of the Chihuahua State Police. There is currently a $250,000 contract on his life and he lives as a fugitive, though he has never been charged...

 
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (limited release):

An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life--moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. While the photographs are staged with crews that rival many...

 
Love Sick Love

Love Sick Love (limited release):

Dori and Norman, two stunning and sophisticated serial daters, are destined to endure a terrifying journey through perfect couple-hood: Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and New Year. Except with psychopath Dori, it all needs to take place over one weekend deep in the isolated countryside far from help. "Love Sick Love" is a complex and suspenseful journey into the darker side of love.

 
Neighbouring Sounds

Neighbouring Sounds (limited release):

A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties and resentments of a divided so...

 
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn

Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (limited release):

Bobby Baldano, (William DeMeo) is the black sheep of his family. When he gets out of prison after serving a five year sentence, his Father, (Armand Assante) has high hopes of a fresh start for him and coming to work at Joseph Baldano & Sons Contracting, the legitimate and thriving multi-generational family business Bobby's grandfather built up from nothing. But Bobby's a mob conne...

 
Struck by Lightning

Struck by Lightning (limited release):

High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.

Demonstrating that life is what happens while you're busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of ...

 
Yossi

Yossi (limited release):

Ten years after Yossi and Jagger, the tragic love story of two IDF officers serving in Lebanon, director Eytan Fox returns to find out what has happened with Yossi. Dr. Yossi Hoffman has become a valued and dedicated cardiologist, often using his work as a way to escape from dealing with his anguished life. He lives alone, still closeted, unable to break through the walls and defenses built around him since...