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R.I.P.D.

Jeff Bridges & Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D., a Universal Pictures film by Robert Schwentke; also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O'Malley & Devin Ratray.

Featured Release Now Playing: Turbo

Turbo

Turbo (wide release on Wednesday, July 17th):

From the makers of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and The Croods, TURBO is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail whose dreams kick into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So...

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D-Day

D-Day (limited release on Friday, July 19th):

9 years ago Wali Khan (Irrfan Khan) was sent into Karachi, Pakistan by the Chief of RAW Ashwini Rao (Nasser) to report the activities of The Most Wanted Man in India. 9 days ago Rudra Pratap Singh (Arjun Rampal) Indian Armed Forces, MARCOS unit, Zoya Rehman (Huma Qureshi) RAW Explosives expert, and Aslam, a petty thief from the streets of Mumbai...

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Ramaiya Vastavaiya

Ramaiya Vastavaiya (limited release on Friday, July 19th):

The story is based on a young man Ram (Girish Kumar) who falls in love with Sona (Shruti Hassan) who lives on the fields of Punjab. He follows her to her farm, where her elder brother challenges him to produce more seed on their fields. If he wins, he will be allowed to marry her. Ramaiya Vastavaiya is a musical love story and a remake of Prabhu...

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Details on Films Opened Week of Friday, July 19th

The Conjuring

The Conjuring (wide release):

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, "The Conjuring" tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

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Red 2

Red 2 (wide release):

In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation lethal device that can change the balance of world power. To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials...

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R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D. (wide release):

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous ...

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Turbo

Turbo (wide release):

From the makers of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and The Croods, TURBO is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail whose dreams kick into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals...

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The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing (limited release):

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling jour...

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Beneath

Beneath (limited release):

When a group of young friends commemorating their high school graduation take a trip to the remote Black Lake, their celebration turns into a nightmare with the sudden appearance of a relentless menace from beneath. Stuck in a leaking boat with no oars, the teens face the ultimate tests of friendship and sacrifice during a terror-stricken fight for survival.

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Big Words

Big Words (limited release):

Brooklyn, 2008. On the night of Obama's history-making election, three friends, once members of a promising hip-hop group, now in their late 30's, struggle with regret, disappointment and change.

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Blackfish

Blackfish (limited release):

Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000-pound orcas, or "killer whales," soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black-and-white mammal is like a two-faced Janus--beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complex...

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Born to Royalty

Born to Royalty (limited release):

Born To Royalty tells the story of how heirs to the throne of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth are prepared for their ultimate role of Monarch.Narrated by Hugh Bonneville (Downtown Abbey, Twenty-Twelve) and featuring interviews with experts including internationally acclaimed author Ingrid Seward (Royal Biographer and Editor of Majesty Magazine), Ken Wharfe (Princess Diana's...

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Broken

Broken (limited release):

The summer holidays have just begun and 11 year-old Skunk's afternoons are full of day dreams and curious wanderings around her neighborhood - with the exception that she must regularly give herself injections to combat her type 1 diabetes. When, one day, Skunk (Eloise Laurence) discovers her bitter and angry older neighbor, Mr. Oswald (Rory Kinnear), savagely beating Rick, a psychologically-troubled boy from...

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Centro Historico

Centro Historico (limited release):

This new omnibus film, a remarkably successful example of a famously cursed form, brings together short films by four renowned and legendary filmmakers -- Aki Kaurismaki, Pedro Costa, Victor Erice, and Manoel de Oliveira. Though unified by a common theme -- the producers asked each filmmaker to take their inspiration from the Portuguese city of Guimaraes, the European Cultural Capital...

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Colossus

Colossus (limited release):

Shot in new Russia, Hendrickson creates a tightly nested narrative for the ex-pat con man, CLARK LARSON (played by Hendrickson), who spent the last 17 years wheeling and dealing in Russia's twilight of commerce and graft. Now, at the top of his game and before his soul has completely vanished, he decides to "give back" something in return for all he has taken: a film to illustrate and instruct the audience...

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Computer Chess

Computer Chess (limited release):

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the...

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D-Day

D-Day (limited release):

9 years ago Wali Khan (Irrfan Khan) was sent into Karachi, Pakistan by the Chief of RAW Ashwini Rao (Nasser) to report the activities of The Most Wanted Man in India. 9 days ago Rudra Pratap Singh (Arjun Rampal) Indian Armed Forces, MARCOS unit, Zoya Rehman (Huma Qureshi) RAW Explosives expert, and Aslam, a petty thief from the streets of Mumbai recruited by RAW, infiltrated Pakistan to join...

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Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (limited release):

DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars movie posters. Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spiel...

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Escape from New York

Escape from New York (1981, DCP Re-release):

In the terrifying future of 1997, a hijacked Air Force One crashes on the island prison of Manhattan, stranding President Donald Pleasance among murderers, terrorists, thieves and a drug-dealing Isaac Hayes. Eye-patched mercenary Snake Plissken (Carpenter regular Kurt Russell) gets tapped for the rescue mission, with a 24-hour deadline before the government sets off the exp....

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Evidence

Evidence (limited release):

In Evidence, two detectives (Moyer and Mitchell) attempt to piece together what happened at the scene of a brutal massacre using a number of recording devices found at the crime scene. The footage reveals a group of bus passengers who were forced to fight for their lives after they crash in the middle of the desert and a mysterious killer violently murders them one by one. The detectives...

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Girl Most Likely

Girl Most Likely (limited release):

Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, a failed New York playwright awkwardly navigating the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. After both her career and relationship hit the skids, she's forced to make the humiliating move back home to New Jersey with her eccentric mother and younger brother (Annette Bening and Christopher Fitzgerald). Adding further insult to injury, there's a...

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Grabbers

Grabbers (limited release):

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O'Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straightlaced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that's usually O'Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears...

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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (limited release):

ICEBERG SLIM: PORTRAIT OF A PIMP examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon. Interviews with Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry...

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La playa DC

La playa DC (limited release):

Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city if exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas plunges in the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that compels him to face his past and to leave aside the influence of his is brothers in order to find ...

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Nicky's Family

Nicky's Family (limited release):

Several years ago Matej Minac and Patrik Pass produced the International EMMY winning documentary film NICHOLAS WINTON - THE POWER OF GOOD for television about the almost forgotten story of 669 Czech and Slovak children rescued just before the outbreak of World War II.

The main protagonist, today 102 year old Sir Nicholas Winton, did not speak about it with anybody for more than half a cen...

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Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives (limited release):

Julian, an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother, the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the US to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy. Julian's brother has just been killed after having savagely murdered a young prostitute. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance she demands the heads of the murder...

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Ramaiya Vastavaiya

Ramaiya Vastavaiya (limited release):

The story is based on a young man Ram (Girish Kumar) who falls in love with Sona (Shruti Hassan) who lives on the fields of Punjab. He follows her to her farm, where her elder brother challenges him to produce more seed on their fields. If he wins, he will be allowed to marry her. Ramaiya Vastavaiya is a musical love story and a remake of Prabhudheva's directorial debut Telugu blockbuster Nuv...

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The ROMEOWS

The ROMEOWS (limited release):

'Older' people are using Viagra, hooking up on Match.com, running marathons, flying planes and safely ditching them in the Hudson. Pull up a chair at this movable feast, break bread with this Brooklyn Band of Buddies who know each other for more than half a century as they break each other's chops. Their generational perspective connects with "No Country for Old Men" and "Gran Tor...

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The Rooftop

The Rooftop (limited release):

Living on the rooftop, Gao and his friends are the happiest bunch in the city of Galilee. Though life can be tough in this bustling metropolis, that doesn't stop them from churning out song and dance with a zest for life. However, when Gao meets his dream girl, Sian, fate takes him on a wild ride through romance, friendship, and gang rivalry, told in enchanting melodies and stunning dance numbers.

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Under the Bed

Under the Bed (limited release):

Two brothers team up to battle a terrifying creature living under their bed in this modern suburban nightmare from the producers of V/H/S and V/H/S/2.

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Ways to Live Forever

Ways to Live Forever (limited release):

Like most inquisitive boys, 12-year old Sam wants to know about UFOs, horror movies, ghosts, and girls. Sam also has leukemia, and although the adults in his life don't want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. Together with his best friend, Felix, he embarks on a "scientific investigation" with questions, observations, ev...

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Details on DVD/Blu-ray Releases, Tuesday, July 23th

Arcadia

Arcadia (limited release):

A coming-of-age story set in a vast, cross-country landscape, Arcadia begins when twelve-year-old Greta's dad Tom wakes her up before dawn and crams her and her two siblings into a dented station wagon. They set off on a 3,000 mile journey from the New England woods to the California desert. On the way, Tom tells enchanting stories, paints pictures of a California paradise, and assures the kids...

 
The Bitter Buddha

The Bitter Buddha (limited release):

The Documentary takes an unconventional journey with a true "comic's comic". For a few decades, Eddie Pepitone has proven to be a startling force in the alt-comedy scene. Within "The Bitter Buddha" we follow Eddie as he deals with a middle-age career surge, while struggling with self-doubt, sobriety, and a challenging family history.

Original animation, stand-up comedy and engaging interview...

 
Detention of the Dead

Detention of the Dead (limited release):

Comedy and Horror unite in this "The Breakfast Club" meets "Shaun of the Dead" tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is High School after all.

 
Ginger & Rosa

Ginger & Rosa (limited release):

London, 1962. Two teenage girls -- Ginger and Rosa - are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' frustrated domesticity.

But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered - by the clash of desire and the dete...

 
Graceland

Graceland (limited release):

In this unpredictable and tightly-paced thriller, family man Marlon Villar--a longtime chauffeur to corrupt Filipino politician Manuel Chango--is faced with an unthinkable predicament when he gets ambushed while driving both his boss's twelve year-old girl and his own daughter home from school one afternoon. In the chaos of the kidnapping attempt, things go horribly awry and Marlon's daughter is taken a...

 
Hunky Dory

Hunky Dory (limited release):

It's the long hot British summer of 1976 and Viv (Minnie Driver) has left London and her thespian aspirations, to work as a drama teacher in the local high school of her south Wales home town. Determined to fire up her hormonal, apathetic teenage charges, she sets about staging a rock musical based on Shakespeare's The Tempest for the school's end of year show.

Battling the summer...

 
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (limited release):

What drives a seemingly mundane man to commit a series of acts so heinous that it captured the attention of a horrified nation? In the summer of 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES explores this Midwestern city by meeting those surrounding Dah...

 
Kiss of the Damned

Kiss of the Damned (limited release):

Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered...

 
Love and Honor

Love and Honor (limited release):

When DALTON JOINER, a young soldier in Vietnam, gets dumped by his hometown girlfriend JANE, he vows to sneak home during the war to win her back. His best buddy, MICKEY WRIGHT, never one to miss out on a wild time, decides to go with him. They must get back to America, change her mind and return to the war without getting caught. The two soldiers end up at the University of Michigan...

 
New World

New World (limited release):

The head of the Goldmoon crime syndicate is dead, leaving his top two lieutenants. Seizing the opportunity, the police launch an operation called "New World," with the perfect weapon. The boss' right hand man, Ja-sung (LEE Jung-jae, THE THIEVES), has been a deep-cover operative for 8 years, closely watched by handler Police chief Kang (CHOI Min-sik, OLDBOY). With a baby on the way, and living in mortal ...

 
Pieta

Pieta (limited release):

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Pieta is the acclaimed film from the celebrated and controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk (Bad Guy; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring; 3-Iron). In this intense and haunting story, a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He pro...

 
The Silence

The Silence (limited release):

The Silence begins on a hot summer day, when a girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat by Peer (Ulrich Thomsen), as his helpless friend Timo (Wotan Wilke Moehring) watches. Exactly 23 years later, another 13-year-old, Sinikka, is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot, leading police to suspect the same killer may be at work again. Recently widowed detective David...

 
Starbuck

Starbuck (limited release):

Patrick Huard stars as David Wozniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-name Starbuck.

Produced by Andre Rouleau, the film also stars Ju...

 
Trance

Trance (limited release):

Academy Award® winning director Danny Boyle crafts a wildly twisting mind puzzle exploring identity, madness and perception via the altered state of hypnotic trance. Between the razor-thin lines of our dreams, desires and darkest impulses, our everyday realities vanish, leaving only the question of who or what can be trusted.

In TRANCE, Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with...

 
Two Years at Sea

Two Years at Sea (limited release):

Using old 16mm cameras, artist Ben Rivers creates work from stories of real people, often those who have disconnected from the normal world and taken themselves into wilderness territories. TWO YEARS AT SEA won a prize at the Venice Film Festival, and was TimeOut's number one pick of the London Film Festival. The title refers to the work Jake did in order to finance his chosen state of existence....

 
Vanishing Waves

Vanishing Waves (limited release):

A bold, visionary work of science fiction cinema that recalls the genre in its cerebral 1960s and '70s golden age, just as it simultaneously forges new territory with its unique fusion of emotional melodrama and hallucinatory widescreen spectacle, Vanishing Waves is one of the most accomplished and distinctive European films in recent memory. The second solo feature from Lithuanian dir...

 
Vehicle 19

Vehicle 19 (limited release):

A foreign traveler unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

Written and directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil the film stars Paul Walker with Naima McLean and Gys de Villiers. The movie was produced by Peter Safran and Ryan Haidarian.

 
Welcome to the Punch

Welcome to the Punch (limited release):

The second feature from acclaimed British music video director and filmmaker Eran Creevy, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH is the story of two arch-nemeses: detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy; X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, WANTED) and master criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong; SHERLOCK HOLMES, ZERO DARK THIRTY). When Sternwood escaped three years ago after a daring...

 

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