Fruitvale Station (expands nationwide Friday, July 26th; original limited release on Friday, July 12th):
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler's FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of...More info »
The Way, Way Back (expands nationwide Friday, July 26th; original limited release on Friday, July 5th):
THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan's (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan...More info »
First Comes Love (limited release on Friday, July 26th, 2013):
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, the nursery rhyme didn't go as planned. Still single at age 40, she decides to have a baby on her own-- or rather, with the help of her best friend Amy as birth partner and her gay friend Eric as sperm donor. We see how the process of...More info »
Details on Films Opened Week of Friday, July 26th
The Wolverine (wide release):
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional...
Apartment 1303 3D (limited release):
Janet leaves her troubled home for a high-rise apartment, despite warnings about the apartment's dark and haunted reputation. Soon after moving in, Janet inexplicably dies, falling out the window of her thirteenth story apartment. Her sister Lana (Mischa Barton) moves in to the apartment, determined to reveal the truth behind her sibling's bizarre death. What Lana finds is far more...
Bajatey Raho (limited release):
India's first revenge comedy, BAJATEY RAHO, where you witness the fight of con v/s evil to retain one's honour, integrity and prestige.
Eros International in association with MSM Motion Pictures presents 'Bajatey Raho' a Shashant A Shah directorial film produced by Krishika Lulla.
Blue Jasmine (limited release):
After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.
Jasmine arrives in San Francisco in a fragile mental state, her head reeling from the cocktail of anti-depressants she's ...
Breaking the Girls (limited release):
Breaking The Girls is the story of a university student named Sara who, when slandered by a hostile classmate, is befriended by the manipulative Alex, who proposes the perfect, untraceable crime - to kill each other's arch enemies. When Alex actually goes through with it, Sara finds herself being framed for murder.
Casting By (limited release):
Afforded unprecedented freedom and power by television, casting pioneers like Marion Dougherty and Lynn Stalmaster were iconoclasts whose exquisite taste and gut instincts ultimately helped change the old studio system and usher in New Hollywood through landmark movies like "Midnight Cowboy," "The Graduate," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Bonnie and Clyde." They broke away...
The Children Next Door (limited release):
THE CHILDREN NEXT DOOR recounts the fear and pain of domestic violence through the eyes of a child. The film takes us on a young family's journey to discover the solution to end a reoccurring cycle of violence and the truth that lies beneath.
Raised in Tennessee households fraught with domestic violence, Penny and Brad vowed when they fell in love to end the cycle. A ten-year marriage plagued...
Drug War (limited release):
Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence. Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons, and after a violent lab accident, he's in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei). Now, he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang's undercover team take down the powerful cartel he's been cooking for. But as the uneasy allies rush to execute...
Extracted (limited release):
A scientist invents a technique to enter people's memories deep within their subconscious when their mind is at its most vulnerable state. When he is tasked with entering a convicted criminal's mind to see whether he committed murder, he is faced with his most dangerous and risky memory extraction ever.
First Comes Love (limited release):
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, the nursery rhyme didn't go as planned. Still single at age 40, she decides to have a baby on her own-- or rather, with the help of her best friend Amy as birth partner and her gay friend Eric as sperm donor. We see how the process of baby making affects each of their lives profoundly and in...
Frankenstein's Army (limited release):
In the dying days of World War II, a battalion of Russian soldiers find themselves lost in enemy territory. Stumbling upon a village decimated by an unseen terror, they're lured into the secret lab of a deranged scientist (Hellboy's Karel Roden) and forced to face off against his army of horrific flesh-and-metal war machines. Leaderless and faced with dissention amongst their dwindling...
Neander-Jin (limited release):
In this Euro-screwball comedy, which plays with multiple genres and narrative styles, Florian Steinbiss (who grew up just miles from the remains of the first found Neanderthal man in Bonn, Germany) tells the story of a Neanderthal Man who mysteriously rematerializes in modern day Germany and seeks sanctuary in the garden of Barbara van Schmerling, a 23-year-old student of Environmental Plan...
The Servant (limited release):
A man walks down a dreary London street and enters a newly sold, and unlocked, house. He enters, searches through the unfurnished space for the occupant, and finds Tony, the owner of the house, sleeping fully clothed on a folding chair. He wakes Tony up and introduces himself as Barrett, an applicant for a position as Tony's manservant. Tony groggily gives him the gist of what he needs: to be gen...
Stranded (limited release):
When a meteor suddenly collides with the Ark moon base, the astronauts on board find themselves in immediate danger. The crew quickly learns that spores from the meteorite can replicate cell structure, reproduce and mutate, forcing everyone on board to fight for their lives.
Terraferma (limited release):
Until actually confronted with having to make a life and death decision, who can know, with absolute certainty, how they will react? Set on and around a summer tourist island off the coast of Sicily, Terraferma tells the story of two struggling, yet disparate families, whose members become fatefully intertwined. A well intentioned, but illegal rescue of immigrant 'boat people,' forces the individuals of the indig...
The Time Being (limited release):
Daniel (Wes Bentley) is a struggling young artist whose ambitions have pushed his marriage to the brink. When a reclusive millionaire named Warner (Frank Langella) purchases one of his pieces, he hopes for additional commissions from a new benefactor. Instead, Werner offers him a series of increasingly bizarre surveillance assignments. As Daniel starts to unravel the secrets behind the...
Tiny Times (limited release):
The film is written and directed by the controversial Chinese writer/director Guo Jingming and is known as the Chinese version of TWILIGHT.
The To Do List (limited release):
In order to shed her uptight image before college, Valedictorian Brandy Klark creates a "to do list" of all the "activities" she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she's way out of her depth, Brandy solicits her two best friends, her older sister and her burnt-out boss for their help and advice. But even with the guidance of those closest to her, Brandy can't foresee that emotions are not ea...
Wasteland (limited release):
After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Harvey Miller (Attack The Block's Luke Treadaway) has revenge on his mind. He recruits his three best friends to help him rob the local drug kingpin whose betrayal put him away in the first place. As the kingpin catches wind of the con, Harvey's plan evolves into a suspenseful and exciting scheme full of surprising twists that will keep you gues...
Details on DVD/Blu-ray Releases, Tuesday, July 30th
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (wide release):
A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO, commenced the di Bonaventura production of G.I. JOE: RETALIATION.
In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the govern...
Assault on Wall Street (limited release):
Jim is an average New Yorker living a peaceful life with a well paying job and a loving family. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes causing Jim to lose his job, home and wife. Filled with anger and rage, Jim snaps and goes to extreme lengths to seek revenge for the life taken from him.
Between Us (limited release):
In this darkly comedic drama, two couples reunite over two incendiary evenings where anything can happen. Grace and Carlo are a newly married New York couple who visit their old friends Sharyl and Joel in their huge Midwestern home. Despite their wealth, the hosts are in a bitterly destructive marriage. A few years later, the couples reunite in New York, only to find tables turned.
Black Rock (limited release):
Three young women -- Sarah (Kate Bosworth), Abby (Katie Aselton) and Lou (Lake Bell) -- get together for a getaway at one of the iconic settings of their childhood, an empty island off the coast of Maine, to renew their bond of sisterhood. They quickly learn, though, that the island is anything but empty, when they encounter three recently-returned servicemen, who have come to the island to hunt. A mis...
Filly Brown (limited release):
FILLY BROWN is an inspiring and gritty portrait of a young artist striving to find her voice and seize her dreams without compromise. Majo Tonorio, aka, "Filly Brown" is a young, raw hip-hop artist from Los Angeles who spits rhymes from the heart. With a mother in prison and a father struggling to provide for his daughters, Majo knows that a record contract could be her family's ticket out. But when a...
The Matchmaker (limited release):
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of...
Night Across the Street (limited release):
On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life -- a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a brief stay in a haunted hotel, conversations with a fictional doppelganger of a real writer. Stories hide within stories and the thin line between imagi...
Rushlights (limited release):
RUSHLIGHTS, a dark, gritty action-mystery thriller, stars Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Beau Bridges (The Descendants, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Max Payne) and Aidan Quinn (Unknown, The Mission, Legends of the Fall). "Rushlights" revolves around Billy Brody (Josh Henderson, star of TNT's new hit series "Dallas") and Sarah (Haley Webb, Final Destination), two delinquent young lovers...
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.