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2 Guns

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg star in 2 GUNS, a film directed by Baltasar Kormakur; also starring Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Fred Ward and Edward James Olmos.

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All Ears

All Ears (limited release on Friday, August 2nd):

All Ears is a documentary focusing on the Los Angeles instrumental Beat scene. The L.A. community is often cited as the epicenter and origin of a worldwide movement and the documentary offers an insight into the open minds and ears of the producers behind the beats (dak, Ras G, Sacred, Kutmah, Dibia$e, House Shoes, DJ Nobody & many more)...

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The Smurfs 2

The Smurfs 2 (wide release on Wednesday, July 31st):

In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and...

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The Smurfs 2

The Smurfs 2 (wide release):

In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the...

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2 Guns

2 Guns (wide release):

Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.

For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence...

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All Ears

All Ears (limited release):

All Ears is a documentary focusing on the Los Angeles instrumental Beat scene. The L.A. community is often cited as the epicenter and origin of a worldwide movement and the documentary offers an insight into the open minds and ears of the producers behind the beats (dak, Ras G, Sacred, Kutmah, Dibia$e, House Shoes, DJ Nobody & many more). All Ears looks at the network of record labels, collect...

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The Artist and the Model

The Artist and the Model (limited release):

Summer of 1943. In an occupied France, not far away from the Spanish border, a famous old sculptor who is tired of life and wars finds the desire to work on his last masterpiece when a beautiful young Spanish girl comes knocking after escaping a refugee camp in the South of France.

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The Canyons

The Canyons (limited release):

Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo) join forces for this explicitly erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance. Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian (adult film star James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored play...

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Cockneys vs Zombies

Cockneys vs Zombies (limited release):

The Bow Bells Care Home is under threat and the McGuire's -- Andy, Terry, and Katy -- need to find some way to keep their grandfather and his friends in the East End, where they belong. But, when you're robbing a bank, zombie invasions makes things a lot harder. And let's face it, they need all the help they can get when their bank-robbing experts turn out to be Mental Mickey and Davey...

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Drift

Drift (limited release):

Brothers Andy and Jimmy Kelly have one great passion: riding big waves. Free-spirited Jimmy (Samuel) is a gifted surfer and innovator but starts to slip towards a life of crime to help his family out of debt. Quitting a stable job, Andy (Pollard) bets on Jimmy's surf inventions and his own business skills and launches a backyard surf gear enterprise. They rethink board design, craft homemade wetsuits and sell their...

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Europa Report

Europa Report (limited release):

EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa's icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around...

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The Gardener

The Gardener (limited release):

The Gardener is a poetic film made using documentary-style techniques via the cameras of father and son (the Makhmalbafs) who go to Israel to learn about a religion (Baha'i faith) that they don't know much about due to its taboo status in the country of both the filmmakers' and the faith's birth -- Iran.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf follows a gardener who works at the Baha'i gardens to understand who he is and...

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Intolerance

Intolerance (limited release):

Overwhelmingly spectacular (the assistant directors alone included W.S. Van Dyke, Tod Browning, and Erich von Stroheim) follow-up to Griffith's Birth of a Nation, with Lillian Gish's cradle-rocking tying together stories of Christ, the 16th-century St. Bartholomew Day Massacre, the fall of Babylon (complete with 300-foot high chariot-bearing battlements), and a modern day story capped by the original car vs. tra...

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The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (limited release):

A filmmaker puts out a casting call for young adults, aged 15- to 23. The director wants to make a film about growing up in her home country, Georgia, and find commonalities across social and ethnic lines. She travels through cities and villages interviewing the candidates who responded and filming their daily lives.

The boys and girls who responded to the...

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Naughty Jatts

Naughty Jatts (limited release):

Naughty Jatts is musical roller coaster ride of comedy of 3 jatts running for one girl. Their unique ways to get her will leave you vibrating in your chair with laughter and keeps you guessing who will finally take the girl away...

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Our Children

Our Children (limited release):

Murielle and Mounir love each other passionately. Ever since he was a boy, the young man has been living with Doctor Pinget who provides him with a comfortable life. When Mounir and Murielle decide to marry and have children, the couple's dependence on the doctor becomes excessive. Murielle finds herself caught up in an unhealthy emotional climate that insidiously leads the family towards a tragic...

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Rising from Ashes

Rising from Ashes (limited release):

From director T.C. Johnstone and told by Forest Whitaker comes RISING FROM ASHES, which will have its worldwide theatrical premiere on August 2 in New York and Los Angeles.

In RISING FROM ASHES, two worlds collide when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six year journey to compete in the Olympic Games in London...

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Romance

Romance (limited release):

Directed by Darling Swamy and stars Prince, Ritu Varma, Dimple Chopade and Manasa.

The screenwriter was Darling Swamy.

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Sharknado

Sharknado (limited release):

Produced by The Asylum, "Sharknado" is the story of beachside bar regulars including owner Fin (Ian Ziering, "Beverly Hills 90210"), bartender Nova (Cassie Scerbo, "Make It Or Break It") and local drunk George (John Heard, "Home Alone") as they team up with Fin's ex-wife April (Tara Reid, "Scrubs") to investigate the ecological nightmare that has sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angel...

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Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers

Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (limited release):

Their crimes resemble high-octane Hollywood action movies: a sports car speeds through a Dubai shopping mall, crashing into the windows of a Graff jewelry store. Masked, gun-wielding men jump out of the car, and stuff fistfuls of diamonds into their satchels before screeching off. In London, they took all of three minutes to make off with $30 million in diamonds...

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The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now (limited release):

THE SPECTACULAR NOW is the story of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) -- high school senior, effortless charmer, and self-proclaiemd "life of the party" -- and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with the "nice girl" Aimee Fineky. While Aimee dreams of the future, Sutter lives in the now. And yet somehow, they're drawn together. What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight...

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Top Cat: The Movie

Top Cat: The Movie (limited release):

Benny the Ball, Fancy Fancy, Choo Choo, Spook, Brain, and the indisputable leader of the gang TC, are back at war with the long arm of the law when the menacing Police Chief Strickland moves to town, ousting the bumbling Officer Dibble.

Determined to put a stop to the feline antics in Hoagy's Alley with the help of a bullying robot police force, the tech-savvy Strickland threatens to be the most dasta...

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When Comedy Went to School

When Comedy Went to School (limited release):

Why are there so many Jewish comedians? When Comedy Went to School answers this question with an entertaining portrait of this country's greatest generation of comics -- the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, all of whom make appearances in the film, telling jokes and telling their stories. The answer...

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Details on DVD/Blu-ray Releases, Tuesday, Aug. 6th

Mud

Mud (wide release):

14 year-old Ellis (Tye Sheridan) lives on a makeshift houseboat on the banks of a river in Arkansas with his parents, Mary Lee (Sarah Paulson) and Senior (Ray McKinnon). He sneaks out early one morning to meet his best friend, Neckbone (Jacob Lofland). Neckbone, also 14, lives with his uncle, Galen (Michael Shannon), who makes a hardscrabble living diving for oysters. The two boys set out to an island on...

 
Oblivion

Oblivion (wide release):

2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what's left of our planet, Jack's mission is almost complete. In a matter of two weeks, he will join the remaining survivors on a lunar colony far from the war-torn world he has long called...

 
The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines (wide release):

The daring new movie from the director of Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines is a sweeping emotional drama powerfully exploring the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons.

Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New...

 
Absence

Absence (limited release):

Expectant mother Liz wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy has disappeared overnight. When doctors can find no medical explanation for the loss, police treat Liz and her husband Rick as prime suspects in what has now become a missing child case. Only Liz's husband and brother trust her version of events.

As word spreads, the police and prying neighbors subject the young couple to...

 
Aftershock

Aftershock (limited release):

Chile has it all: gorgeous landscapes, smokin'- hot women, cool dudes, great wine, and the wildest parties. For a hapless American tourist, nicknamed Gringo (Eli Roth) by his two Chilean pals Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolas Martinez), the trip has been heaven on earth -- except that he just can't hook up with the ladies. Gringo's luck seems to change when the group meets a trio of babes...

 
Antiviral

Antiviral (limited release):

Syd March is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion -- for a price. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rab...

 
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 body...

 
Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (limited release):

Thure Lindhardt (Keep the Lights On) stars in this quirky horror-comedy as Lars, a former darling of the art scene slipping away into the land of has-beens and struggling with lack of inspiration.

When Lars' art dealer Ronny arranges a teaching job in a small town as a "therapeutic measure" to stir up his creative juices, things don't quite turn out as planned. At first, lif...

 
My Amityville Horror

My Amityville Horror (limited release):

For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathy Lutz's story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel's facts may b...

 
Not Today

Not Today (limited release):

Caden Welles has the world at his disposal. With the resources of his wealthy father, he's living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream. But what happens when that dream becomes a nightmare halfway around the world?

Traveling with his friends to Hyderabad, India on a whim, Caden's expectations of a never-ending party crash hard. But not as hard as his conscience when he refuses to...

 
On the Road

On the Road (limited release):

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, ON THE ROAD tells the provocative story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart).

Traveling cross-country, Sal and De...

 
Paradise: Love

Paradise: Love (limited release):

Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian hausfrau, travels to the beaches of Kenya as a sex tourist or "Sugar Mama". There, she moves from one Beach Boy to the next, buying their love only to be disappointed and quickly learning that there, love is strictly a business. With his very unique brand of realism, socio-political critique and warped humor, Mr. Seidl deals with the market value of sexuality, older w...

 
The Sapphires

The Sapphires (limited release):

Four smart, gutsy young Australian Aboriginal women become unlikely stars in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of allies, in THE SAPPHIRES. Set in 1968, the film follows Gail (Deborah Mailman), Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) as they seize a risky, but irresistible, chance to launch a professional career singing for U.S. troops in...

 
The Story of Luke

The Story of Luke (limited release):

A comedy about Luke, a young man with autism who embarks on a quest for a job and a girlfriend. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer. Written and Directed by Alonso Mayo, based on his experiences at Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru, as seen in his research documentary "Just Like Anyone". Winner of Best Film at Irvine International Film Festival & San Diego Film Fes...

 
To the Wonder

To the Wonder (limited release):

Neil (Ben Affleck) is an American traveling in Europe who meets and falls in love with Marina (Olga Kurylenko), an Ukrainian divorcee who is raising her 10-year-old daughter Tatiana in Paris. The lovers travel to Mont St. Michel, the island abbey off the coast of Normandy, basking in the wonder of their newfound romance. Neil makes a commitment to Marina, inviting her to relocate to his native Okla...

 
Welcome to the Machine

Welcome to the Machine (limited release):

After three years of trying to have a child, filmmaker Avi Zev Weider and his wife Alexandra tried IVF and immediately became pregnant -- with triplets.

In grappling with this life-changing experience, it was evident that technology was having a real affect on Avi's life; his babies were conceived via a technical process, born in a high-tech neo-natal intensive care unit and kept ali...

 
West of Memphis

West of Memphis (limited release):

A new documentary written and directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Amy Berg (DELIVER US FROM EVIL) and produced by first-time filmmakers Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, in collaboration with the multiple Academy Award-winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, WEST OF MEMPHIS tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to...

 

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