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Elysium

Matt Damon stars in ELYSIUM, a Colubmia Pictures film by Neill Blomkamp and also starring Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner and Wagner Moura.

Recently Added: Approximately Nels Cline

Approximately Nels Cline

Approximately Nels Cline (double feature opens limited release on Friday, August 16th):

Best known as the lead guitarist of Wilco, endlessly inventive guitarist and avant-garde titan Nels Cline shares his harmonic creations alongside Scott Amendola and Devin Hoff, and special guests Carla Kihlstedt, Ron Miles, Yuka Honda, Ben Goldberg and Matthias Bossi in APPROXIMATELY NELS CLINE...

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In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey (double feature opens limited release on Friday, August 16th):

John Fahey began his musical journey in the Washington, D.C. area. His path would take him throughout the Mississippi Delta looking for musicians and the recordings they'd made in the 1920s and 30s. He spent much of his adult life based in Los Angeles, and Salem, Oregon...

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Recently Added: Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara (limited release on Thursday, August 15th):

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara (Again) is the story of an underworld don, Shoaib (Akshay Kumar), who killed his mentor in the past (Once Upon A Time In Mumbai) to gain supremacy and is now the ruling mafia king. His influence and power has spread right up to the Middle East, today. Shoaib is now a flamboyant...

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Details on DVD/Blu-ray Releases, Tuesday, Aug. 13th

The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding (wide release):

With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, THE BIG WEDDING is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and...

 
Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen (wide release):

A small group of heavily armed, meticulously trained extremists launch a daring daylight ambush on the White House, overrunning the building and taking President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff hostage inside an impenetrable underground presidential bunker. As a pitched battle rages on the White House lawn, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) joins...

 
A Band Called Death

A Band Called Death (limited release):

Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death's music-- and band name--too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they...

 
The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep (limited release):

Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant's world is turned upside down,when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than 30 years underground, Grant must now go on...

 
Compulsion

Compulsion (limited release):

Amy (Heather Graham) is a vivacious and charismatic gourmet chef, with a dangerous appetite. She uses the most sensual of cuisine to lure her prey and turn them into victims of her twisted methods of controlling relationships and creating intimacy. When Amy realizes her new neighbour Saffron (Carrie-Anne Moss) is the former child star she has always idolized, she uses her prowess in the kitchen in an...

 
Detour

Detour (limited release):

Trapped inside his car by a mudslide, smooth talking Jackson Alder suddenly finds himself in a situation he can't talk his way out of. With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds; battling Mother Nature for his survival.

 
Dog Pound

Dog Pound (limited release):

Set in the harsh world of the American juvenile detention system, Dog Pound tells the story of 17-year-old Adam "Butch" Butcher, charged with assaulting a corrections officer. If convicted, he faces hard time in an adult prison, but as witnesses emerge to support his claim of self-defense, Butch is told that with two weeks of clean behavior, he could be acquitted and released. Facing attacks from harden...

 
Errors of the Human Body

Errors of the Human Body (limited release):

Obsessively struggling to develop a cure for a rare genetic ailment, which caused the death of his infant son, Geneticist Geoff Burton (Michael Eklund, The Call) is forced to relocate to an isolated research facility in Dresden, Germany. Completely consumed by his research, Burton is on the brink of discovery but soon realizes that his own work may bear more consequences than he previously...

 
The Guillotines

The Guillotines (limited release):

During the Manchurian-ruled Qing Dynasty, Emperor Yong Zheng established a secret assassination squad known as the Guillotines to eliminate all who opposed him. Once heavily favored by the Emperor, the Guillotines are deemed expendable once Emperor Qian Long ascends to the throne and adopts Western ideas and technology. To consolidate his power under a new regime, the Emperor...

 
Hatchet III

Hatchet III (limited release):

Concluding the saga begun in Adam Green's hit 2006 thriller, Hatchet III follows the vengeful Marybeth (Danielle Harris) as she continues seeking out a way to destroy Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder), a hulking, seemingly-invincible sociopath rampaging through a sleepy Louisiana swamp.

While a heavily-armed team of mercenaries takes to the bayou surrounding Crowley's home, Marybeth finds her...

 
The Hot Flashes

The Hot Flashes (limited release):

The Hot Flashes is about an unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, who challenge the current arrogant high school girls' state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, become a national media sensation, and gain a new lease on life.

 
I Killed My Mother

I Killed My Mother (limited release):

Focusing on the relationship between Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Quebecois living in suburban Montreal, and his single mother Chantale (Anne Dorval), I KILLED MY MOTHER beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship. While he gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater and kitschy decor, the ingrained mechanisms (i.e. manipulation and guilt)...

 
Lost and Found in Armenia

Lost and Found in Armenia (limited release):

LOST AND FOUND IN ARMENIA is the story of Bill (Jamie Kennedy), an American tourist who vacations to Turkey to get his mind off a bad break up. In a comedic and dangerous turn of events, Bill unknowingly ends up in a small village in Armenia, where he is accused of being a Turkish spy. It is in that small village, he meets a beautiful Armenian girl (Angela Sarafyan), who helps him escape...

 
Reality

Reality (limited release):

Luciano is a fishmonger and family man living in a small village near Naples. At the urging of his young children, he auditions for a role as a housemate on the hit reality TV show Big Brother. While waiting for an acceptance call from the producers, Luciano dreams of becoming as beloved as Enzo, a former Big Brother cast member whose presence in Italy is inescapable, and whose fame is intoxicating. ...

 
A Werewolf Boy

A Werewolf Boy (limited release):

Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of a boy she knew 60 years ago come flooding back to her. Then young Suni and her family moved to a small village in Korea. There, they encounter a bedraggled orphan boy hiding under a bush and take him in out of pity. Called a "wolf boy" by some for his feral behavior and uncom...

 
What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew (limited release):

A contemporary reimagining of Henry James' novel, WHAT MAISIE KNEW tells the story of a captivating little girl's struggle for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through the eyes of the title's heroine, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit.

An aging rock star (Moore) and a contemporary art deal...

 

Details on Films Opened Week of Friday, August 9th

Elysium

Elysium (wide release):

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to...

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (wide release):

Based on the publishing phenomenon, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS continues the young demigod's epic journey to fulfill his destiny. To save their world, Percy and his friends must find the fabled and powerfully magic Golden Fleece. Embarking on a treacherous odyssey into the uncharted waters of the Sea of Monsters (known to humans as the Bermuda Triangle...

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Planes

Planes (wide release):

"Disney's Planes" is an action-packed 3D animated comedy featuring Dusty, a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty's not exactly built for racing--and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights...

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We're the Millers

We're the Millers (wide release):

From New Line Cinema comes the action comedy "We're The Millers," starring Jennifer Aniston ("Horrible Bosses") and Jason Sudeikis ("The Campaign"). The film is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story").

David Burke (Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids--after all, he has his scruples. So...

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The Battle of amfAR

The Battle of amfAR (limited release):

When AIDS strikes, two very different women -- Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim -- join forces to create America's first AIDS research foundation. The fight against HIV/AIDS has never been the same.

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Ashley

Ashley (limited release):

Ashley Collins is trying to escape. Though she fantasizes about passionately kissing another 17-year-old girl, in reality, she has no friends. In reality, she barely communicates with the outside world. In reality, she cuts herself.

The deep cuts have caused extensive scarring on Ashley's arm, which she hides with a long sleeve shirt. She's always hiding. Vincent, the school therapist, isn't able get her t...

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Blood

Blood (limited release):

When police discover a young girl brutally murdered, brothers Joe Fairburn (Paul Bettany) and Chrissie Fairburn join their supervisor Robert (Mark Strong) to investigate main suspect Jason Buliegh, a local sex offender and social outcast.

Forced to release Jason from police custody, the Fairburns take matters into their own hands in an attempt to coerce a confession. All the while, Joe and Chrissie's father Lenny...

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Chennai Express

Chennai Express (limited release):

Chennai Express is a story of Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) who embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu, only to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a South Indian girl (Deepika Padukone) hailing from a unique family down South. As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India...

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The Conspiracy

The Conspiracy (limited release):

When two young filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new work the task seems simple enough: Befriend him, gain his trust, and let his theories speak for themselves. But things prove more complicated than that. Despite his street preaching their subject proves to be an articulate and intelligent man. One prone to seeing patterns others do not, yes, but hardly the...

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Facing Fear

Facing Fear (limited release):

As a 13 year-old, Matthew Boger was thrown out of his home for being gay. While living on the streets of Hollywood, he was savagely beaten in a back alley by a group of neo-Nazi skinheads. Boger managed to survive the attack and escape life on the streets. Twenty-five years later, Boger found himself in a chance meeting with a former neo-Nazi skinhead, Tim Zaal. The two men soon realized that they had met...

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I Give It a Year

I Give It a Year (limited release):

I GIVE IT A YEAR is a brand new comedy from the writer of Borat and Bruno that lifts the veil on the realities of the first year of marriage.

Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Rose Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Rafe Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat's a doer, but the spark between them is undeniable.

Their wedding is a drea...

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The Good Son

The Good Son (limited release):

There are stories in sports that will never be forgotten. Now, for one of the greatest of them all, years later, a new chapter has been written.

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini was once the most famous sports figure in America, a man who captivated the public with a remarkable personal tale, and a fighter electrified anyone who saw him box through his courage in the ring. But everything changed -- for Mancini...

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Implanted

Implanted (limited release):

Ethan Galloway (Justice Leak, The Great Debaters) struggles to re-enter a now-foreign world after awakening in a hospital with no memory of how he got there. As his disjointed and bewildering memories come tumbling back, and unsure of what is real or imagined, Ethan begins to desperately reassemble the puzzle pieces of his life, despite efforts by his neurologist father (Robert Pralgo, The Blind Side) to conc...

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In a World...

In a World... (limited release):

Lake Bell (No Strings Attached, "Children's Hospital") stars in In a World..., a hilarious and heart-felt comedy about a struggling vocal coach who strikes it big in the cutthroat world of movie-trailer voiceovers, only to find herself in direct competition with the industry's reigning king--her father. Written and directed by Bell, who won the Sundance 2013 Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for the script, In a ...

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Jug Face

Jug Face (limited release):

Jug Face tells the story of a pregnant teen trying to escape a backwoods community when she discovers that she may be sacrificed to a creature in a pit. The entity in the pit requires a life for keeping the community safe. The face of the person to be sacrificed is crafted onto a ceramic jug. When ignored, the entity unleashes an evil onto the community. Now no one is safe as tragedy befalls each member...

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Kid-Thing

Kid-Thing (limited release):

Annie is a rebellious ten-year-old girl. She lives on the outskirts of town with her father Marvin, who, when not herding goats, mostly sleeps the day away. Virtually devoid of parental guidance, Annie is left to fend for herself and do as she pleases. With no moral compass, she roams the neighboring lands, shoplifting and engaging in general destructive behavior. Her routine is broken one day while...

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Lovelace

Lovelace (limited release):

From Academy Award® winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (HOWL, THE CELLULOID CLOSET) comes the true story of fame, abuse and betrayal set against the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Starring Amanda Seyfried and Golden Globe nominee Peter Sarsgaard, along with an all-star cast including Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria, Wes Bentley, Adam Brody, Emmy winner Bobby Cann...

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Musicwood

Musicwood (limited release):

Musicwood is an adventure-filled journey, a political thriller with music at its heart. An unusual band of the most famous guitar-makers in the world (Bob Taylor of Taylor guitars, Chris Martin of Martin Guitars and Dave Berryman of Gibson Guitars) travel together into the heart of one of the most primeval rainforests on the planet. Their mission: to negotiate with Native American loggers and change the way this...

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Off Label

Off Label (limited release):

Doctors today are liberally writing prescriptions for psychotropic drugs such as Adderall, Ambien, Zoloft, and Prozac (to name but a very few). Often these drugs are combined in polypharmacy cocktails or are given out for unapproved or untested indications, leading to abuse, dangerous side effects, and heavy dependence. In OFF LABEL, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher (October Country) examine our...

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Pig Death Machine

Pig Death Machine (limited release):

Amy Davis is a nerdy, yet doornail-dumb hottie who eats undercooked, parasite-laden pink piggy and is transformed into a dangerous genius. Across town, a punky-buxom-botanist eats the same meaty treat and ends up endowed with the supernatural ability to "hear" her specimens. This is a fable about ENVY and the sickness that comes from getting exactly what you wish. Pig Death Machine is a...

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Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche (limited release):

Driven by striking performances from Rudd and Hirsch, PRINCE AVALANCHE is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that's been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, beautifully shot by frequent Green collaborator Tim Orr, the men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship. Funny, meditative and at times...

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Saturday Morning Mystery

Saturday Morning Mystery (limited release):

A team of amateur paranormal investigators struggles to make ends meet by debunking reports of supernatural incidents. With the group on the verge of bankruptcy, they take on a case involving rumors of suspicious disappearances and violent deaths linked with the abandoned Kyser schoolhouse. Discounting stories of satanic practices, the team proceeds, desperately chasing...

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The Terror, Live

The Terror, Live (limited release):

YOON Young-hwa, once a top, national news anchor, gets demoted to radio news. One day, a call comes in during his radio show threatening to blow up Mapo Bridge. While it is brushed off as a prank call, the bridge ends up getting blown to pieces just 10 minutes later. To get his career back on track, YOON tries to grab an exclusive live broadcast. The terrorist demands a hefty sum in exchange and...

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Thalaivaa

Thalaivaa (limited release):

Directed by Vijay and stars Vijay and Amala Paul with Ragini Nandwani, Santhanam, Satyaraj, Rajiv Pillai, Abhimanyu Singh, Manobala, Ponvannan and Suresh.

The screenwriter was Vijay. The movie was produced by Chandra Prakash Jain.

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The United States of Autism

The United States of Autism (limited release):

If ever there were a story that embodies the heart of America, it's the story found in families and individuals affected by autism.

As people often fret about America, one can't help but hear the daily drumbeat of how folks have their best days behind them. To many so-called authorities, the situations faced by individuals and families dealing with autism are hopeless, as they seek to define...

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Whensday

Whensday (limited release):

Documentarian Abe Benjamin stumbles across an old casette tape in a thrift store that leads him to investigate the mysterious origin of a bamboo bike and the odd little girl who accompanies it on its journey through time. Unbeknownst to Abe, the Braughman Brothers Security Team are on the hunt for the same bike at the request of their billionaire boss and best friend Joe Panda. Chaos ensues.

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Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride

Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride (limited release):

A documentary about greed, politics, urban development and renewal, the award-winning Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride is an absorbing chronicle of the efforts to redevelop an iconic American landmark On a small rented lot in the heart of Coney Island's gritty amusement district, Eddie Miranda proudly operates a 38-year-old carnival ride called the Zipper...

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