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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, CCH Pounder, Jared Harris and Jonathan Rhys Meyers star in THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES.

Expands Wide Release: Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine (expanded wide release on Friday, August 23rd; original limited release on Friday, July 26th):

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...

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (wide release):

From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby. In his adaptation, the filmmaker combines his distinctive visual, sonic, and storytelling styles in 3 Dimensions, weaving a Jazz Age cocktail faithful to Fitzgerald's text and relevant to now. Leonardo DiCaprio stars...

 
Pain and Gain

Pain and Gain (wide release):

From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes PAIN AND GAIN, a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.

 
Camp

Camp (limited release):

Eli's life is nightmare. His mother is a drug addict who neglects his care, and his transient father floats in and out of his life. Eli is filled with rage from the physical abuse he has received from his father but he longs for his love and approval. On his 10th birthday Eli is taken to the hospital by police who respond to a domestic disturbance call. Eli is removed from his home and is placed in Locustwoo...

 
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 Roll...

 
Koch

Koch (limited release):

Three-time New York City Mayor (1978--1989) Ed Koch is combative, funny and blunt. He is also intensely private. In Koch, first-time filmmaker Neil Barsky gives us a contemporary history of the world's greatest city, and an intimate portrait of the 87-year-old former mayor, as he confronts his own mortality and legacy. The film examines issues still relevant today--race relations, homelessness, AIDS and...

 
Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki (limited release):

Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the world was watchin...

 
Life, Love, Soul

Life, Love, Soul (limited release):

Roosevelt Jackson is living his version of the American dream. He's 17, handsome and super talented, what else could he ask for? His mother, beautiful attorney Kimberly Jackson raises Roosevelt and younger brother Clinton in the affluent Park Slope section of Brooklyn, NY. It's early in Roosevelt's senior year of High School; his biggest concern is whether to go to Syracuse University or UCLA.

 
The Lost Medallion

The Lost Medallion (limited release):

The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone is a feature movie opening in theaters March 1 2013. This faith-based, family, action/adventure film will thrill children and tweens, six through fourteen, their parents and grandparents. When Daniel Anderson (Alex Kendrick, Courageous, Fireproof and Facing the Giants) visits a foster home to drop off some donations he is quickly roped into tell...

 
The Painting

The Painting (limited release):

In this wryly inventive parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the barely outlined Sketchies who are treated as outcasts. Chastised for her forbidden love of the dashing Ramo, Claire runs away into the cursed forest. Ramo and his friends journey after her, crossing over the boundaries of the forest only to arrive...

 
Pawn Shop Chronicles

Pawn Shop Chronicles (limited release):

In this shop, these people may be pawning far more than they bargained for: Brendan Fraser (THE MUMMY), Elijah Wood (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Vincent D'Onofrio (MEN IN BLACK), Academy Award® nominee Matt Dillon (CRASH), Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead), Thomas Jane ("Hung"), Lukas Haas (INCEPTION), and Paul Walker (THE FAST & THE FURIOUS), star in 3 twisted...

 
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (limited release):

We begin in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor cafe a Pakistani man named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tells Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a...

 
A Resurrection

A Resurrection (limited release):

Set during a single horrific day and night at a high school, a guidance counselor (Barton), the school principal (Duncan) and local police officer (Sawa), must save the lives of several trapped students before a paranormal entity kills them all.

 
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (limited release):

It's the most mythic of all American emporiums -- and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman's iconic history in Matthew Miele's Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's. The legend, the parties, the fash...

 
Stranded

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.

 
33 Postcards

33 Postcards (limited release):

For ten years, Chinese orphan Mei Mei dreams of meeting her Australian sponsor - Dean Randall - and his 'perfect family'.

At 16, when her orphanage travels to Australia to attend the Australian Choir Festival, Mei Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds, however, is far from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards.

Initially mismatched and disconnected - the two begin a...

 
Tied

Tied (limited release):

Inspired by the true story of a murder trial that mesmerized the French public in 2009, this twisted new erotic thriller starring the beautiful Laetitia Casta and Benoit Poelvoorde explores the boundaries of human sexual desire and the lengths one will go for love, sex and money.

One spring evening, the Banker encounters a glamorous Young Woman. He is a man of enormous power and wealth and that...

 

Details on Films Opened Week of Friday, August 23rd

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (wide release):

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who...

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The World's End

The World's End (wide release):

A signature brew of camaraderie, knockabout humor, excessive quaffing, questionable life choices, hand-to-hand combat, and explosive surprises, The World's End reteams director Edgar Wright with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following their hits Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

The tale of The World's End begins on June 22nd, 1990. In their suburban U.K. town...

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You're Next

You're Next (wide release):

One of the smartest and most terrifying films in years, YOU'RE NEXT reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped...until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

A Lionsgate and Snoot Films presentation in association with Hanway...

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Dark Tourist

Dark Tourist (limited release):

A psychological-thriller in the haunting tradition of films like Taxi Driver and Monster, The Grief Tourist takes us into the chilling labyrinth of a man's dark hobby and his even darker mind. JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything...

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Devil's Pass

Devil's Pass (limited release):

Fact: In February of 1959, nine Russian hikers ventured into a remote area of the Ural Mountains in Russia.

Fact: Two weeks later, all nine were found dead.

Fact: What happened to them is a mystery that has baffled investigators and researchers for decades. It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.

Rumors have attributed their deaths to everything from alien encounters and government con...

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Drinking Buddies

Drinking Buddies (limited release):

Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more. But Kate is with Chris (Ron Livingston), and Luke is with Jill (Anna Kendrick). And Jill wants to know if Luke is ready to talk about marriage. The answer to that question becomes crystal clear when Luke and Kate unexpectedly find them...

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The Frozen Ground

The Frozen Ground (limited release):

THE FROZEN GROUND is based on the incredible true story that follows Alaskan State Trooper Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) as he sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (John Cusack), a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 13 years. As the bodies of street girls start to pile up in Anchorage, fear strikes a chord with the public. Risking his life, Halcombe goes on a personal...

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The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster (limited release):

THE GRANDMASTER is the highly-anticipated new film by acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai. Six years in the planning and three years in the making, THE GRANDMASTER is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that...

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Madras Cafe

Madras Cafe (limited release):

An Indian Intelligence agent journeys into a war torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group, only to discover a deeper conspiracy by a faceless enemy united to seize a common nemesis - India.

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Paradise: Faith

Paradise: Faith (limited release):

In this second installment, Ulrich Seidl explores what it means to carry the cross. For Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s (and sister of PARADISE: LOVE's Teresa), paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot...

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Savannah

Savannah (limited release):

Set in the post-civil war era, the true story of the legendary Ward Allen, an Aristocrat-turned-market hunter, his business partner -- a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, and the love of his life, free-spirited Lucy Stubbs. As the changing times force the brilliant but troubled Ward to challenge the government to recognize his rights as a market hunter, Ward fights to preserve his...

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Scenic Route

Scenic Route (limited release):

MITCHELL (Josh Duhamel) and CARTER (Dan Fogler), life-long friends who have drifted apart, are on a road trip when their old pickup breaks down, leaving them stranded on an isolated desert road. Nobody can pick apart a man like his best friend, and as the relentless elements of the desert grind them down, they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality. As they question...

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Short Term 12

Short Term 12 (limited release):

The world of group homes is not an unfamiliar one to SHORT TERM 12 writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton. In fact, he loosely modeled one of the film's characters, Nate -- an unsure newcomer to the line staff at the facility -- after himself.

"After I graduated from college [Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego], I couldn't find work, and a friend of mine mentioned a group home for at-risk teen...

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Sparrows Dance

Sparrows Dance (limited release):

When stage fright gets the best of her, a former actress (Marin Ireland) stops leaving her apartment, crippled by fear of the outside world. Living off delivery food and residuals from her acting career, she spends her days watching bad TV and spying on the city from her window. But when her toilet overflows and a kind, compassionate plumber (Paul Sparks) shows up, she reluctantly al...

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Therese

Therese (limited release):

Francois Mauriac's legendary 1927 novel of French provincial life has been gloriously brought to the screen by the inestimable Claude Miller in his final film. Sumptuously photographed to capture the full beauty of the pine-forested Landes area in southwest France, THERĂˆSE is a beautifully conceived drama of exquisite taste. Marvelously played by the luminous Audrey Tautou, Therese is a heroine...

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali (limited release):

No conventional sports documentary, THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work...

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Una Noche

Una Noche (limited release):

Trapped in the nervous desperation of Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. When accused of assault, his only option is to flee. He begs his best friend, Elio, to abandon everything and help him reach the forbidden land 90 miles across the ocean. Elio's commitment is tested when he is torn between helping Raul escape and protecting his twin sister, Lila. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana's rest...

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The United States of Football

The United States of Football (limited release):

The United States of Football is a must-see documentary that explores the cumulative effect of repetitive trauma in America's Game from Pee Wees to the pros. Fans and parents of young players can follow a father's quest for an answer to the question, "Should my kid play?" From Bountygate to the challenges faced in youth leagues by shortfalls in knowledge or funding...

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Wampler's Ascent

Wampler's Ascent (limited release):

Wampler's Ascent documents Steve Wampler as he attempts to become the first person with a disability to climb the biggest rock face in the world, El Captain in Yosemite National Park. 20,000 pull-ups, 5 nights and 6 days on the sheer face of a mountain with only the use of one limb, this is a story of a man's commitment to bringing international attention to the funding of a camp for kids...

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