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Gone Girl

Opens Friday, Oct 3, 2014 Synopsis: David Fincher returns to the director's chair for this 20th Century Fox thriller based on Gillian Flynn's bestseller (and adapted for the screen by the author) about a husband who becomes the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance after she vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Opens Monday, Aug 11, 2014 Synopsis: Chapman and Maclain Way's documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball tells the tale of the Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team (meaning it was not affiliated with any big-league club) that formed in 1973. They fielded a squad consisting of guys who showed up for an open try out, many of whom had been cut from more reputable organizations. The ragtag team actually started to win, and their hometown of Portland ended up giving them a devoted fan base. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Watermark

Opens Friday, Sep 5, 2014 Synopsis: Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky team to co-direct Watermark, an environmentally conscious documentary that examines the relationship between mankind and water. The filmmakers travel to various locations around the world -- from deserts, to tanneries, to one of the biggest dams in the world -- to showcase how the liquid shapes people's lives, as well as how humanity affects this precious resource. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Final Member

Synopsis: Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math's documentary The Final Member charts the efforts of the Icelandic Phallological Museum -- a showcase for male genitalia from just about every mammal on Earth -- to acquire its first human specimen. Although the organization's mastermind has two hot leads, he quickly discovers his quest is more difficult than he expected. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Sigurdur "Siggi" Hjartarson, Tom Mitchell, Pall Arason Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

I Origins

Now Playing Synopsis: Writer/director Mike Cahill's drama I Origins centers on medical student Ian Gray (Michael Pitt). Ian specializes in the evolution of the human eye. One day he attends a party where he meets a masked woman whose eyes transfix him, and soon the two fall in love. Years later, Ian makes a startling discovery in the lab, forcing him on a trek across the globe in order to uncover profound truths about mankind. I Origins screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergés-Frisbey, Steven Yeun Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fading Gigolo

Now Playing Synopsis: Writer/director John Turturro's Fading Gigolo centers on an elderly New York bookstore owner (Woody Allen) who becomes a pimp when he turns his middle-aged friend (Turturro) into a gigolo hoping to raise enough money when it looks like their store is going to close. Eventually, they begin to make more money than they ever expected. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Woody Allen, John Turturro, Sofía Vergara, Sharon Stone Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Raid 2

Now Playing Synopsis: Gareth Evans returns to the director's chair along with his former leading man Iko Uwais for The Raid 2, which follows officer Rama (Uwais) as he is tasked with bringing down a nefarious and powerful criminal by going undercover and befriending the gangster's son, who is currently behind bars. Later, Rama's quest leads him straight to the corrupt politicians and vicious crime lords who have taken over his city. The Raid 2 screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Draft Day

Now Playing Synopsis: Ivan Reitman's Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., the GM of the Cleveland Browns. With 13 hours until the beginning of the NFL draft, Sonny is informed by the team's owner (Frank Langella) that if Sonny doesn't make a splash and generate ticket sales, he's going to be fired. That prompts the GM to take a trade offer from another team that gives him the first pick in the draft, in exchange for three furure first-round picks. The move outrages the Browns' head coach, and forces all of the team's scouts to dig up what they can find about the pick everyone, including the owner, expects them to make -- a highly touted QB from Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Weaver is drawn to a talented linebacker who has family issues to deal with and is known for having a hot temper. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, Frank Langella Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Convicted murderer gets 40 years

...his crime.Padgett's mother - Sandra Perry, a 39-year-old single mom of three...prosecutors said Kowalski intentionally shot Perry with a 12-gauge shotgun following an...causing the gun to discharge and hit Perry in the face while she was reclining in...

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Today in History

...Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia.In 1853, an expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yedo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.In 1907, Florenz Ziegfeld...

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