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Opens Friday, Jul 5, 2013 Synopsis: The directorial debut of John Boone, Stuck in Love stars Greg Kinnear as Bill Borgens, a highly respected and award-winning novelist who has been unable to write a word since his wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly) left him three years ago. While he pines for his ex, their oldest daughter Sam (Lily Collins) is about to publish her first novel, but is consumed with hatred towards her mother. Meanwhile, their younger son, Rusty (Nat Wolff), an obsessive Stephen King fan, falls in love with a fellow teenager who is dealing with an addiction to drugs. Stuck in Love screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival under the title Writers. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 Synopsis: Writer/director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt assembles an unlikely task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron successfully makes their way into enemy territory before realizing they've got their work cut out for them. Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban Movie Details Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: An aspiring writer falls under the spell of an aloof millionaire with designs for the young scribe's unhappily married cousin in director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's celebrated novel. It's the spring of 1922, and wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) has just moved to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream. Settling into a home next door to wealthy Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Carraway grows increasingly fascinated by the elaborate parties held at his new neighbor's estate. Meanwhile, across the bay, Carraway's cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) flounders in her marriage to philandering aristocrat Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Inspired by the debauchery on display at Gatsby's wild parties and the lives of the wealthy elite, Carraway begins putting pen to paper as it gradually becomes clear that his cousin and the millionaire share a complicated romantic past that remains unresolved. Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Elizabeth Debicki co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jun 7, 2013 Synopsis: Writer/director Joss Whedon (Serenity, Marvel's The Avengers) gives William Shakespeare's beloved battle-of-the-sexes comedy a contemporary makeover in this feature adaptation starring Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. In the wake of an eventful trip abroad, Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Benedick (Denisof) arrive safely back in their hometown of Messina, where Claudio wastes no time declaring his love for Hero (Jillian Morgese). Alas, when clever Benedick learns that his friend has poured his heart out to the daughter of powerful governor Leonato (Clark Gregg), he chides his old friend relentlessly over the syrupy assertion while engaging Leonato's outspoken niece Beatrice (Acker) in a series of spirited debates. Meanwhile, somewhere amidst all of the pointed insults and playful barbs, something that strangely resembles true love seems to blossom between Benedick and Beatrice. Nathan Fillion, Reed Diamond, and Sean Maher co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Aug 16, 2013 Synopsis: Writer/director David Lowery (Deadroom, St. Nick) weaves this poetic drama centered on the journey of a notorious outlaw who breaks out of prison to reunite with his beloved wife, and the daughter he's never met. Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie were two outlaws on the run when their crime spree came to a sudden end deep in the Texas hills. When the gun smoke cleared following a shootout with police, a local officer lay critically wounded by deadeye Ruth. Determined to save his love from getting thrown behind bars, however, Bob claims responsibility for the shot, and receives a stiff prison sentence. A few years later, when Bob learns that Ruth has given birth to their daughter, he makes a daring escape, and flees to be with them at any cost. Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker, Keith Carradine Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Sep 6, 2013 Synopsis: Vin Diesel's Riddick character gets a new lease on life in this third film from writer/director David Twohy. Katee Sackhoff and Bokeem Woodbine head up a group of assassins out to kill Riddick, who lures them to a desolate planet when confronted with a hostile alien species. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) wrestles with inner demons while contending with monsters of his own creation in this sequel from writer\director Shane Black. The story in Iron Man 3 picks up shortly after the events of The Avengers. Having previously entered another dimension in order to save New York City, Tony remains deeply haunted by the experience. Unable to sleep, he throws himself into his work with such intensity that it begins to take a heavy toll on both his mental health and his relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Tony has only started to appreciate the gravity of his problems when an enigmatic terrorist named the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) hijacks the airwaves and threatens to bring America to its knees with a painful series of "lessons" that even President Ellis (William Sadler) won't be able to ignore. When Tony's former security guard Happy Hogan (Favreau) is badly injured in an explosion caused by one of the Mandarin's agents, the vengeful playboy issues a public threat that results in his home being completely destroyed in a devastating attack, leaving him to face his enemy with only one badly damaged prototype suit. Fortunately, Tony isn't on his own, and with the help of Col. James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and a young boy named Harley (Ty Simpkins), he pieces together the mystery of the Mandarin, whose final "lesson" promises to be the most painful of all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jan 24, 2014 Synopsis: Aaron Eckhart stars as Adam Frankenstein, the pieced-together monster turned private eye in this Lionsgate production written and directed by Stuart Beattie (writer of G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra). Bill Nighy and Yvonne Strahovski co-star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 Synopsis: A haunted Afghanistan War veteran assumes a false identity while pursuing his pregnant girlfriend's killer through the streets of London in this thriller from writer/director Steven Knight (who previously penned the screenplays for Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things). Upon laying down his guns and returning to London, weary veteran Joey Jones (Jason Statham) survives on teh streets with his expectant girlfriend Isabelle. When Joey draws the wrath of some vicious gangsters, he flees into an empty Covent Garden apartment, and assumes the identity of its absentee owner while slowly recovering from his wounds. Before long, Joey has landed a job in a Chinese restaurant where his skills as a fighter start to come in handy. But any hope Joey had for a happy future is crushed when he learns Isabelle's corpse has been found in a local river. Turning his back on his sympathetic sponsor Sister Cristina as he calls on his connections in the Chinese underworld, the vengeful veteran risks both his life and his freedom to punish the man responsible for Isabelle's untimely death. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jason Statham, Benedict Wong, Vicky McClure, Agata Buzek Movie Details Movie Review
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