Opens Friday, Feb 21, 2014 Synopsis: Writer/director Charlie Stratton brings author Émile Zola's controversial novel Thérèse Raquin to the big screen to tell the tale of the ill-fated romance between a 19th-century Parisienne and her ailing husband's dashing best friend. When domineering Madame Raquin (Jessica Lange) forces her niece Therese (Elizabeth Olsen) to marry her sickly cousin Camille (Tom Felton), the dejected young woman gets drawn into a scandalous affair with Camille's handsome friend Laurent (Oscar Isaac) that results in a murder. Shirley Henderson, John Kavanaugh, and Matt Lucas co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, Oscar Isaac, Shirley Henderson Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jan 10, 2014 Synopsis: Inspired by actual documents detailing clandestine CIA experiments, writer/director Blair Erickson's Banshee Chapter follows a resourceful young journalist (Katia Winter) who enlists the aid of a disgraced counterculture writer (Ted Levine) in locating her missing friend (Michael McMillan), who vanished without a trace after ingesting a mysterious, military-grade chemical. Drawn into a top-secret government research laboratory, she soon discovers the powers-that-be have a very good reason for concealing their findings. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Michael McMillian, Katia Winter, Ted Levine Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Dec 13, 2013 Synopsis: Cinema Paradiso offers a nostalgic look at films and the effect they have on a young boy who grows up in and around the title village movie theater in this Italian comedy drama that is based on the life and times of screenwriter/director Giuseppe Tornatore. The story begins in the present as a Sicilian mother pines for her estranged son, Salvatore, who left many years ago and has since become a prominent Roman film director who has taken the advice of his mentor too literally. He finally returns to his home village to attend the funeral of the town's former film projectionist, Alfredo, and, in so doing, embarks upon a journey into his boyhood just after WWII when he became the man's official son. In the dark confines of the Cinema Paradiso, the boy and the other townsfolk try to escape from the grim realities of post-war Italy. The town censor is also there to insure nothing untoward appears onscreen, invariably demanding that all kissing scenes be edited out. One day, Salvatore saves Alfredo's life after a fire, and then becomes the new projectionist. A few years later, Salvatore falls in love with a beautiful girl who breaks his heart after he is inducted into the military. Thirty years later, Salvatore has come to say goodbye to his life-long friend, who has left him a little gift in a film can. In 2002, over a decade after the film's original release, Tornatore brought the original 170-minute director's cut to American screens for the first time. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio, Agnese Nano Movie Details Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: An aging slacker and former sperm donor discovers that he is the biological father of 533 children, and that 142 of them have filed a lawsuit to learn his true identity in this Dreamworks comedy starring Vince Vaughn. Aside from the fact that he was a regular visitor at a fertility clinic 20 years ago, there's nothing particularly remarkable about David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn): He drives a meat-delivery truck for his father's butcher business, he can't seem to hold down a relationship, and lately he's taken to growing marijuana as a means of paying off an $80,000 debt. He's so inept at even the simplest things that his girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) can't stand the sight of him after she reveals that she's pregnant with his child. When an attorney tracks David down and reveals that he is the biological father of 533 children, and that 142 of them have filed a lawsuit to learn his true identity, the former donor panics, recruiting his lawyer friend Brett (Chris Pratt) to defend the privacy agreements he signed at the clinic. When Brett returns with an envelope containing profiles of all 142 children named in the lawsuit, however, David can't help but look, and before long he's surreptitiously injecting himself into the lives of his unsuspecting offspring. Meanwhile, as he begins to grow excited at the prospect of having his own child, he finds that sometimes the best fathers are the men who seem the least fit for parenting. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Four geriatric friends vow to set Las Vegas ablaze during the ultimate bachelor party in this all-star comedy from director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, The Sorcerer's Apprentice). Amongst his friends, Billy (Michael Douglas) has always been the confirmed bachelor. When Billy finally pops the question to his much-younger girlfriend, his pals Paddy Robert De Niro, Archie Morgan Freeman, and Sam Kevin Kline plan to send him off in style. But Vegas has changed since the last time they prowled the Strip, and once the party gets started, there's no telling how it will end. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Forgotten rivalries flare up and old romances reignite when a group of college friends reunite during the holiday season in this long-awaited sequel to The Best Man (1999). Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, and Regina Hall headline this upbeat comedy from writer/director Malcolm D. Lee. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jan 31, 2014 Synopsis: A Las Vegas bachelorette party becomes a sex-and-booze fueled fiasco in this outrageous comedy from parody specialists Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg (Vampires Suck, The Starving Games). Claire is about to get married, but before her vows are spoken, her sister Leslie and their friends Zoe and Janet vow to give her one last wild night on the town. As the liquor starts to flow, the young ladies quickly shed their inhibitions. But in a city like Las Vegas good luck can quickly turn bad, and after getting mugged on the street and ejected from a strip club, the ladies end up in a shady corner of the city that few tourists ever see. Meanwhile, they're just getting started. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard, Crista Flanagan Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Idealistic young folk singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) struggles to make a name for himself in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s in this fictional period drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. As the harsh winds of winter blow through the streets of New York City, the homeless singer/songwriter drifts from couch to couch in search of his big break. Feeling that he's finally burned his bridge with longtime friends and fellow folk singers Jim (Justin Timberlake) and Jean (Carey Mulligan), and convinced that his recent work on a novelty song will lead him nowhere, Llewyn hitches a ride to Chicago with the mysterious Roland Turner (John Goodman) and his taciturn valet Johnny Five (Garrett Hedlund) on a mission to audition for famed impresario Bud Grossman (F. Murray Abraham). Meanwhile, Llewyn discovers that he himself may be the biggest obstacle on his arduous road to success. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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