Opens Friday, Mar 21, 2014 Synopsis: In a dystopian future where the population is segregated by personality, one woman branded "Divergent" uncovers a conspiracy to kill all who bear her misfit label, and attempts to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) star in this sci-fi thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 Synopsis: Gargamel is back, and this time he's sending the Smurfs on a wild adventure through Paris in this globe-trotting sequel to the 2011 hit. Determined to harness the magical essence of the Smurfs, wicked wizard Gargamel (voice of Hank Azaria) creates a diminutive race of mischief makers known as the Naughties. But in order to get the results he's looking for, Gargamel will need to get his hands on a genuine Smurf. Enter Smurfette (voice of Katy Perry), the only one of her kind who knows the spell that can transform Naughties into actual Smurfs. Having recently shot to fame in Paris due to his impressive magical powers, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette, and sweeps her away to the City of Light. With Papa Smurf (voice of Jonathan Winters) and company hot on his trail, however, the scheming wizard quickly realizes that executing his diabolical plan will be easier said than done. Meanwhile, Smurfette's growing sense of insecurity leaves her vulnerable to the scheming of Naughties Vexy (voice of Christina Ricci) and Hackus (voice of J.B. Smoove). Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays also lend their voices. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jun 7, 2013 Synopsis: An intense power struggle between an icy advertising executive and her timid assistant turns deadly in director Brian De Palma's stylish remake of Alain Corneau's Crime d'amour (2010). A cultivated beauty with expensive tastes and a serious kinky streak, Christine (Rachel McAdams) holds top-office at one of the world's biggest international advertising agencies. She didn't get ahead by shrinking into the shadows, so when her coy but incredible creative assistant Isabel (Noomi Rapace) dreams up a wildly popular marketing campaign, Christine takes full credit for the idea. Simultaneously repulsed and intrigued by her boss' shameless candor over the incident, Isabel ignites an all-out war when she sleeps with Christine's lover. Later, when Christine turns up dead after humiliating her assistant in front of the entire company, the perceptive Inspector Bach (Rainer Bock) struggles to sort through the clues as Isabel grows increasingly unstable, and her story seems to change with each new interview. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, Karoline Herfurth, Rainer Bock Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jun 14, 2013 Synopsis: Infernal Affairs co-director Andrew Lau takes the helm for this remake of the Shaw Brothers classic Master of the Flying Guillotine set during the fall of the Qing Dynasty, when a group of clandestine assassins are repurposed for a malevolent new cause. When Emperor Yong Zheng rules the land, he maintained his strength through the power of the Guillotines, an elite team of assassins tasked with eliminating all opposition. Though the Guillotines are deemed disposable when Emperor Qian Long comes into power, the new ruler attempts to consolidate his might by unleashing the gang of killers on the defeated Han Chinese, leading to a violent power struggle between the oppressed masses, and the malevolent monarch. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, Li Yuchun, Jing Boran Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Oct 18, 2013 Synopsis: Stephen King's Carrie gets a new life in this remake starring Chloë Grace Moretz as a teenage girl who discovers that she has the extraordinary ability to move objects with the power of her mind, which eventually leads to mayhem and horror at her high-school prom. Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) directs, and Julianne Moore co-stars as Carrie's overbearing mother. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jul 5, 2013 Synopsis: German director Werner Herzog's internationally acclaimed "breakthrough" film is based on the famous story of mysterious 19th-century child genius Kasper Hauser. As played by Bruno S., Hauser shows up unannounced in the middle of a village square, frightening the populace with his bizarre behavior. He cannot talk, nor is there any indication of his parentage, thus Kaspar is immediately the object of close scrutiny from the authorities. When he finally does develop the power of speech, he reveals a highly advanced state of intelligence, as well as a seeming gift of prophecy. The winner of the 1975 Grand Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Every Man for Himself and God Against All was originally released in Germany under the title Jeder für Sich und Gott Gegen Alle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Bruno S., Brigitte Mira, Walter Ladengast Movie Details Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: A cautionary yet inspirational tale of civil disobedience, Bidder 70 offers a fascinating look at the clash between activism and modern politics by detailing the grueling legal struggle endured by Tim DeChristopher, who spent two years in prison for bidding $1.7 million for 22 acres of land in Utah at a controversial Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas lease auction, though he had no intentions of paying. A University of Utah economics student at the time, DeChristopher put his future on the line to block plans by gas-industry power players to drill on the land, signaling the beginning of a five-year legal battle that encouraged a national dialogue on the topic of environmental preservation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Tim DeChristopher, Robert Redford, Terry Tempest Williams, James Hansen, Terry Root Movie Details Movie Review
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...Fitzgerald's succinct and telling description of Tom and Daisy as "careless" does make it into the film, though without some of the power it has on the page. My biggest complaint, however, has to do with a grating and unnecessary framing device, wholly invented...
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