Opens Friday, Dec 19, 2014 Synopsis: 1981's beloved musical gets rebooted with this Overbrook Entertainment/Sony Pictures production surrounding a rags-to-riches orphan played by Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhane Wallis. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, produce alongside Jay-Z, with Easy A's Will Gluck directing. Jamie Foxx co-stars. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
...pretty simple, and spelled out in the trailers, along with all the actual funny parts of the movie. Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne play Mark and Kelly Radner, brand-new parents living in a nice, big suburban house and hoping for some fun, easy-going...
Opens Friday, May 9, 2014 Synopsis: An immature couple with a newborn infant go to war with the fraternity that turns their once-peaceful neighborhood into party central in this outrageous comedy of one-upsmanship. Restless thirtysomethings Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are still clinging to their last vestiges of youth as they attempt to adjust to the rigors of raising a newborn in their picturesque suburban starter home. When a massive moving truck pulls into the driveway next door, the bleary-eyed pair grow excited at the prospect of getting new neighbors. Unfortunately for Mac and Kelly, those new neighbors turn out to be the Delta Psi Beta fraternity. Even so, the couple remain convinced that they still have a modicum of cool left in them, extending a hearty greeting to popular chapter president Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) while hoping for the best. A few epic parties later, however, and Mac and Kelly have had more than their fill of the frat's wild antics. Before long the gloves have come off, and a turf war erupts between the parents who only want a solid night's sleep, and the Greeks who crank up the stereo until the crack of dawn. Who will win is anyone's guess, but one thing's for sure -- this neighborhood isn't big enough for the both of them. Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
...sleeping vessel as a doorway back into the living. As far as acting goes, the cast is adequate, with Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne holding their own. It's only when the quirky psychic team shows up that the movie really takes off, however. When...
Now Playing Synopsis: The Lambert family learn their struggle with the supernatural is far from over when a long-buried secret plunges them back into a terrifying world of darkness. Director James Wan reteams with screenwriter Leigh Whannell for this horror sequel starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Ty Simpkins. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Set in the era before Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became mortal enemies as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class follows the two former allies as they lead a powerful team of mutants on a mission to save the planet from nuclear annihilation. Charles (James McAvoy) and Erik (Michael Fassbender) were just young men when it began to appear as if the world was careening toward destruction. As the Doomsday Clock ticks faster toward midnight, the time comes to take action. Realizing they could use their unique powers to avert a global thermonuclear war during the Bay of Pigs crisis, the two powerful mutants launch an intense recruitment campaign with the support of Dr. Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) and the CIA. Before long, Charles and Erik have assembled a crack team that includes Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Angel (Zoe Kravitz), Havok (Lucas Till), and Darwin (Edi Gathegi). Meanwhile, the malevolent Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) plots to plunge the world into war with the help of villainous mutants Riptide (Alex Gonzalez), Azazel (Jason Flemyng), and Emma Frost (January Jones). In the process of saving humanity, however, Charles and Erik clash, setting the stage for Professor X to lead the X-Men in the fight for good as Magneto and the Brotherhood spread chaos and destruction on a global scale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow team up again for this comedy that stars Kristen Wiig as Annie, a romantically unattached failed bakery owner who fears she's losing her BFF, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), the best thing in her life, when Lillian announces she's gotten engaged. Annie's anxieties deepen as Lillian grows close to Helen (Rose Byrne), a wealthy and beautiful new friend who quickly assumes control of planning all the pre-wedding festivities. On top of the main storyline of a female friendship being torn apart, the movie adds a romantic storyline for Annie, who starts the film answering a booty call from the casually cruel yet undeniably handsome Ted (Jon Hamm), but develops a lovely flirtation with an Irish cop named Rhodes (Chris O'Dowd) after he pulls Annie over one night thinking she's driving drunk. As the low-self-esteem Annie sabotages this new possibility for love, she also feels the most important friendship in her life slipping away. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: In Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines, Ryan Gosling plays Luke, a drifter who makes a living doing motorcycle stunts in a traveling carnival. When he discovers that he has an infant son, he decides he wants to be able to take care of the child. He meets an ex-convict who knows how to rob banks, and learns from him how to pull off heists. His actions cause his life to become intertwined with a police officer named Avery (Bradley Cooper), who chases after him during a robbery. The Place Beyond the Pines screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: A young couple find their fledgling marriage put to the test by unforeseen temptations and skeptical relatives in this upbeat romantic comedy starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, and Simon Baker. The moment industrious Nat (Byrne) met struggling author Josh (Spall) at a party, it was love at first sight. Though on the surface the pair had precious little in common, the spark that ignited between them led to a delirious whirlwind romance. When they decide to get married, everyone they know expresses doubt that the union will last. When Nat begins working with a dashing American client named Guy (Simon Baker) and Josh reconnects with his scorching ex-flame Chloe (Faris), it starts to feel like the naysayers saw clearly what the smitten couple could not. Later, during the run-up to their first anniversary, Nat and Josh learn that repairing the cracks in their marriage will take more work than anticipated, and start to wonder if it's really worth all of the effort. Minnie Driver, Stephen Merchant, Olivia Colman, and Jason Flemyng co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Stephen Merchant Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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