...50th anniversary and during the release of the new Disney film "Saving Mr. Banks," which is about the making of the movie. Steve Leggett, program coordinator for the library's National Film Preservation Board, said "Mary Poppins" had been on the short...
Now Playing Synopsis: Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejifor as Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman (Paul Giamatti). As he toils away for the kindhearted but conflicted plantation owner Mr. Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), who recognizes that Platt is both educated and an artist, he butts head with Ford's underlings, especially the casually cruel Tibeats (Paul Dano). After they have a violent altercation, Ford fears for his slave's life and sells him to Mr. Epps (Michael Fassbender), an alcoholic sadist who owns a cotton plantation. Though Epps reads from the bible to his property, as he frequently refers to his slaves, he is himself not immune to sins of the flesh. He has taken the young Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o) - his best cotton picker -- as his lover, and this doesn't sit well at all with his severe wife (Sarah Paulson), whose particular hatred for blacks and her jealousy fuels her many degrading actions toward Patsey. Solomon bides his time, attempts to preserve a modicum of self-respect, and waits for the chance to reclaim his rightful name as well as his family. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Apr 4, 2014 Synopsis: Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo, Robert Redford Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 Synopsis: A geeky group of Live Action Role Players (LARP) must summon their inner heroes when one of them inadvertently conjurs-up a sexy succubus with diabolical intentions. Deeply depressed following his messy break-up with Beth (Margarita Levieva) forlorn metal-head Joe (Ryan Kwanten) is abducted by his fantasy-prone roommates (Peter Dinklage, and Steve Zahn) and inducted into the world of LARP - where imaginative gamers assume the roles of knights, wizards, and maidens. As foam swords are drawn and cardboard battle-axes clash, Joe finds himself starting to have a good time when one of his roommates - a would-be sorcerer - casts a spell that actually works. Now, a cruel succubus has crossed into our reality, and she's claiming the lonely LARPers one-by-one. To make matters worse, she's assumed the form of Beth, which makes her nearly irresistible to Joe. With the evil strengthening and the body count rising, Joe and his roommates realize that in order to stop the seductive demon, they must cast aside their fake weapons, and summon the courage to fight a force of pure evil. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Margarita Levieva Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jul 25, 2014 Synopsis: Dwayne Johnson stars as the son of Zeus in this Brett Ratner-directed adaptation of Steve Moore's Radical Comics graphic novel. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Fiennes, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Rebecka Ferguson, John Hurt Movie Details Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Debauched L.A. cops harass bored teenagers, haphazardly shoot citizens, and indulge in sexual fetishes in this episodic comedy from Rubber writer/director Quentin Dupieux. Mark Burnham, Ray Wise, Eric Wareheim, Marilyn Manson, Steve Little, and Jon Lajoie star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Mark Burnham, Eric Judor, Marilyn Manson, Daniel Quinn, Grace Zabriskie, Jon Lajoie Movie Details Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: The title character of Stephen Frears' Philomena is played by Judi Dench. She is an elderly Irish woman who, as a teenager, gave birth while she was working at a convent. The Catholic Church had the child adopted, and now, decades later, Philomena is introduced to Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), onetime government spokesperson who is now working as a freelance journalist. Martin agrees to help Philomena look for her son, and the trail takes them to the United States, and brings them face-to-face with some long-buried secrets. All the while, the type-A Martin and the ceaselessly charming Philomena learn to trust each other. Philomena screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell Martin Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jan 17, 2014 Synopsis: Three elderly men savor the perks of retirement by participating in youthful high jinks that betray their outward appearance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Britton Crosley, Bob Burkholder, David Vanderwal, Benita Staadecker, Gail Shackel, Steve Stolee Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 Synopsis: An friendly alien hits the road with a teenage girl through post-apocalyptic Earth in this DreamWorks Animation sci-fi comedy starring the voices of Jim Parsons and pop-star Rihanna. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Steve Martin, Jim Parsons, Rihanna Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Mar 21, 2014 Synopsis: The Muppets return in this Euro-set adventure that pits them against the dastardly Constantine, a dead ringer for Kermit who sparks a fun-filled caper for the gang. Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, and Ty Burrell head up the human cast, with James Bobin from a script he wrote with Nicholas Stoller. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Ray Liotta, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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