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Opens Friday, Jan 17, 2014 Synopsis: Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton's only film directing effort. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with "good" represented by a couple of farm kids and a pious old lady, and "evil" literally in the hands of a posturing psychopath. Imprisoned with thief Ben Harper (Peter Graves), phony preacher Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) learns that Ben has hidden a huge sum of money somewhere near his home. Upon his release, the murderously misogynistic Powell insinuates himself into Ben's home, eventually marrying his widow Willa (Shelley Winters). Eventually all that stands between Powell and the money are Ben's son (Billy Chapin) and daughter (Sally Jane Bruce), who take refuge in a home for abandoned children presided over by the indomitable, scripture-quoting Rachel Cooper (Lillian Gish). The war of wills between Mitchum and Gish is the heart of the film's final third, a masterful blend of horror and lyricism. Laughton's tight, disciplined direction is superb -- and all the more impressive when one realizes that he intensely disliked all child actors. The music by Walter Schumann and the cinematography of Stanley Cortez are every bit as brilliant as the contributions by Laughton and Agee. Overlooked on its first release, The Night of the Hunter is now regarded as a classic. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Billy Chapin, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: A young minister brings electricity to an English village during the late 20th Century, threatening a local tradition involving a candle capable of delivering Christmas miracles. According to local legend, an angel visits the quaint hamlet of Gladbury every 25 years, touching a candle produced by the local candlemaker, and giving one lucky family a Christmas miracle. Now the year is 1890, and as Christmas approaches, youthful minster David Richmond (Hans Matheson) arrives in Gladbury convinced that the locals will embrace the convenience of electricity with open arms. Meanwhile, the tempestuous candlemaker sees electricity as a direct threat to his livelihood, and plots to ensure that the legend is preserved. When the one blessed candle disappears, however, the citizens of this quaint hamlet have a Christmas like none ever before. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, James Cosmo, Sylvester McCoy, John Hannah, Barbara Flynn, Susan Boyle Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Feb 7, 2014 Synopsis: Cowriter and 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 D. 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, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell's tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors -- guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: This follow-up to the wildly successful Rise of the Planet of the Apes concerns the next step in the genetically-advanced primates' takeover of the world as a virus begins to wipe out the human race. Let Me In's Matt Reeves handles directing duties, with Gary Oldman, Jason Clark, and Kodi Smith McPhee headlining the human cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Judy Greer Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Dec 13, 2013 Synopsis: Two missing children emerge from a mountainside cave, and bring with them a sinister force of darkness in this supernatural thriller from writer/director Adrián García Bogliano (Massacre, Tonight, Penumbra). Félix (Francisco Barreiro) and Sol (Laura Caro) were vacationing in Tijuana with their adventurous pre-teens Sara (Michele Garcia) and Adolfo (Alan Martinez) when they pulled into a remote gas station, and let the two siblings explore a nearby hill. Later, when darkness falls and the children are still nowhere to be found, the panicked parents begin to fear the worst. The next day, however, Sara and Adolfo reappear as quickly as they vanished. They claim to have lost their way in a dark cave but their unusual, occasionally frightening behavior tells an altogether different story. Convinced that something ominous is afoot, the concerned parents decide to investigate the strange events of that fateful day, and discover that their two beloved children may be in the grip of infernal forces that are threatening to destroy their family, and consume their very souls. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Francisco Barreiro, Laura Caro, Michele Garcia, Alan Martinez Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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