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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, 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 24, 2014 Synopsis: Inspired by actual events, writer/director Ron Krauss' Gimme Shelter stars Vanessa Hudgens as Agnes "Apple" Bailey, a pregnant 15-year-old who struggles to make a clean break from her troubled past by checking into a shelter for homeless teens. There, with a new support system to inspire and guide her, Apple begins the arduous process of building a new life for both herself and her unborn child. Brendan Fraser, Rosario Dawson, James Earl Jones, and Ann Dowd co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, Ann Dowd, Dascha Polanco Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, May 9, 2014 Synopsis: An out-of-work L.A. chef (writer/director Jon Favreau) opens a food truck in a bid to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family in this indie ensemble comedy co-starring Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, Sofía Vergara Movie Details Movie Review
Opens Friday, Jan 3, 2014 Synopsis: Newly released from prison and determined to go straight, former Yakuza boss Ôtomo (writer/director Takeshi Kitano) becomes a key pawn in an anti-gang detective's bid to destroy two prominent crime families in this sequel to the 2010 hit Outrage. When the old guards of the Sanno crime family grow wary of the young executives' methods, crafty detective Kataoka senses an opportunity to pit the Sannos against their local rivals the Hanabishis. But first, Kataoka needs a catalyst in order to light the fuse on the bloody feud. Enter Ôtomo, the veteran gangster thought to be dead by most of his former partners in crime. In reality, Ôtomo has just emerged from prison, and he's ready to enjoy a peaceful retirement. Unfortunately for Ôtomo, that's not in the cards, and once he's back on the street, the countdown to chaos begins. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Takeshi Kitano, Ryo Kase, Toshiyuki Nishida, Shun Sugata, Machiko Ono, Ken Mitsuishi Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Opens Friday, Dec 12, 2014 Synopsis: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol's Brad Bird helms this secretive science fiction production from writer/producer Damon Lindelof for Walt Disney Pictures. George Clooney and Hugh Laurie star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Britt Robertson, Thomas Robinson 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: A Rust Belt ex-con seeks redemption by avenging his brother's murder in this drama from Crazy Heart writer/director Scott Cooper. The glimmer of a better life always just out of reach, Russell Baze (Christian Bale) dreams of starting a family with his girlfriend Lena (Zoe Saldana), and resolves to earn an honest living working in the same mill where his dying father did. Meanwhile, Russell's volatile younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) decides to serve his country by fighting in Iraq. Despite Russell's best intentions, however, his future starts to look grim when he is sent to prison following a deadly drunk-driving accident; at the same time, Rodney begins competing in illegal fights for local bar owner John Petty (Willem Dafoe), who owes a sizable debt to the very dangerous Harlan DeGroat (Woody Harrelson), a fight organizer/meth dealer who's way too into his own product. Later, after Russell is released from prison having missed his father's funeral, he is heartbroken to learn that Lena has become seriously involved with the local police chief, Wesley Barnes (Forest Whitaker). But heartache turns to anger when the desperate Rodney also gets mixed up with DeGroat, and winds up dead along with John Petty. Informed by Chief Barnes that Rodney's body has been found by a hunter, Russell, believing he has nothing to lose, recruits his loyal uncle Red (Sam Shepard) to help him seek revenge. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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