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THE LAZARUS EFFECT

83 min | PG13
From the masters producer of THE PURGE, INSIDIOUS, and SINISTER franchises, THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass, The League) and his fiancee Zoe (Olivia Wilde, House) who’ve achieved the unimaginable: bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. However, when their dean learns what they’ve done, he shuts them down. Zoe is killed during an attempt to recreate the experiment, leading Frank to test the process on her. Zoe is revived, but something evil is within her.

 

Directed By
David Gelb

Written By
Luke Dawson, Jeremy Slater

Language
English

Cast Includes
Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters

Official Site
thelazaruseffectmovie.tumblr.com/

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FOCUS

R  |  1 hour 45 minutes
Will Smith stars in FOCUS as a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with a novice con artist (Margot Robbie, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of the con man’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop.

Directed By

Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Written By

Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Cast

Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro

 

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A LA MALA

106 min | PG13

When aspiring actress Maria Laura’s best friend begs her to flirt with her boyfriend to test his fidelity, Maria finds a lucrative new career. After being hired by women across the city, Maria is given a gig that should be business as usual until she ends up falling head over heels for her latest mark. A LA MALA stars Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Aurora Papile, Luis Arrieta, Daniela Schmidt, Juan Diego Covarrubias and is directed by Pedro Pablo Ibarra.

Directed By
Pedro Pablo Ibarra

Written By
Issa Lopez, Ari Rosen

Language
Spanish

Cast Includes
Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Papile Aurora

Official Site
http://www.alamalamovie.com/

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LEVIATHAN

Golden Globe winner: Best Foreign Film__

R  |  2 hours 21 minutes

Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, the latest drama from acclaimed Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (THE RETURN) is an evocative, mythic drama and a daring critique of Putin’s Russia. In a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia, Kolya owns an auto repair shop right next to his family’s house. When the town’s corrupt mayor attempts to take away his business and his land by any means possible, Kolya unflinchingly fights not to lose everything he owns – including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born.

Directed By

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Written By

Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev

Cast

Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov

Language

Russian with English subtitles

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MCFARLAND, USA

129 min | PG
Inspired by the 1987 true story, MCFARLAND, USA follows novice runners from a town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

 

Directed By
Niki Caro

Written By
Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Grant Thompson

Language
English

Cast Includes
Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor

Official Site
movies.disney.com/mcfarland-usa

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WHIPLASH

Academy Award winner: Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, Best Film Editing, Best Sound MixingFilm Independent Spirit Award winner: Best Supporting Male – J.K. Simmons, Best Editing
Golden Globe winner: Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons

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Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at its Sundance Film Festival premiere, WHIPLASH is a thrilling, kinetic jazz musical from filmmaker Damien Chazelle. Driven by searing performances from Miles Teller (THE SPECTACULAR NOW) and J.K. Simmons (JUNO) in an Oscar and Golden Globe-winning performance, the film explores the relationship between an eager young drummer at a cutthroat music conservatory and a brutally savage music instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Under his ruthless direction, the promising drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost—even his humanity.

Directed By

Damien Chazelle

Written By

Damien Chazelle

Cast

Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

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HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2

93 min | R
Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke once again team up to travel through time in this sequel to the cult comedy hit HOT TUB TIME MACHINE. After their trip back to 1986, Lou stayed in the past to become the “father of the Internet” and the founder of “Lougle.” Nick and Jacob fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past and save Lou from danger, but they inadvertently land in the future. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past… which is really the present.

 

Directed By
Steve Pink

Written By
Josh Heald

Language
English

Cast Includes
Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott

Official Site
HotTubTimeMachine.com

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THE DUFF

101 min | PG13
Based on the young adult bestseller by teen author Kody Keplinger, THE DUFF stars Mae Whitman (Parenthood) as a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body refers to her as the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). With her universe turned upside down, she ignores words of wisdom from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong, THE HANGOVER) and enlists a charming jock to help erase her label forever. In doing so, she hopes to land her crush and find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne, Shake it Up).

 

Directed By
Ari Sandel

Written By
Josh A. Cagan, Kody Keplinger (novel)

Language
English

Cast Includes
Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

Official Site
theduffmovie.com/

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THE LAST FIVE YEARS

PG-13  |  1 hour 34 minutes 

Based on Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed stage musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS chronicles a love affair and marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wallerstein (Jeremy Jordan, Smash) is a young, talented up and coming novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt (Anna Kendrick, PITCH PERFECT), a struggling actress. Telling their story almost entirely through song, Cathy works backwards from the end of their marriage, while Jamie starts at the beginning of their affair. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes.

Directed By

Richard LaGravenese

Written By

Richard LaGravenese, Jason Robert Brown (musical)

Cast

Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Meg Hudson

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A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT

NR  |  1 hour 47 minutes 

A moody and gorgeous debut from Iranian filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. In the Iranian ghost town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom. A joyful mash-up of genres, archetypes, and iconography, this Iranian vampire western was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and is one of the most acclaimed indie films of the year.

Directed By

Ana Lily Amirpour

Written By

Ana Lily Amirpour

Cast

Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh

Language

Farsi with English subtitles