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THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA – opens 10/31

137 min | PG
Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. A powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for Takahata (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, POM POKO).

 

Directed By
Isao Takahata

Written By
Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi, Mike Jones

Language
English language dubbed / Japanese with English subtitles – showtimes vary

Cast Includes
Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii

Official Site
www.gkidsfilms.com/kaguya/

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AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA

97 mins. | Rated NR
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

Directed by
Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Written By
Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Cast Includes
Anupam Kher (narrator), Deepak Chopra, Russell Simmons, George Harrison

Language
English

Official Site
www.awaketheyoganandamovie.com

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23 BLAST

98 min | PG13

An uplifting tale of hope triumphing over despair, 23 BLAST is based on the amazing true story of Travis Freeman. Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the prime of his youth, he is suddenly and irreversibly blinded by an infection that destroys his optic nerve. With the help of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis must decide whether to live a safe, protected life or to summon the courage to step back into the world.

Directed By

Dylan Baker

Written By

Bram Hoover, Toni Hoover

Cast

Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover, Stephen Lang

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JOHN WICK

111 min | R
A fresh and stylized take on the assassin film, JOHN WICK stars Keanu Reeves as a former assassin on a revenge mission. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, Wick must come out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. This slickly choreographed, high-intensity action film also stars Michael Nyqvist (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), Willem Dafoe, and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones).

 

Directed By
David Leitch, Chad Stahelski

Written By
Derek Kolstad

Language
English

Cast Includes
Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen

Official Site
www.johnwickthemovie.com/

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OUIJA

100 min | PG13
In OUIJA, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. From producers of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and INSIDIOUS, this supernatural thriller is more than just a game. Featuring a cast of fresh young talent including Olivia Cooke (THE SIGNAL, Bates Motel), Douglas Smith (PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS), and Bianca Santos (The Fosters).

 

Directed By
Stiles White

Written By
Juliet Snowden, Stiles White

Language
English

Cast Includes
Olivia Cooke, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos

Official Site
www.ouijamovie.com/

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THE BEST OF ME

118 min | PG13
Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, THE BEST OF ME tells the story of two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago pose even more serious threats today. Starring James Marsden (X-MEN) and Michelle Monaghan (SOURCE CODE, True Detective), this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love.

 

Directed By
Michael Hoffman

Written By
J. Mills Goodloe, Will Fetters, Nicholas Sparks (novel)

Language
English

Cast Includes
James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey

Official Site
thebestofmemovie.tumblr.com/

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THE BOOK OF LIFE

96 min | PG
A uniquely animated film that brings Mexican folklore to life, THE BOOK OF LIFE tells the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling his family’s expectations and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Produced by Guillermo del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH, PACIFIC RIM) and featuring the voice talents of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Kate del Castillo, and Channing Tatum, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

 

Directed By
Jorge R. Gutierrez

Written By
Jorge R. Gutierrez, Douglas Langdale

Language
English

Cast Includes
Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum

Official Site
www.bookoflifemovie.com/

 

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FURY

145 min | R
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman star in this intense World War II tank drama from director David Ayer (END OF WATCH). As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

 

Directed By
David Ayer

Written By
David Ayer

Language
English

Cast Includes
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

Official Site
furymovie.tumblr.com/all

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MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

R  |  1 hour 59 minutes

Based on the novel by Chad Gulten and premiering to acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The latest feature from Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR), this insightful ensemble drama features an all-star cast including Judy Greer, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, J.K. Simmmons, and Emma Thompson.

Directed By

Jason Reitman

Written By

Jason Reitman, Erin Cressida Wilson, Chad Gulten (novel)

Cast

Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler

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ST. VINCENT

112 min | PG13
Bill Murray is a singularly unlikely role model for an impressionable youth in ST. VINCENT, the feature debut from filmmaker Theodore Melfi. Forced to work long hours, single mother Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) has no choice but to leave her son in the care of their new neighbor, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. As Vincent takes Oliver along his daily routine — the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar — their odd friendship blossoms and Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.
Directed By
Theodore Melfi

Written By
Theodore Melfi

Language
English Cast Includes
Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

Official Site
stvincentfilm.com/