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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

119 min | PG
Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in this heartfelt portrayal of two worlds colliding from Oscar winning director Lasse Hallstrom (CHOCOLAT) and producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. Based on the best-selling novel, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY tells the story of a displaced Indian family who settle in a picturesque French village and open a colorful Indian restaurant, causing an all-out war with the adjacent classical French restaurant. The family’s young culinary ingenue is inspired by his growing love of French haute cuisine to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue the village with the flavors of life.

 

Directed By
Lasse Hallstrom

Written By
Steven Knight, Richard C. Morais

Language
English

Cast Includes
Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Rohad Chand

Official Site
www.100footjourneymovie.com/

JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci–fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, and Mick Jagger. In 1975, following the runaway success of his arthouse freak–outs EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN, Jodorowsky secured the rights to Dune and began work on what was gearing up to be a cinematic game–changer, a sci–fi epic unlike anything the world had ever seen.

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CHEF

123 mins. | Rated R
A refreshingly honest road movie that charmed audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival, CHEF stars Jon Favreau as a prominent Los Angeles chef who refuses to compromise his creative integrity. After launching a social media tirade against his nemesis food critic and walking out on his job, Chef Carl Casper is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo), and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Casper goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen and zest for life.

 

Directed by
Jon Favreau

Written By
Jon Favreau

Cast Includes
Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo

Language
English

Official Site
ww.chefthefilm.com

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LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN

88 min | PG
A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, LEGENDS OF OZ finds Dorothy (voice of Glee’s Lea Michele) returning to post–tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man, and Glinda from a devious new villain. New friends join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City.642-770
Set to the tunes of Oscar nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, LEGENDS OF OZ marks a charming, family–friendly return to the Oz franchise.

 

Directed By
Daniel St. Pierre, Will Finn

Written By
Randi Barnes, Adam Balsam

Language
English

Cast Includes
Lea Michele, Dan Akroyd, Jim Belushi

Official Site
www.legendsofozmovie.com/?

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BLUE RUIN

100 mins. | Rated R
A sensation at film festivals from Cannes to Sundance, BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story crackling with sudden violence and black humor. A peaceful vagrant finds his quiet life upended by dreadful news and sets off toward his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Since he is only an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Sophomore writer/director Jeremy Saulnier grounds the film’s humanity in the captivating eyes of lead actor Macon Blair, whose thrilling portrayal burns with the intensity of righteous duty.

 

Directed by
Jeremy Saulnier

Written By
Jeremy Saulnier

Cast Includes
Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves

Awards
Cannes Film Festival Directing Prize winner

Language
English

Official Site
blueruinmovie.com

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THE RAILWAY MAN

118 mins. | Rated R
Based on Eric Lomax’s autobiographical account of his time in a WWII Singapore POW camp, THE RAILWAY MAN brings together Oscar winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in a compelling wartime drama. Firth plays Eric Lomax, a Signals officer in the British Army during World War II who was captured and brutally tortured by the Japanese military. Still haunted by nightmares years later, he crosses paths with the man who tortured him and must face a crucial decision that could repair or destroy his life.

 

Directed by
Jonathan Teplitzky

Written By
Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Patterson, Eric Lomax (book)

Cast Includes
Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard

Language
English

Official Site
railwayman-film.com

TRANSCENDENCE

TRANSCENDENCE

129 min | PG13
Wally Pfister, the longtime cinematographer for Christopher Nolan, makes his directorial debut with this mind–bending sci–fi thriller about a scientist working to create a sentient computer that combines all of human intelligence. As the foremost researcher in Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) has become a prime target for anti–technology extremists. In their attempt to destroy his controversial work, they inadvertently enable him to succeed in the ultimate goal of transcendence.000-571 exam
For Will’’s wife (Rebecca Hall) and best friend (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can follow his lead, but if they should.

 

Directed By
Wally Pfister

Written By
Jack Paglen

Language
English Cast Includes
Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman

Official Site
www.transcendencemovie.com/

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A HAUNTED HOUSE 2

87 min | R
Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box office hit starring Marlon Wayans. After exorcising the demons of his ex, Malcom is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. But Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events when they move into their dream home. With spine–tingling tension and hilarious punchlines, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time it’s not just the house that’s haunted!

 

Directed By
Michael Tiddes

Written By
Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez

Language
English Cast Includes
Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer

Official Site
www.ahauntedhousemovie.com/

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HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

100 min | PG
Based on the New York Times bestseller, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small town father who finds the courage to share his son’s extraordinary, life–changing experience with the world. Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly star as Todd and Sonja Burpo, whose son claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence, speaking matter–of–factly about things that he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are challenged to examine the meaning of this remarkable event.640-792

 

Directed By
Randall Wallace

Written By
Chris Parker, Randall Wallace, Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent (book)

Cast Includes
Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Thomas Haden Church

Official Site
www.sonypictures.com/movies/heavenisforreal/

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THE LUNCHBOX

104 mins. | Rated PG

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement.NS0-504 exam
Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery.

 

Directed by
Ritesh Batra

Written By
Ritesh Batra

Cast Includes
Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Awards
Official Selection Cannes Critics’ Week

Language
English and Hindi with English subtitles

Official Site
sonyclassics.com