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WHIPLASH

About

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), 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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THE BOY NEXT DOOR

91 min | R
Jennifer Lopez stars in THE BOY NEXT DOOR, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS), the film also stars Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth.

 

Directed By
Rob Cohen

Written By
Barbara Curry

Language
English

Cast Includes
Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth

Official Site
www.theboynextdoorfilm.com

STRANGE MAGIC

STRANGE MAGIC

99 min | PG
A madcap fairytale musical from the mind of George Lucas, STRANGE MAGIC is inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Pop music favorites from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies, and imps and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. World-class animation by Lucasfilm and the award-winning Industrial Light & Magic studio bring to life a fanciful forest turned upside down. Featuring the voice talents of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, and Alfred Molina.

 

Directed By
Gary Rydstrom

Written By
David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi, Gary Rydstrom, George Lucas

Language
English

Cast Includes
Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, Kristen Chenoweth

Official Site
strangemagic-thefilm.com/

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BIRDMAN

About

A stylish favorite from the Venice, Telluride, and New York International Film Festivals, BIRDMAN is an exciting departure in style for Oscar nominee Alejandro González Iñárritu (BABEL). Michael Keaton stars as a washed up actor who once played an iconic superhero, now attempting to mount his own Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and his sanity. Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, and Andrea Riseborough also star in this strange, dark, and outright hilarious meta-comedy.

Directed By

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Written By

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo

Cast

Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone

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AMERICAN SNIPER

132 min | R
Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper gives the performance of a lifetime as the most lethal sniper in US history in AMERICAN SNIPER. Directed by Oscar winner Clint Eastwood (MILLION DOLLAR BABY) and adapted from the bestselling memoir, this masterful film looks through the lens of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL sharpshooter whose skills made him a hero on the battlefield. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, he served through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq. But upon returning to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids, Chris finds that he can’t leave the war behind.

 

Directed By
Clint Eastwood

Written By
Jason Hall; Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen & James Defelice (book)

Language
English

Cast Includes
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner

Official Site
www.americansnipermovie.com/

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THE WEDDING RINGER

101 min | R
Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

 

Directed By
Jeremy Garelick

Written By
Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender

Language
English

Cast Includes
Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Official Site
www.sonypictures.com/movies/theweddingringer/site/

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BLACKHAT

133 min | R
Set within the world of global cybercrime, BLACKHAT follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Directed and produced by Oscar nominee Michael Mann (THE INSIDER, HEAT), this high-tension thriller stars Chris Hemsworth (THE AVENGERS), Viola Davis, Tang Wei (DRAGON), and Wang Leehom.

 

Directed By
Michael Mann

Written By
Morgan Davis Foehl

Language
English

Cast Includes
Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang

Official Site
blackhat.legendary.com/

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PADDINGTON

95 min | PG
The beloved bear from Darkest Peru comes to the big screen for the very first time in this magical adventure film. PADDINGTON brings together an all-star cast including Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, and Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) for the story about a young bear in search of a home. Lost and alone at Paddington Station, city life is not what he imagined – until he meets a kind family who offer him a home. It looks as though Paddington’s luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of an evil taxidermist.

 

Directed By
Paul King

Written By
Paul King

Language
English

Cast Includes
Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters

Official Site
www.paddington.com/us/the-movie/

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INHERENT VICE

149 min | R
Oscar nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (THERE WILL BE BLOOD, BOOGIE NIGHTS) adapts Thomas Pynchon’s acclaimed, cult-favorite detective novel in this richly funny psychedelic romp. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers, and rockers, INHERENT VICE follows Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), a private detective in late–60s Los Angeles. As he attempts to track down his ex–girlfriend (Katherine Waterston) and a plot to have her billionaire lover committed to the looney bin, Doc is thrown into a world of low–level crime and intrigue. The audacious stoner noir also stars Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, and Benicio del Toro.

Directed By
Paul Thomas Anderson

Written By
Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon (novel)

Language
English

Cast Includes
Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon

Official Site
inherentvicemovie.com/

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

 PG-13  |  2 hours 3 minutes
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones deliver award-worthy performances in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, the extraordinary story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. After falling deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde, Hawking (Redmayne, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN) received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane (Jones, LIKE CRAZY) fighting tirelessly by his side, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. Directed by Oscar winning filmmaker James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE), this inspirational film is based on Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

Directed By

James Marsh

Written By

Anthony McCarten, Jane Hawking (book)

Cast

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones