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TED 2

R  |  1 hour 48 minutes

Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director, and voice star of TED 2, the hilarious follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Life has changed drastically for thunder buddies John (Mark Wahlberg) and best pal Ted, now married to the woman of his dreams. Problems arise when the couple decides to adopt a child, but the law declares Ted to be property and not a person. Angry and dejected, the lovably foulmouthed teddy bear must now seek legal help from a young lawyer (Amanda Seyfried) and a legendary civil-rights attorney (Morgan Freeman) to get the justice he deserves.

Directed By

Seth MacFarlane

Written By

Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild

Cast

Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried

MAX

PG  |  1 hour 51 minutes

In this family action adventure from filmmaker Boaz Yakin (REMEMBER THE TITANS), precision-trained military dog Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max is unable to remain in service. Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, just Justin isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front.

Directed By

Boaz Yakin

Written By

Boaz Yakin, Sheldon Lettich

Cast

Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

PG-13  |  1 hour 43 minutes 

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann, WELCOME TO ME), a high school senior trying to blend in anonymously while navigating the social minefield of teenage life. But when Greg’s mom insists he spend time with a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer (Olivia Cooke, Bates Motel), he slowly discovers how worthwhile the bonds of friendship can be. Nick Offerman, and Connie Britton also star in this charming indie festival favorite.

Directed By

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Written By

Jesse Andrews

Cast

Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke

EX MACHINA

R  |  1 hour 48 minutes
Alex Garland, writer of 28 DAYS LATER and SUNSHINE, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller EX MACHINA. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson, UNBROKEN) at an internet-search giant wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. Ava’s emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated, and more deceptive, than the two men could have imagined.

Directed By

Alex Garland

Written By

Alex Garland

Cast

Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

DOPE

R  |  1 hour 43 minutes

A critical hit and audience favorite at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, DOPE is an energetic coming-of-age story set in Inglewood, CA. Malcolm is carefully surviving life in his tough neighborhood while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. This super-fresh mashup of ‘90s hip-hop and DIY punk features an exciting young cast including up-and-comers Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori (THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL), and Kiersey Clemons.

Directed By

Rick Famuyiwa

Written By

Rick Famuyiwa

Cast

Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons

INSIDE OUT

PG  |  1 hour 43 minutes

A visually inventive new story from Academy Award winner Pete Doctor (UP, MONSTERS, INC.) and the Pixar team, INSIDE OUT ventures inside the mind of one 11 year-old girl who’s just been uprooted from her Midwest life. Riley is guided by the emotions living in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind. Although her most important emotion, Joy, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate her new life in San Francisco. The stellar voice cast of this sweet coming-of-age comedy features Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, and Mindy Kaling.

Directed By

Pete Doctor, Ronaldo Del Carmen

Written By

Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Pete Doctor

Cast

Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling

JURASSIC WORLD

PG-13  |  2 hours 4 minutes

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking JURASSIC PARK series. Chris Pratt (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) stars in the epic action-adventure based on the characters created by author Michael Crichton. Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. When the park’s attendance begins to decline, the corporate owners introduce a new attraction to re-ignite visitor interest – but it gravely backfires.

Directed By

Colin Trevorrow

Written By

Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly

Cast

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Vincent D’Onofrio

SPY

R  |  1 hour 59 minutes

Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham star in the outrageous globe-trotting comedy SPY, from director Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS, THE HEAT). Susan Cooper (McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Directed By

Paul Feig

Written By

Paul Feig

Cast

Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham

Language

English, French, and Italian with English subtitles

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3

The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Directed By

Leigh Whannell

Written By

Leigh Whannell

Cast

Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson

LOVE & MERCY

An intimate and unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, LOVE & MERCY spans three decades in the life of the enigmatic singer, songwriter, and co-founder of the Beach Boys. Paul Dano (THERE WILL BE BLOOD) and John Cusack (HIGH FIDELITY) share the role of the troubled musical virtuoso who defined the “California sound” with sumptuous harmonies and visions of endless summers of surf and sand. Set against Wilson’s groundbreaking, era-defining music, the film examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of a cultural icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

Directed By

Bill Pohlad

Written By

Oren Moverman, Michael A. Lerner

Cast

John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti