OF THE FURNACE
December 4, 2013|
From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq, he gets lured into one of the most ruthless crime rings in the Northeast and mysteriously disappears. The police fail to crack the case, so - with nothing left to lose - Russell takes matters into his own hands, putting his life on the line to seek justice for his brother. The impressive cast of Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson are rounded out by Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard.
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INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
December 6, 2013
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
LLEWYN DAVIS (OSCAR ISAAC) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul —and back again.
Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS—in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place. An epic on an intimate scale, it represents the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with multiple-Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. Marcus Mumford is associate music producer.
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December 6, 2013
Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great
LAST DAYS OF MARS December
On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora. Directed by Ruairi Robinson, starring Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Goran Kostic and Tom Cullen.
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December 6, 2013
Gemma (Penelope Cruz) returns Sarajevo with her son, Pietro, after escaping the war-torn city sixteen years earlier. Diego (Emile Hirsch), Pietro's father, remained behind and later died in the Bosnian conflict. As Gemma tries to repair her difficult relationship with Pietro, she also confronts her past.
Gemma first met and fell in love with Diego in Sarajevo. They desperately wanted children but she could not conceive. Amidst the siege of 1992, they found a possible surrogate and Gemma pushed her into Diego's arms, only to be overwhelmed by guilt and jealousy.
Now, a revelation awaits Gemma - one that will force her to face the full extent of her loss, the true horror of war and the redemptive power of love.
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fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most
stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the
story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who
along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner
Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent
Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of
Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is
enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate,
volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the
con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn
(Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that
brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s
previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw
emotion, and life and death stakes.
December 13, 2013
couple’s preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after
being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside.
Becoming withdrawn and beginning to exhibit strange behavior,
their parents quickly assume something sinister happened to them
while missing and alone.
But after hearing an ominous local legend… the concerned mother
and father begin to realize that their children may have fallen
prey to something inhuman – and that this dark, unstoppable evil
has now returned home with them.
HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG December
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventure of the
title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard
Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an
epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf
Kingdom of Erebor.
Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the
Company continues East, encountering along the way the
skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous
forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous
Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the
Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger
of all—a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will
test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their
friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself—the Dragon Smaug.
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December 13, 2013
sunrise on August 29, 2005, Nolan Hayes (PAUL WALKER) arrives at a
New Orleans hospital with his pregnant wife, Abigail (GENESIS
RODRIGUEZ), who has gone into early labor. What should be one of
the happiest days of Nolan’s life quickly spirals out of control
when the birth goes tragically wrong and Hurricane Katrina ravages
the hospital, forcing an evacuation. Told to stay with his child,
who is on a ventilator, and await transfer by ambulance, Nolan and
his newborn are soon cut off from the world by power outages and
rising floodwaters. When no one returns to help, Nolan faces one
life-and-death decision after another, fighting to keep his
daughter alive, as minute-by-agonizing minute passes…becoming
MR BANKS December
Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner
Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by
the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic
“Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.
When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their
favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a
promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to
keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a
curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no
intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the
Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows
short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear
Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the
stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from
the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught
on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon
begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly
immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his
It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt
discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together
they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most
endearing films in cinematic history.
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VELVET MORNING December
(Stanley Tucci) arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young
mistress Velvet (Alice Eve) after four years apart, claiming to
have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to
rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession —
and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus. A
return to form for writer/director Neil LaBute (In the Company of
Men, Your Friends & Neighbors), Some Velvet Morning is an
astutely written portrait of a very modern romance.
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FOR CINDERELLA December
burns deep in IFC Midnight's latest thriller, TRAP FOR CINDERELLA.
While living in London, fun-loving Micky (Tuppence Middleton) has
a chance encounter with her childhood friend, Do (Alexandra
Roach). Soon a friendship is reborn, and Micky's life will be
changed forever. Do's fondness for Micky grows into obsessions as
their friendship blossoms. A relaxing trip to France turns deadly
when a fire engulfs the pair, leaving Do dead and Micky badly
burnt. Unable to recall anything, Micky is forced on a shocking
journey of self-discovery.
MADEA CHRISTMAS December
gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise
visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is
what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town
prepares for its annual Christmas Jubilee, new secrets are
revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her
own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.
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2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES December
the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy
(Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in 'Anchorman 2: The
Legend Continues.' Also back for more are Ron's co-anchor and
wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man
Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana
(Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of
whom won't make it easy to stay classy... while taking the
nation's first 24-hour news channel by storm.
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December 18, 2013
in Los Angeles in the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore
(Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living
writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken
after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a
new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive
and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is
delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice (Scarlett
Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As
her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their
friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
THE LIGHT IN THE SKY December
Adams (The Upcoming Poltergeist, Happiness, HBO’s “Hung,”
Little Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) stars as
an actress living in Malibu who faces harsh realities of the
industry as her age exempts her from more and more acting
opportunities. Amidst this career and life crisis enters the
actress’s niece, played by Sophia Takal (Green, Gabi on the Roof
in July, V/H/S), who arrives for a weekend stay and ushers in a
complex prism of emotional insecurities. Can the actress confront
her fears, complicated relationships, and figure out how to
navigate mid-life in Hollywood?
The film also features some of today’s up-and-coming indie film
personalities: Kent Osborne (Uncle Kent), Allison Baar (Bad
Fever), Simon Barrett (V/H/S), Lindsay Burdge (A Teacher), Larry
Fessenden (The Last Winter), Lawrence Michael Levine (Green),
Susan Traylor (Greenberg) and Ti West (The Sacrament).
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December 20, 2013
a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from
Tehran, upon his estranged French wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo)'s
request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure so she can
marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim). During his tense
brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's
relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet).
Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret
from their past.
December 20, 2013
the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel
what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. WALKING WITH
DINOSAURS: THE MOVIE is the ultimate immersive, big-screen, 3-D
experience. Recent discoveries and a breakthrough in technology
will introduce new and unique dinosaurs that are more real than
ever before and put moviegoers in the middle of a thrilling
prehistoric adventure, where an underdog dinosaur triumphs against
all odds to become a hero for the ages.
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Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 Ronin.
After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their
kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore
honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed
across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai
(Reeves)—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their
way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting
witchcraft and wondrous terrors.
As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon,
he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of
outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
December 25, 2013
OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story
of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have
diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest
house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised
them. Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name
made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at
Chicago's legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It
continued with a successful international run and was the winner
of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play. AUGUST: OSAGE
COUNTY is directed by John Wells (THE COMPANY MEN) and features an
all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan
McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch,
Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne
Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.
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December 25, 2013
In “Grudge Match,” De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve oftheir decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all.
But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.
December 25, 2013
Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.
Dickens - famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success - falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens - a brilliant amateur actor - a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens' passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of "invisibility".
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December 25, 2013
Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight -- there’s more to his story. Directed by Jon M. Chu (Never Say Never, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) JUSTIN BIEBER'S BELIEVE captures 19-year-old Justin Bieber unfiltered and brutally honest. In brand new interviews with Bieber, the movie reveals long-awaited answers to questions about his passion to make music, relationships and coming of age in the spotlight -- as well as never-before-seen concert footage, unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and special appearances from manager Scooter Braun, Patti Mallette, Usher, Ludacris and many more.
SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
December 25, 2013
Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
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December 25, 2013
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.
WOLF OF WALL STREET
December 25, 2013
Revered filmmaker; Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title – “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant. For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.
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December 27, 2013
From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win 'Britain's Got Talent' and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in 'One Man, Two Guvnors', BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (MAMMA MIA!, CALENDAR GIRLS, BILLY ELLIOT), Mackenzie Crook (THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Colm Meaney (GET HIM TO THE GREEK), Jemima Rooper (KINKY BOOTS), Valeria Billelo (PAZZE DI ME) and rising star Alexandra Roach (THE IRON LADY). Directed by David Frankel (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MARLEY & ME, HOPE SPRINGS) and written by Justin Zackham (THE BUCKET LIST), ONE CHANCE is produced by Mike Menchel, Brad Weston, Kris Thykier (KICK-ASS, THE DEBT, I GIVE IT A YEAR), Simon Cowell, and executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
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