When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Arrival opens Nov. 11.

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world. The Edge of Seventeen opens Nov. 18.

Manchester by the Sea

In Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. Manchester by the Sea opens in limited release on Nov. 18.

Nocturnal Animals

From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in Nocturnal Animals. The movie will have a steady roll-out beginning with a limited release on Nov. 18, expanding Nov. 23 and then going to wide release on Dec. 9.


Miss Sloane

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price. Miss Sloane opens Nov. 25.


From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master way finder. Moana opens nationwide Nov. 23.

“Carrie” gets an update for the Internet generation

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By Sandra Kraisirideja Director Kimberly Peirce has created an update of the 1976 horror classic “Carrie” that honors the original and makes the story more current. Based on the 1974 novel by Stephen King, “Carrie” is the tragic story of an insecure, timid young woman raised by her emotionally and physically abusive mother who is also a religious zealot. Mercilessly Continue Reading...
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Comedy is split in “A.C.O.D.”

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  By Sandra Kraisirideja Entertainment writers see a lot of movies, not just in the course of a year, but in the span of their lifetime, and critiquing these movies can take on a nuance that can be out-of-touch with the general population. It’s not always easy to categorize a movie as either good or bad—although that does happen—but more Continue Reading...
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“Free Birds” stills

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“Free Birds,” directed by Jimmy Hayward (“Horton Hears a Who!”), tells the story of two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Continue Reading...
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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum reprise roles for “22 Jump Street,” now filming

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Principal photography has begun on Columbia Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ “22 Jump Street,” the sequel to the 2012 action-comedy blockbuster ’21 Jump Street,” which took in more than $200 million at the worldwide box office. “22 Jump Street” reunites Jonah Hill (upcoming “Wolf of Wall Street” and “True Story”) and Channing Tatum (upcoming “Foxcatcher” and “Jupiter Ascending”) as they return Continue Reading...
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“Rush” is fueled by human drama

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By Sandra Kraisirideja In “Rush,” Formula One racing takes a backseat to the human drama that unfolds between two of its biggest stars and professional rivals—James Hunt and Niki Lauda. NASCAR may be “second only to the National Football League among professional sports franchises in terms of television ratings in the United States,” according to Wikipedia, but in 1976 the Continue Reading...
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Romance isn’t just for the young in “Enough Said”

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By Sandra Kraisirideja Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini give hope to single, divorced men and women everywhere in their new movie, “Enough Said.” Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener (“Friends with Money”), the movie tells the story of two divorced, middle-aged single parents who cautiously allow themselves to feel love again. The movie is the most accessible of her projects Continue Reading...
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“Prisoners” offers seat-gripping suspense

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By Sandra Kraisirideja There are two sure signs that a suspenseful movie is working: the first is an eery silence in the theater, where it seems like nobody is even breathing and two, nobody has gotten up to use the bathroom. These were the conditions during a recent press screening of “Prisoners,” at the ArcLight in La Jolla. A movie Continue Reading...
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2013 fall preview

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By Sandra Kraisirideja After a summer filled with superheroes, aliens and monsters, Hollywood will turn to more serious fare in the fall as the march toward awards season begins. Fall is also when the independent studios really shine and the major studios pin their Oscar hopes on dramatic content with big name stars. The list below—which would not have been Continue Reading...
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“Breaking Bad: The Complete Series” available Nov. 26

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment cooks up a full batch on Nov. 26 when “Breaking Bad: The Complete Series” comes to Blu-ray™ in its entirety. One of the most explosive series ever to air on television, the 16-disc set is this year’s must-have gift for the holiday season, complete with all 62 episodes and more than 55 hours of special features.  Starring Continue Reading...
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Interview: “Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg

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Date: Aug. 15, 2013 Location: Four Seasons Beverly Hills Player(s): Joe Swanberg Backstory: When it comes to storytelling it’s always best to write what you know, and director Joe Swanberg knows a lot about craft beer. A home brewer himself, the Midwest-raised Swanberg names off local breweries like they are members of his family: Revolution, Half Acre, Three Floyds, Founders Continue Reading...
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