Ghost in the Shell

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology. The film is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.

The Zookeeper’s Wife

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Boss Baby

The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family.

Gifted

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

Born in China

Directed by Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, Disneynature’s Born in China follows the stories of three animal families. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.

The Circle

The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega. When Mae (Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.

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Review: Michael Keaton in “Birdman”

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Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman is exhilarating to watch for the superb performances of its stars—Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis—and the technical wizardry of the camera work. Keaton stars as Riggan, an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero, who is attempting to revive his career by mounting an adaptation of a Raymond Carver Continue Reading...
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Review: Reese Witherspoon in “The Good Lie”

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Reese Witherspoon’s name and face may be prominently displayed on the poster for The Good Lie, but the Academy Award winning actress is really just a supporting player in a wonderfully crafted story about Sudanese orphans who are given the chance to build a new life in America. The film opens with a single title card giving a brief history Continue Reading...
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Review: National Geographic Channel new reality series “Live Free or Die”

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It seems a bit contradictory to have a reality show about people who are living without modern conveniences but that is what National Geographic Channel has done with its new series Live Free or Die. Based on the premise that some people choose to “re-wild,” meaning abandon all modern conveniences to live completely off the land, Live Free or Die Continue Reading...
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Review: Robert Downey, Jr., and Robert Duvall in “The Judge”

0 Submitted by on Mon, 13 October 2014, 16:10
Robert Downey, Jr. can be forgiven for trying to make an ’80s drama about the tense relationship between a father and son since he clearly remembers when those movies were the norm in Hollywood. The Judge pairs Downey with Robert Duvall as the aforementioned father and son. Downey more than holds his own with Duvall and the two have a Continue Reading...
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Review: David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike

0 Submitted by on Fri, 03 October 2014, 00:52
Sometimes not knowing the source material for a movie can be advantage, which is certainly true for David Fincher’s Gone Girl, based on the book by Gillian Flynn. Since I hadn’t read the book I was able to watch the movie without wondering how the twists and turns of this contemporary thriller would play out. The fact that Flynn wrote Continue Reading...
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Blu-ray review: Jon Favreau’s “Chef” with Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman

0 Submitted by on Tue, 30 September 2014, 01:20
My camera roll is filled with pictures of food so I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy Jon Favreau’s Chef, which is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Food is always front and center in Chef, which contains the best depiction of a grilled cheese sandwich on camera, among other tasty delights. Yet it is also an excellent Continue Reading...
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Interviews: “This Is Where I Leave You” with Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton And Jane Fonda

0 Submitted by on Fri, 19 September 2014, 22:54
Warner Bros. has just released roundtable interviews with the cast of This is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Abigail Spencer, Dax Shepard, Jane Fonda. Directed by Shawn Levy and written by Jonathan Tropper, This is Where I Leave You revolves around the lives of four grown siblings, played Continue Reading...
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2014 Fall Preview

0 Submitted by on Mon, 08 September 2014, 08:30
Summer has come to a close and the kids are back in school. It’s also a time when movies move from popcorn fare to more serious themes. Fall movies serve as a bridge between the action of summer to the more thought-provoking subject matter that gets tackled during awards season. This list omits limited releases and films listed as only Continue Reading...
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL RETRACES THE DAY BEFORE THE WORLD CHANGED IN “9/10: THE FINAL HOURS”

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National Geographic Channel is taking a different approach toward the anniversary of 9/11 with a new documentary titled 9/10: The Final Hours, which retraces the 24 hours before the the World Trade Center was leveled to the ground by a terrorist attack. What sets this documentary apart is its focus on regular people rather than experts and politicians. It’s touching Continue Reading...
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DVD Review: Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in “Only Lovers Left Alive”

0 Submitted by on Mon, 18 August 2014, 08:30
Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston play modern-day vampires living in Tangier and Detroit, respectively, in Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive,” which debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on Aug. 19 Written and directed by Jarmusch, the vampires in “Only Lovers Left Alive” are not the same ones found in popular movies and TV shows today. Swinton’s Eve is Continue Reading...
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