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.


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.

Films opening May 30

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A Million Ways to Die in the West A star-studded comedy set in the Old West with Charlize Theron, Seth MacFarland, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, and Neil Patrick Harris. The Grand Seduction (limited) A quirky Canadian comedy in the vein of “The Man Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain.” In an effort Continue Reading...
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2014 Summer Preview

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By Sandra Krairisideja It’s Memorial Day weekend and summer is here. This post is a work in progress but represents the movies that hold some interest for me in the next three months. And if the unpredictable heat wave in May was a preview of things to come, it’s just one more excuse to head to the multiplex. May 23 Continue Reading...
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Review: Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in “Blended”

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By Sandra Krairisideja Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler are at it again. In “Blended,” the First Couple of romantic comedies star as single parents Jim (Sandler) and Lauren (Barrymore), who go on a terrible blind date and plan never to see each other again but, through movie magic, find themselves and their families on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation together at a Continue Reading...
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Review: Jon Hamm in “Million Dollar Arm”

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By Sandra Kraisirideja With its long list of sports movie successes, including “The Rookie,” “Remember the Titans,” and “Invincible,” Jon Hamm has made a wise choice in choosing Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” as his first venture as a leading man. Beginning in 2000 with “Remember the Titans,” Disney’s sports movies have followed a similar formula: a person or team must Continue Reading...
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Films opening May 16

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By Sandra Kraisirideja Summer movie season officially starts Memorial Day weekend, so it appears that Warner Bros. is hoping to get a jump start on the holidays with the release of 3D/2D and IMAX screenings of “Godzilla” on May 15. My interest in “Godzilla” is based solely on Bryan Cranston’s involvement. His presence adds an air of legitimacy to an Continue Reading...
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“Moms’ Night Out” is good, clean fun

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By Sandra Kraisirideja “Moms’ Night Out” is a faith-based comedy about everything that can and does go wrong during a much-needed night out for three moms. As the movie begins we are introduced to Allyson, played by Sarah Drew of “Grey’s Anatomy,” a loving mother of three who is having a hard time keeping up with the demands of parenthood. Continue Reading...
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Films opening May 9

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By Sandra Kraisirideja If there is one thing about the slate of movies opening Friday it’s how many are independent studio releases, as if the companies are trying to get as much audience share as possible before the summer blockbusters take over on Memorial Day weekend. “Neighbors” is the lone release from Universal, one of the six major studios. The Continue Reading...
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Films opening May 2

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“Walk of Shame” Elizabeth Banks is a terrific comedic actress who gets her chance to prove she can open a movie with a starring role in “Walk of Shame.” She plays a reporter who must make her way through downtown LA without her phone, ID or money after a one-night stand with a handsome stranger, played by James Marsden, and Continue Reading...
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Girls get the last laugh in “The Other Woman”

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By Sandra Kraisirideja When Hollywood wants to make a movie that celebrates female friendship, the premise is either melodramatic (“Beaches”) or a slapstick comedy (“Bridesmaids”), and the new revenge comedy, “The Other Woman,” is no exception. While revenge propels the story forward, “The Other Woman” is really about female friendships and the importance of having girlfriends who can watch your Continue Reading...
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