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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“Draft Day” is the perfect fix for football withdrawal

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By Sandra Kraisirideja If there was ever any doubt as to how popular football is in America, the fact that a feature-length film has been made about the NFL Draft—an annual event when the league’s 32 teams select new players—should settle things once and for all. “Draft Day” is a fictionalized account of the 2014 NFL Draft, an event that Continue Reading...
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Films opening April 11

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By Sandra Kraisirideja Of the 12 films opening April 11, the three that have my interest are “Draft Day,” “Joe” and “Only Lovers Left Alive.” I’m a sucker for sports movies, especially when they star Kevin Costner. I’m more of a baseball fan and tend to only watch football on Super Bowl Sunday, but “Draft Day,” which also stars Jennifer Continue Reading...
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“Bad Words” marks directorial debut for Jason Bateman

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By Sandra Kraisirideja Jason Bateman is adding “director” to his already impressive resume with the darkly humorous comedy, “Bad Words.” Bateman began his career as a child actor and was able to avoid the embarrassing hijinks that have befallen so many other child actors. He has been working steadily since making his debut on “Little House on the Prairie” in Continue Reading...
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“12 Years a Slave” wins Best Picture and “Gravity” pulls in seven Oscars

0 Submitted by on Mon, 03 March 2014, 00:11
By Sandra Kraisirideja The 86th annual Academy Awards presentation was a night of few surprises and in the end “12 Years a Slave” walked away with three awards, including Best Picture, while top nominee “American Hustle” was shut out entirely. “Gravity” received the most wins, with seven Oscars for directing, cinematography, film editing, original score, visual effects, and both sound Continue Reading...
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“Non-Stop” delivers smart, fun entertainment

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 February 2014, 22:54
By Sandra Kraisirideja The first thing you need to know about Liam Neeson’s new movie, “Non-Stop” is that it is not “Speed” in the sky. It is a well-executed action thriller that had one preview audience cheering at its conclusion. The best action movies are usually the most simple. In the case of “Speed,” it was a bus that couldn’t Continue Reading...
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Big catches and bigger rivalries return in “Wicked Tuna”

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By Sandra Kraisirideja “Wicked Tuna” returns for its second season on Feb. 16 with the introduction of a new cast member, T.J. Ott, captain of the Hot Tuna. It’s revealed in the season opener that Captain Tyler McLaughlin, the young fisherman who pulled an upset victory in season one, worked with Ott when he was younger and may have learned Continue Reading...
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“Winter’s Tale” is a mixed bag

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By Sandra Kraisirideja “Winter’s Tale” is a love story that tries to tackle too many themes, which all get in the way of each other, creating a disjointed movie that never really comes together. Writer-director Akiva Goldsman, who won an Oscar for Best Screenplay in 2002 for “A Beautiful Mind,” based his script for “Winter’s Tale” on the novel of Continue Reading...
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“The Monuments Men” struggles to find its footing

0 Submitted by on Fri, 07 February 2014, 00:39
By Sandra Kraisirideja George Clooney has successfully written and directed a few well-regarded dramas, but he has a rare misstep with “The Monuments Men.” “The Monuments Men” tries to cover a lot of ground, both emotionally and in its subject matter, which gives it an uneven quality. Set in 1945, just as World War II is coming to a close, Continue Reading...
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Love comes easy in “Labor Day”

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By Sandra Kraisirideja “Labor Day” is an unconventional love story that is also a weird amalgamation of a coming-of-age story and a suspenseful mystery. On paper those elements may not seem like they work together, but writer-director Jason Reitman found a way to make it work. Reitman, who was nominated for a Best Screenplay and Best Director Oscar in 2010 Continue Reading...
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Wahlberg clan star in new reality series

0 Submitted by on Mon, 27 January 2014, 14:53
By Sandra Kraisrideja Paul Wahlberg, the oldest of nine children and big brother to Donnie and Mark, is the reluctant star of the new A&E reality series, “Wahlburgers.” The show follows Wahlberg as he navigates the ups and downs of running two restaurants under the watchful eye of his famous brothers, who are investors, and the charismatic family matriarch, Alma. Continue Reading...
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