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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“The Dark Knight” Transcends Comic Book Genre

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By Sandra Kraisirideja While it may be based on a comic book character, it really doesn’t do “The Dark Knight” justice to say it is just another comic book movie. That would be like saying “The Godfather” was just another gangster film. Just as the first two “X-Men” pictures raised the bar for what a comic book could be, “The Continue Reading...
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“Hancock” Breaks Cardinal Rules for Comic Book Movies

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*SPOILER ALERT* By Chad Freet After watching “Hancock” I walked out thinking that although the plot was full of plot holes, it was still enjoyable. Will Smith was great. However, the more I sit on it, the more disappointed I get when I think about what a missed opportunity this film was. The tone at the beginning of this movie is completely Continue Reading...
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Interview with Scott Prendergast of “Kabluey”

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By Sandra Kraisirideja I ran into Scott Prendergast at the Los Angeles Film Festival where he was promoting the release of his movie, “Kabluey.” I had just finished watching a screener for the movie, where Prendergast plays the title role and spends a great deal of time inside a large, blue mascot costume. I recognized Prendergast because he had the Continue Reading...
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Kate Hudson Joins Cast of “Nine”

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The Weinstein Company announced today that Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson (“ALMOST FAMOUS”) will join the cast of “NINE,” Academy Award Nominee Rob Marshall’s (“MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA,” “CHICAGO”) adaptation of the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical. The film stars Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis (“THERE WILL BE BLOOD,” “MY LEFT FOOT”) as world famous Continue Reading...
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“The Wackness” Interviews

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By Sandra Kraisirideja One of the great pleasures of covering a press day for a small, independent movie is the access one gets to the stars, which can sometimes include high-profile talent. “The Wackness” was written and directed by Jonathan Levine, who had the great fortune of writing a script that attracted Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley. Kingsley is among a Continue Reading...
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Blu-Ray Release of “Batman Begins”

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Three new DVD editions — two on Blu-ray™ Hi-Definition and one in Standard Definition — will be released prior to the July 18 nationwide theatrical release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Dark Knight.” Leading the Blu-ray™ Hi-Def pack is the “Batman Begins” Limited Edition Gift Set ($49.99 SRP). The single disc Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Gift Set also includes “The Dark Knight” Prologue Continue Reading...
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