A Most Wanted Man

July 29th, 2014

All Genres:
Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | USA | Germany

Runtime: 122 min

Languages:

Director: Anton Corbijn

Tagline:

 

Writers: Andrew Bovell (screenplay), John le Carré (novel)

 

Cast: Grigoriy Dobrygin
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Homayoun Ershadi
Mehdi Dehbi
Neil Malik Abdullah
Nina Hoss
Daniel Brühl
Vicky Krieps
Kostja Ullmann
Franz Hartwig
Martin Wuttke
Vedat Erincin
Rainer Bock
Derya Alabora
Tamer Yigit

 

Plot: When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré’s novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene. Written by Roadside Attractions

And So It Goes

July 29th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 94 min

Languages: English

Director: Rob Reiner

Tagline: There Are A Million Reasons Not To Like Oren Little. Just Ask Everyone.

 

Cast: Michael Douglas
Diane Keaton
Sterling Jerins
Annie Parisse
Austin Lysy
Michael Terra
Sawyer Tanner Simpkins
Maxwell Simkins
Maurice Jones
Yaya DaCosta
Scott Shepherd
Andy Karl
Frances Sternhagen
Frankie Valli
Luke Robertson

 

Plot: A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.

Hercules

July 29th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English

Director: Brett Ratner

Tagline: Before he was a legend, he was a man.

 

Writers: Ryan Condal (screenplay), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Dwayne Johnson
Ian McShane
John Hurt
Rufus Sewell
Aksel Hennie
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
Reece Ritchie
Joseph Fiennes
Tobias Santelmann
Peter Mullan
Rebecca Ferguson
Isaac Andrews
Joe Anderson
Stephen Peacocke
Nicholas Moss

 

Plot: Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become. Written by Radical Comics

Lucy

July 29th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: France

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Luc Besson

Tagline: The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%.

 

Cast: Scarlett Johansson
Morgan Freeman
Min-sik Choi
Amr Waked
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Pilou Asbæk
Analeigh Tipton
Nicolas Phongpheth
Jan Oliver Schroeder
Luca Angeletti
Loïc Brabant
Pierre Grammont
Pierre Poirot
Bertrand Quoniam
Pascal Loison

 

Plot: It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy’s body undergoes unimaginable changes that unlocks her mind’s full potential 100%. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio. Written by LeiaSolo

Sex Tape

July 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 94 min

Languages: English

Director: Jake Kasdan

Tagline: Their privates have just gone public.

 

Writers: Kate Angelo (screenplay), Jason Segel (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Cameron Diaz
Jason Segel
Rob Corddry
Ellie Kemper
Rob Lowe
Nat Faxon
Nancy Lenehan
Giselle Eisenberg
Harrison Holzer
Sebastian Hedges Thomas
Timothy Brennen
Krisztina Koltai
Randall Park
Joe Stapleton
James Wilcox

 

Plot: When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that their most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they’re just one click away from being laid bare to the world… but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they’ll never forget, they’ll find that their video will expose even than they bargained for. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Planes: Fire & Rescue

July 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 83 min

Languages: English

Director: Roberts Gannaway

Tagline: When others fly out, heroes fly in.

 

Cast: Dane Cook
Ed Harris
Julie Bowen
Curtis Armstrong
John Michael Higgins
Hal Holbrook
Wes Studi
Brad Garrett
Teri Hatcher
Stacy Keach
Cedric the Entertainer
Danny Mann
Barry Corbin
Regina King
Anne Meara

 

Plot: When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Written by Walt Disney

The Purge: Anarchy

July 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | France

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: English

Director: James DeMonaco

Tagline: United we purge

 

Writers: James DeMonaco, James DeMonaco (characters)

 

Cast: Frank Grillo
Carmen Ejogo
Zach Gilford
Kiele Sanchez
Zoë Soul
Justina Machado
John Beasley
Jack Conley
Noel Gugliemi
Castulo Guerra
Michael K. Williams
Edwin Hodge
Keith Stanfield
Roberta Valderrama
Niko Nicotera

 

Plot: A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. Written by Anonymous

Begin Again

July 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: John Carney

Tagline: You’re only as strong as your next move.

 

Cast: James Corden
Keira Knightley
Mark Ruffalo
Hailee Steinfeld
Mos Def
Karen Pittman
Paul Romero
Catherine Keener
Andrew Sellon
Ed Renninger
Eric Burton
Adam Levine
Marco Assante
Mary Catherine Garrison
Jen Jacob

 

Plot: Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Written by The Weinstein Company

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 130 min

Languages: English

Director: Matt Reeves

Tagline: One last chance for peace.

 

Writers: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, 4 credits »

 

Cast: Andy Serkis
Jason Clarke
Gary Oldman
Keri Russell
Toby Kebbell
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Kirk Acevedo
Nick Thurston
Terry Notary
Karin Konoval
Judy Greer
Jon Eyez
Enrique Murciano
Larramie Doc Shaw
Lee Ross

 

Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Deliver Us from Evil

July 11th, 2014

All Genres:
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English

Director: Scott Derrickson

Tagline: You haven’t seen true evil

 

Writers: Scott Derrickson (screenplay), Paul Harris Boardman (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Eric Bana
Édgar Ramírez
Olivia Munn
Chris Coy
Dorian Missick
Sean Harris
Joel McHale
Mike Houston
Lulu Wilson
Olivia Horton
Scott Johnsen
Daniel Sauli
Antoinette LaVecchia
Aidan Gemme
Jenna Gavigan

 

Plot: In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

 

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Earth to Echo

July 7th, 2014

All Genres:
Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English

Director: Dave Green

Tagline: An adventure as big as the universe.

 

Writers: Henry Gayden (screenplay), Henry Gayden (story), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Teo Halm
Astro
Reese Hartwig
Ella Wahlestedt
Jason Gray-Stanford
Alga Smith
Cassius Willis
Sonya Leslie
Kerry O’Malley
Virginia Louise Smith
Peter Mackenzie
Valerie Wildman
Roger Hewlett
Mary Pat Gleason
Marilyn Giacomazzi

 

Plot: After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.

Tammy

July 7th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 min

Languages: English

Director: Ben Falcone

Tagline: She hit the road. The road hit back.

 

Writers: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone

 

Cast: Melissa McCarthy
Susan Sarandon
Kathy Bates
Allison Janney
Dan Aykroyd
Mark Duplass
Gary Cole
Nat Faxon
Toni Collette
Sandra Oh
Ben Falcone
Sarah Baker
Rich Williams
Steve Little
Dakota Lee

 

Plot: Tammy, who was recently fired from a Topper Jack’s fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent’s home. Upon denied use of her mom’s car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an “ailing” grandmother, who also lives in the home…Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the “baby-sitter.” From finding love in a bar to robbing a Topper Jack’s in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy. Written by Mayor_G

Transformers: Age of Extinction

July 1st, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 165 min

Languages: English

Director: Michael Bay

Tagline: The rules have changed

 

Cast: Mark Wahlberg
Stanley Tucci
Kelsey Grammer
Nicola Peltz
Jack Reynor
Titus Welliver
Sophia Myles
Bingbing Li
T.J. Miller
James Bachman
Thomas Lennon
Charles Parnell
Erika Fong
Mike Collins
Geng Han

 

Plot: After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Atinger, a CIA agent establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager a “robotics expert” buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it’s a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it’s Optimus. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from tech he took from the men that a billionaire tech magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what’s going on so they go to find out what’s going on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Jersey Boys

June 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, Musical

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 134 min

Languages: English

Director: Clint Eastwood

Tagline: Everybody remembers it how they need to.

 

Writers: Marshall Brickman (screenplay), Rick Elice (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Vincent Piazza
John Lloyd Young
Steve Schirripa
Christopher Walken
Kathrine Narducci
Lou Volpe
Johnny Cannizzaro
Michael Patrick McGill
Jacqueline Mazarella
Michael Lomenda
Lacey Hannan
Scott Vance
Steve Rankin
Ivar Brogger
Scott Michael Vance

 

Plot: Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group-with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet’s coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public. Written by Broadway.com

Think Like a Man Too

June 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English

Director: Tim Story

Tagline:

 

Writers: Keith Merryman (screenplay), David A. Newman (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Adam Brody
Michael Ealy
Jerry Ferrara
Meagan Good
Regina Hall
Dennis Haysbert
Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Jenkins
Jenifer Lewis
Romany Malco
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Gary Owen
Gabrielle Union
David Walton
Kevin Hart

 

Plot: In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

How to Train Your Dragon 2

June 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Dean DeBlois

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell (“How to Train Your Dragon” book series)

 

Cast: Jay Baruchel
Cate Blanchett
Gerard Butler
Craig Ferguson
America Ferrera
Jonah Hill
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
T.J. Miller
Kristen Wiig
Djimon Hounsou
Kit Harington
Kieron Elliott
Philip McGrade
Andrew Ableson
Gideon Emery

 

Plot: It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

22 Jump Street

June 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Tagline: They’re not 21 anymore

 

Writers: Michael Bacall (screenplay), Oren Uziel (screenplay), 5 credits »

 

Cast: Jonah Hill
Channing Tatum
Peter Stormare
Wyatt Russell
Amber Stevens
Jillian Bell
Ice Cube
The Lucas Brothers
Nick Offerman
Jimmy Tatro
Caroline Aaron
Craig Roberts
Marc Evan Jackson
Joe Chrest
Eddie J. Fernandez

 

Plot: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Edge of Tomorrow

June 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | Australia

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: English

Director: Doug Liman

Tagline: Live, Die, Repeat

 

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Tom Cruise
Emily Blunt
Brendan Gleeson
Bill Paxton
Jonas Armstrong
Tony Way
Kick Gurry
Franz Drameh
Dragomir Mrsic
Charlotte Riley
Masayoshi Haneda
Terence Maynard
Noah Taylor
Lara Pulver
Madeleine Mantock

 

Plot: An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

The Fault in Our Stars

June 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 125 min

Languages: English

Director: Josh Boone

Tagline: Based on the #1 bestseller

 

Writers: Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Shailene Woodley
Ansel Elgort
Nat Wolff
Laura Dern
Sam Trammell
Willem Dafoe
Lotte Verbeek
Ana Dela Cruz
Randy Kovitz
Toni Saladna
David Whalen
Milica Govich
Allegra Carpenter
Emily Peachey
Emily Bach

 

Plot: Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the miraculous, given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. Written by Anonymous

Million Dollar Arm

June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, Sport

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 124 min

Languages: English | Hindi

Director: Craig Gillespie

Tagline: From the producers of "Invincible" and "Miracle"

 

Cast: Jon Hamm
Pitobash
Suraj Sharma
Madhur Mittal
Aasif Mandvi
Darshan Jariwala
Lake Bell
Alan Arkin
Bill Paxton
Gregory Alan Williams
Allyn Rachel
Tzi Ma
Rey Maualuga
Bar Paly
Jaspaul Sandhu

 

Plot: In 2008, J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who finds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, Bernstein gets the bold idea of finding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they find mastering a new sport in a foreign land a daunting challenge. As these boys struggle amid an alien culture, Bernstein must find a way to make their dream come true. In doing, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity to his work with growing friendships he never expected to have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)