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FULL MOVIE LIST
upcoming or current releases for which we plan to publish reviews
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ASSIGNED TO:
Samuel Chetty
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currently showing nationwide—25 sites

Biography Thriller Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera by Dec 19
Alternate:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
  • Leah Hickman
  • Bryan Griem

Open: December 17, 2014 (wide—3,850+ theaters)

Adventure Fantasy Adaptation Sequel 3D IMAX
Friday, December 19, 2014
ASSIGNED TO:
Leah Hickman by Dec 20
Alternate:
  • Samuel Chetty
  • Alexander Malsan
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Open: December 19, 2014 (wide—3,700+ theaters)

Family Fantasy Comedy Adventure Sequel
ASSIGNED TO:
Jennifer Hanley by Dec 22
Alternate:
  • Brian Johnson
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Open: December 19, 2014 (wide—3,000+ theaters)

Family Comedy Music Drama Adaptation
THURSDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25, 2014
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Tagline: She created it. He sold it. And everyone bought it.

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Open: December 25, 2014

Biography Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan by Dec. 26
Alternate:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Open: December 25, 2014 (wide)

Family Music Fantasy Comedy
ASSIGNED TO:
John Decker by Dec 28
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Open: December 25, 2014 (wide)

Action Biography War Sports Drama Adaptation
THURSDAY, January 1, 2015
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Tagline: One man. Two lives.

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Open: January 1, 2015 (wide)

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, George Kennedy

Crime Thriller Drama Remake
Friday, January 2, 2015
ASSIGNED TO:
Pamela Gardner by Jan 3
Alternate:
  • Alexander Malsan
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Open: January 2, 2015 (wide)

Horror Thriller Drama Sequel
Friday, January 9, 2015
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Open: January 9, 2015 (wide)

Action Crime Thriller Sequel
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Tagline: For blood. For money. For a way out.

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Open: January 9, 2015
DVD: February 17, 2015

—Starring: Noah Wyle, Jeremy Irvine, Minka Kelly, Adelaide Clemens, Haley Joel Osment

Thriller Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Brian C. Johnson by Jan 18
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Open: January 9, 2015 (wide), December 25, 2014 (limited)

Political History Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
David Simpson by Jan 11
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Open: January 9, 2015 (wide)

Crime Comedy Drama Adaptation
Friday, January 16, 2015
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Tagline: He’s the best man… money can buy. Go with a pro.

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Open: January 16, 2015 (wide)

—Starring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Olivia Thirlby, Ken Howard, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Mimi Rogers

Comedy
Applicants:
  • John Decker
  • Raphael Vera
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Open: January 16, 2015 (wide)

Action War Biography
ASSIGNED TO:
Bob MacLean by Jan 18
Alternate:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Open: January 16, 2015 (wide)

Action Crime Thriller
ASSIGNED TO:
Emily Saur
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PaddingtonPGleave your comments

Open: January 16, 2015 (wide)

Family Adventure Kids Comedy Adaptation
Underdog Kidsleave your comments
also known as “Underdogs”

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Open: January 16, 2015

Starring: Beau Bridges, Tom Arnold, Phillip Rhee, Greg Grunberg, Lauren Bowles, Ted McGinley, Patrick Fabian

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An inspirational story of a group of inner city kids in their journey through life, challenges and struggles through martial arts and their battle against the Beverly Hills Championship team.

‘Underdog Kids 3D’ is a heartwarming story about an unlikely team from the poor neighborhood who prevails against all odds against the undefeated Beverly Hills Junior National Karate Team.

‘Underdog Kids 3D’ is an action-packed film about inner city kids from the poor neighborhood going up against the undefeated Beverly Hills Junior National Karate Team. This film will make you laugh, make you cry and make you cheer!

The reason we made ‘Underdog Kids’ is to inspire families with stories of courage, friendship, love and honor.

Being an ‘Underdogs’ ourselves, we understand the hardships families go through in life and though it’s never easy, perhaps through our film, it will remind us all to ‘NEVER GIVE UP’ and learn how to take everything negative in our lives and turn it into something positive. Because life is not about giving up but rather keeping your dreams alive through overcoming obstacles and self doubt.
Action Family Adventure Martial Arts Kids 3D
Friday, January 23, 2015
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Strange Magicleave your comments

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Open: January 23, 2015 (wide)

Touchstone Pictures—Disney—Story by George Lucas / Starring: Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare / Director: Gary Rydstrom

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‘Strange Magic,’ a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. ‘Strange Magic’ is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light and Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film ‘Rango,’ bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.

With a story by George Lucas, ‘Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom (‘Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,’ ‘Lifted’), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer ‘Mars Attacks!’) and executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (‘Elf’), Irene Mecchi (‘Brave,’ ‘The Lion King’) and Rydstrom. An extraordinary roster of film, television and Broadway stars lend their voices to ‘Strange Magic,’ including Alan Cumming (CBS’ ‘The Good Wife,’ Broadway’s ‘Cabaret’), Evan Rachel Wood (‘The Ides of March’), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s ‘Wicked’), Maya Rudolph (‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Bridesmaids’), Sam Palladio (ABC’s ‘Nashville’), newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina (‘Chocolat’), Elijah Kelley (‘Hairspray,’ ‘The Butler’), Bob Einstein (HBO’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’) and Peter Stormare (‘Fargo’). Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (‘Moulin Rouge’) serves as both the musical director and composer.
Animation Fantasy Family Comedy
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The Boy Next DoorRleave your comments

Tagline: A moment she couldn’t resist. An obsession he can’t control.

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Open: January 23, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Kristin Chenoweth / Director: Rob L. Cohen—“The Fast and the Furious” (2001), “xXx” (2002)

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A single mom (divorced) becomes attracted to the handsome younger man who moves in next door and befriends her son. Trouble ensues, however, when she tries to abruptly end the relationship. He doesn’t let go so easily. Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far.
Psychological Thriller Suspense Drama
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
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Black SeaRleave your comments

Tagline: The only thing more dangerous than the mission is the crew.

Open: January 23, 2015

Focus Features—Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Konstantin Khabensky, Michael Smiley / Director: Kevin Macdonald—“The Last King of Scotland,” “State of Play,” “Touching the Void”

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A rogue submarine captain is laid off by a salvage company and, in order to make good with his former employers, makes a deal with a shadowy backer to look for a storied sunken submarine reputed to be loaded with gold at the bottom of the Black Sea. A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew of English and Russian sailors to go after the rumoted sunken treasure.

The closer they get to the prize, the riskier it becomes to trust one another. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the motley crew to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.
Action Adventure Suspense Thriller
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner by Jan 26
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Mortdecaileave your comments

Tagline: Sophistication has a name.

Open: January 23, 2015 (wide)

Lionsgate—Starring: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Paul Bettany, Jeff Goldblum / David Koepp—“Mission: Impossible” (1996), “Spider-Man” (2002)

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An adaptation of The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery by Kyril Bonfiglioli. Johnny Depp stars as Charles Mortdecai, a debonair art dealer and part time rogue who must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. He also has to juggle angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist.
Action Crime Comedy Adaptation
Friday, January 30, 2015
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Black or WhitePG-13
also known as “Black and White”

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Open: January 30, 2015 (wide)

Relativity Media—Starring: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Mackie, Bill Burr / Director: Mike Binder—“Upside of Anger” (2005)

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‘Black or White’ is the story of a grandfather (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl's paternal grandmother (Academy Award nominee Octavia Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.

A grieving White widower is drawn into a custody battle over his Black granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.

Attorney Elliot Anderson (Kevin Costner) is widowed after the car crash death of his wife. Elliot has raised his bi-racial granddaughter Eloise since his daughter died in childbirth. As he struggles with his grief, Elliot’s world is turned upside-down when the child’s African American grandmother Rowena (Octavia Spencer) demands that Eloise be brought under the care of her father Reggie, a drug addict who Elliot blames for the negligence that led to the death of his own daughter.

Elliot finds himself deeply entrenched in the custody battle and will stop at nothing to keep his granddaughter from coming under the watch of his reckless son-in-law. BLACK OR WHITE is a searing portrayal of a broken man caught up in a struggle clouded by bitterness, blame and racial tension who learns to forgive and how to provide for the only family he has left.
Drama
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Wild CardRleave your comments

Tagline: He’s all in

Open: January 30, 2015

Lionsgate—Starring: Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Michael Angarano, Cedric the Entertainer, Jason Alexander, Max Casella / Director: Simon West

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A recovering gambling addict finds work providing protection to his friends. This is a remake of the 1987 Burt Reynolds feature film. This tightly-wound action-thriller tells the story of Nick Escalante (Statham), whose compulsive gambling has led him to the streets of Vegas, where he takes odd jobs providing “security” to support his addiction. His professional and personal lives collide when his friend is brutally beaten forcing him to take on the mob.
Action Crime Thriller Drama Remake Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan
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Project AlmanacPG-13leave your comments
also known as “Welcome to Yesterday”

Tagline: Today is better the second time around

Open: January 30, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Suspense Thriller
Tusday, February 3, 2015
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REVIEW IT AT HOME—video release: February 2015 (available from Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Flixter, MGo, VuDu, Xbox Video, U-verse, DirectTV, pay per view, video stores, etc.)

Family Sports Drama
Friday, February 6, 2015
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
also known as “SpongeBob SquarePants 2,” “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water”

Tagline: Tagline: Making waves in our world

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Open: February 6, 2015 (wide)

Paramount Pictures—Starring: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke

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SpongeBob and his friends need to go on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes them to the real world, where they tangle with a pirate who possesses the recipe along with a book that could change things when written in it. In order to get back the recipe, the gang steal the book and SpongeBob transforms into a superhero named Invincibubble (while Patrick becomes Mr. Superawsomeness, Sandy becomes a real-life squirrel, Mr. Krabs becomes the Iron Man-like Sir Pinch-a-lot, Plankton becomes a yet unknown Hulk-like superhero, and Squidward becomes Sour Note).

Like its predecessor, this film will contain live-action footage. / Budget: $66-million (estimated)
Animation Family Action Adventure Comedy 3D Sequel
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Shaun the Sheep

From the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit

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Open: February 6, 2015

Relativity Media

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Shaun’s mischief accidentally causes the Farmer to be taken away from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the flock to rescue him, setting the stage for an epic adventure.

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
Animation Family Adventure
Applicants:
  • Leah Hickman
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Jupiter AscendingPG-13

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Open: February 6, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth / Directors: Andy and Lana Wachowski—“The Matrix”

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In the future, a young destitute human woman gets targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe, and begins her destiny to finish the Queen’s reign.

In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

from the creators of The Matrix trilogy
Sci-Fi Action 3D IMAX
ASSIGNED TO:
John Decker
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Seventh SonPG-13

Open: February 6, 2015 (wide)

Family Fantasy Action Adventure Adaptation 3D IMAX
Friday, February 13, 2015
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Old FashionedPG-13

Tagline: Chivalry makes a comeback / Love is patient. Love is kind.

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Open: February 13, 2015

Freestyle Releasing—Starring: Elizabeth Roberts, Rik Swartzwelder, LeJon Woods

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A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an ‘old-fashioned‘ and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America.
Romance Drama
Applicants:
  • David Simpson
  • Jake Roberson
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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Open: February 13, 2015 (wide)

Action Adventure Spy Thriller Comedy
Friday, February 20, 2015
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McFarland, USAPG
also known as “McFarland USA”

Tagline: Champions can come from anywhere

Open: February 20, 2015 (wide)

Buena Vista, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Starring: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello / Director: Niki Caro—“Whale Rider,” “North Country”

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a cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders

The drama tells the true story of a coach living in the 1980s in a predominantly Latino town outside of Bakersfield, Calif., a small town outside of Bakersfield. The coach created a high school track team that overcame many social and physical hurdles to become champions.
Sports Drama
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Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Tagline: The laws of space and time are about to be violated

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Open: February 20, 2015 (wide)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)—Starring: Chevy Chase, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs / Director: Steve Pink / When Lou (Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Robinson) and Jacob (Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future. Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past… which is really the present.

Comedy Time Travel Fantasy
Friday, February 27, 2015
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
The Lazarus EffectPG-13

Open: February 27, 2015 (wide)

Relativity Studios—Starring: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Evan Peters / Director: David Gelb

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A team of medical research students, discovers an experimental serum that is the secret to bringing dead patients back to life. After losing his or her own daughter, the team's lead scientist tests the serum on her corpse, leading to terrifying results.
Sci-Fi Suspense Thriller
Distributor: Open Road Films. Trademark logo.
Little BoyPG-13

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Open: February 27, 2015 (wide)

Open Road Films—Starring: Emily Watson, Kevin James, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Rapaport / Director: Alejandro Monteverde

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A little American boy tries with all his might to achieve the impossible: bring his father home from World War II.

A family drama set in small-town America in the early days of WWII, revolves around an 8-year-old with developmental problems. His only friend is his father, and with his departure to war, the troubled boy is forced to confront the cruelty of schoolmates and others.
Comedy War Drama
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FocusR

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Open: February 27, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney / Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

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Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection (a con man, a grifter) who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie), a young, attractive woman. As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort, and he abruptly breaks it off.

A romantic involvement is perilous in a business where they lie and cheat for a living. Three years later, the former flame-now an accomplished femme fatale-shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high-stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop… and the consummate con man off his game.
Romance Comedy
Friday, March 6, 2015
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
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Chappie

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Open: March 6, 2015 (wide)

Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures—Starring: Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel / Director: Neill Blomkamp—“District 9,” “Elysium,” “Stargate SG-1”

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Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

This movie tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes. The robot is voiced by Sharlto Copley (‘The A-Team’), and the mobsters are played by Ninja and Yolandi Visser, members of South African rap group Die Antwoord. Other cast include Jose Pablo Cantillo (‘The Walking Dead’) and Dev Patel (‘Slumdog Millionaire’).
Sci-Fi Action Thriller Comedy
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2PG
also known as “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2”

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Open: March 6, 2015

Fox Searchlight Pictures—Starring: Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, David Strathairn, Dev Patel / Director: John Madden—“Shakespeare in Love” (1998), “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011)

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‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy—posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.
Comedy Drama
Distributor: The Weinstein Company. Trademark logo.
The Coup

Open: March 6, 2015 (wide)

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Michelle Monaghan / Director: John Erick Dowdle—“Quarantine,” “Devil,” “The Poughkeepsie Tapes”

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In their new overseas home in Southeast Asia, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed by merciless rebels attacking the city.
Action Thriller
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
Unfinished Business

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Open: March 6, 2015 (wide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, Simon Kinberg, James Marsden, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost / Director: Ken Scott

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A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
Comedy
Friday, March 13, 2015
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
  • Denica McCall
  • Samuel Chetty
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CinderellaPG

Open: March 13, 2015 (wide)

Walt Disney Pictures—Starring: Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Lily James, Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Stellan Skarsgård, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi / Director: Kenneth Branagh

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This is a live action reimagining of the classic fairy tale written for Disney by screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (‘27 Dresses,’ ‘The Devil Wears Prada’). While most people know the story from Disney’s 1950 animated classic, there are variations going back as far as the 1st century BC.

The story of ‘Cinderella’ follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.

Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to ‘have courage and be kind.’ She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her.

And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming ‘Kit.’

Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
Live-Action Family Fantasy Romance Drama
Applicants:
  • David Simpson
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In the Heart of the SeaPG-13

Open: March 13, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Director: Ron Howard / Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Jordi Mollà

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Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling novel about the dramatic true journey of the whaling ship Essex. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.

The real-life maritime disaster of a whaling ship preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home, inspired Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story.

‘Heart of the Sea’ reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. The film also stars Tom Holland as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.
Action Adventure Adaptation
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Tagline: Paranormal Activity 5

Open: March 13, 2015 (wide)

Paramount Pictures —Starring: Katie Featherston, Tyler Craig /Director: Gregory Plotkin—“The Insider” (1999), “Fracture” (2007), “He’s Just Not That Into You” (2009)

Horror
Friday, March 20, 2015
Distributor: Open Road Films. Trademark logo.
The Gunman

Open: March 20, 2015 (wide)

Open Road Films, A24—Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone / Director: Pierre Morel—Taken (2008), The Transporter (2002), Transporter 2 (2005)

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An international operative (spy) named Martin Terrier (Penn), is betrayed by the organization he works for and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe in order to save himself from the organization that he used to work for.
Action Spy Crime Thriller Drama
Applicants:
  • David Criswell
  • Jeff Mazza
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Insurgent
also known as “The Divergent Series: Insurgent”

Tagline: Defy reality.

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Open: March 20, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Action Adventure Romance 3D Sequel
Friday, March 27, 2015
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
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HomePG

Tagline: Worlds collide

Open: March 27, 2015 (wide) (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)

DreamWorks Animation, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring voices of: Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, Jim Parsons, Rihanna / Director: Tim Johnson

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This movie is based on the critically acclaimed, award-winning book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.

When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

When the galaxy’s most annoyingly optimistic alien finds himself on the run from his own alien race, he’s forced to team up with a fiercely stubborn teenage girl. Together they become the most unlikely fugitives ever to save the planet.
Animation Sci-Fi Fantasy Comedy Adaptation 3D IMAX
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

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Open: April 1, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures

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chronicles the unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, Hillsong United

The music of Hillsong is so popular it is estimated that on any given Sunday, more than 50 million churchgoers around the world are singing their songs. The film shows the group’s humble beginnings as a youth worship band in a little church in Australia and to their growth into a worldwide sensation. “The aim is to give people the world over the opportunity to experience the praise and worship that has been birthed in this House.”
Documentary
Friday, April 3, 2015
Distributor: The Weinstein Company. Trademark logo.
Woman in Gold

Open: April 3, 2015

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes, Daniel Bruhl, Max Irons, Tatiana Maslany, Charles Dance / Director: Simon Curtis

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Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an octogenarian Jewish refugee from Nazi Austria, takes on the government to recover artwork stolen by the Nazis she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Ryan Reynolds plays her attorney and Daniel Bruhl plays his adversary.
Drama
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Furious 7PG-13
also known as “The Fast and The Furious 7,” “Fast and Furious 7”

Official site

Open: April 3, 2015 (2D theaters and IMAX)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Lucas Black, Paul Walker, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Tyrese Gibson, Tony Jaa, Ludacris / Director: James Wan

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Continuing from the cliffhanger tease at the end of ‘Furious Six,’ ‘Furious 7’ is said to return the action to Los Angeles. Ian Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his crew for the death of his brother.
Action Crime Thriller Sequel
Friday, April 10, 2015
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
The Longest Ride

Open: April 10, 2015 (wide) (wide)

Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film—Starring: Scott Eastwood, Jack Huston, Alan Alda / Director: George Tillman Jr.

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Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, The Longest Ride follows two sets of lovers in two intertwining stories. The first story is told through flashbacks of a 90-year-old veteran's life and the love he has for his departed wife. The second story follows a student who falls in love with a similarly-wounded bull rider.

The story opens with a 90-year old man snowbound and stuck in his car after a major crash on an isolated road. As he drifts in and out of consciousness awaiting rescue, the man sees visions of his life love, who died earlier. Together they reminisce about their life together, including his difficulty in returning from WWII, and being unable to have children with her because of a war wound. They become renowned art collectors and the man has been lost since she died from a stroke. There is another romance between a young art history major and a handsome bull rider who fall in love despite coming from completely different backgrounds. Each has aspirations and dreams, and the cowboy is fighting the clock and should not be riding due to past injuries, but has a family ranch to save. A strange occurrence allows the two generations of lovers to save each other.
Romance Drama Adaptation
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
The Moon and the Sun

Open: April 10, 2015 (wide)

Paramount Pictures—Starring: Pierce Brosnan (King Louis XIV), William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Bingbing Fan (mermaid) / Director: Sean McNamara—“Soul Surfer” (2011)

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King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.

Budget: $55-million (estimated)
Action Adventure Fantasy
Applicants:
  • Emily Saur
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Underdogs
also known as “Metegol,” “Futbolín,” “Foosball,” “The Unbeatables,” “Goool!”, “Matraquilhos,” “Um Time Show de Bola”

Open: April 10, 2015 (wide)

The Weinstein Company, Gkids—Starring: Rupert Grint, Peter Serafinowicz, Anthony Head, Andrew Knott

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A young man named Amadeo sets off on an unexpected adventure with the players of his beloved Foosball game.
Animation Family Adventure
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Desert Dancer
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Open: April 10, 2015

Relativity Media—Starring: Freida Pinto, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen, Simon Kassianides

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Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.

Set in Iran, where dance is illegal, Desert Dancer tells the story of Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie) who risked his life to fight for his dream to become a dancer. Afshin Gaffarian who taught himself to dance using YouTube, despite such activities being forbidden in his country.The story follows Afshin as he hacks into YouTube (also banned in Iran) and teaches himself how to dance by watching music videos—everything from Michael Jackson and Bob Fosse to Pina Bausch, Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. With YouTube as his teacher, Afshin starts an underground dance company at university with his friends and performed in secret. As their skills develop Afshin Ghaffarian and a group of others then planned a concert, hundreds of miles outside Tehran in the middle of the desert. Despite the danger, an audience traveled to watch his forbidden performances and Afshin became known as the Desert Dancer. Their story plays against the backdrop of the 2009-10 election protests, where the passion and defiance of a young generation lit the flame of revolution still sweeping the Middle East and Africa.
Biography Drama
Friday, April 17, 2015
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
Run All NightR

Official site

Open: April 17, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, Joel Kinnaman (Robocop, The Killing), Vincent D'Onofrio, Common / Director: Jaume Collet-Serra—“Orphan,” “Unknown,” “House of Wax”

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a retired hitman must face his best friend, a big crime boss, in order to save the life of his estranged son and his family

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who's been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy's only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. But when Jimmy's estranged son, Mike (Joel Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy's only penance for his past mistakes may be to keep his son from the same fate Jimmy is certain he'll face himself…at the wrong end of a gun. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.
Action Crime Thriller Mystery Drama
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Monkey Kingdom

Tagline: Adventure is in full swing.

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Open: April 17, 2015 (wide)

Disneynature—Starring: Suraj Sharma (narrator)

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A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia.

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in ‘Monkey Kingdom,’ Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities‒and she’s determined to give her son a leg up on the social ladder. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family is forced to relocate, where she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to lead them to untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future. Featuring a rich cast of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, ‘Monkey Kingdom’ is directed by Mark Linfield (‘Chimpanzee,’ ‘Earth’) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (‘Chimpanzee,’ ‘Bears’). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,’ ‘Shrek’ movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure‒the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Bears’‒swings into theaters April 17, 2015.
Documentary
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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Tagline: Vegas has a new high roller

Open: April 17, 2015

Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures—Starring: Kevin James

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In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist. Despite being teased by casino security and other attendees, Blart takes on a group of dangerous art thieves.
Comedy Sequel
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
Distributor: Summit Entertainment. Trademark logo.
Child 44

Open: April 17, 2015 (wide)

Summit Entertainment—Lionsgate—Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman / Director: Daniel Espinosa—“Safe House,” “Easy Money”

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Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent (secret police) is framed by a colleague for treason. On the run with his emotionally estranged wife, he stumbles upon a series of child murders and launches his own rogue investigation, even though it means risking his own capture. The case begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.

Tom Hardy plays the Soviet officer, while Noomi Rapace plays his wife, who pretends to be a doting partner but is concealing many thoughts and feelings. The film is an adaptation of Tom Rob's critically acclaimed thriller novel, set in 1950s Stalinist Russia.
Thriller Drama Adaptation
Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
Unfriended

Open: April 17, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Renee Olstead, Shelley Hennig, Will Peltz / Director: Levan Gabriadze

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While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something from beyong this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl’s computer desktop, Cybernatural redefines ‘found footage‘ for a new generation of teens.
Horror Thriller
Friday, April 24, 2015
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
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The Age of AdalinePG-13

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Open: April 24, 2015 (wide)

Tagline: The world has changed in the last century. Adaline has not.

Lionsgate—Starring: Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, Amanda Crew, Kathy Baker / Director: Lee Toland Krieger—“Celeste and Jesse Forever” (2012) / Producer: Lakeshore Entertainment

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In the fantasy romantic drama, Adaline (Blake Lively) ceases to age following an accident one icy night, but keeps her condition a closely-guarded secret while embarking on a number of incredible adventures throughout the 20th Century. After years of a solitary life, she finds the love and courage that enable her to fully begin living. She meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality.
Romance Fantasy Drama
Distributor: Open Road Films. Trademark logo.
Rock The Kasbah

Open: April 24, 2015 (wide)

Open Road Films—Starring: Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan / Director: Barry Levinson—“Sleepers” (1996), “Toys” (1992), “Wag the Dog” (1997)

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A burned out music manager goes to Afghanistan on the USO tour with his last remaining client. When he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice, who stows away with him back to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, the ‘Afghan Star,’ Afghanistan’s equivalent of ‘American Idol.’ However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.
Comedy Drama
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The Water Diviner

Open: April 24, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas, Jacqueline McKenzie / Director: Russell Crowe

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Starring Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, Quantum of Solace), ‘The Water Diviner‘ is an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in the action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish Officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons. ‘The Water Diviner‘ is an extraordinary tale of love, faith and heroism.
War Drama
Friday, May 29, 2015
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
San Andreas

Official site

Open: May 29, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes, Ioan Gruffudd / Director: Brad Peyton—“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (2012)

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After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 10 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (The Rock) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over… it’s just getting started.
Action Disaster Thriller Drama 3D
Friday, September 4, 2015
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Jane Got a Gun
Open: September 4, 2015

Relativity Media, The Weinstein Company—Starring: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich, Rodrigo Santoro / Director: Gavin O'Connor

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Follows a woman whose outlaw husband returns home riddled with bullet wounds and barely alive. When her husband’s gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job, she is forced to reach out to an ex-lover and ask if he will help defend her farm.
Western Crime Thriller Drama
Friday, October 30, 2015
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Scouts vs. Zombies
also known as “Boy Scouts vs. Zombies”

Open: October 30, 2015

Paramount Pictures—Director: Christopher Landon—Disturbia (2007), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) / Starring: Halston Sage, Tye Sheridan, David Koechner, Sara Malakul Lane

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Tye Sheridan (‘Mud,” ‘Dark Places’), Logan Miller (‘I’m in the Band,” ‘Night Moves’), and newcomer Joey Morgan are three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their own town from a zombie outbreak.
Horror Comedy
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ASSIGNED TO:
Jake Roberson
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Open: ________, 2015

Action Comedy

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