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currently showing nationwide—3,656 U.S. theaters
Family Drama Sequel PG
 
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REVIEW IT AT HOME—video released: September 9, 2014 (available from video stores, etc.)
Christian Drama PG-13  
ASSIGNED TO:
Andrea McAteer
video release: September 16, 2014 Christian Family Sports Drama NR  
Friday, September 26, 2014
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A Matter of Faithleave your comments

Tagline: When worldviews collide, sometimes it becomes… a matter of faith.

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Open: September 26, 2014

Truman Scott Films, Five and Two Pictures—Produced by Rich Christiano

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Here are some comments from those who have seen the film:

“A Matter of Faith has a message that is highly relevant and desperately needed for America today. AIG doesn't endorse many movies, even those that are supposedly ‘Christian’ based. We are fully behind A Matter of Faith as it defends the authority of the Bible beginning in Genesis.”
—Ken Ham, Answers In Genesis

“A great movie. Heart-warming, educational, God-honoring, and timely.”
-Ray Comfort, Living Waters Ministries

“A clash of worldviews puts a spotlight on the creation-evolution debate in this captivating film. A committed Christian dad, a doubting daughter, and a charismatic liberal professor stir up a lot of tension and intrigue on campus. It has solid Biblical principles and a gripping plot. Kudos to the Christianos for another outstanding family-friendly film.”
-Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association

A Christian girl, Rachel Whitaker (Jordan Trovillion) goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson) who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When Rachel’s father, Stephen Whitaker (Jay Pickett) senses something changing with his daughter, he begins to examine the situation and what he discovers catches him completely off guard. Now very concerned about Rachel drifting away from her Christian faith, he tries to do something about it!

This film deals with the vital subject of Creation versus Evolution. One of a parent's greatest fear is their child, being raised in a Christian home, straying from the foundation of their faith once they enter college, especially a secular university. This movie deals with that subject, plus other important issues regarding the Christian life. We believe this can be the most far reaching film we have ever produced. The story will set the table for the viewer to make a choice between evolution and creation, and more importantly, presents a heartfelt appeal to receive the Lord Jesus Christ.
Christian Drama PG
for mild thematic elements.
 
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The Boxtrollsleave your comments

Tagline: Dare to be square. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes… even rectangles.

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Open: September 26, 2014 (wide)

Focus Features—Starring: Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan / Director: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

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‘The Boxtrolls’ is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel Here Be Monsters. ‘The Boxtrolls’ is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.
Animation Action Adventure Kids Family Fantasy PG
for action, some peril and mild rude humor.
 
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Laggiesleave your comments

Tagline: Stop lagging and start living / a comedy about acting your age and other adult decisions

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Open: September 26, 2014 (wide)

A24—Starring: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Tiya Sircar

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A woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead.

Content to remain in a permanent adolescence, 28-year-old Megan clings to her job as a sign flipper for her father's accounting company as her high school friends get married and advance their careers. When her high school boyfriend proposes unexpectedly, Megan panics and forgoes attending a professional-development retreat to hide, at least temporarily, at the home of her new 16-year-old friend, Annika, and her attractive, single dad.
Comedy Drama R
for language, some sexual material and teen partying.
 
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Hector and the Search for Happinessleave your comments

Tagline: Everyone wants to find it.

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Open: September 26, 2014 (wider)
September 19, 2014 (4 theaters)

Relatively Media—Starring: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard / Director: Peter Chelsom

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a psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness / Hector is an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis, because his patients are getting happier. He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey. The film is based on a novel by François Lelord.
Comedy Drama Adaptation R
for language and some brief nudity.
 
ASSIGNED TO:
John Decker
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The Equalizerleave your comments
Open: September 26, 2014 (wide)
Action Adventure Thriller Drama Adaptation R
for strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual references.
by Sept. 29
Friday, October 3, 2014
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Annabelleleave your comments
Open: October 3, 2014

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures—Director: John R. Leonetti—“The Conjuring” (2013), “The Mask” (1994), “Insidious” (2010) / Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Eric Ladin, Tony Amendola, Michelle Romano, Brian Howe

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John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…

‘Annabelle’ is a spinoff of 2013’s ‘The Conjuring’ and based on the James Wan film’s demonic doll.
Horror R
for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror.
 
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
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The Good Lie
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Open: October 3, 2014 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Reese Witherspoon / Director: Philippe Falardeau

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A Sudanese refugee is taken in by a straight-talking American woman in their new home in the United States.

Inspired by true events, ‘The Good Lie’ follows a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.
Drama PG-13
for thematic elements, some violence, brief strong language and drug use.
 
Applicants:
  • Jonathan Rodriguez
  • Tober Corrigan
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Gone Girl

Tagline: You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s…

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Open: October 3, 2014 (wide)
Thriller Drama R
for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language.
 
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera
Alternate:
  • Alexander Malsan
  • Chris Walker
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Left Behind
Open: October 3, 2014 (wide)
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Applicants:
  • ?-John Decker
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Kill the Messenger

Tagline: Can you keep a national secret?

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Open: October 10, 2014 (wide)

Focus Features—Starring: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Paz Vega, Tim Blake Nelson, Oliver Platt, Rosemarie DeWitt / Director: Michael Cuesta

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A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

Jeremy Renner stars as Gary Webb, the real-life dedicated reporter for The San Jose Mercury-News. In the 1990s, Webb uncovered the Central Intelligence Agency’s role in importing cocaine into California that was sold to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Supported by his wife and children, Webb pursued the story and went public with his evidence. When targeted for a vicious smear campaign by the CIA and rival journalists, Webb found himself fighting for his reputation and his family.

Peter Landesman wrote the screenplay, based on two books: Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion, by Webb, and Nick Schou's Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb.

Biography Crime Mystery Thriller Drama Adaptation R
for language and drug content.
 
ASSIGNED TO:
Patty Moliterno
Alternate:
  • Jennifer L Hanley
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Open: October 10, 2014 (wide)
Family Comedy Adaptation PG
for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language.
within 24 hours
ASSIGNED TO:
Daniel Thompson
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The Judge

Tagline: Defend you honor.

Open: October 10, 2014 (wide)

Warner Bros.—Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Leighton Meester, Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, David Krumholtz, Melissa Leo / Director: David Dobkin—“Wedding Crashers,” “Shanghai Knights”

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A successful big city lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Downey's character must balance years of estrangement and emotional distance in his effort to solve the mystery and uncover the truth about what really happened. In the process, he reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.
Drama R
for language including some sexual references.
October 10
ASSIGNED TO:
Laura Bennett
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One Chanceleave your comments
Open: October 10, 2014
Biography Music Comedy PG-13
for some language and sexual material.
 
Friday, October 17, 2014
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Men, Women and Children
also known as “Men, Women & Children”

Tagline: Discover how little you know about the people you know.

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Open: October 17, 2014 (wide)
October 10, 2014 (expanded) October 1, 2014 (limited)

Paramount Pictures—Starring: Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kaitlyn Dever, J.K. Simmons, Ansel Elgort / Director: Jason Reitman—“Juno” (2007), “Up in the Air” (2009), “Thank You for Smoking” (2005)

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‘Men, Women and Children‘ follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose—some tragic, some hopeful—as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers. Based on the 2011 novel by Chad Kultgen described as follows:

Chad Kultgen, cult hero and author of the buzz-generating illicit classics The Average American Male and The Lie, cuts to the quick of the American psyche like no other author writing today. In Men, Women and Children he explores the sexual pressures at work on a handful of troubled, conflicted junior-high students and their equally dysfunctional parents. From porn-surfing fathers to World of Warcraft-obsessed sons, from competitive cheerleaders to their dissatisfied, misguided mothers, Kultgen clicks open the emotionally treacherous culture in which we live‒in his most ambitious and surprising book yet.
Romance Comedy Drama Adaptation R
for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue throughout-some involving teens, and for language.
 
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Open: October 17, 2014 (wide)
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The Best of Me

Tagline: You never forget your first love

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Open: October 17, 2014 (wide)

Relativity Media—a Nicholas Sparks Film / Starring: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden / Director: Michael Hoffman—“One Fine Day” (1996), “A Midsummer Night's Dream” (1999), “The Last Station” (2009)

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Two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks, now middle-aged, they've taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined—and when they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
Romance Drama    
Applicants:
  • Bryan Griem
  • Pamela Gardner
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Dracula Untold
Open: October 17, 2014 (wide)
Action Fantasy Horror War Thriller Remake PG-13
for intense sequences of warfare, vampire attacks, disturbing images, and some sensuality.
 
Applicants:
  • John Decker
  • David Simpson
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Fury

Tagline: War never ends quietly.

Open: October 17, 2014

Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures)—Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena / Director: David Ayer—“End of Watch,” “Training Day,” “The Fast and the Furious”

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At the very end of World War II, April 1945, the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a brave and deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their attempt to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Budget: $80-million (estimated)
Action War Drama R
for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout.
 
Friday, October 24, 2014
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John Wick

Tagline: Don’t set him off.

Open: October 24, 2014

Summit Entertainment—Starring: Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Alfie Allen, Jason Isaacs, Bridget Moynahan, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Nyqvist / Directors: David Leitch and Chad Stahelski

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A former hitman is driven back to his killer instincts when a thug steals his 1969 Ford Mustang, killing his dog in the process. The action heats up when he tracks the thug to New York City, only to become the target of a his father, a major crime boss.
Action Thriller    
Friday, October 31, 2014
Applicants:
  • Tober Corrigan
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Nightcrawler
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Open: October 31, 2014

Open Road Films—Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton / Director: Dan Gilroy

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NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling—where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton.
Crime Thriller Drama R
for violence including graphic images, and for language.
 
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Horns
Open: October 31, 2014

Dimension Films, Radius-TWC—Starring: Daniel Radcliffe , Juno Temple, Heather Graham / Director: Alexandre Aja

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In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples. This film is based on the novel Horns, penned by Joe Hill, son of Stephen King, which is a love story driven by horror and vengeance that revolves around a 26-year-old man who wakes up one morning from a blackout hangover and finds horns sprouting out of his head. As the horns grow bigger by the day, the reason why seems to lie in the unsolved murder of his girlfriend.
Fantasy Horror Romance Drama Adaptation R
for sexual content, some graphic nudity, disturbing violence including a sexual assault, language and drug use.
 
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Before I Go to Sleep

Tagline: Who do you trust?

Open: October 31, 2014

Clarius Entertainment—Starring: Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth / Director: Rowan Joffe

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based on the international best-selling novel / A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

This movie is an adaptation of British author Steve Watson's novel Before I Go to Sleep, described as follows:

Before I Go to Sleep is the story of Christine, a forty-seven-year-old writer who, following a catastrophic accident in her mid-twenties, is incapable of forming and maintaining new memories for more than a day. Trapped in an existence in which she wakes every day believing herself to be single and with a whole lifetime of choice ahead of her she discovers instead that she lives with her husband, Ben, with most decisions already made.

The novel charts her attempts to make sense of her world. When Chrissie learns that she has been meeting with a doctor who is helping her to recover her memory—and that following his suggestion she has been keeping a journal in order to record her fragmentary recollections and piece together her past—she is hopeful that she may be cured. But the story that emerges is to set in motion a terrifying voyage of discovery that will ultimately have startling consequences for her and all who love her, leading her to question whether the truth is sometimes better left forgotten.
Mystery Suspense Thriller Drama Adaptation    
Friday, November 7, 2014
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The Theory of Everything

Tagline: The incredible story of Jane and Stephen Hawking / His mind changed our world. Her love changed his.

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Open: November 7, 2014

Focus Features—Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis / Director: James Marsh

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a look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Starring Eddie Redmayne (‘Les Misérables’) and Felicity Jones (‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age.

With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of—time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (‘Man on Wire’).
Biography Romance Drama PG-13
for some thematic elements and suggestive material.
 
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Jessabelle

Tagline: The dead are back for life.

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Open: November 7, 2014 (limited)

Lionsgate—Starring: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, David Andrews, Joelle Carter, Ana de la Reguera, Larisa Oleynik, Chris Ellis, Fran Bennett, Amber Stevens / Director: Kevin Greutert—“Donnie Darko” (2001), “Saw” (2004) / From the producer of “Insidious” and “The Purge”

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A young woman recuperating at her father’s run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.

From the mastermind producer of ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Insidious’ comes the ghostly tale of ‘Jessabelle.’ Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of ‘Sleeping Beauty’) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return—and has no intention of letting her escape.
Horror Thriller PG-13
for sequences of horror violence and terror.
 
Applicants:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
  • Alexander Malsan
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Big Hero 6
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Open: November 7, 2014 (wide)
Animation Sci-fi Action Superhero Comedy 3D    
Applicants:
  • John Decker
  • Raphael Vera
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Interstellar
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Open: November 7, 2014 (wide)
Sci-Fi Mystery IMAX    
Friday, November 14, 2014
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Saving Christmas

Tagline: Put Christ back in Christmas

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Open: November 14, 2014 (limited)

Samuel Goldwyn Films—Starring: Kirk Cameron, Darren Doane, Bridgette Ridenour, David Shannon, Raphi Henley, and Ben Kientz

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Every year at Christmas time it seems the baby in the manger takes more and more of a backseat to retail sales, Santa Claus, and political correctness. With “Merry Christmas” being replaced by “Seasons Greetings” and court ordered removal of public nativity scenes, the fruit of Mary’s womb is falling on hard times.

But this year, Kirk Cameron is taking back Christmas with his engaging new movie SAVING CHRISTMAS. Opening in select theaters November 14, the newest movie from the star of Fireproof and Unstoppable is filled with laughter, warmth, and God-honoring cheer! SAVING CHRISTMAS will change the way your family sees and celebrates this magical time of year.

KIRK CAMERON’S SAVING CHRISTMAS provides a biblical basis for our celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season.

This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk and his family and dive headfirst into all the dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true ‘reason for the season.’ Take in the splendor; take in the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in and let’s put Christ back in Christmas!

Cameron stars in the film which regrounds the Christmas tradition in its Biblical roots with his CAMFAM Studios in cooperation with Sony Music Entertainment’s Nashville-based Provident Films. Cameron says, ‘For too many years Christmas has been attacked and hammered by those outside the church, and it’s even changed how we think about Christmas inside the church… My hope for ‘Saving Christmas’ is that families all across the country will join with my family in putting Christ back into Christmas.’ The film is produced in partnership with Liberty University, a nonprofit Christian university in Lynchburg, VA.
Comedy Drama    
ASSIGNED TO:
Nicole Granath
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Dumb and Dumber To
Open: November 14, 2014 (wide)
Comedy Sequel PG-13
for crude and sexual humor, partial nudity, language and some drug references.
by Nov 21
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
ASSIGNED TO:
Jessica D. Lovett
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Friday, November 21, 2014
ASSIGNED TO:
Samuel Chetty
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The Imitation Game
Open: November 21, 2014 (limited)
Biography Thriller Drama PG-13
for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking.
Nov 21 (if showing is available)
ASSIGNED TO:
David Criswell
Alternate:
  • Alexander Malsan
  • David Johnson
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for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material.
Nov. 22
Friday, November 26, 2014
Applicants:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
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The Penguins of Madagascar
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Open: November 26, 2014 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, DreamWorks Animation—Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter

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The story centers on the paramilitary parables of plucky penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico.
Animation Family Kids IMAX 3D    
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Horrible Bosses 2

Tagline: Back for more

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Open: November 26, 2014 (wide)

New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Kevin Spacey, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis / Director: Sean Anders—“We're the Millers” (2013)

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Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
Comedy Sequel R
for strong crude sexual content and language throughout.
 
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Escobar: Paradise Lost

Tagline: Welcome to the family

Open: November 26, 2014 (limited)

RADiUS-TWC—Starring: Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”), Benicio Del Toro, Brady Corbett, Claudia Traisac / Director: Andrea di Stefano

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For Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro), family is everything. When young surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) falls for Escobar’s niece, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business. Based on true events, the story follows young Nick, who visits Colombia and falls in love with a girl named Maria. Things get a little more complicated, however, when he learns that Maria's uncle is the infamous drug lord.
Biography, Drama    
Friday, December 5, 2014
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
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The Pyramid

Tagline: You only enter once.

Open: December 5, 2014

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.—Starring: Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O'Hare

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A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become desperate to seek daylight again. They come to realize they aren't just trapped, they are being hunted.
Horror R
for some horror violence and bloody images.
 
Friday, December 12, 2014
ASSIGNED TO:
David Criswell
Alternate:
  • John Decker
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Exodus: Gods and Kings
Open: December 12, 2014 (wide)
Biblical History Drama 3D   December 13
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Applicants:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
  • Raphael Vera
  • Leah Hickman
  • Bryan Griem
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Open: December 17, 2014 (wide)
Adventure Fantasy Adaptation 3D IMAX    
Friday, December 19, 2014
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
  • Alexander Malsan
  • Leah Hickman
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
also known as “Night at the Museum 3” Open: December 19, 2014 (wide)
Family Fantasy Comedy Adventure Sequel    
ASSIGNED TO:
Jennifer Hanley
Alternate:
  • Brian Johnson
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Annie
Open: December 19, 2014 (wide)
Comedy Family Music Drama Adaptation PG
for some mild language and rude humor.
Dec. 22
CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25, 2014
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Paddington
also known as “Paddington Bear”

Tagline: The adventure is about to begin

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Open: December 25, 2014

Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company—Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Hugh Bonneville / Director: Paul King / Producer: David Heyman—“Harry Potter”

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A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist…

A young English boy befriends the talking bear. This live-action feature is based on the series of popular children's books by Michael Bond. His arrival in the household of the Brown family leads to comic mishaps and misadventures for the well-meaning but accident-prone young bear.
Family Adventure Kids Comedy Adaptation    
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
American Sniper
Open: December 25, 2014

Warner Bros.—Director: Clint Eastwood / Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

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A Navy SEAL recounts his military career, which includes more than 150 confirmed kills. The film is based on the memoir of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (written with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice), which is officially described as follows:

He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called ‘The Devil’ by the enemies he hunted and ‘The Legend’ by his Navy SEAL brothers. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States Military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more then 150 of Kyle’s kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him Al-Shaitan (‘the devil’) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned a legendary status among his fellow SEALS, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, who he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences of all time.

A native Texan who learned to shoot on childhood hunting trips with his father, Kyle was a champion saddle-bronc rider prior to joining the Navy. After 9/11, he was thrust into the front lines of the War of Terror, and soon found his calling as a world-class sniper who performed best under fire. In Fallujah, where he recorded a personal-record 2,100-yard kill shot, Kyle braved heavy fire to rescue a group of Marines trapped on the street; in Ramadi, he stared down insurgents with his pistol in close combat. Kyle talks honestly about the pain of war-of twice being shot and experiencing the tragic deaths of two close friends.
Action War Biography    
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The Interview
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Open: December 25, 2014

Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures—Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan / Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

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In the action-comedy ‘The Interview,’ Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show ‘Skylark Tonight.’ When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong Un.
Action Comedy    
Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Trademark logo.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
official site
Open: December 25, 2014 (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    
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan
Alternate:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Into the Woods
Open: December 25, 2014 (wide)
Musical Fantasy PG
for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material.
Dec. 26
ASSIGNED TO:
John Decker
Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
Unbroken
Open: December 25, 2014 (wide)
Action War Biography Drama Adaptation   by Dec 28
Friday, January 16, 2015
Applicants:
  • Emily Saur
Distributor: The Weinstein Company. Trademark logo.
Underdogs
also known as “Metegol,” “Foosball”
official site
Open: January 16, 2015

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

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The story of a reluctant hero whose town is threatened when his long-time rival returns home to avenge an old grudge. When the players from his foosball table are magically brought to life, he recruits them to help him enter into the biggest underdog match ever, save the town and win back the love of his life.

The film tells the story of Amadeo, a shy but talented boy, and of a foosball team that is trying to get back together after having been dismantled. With the help of the foosball players, Amadeo will have to face his most terrible rival on the football pitch: Grosso. Guided by their leader, the charismatic Capi, the foosball players and Amadeo set off on a great adventure together, like a true team, to get back the dignity that Grosso stole from them.
Animation Family Adventure Kids    
Friday, January 30, 2015
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Project Almanacleave your comments
also known as “Welcome to Yesterday”

Tagline: To fix your past, would you risk your future?

Open: January 30, 2015 (wide)
Sci-Fi Suspense Thriller    
Friday, February 13, 2015
Applicants:
  • David Simpson
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Kingsman: The Secret Service
official site
Open: February 13, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine / Director: Matthew Vaughn—“X-Men: First Class” (2011), “Kick-Ass” (2010), “Stardust” (2007)

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A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart (his rebellious nephew) under his wing.

Based on Mark Millar’s Marvel Icon series, ‘Kingsman’ ‘is about the ramifications of how America is struggling on the world stage,’ Millar wrote. ‘Funding is being seriously undercut to balance the books and some people are trying their best to take advantage of the fragile global situation. The hero and sidekick guys who lead the book are, I think, the best characters I’ve written.’
Action Thriller    
Friday, February 20, 2015
Walt Disney Pictures
McFarland, USA
also known as “McFarland USA” Open: February 20, 2015

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

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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 PG
for thematic material, some violence and language.
 
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