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Open: May 29, 2015 (wide)

Director: Cameron Crowe—“Vanilla Sky,” “Say Anything,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous” / Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride

Romance Comedy Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Gabriel Mohler

Open: May 22, 2015 (wide—3,200+ theaters)

Supernatural Horror Thriller 3D Remake
ASSIGNED TO:
Nicole Granath

DVD release: May 5, 2015

Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera by May 31

Open: May 29, 2015 (wide)

Disaster Action Thriller Drama 3D
ASSIGNED TO:
Nicole Granath—by May 31
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DVD: July 14, 2015

Romance Drama Adaptation
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Tagline: Dream large. Live larger.

Open: June 3, 2015

Warner Bros.—Starring: Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alice Eve, Haley Joel Osment, Jeremy Piven, Ed O'Neill, Debi Mazar, Rebecca Olejniczak, Billy Bob Thornton, Adrian Grenier, Armie Hammer, Mindy Robinson, Catherine Chen, Kelsey Grammer, Jerry Ferrara, Constance Zimmer, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Gary Busey

Comedy Adaptation
Friday, June 5, 2015
ASSIGNED TO:
Jeremy Landes by Jun 10 or earlier
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also known as “Love & Mercy”

Open: June 5, 2015

Biography Music Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan by June 6
Alternate:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Open: June 5, 2015

Supernatural Horror Thriller
ASSIGNED TO:
Pamela Gardner by Jun 6
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Open: June 5, 2015 (wide)

Action Spy Crime Comedy
Friday, June 12, 2015
ASSIGNED TO:
Samuel A. Torcasio by Jun 13
Alternate:
  • Curtis McParland
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Open: June 12, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Action Adventure Horror 3D IMAX
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
ASSIGNED TO:
Samuel Chetty
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video release: June 16, 2015

Christian Sports Drama
Friday, June 19, 2015
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DopeR

Open: June 19, 2015

Open Road Films—Starring: Zoe Kravitz, Forest Whitaker, Blake Anderson, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Keith Stanfield / Director: Rick Famuyiwa

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Set in the post-hip hop, gang-infested neighborhood of Inglewood, Calif., Dope tackles the story of a high school geek (Shameik Moore) trying to get into Harvard while dodging drug dealers and other obstacles.

A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled gangsters and drugs dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a, only in Los Angeles, gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he’ll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.

Featuring new songs by Pharrell Williams.
Comedy Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Curtis McParland by Jun 21
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Open: June 19, 2015 (wide)

Animation Family Kids Comedy
Friday, June 26, 2015
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Into the Grizzly MazeR

Open: June 26, 2015

Open Road Films—Starring: James Marsden, Scott Glenn, Piper Perabo, Thomas Jane, Billy Bob Thornton

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Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.
Action Thriller
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Ted 2R

Open: June 26, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Mila Kunis, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman / Director: Seth MacFarlane

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the continuing adventures of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane)
Fantasy Comedy Sequel
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera by Jun 28
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MaxPG

Open: June 26, 2015

Family Adventure
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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REVIEW IT AT HOME—video release: June 30, 2015 (available from Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Flixter, MGo, VuDu, Xbox Video, U-verse, DirectTV, pay per view, video stores, etc.)

Action Spy Thriller Crime Drama Adaptation
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Faith of Our FathersPG-13

Tagline: A story of fatherhood. A journey of brotherhood.

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Open: July 1, 2015

PureFlix Films—Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Rebecca St. James, Candace Cameron Bure, Si Robertson / Director: Carey Scott / Producer: Downes Brothers Entertainment

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With the Vietnam War raging in 1969, two young fathers report for duty. A man of great faith and a doubtful cynic. A quarter-century later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul (David A.R. White and Kevin Downes), meet as strangers. Guided by handwritten letters from their fathers from the battlefield, they embark on an unforgettable journey to The Wall-the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Along the way, they discover the devastation of war cannot break the love of a father for his son.
Christian Drama
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Magic Mike XXLR
also known as “Magic Mike 2”

Open: July 1, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros.—Starring: Channing Tatum (as Mike), Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Strahan, Danny Glover / Director: Greg Jacobs

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ finds the remaining Kings of Tampa ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
Comedy Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera
Alternate:
  • David Simpson
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Terminator: Genisys
also known as “Terminator Genisys,” “Terminator: Genesis,” “Terminator 5”

Open: July 1, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Action Adventure Thriller Sequel 3D
Friday, July 10, 2015
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What We Did on Our HolidayPG-13

Open: July 10, 2015

Lionsgate—Starring: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller

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Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.
Comedy Drama
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The Gallows
also known as “Gallows”

Tagline: Every school has its spirit

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Open: July 10, 2015

New Line Cinema, division of Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown / Director: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing

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20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Horror Thriller
ASSIGNED TO:
David Simpson by July 12
Alternate:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Self/LessPG-13
also known as “Selfless”

Open: July 10, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Psychological Thriller Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan by July 11
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MinionsPG
also known as “The Minions”

Open: July 10, 2015 (wide)

Animation Family Comedy 3D
Friday, July 17, 2015
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TrainwreckR
also known as “Train Wreck”

Tagline: We all know one.

Open: July 17, 2015

Universal Pictures—Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Marisa Tomei, Daniel Radcliffe, Brie Larson, Ezra Miller, John Cena, Randall Park / Director: Judd Apatow

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Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. This Judd Apatow comedy follows a woman who works at a men’s magazine by day and goes out on dates with random guys by night. She has no clue how to have a healthy relationship with a man. Her dates have always been one-night stands until a charming doctor comes into the picture.
Comedy
Applicants:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
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Mr. HolmesPG

Tagline: The man behind the myth

Official site / Facebook

Open: July 17, 2015

Roadside Attractions—Starring: Sir Ian McKellen, Laura Linney / Director: Bill Condon

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MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker). Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love—before it’s too late.

based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin
Crime Mystery Drama Adaptation
Applicants:
  • David Simpson
  • Raphael Vera
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Ant-Man
also known as “Ant Man,” “Antman”

Tagline: Heroes don’t get any bigger

Open: July 17, 2015 (wide)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Producer: Marvel Enterprises / Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hayley Atwell, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña / Director: Peyton Reed—“Yes Man” (2008)

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Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

‘Ant-Man’ is about biochemist Dr. Hank Pym using his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.
Sci-Fi Superhero Action Adventure Thriller Comedy 3D IMAX Adaptation
Friday, July 24, 2015
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Irrational ManR

Open: July 24, 2015 (limited)

Sony Pictures Classics—Writer/Director: Woody Allen / Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley

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On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Romance Comedy Drama
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Southpaw

Tagline: Believe in hope.

Open: July 24, 2015

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, 50 Cent / Director: Antoine Fuqua

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From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (‘Training Day’) and starring Academy Award-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal (‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’) comes a story of tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption… Billy ‘The Great’ Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting…one fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame.

With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. His days now an endless haze of alcohol and prescription drugs, his daughter taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank, Billy’s fate is all but sealed until a washed up former boxer named Tick agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos.

Relentless and utterly committed to a fighter that thinks as much as he throws punches, Tick rebuilds Billy into a new man: one that is agile, fearsome and uncompromising in the ring while thoughtful, loving and disciplined outside of it.

Now, as he works to regain custody of his daughter and mounts a professional comeback, Billy must face his demons head-on as he learns that, sometimes, your greatest opponent can be yourself…
Sports Drama
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Paper Towns

Tagline: Get lost. Get found.

Open: July 24, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox—Director: Jake Schreier—“Robot and Frank” (2012) / Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Cara Buono

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based on Josh Boone’s novel Paper Towns (2008)

a teenager embarks on a miraculous journey to find a friend who has gone missing

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.
Romance Mystery Drama Adaptation
Applicants:
  • Gabriel Mohler
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The Vatican TapesPG-13

Tagline: For 2,000 years the Vatican has recorded evidence of evil. May God have mercy on our souls.

Open: July 24, 2015

Lionsgate—Starring: Dougray Scott, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Peña, Kathleen Robertson / Director: Mark Neveldine

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A leaked video tape reveals a Vatican exorcism gone very, very awry. A priest and two Vatican exorcists must do battle with an ancient satanic force to save the soul of a young woman.

Follows the haunting tale of 27 year-old Angela Holmes, who accidentally cuts her finger and ends up in the emergency room. Infection leads to erratic behavior, and she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Priests examine Holmes and believe she is possessed, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined.
Supernatural Horror Suspense Thriller
Applicants:
  • John Walker
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Pixels

Open: July 24, 2015

Columbia Pictures (Sony Pictures)—Director: Chris Columbus / Starring: Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Bean, Brian Cox, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage

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As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie ‘The Fire Blaster’ Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times - at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they're going to have to do it for real. In ‘Pixels,’ when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults -- and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

Budget: $110-million (estimated)
Sci-Fi Action Comedy 3D
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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VacationR

Tagline: What could go wrong?

Open: July 29, 2015

New Line Cinema, division of Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Ed Helms, Leslie Mann, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Regina Hall Keegan-Michael Key / Director: John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein

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The new version of the vacation adventures of the quirky dad and his family will follow young father Rusty Griswold as he gears up to take his family on a vacation. Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s ‘favorite family fun park,’ Walley World.
Adventure Comedy
Friday, July 31, 2015
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
  • Jessica D. Lovett
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
also known as “Mission: Impossible 5,” “Mission: Impossible V,” “Mission Impossible 5,” “M:I 5”

Open: July 31, 2015

Spy Action Adventure Thriller Sequel IMAX
Thursday, August 6, 2015
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Ricki and the Flash

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Open: August 6, 2015

TriStar Pictures, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment—Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Sebastian Stan, Mamie Gummer / Written by Diablo Cody—“Juno” (2007) / Director: Jonathan Demme—“The Manchurian Candidate” (2004), “Philadelphia” (1993)

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Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig - a hard-rocking singer/guitarist - for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki and the Flash. In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.

Decades after leaving, her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Chicago and help their estranged, divorced-daughter Julie through a difficult time. She decides to be a mother again to her estranged children.

Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.
Comedy Music Drama
Friday, August 7, 2015
ASSIGNED TO:
Emily Saur
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Open: August 7, 2015 (wide)

Animation Family Adventure
Applicants:
  • Raphael Vera
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The Fantastic Four

Tagline: Change is coming.

Official site

Open: August 7, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson / Director: Josh Trank—“Chronicle” (2012)

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Four young scientists achieve superhuman abilities through a teleportation experiment gone haywire. They must now use these abilities to save the world from an uprising tyrant.

‘The Fantastic Four,’ a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Superhero Sci-Fi Action Adventure Reboot
Friday, August 14, 2015
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Straight Outta Compton

Tagline: The world’s most dangerous times created the world’s most dangerous group

Open: August 14, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Paul Giamatti, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Rebecca Olejniczak, Keith Stanfield, R. Marcos Taylor / Director: F. Gary Gray—“The Italian Job” (2003)

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In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Revolves around the rise and fall of the Compton, California rap group N.W.A., whose initials read Niggas With Attitude. The members include drug dealer turned label founder Eazy-E, young disc jockey Dr. Dre and the politically bent Ice Cube, plus MC Ren and DJ Yella.
Biography Music Drama
Applicants:
  • Jake Roberson
  • Pamela Gardner
  • David Simpson
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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.PG-13
also known as “The Man from UNCLE”

Open: August 14, 2015

Spy Action Adventure Comedy
Applicants:
  • Emily Saur
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Underdogs
also known as “Foosball,” “Metegol,” “Futbolín,” “The Unbeatables,” “Goool!”, “Matraquilhos,” “Um Time Show de Bola”

Official site

Open: August 14, 2015 (wide)

The Weinstein Company, Gkids—Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Morrison, Katie Holmes, Bella Thorne, John Leguizamo

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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.

A foosball player (Morrison) must defend his town and the girl he loves, Laura (Grande), from the nefarious soccer player Ace (Hoult). Everything changes when Ace becomes the world’s best soccer player and returns years later to turn their village into a new sports stadium. He starts to destroy everything and kidnaps Laura in the process.

Just when it looks like all hope is lost, the toy figures from Jake’s foosball table come to life. He and the players embark on a wild adventure to save Laura and reclaim their village. With the help of his team, his town and a little bit of magic, Jake will try to save the day.
Animation Family Sports Adventure
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Applicants:
  • Brian C Johnson
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Masterminds
also known as “Loomis Fargo”

Tagline: What would you do with $17 million?

Open: August 19, 2015

Relativity Media—Starring: Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Marino / Director: Jared Hess

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Based on the true story of four dim-witted Southerners who pulled off one of the biggest heists in American history, robbing $17 million from a Loomis Fargo armored truck.

In 1997, David Scott Ghannt, the driver of an armored car, formed a criminal team in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although the robbery was initially successful, Ghannt and his co-conspirators were later tracked down and arrested.
Action Crime Comedy Drama
Friday, August 21, 2015
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Hitman: Agent 47

Official site

Open: August 21, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Film Corporation—Starring: Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds / Director: Aleksander Bach

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an assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry

This is a reboot of the 2007 film.

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research—and forty-six earlier Agent clones—endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

A re-imagine of Square Enix video-game ‘Hitman’-series about the bald assassin named 47.
Action Crime Thriller Adaptation
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American Ultra

Open: August 21, 2015

Lionsgate—Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Uma Thurman, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman / Director: Nima Nourizadeh

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A fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive. Both he and his girlfriend targeted for wipe out by a top secret government operation. Uma Thurman plays one of those behind the operation, which created these top secret “sleeper warriors.”
Action Comedy
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Sinister 2

Tagline: Be careful, children at play.

Open: August 21, 2015

Focus Features—Starring: Shannyn Sossamon, Tate Ellington, James Ransone / Director: Ciarán Foy

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A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death. In the aftermath of the shocking events in ‘Sinister’ (2012), a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of Wayward Pines) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death.
Horror
Friday, August 28, 2015
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
We Are Your Friends

Official site

Open: August 28, 2015

Warner Bros.—Starring: Zac Efron, Jon Bernthal, Wes Bentley, Jonny Weston, Emily Ratajkowski, Vanessa Lengies / Director: Max Joseph

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The film is a coming-of age-drama about finding your voice. It’s szacet in the worlds of electronic music and the Hollywood nightlife, where an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he knows he’s destined for.
Drama
Applicants:
  • Karen Flores
  • Samuel Chetty—availability uncertain
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War RoomPG

Tagline: Prayer is a powerful weapon

Official site

Facebook

Open: August 28, 2015

TriStar Pictures, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment—produced by the Kendrick Brothers—the creators of “Flywheel,” “Facing The Giants,” “Fireproof,” and “Courageous” / Starring: Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Alex Kendrick, Karen Abercrombie, Michael Jr., Beth Moore

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When you stop by your favorite coffee shop, you want a cup of hot, steaming coffee. No one likes lukewarm coffee.

And when you go to your local theater wanting to see faith in your movies, there’s nothing better than an inspiring story that will challenge you to turn up the heat on your walk with Christ.

From the producers of Courageous comes a family-friendly drama about learning to fight the right kinds of battles. Filled with humor, wit and heart, the film follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple, and their daughter, Danielle, as they struggle through personal, marital, and spiritual issues. Their lives are forever changed after Elizabeth meets an elderly widow who helps her develop a secret prayer room in her home. The script from Alex and Stephen Kendrick sets out to remind us that prayer is a powerful weapon, as there’s untapped potential in talking to God and listening to what God says back.

WAR ROOM promises to inspire moviegoers to start fighting their own battles the right way—through prayer.

Filled with heart, humor, and wit, WAR ROOM follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a couple who seemingly have it all-great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, their marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With guidance from Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. As the power of prayer and Elizabeth’s newly energized faith transform her life, will Tony join the fight and become the man he knows he needs to be? Together, their real enemy doesn’t have a prayer.

A family-friendly drama, the film is about learning to fight the right kinds of battles. Filled with humor, wit and heart, it follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple, and their daughter, Danielle, as they struggle through personal, marital and spiritual issues. Their lives are forever changed after Elizabeth meets an elderly widow who helps her develop a secret prayer room in her home.
Christian Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
David Simpson by Aug 30
Distributor: The Weinstein Company. Trademark logo.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend
also known as “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II—The Green Destiny”

Open: August 28, 2015

Action Adventure Fantasy Martial Arts Drama Sequel IMAX
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
  • David Simpson
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Regression

Open: August 28, 2015 (wide)

Thriller
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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No EscapeR

Tagline: A nation in revolt. Innocent civilians caught in the middle. How far would you go to survive?

Open: September 2, 2015

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

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‘No Escape’ centers on an American businessman (Owen Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising—a coup, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed by rebels.
Action Thriller
Friday, September 4, 2015
Distributor: Columbia Pictures. Trademark logo.
The Kitchen Sink

Open: September 4, 2015

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Joan Cusack, Denis Leary, Mackenzie Davis, Nicholas Braun, Josh Fadem / Director: Robbie Pickering

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The action takes place in Dilford, a place where vampires were at the top of the social order, zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were in the middle. This all goes awry and it’s a battle, and it’s up to three teenage reps of those groups to restore harmony. ‘The Kitchen Sink’ features a human, a vampire and a zombie teaming up to prevent an alien invasion. The title is a play on some of the story’s overtly cinematic elements.
Horror Comedy
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The Transporter Refueled
also known as “Transporter 4,” “The Transporter Legacy”

Open: September 4, 2015

EuropaCorp USA—Starring: Ray Stevenson, Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol / Director: Camille Delamarre

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In the criminal underworld of France, Frank Martin (Ed Skrein—replacing Jason Statham) is known as The Transporter—the best driver and mercenary money can buy. Frank will deliver anything for a price. He abides by 3 simple rules: never change the deal, no names, never open the package… That is until he meets a mysterious and lethal femme fatale Anna (Loan Chabanol), leader of a group of deadly assailants. Stopping at nothing to take down a group of ruthless Russian human traffickers, Anna knows Frank is the best man for the job and holds his father (Ray Stevenson) for ransom to ensure his cooperation. Now Frank and his father are forced to team up with Anna to bring these villains to justice in this action-packed thrill ride across the French Riviera.

Shot on location throughout the South of France, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELLED is directed by Camille Delamarre (BRICK MANSIONS) and also stars Radivoje Bukvic (RUN ALL NIGHT), Ray Stevenson (THOR), Anatole Tubman (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER), Gabriella Wright, Loan Chabanol and Tatiana Pajkovic.
Action Crime Thriller Sequel
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. Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce this installment of his groundbreaking ‘Jurassic Park’ series,
Western Crime Thriller Drama
Friday, September 11, 2015
Distributor: Open Road Films. Trademark logo.
Triple 9
also known as “Triple Nine,” “999”

Open: September 11, 2015

Open Road Films—Starring: Gal Gadot, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer, and Clifton Collins Jr. / Director: John Hillcoat—“Lawless,” “The Road,” “The Proposition”

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A group of corrupt police officers are blackmailed into pulling off a seemingly impossible heist. They plot the murder of a rookie police officer in order to orchestrate a ‘999’, code for ‘officer down’, to divert authorities from their own crime scene across town.
Crime Thriller Drama
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
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The Visit

Tagline: No one loves you like your grandparents

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Open: September 11, 2015

Universal Pictures—Director: M. Night Shyamalan / Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Peter McRobbie, Ed Oxenbould

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A single mother finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.

‘The Visit’ focuses on a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a week long trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.
Thriller
Friday, September 18, 2015
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
also known as “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” “The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials”

Tagline: The maze was just the beginning

Open: September 18, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox—Starring: Nathalie Emmanuel, Dylan O'Brien, Aidan Gillen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson / Director: Wes Ball

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In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles, including solar flares and disease. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
Teen Sci-Fi Action Thriller Sequel
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Black MassR

Tagline: Based on the true story of Whitey Bulger, one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history.

Open: September 18, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sienna Miller, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, Peter Sarsgaard, Corey Stoll, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons, Julianne Nicholson, Rory Cochrane / Director: Scott Cooper—“Crazy Heart” (2009) / Producer: Cross Creek Pictures

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This movie takes a look at abuse of power and the bonds of brotherhood. It promises to be the true story of Billy Bulger, Whitey Bulger, FBI agent John Connelly and the FBI’s witness protection program that was created by J. Edgar Hoover. This unholy alliance spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. The film is based on the the nonfiction book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, written by Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neil.

Whitey Bulger is the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

‘Black Mass’ tells the story of James ‘Whitey‘ Bulger, an Irish street punk in Boston with a penchant for rape and robbery, who spent much of his early life incarcerated. When released from Alcatraz, Whitey returned to his thug lifestyle and rose to power in organized crime by using his FBI informant status to bring down the Italian mafia in New England. He and his fellow hood Steve Flemmi, fed incriminating information on the Italian mob to FBI agents John J. Connolly Jr. and Dick Morris, allowing them to make highly publicized arrests while Bulger filled the void in the upper echelon of Boston organized crime.

Whitey Bulger reigned as crime boss into the 1990’s until a corruption investigation disgraced Morris, who admitted to taking bribes from Bulger and, with Connolly’s alleged assistance, aided and abetted criminal activities involving narcotics, extortion, and murder. Bulger escaped arrest and was on the run for more than a decade, before being apprehended in Santa Monica, CA in 2012.

After the Feds closed in on their targets, they double crossed Bulger and ultimately prosecuted him, along with his partner in crime and the original FBI agent working with him.
Biography Action Crime Drama Adaptation
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
EverestPG-13
also known as “Everest: An IMAX 3D Experience”

Open: September 18, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Sam Worthington, John Hawkes / Director: Baltasar Kormákur—“2 Guns” (2013), “Contraband” (2012)

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Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Adventure Thriller Drama 3D IMAX
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
CaptivePG-13

Open: September 18, 2015

Paramount Pictures—Starring: Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mimi Rogers / Director: Jerry Jameson—“Raise the Titanic”

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The film is based on the true events that occurred in Atlanta, Ga., on March 11, 2005. Captivating national attention, Brian Nichols (David Oyelow), shot and killed the judge assigned to his case, a court reporter, a sheriff’s deputy, and a FBI agent, while escaping from prison While eluding a statewide manhunt, Nichols took a single mother struggling with drug addiction, Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), as a random hostage in her own apartment. Over the course of her ordeal, Smith used a book she had been given, Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life, to reason with her captor, with surprising results.

This film is an adaptation of Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly.
Faith-based Crime Thriller Drama Adaptation
Friday, September 25, 2015
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Before I WakePG-13
also known as “Somnia”

Tagline: Fear your dreams

Open: September 25, 2015

Relativity Media—Starring: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish / Director: Mike Flanagan—“Oculus” (2013)

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A haunting, emotionally absorbing film about a young couple who adopt an orphaned child whose dreams—and nightmares—manifest physically as he sleeps, altering reality. The film explores the enduring bonds between parent and child and is punctuated by sequences of intense, visceral terror that only a child’s imagination could conjure.
Supernatural Horror Thriller
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SicarioR

Tagline: The deeper you go, the darker it gets.

Open: September 25, 2015 (wide), September 18, 2015 (limited)

Lionsgate—Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber, Jeffrey Donovan, Jon Bernthal / Director: Denis Villeneuve—“Prisoners” (2013)

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In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive. The job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Action Crime Mystery Drama
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
The InternPG-13

Open: September 25, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Nat Wolff, Adam DeVine / Director: Nancy Meyers—“The Holiday” (2006), “Something's Gotta Give” (2003), “The Parent Trap” (1998)

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Anne Hathaway stars as the founder of a successful fashion company who, as part of a new program, takes in a senior citizen (Robert De Niro) to be her intern and bonds with him. A comedy about a fashion website that brings in an elderly intern.
Comedy
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
The Disappointments Room

Open: September 25, 2015

Relativity Media—Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Lucas Till, Michaela Conlin, Gerald McRaney, Michael Landes, Mel Raido / Director: D.J. Caruso—“Disturbia” (2007), “Eagle Eye” (2008), “I Am Number Four” (2011)

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Hoping to repair their failing marriage, Dana (Kate Beckinsale) and Dave move, with their son Jeremy, into a beautiful but dilapidated country manor near an aging Eastern seaboard town. In the course of renovating their new home, Dana discovers a small locked door in the corner of the attic that hadn’t appeared in the house’s blueprints. The ghost of a young girl appears and beckons her to open the door. But the spirits of those who protect the room’s terrifying secret return to make sure that the room remains closed forever. A woman moves into a mysterious old house in the country with her husband and young son, only to discover their new home comes with a dark past.
Suspense Thriller Drama
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
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Hotel Transylvania 2

Tagline: Drac’s pack is back

Open: September 25, 2015 (wide)

Columbia Pictures—Starring: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Mel Brooks / Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

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When the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.

The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire.

So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny—and in for a major cultural shock of her own—‘Vampa’ Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a ‘monster-in-training’ boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood—and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania—things are going to get batty!
Animation Family Comedy Sequel
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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also known as “Hillsong—Let Hope Rise”

Official site

Open: September 30, 2015

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The film follows the remarkable journey of Hillsong United from youth worship band to worldwide sensation. Chronicling the unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, the film shows how the music of Hillsong is so widely used in worship around the world.

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.”
Christian Documentary
Friday, October 2, 2015
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Adam Jones

Open: October 2, 2015

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lily James, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, Alicia Vikander, Riccardo Scarmacio, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene / Director: John Wells

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a chef assembles a crew together in an attempt to create the best restaurant ever.

Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all—and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller).
Comedy Drama
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London Has Fallen

Tagline: The world's leaders have assembled. So have their enemies.

Open: October 2, 2015 (wide)

Focus Features—Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell, Angela Bassett / Director: Babak Najafi

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In London, Mike Banning discovers an assassination plot. The three main characters—a U.S. Secret Service agent (Butler), the U.S. president (Eckhart) and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (Freeman)—are attending the funeral of the British prime minister.

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the Western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
Action Adventure Sequel
Applicants:
  • Raphael Vera
  • Curtis McParland
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The WalkPG

Open: October 2, 2015 (wide)

Adventure Drama True Story Adaptation 3D IMAX
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
Victor Frankenstein

Open: October 2, 2015 (wide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Brown Findlay / Director: Paul McGuigan—“Lucky Number Slevin,” “Push,” “Wicker Park” / Screenwriter: Max Landis

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James McAvoy is Viktor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor, in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.

an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein
Horror Thriller Adaptation
Friday, October 9, 2015
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Steve Jobs

Official site

Open: October 9, 2015

Universal Pictures—Director: Danny Boyle / Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels / Screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin

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His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, Steven Paul Jobs.

This film is based on the biography Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson and is divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple’s famous product launches. Fully authorized, the book is officially described as follows:

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
Biography Drama
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Kidnap

Open: October 9, 2015

Relativity Studios—Starring: Halle Berry / Director: Luis Prieto

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‘Kidnap’ is a heart-stopping action thriller following a mother (Halle Berry) who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son.
Thriller
Applicants:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
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Pan

Tagline: Every legend has a beginning

Official site

Open: October 9, 2015

Warner Bros.—Starring: Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara, Garett Hedlund / Director: Joe Wright—“Hanna” (2011), “Atonement” (2007), “Pride & Prejudice” (2005)

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The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan—the savior of the natives and leads a rebellion against evil pirates.

A new take on J.M. Barrie’s classic character, the story centers on how Peter Pan and the man who becomes Captain Hook start out as friends, with Hook working as a member of the crew on Blackbeard’s pirate ship.
Family Fantasy Adventure Comedy Adaptation 3D IMAX
Friday, October 16, 2015
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Crimson PeakR

Official site

Open: October 16, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Produced by Legendary Pictures / Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Burn Gorman, Doug Jones / Director: Guillermo del Toro

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When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secret that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.

From the imagination of visionary director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.

‘Crimson Peak’ is said to be very set-oriented and classical, but, at the same time, modern take on a ghost story. Everything in the house was made for the house. Nothing was reused from salvaged parts.
Supernatural Mystery Thriller Horror IMAX
Distributor: Summit Entertainment. Trademark logo.
Freeheld

Open: October 16, 2015 (wide) / October 2, 2015 (limited)

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate Films—Starring: Ellen Page, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon, Luke Grimes / Screenwriter: Ron Nyswaner—“Philadelphia” (1993), “The Painted Veil” (2006) / Director: Peter Sollett

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New Jersey police lieutenant Laurel Hester and her registered domestic partner Stacie Andree (a car mechanic) both battle to secure Hester’s pension benefits after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The film chronicles the true story of the late Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), a New Jersey police detective whose world was shattered when she became terminally ill and government officials prevented her from assigning her pension benefits to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page). Laurel’s conservative detective partner Dane Wells was shocked when he learned of her sexual orientation, but he became the leader in the fight for the same-sex couple’s rights.
Biography Romance Drama
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
Walt Disney Pictures
Bridge of Spies

Open: October 16, 2015 (wide)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Director: Steven Spielberg / Produced by DreamWorks SKG / Starring: Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda / Screenwriters: Matt Charman, Joel and Ethan Coen—won screenwriting Oscars for “Fargo” and “No Country for Old Men”

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A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, ‘Bridge of Spies’ tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA recruits him for the near-impossible task of surreptitiously negotiating the release of a captured American U-2 pilot named Francis Gary Powers who was shot down over Russia. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen and Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
Thriller Drama
Distributor: Columbia Pictures. Trademark logo.
Goosebumps

Open: October 16, 2015

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Odeya Rush, Dylan Minnette / Director: Rob Letterman

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Upset about moving from a big city to the small town of Greendale, Maryland, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series.

It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination—the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

This is a live-action big screen adaptation of the children’s horror series Goosebumps which made hundreds of millions for Stine and Scholastic, second only to the Harry Potter series. The budget for this film is $85-million, and it is said to be based on a variety of story lines in the Goosebumps book series.
Comedy Horror Adventure Family Suspense Adaptation
Distributor: PureFlix. Trademark logo.
Woodlawn

Official site

Open: October 16, 2015 (limited)

Pure Flix Entertainment—Directors: Jon and Andrew Erwin—“Moms’ Night Out,” “October Baby” / Starring: Jon Voight, Sean Astin, Virginia Williams, Nic Bishop

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What happens when football and faith come together in the most relevant, life-changing way possible? The answer to that question can be found in the upcoming feature film WOODLAWN. The Erwin Brothers (‘Moms’ Night Out,’ ‘October Baby’) have partnered with Pure Flix (‘God’s Not Dead,’ ‘Do You Believe?’) and Provident Films (‘Fireproof,’ ‘Courageous’) to present this undeniable true story surrounding the spiritual awakening that captured the Woodlawn High School football team in 1973—bringing love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.

Starring Jon Voight, Sean Astin, Nic Bishop, and newcomer Caleb Castille, WOODLAWN demonstrates what can happen when true love and unbridled unity meet at the 50-yard line. With the racially-charged early 1970s as its backdrop, WOODLAWN and its groundbreaking African American superstar Tony Nathan experience an unprecedented time of revival and reconciliation that ultimately leads to the largest high school game ever played in Birmingham.

The story is focused on star African-American player Tony Nathan and the spiritual awakening during 1973-74 season at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham amid forced integration of Alabama’s public high schools. Nathan was successfully recruited by Bryant to play for the University of Alabama and went on to a successful professional career.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to share its message of hope with friends, family members and football fans alike. Get ready to see what happens WHEN GOD SHOWS UP!
Christian Sports Drama
Friday, October 23, 2015
Distributor: Open Road Films. Trademark logo.
Rock the Kasbah

Open: October 23, 2015

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
Distributor: Focus Features. Trademark logo.
Suffragette

Open: October 23, 2015

Focus Features—Starring: Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West / Director: Sarah Gavron

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SUFFRAGETTE is based on true events and revolves around the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement: women who were forced underground in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. The story, inspired by the early 20th century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centers on Mulligan’s character as a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace.
History Drama
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Jem and the Holograms

Official site

Open: October 23, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Aubrey Peeples, Juliette Lewis, Molly Ringwald, Ryan Guzman, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Samantha Newark / Director: Jon M. Chu—“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (2013),

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Music executive, Jerrica Benton, lives a secret, adventurous life as a glamorous rock star named Jem. The young owner of a music company uses revolutionary tech to disguise herself as a rockstar.

Follows a small-town girl who is catapulted from underground video sensation to a global superstar. She and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.

This musical adventure is based on the 1980s Hasbro toy line that was also an animated TV series that ran from 1985 to 1988.
Fantasy Music Adventure Adaptation
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The Last Witch Hunter

Tagline: Live forever. Hunt forever

Official site

Open: October 23, 2015

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate films—Starring: Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, Rose Leslie / Director: Breck Eisner—“The Crazies”

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The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife.

Today, Kaulder is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Queen Witch is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.

The last witch hunter (Vin Diesel) is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
Action Adventure Fantasy Supernatural Thriller
The Secret in their Eyes

Open: October 23, 2015 (wide)

STX Entertainment—Starring: Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kelly, Dean Norris / Director: Billy Ray

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A retired criminal investigator in 2000 Buenos Aires is writing a novel to try and deal with an unresolved rape and murder from 1974 that still haunts him. In the process, he re-encounters a female judge with whom he has a long, equally unresolved, history.
Crime Mystery Thriller Remake
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Tagline: Paranormal Activity 5

Open: October 23, 2015

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

Supernatural Horror
Friday, October 30, 2015
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Autobahn

Open: October 30, 2015 (wide)

Relativity Media—Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley / Director: Eran Creevy

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A desperate American backpacker (Nicholas Hoult) schemes to pull a drug heist on an eccentric gangster (Kingsley) in order to pay for his girlfriend’s medical emergency gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Munich’s high-speed freeways.
Action Thriller
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Scouts vs. Zombies
also known as “Boy Scouts vs. Zombies”

Open: October 30, 2015 (wide)

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
Friday, November 6, 2015
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Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
  • David Simpson
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Spectre
also known as “Bond 24”

Open: November 6, 2015 (wide)

Spy Action Adventure Thriller Sequel
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
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The Peanuts Movie

Tagline: Dream big

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Open: November 6, 2015 (wide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Director: Steve Martino—“Ice Age: Continental Drift” (2012), “Horton Hears a Who!” (2008)

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For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz’s timeless Peanuts comic strip will be making their big-screen debut; like they’ve never been seen before in a CG-Animated Feature film in 3D.

This is a 3D, CGI animated comedic adventure, in which Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle—and flying ace!—embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

The film is based on creator, Charles Schulz’s, iconic comic strip. Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang are among the most recognized characters in the world.
Animation Adventure Family Comedy 3D
Friday, November 13, 2015
Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
By the Sea

Open: November 13, 2015

Universal Pictures—Starring: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer / Writer/Director: Angelina Jolie

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Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

Pitt portrays the American writer who arrives with his wife (Jolie) in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France with their marriage in apparent crisis. Laurent and Poupand portray newlyweds.

This movie is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s and marks the first time Jolie and Pitt have been in a film together since “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”
Romance Drama
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
The 33

Open: November 13, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Lou Diamond Phillips, James Brolin, Bob Gunton, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne, Cote de Pablo / Director: Patricia Riggen

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Based on the true story of the 33 Chilean gold and copper miners who were rescued after being trapped for more than two months (69 days) in 2010, this story dramatizes the events surrounding the mine’s collapse and the international effort to rescue them, which culminated in the emotional retrieval of all 33 miners trapped half a mile beneath the surface. The rescue was watched by more 1 billion viewers worldwide.

Producer Mike Medavoy developed the project in collaboration with the men, their rescuers and their families.
Drama
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Rings
also known as “The Ring 3”

Open: November 13, 2015 (wide)

Paramount Pictures—Produced by DreamWorks SKG / Starring: Alex Roe, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, David Dorfman, Johnny Galecki

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Roe is Holt, a young man who begins to become distant from his girlfriend, Julia (Lutz) after watching the infamous deadly videotape the series is known for. The story takes place 13 years after ‘The Ring,’ as Samar’s reign of terror returns.
Supernatural Fantasy Horror Thriller Sequel
Friday, December 11, 2015
Applicants:
  • Raphael Vera
  • David Simpson
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In the Heart of the SeaPG-13

Open: December 11, 2015

Action Adventure Adaptation
Friday, January 22, 2016
Distributor: Summit Entertainment. Trademark logo.
Criminal

Open: January 22, 2016 (wide)

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate—Starring: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot, Alice Eve, Michael Pitt, Douglas Cook / Director: Ariel Vroman

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The memories and skills of a CIA agent are implanted into the brain of a dangerous criminal in order to stop an international terrorist. The story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous death-row inmate in hopes the he will complete the operative’s mission.

Gary Oldman plays the villain.
Sci-Fi Action Adventure Thriller
2015
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The Moon and the Sunleave your comments

Tagline: What on Earth could hold more power than a king?

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

In an incredible world of real Kings and Queens, comes a fantasy unlike any other. It’s a story between King Louis XIV and a mermaid.

Copyrighted poster art 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. Vonda N. McIntyre’s book upon which this film is based beat George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones to claim the 1997 Nebula Award, the greatest prize for a fantasy novel.

Themes of the book include trying to understand an alien form of life, the effect of political and religious beliefs on scientific endeavors, and historic barriers for women pursuing scientific interests.

Budget: $40-million (estimated)

Action Historical Romance Fantasy Adaptation

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