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Tagline: Survive together or die together

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currently showing nationwide—3,355 U.S. theaters

Starring: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan

Action Thriller
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Open: September 2, 2015 (wide—1,960+ theaters)

—Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal

Comedy
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77 Chancesleave your comments

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Open: September 1 - November 1, 2015

‘77 Chances’ shares the story of aspiring photographer, Jason (Andrew Cheney, ‘Seasons of Gray’), who hit a plateau in his life and moved back home to help his sister Eva (Erin Bethea, ‘Fireproof’) run the family business after their mother passed away. Now, Jason feels like each day is a repeat of the last, and he’ll never get to chance to follow his dreams.

After a date with the beautiful and spirited Mac (Rachel Hendrix, ‘October Baby’) rekindles Jason’s zest for life, a little divine intervention conspires to make him see the world in a new light. No matter how badly he wants to see how the rest of their relationship goes, Jason can’t move on to the next day in his life until he resolves his feelings about his family—and his faith. Until that happens, it will be the same song on the alarm clock every morning, the same boring day at work, and the same amazing, awkward, hilarious first date for the rest of his life.

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77 Chances is a quirky love story with an intense amount of heart. I am grateful to have worked on it,’ said Hendrix. ‘You might laugh, you might cry … but you will root for Mac and Jason’s budding relationship. It was a pleasure to portray such a pivotal character in Jason’s repetitive world and to ultimately be the reason he lets go of it.’

The Dove Foundation called the film ‘an inspiring movie with a captivating plot’ and awarded ‘77 Chances’ the Faith Friendly Seal of Approval.

The film is being released through EchoLight Studios' unique church-based distribution model, EchoLight Cinemas. Since the EchoLight Cinemas launch in September 2014, more than 800 churches and organizations have signed up to participate in the program to premier high-quality, exclusive faith and family films.
Faith-based Romance Drama
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Open: September 4, 2015—wide on Video On Demand on-line streaming services and in limited theaters

Lionsgate—Starring: Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody, John Cusack / Director: Daniel Lee

War History Action Adventure Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan by Sep 4

Open: September 4, 2015 (wide—2,800+ theaters)

Action Crime Thriller Sequel
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Tagline: The world is ours

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currently showing nationwide—2,333 U.S. theaters

Music Romance Drama
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currently showing nationwide—2,778 U.S. theaters

Action Comedy
ASSIGNED TO:
Samuel Chetty, asap

currently showing nationwide—29 U.S. theaters

Postapocalyptic Sci-Fi Action Drama Adaptation
Friday, September 11, 2015
ASSIGNED TO:
Karen Flores, Sep 10
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Open: September 11, 2015

Faith-based Drama Adaptation
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A Brilliant Young Mindleave your comments

Tagline: True genius comes from opening your heart

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Open: September 11, 2015

Samuel Goldwyn Films—Starring: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Jo Yang / Director: Morgan Matthews

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Preferring to hide in the safety of his own private world, Nathan (Asa Butterfield) struggles to connect with people, often pushing away those who want to be closest to him, including his mother Julie (Sally Hawkins). Without the ability to understand love or affection, Nathan finds the comfort and security he needs in numbers and mathematics.

Mentored by his unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Rafe Spall), it becomes clear that Nathan’s talents are enough to win him a place on the British team competing at the highly revered International Mathematics Olympiad. Being part of a team and one which has a real chance of winning seems like it could change Nathan’s life forever.

But when the team goes to train in Taiwan, Nathan is faced with a multitude of unexpected challenges, not least the new and unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for one of the Chinese competitors, the beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang).
Comedy Drama
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Tagline: Trust one. Fear the other.

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Open: September 11, 2015 (wide)

Thriller
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Open: September 11, 2015

Adventure Drama 3D
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera by Sep 13
Alternate:
  • Alexander Malsan
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Open: September 11, 2015 (wide)

Comedy Horror
Friday, September 18, 2015
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
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Tagline: The unholy alliance between the FBI and Whitey Bulger, one of themost notorious gangsters in U.S. history / Based on the true story

Open: September 18, 2015 (wide)

Biography Action Crime Drama Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Curtis McParland by Sep 20
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also known as “Everest: An IMAX 3D Experience”

Open: September 18, 2015 (wide)

Adventure Thriller Drama 3D IMAX
ASSIGNED TO:
Samuel Chetty by Sep 18
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Open: September 18, 2015 (wide)

Faith-based Crime Thriller Drama Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Pamela Gardner by Sep 20
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Open: September 18, 2015 (wide)

Teen Sci-Fi Action Thriller Sequel
Friday, September 25, 2015
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Mississippi GrindRleave your comments

Tagline: We can’t lose.

Open: September 25, 2015 / and currently available on DirecTV VOD

A24—Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Robin Weigert, Alfre Woodard / Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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A down-on-his-luck gambler (Ben Mendelsohn) facing crushing debt teams up with a younger, charismatic gambling addict (Ryan Reynolds) in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what has been lost.
Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
John Walker by Sep 27
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Open: September 25, 2015 (wide)

Comedy
ASSIGNED TO:
Jeremy Landes by Sept 28
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SicarioRleave your comments

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

Action Crime Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan by Sep 25
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Hotel Transylvania 2PGleave your comments

Open: September 25, 2015 (wide)

Animation Family Comedy 3D Sequel
ASSIGNED TO:
Pamela Gardner by Sep 26
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Before I WakePG-13leave your comments

Open: September 25, 2015 (wide)

Supernatural Horror Thriller
Friday, October 2, 2015
Applicants:
  • Bob MacLean
  • Curtis McParland
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The Martian

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Open: October 2, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Suspense Thriller Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera by Oct 4
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
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The WalkPG

Open: Friday, October 2, 2015 (wide), Wednesday, September 30 in IMAX theaters

Adventure Drama True Story Adaptation 3D IMAX
ASSIGNED TO:
David Simpson by Oct 4
Alternate:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Open: October 2, 2015

Biography Crime Thriller
Wednesday, October 7, 2016
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
The Accountant

Open: October 7, 2016

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson / Director: Gavin O’Connor

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‘The Accountant’ centers on a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin.
Action Thriller
Friday, October 9, 2015
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TrashR

Tagline: What they discover will change everything

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Open: October 9, 2015 (limited)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura / Director: Stephen Daldry—“The Reader” (2008), “The Hours” (2002)

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‘Trash’ follows three Brazilian street teenagers: Raphael, Gardo, and Rat (Jun-Jun) who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a wallet whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers, trying to right a terrible wrong, in a city rife with corruption. Rather than turn the wallet over to the authorities for a reward, the kids seek the confidence of a priest, Father Juilliard (Martin Sheen) and an NGO-worker, Olivia (Rooney Mara).
Adventure Crime Thriller
Applicants:
  • Jessica D. Lovett
  • Samuel Chetty
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PanPG

Tagline: Every legend has a beginning

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Open: October 9, 2015 (wide)

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
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
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Steve JobsR

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Open: October 9, 2015 (wide)

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
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
ASSIGNED TO:
Andrea McAteer by Oct 27
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DVD release: October 13, 2015

Christian Drama
Friday, October 16, 2015
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Woodlawn

Tagline: One hope. One truth. One way.

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Open: October 16, 2015 (limited)

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

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This film is based on a true story, and an example of what happens when a group of students—a high school football team—choose love instead of hate. It’s a story of forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing designed to move and inspire viewers. In 1973, a spiritual awakening prompted by an itinerant lay preacher (Sean Astin) captures the hearts of the Woodlawn High School football team. Led by their coach, Tandy Geralds (Nic Bishop), and fueled by the team’s dedication to love and unity in a school and community filled with racism and hate, the team stands together as brothers, and makes an astounding run at the playoffs, leading to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar—Tony Nathan (Castille). Oscar® winner Jon Voight plays legendary University of Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

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 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.

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
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FreeheldPG-13

Tagline: All love is equal

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

Summit Entertainment, a division of Lionsgate Films—Starring: Ellen Page, Julianne Moore, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, 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
Distributor: Sony Pictures. Trademark logo.
Truth

Open: October 16, 2015

Sony Pictures Classics—Starring: Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Bruce Greenwood / Director: James Vanderbilt

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a possibly political film centered on the Dan Rather scandal

A firestorm erupts in September of 2004 when Dan Rather (Robert Redford) reports that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War. Four documents were presented as authentic in a “60 Minutes” broadcast aired by CBS on Sept. 8, 2004, less than two months before the 2004 election, but it was later found CBS had failed to authenticate the documents. Subsequently, story producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) is accused of lapses in judgment and is fired, while Rather's career and reputation are jeopardized.

This film is a behind-the-scenes look at news anchor Dan Rather during his final days at CBS News when he broadcast a damaging report about how President Bush relied on privilege and family connections to avoid fighting in the Viet Nam War and that he had been AWOL from the U.S. National Guard for over a year.

The movie is based on Mary Mapes’ 2005 book/memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. Both Mapes and Rather continue to stand by their story. Both Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett are political liberals.

Biography Drama Adaptation
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
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GoosebumpsPG

Tagline: The stories are alive

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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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.

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.

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
ASSIGNED TO:
Curtis McParland by Oct 18
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Bridge of SpiesPG-13

Open: October 16, 2015 (wide)

Thriller Drama
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
  • Liz Watkins
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Crimson PeakR

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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
Friday, October 23, 2015
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SuffragettePG-13

Tagline: Mothers. Daughters. Rebels.

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Open: October 23, 2015

Focus Features—Starring: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, 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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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Tagline: For the first time you will see the activity.

Open: October 23, 2015 (wide)

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

‘The Ghost Dimension’ follows a family who moves into a house and discovers a video camera and a box of tapes which contain the recording of paranormal activity around them.

Supernatural Horror 3D
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Burnt
also known as “Adam Jones”

Tagline: Never underestimate a man with everything to lose.

Open: October 23, 2015 (wide)

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).

BURNT is a remarkably funny and emotional story about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances.
Comedy Drama
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Jem and the HologramsPG

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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
ASSIGNED TO:
Pamela Gardner by Oct 25
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The Last Witch Hunter

Open: October 23, 2015 (wide)

Action Adventure Supernatural Fantasy
Applicants:
  • Jeremy Landes
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Rock the Kasbah

Tagline: Opportunity rocks where you least expect it.

Open: October 23, 2015 (wide)

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

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A burned out music manager goes to Afghanistan on the USO tour with his last remaining client. When he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice, who stows away with him back to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, the ‘Afghan Star,’ Afghanistan’s equivalent of ‘American Idol.’ However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.
Comedy Drama
Friday, October 30, 2015
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Scouts Guide to the Zombie ApocalypseR
also known as “Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse,” “Scouts vs. Zombies,” “Boy Scouts vs. Zombies”

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Open: October 30, 2015

Paramount Pictures—Starring: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Halston Sage, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Jesica Ahlberg, Sara Malakul Lane / Director: Christopher Landon—“Disturbia” (2007), “Paranormal Activity 3” (2011), “Paranormal Activity 2” (2010)

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Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. 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 a zombie outbreak. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.
Horror Comedy Suspense
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
Our Brand Is Crisis

Open: October 30, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures—Starring: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Scoot McNairy / Director: David Gordon Green / Producer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov

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Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton star in the story of a group of American consultants accepting the challenge of getting an unpopular Bolivian president re-elected. Bullock plays a maverick political consultant who comes out of retirement to lead the team while Thornton portrays her enemy. This satirical comedy is based on the documentary ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ (2005) by Rachel Boynton, which focused on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America. American spin doctors competed in the same Presidential election in Bolivia, where candidate Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada hired James Carville’s Washington, D.C.-based political consulting firm Greenberg/Quinlan/Rosner to help him win. The documentary featured flabbergasting access to think sessions, media training and the making of smear campaigns, showing how the marketing strategies shaped the relationship between a leader and his people.
Political Comedy Drama Adaptation
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Autobahn

Open: October 30, 2015 (wide)

Relativity Media—Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones / 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
Friday, November 6, 2015
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BrooklynPG-13

Open: November 6, 2015 (limited)

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.—Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters / Director: John Crowley—“Closed Circuit” (2013)

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In 1950s Ireland and New York, young woman has to choose between two men and two countries.

Tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

book coverBased on the best-selling novel by Colm Toibin.
Romance Drama Adaptation
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RoomR

Tagline: Love knows no boundaries

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Open: November 6, 2015 (wide)
October 16, 2015 (limited)

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A24—Starring: William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay / Director: Lenny Abrahamson

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A modern-day story about the boundless love between mother and child; young Jack knows nothing of the world except for the single room in which he was born and raised. Based on Emma Donoghue’s best-selling 2010 novel, this story is told from the viewpoint of a 5-year-old boy‒portrayed by Tremblay‒being held captive with his mother in a small room.

‘Room’ is a thrilling and emotional tale that celebrates the resilience and power of the human spirit. To Jack, Room is the world…. It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma (Brie Larson) eat and sleep and play and learn. But while it’s home to Jack, to Ma it’s a prison. Through her fierce love for her son, Ma has managed to create a childhood for him in their ten-by-ten-foot space. But as Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation—she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely.
Drama Adaptation
ASSIGNED TO:
Curtis McParland by Nov 8
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Spectre
also known as “Bond 24”

Open: November 6, 2015 (wide)

Spy Action Adventure Thriller Sequel
ASSIGNED TO:
Raphael Vera by Nov 8
Alternate:
  • Curtis McParland
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The Peanuts MovieG

Open: November 6, 2015 (wide)

Animation Adventure Family Comedy 3D
Friday, November 13, 2015
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By the SeaR

Open: November 13, 2015 (wide)

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

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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
ASSIGNED TO:
Shawna Ellis by Nov 14
Alternate:
  • Emily Saur Piburn
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The 33PG-13

Open: November 13, 2015 (wide)

Drama
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
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
ASSIGNED TO:
Curtis McParland by Nov 15
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Love the Coopers
also known as “The Most Wonderful Time”

Open: November 13, 2015 (wide)

Christmas Comedy Drama
Friday, November 20, 2015
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CarolR

Official site

Open: November 20, 2015

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson / Director: Todd Haynes

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In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. Carol is directed by Todd Haynes and written by Phyllis Nagy with moving performances from Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy and Cory Michael Smith.
Romance Drama Adaptation
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2PG-13

Tagline: The fire will burn forever

Official site / Facebook page

Open: November 20, 2015 (wide)

Lionsgate—Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, with Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland

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The blockbuster ‘Hunger Games’ franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2’ now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival—they are for the future.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends—including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson]—Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2’ is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features an acclaimed cast including Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Academy Award®-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ The impressive lineup is joined by ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1’ co-stars Academy Award®-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross.
Sci-Fi Action Adventure Drama Adaptation Sequel
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
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The Secret In Their EyesPG-13

Open: November 20, 2015 (wide)

STX Entertainment—Starring: Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dean Norris / Director: Billy Ray—screenwriter of “The Hunger Games” (2012), “Captain Phillips” (2013)

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Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Billy Ray (‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘The Hunger Games’), and produced by Academy Award® winner Mark Johnson (‘Rain Man,’ ‘Breaking Bad’), Secret In Their Eyes is an intense, powerful, haunting thriller starring Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.

A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators—Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman)—is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered.

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.

Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain can permanently resolve the case, nail the vicious murderer, and bring long-desired closure to his team. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking, unspeakable secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.

Interweaving past and present, this deeply layered mystery explores the murky boundaries between justice and revenge, and asks the question: how far would you go to right an unfathomable wrong?

This is an English language remake of 2009’s foreign film Oscar® winner ‘El Secreto De Sus Ojos.’
Crime Mystery Thriller Drama Remake
ASSIGNED TO:
Jeremy Landes by Nov 22
Distributor: Open Road Films. Trademark logo.
SpotlightR

Open: November 20, 2015 (wide)
November 13, 2015 (expanded)
November 6, 2015 (select)

Thriller Drama
WEDNESDAY, November 25, 2015
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Creed

Open: November 25, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros.—Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad / Director: Ryan Coogler —“Fruitvale Station”

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The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) serves as a trainer and mentor for the grandson of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed, portrayed by Carl Weathers in 1976’s ‘Rocky.’
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.

Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.

With Rocky in his corner, it isn't long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title… but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?
Sports Drama Sequel
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Victor FrankensteinPG-13

Tagline: Meet your makers

Official site

Open: November 25, 2015 (wide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott / 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.

This is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein
Horror Drama Adaptation
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The Night Before

Tagline: Their past, present and future. All in one night.

Open: November 25, 2015 (wide)

Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures—Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, Michael Shannon, Mindy Kaling / Director: Jonathan Levine—“50/50,” “Warm Bodies”

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“From Jonathan Levine, the acclaimed director of 50/50, comes the new comedy The Night Before. Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.”
Christmas Comedy
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
  • Tober Corrigan
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Open: November 25, 2015 (wide)

Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures

Animation Family Adventure Comedy
Friday, November 27, 2015
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The Danish Girl

Tagline: Find the courage to be yourself.

Open: November 27, 2015 (wide)

Focus Features—Director: Tom Hooper—“The King's Speech” (2010) / Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Amber Heard, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw

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a fictionalized account of the life of Lili Elbe, one of the true life first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery

The Danish Girl is a novel by American writer David Ebershoff, published in 2000 by the Viking Press in the United States. It was inspired by the true story of Danish artists Lili Elbe and her wife Gerda, and is described as a tender portrait of a marriage, which asks: What do you do when someone you love wants to change?
Drama Adaptation
Distributor: Sony Pictures. Trademark logo.
I Saw the Light

Open: November 27, 2015

Sony Pictures Classics—Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, David Krumholtz, Josh Pais, James Dumont, Wrenn Schmidt / Director/Writer: Marc Abraham

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Biopic of the life of country music icon Hank Williams, based on the book Hank Williams: The Biography, by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William (Bill) MacEwen. Filmmakers received cooperation from the Hank Williams estate that gave the production use of his most memorable recordings. Williams ranks high among the most influential country music singer-songwriters, and he lived a life as hard as any character in a country song. After growing up dirt poor in Alabama during the Depression, Williams skyrocketed to fame with 11 No. 1 hits, including classics ‘Cold, Cold Heart,’ ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ and ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.’

Williams also suffered from spina bifida, which led him to turn to alcohol and morphine for pain relief. Haunted by demons and bad habits, Williams died in 1953 at age 29.

Tom Hiddleston plays Hank Williams. Elizabeth Olsen plays Audrey Sheppard Williams, Hank’s wife, manager, and duet partner.
Biography Music Drama
Friday, December 4, 2015
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Macbeth

Tagline: All hail

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Open: December 4, 2015 (limited)

The Weinstein Company—Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard / Director: Justin Kurzel

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From the Academy Award® winning producers of ‘The King’s Speech’ and acclaimed director Justin Kurzel, comes a visceral and visually breath-taking retelling of the classic tale about an ambitious Scottish lord who seizes the throne with the help of his wife. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard, MACBETH is an epic cinematic experience.

Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king (Duncan), and takes the throne for himself.
Drama Adaptation
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Krampus

Tagline: You don’t want to be on his list.

Open: December 4, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, David Koechner / Brand: Legendary Pictures / Director: Michael Dougherty

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This film tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. But things get even worse when they unleash the wrath of Krampus, a vicious, ancient entity from European folklore, who seeks out naughty people to punish them at Christmas time. Krampus begins to wreak havoc, giving monstrous life to holiday icons and creating even more terror for this fractured family.
Christmas DarkComedy Fantasy
Friday, December 11, 2015
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In the Heart of the SeaPG-13

Open: December 11, 2015

Action Adventure Adaptation
Friday, December 18, 2015
Distributor: Universal Pictures. Trademark logo.
SistersR

Official site

Open: December 18, 2015 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, James Brolin, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest

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two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for ‘Sisters,’ a new film from ‘Pitch Perfect’ director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need. Fey produced the comedy alongside Jay Roach (‘Meet the Parents’ series), and Poehler executive produced from a script by Paula Pell (TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘30 Rock’).

This comedy is based on the childhood diaries of the screenwriter, Paula Pell.
Comedy Drama
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
  • Alexander Malsan
  • Samuel Torcasio
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
also known as “Star Wars: Episode VII”

Open: December 18, 2015 (wide)

Sci-Fi Action Adventure Sequel 3D
WEDNESDAY, December 23, 2015
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
  • Samuel Chetty
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Alvin and the Chimpunks: The Road Chip
also known as “Alvin and the Chimpunks 4”

Open: December 23, 2015 (wide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Bella Thorne, Matthew Gray Gubler, Justin Long, Jason Lee

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Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in New York City—and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.
Animation Adventure Comedy Family Kids Sequel
CHRISTMAS, December 25, 2015
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ConcussionPG-13

Tagline: Even legends need a hero / Based on a true story

Official site

Open: December 25, 2015 (wide)

Columbia Pictures—Starring: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Eddie Marsan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Albert Brooks, Paul Reiser, Stephen Moyer / Producer: Ridley Scott / Director: Peter Landesman

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Will Smith stars in ‘Concussion,’ a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

This drama centers on the physical and psychological effects of concussions on American football players—life-long debilitating problems as a result of repeated concussions and efforts by the National Football League to deny it.
Sports Drama
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Joy

Open: December 25, 2015 (wide)

Fox 2000 Pictures—Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Virginia Madsen, Édgar Ramírez / Director: David O. Russell—“The Silver Linings Playbook” (2012)

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‘Joy’ is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

The life story of Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mom of three who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs. Her salvation came with a self-wringing mop (Miracle Mop) that became a HSN sensation and allowed Mangano to stop working three jobs to support her kids.

see: Joy Mangano’s Facebook page and Wikipedia page
Biography Drama
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The Hateful Eight

Tagline: No one comes up here without a damn good reason

Official site

Open: December 25, 2015

The Weinstein Company—Director: Quentin Tarantino / Starring: Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Zoe Bell, Walton Goggins

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Filmed in Ultra Panavision 70mm, this film will be released in 70mm—marking the widest release in the format in over 20 years.

In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?

In ‘The Hateful Eight,’ set 6 or 8 or 12 years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as ‘The Hangman,’ will bring Domergue to justice.

Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces.

Bob (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
Western
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Point Break

Tagline: The only law that matters is gravity

Official site

Open: December 25, 2015 (wide)

Warner Bros.—Starring: Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, Edgar Ramirez / Director: Ericson Core—“Daredevil” (2003)

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A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. ‘Point Break’ is inspired by the classic 1991 hit.
Action Crime Thriller Remake
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
Daddy's Home

Official site

Open: December 25, 2015 (wide)

Paramount Pictures—Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Alessandra Ambrosio / Director: Sean Anders, John Morris

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Will Ferrell is a stepfather who thinks he’s finally making progress with his wife’s kids, only to have their biological dad (Mark Wahlberg) enter the picture again.

Will Ferrell, mild-mannered, uptight radio executive, struggles to become a good stepfather to his wife’s two children, but complications arise when their real father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids in an increasingly outlandish battle. How far will these two go to step up their dad game?
Comedy
Applicants:
  • Jeremy Landes
Distributor: Open Road Films. Trademark logo.
Snowden
also known as “The Snowden Files”

Official site

Open: December 25, 2015 (wide)

Open Road Films—Director/Writer: Oliver Stone / Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scott Eastwood, Nicolas Cage, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson

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29-year-old Edward Snowden discloses to several media outlets thousands of classified documents that he acquired while working as an NSA contractor for Dell and Booz Allen Hamilton. The leaked documents uncover the existence of numerous global surveillance programs, many of them run by the NSA and the Five Eyes with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments.

based on the book The Snowden Files, The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man written by journalist Luke Harding It began with a tantalizing, anonymous e-mail: ‘I am a senior member of the intelligence community.’ What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy.
Biography Political Thriller Drama Adaptation
Friday, January 8, 2016
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Trademark logo.
The Revenant

Official site / Facebook page

Open: January 8, 2016 (wide)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Lukas Haas, Paul Anderson / Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu—“Birdman” (2014), “Babel” (2006), “Biutiful” (2010)

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Revenant: a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy).

Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (‘Birdman,’ ‘Babel’). The film is based on the Michael Punke novel The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge published in 2003. The novel, set in 1823, centers on a frontier fur trapper who’s mauled by a grizzly bear, robbed by the two men enlisted to stay with him, leaving him for dead after the bear mauling.

This ambitious outdoor epic is reportedly shot in a highly unusual way—using only natural light—and mostly in extremely remote—gorgeous and powerful—Canadian wilderness locations.
Western Adventure Thriller Adaptation
Friday, January 15, 2016
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Ride Along 2PG-13

Tagline: The brothers-in-law are back

Official site

Open: January 15, 2016 (wide)

Universal Pictures—Starring: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube / Director: Tim Story

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A second-grade teacher must deal with his wife’s tough cop brother in this sequel to the 2014 film. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the returning lineup of ‘Ride Along 2,’ the sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy that gave us the year’s most popular comedy duo. Joining Hart and Cube for the next chapter of the series are director Tim Story, as well as Cube’s fellow producers—Will Packer, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner—who produced alongside Cube.
Action Crime Comedy Sequel
Applicants:
  • Emily Saur Piburn
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Norm of the North

Tagline: The city that never sleeps is about to get a wake-up call.

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Open: January 15, 2016 (wide)

Lionsgate—Starring: Rob Schneider (Norm), Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney, Bill Nighy / Director: Trevor Wall

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A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do… he heads to New York City to stop it. With three Arctic lemming buddies at his side, Norm takes on The Big Apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.
Animation Adventure Comedy Family Kids 3D
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corporation. Trademark logo.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Official site

Open: January 15, 2016

Paramount Pictures—Director: Michael Bay / Starring: John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens

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This film is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi about the September 11, 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya. The movie features John Krasinski, Dominic Fumusa, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber in the cast and revolves around the team of security operators who failed to save the life of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, even as they did save other American lives. The security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. The attack occurred on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11.

According to the official synopsis of Zuckoff’s book, ‘13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.”
War Action Thriller Drama Adaptation
Friday, January 22, 2016
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London Has Fallen

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

Open: January 22, 2016

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

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“London Has Fallen” begins after the British Prime Minister passes away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral then becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one.
Action Adventure Sequel
Applicants:
  • Curtis McParland
TriStar Pictures
Risen

Open: January 22, 2016

TriStar Pictures, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment—Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Cliff Curtis (Harry Potter series), Peter Firth / Director: Kevin Reynolds—“Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “Hatfields and McCoys”

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“Risen” is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of an agnostic. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked by Pontius Pilate with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus Christ’s body in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem. The drama covers the first 40 days after the death of Jesus Christ. The Centurion’s doubts of a supernatural occurrence peel away as he encounters the Apostles and other historic Biblical characters and reviews the events following the Resurrection.
Faith-based Action Adventure Drama
Applicants:
  • Pamela Gardner
Distributor: Summit Entertainment. Trademark logo.
CriminalPG-13

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 / Director: Ariel Vroman

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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 that he will complete the operative’s mission.

Gary Oldman plays the villain.
Sci-Fi Action Adventure
Friday, January 29, 2016
Applicants:
  • Alexander Malsan
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Kung Fu Panda 3

Tagline: The weight is over.

Official site

Open: January 29, 2016 (wide—3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation—Produced by: DreamWorks Animation / Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Danny McBride, Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen, Rebel Wilson / Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

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Po continues his now legendary legendary adventures of of awesomeness and must face two, hugely epic, but very different threads. Po has saved the world countless times, but none of that gas prepared him for his greatest challenge yet - pleasing 2 fathers. Po reunites with his biological father (Bryan Cranston) and returns to his birthplace, yet soon realizes he doesn't fit in. There he meets the overly eager Mei Mei (Rebel Wilson), who has been promised an arranged marriage to Po. Po must also battle an evil spirit called The Collector (Mads Mikkelsen), who is able to steal the powers of every Kung Fu Master he defeats - and his sights are set on Po.
Animation Action Adventure Comedy Family Sequel IMAX 3D
Applicants:
  • John Walker
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The Finest Hours

Tagline: 32 survivors, room for 12. Based on the incredible true story.

Open: January 29, 2016 (wide)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures—Starring: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger / Director: Craig Gillespie

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In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. ‘The Finest Hours’ is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.
True-Story Thriller Drama 3D
Friday, February 5, 2016
Distributor: Lionsgate Films. Trademark logo.
The ChoicePG-13

Open: February 5, 2016

Lionsgate—Starring: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario / Director: Ross Katz

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An adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel The Choice (2007), this film follows the journey of Travis Parker and Gabby Holland, two young neighbors in a small coastal town who ultimately become lovers despite having to face many barriers. Their relationship is tested by life's most defining events.
Romance Drama Adaptation
Friday, February 12, 2016
Applicants:
  • Samuel Chetty
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Vanished: Left Behind – Next Generation

Tagline: Why am I still here?

Official site and Facebook page

Open: February 12, 2016

EchoLight Studios—Starring: Amber Montana, Mason Dye, Dylan Sprayberry

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If everyone suddenly vanished and you were left wondering “why am I still here?” what would you do? Where would you go? What would you believe?

Starring Nickelodeon’s Amber Montana (‘Haunted Hathaways’), the film will release in traditional theaters.
Action Adventure Christian Drama
Friday, February 26, 2016
Distributor: Relativity Media. Trademark logo.
Kidnap

Open: February 26, 2016

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.
Crime Thriller Drama
Friday, March 4, 2016
Distributor: Open Road Films. Trademark logo.
Triple 9
also known as “Triple Nine,” “999”

Open: March 4, 2016

Open Road Films, owned by AMC Entertainment, Regal Entertainment—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 ‘Code 999,’ police parlance for ‘officer down,’ to divert authorities from their own crime scene across town.
Crime Thriller Drama
Friday, March 18, 2016
Applicants:
  • Jeremy Landes
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
Midnight SpecialPG-13

Open: March 18, 2016 (limited)

Sci-Fi Action Supernatural Thriller
March __, 2016
ASSIGNED TO:
David Simpson
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend
also known as “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2—The Green Destiny,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend”

Open: March __, 2016 (select IMAX and Netflix)

Action Adventure Fantasy Martial-arts Drama Sequel IMAX
2015
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Tagline: Get stupid rich

Official site

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Action Crime Comedy Drama
ASSIGNED TO:
Emily Saur
Alternate:
  • Samuel Chetty
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Animation Family Sports Adventure
ASSIGNED TO:
Alexander Malsan
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Tagline: Fear always finds its victim

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Suspense Thriller
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Hands of Stone

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The Weinstein Company—Starring: Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia, Édgar Ramírez, Ellen Barkin, Usher Raymond, Gael García Bernal, John Turturro / Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz

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This film is about the life of Roberto ‘Hands of Stone’ Duran, five-time world boxing champ. The legendary Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other’s lives. The movie will tell the inside story of the ‘No Mas’ fight. In the closing seconds of the fight's last round, Duran turned his back to Leonard and quit, saying ‘no mas’ (‘no more’). Duran beat Leonard in an earlier welterweight championship bout. They would meet again in a 1989 middleweight championship fight in Las Vegas. Leonard won that fight in 12 rounds.
Action Sports Biography Drama
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Hillsong: Let Hope RisePGleave your comments
also known as “Hillsong—Let Hope Rise”

Official site

Open: _____________

Relativity Media

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HILLSONG - LET HOPE RISE is the first theatrical worship experience to ever be released in theaters nationwide. The music of Hillsong Church 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 follows the band as they labor to record their next album and explores the history of Hillsong, a 30-year journey from a tiny church in the Sydney suburbs to a vibrant international ministry. The movie culminates in a transformational concert experience spotlighting the humble hearts behind this worldwide sensation.
Christian Documentary
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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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